These little cookie-like cakes are a beautiful nutty balance between sweet and savoury, and they’re adorable. They’re quite easy and fast to make, so you can have them to celebrate Mid Autumn festival (aka moon festival) or just eat all year around. Which I did […]
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Healthier airfryer sourdough doughnuts recipe!
These doughnuts are yummy, healthier and sourdough but not sour! It’s a great recipe if you and your stomach want to avoid a large quantity of oil, or if the violent heat of deep-frying terrifies you. I’m an oil wimp myself, so when I got […]
No-fuss easy chocolate cake recipe!
It’s hard to believe all-in-one-bowl cakes work so well! I was sceptical but tried it out and am now addicted to this simple chocolate cake with a great springy sponge texture and lovely chocolatey icing. Sooo easy and practically foolproof. I might be posting more […]
Chocolate yule log cake recipe! A bûche de Noël with glutenfree and natural colouring powder options… :)
Going traditional with a yule log – comforting and delish! And chocolate! Plus very easy to roll… 🙂
Cranberry, citrus and ginger sourdough stollen recipe!
A favourite festive treat – check out this step by step stollen recipe that will bring perfect Xmas flavours. smells and textures to your kitchen!
Healthier maple syrup Bostocks recipe! A kind of magical French toast with leftover brioche… :)
These are absolutely delicious and super easy. If you’ve bought or made brioche that’s a little heavy or has gone dry then ‘bostock’ it and fall in love with it all over again. The recipe calls for day-old brioche and is traditionally popular with French […]
Autumn tatin domes – individual apple tartes tatin recipe! With healthier no added sugar and vegan options … :)
These tartes tatin are a doddle to make and pretty much foolproof with the right apples! The puff pastry base and apple domes are baked separately, a technique currently used in many French pâtisseries, so you don’t have to worry about soggy bottoms or underdone […]
Purple Dawn: blueberry, lime and custard cheesecake recipe! Optionally glutenfree, refined sugarfree and no-bake… :)
Purple Dawn is the kind of fresh, delicious zingy cheesecake you’d like to wake up to or spend the day with. The blueberries sit atop a beautifully smooth filling of cream cheese, whipped cream and greek-style yoghurt zestily perked up with fresh lime juice, contrasting with […]
Slightly healthier strawberries and champagne (cava) charlotte! No-bake, easy, delish, celebratory … :)
This truly delightful, light and fruity summer dessert is a winner, with the perfect combo of a celebratory glass of champagne and lots of fresh strawberries. This version of the traditional charlotte is slightly healthier because there’s lots of fruit, a quarter of the whipping […]
Snowy love cake – healthier vegan blackcurrant curd and coconut cream layer cake recipe! Glutenfree or not… :)
No fuss and healthier – we’re taking a retro step back to simpler times when everyone loved a Victoria sponge sandwich with jam and cream in the middle. This lovely cake is a vegan take with tangy homemade blackcurrant or raspberry curd and silky coconut […]
Swedish dammsugare vacuum cleaner cakes recipe! Slightly healthier and no-bake … :)
Who can resist cute little cakes with a great name? If you’re a marzipan lover and fancy an easy delicious cake project, you’ll adore these. This classic Swedish teatime treat is called Dammsugare, vacuum cleaner, because it’s shaped like a 1920s hoover and ‘sucks up’ […]
Japanese Strawberry Sando recipe! A deliciously easy strawberry and cream sandwich!
Have you tried Japanese Fruit Sandos? They’re a new discovery for me and an amazingly fresh, tasty and slightly decadent snack. What’s not to like? They’re very simply sandwiches with fruit and whipped cream in fluffy Japanese milk bread. Absolutely delicious! Maybe they could sell […]
Holey Moley lemon loaf cake recipe! Easy chocolate rocher glaze, optionally with raspberry insert, glutenfree and lower sugar!
This deliciously moist and tender lemon loaf cake will have you saying ‘holey moley’ even without the delicious chocolate rocher glaze and amusingly attractive jam or compôte-filled hole! Though you do get that ‘wow factor’ and extra deliciousness by bringing all the elements together. And […]
Muscadines, French milk chocolate truffles recipe plus rice krispie treats! Chocolate for Valentines or any day… :)
Make these heavenly chocolate treats for yourself or your loved ones and they’ll bring you happiness! It’s been six years since we discovered Muscadines on the Intermediate Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie course in Paris; mum still has fond memories of taste-testing them. Can’t believe I waited […]
Baking plans and inspiration for 2021, the top 2020 posts and galettes des rois!
Want to look at cakes and ponder baking ideas? This is for you! 2020 was a strange year with many challenges (to put it mildly) but also lots of time spent in the kitchen. So we’ll take a peek at what was made from my […]