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You lack ideas to please your mother? Do not worry, we'll give you 10! Our top 10 ideas to make your mum feel extra special on Mother’s Day 1-prepare her are breakfast (in bed) on Mother's Day with orange juice, eggs, bacon (or veggie alternative) and add a nice flower for the decorative touch.   2-  A mixed tape (or compilation of music)  beautiful music for you to sing and dance to together :)  We love Shopify for this.  3- Treat her to go to the cinema together she can choose the movie, maybe a classic golden oldie in a beautiful old cinema.  Picture House Cinemas are great as they all have beautiful buildings and tend to show films that...

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Vegan Banana & Chocolate Bread Recipe

    Vegan Banana & Chocolate Bread                                               INGREDIENTS:                                   overripe mashed banana (480g)                                    2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract                                             1 tbsp vinegar                                30ml sunflower oil and 30ml oat...

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Salted Caramel Recipe

Ingredients 80g sugar 90g butter 80ml whipping cream 10g of sea salt Essential equipment   Thermometer  Heavy based saucepan Spatular/Wooden spoon    Method 1. Put the sugar into a heavy based saucepan set the heat to med/high 2. Sprinkle in your 80g sugar watch the sugar carefully whilst it melts and becomes a deep amber colour.  There should be no grainy bits remaining.  No spoon or it will crystalise. 3. Take the pan off the heat and add a 1/3 of you butter (30g).  The caramel will start to spit and splutter.  Add the salt. 4. Add the whipping cream to the saucepan and put back on the heat and stir with a wooden sppon/silicone spatula.  If you have a...

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Calling all #DadsWhoBake

We’re going to speak candidly here – the Mon Dessert team won’t be angry (more just disappointed) if you choose to go down the ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug route for the umpteenth time this year for Father’s Day, on Sunday 18 June! Poor jokes (and dancing) aside, we’re sure your Dad is pretty awesome – so get him a gift he deserves… Dad’s across the world have traditionally loved to ‘boss’ the BBQ, and we’re seeing a big increase in Dad Dominated Kitchens. Nowadays, Match of the Day gets chucked on record as shows like Gordon Ramsey’s ‘Hells Kitchen’ and 'The Great British Bake Off' take precedent. The David Beckham shrine hasn’t come down from the mantelpiece just yet, but it’s time to bridge...

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The Making of a French Wedding Dessert Table

I have been deliberating on what structure to write this blog piece in.  Should it be a timetable of events? Recipes and top tips on wedding planning written out in a methodical way? But I have decided to write it as a bit of a travel/experience journal…  which will hopefully transport your senses to an idyllic and picturesque French wedding. So this adventure started off back in March 2015.  I was literally just starting out and I thought it would be a great idea to get myself out there. So I opted to do a wedding fair.  The wedding fair I chose was a little off the beaten track: A Most Curious Wedding Fair - its patrons tend to be...

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