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…

Lime and ginger cheesecake

Lime and ginger cheesecake

This is one of our family favourites, one of those puddings that often gets wheeled out when we have guests over, but for some reason I’ve never posted the full recipe. This is a no-bake cheesecake…

Raspberry Ripple Melting Moments

Raspberry Ripple Melting Moments

Raspberry ripple is beyond doubt a real taste of summer and these melting moment cookies will fit perfectly into any Jubilee or summer celebration you might be planning. These melting moments biscu…

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Hoppy Easter! There’s not much cuter than a fun animal themed cupcakes, especially if it’s Easter bunny themed! What could be more fun than some joyously decorated easter cupcakes, and these Easter…

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…

Sensational Scones

Sensational Scones

You’ve got to love scones; light, fluffy, just sweet enough and the perfect carrier for a delicious topping. No proper afternoon tea is right without a batch of warm scones, and this recipe always …

Tropical Granola Bars

Tropical Granola Bars

 There’s something so handy about a cereal or granola bar, the can fit into so many situations – breakfast on the run, a quick pre-lunch snack, a picnic staple, or a post-workout refuel. As people …

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 …

Spiced apple galette

Spiced apple galette

This is the perfect last minute pudding for when you have nothing planned or unexpected guests. it’s maybe the easiest and prettiest tart you could make, and I guarantee everyone will be impr…

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&#…

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

These are my riff on those nutty, icing sugar or caster sugar coated almond sandies or Mexican wedding cookies, but made nut free. The white snowy coating of icing sugar makes these perfect for the…

Nut-free Pecan Pie

Nut-free Pecan Pie

Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? For us it’s familiar from cinema but not in real life. But I find celebrations are always a great source of inspiration, and I felt that it would be a good way to gra…

Scrummy Shortbread

Scrummy Shortbread

I felt rather proud seeing Claire Clark (my Patisserie tutor from Le Cordon Bleu) as a judge on Masterchef last night. She was an incredibly nice and inspiring teacher and many of her recipes have …

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…

Blueberry/Apple Pillows

Blueberry/Apple Pillows

Fruit really isn’t particularly popular in this household and I definitely struggle with finding fruity puddings that appeal to everyone. So, having got inspiration from my brand new cookery …

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…

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