• madeleines french patisserie
19 Oct, 2015


By |October 19th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

I have loved these for years, but never been brave enough to try these difficult treats.  I have heard many have had limited success when it comes to Madeleines.  Then I came across this recipe my Julia Childs, who has perfected the technique.  Armed with a madeleine baking pan (to give you bake the traditional [...]

  • lemon tart - tarte au citron
18 Sep, 2015

Zesty lemon tart

By |September 18th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Zesty lemon tart - Based upon the French classic tarte au citron (lemon tart). Zesty lemon filling and short (crumbly) sweet, biscuit pastry. Perfect for a sweet treat or to impress guests as a fitting dessert course. - Pastry: plain flour (+ dusting), icing sugar, unsalted butter (cubed), egg yolks, Filling: eggs, caster sugar, double [...]

  • chocolate courgette traybake plate
22 Aug, 2015

Chocolate courgette tray-bake

By |August 22nd, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Chocolate courgette tray-bake - While this cake might sound strange, it is lovely and moist from the courgette, just like a carrot cake. For the more health conscious, the recipe can be adapted as a 'free from' bake. - eggs (beaten), sunflower or vegetable oil (or coconut oil), almond milk, xylitol (or sugar), plain flour [...]

  • banana bread loaf
14 Aug, 2015

Fantastic banana bread

By |August 14th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Fantastic banana bread - This banana bread loaf is so light and moist and so good served with a cup of tea, as an afternoon snack or for lunch and under 250 calories per slice it is perfect for those who want a treat, but are counting calories. - unsalted butter (softened), xylitol (or caster [...]

  • cinnamon swirls
10 May, 2015

Cinnamon Swirls

By |May 10th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Cinnamon Swirls - The smell of toasted nuts, caramelised sugar and cinnamon. Who could resist? These are easier to make than you think, if you have the time! - Swirls: strong white flour, dried yeast, honey, fine sea salt, water (tepid), olive oil, Filling: almonds, hazelnuts, unsalted butter, ground cinnamon (extra for sprinkling), honey, demerara [...]

  • pao de queijo
27 Apr, 2015

Pão de queijo – cheese bread

By |April 27th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Pão de queijo - cheese bread - Pão de queijo literally translates as cheese bread; small baked cheese-flavoured roll and is a popular Brazilian snack and breakfast food. - skimmed milk (or semi/full-fat minus yoghurt), fat free greek yoghurt, unsalted butter, unsalted butter, tapioca flour, parmesan cheese (grated), Pre-heat the oven to 220C/400F/200C fan/Gas 7. [...]

  • cranberry, pistachio and orange mini loaf cakes
12 Jan, 2015

Cranberry, pistachio and orange drizzle mini loaf cakes

By |January 12th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Cranberry, pistachio and orange drizzle mini loaf cakes - These mini loaf cakes are a perfect size for morning brunch and not overly sweet with the orange drizzle frosting being offset by the tart cranberries. - unsalted butter (softened), caster sugar, eggs (medium), self raising flour, baking powder, cranberries (fresh), pistachio nuts (roughly chopped), granulated [...]

11 Dec, 2014

Cream Cake with Creme Patisserie

By |December 11th, 2014|Desserts, Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Cream Cake with Creme Patisserie - Treat your guests with this delicious dessert of light pastry with vanilla cream. - Pastry 1: plain flour, egg yolks, soured cream, Pastry 2: plain flour, margarine (melted), Creme: semi-skimmed milk, granulated or caster sugar, plain flour, vanilla sugar ((or 1-2 tsp)), egg yolks, unsalted butter (room temperature), Pastries: [...]

  • polish easter cake
9 Dec, 2014

Polish Easter Cake

By |December 9th, 2014|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Polish Easter Cake - This delicious sweet, yeast-based cake is traditionally baked for Easter in Poland. This half-cake, half-bread is yeast based and is typically baked for Easter, when the egg returns to the diet after the 40 day period of Lent. Traditionally it has raisins inside, however can also be made with no filling. [...]

  • rosemary & parmesan shortbread biscuits
7 Dec, 2014

Parmesan & rosemary shortbread biscuits

By |December 7th, 2014|Recipes, Snacks|2 Comments

Parmesan & rosemary shortbread biscuits - These biscuits melt and crumble in the mouth, so you'll be wanting to go back for more. If you want the house to fill with the smells of baking, look no further! - plain flour, parmigiano reggiano (grated), unsalted butter (softened), egg yolks, black pepper, rosemary (chopped, to serve), [...]