My 2016 entry for the Eurovision party was this lower fat lemon tart on BBC Good Food, or tarte au citron seeing as I was bringing a French themed morsel to the party table. It uses low fat creme fraiche instead of cream but none of the party guests could tell it was a healthier take onContinue reading “Healthier Lemon Tart”
This salted butterscotch popcorn cheesecake from Rosie Birkett’s book A Lot On Her Plate must be the showstopper dessert of 2015. I have long wanted to try the recipe and last week whilst recovering from surgery finally gave it a whirl in a pre Christmas trial run. I will definitely be making this for the Christmas nightContinue reading “Salted Butterscotch Popcorn Cheesecake”
Yesterday I did a big roast chicken dinner and what better to follow a roast on a cold January evening than apple crumble with a hint of Christmas. To my usual apple crumble I added around 200g of mincemeat that I had languishing in the fridge and it made a very nice addition.
These Chocolate & Clementine Mini Pud cakes were a big hit on the market stall at this time of year mainly because they look so cute but the also taste great too. Clementine puree makes these chocolate cakes moist and not too sweet.
Lakeland recently had a sale on their bakeware and after what feels like years of lusting after their mini sandwich tin I could finally justify the purchase with 40% off its usual price. As my workmate was leaving last week I had to christen the tins with her favourite coffee and walnut cake! As itContinue reading “Mini Coffee & Walnut Cakes”
My late summer foraging gained me over a kilo of blackberries that are slowly being depleted from their freezer home as crumble and porridge season begins. I like my crumble with tart fruit to counter the sweet and crunchy oaty topping but feel free to add more sugar to taste if you prefer it sweeter.Continue reading “Apple & Blackberry Crumble”
So finally summer has come to London with 3 weekends in a row of lovely sunny weather, everyone is making the most of it as we don’t know how long it will last. Cherries are one of my favourite summer fruits and my local food market has them in abundance at the moment. Big darkContinue reading “Cherry Clafoutis”
I can see a theme developing with alcoholic desserts……Tiramisu is a big hit with my family but none of us had ever made it before. Baileys is also rather popular so when my aunt and cousin came for dinner recently I thought Nigella Lawson’s Irish Cream Tiramisu would probably be well received. It was reallyContinue reading “Irish Cream Tiramisu”
A highly under rated pudding. Yes it lacks wow factor but it is extremely comforting on a cold and wet weekend. Luckily I am over run with eggs on this ridiculously cold and wet May weekend. This recipe was taken from the April 2005 edition of Waitrose Food Illustrated in a piece entitled Flossie’s CountryContinue reading “Baked Egg Custard”