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Gooseberry & Elderflower Fool

Thing’s are finally hotting up for the summer leading me to create many more cooling, no-bake desserts for the season. This week, I finally found several punnets of the illusive gooseberries. They can be a little tricky to find for sale as the poor gooseberries have undoubtedly gone out of favour here in the UK. …

Coffee & Tia Maria Swiss Roll

Quite possibly the ultimate nostalgic treat, a simply timeless cake, would have to be the humble Swiss roll. Although it may have fallen out of fashion & been a bit neglected in a world full of cronuts & rainbow cakes, this lighter than air little sponge cake is still much loved by the nation (& …

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Quite possibly one of the most loved of all summer berries has to be strawberries. Us Brits love them! Last year we consumed over 83 thousand tonnes of these fragrant, juicy beauties alone. The British season for strawberries runs from late May right through until early September. I strongly believe in eating seasonally, this makes …

Rhubarb Frangipane Tart

Is there anything more summery than a fruit tart? (well other than the healthy alternative of simply fruit that is). As temperatures rise, nights draw longer & (hopefully) the sun begins to shine we are blessed with a plethora of colourful fruity offerings. It’s the season of preserving, foraging & green fingers. This year I’ve even …

New York Cheesecake

Cheesecake… dense, creamy, light, crumbly & oh so satisfying. In our house it never lasts long, as I sneak inhumanly sized portions from out of the fridge & my cheesecake replicates ,an albeit slower, Pacman style death. You can imagine my rejoice when creating my usual (extensive) list of travel must-eats for my recent trip to New York, topped of …

No Bake After Eight Cheesecake

Every Christmas (yes, I know we’re in late February) my very kind family always gift me a large box of After Eight Mints, due to my love of all things mint this has practically become a tradition (apart from the disappointing Christmas of 2014 which we shall not mention). Slowly word spread of just how easily pleased this baker is when …

Festive Tart

It began with list…  in late November 2013, a list containing every imaginable festive bake, from yule log to panettone, was created by one ambitious baker. The list was long, extensive & full of ideas (& the occasional doodle). Over the coming years, the list became ever shorter as recipes were completed & added to …

Baileys & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Tipple Desserts For some unknown reason I find myself making an obscene amount of cheesecakes over the festive period. Much as I love fruit & the natural sweetness it brings to the table, Christmas is all about overindulgence, something naughty, a little bit of luxury. So how do you up your dessert game & bring …

Kasekuchen

Deutsche Weihnachten Und Backen December is upon us, my tree is up, the CD player is fully loaded with Bing Crosby & there’s enough chocolate in the house to feed four families… with its glorious reds, greens & golds (I’m a traditionalist) Christmas is here! The Christmas period started off rather special this year, with …