Tagged: dessert

Plum and Almond Cobbler

Plum and Almond Cobbler

Plum and Almond Cobbler This luscious pudding is perfect for an Autumn night; a deep, dark filling of plums topped with scone-like cobbles made with ground almonds.  I’ve made this plum and almond cobbler vegan but you can make it with butter and cows milk...

mango and coconut upside down cake

Mango and Coconut Upside Down Cake

Mango and Coconut Upside Down Cake Mango, a fragrant fruit that sends my thoughts away with wanderlust the minute I eat it. The heavenly golden flesh is the stuff of travel dreams: of crazy Asian markets, Thai beaches, heady Buddhist temples and cycle rides between flooded...

Cheat Almond Pastries

These simple pastries are shamelessly inspired by Jésuite Amandes, a triangular puff pastry filled with frangipane, that’s shaped like a Jesuit three-cornered hat. I devoured a number of them on a recent brief trip to France for a friend’s wedding. These Cheat Almond Pastries are not Jésuite Amandes. I’ve...

Queen of Puddings

I have a vintage and very British pudding for you today! It’s a great recipe to use up stale bread and will certainly solicit curiosity in your friends. I learnt how to make it as a child, my mum was a rather pudding orientated person and...

Nutella Swirl Faux Brioche Buns

Watching my nephew spread Nutella over his store-bought chocolate chip brioche roll gave me a thunderbolt of inspiration. Imagine an enriched, buttery dough bun, studded with chocolate chips with a spiral core of sweet Nutella that you can slowly unroll and devour layer by layer....

Spiced Rice Pudding with Roasted Rhubarb

Ah rice pudding. Creamy and nurturing, it fills your heart with comforting warmth. I had roasted some rhubarb to top the individual pavlovas and had plenty to spare, it soon dawned on me that it would go rather marvellously with some rice pudding. I’ve been...

Gooseberry Meringue Roulade

Gooseberries in a colander, now that’s summer. A yearly ritual of childhood when we were sent down the garden to the veg patch to pick the goosegogs. We’d wander back up the path with colanders heavy with fruity jewels and our forearms scratched and scraped from the...

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cupcakes

This is a super old post from February 2012. It somehow didn’t make it across the migration from the old blog to this so I’ve simply cut and pasted it onto a fresh post.  I spend far too much time on Pinterest. It has absorbed...

Individual Rhubarb Pavlovas

Clouds of meringue topped with velvety fresh cream and roasted rhubarb freshly harvested from the garden, these individual rhubarb pavlovas are luscious and summery. We timed our return to the UK perfectly, the weather has been wonderful these last couple of weeks, of which much...

Raisin Bread Cake {Rosenkuchen}

In my attempts to clear through my baking ingredients, before the van goes into storage, I’ve revisited a favourite swiss recipe, rosenkuchen, this week. I discovered this yeasted cake while visiting Lauterbrunnen last winter. In the original recipe the sweet, heavenly soft bread was filled...

Cinder Toffee Cupcakes

How angelic do these buns look! I haven’t baked cupcakes for ages and I had a real hankering to make some over the last few days. We are in our final week of a four-week house sit in rural Lancashire, counting down to our winter...

Lemon and Poppy Seed Madeleines

These glossy little morsels are sharp and zesty with lemon and have a little crunch from the poppy seeds, they look so pretty and dainty. They still have that wonderful butteriness of regular madeleines, I just can’t get enough of it! As with my other...

Chocolate Meringue Cake with Blueberry Compote

Do you remember the Strawberries and Cream Meringue Cake post from a few weeks ago? Well brace yourself, there’s now a chocolate version! Take some brownie-esque batter and top it with a cocoa meringue, bake it in two sandwich pans then fill it with some...

Strawberries and Cream Meringue Cake

    It’s strawberry season! That only means one thing, summer! Glastonbury weekend {pah, not for me this year *wallows in self-pity*}, Wimbledon is dominating the tv channels {am I the only person who finds tennis a terrific bore?} and the supermarkets are stacked to...

French Chocolate Cake

Here’s a perfect cake to slot into your repertoire, or print it out, fold it and slip it between the pages of one of your favourite recipe books, or is that just something I do? Why, you may ask? Well, apart from the fact that...