• Classic New York baked mini cheesecakes

    Ingredients Base 250g digestive biscuits 80g butter (melted) Cheesecake 400g Philadelphia cream cheese (full fat) 120g Castor Sugar 1 large egg 1 egg yolk 1 tsp Madagascan vanilla flavour 340g sour cream 3 tbsp cornflour Makes approx 12 mini cheesecakes Mini foil dimensions: 6cm wide at base and 4cm high Method 1. Pre-heat the oven to 1300c. 2. Crush the biscuits in a food processor (or put in a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin). Mix with the melted butter. Press 25g of biscuit into mini foils and press into base with the back of a spoon. 3. Beat the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Pre mix

  • Chocolate cranberry truffles recipe

    Makes: 30 truffles Ingredients • 225g dark chocolate • 75g Craisins® Dried Cranberries • 2 tablespoons double cream • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder • 1 1/2 tablespoons icing sugar Method  1. Place chocolate and double cream in saucepan. Cook over a low heat until the sauce is smooth, whisking frequently. 2. Remove from the heat and pour into a glass bowl. Sprinkle Craisins® Dried Cranberries and mix in well. Cover with cling film and leave overnight to cool and thicken. 3. Combine cocoa and icing sugar on a small plate. Scoop out a rounded teaspoonful of the chocolate mixture. Roll in cocoa,

  • Lemon macaroons

    These pretty, pastel macaroons with their crunchy outsides and delectably soft insides are the sweetest of confections. They improve by being left in the fridge for a day where their texture softens and improves, that is, if you can resist devouring them. Makes: 60 shells, 30 filled pairs Prep time: 30 minutes Setting time: 30-60 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes Ingredients for the macaroons 110g (4oz) Tate & Lyle's icing sugar 50g (2oz) ground almonds 60g (2½oz) egg whites, about 1½ large eggs, at room temperature Pinch salt 20g (¾oz) Tate & Lyle's golden caster sugar Finely grated zest

  • Mini Scones

    Makes 25 Ingredients 100g self-raising flour 25g caster sugar Pinch of salt 25g unsalted butter, cubed 3 tbsp milk, plus extra to brush Raspberry jam Clotted cream Icing sugar, to dust Method 1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F. Grease and flour a baking sheet. 2. Sift the flour, sugar and salt into a bowl then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the milk to form a soft dough. 3. Turn out onto a floured board and knead gently before patting out into a round about 1.5cm thick. Cut into rounds using a 2.5cm pastry cutter and place on the prepared baking sheet. 4. Brush with milk and bake

  • Nielsen-Massey Rose Water Cupcake Recipe

    Preparation time: 25 minutes Baking time: 25 minutes Ingredients for the cupcakes 200g Unsalted butter, softened 200g Golden caster sugar 1tsp Nielsen-Massey Rose Water 4 Medium eggs, lightly beaten 200g Self-raising flour Rose water syrup recipe Place 50g golden caster sugar in a pan with 4tbsp of water. Simmer for a few minutes until dissolved, then take off the heat and set aside to cool. Once cool stir in 1tsp Nielsen-Massey Rose Water. Ingredients for rose water buttercream frosting 200g Cream cheese 100g Unsalted butter, softened 600g Golden icing sugar 1tsp Nielsen-Massey Rose Water Pink food colouring paste (optional) Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180C, fan 160C, gas mark 4.

  • HELLO! Online's quotes of the week: Justin Bieber, Mila Kunis and more

    They came, they saw-- and then they spoke about it. Whether they're chatting in interviews, talking on chatshows or tweeting their quips, the top celebs have their ways of letting the world know what they're up to. Click on the image below to reveal the best of this week's celebrity revelations, including why Perez Hilton thinks Doctor Zeuss is better in a foreign language, why Mila Kunis said she took part in the 'best interview ever', and how Jessica Simpson spilt the beans about her new baby

  • Kelly Osbourne thanks fans for support as doctors investigate her seizure

    Kelly Osbourne has thanked concerned fans who reached out after she suffered a seizure. The star also revealed her doctors are working overtime to find out the cause of her health scare.   Writing via her Twitter account she said: "Thank U all 4 UR beautiful well wishes yes I did have a seizure they are just trying to figure out why?".     The star was rushed to hospital on Thursday after having a seizure on the set of her show, Fashion Police. Sharon and Ozzy's daughter reportedly told host host Melissa Rivers, who was standing in for Giuliana Rancic, "I don't feel good"

  • David and Victoria Beckham get presidential approval from Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni

    David Beckham and his wife Victoria have been welcomed to France by none other than former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Nicolas and his glamorous wife Carla Bruni bumped into the English couple before David's debut for Paris Saint-Germain against Marseille. The former leader and first lady were in the country's capital for David's highly anticipated match and were delighted to meet the man himself.  "You know, I'm 58 years old and I never dreamed I would see Beckham playing alongside Ibrahimovic in the French league." Nicolas excitedly told David, 37, in relation to Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović who signed for the Parisian club in July 2012.   And

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian suffers miscarriage scare

    Kim Kardashian had to be rushed to her doctor in tears on Tuesday night fearing that she had suffered a miscarriage. The reality star, 32, had just landed back in Los Angeles after attending Paris Fashion Week with boyfriend Kanye West. "Kim started to feel really ill on the plane from Paris and called friends as soon as she landed," a source told The New York Post. "She was rushed to her doctor Tuesday night in tears. She thought she was having a miscarriage." Thankfully, the doctor said both mother and baby were fine and Kim was discharged at around

  • 'I'm getting better': Justin Bieber sets the record straight after concert collapse

    Justin Bieber cleared up doubts about his health after it emerged he collapsed backstage at his latest concert.  "Getting better," he told his legions of Twitter fans. "Thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. Best fans in the world. "Figuring out what happened. Thanks for the love."   Justin fainted backstage on day 3 of his Believe Tour at London's O2 arena. He left fans for 15 minutes but managed to finish his set after being given oxygen. While the star was out of action, his manager Scooter Braun came out to update the audience on his condition, saying: "Justin

  • Blackcurrant macaroons

    Makes 16 • Preparation time 35 minutes • Cooking time 10 minutes Ingredients 110g icing sugar 60g ground almonds 60g egg whites (usually 2 large eggs) 40g caster sugar Few drops of food colouring (lilac) 100g Rachel's Fat Free Blackcurrant Yogurt 100g mascarpone Blackcurrant jam Method 1. Pre-heat the oven 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. Prepare 2 baking sheets and line with baking parchment 2. Sift the icing sugar and ground almonds together then place them into a food processor and whiz on full powder until a fine powder has formed 3. Whisk the egg whites, sugar and food colouring until you have a firm and shiny meringue 4. Using a large metal spoon gently

  • Alec and Hilaria Baldwin reveal they're expecting a baby girl

    Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria have announced they now know their bundle of joy is a baby girl. "Alec and I are overjoyed that we are going to be welcoming a little girl into our lives." yoga instructor Hilaria excitedly revealed on TV show EXTRA. The parents-to-be confirmed their happy baby news in February and dad-to-be Alec, 54, had been gearing up for the arrival of a little boy. Speaking on the Rachel Ray Show, Hilaria, 28, said: "Alec had the idea for Massimo the other day. It's a lovely name but I don’t know."     Now it's back to the drawing board for the couple,

  • Power couple William and Kate return for series of joint engagements

    The Cambridge synergy has returned, and Kate Middleton will have Prince William back by her side for the next round of engagements in her diary. On Friday it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the offices of Child Bereavement UK on 19 March. The Prince has been patron of the charity, which helps families rebuild their lives after losing a child, since 2009. Chief executive Ann Chalmers said: "We are honoured that The Duke and Duchess are making a visit to our charity offices in Buckinghamshire where they will see first-hand some of the groups we

  • From mother to daughter: Celebrity Mother's Day quotes

    Whether they are award-winning actresses, world-class singers or striking supermodels, even the most well-known celebrities need a bit of reassurance sometimes. And when they want some TLC, often the first person they will turn to is their mums. Mothers are there to offer advice about everything from relationships to careers - and they can always be relied upon to make us feel a little bit better about ourselves after a bad day. In honour of Mother's Day this Sunday, HELLO! Online has found quotes from some of the biggest stars recalling their favourite memory, either as a mother themselves

  • Tearful Jayne Torvill reveals her struggle to start a family in revealing interview

    Struggling to hold back the tears, Jayne Torvill publicly revealed her IVF ordeal for the first time this week. The ice-skating queen broke down as she spoke about the difficulties she faced in starting a family as she appeared on Piers Morgan's Life Stories with Christopher Dean. Jayne has been happily married to American sound engineer Phil Christensen for 23 years, and the couple are proud parents to their adopted children, Kieran, 10, and Jessica, six. But she revealed that on her journey to motherhood, she first suffered an ectopic pregnancy before enduring 12 months of IVF treatment. "As a couple

  • Paris Fashion Week 2013: Jean-Paul Gaultier dedicates personalised sketch to Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie is firmly in the fashion spotlight at the moment. During a trip to Paris Fashion Week, where she sat front row at Valentino and rubbed shoulders with fellow stylish celebrities, the diminutive star received a personal sketch designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier. Nicole showed off the drawing while posing with the designer in an image she uploaded to her Instagram account, writing: "Sketched".   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY After her stint in Paris, she jetted back to New York to promote her new show Fashion Star. Speaking to reporters, Nicole opened up on style. "Fashion is from head

  • Dannii Minogue leads celebrations of International Women's Day

    The celebrity Twitterverse has been thriving with tweets to celebrate International Women’s Day. The likes of Dannii Minogue, Queen Rania of Jordan and Richard E Grant were among the celebrities to commemorate the special occasion on Twitter. Taking a break from her hectic Britain And Ireland’s Next Top Model judging schedule, Dannii Minogue tweeted her support for the event. "Happy International Womens Day to all my lovely ladies. Tweet 'what it means to be a woman' at 3.30pm today for #WIEshare"     Queen Rania of Jordan also offered her praise for the day. “Happy International Women’s Day! Let us celebrate how far we have come

  • Melanie C chats exclusively to HELLO! Online about playdates with the Spice mums and being back on stage

    Hot on the heels of being crowned Celebrity Mum of the Year on Sunday, Spice Girl Melanie C gave an exclusive interview to HELLO! Online. Between rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar, the 39-year-old singer spoke about why she thinks Emma Bunton is more deserving of the mum of the year title, birthday parties with the Spice children and being back on stage. The mum-of-one stars as Mary Magdalene in the all-star Andrew Lloyd Webber musical alongside Chris Moyles and Tim Minchin. They are heading to Australia in May for a month-long tour before returning to the UK for an arena tour

  • Thailand: escape for winter sun and shopping in the 'Land of Smiles'

    Rita Ora played with the elephants, Sarah Harding found peace in the temples and Lady Gaga hit the nightspots. As these stars discovered, whatever you're looking for in a winter escape, Thailand has something for everyone... With its heady mix of ultra-modern luxury, ancient culture, breathtaking beaches and unrivalled shopping opportunities, it's easy to see why Thailand is still one of the stars' top holiday hot spots. But while some A-list hang-outs require an A-list bank balance, living the high life in Thailand is surprisingly low cost, with hotel groups like Amari offering excellent service, comfort and elegance for as

  • HELLO! Online talks about all things beauty with blogger Vivianna Does Makeup

    If you're passionate about skincare and browse beauty boutiques more than any other type of shop then you're likely to get along with the self-confessed make-up maven that is Anna Gardner, editor of Vivianna Does Makeup. With an enthusiasm for finding the best of the best in beauty, Anna delivers a daily dose of refreshingly honest reviews, musings and make-up tutorials that have gained the young writer, 23, an impressive following with more than 780,000 views of a month. Here at HELLO! Online, we talk to the blossoming blogger about all things beauty and take a sneak peek inside her make-up bag…   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR ANNA'S MAKE-UP

  • Denise Van Outen channels Madonna for Red Nose Day

    Strictly Come Dancing contestant Denise Van Outen has dressed up as Madonna from Desperately Seeking Susan to raise money for Red Nose Day. She wore a tight, black dress, glitzy cardigan, layers of necklaces and bright, red lipstick to complete Madonna's iconic look from decades back. "I absolutely love all things eighties and jumped at the chance to recreate my favourite Madonna photo of all time," said Denise.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY "Going all out for the eighties is a brilliant way to raise money, so all those eighties fans who can't wait to get out the lace

  • Oscar hair guide from Kate's hairdresser Richard Ward

    It wasn't just the glamorous designer gowns of Hollywood's leading ladies that had us ooh-ing and aah-ing at the Oscars – the hairstyles far from failed to disappoint. Jennifer Lawrence showed off a romantic, twisted swept-back bun that oozed elegance and grace without taking too much away from her stunning Dior Haute Couture creation.   Redhead Jessica Chastain, meanwhile, opted to channel old Hollywood glamour with cascading, side swept curls that perfectly clashed with her blush Armani Prive gown. Naomi Watts chose a more dishevelled look, rocking a loose, messy updo that complemented her shimmering Armani Prive dress.   These are

  • LeAnn Rimes talks about marriage, children and tabloid rumours with HELLO! Online

    While LeAnn Rimes has been a smash hit professional singer since the age of eleven, more recently she has been in the headlines for her turbulent personal life. While married to actor Dan Sheremet she had an affair with CSI actor Eddie Cibrian who was then married to Brandi Glanville. Both couples divorced and LeAnn became Mrs Cibrian in 2009. There has been an ongoing row between LeAnn and Brandi ever since. LeAnn recorded her first album when she was eight years old. She shot to fame when she signed her first record deal aged 12. She has gone