Is your life-long ambition to bake a bread wreath? Are you a big fan of ham and cheese sandwiches? And do you love pistachios? If you answered ‘yes’ this recipe’s for youuuu! And me as I´ll be making this bread regularly! Many wreaths I found […]
These are deceptive little treats. You wouldn’t realise from their appearance how melt-in-your-mouth totally delicious they are. You pop one in your mouth and say ‘wow!’ then reach for another, then just one more, then … well you get the idea. These traditional Lunar New […]
Slightly savoury raspberry and black pepper cheesecake macarons recipe! Decorated with lunar new year roosters!
This was an experiment but the filling’s so yummy and easy to make I wanted to share these macarons with you immediately! And say happy lunar new year to you! If you celebrate I hope you’re having a lovely time with mountains of delicious food […]
Try an amazing soufflé sponge for cupcakes light as a cloud that float into your mouth along with a healthier delicious frosting of cream cheese, ricotta and maple syrup flavoured with crushed raspberries. It’s a simple creamy frosting made by whisking everything together. The intriguing […]
Hope you’re all having a wonderful start to 2017! We can be nostalgic looking back at last year, excited thinking of new experiences to come and hopeful for greater peace, love and understanding. And of course I’m not obsessed with cakes, perish the thought (lol), […]
Le Sparkly raspberry, chestnut and meringue log cake recipe (gluten-free)! And how to deal with baking disasters for fairytale endings!
Several of my near-disasters could provide you with amusement and ideas on how to battle fiendish obstacles in the kitchen with ease (?!). Somehow this log cake emerged from the battlefield, surprisingly not so bad and quite lovely just like in a fairy tale! It’s […]
Would you like to decorate a festive cake with pretty and delicious snowflakes? You’ll find snowflake templates really helpful and the results surprisingly stunning. I was initially scared as piping is not my forte but would now happily produce white chocolate decorations till the cows […]
These treats might not look amazing but they taste absolutely wonderful! When my initially unimpressed cake testers took their first bite their eyes popped with delight. One said I should open a bakery and another that they’d happily attend any cake courses I gave. So […]
Christmas pudding chocolate marshmallow pops! Plus a Christmas recipes roundup and healthier gluten-free stuff!
The pudding-shaped Christmas cake was peacefully maturing in a corner when suddenly there was an Instagram Xmas fun bake and I was propelled into more festive kitchen activity! It’s a hard life. But the results were surprisingly successful so I’m sharing them with you here […]
Amazing flavours, healthy ingredients and easy to put together! And you can use fresh or frozen raspberries or some other fruit, so it’s a versatile guilt-free treat. Well, after eating five squares you should maybe try for moderation. Ahem. But oats are good for you […]
Would you like to make a cake that looks like a pumpkin? Um.. who wouldn’t?! lol. It’s a delicious cake, very moist and tangy. A perfect autumn cake, it was my contribution to a Halloween climbing weekend and could be an amusing centrepiece at some […]
When a German friend says let’s make a Black Forest gâteau there’s only one possible answer: ‘Yes, please!’. So begins a voyage of discovery leading to a cake that’s less sweet, so delicious and perfect for a birthday party or a rainy day when the […]
Puff pastry cannoli horns recipe! With a healthier mesquite ‘superfood’ version and some September cakes…
These delicious pastries are a hybrid of the wonderfully flaky British puff pastry horns I remember from my childhood filled with a yummy Sicilian cannoli filling of creamy ricotta with dark chocolate pieces and orange peel. Sprinkled with a hint of cinnamon. Later I’ll tell […]
This ‘rustic’ tart is an absolute delight of contrasting tangy pink grapefruit, light almond dacquoise sponge and grapefruit or orange marmalade within a thin crispy pastry. There was also an experimental little plum tart, since this fruit is currently in season, and it was just […]
It’s a miracle of culinary science! Murky gloopy water from a can of chickpeas turns into beautiful white meringue that’s easy to whisk or pipe, and delicious! Yes, really. There have been the usual obligatory test-batches and controlled tastings. Controlled in that we tried not […]