Category Archives: sweet

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 馃榾 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鈥檚) sugar pinch … Continue reading

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“Creme egg” macarons

Easter is upon us! My kids gave up eating chocolate easter eggs a few years ago, but there’s always room for macarons. Always. Enter, “creme egg” macarons! Chocolate shells, filled with a vanilla ermine frosting “egg white” and a yellow … Continue reading

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Very berry macarons

How about ditching the roses for a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day? Pretty pink macarons with a lusciously fruity mixed berry gel茅e filling. If this is your first time, for a full step-by-step tutorial on making macarons, check out this … Continue reading

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Baked apples with brandy ice cream

Apples stuffed with mincemeat (fruit mince), served with a scoop of brandy spiked no-churn ice cream – all the flavours of Christmas, but lighter and naturally gluten free. And because this is such a busy time of year, the stuffing … Continue reading

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