Category Archives: sweet

Mini panettoni with dark chocolate

Festive baking time! Rich, yeasted sweet bread studded with dark chocolate, in a handy little size for parties and lunchboxes. Makes 24 muffin-sized panettone Active time about 2 hours Resting time 5 – 6 hours Baking time about 40 minutes … Continue reading

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Cranberry walnut loaf

A flavour-packed whole wheat sweet bread for a chilly autumn afternoon. I used candied cranberries, but it works just as well with fresh or frozen cranberries – it will just be a bit less sweet. Makes 1 x 30cm (12″) … Continue reading

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Basler Läckerli – Swiss spiced cookie bars

Basler Läckerli (or Leckerli, if your keyboard doesn’t do umlauts) is a traditional Swiss spiced cookie bar that is just perfect on a cool autumn afternoon with a cup of tea. This particular version comes from the canton of Basel, … Continue reading

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Lavender macarons

While summer brings mountains of fresh fruit and bright flavours, it is also the season for lavender to flower. Freshly dried flower buds give these macarons a rich, heady perfume which is perfectly offset by the creamy vanilla filling. If … Continue reading

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Chocolate cookie ice cream cake

It’s like a huge frozen oreo! Summer for me is all about trying to cool down, and coming up with delicious recipes that don’t require an oven. Of course, I still bake macarons and bread and pizzas, but a freezer … Continue reading

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Rhubarb streusel cake

Incredibly light and buttery sponge cake topped with a fruity streusel – the bright tartness of the rhubarb is perfectly balanced by the rich brown sugar. This recipe originated in the kitchen of a friend of mine – I saw … Continue reading

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“Hot cross” macarons

More easter fun with macarons 😀 A sweetly spiced, fruity filling and topped with a lemon icing cross – all the flavours of a hot cross bun in a macaron! The shells 140g ground almonds 140g powdered (confectioner’s) sugar pinch … Continue reading

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