Soda Pancakes with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries {vegan}

If food was a love language, pancakes would be mine. They are my ‘go-to’ meal on the weekend when I’m too tired/lazy to cook. They are also my son’s first request whenever I ask what he wants for dinner. We tend to provide a savoury option to begin with, and then we enjoy dessert! Both…

Chocolate and Raspberry Self-saucing Pudding {vegan, with gf option}

It’s definitely winter. The weather is completely and utterly freezing (for these parts), there are rumours of snow, and all I can think about is greasy hamburgers and chocolate self-saucing pudding. I should probably take up running, to get moving, you know – to keep warm. But who wants to go outside? I’d rather curl up…

Flourless Pear and Chocolate Cake {gf/df}

Sunday afternoons are for baking, am I right? At least it’s been that way for me since primary school. In boarding school, all children under the age of 11 had to take a nap on Sunday afternoon. There were only a handful of us older than that, and we stayed up. Oh, what mischief we…

Roasted Strawberry Almond Crumble {gf/df}

With all the fresh fruit in season throughout summer, it would be fair to say I’ve been a little overwhelmed… what to cook, what to share, what to feature on the blog? Cherries, peaches, or plums? Apricots, mango, or strawberries? Yes, how about strawberries? Strawberries are awesome, not least because you can get them year round.…

Sweet Spiced Apricot and Yoghurt Icy Poles

Hard to believe, but it will be redhotcentre‘s 10th birthday in July this year! At first this space was designed to be a travel log, then an online journal, and now finally a recipe blog. In the first few years of posting recipes, I would sometimes only make things once before taking photos and uploading them. But then,…

Black Forest Brownies {with gf option}

Here it is, at last – the perfect Chocolate and Morello Cherry Brownie recipe! It has taken me months to get this recipe just right! Ever since Dad’s 70th I’ve been on a quest for the perfect black forest brownies … all because my father’s favourite cake is Black Forest Cake. Chocolate-y, creamy and boozy,…

Pear and Rhubarb Almond Crumble {gf}

The sky is low, the clouds are mean, A travelling flake of snow Across a barn or through a rut Debates if it will go. A narrow wind complains all day How someone treated him; Nature, like us, is sometimes caught Without her diadem. The Sky is Low, The Clouds are Mean by Emily Dickinson…