So…I made these delicious raspberry and pistachio tarts at the weekend to bring to the family BBQ alongside my Salted Caramel Toblerone cheesecake. And what a treat they were! A nice contrast to the chocolately cheesecake as a lighter summer dessert option, and yet another one that I’ll be making again sometime soon. What’s great about these tarts is the fact you can go the
I have to admit that one of the things I love about small children’s birthdays, is the cake. Not just for eating (although this is a given, obvs), but I absolutely love the thought and possibilities that go into the design of them. I’m not the world’s best baker, but each year since both Freddie and Sasha were babies, I’ve loved planning and designing a
One of our favourite pastimes now the children are older, is to bake with them. Freddie in particular often suggests it, and will go and get one of our many cake/bread/biscuit recipe books, before picking out our ‘weekend recipe’. Both him and Sasha love the whole process- from beginning to understand the need for weighing out the different ingredients, to helping me use the Kitchen
So the kids have been all about the baking at the moment, which in a fit of I’m-missing-you-as-you’re-at-school-so-of-course-you-can-do-any-activity-you-like-as-long-as-it-makes-you-happy, misty-eyedness, I have given them free-reign of the kitchen, with maybe a teeny bit of input from me. In this case, I had a bag of pecans that needed using up so decided to make this DELICIOUS and what feels like a proper grown up afternoon tea
Every year I make a Christmas cake, using my family’s traditional recipe. Once the cake has had a few weeks to be soaked in booze, it’s retrieved from its tin, and decorating it completes this much-loved culinary ritual! I’d decided to decorate it earlier than usual this year, as we’d often leave it until a few days before Christmas Day, when there was so much
I have to admit that I’m a bit of a pastry fiend. Sweet or savoury, I could eat the stuff all day, but I refrain as I would be the size of a house! However, once the festive season is upon us, I allow myself to indulge as much as possible, and I have to say that these sausage rolls are to die for <modest>
Okay, so I’m slightly behind with making (and posting) this cake recipe, as I always think of toffee apples as being bonfire night fare, but I had to share as this cake is SO delicious! There are still some fireworks going off here and there where we live, so I think that means this recipe is still in keeping 😉 You will need: 3 small
When I was growing up, every year around October half term, Mum and I used to make the Christmas cake, made from an old family recipe, to store away until December. It would be wrapped up in foil and newspaper, and opened weekly in the run up to Christmas, to pour a bit more sherry over it so that it could develop a rich flavour.