These little cakes are from Catalunya and other parts of Spain like Andorra, Ibiza and Valencia. Panellets actually translates as ‘little breads’ and they’re a traditional dessert on All Saints Day which is known here as la Castanyada ‘chestnut time’! Panellets are commonly made of […]
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 […]
Healthier masala chai tea bag shortbread biscuits (cookies) dipped in chocolate recipe! Plus Christmas cookies! :)
I know it’s almost Christmas but these tea bag biscuits are so lovely they’re now the main recipe! And the Christmas cookies are thrown in (delicately) because they’re made with the same dough but more butter. I’m not usually a biscuit person but recently batches […]
I’ve been laying low, hibernating briefly from the blogosphere but I’m popping out of my cave to share this waffle recipe with you because when I tasted them my eyes popped with delight like in cartoons while my little thought bubble said ‘OMG! Amazing!’. So […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A friend gave me some healthy kiwi jam so I could make cakes with it. So nice of them (thank you again!) and surely kiwi tarts would be easy? Well the gluten-free buckwheat pastry was very crumbly so the next time I reduced the butter. […]
These tarts look and taste like Spring. There’s a lovely balance of flavours between the ginger, lime and mint encased in beautifully tasty gluten-free buckwheat pastry. Even traditionalists might not miss the meringue topping once they enjoy that unmistakeable soft springy texture of fluffy marshmallows. […]
Do you love fresh ginger and light refreshing desserts? Can you get your hands on a can of sweetened red bean paste and some glutinous rice flour from the local Chinese store? That’s all you need to make these amazingly delicious gluten-free red bean dumplings […]
Sometimes you want healthier treats that look and taste decadent like these caramel slices, so scrumptious that my cake-testing friends all said ‘Wow! They’re amazing!’ at first bite. Their eyes widened with delight, even more so upon hearing these treats are good for you! The […]
Fresh, fruity, creamy and delicious! The original passionfruit and raspberry tart has two layers of soft fresh raspberry jelly and passion fruit cream covered with a simple passion fruit glaze. We took it to my brother’s place in Birmingham on Boxing Day and it was […]
Here’s some healthy stuff for us all to eat between cakes! 🙂 But nice and yummy so we can keep hold of that warm festive spirit and not mention that word (D-I-E-T). Oops. You didn’t see that. Let’s just nibble on some of these tasty […]
Want a little healthier break with some yummy spiced treats? They’re gluten-free made with buckwheat flour and pure maple syrup instead of refined sugar. Then you can decorate with milk or dark chocolate. This was an experiment and I didn’t expect the pastry to hold […]
Well these are as savoury as a dessert with macaron shells of sugar, ground almonds and egg white can be! They were created in response to a Daring Kitchen macaron challenge. I’d made Italian meringue macaron shells many times so challenged myself to create an […]