Pasticciotto

I’ve been reminiscing a lot these last few weeks, dreaming of our times spent travelling & really missing planning out extensive trips. Naturally, I’m seeking comfort in food, until I can safely plan our next one that is, & this week I finally got around to recreating a delicious treat that we ate far too …

Amaretto Caramel

Amaretto Caramel

How do you make something sweet & delicious even more amazing? Obviously, you add a dash of booze! Not just for the sake of it though, there are a lot of sweet treats that use a little tipple to help elevate their flavours & add a little something, think chocolate & Guinness cake, whisky marmalade, …

Bara Brith

Saint David’s Day (or Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant) is just around the corner & other than rugby season, this is when our true Welsh patriotism is near enough unavoidable as we don our daffodils & leeks, singing songs of the green hills of our homeland. The other 364 days of the year we may moan …

Apple & Blackberry Turnovers

Nature has a wonderful way of letting us know which ingredients go together like bread & butter. Usually, food that grows next to each (as in from the same country or region) or food that ripens & comes into season at the same time. One such excellent, natural pairing is apples & blackberries, both of …

Fig Crostata

September is a month we rarely spend at home, it’s when we’d usually plan our Italian travels for but since Covid it still seems like a far away dream at the moment. Instead of dwell on the disappointment of several cancelled trips though, I’m reminiscing in the way I know best, with food! I’m pretty …

Fig Jam

There’s something sweet, sticky & full of hundreds of tiny seeds in season right now….. figs. Available from August through to October, these plump, pear shaped little fruits have a thin purple hued skin that encloses hundreds of tiny seeds in a succulent, fibrous red flesh. Although the seeds contained within a fig aren’t actually …

Plum & Ginger Cake

You know that summer is drawing to a close when British plums come into season (I have mixed feelings of both loss & excitement about this). Available from mid-august through to October, plums are one of the juiciest of all stone fruits, a real late summer treat to lead us into autumn. Whilst plums can …

Chocolate & Chilli Tart

What to do when you have an abundance of chillies (besides chilli jam that is)? Like with other ingredients, obviously, you start putting them into anything & everything, plus I do love an experiment, so nothing sweet or savoury is off limits in my kitchen. Besides, you’d be quite surprised at just how many foods …

Chilli Jam

Sugar & spice & all thing’s nice. That’s what chilli jam is made of. Glowing jars filled with fiery chilli flecks, chilli jam is ac much a treat for the eyes as it is for the tongue. Surprisingly, after a bit of a washout Welsh summer (did August even happen already?!), I’ve had a bumper …