Monthly Archives: February 2015

Gluten-free pistachio & passionfruit shortbreads

This is a variation on the salted caramel shortbreads I posted a while ago. For these ones I make mini pistachio shortbreads, topped them with fresh passionfruit curd (something I make and use a lot in my baking: recipe below), and coated them in white chocolate. Passionfruit and white chocolate go so well together that these are not […]

Lemongrass & ginger Cannelés

  Cannelés (or canelés!) have somehow escaped my foodie radar; the first time I ate one – a traditional vanilla flavour – was just a few weeks ago, served with an Afternoon Tea. However, I was so taken by them that I couldn’t wait to make a batch, and have since made several batches of […]

Tiger bread: with bakingmad.com & Allinson

I just cannot stop making bread of all types, shapes and sizes: it is, unashamedly, something of an addiction! While there are many breads I bake most happily over and over again, I love encountering breads that I have not baked before. So when I was contacted on behalf of Baking Mad to bake one of the bread recipes […]

Valentine’s cake

I made this cake to take to my first visit to my local group of the Clandestine Cake Club, the theme for this event being “He loves me, he loves me not”. This was a quick cake to put together (just under 2 hours) owing to a packed weekend. It is very much a dessert-type cake and […]

Fruit Punnet Madeira Cake

A spot of quick decoration of a Madeira cake: the cake was made and decorated last autumn, but I only just found this post buried among my draft posts! The “fruit punnet cake” or fruit basket cake has freshly picked fruit covering it as well as spilling over the top: whenever I pick fruit from the allotment I […]

Viennoiserie: lemon frangipane croissants & Amaretto cherry pains au chocolat.

NB: this post has two recipes using one batch of dough – just because I couldn’t decide which flavour to go for!! I was eager to make another batch of croissant dough; two weeks or so since I made the last batch is a long time for me! The process of making croissants never fails to […]