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Desserts, Recipes / 16.04.2019

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When Little, Brown and Company contacted me a few weeks ago and asked me if I'd like to receive a copy of Maida Heatter's new book - "Happiness is Baking", I must admit I had no idea who she was! But of course, I jumped at the opportunity to add a cookbook to my collection and try some new sweet recipes. After doing a bit of research, I now know that Maida Heatter is an American Pastry Chef who taught the legends - including Martha Stewart! Towards the end of the 1960's she rose to food world fame and has since...

Biscuits & Cookies, Desserts, Recipes / 12.04.2019

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When I discovered these adorable mini skillets online I was inspired to make so many things. Individual brownies, pancakes, Malva puddings, even shakshuka-type breakfast bowls! But the first thing I simply had to try was mini skillet cookies! With Easter around the corner I felt it was appropriate to replace the chocolate chips with little speckled eggs. And so these Mini Speckled Egg Skillet Cookies came about. Initially I added the speckled eggs before baking, but I found that the colour of the shells ran into the batter, and some cracked/burst in the oven. By pushing the speckled eggs into the...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 05.04.2019

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This Rolo Pastry Braid is dangerously easy to make! Essentially it is just a slab of chocolate, wrapped in puff pastry and sprinkled with almonds and baked. Easy, huh? If you are a fan of chocolate and caramel together, then I'm guessing you love Rolo's as much as I do. You can now buy Rolo's in chocolate slab form, which worked out wonderfully for me in making this dessert. The chocolate and caramel melt together when baked, making the most ooey gooey, delicious filling. However, you could really use any slab of chocolate you like! Ingredients: (Serves 4) 400g sheet ready-made puff pastry 150g Rolo...

Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Recipes / 05.03.2019

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Not that one ever needs an excuse to eat Pancakes, but if you do today is Pancake Day! To be more correct it is Shrove Tuesday, traditionally a feasting day before the start of Lent. On this day stocks of eggs, dairy and fat were used up before the fasting of Lent began. A pancake can either be thick and fluffy (American style pancakes) or thin and flat (like French Crepes). Although I have love for both of them, I am celebrating Pancake Day with the latter variety. These utterly decadent S’mores Pancakes to be specific! In my opinion the perfect crepe should...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 21.02.2019

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Sometimes you need a super-impressive dessert with minimal effort. In fact, I can't think of any occasion where such a dessert would not be ideal! That's where these utterly gorgeous Mini Lemon Baked Alaska's work perfectly. Apart from the meringue, the remaining components can all be shop-bought, and the majority of the preparation is done in advance. If you do happen to have some home-made lemon curd, sponge cake or vanilla ice cream at home then all the better! Baked Alaska's have a reputation for being difficult to make. This is because essentially you are applying high heat to a frozen...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 01.02.2019

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At the risk of sounding like a Masterchef judge, when it comes to food I’m definitely of the belief that flavour comes first. But when it looks as pretty as this Peach and White Chocolate Tart, that doesn’t hurt either! It’s amazing how just taking a little extra time to cut your fruit into shapes totally transforms a tart into a showstopper. Cookie cutters usually don’t come in sizes small enough for this purpose, but you can find a variety of fondant plunge cutters at your local baking store (usually sold in sets of 3). Like I said though, it’s all about...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights / 25.01.2019

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It's no secret that I love Banoffee Pie! The simple combination of bananas, caramel, whipped cream and crunchy biscuits is a classic that I never get bored of. A recent Instagram poll confirmed that just like me, many of you also love this combo, especially on waffles! This got me thinking what a great ice cream flavour it would make. Using the same ingredients as Banoffee Pie (except for melted butter), I was able to make this easy no-churn Banoffee Ice Cream. I like to freeze my ice cream container before-hand, and also have my cream and caramel very cold before I...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipes / 16.01.2019

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If it's a light and fresh dessert you're after, you've come to the right place. This delicious Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake makes a great ending to a heavy meal. The tartness of the lemon curd cuts through the richness of the creamy cheesecake leaving you wanting more with every bite! If that hasn't got your mouth watering then imagine the addition of a scrumptiously crunchy ginger biscuit crust. The result is the perfect combo of citrus and spice! This cheesecake is really simple to make but needs to be prepared a few hours in advance. Or save yourself some time and make it...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights / 11.01.2019

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Happy New Year fellow bakers, dessert-lovers and friends! Are you among the many who are starting the year on a healthy note, cutting down on sugar, dairy or fat? Then this Brown Sugar Peach Ice Cream recipe is just for you! Not because it’s sugar-, dairy- or fat-free, but because you’re going to need an indulgent dessert to dive into to reward yourself for being so healthy! Use lovely fresh peaches in season for maximum flavour, but tinned peaches will do fine out of season.   Ingredients: For the Ice Cream base: 375ml milk 375ml cream pinch of salt 4 large egg yolks 185ml brown sugar For the Peach Swirl 350g...

Desserts / 18.12.2018

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As you may know, I love making classic desserts with a twist! Last year I made a trifle with traditional flavours but a slightly different presentation - a Trifle Slice. This year I wanted to make use of the delicious flavour combination of chocolate and cherries but layer it up in the traditional way and make a Black Forest Trifle. I was so happy with the result! The rich flavours of dark chocolate and black cherries give this dessert a grown-up revamp, and I think the contrast of colours looks great too. With fresh cherries in season now, it's a great...