Lucy's Friendly Foods

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Chocolate chip shortbread

Chocolate chip shortbread

There’s something so wonderfully tempting about shortbread – a not too sweet biscuit with a ‘buttery’ crumbly texture topped with a shower of sugar. They’re not only elegant but also ex…

Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies (with or without a chocolate cream filling)

Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies (with or without a chocolate cream filling)

Yay, it’s Spring at last. Suddenly there’s light, warmth and colour popping up all over the place. If feels like a new start and I have this urge to add colour and flavour to my bakes. I’ve got som…

Chocolate tiffin mousse cake – my Platinum Pudding worthy of The Queen

Chocolate tiffin mousse cake – my Platinum Pudding worthy of The Queen

Have you tried my magic four ingredient chocolate mousse cake. if you haven’t you really should because it’s a fantastic showstopper made with just a few ingredients. Everyone i’ve ever served it t…

The Very Best Chocolate Cupcakes

The Very Best Chocolate Cupcakes

These are not just any cupcakes, these are the very best chocolate cupcakes. A deep chocolate flavoured light and fluffy sponge, topped with a rich and intense chocolate buttercream, even Marks &am…

Caramelised Roasted Banana and Chocolate Loaf

Caramelised Roasted Banana and Chocolate Loaf

A good banana loaf recipe is a winning addition to any baking repertoire, and this is an update of a 2013 recipe, it’s one you definitely need in your life. I have others, but this loaf is a …

After Eight Chocolate Bars

After Eight Chocolate Bars

I know that After Eights (thin soft mint fondant filled chocolate crisps in little individual envelopes) are available all year round, but for me they seem very Christmassy. I think it’s prob…

Chocolate Tiffin Wreath Cake

Chocolate Tiffin Wreath Cake

Our family is divided over the issue of Christmas cake; I make one every year and some of the family devour it like there’s no tomorrow, and others would simply rather have anything else. I&#…

Hot chocolate and cocoa twirls

Hot chocolate and cocoa twirls

Children seem to love hot chocolate and it obviously needs no recipe – anyone can make their own delicious version with no instruction. But you do have to be wary of the ingredients if you ar…

Toasted coconut and chocolate cookies

Toasted coconut and chocolate cookies

It’s been an ill week in this household – so it’s definitely time for some seriously good treat food. For me there is something utterly divine about the combination of chocolate a…

Play-date chocolate cake

Play-date chocolate cake

My little reception-aged daughter is very, very excited today. She has the little girl who she’d most like to be friends with coming round for a play after school. This is big stuff. So, to g…

Double Trouble Extremely Chocolatey Cookies

Double Trouble Extremely Chocolatey Cookies

If you need a chocolate fix, then this is the cookie for you. They’re delicate, rich, very chocolatey, a little chewy and if you eat them soon after they’ve come out of the oven the cho…

Chocolate Marble Cake

Chocolate Marble Cake

I seem to be on a bit of a chocolate theme at the moment….. maybe it’s the approach of Easter? Anyway, I needed a quick cake to take over to the girls’ Grandmother (who had their …

Hearty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hearty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a chocolate chip cookie recipe that robust, soft, cakey and a little more substantial than your delicate cookie. They travel brilliantly so are much more suited to a picnic/journey tha…

A Day of Disasters!

A Day of Disasters!

It’s been one of those days… but hopefully after three disasters in a few short hours things are going to start looking up. First I attempted a new version of chocolate chip cookies &#8…

So it’s Easter Weekend…

So it’s Easter Weekend…

Easter is a bit different for us, in a household where the children are dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free. All my children’s friends are overdosing on milk chocolate eggs, and decorating the …

Chocolate Easter Biscuits

Chocolate Easter Biscuits

So, with the lack of actual Easter Eggs in this house I decided to make some chocolate biscuits in the shape of eggs. I didn’t have a relevant cookie cutter so made do with cutting round a ca…

Almond Sandies

Almond Sandies

So it’s Easter Monday and we spent the day with my mum and step-dad. My mum doesn’t eat chocolate so I made a batch of these nutty delights to give as an easter egg replacement. The ori…

Chocolate and Banana Puffs

Chocolate and Banana Puffs

I think that most people will agree that banana and chocolate is a fantastic combination – and this recipe can be thrown together at a moments notice from just five basic ingredients and then…

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

So, it’s the Year 3 cake sale day at school today and even if I wasn’t very keen on baking, it would be important to provide some cupcakes that my girls can safely buy and eat. Big S&#8…

Chocolate Coated Coconut Oaty bars

Chocolate Coated Coconut Oaty bars

You may have noticed that I’m quite a fan of chocolate and coconut! The biscuit tin was looking empty and Little S had a friend coming to play on Friday, so this is a concocted recipe that ke…

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