Category Archives: dessert

Christmas macaroons

Light and fluffy coconut macaroons, studded with candied fruit and enrobed in white chocolate. French-style coconut macaroons (congolais) are made with just coconut, sugar and egg whites and flavoured with a touch of lemon zest, and are much lighter than … Continue reading

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Pumpkin spice macarons

Pumpkin coloured shells with a delicious spiced buttercream filling. Perfect for your Hallowe’en celebrations! Makes 30 filled macarons Preparation: 20 minutes Resting: 20 minutes Baking: 2 x 18 minutes Cooling: 30 minutes + Filling: 10 minutes Maturing: up to 24 … Continue reading

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Caramelised apple and pear cake

Beautifully fluffy cake with a crisp sugar crust on top and a soft, moist fruit filling. Caramelising the apples and pears before adding them to the batter gives this cake a huge hit of flavour, plus the rich taste of … Continue reading

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Autumn pudding

Autumn pudding (or Fall pudding, for my North American friends) is full of fruit which has been lightly stewed with warm spices, and layered with thick slices of rich, buttery brioche. It’s an easy, no-bake, make-ahead dessert that will delight … Continue reading

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Hrapoćuša – Croatian almond and walnut cake

This cake is super high in protein, has no added fats or oils, and is naturally gluten free… but I’m afraid there’s just no getting away from the astonishing amount of sugar it has in it! Small slices, please 😉 … Continue reading

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Hjónabandssæla – Icelandic Happy Marriage cake

This is one treat that I always make sure to get a slice of when I travel to Iceland, and on my last trip I picked up a couple of jars of homemade rhubarb jam so I can make my … Continue reading

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Apricots poached in vanilla-orange syrup

These vanilla and orange poached apricots are a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Try them served just on their own with Greek yoghurt and perhaps a sprinkling of chopped nuts, spoon them over granola, or, better still, on a … Continue reading

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Red berry parfait

A coulis of strawberries, raspberries and red currants is layered with creamy no-churn vanilla ice cream which is studded with chunks of chewy meringue in this gorgeous summer dessert. As this recipe makes 2 ice cream cakes, I decorated one … Continue reading

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Cherry pirozhki

Some luscious little cherry pirozhki – baked hand pies made with a soft and flaky sour cream pastry and filled with sweet, fresh macerated cherries – for a summer picnic treat. Makes: about 15 Preparation: 15 minutes Resting: at least … Continue reading

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Chocolate hazelnut flourless torte

This flourless chocolate hazelnut torte is simply amazing! It’s quite like the Italian torta caprese, but it has no butter in it. Yes, you read that right. No butter. No oil, either. It is rich, soft, moist and incredibly light, … Continue reading

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