Brown sugar meringues with Grilled Rhubarb & Blood Oranges

grilled rhubarb

Meringues are a delight to eat. Crisp shells giving way to marshmallow soft interiors. Light as a wispy cloud, melt in the mouth and only made from two ingredients.How could they possibly be bettered? Well they can. Brown sugar meringues knock their white sugar buddies sideways. BOOSH! Thanks to Diana Henry for enlightening me with […]

Roasted Pear & Mincemeat Crumble Tarts

mincemeat crumble tarts

I have a recipe here that is suitable  for those who may not be totally enamoured by mince pies. Although I love  mince pies in their traditional form, others may not be so keen. Adding mincemeat to crumbles has always been something I like to do and I have made a pear and mincemeat strudel […]

Toffee Apple Date & Pecan Crumble

toffee apple date

Sometimes I really struggle to be creative in the kitchen. Other times, recipes just appear in my head and I know, without a shadow of a doubt that they will work. This recipe is one such example.  If I take too long to agonise over flavours my efforts seem laboured and contrived.When something pops into […]

Spiced Pumpkin Blondies

spiced pumpkin blondies

There are so many recipes featuring pumpkin that I want to try at the moment. I keep finding myself bookmarking recipes galore. Most of the time I like to create my own bakes from scratch but when I am really pressed for time as I am this week, I just want to bake something new, […]

Raspberry Fig & Pistachio Cake

raspberry fig

There are some days when I really crave something sweet. Making a cake is not always the answer as it offers so much temptation and it is all too easy to eat more than just one slice. But then you see a cake like THIS ONE by David Tanis and you know you just have […]

Apricot Honey & Lavender Ice Cream

lavender ice cream

Before I head off to France, I wanted to tell you about a super speedy ice cream discovery. I have  just received a Froothie blender so I thought I would christen it by creating an ice cream inspired by the flavours of France. There are several fruits I relish eating when in France. Greengages, peaches, […]

Raspberry Cranachan Ice cream

raspberry cranachan ice cream

I thought it was about time I fired up my ice cream machine again. It has been far too long in hibernation. I had no problem at all with making my ice cream by hand until last year when I was given a super smart Italian ice cream machine. I have noticed a difference in […]

Elderflower Madeleines

elderflower madeleines

One of my favourite things to bake at the moment is Madeleines. Little delicate sponges that have a firm yet light consistency. They are based on what looks more like a batter than a sponge mixture. And a little mixture goes a very long way. They can be flavoured in a number of ways but […]

Chocolate Pear & Hazelnut Tart with a Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce

hazelnut tart

Here is a recipe that I put together in a last minute rush before I head off for a weekend in Cannes. I was thinking of France when I came up with the idea for this tart. France is where I go to revel in Patisserie. I love pastry. Both the making and the eating […]

Caramelised Pear & Salted Butterscotch Pancakes

salted butterscotch pancakes

Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday is nearly upon us. It’s this Tuesday, the 4th of March. After my recent American Pancake recipe, I find myself creating another pancake dish for Asda. In our house there has proved to be a definite parent/child divide regarding pancakes. Us parents are in love with the American style but the three […]