Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Chocolate Panettone

Panettone is an Italian Christmas cake. This version makes smaller panettone that are lovely to give as presents

Mini snowball truffles

A white chocolate version of my popular Ginger Chocolate Truffles, great for children to make as gifts.

Ginger chocolate truffles

The easiest truffles in the world to make and ideal for young children to make for gifts. They are more like old fashioned 'rum truffles' as they are made with cake crumbs rather than fresh cream, they taste lovely.

Christmas Yule Log

This is made using the whisking method, it’s lower in fat than normal sponges as there is no added butter, until you come to the buttercream topping so don’t kid yourself that it’s in any way healthier or low in fat, it isn’t, at all, no way.


These classic German gingerbread biscuits are super easy to make and delicious, great for sharing or giving as gifts at Christmas.

Tiny Stuffed Jacket Potatoes

Super easy canapes for Christmas and New Year, all you need is a bag of small Charlotte potatoes and some toppings, some of which you may find in your fridge or larder.

Cheat Cherry Brownies

This is a very quick, cheat version of black forest gateau using shop bought brownies so all you have to do is arrange them on the plate, drain the cherries and whip the cream, you can even buy ready whipped cream

Parmesan Lollipops

Fabulous canapes to serve with drinks, lollipops for grown ups. They are quick to make, ideal to get children involved to grate the cheese as it's cheaper than buying ready grated parmesan, if you have food processor use that, super quick.

Lavender Shortbread

Fragrant shortbread made with lavender sugar, serve with delicate Darjeeling tea for an elegant afternoon tea or give them as presents.

Lavender Sugar

This fragrant sugar makes a fabulous present, attach a label with the lavender shortbread recipe handwritten to finish it off beautifully. Also lovely sprinkled over summer berries. This will keep for 6 months.