Mendiants are a classic French Christmas treat and these are made with naturally pink, fruity and tangy Ruby chocolate – the fourth kind of chocolate newly discovered by Barry Callebaut! Perfect for children and adults too. I tested these out on work colleagues and they […]
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Healthier summer pudding recipe! Refined sugarfree and naturally vegan with sourdough or other bread! :)
This is a classic British dessert perfect for hot summer months. It’s a layer of bread soaked in fruit juice encasing loads of amazing summer fruit and it’s so easy to put together with minimum equipment or ingredients and no baking! This one’s made with […]
Healthier Linzer jam sandwich biscuits or cookies recipe! Glutenfree or not… With a jammy story! :)
Once upon a time there was a lady who had too much jam. It was everywhere! Jars in the fridge, jars in the larder, jars on the table. ‘What shall I do?’ she exclaimed, looking distraught and pulling her hands through her hair, which felt […]
Gourmet rocky road recipe! With French and Easter stuff thrown in – it’s flexible… :)
This is my first ever rocky road! But it’s delicious with the ‘gourmet’ and Easter stuff so I’m sharing it with you. What convinced me was when I took some to a party recently and watched revellers repeatedly sneak up on the plate to nibble […]
Vegan cinnamon spiced cookie nests or cups recipe! Gluten free and refined sugar free… plus other Easter recipes!
For when there’s a little mountain of chocolate Easter eggs and you realise healthy stuff is required, I offer you these scrumptious cookie nests!!! They’re filled with healthy stuff: homemade cashew butter, date caramel and marzipan eggs. But you can let a few little chocolate […]
Chicken curry and coriander savoury loaf recipe! And Paris Cake Tour no.4!
Savoury loaf cakes are common in France and if you google ‘cakes salés‘ you can see a whole variety of them, all amazing. They’re perfect for snacks, light meals, picnics and party food. I’ve been taking slices for my packed lunch at work and it […]
Ritz-style crackers recipe! Glutenfree or not… With cakes and boulders in Fontainebleau! :)
So you have amazing cheese and red wine but you’re trying to cut down on other naughty snacks. Crackers are so addictive and buying a packet to eat slowly never quite works out. Yes, we’ve all tried willpower but apparently naughty salt’s to blame – according […]
Healthy chocolate brownies recipe! Sugarfree, glutenfree and yummy! :) And what’s speculoos?
Brownies are scrumptious, moist, easy to make and just generally amazing! And this healthy gluten-free, sugar-free version is perfect made with ground almonds, cocoa, xylitol or erythritol sugar substitutes, egg whites and unsweetened apple sauce or purée, which is very easy to make if you […]
Vegan chocolate Easter cupcakes recipe! And other Easter bakes or no-bakes…!
If you’re looking for a last-minute fast and easy Easter cupcake, you might enjoy these delicious chocolatey treats! They’re vegan but you can replace the aquafaba chickpea water with egg and decorate however you like. The amazingly light and delicious sponge is from my tried […]
Vegan chocolate layer cake recipe! With optional healthier spelt flour and coconut palm sugar! And about calçots…
Try this cake that will surprise everyone with its yumminess! It was first made for a post-climbing traditional calçots barbecue here in Catalunya (will tell you about calçots later) as one of the climbers going was vegan. Funnily enough she couldn’t make it in the […]
Vegan aquafaba meringue cookies recipe! 10 reasons for making them and ideas for vegan desserts. :)
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 […]
Simple raspberry and salted caramel vacherin glacé ice-cream cake recipe! And the August cake collection with Sicilian desserts…
Vacherin glacés are a delight… amazingly delicious and simple. My last one had more complex piping so I wanted to show you this very approachable and friendly one with shop-bought raspberry sorbet and Häagen-Dazs salted caramel ice-cream. My 12-year old niece and I very quickly and […]
Earl Grey melting moments biscuits (cookies) recipe
Sometimes simple is absolutely divine, crumbly, buttery and the perfect afternoon tea biscuit. Or cookie if you’re on the other side of the pond. Adding the contents of two Earl Grey tea bags takes these yummy delights to that next level without involving complex baking […]
Red bean and nutella cheesecake (easy, no-bake recipe) and the June/July cake inspiration collection!
This is a lighter version of the nutella cheesecake already on the blog and equally if not more delicious. The base is crushed digestive biscuits (Graham crackers) with butter, nutella and ground hazelnuts. A layer of red bean paste is spread over this. Then comes […]
Earl Grey tangy travelling loaf (Earl grey tea and lemon loaf cake recipe) and who is Earl Grey?
The magic flavour in Earl Grey tea is bergamot, a citrus fruit with a delicate aroma. Earl Grey’s identity and the origins of the tea will be revealed later but first the cake. Having used bergamot in baking before I was curious to try Earl […]