Salted honey tart

I adore honey and love using it in both sweet and savoury dishes. The sweetness in this very easy recipe is carefully balanced with the salt and gives a dessert that has always proved hard to resist.

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Sfogliatella pastries with a honey, orange & pistachio filling

This is my first attempt at these challenging Italian pastries – pastries I tried for the first time only a few years ago. It goes without saying that I had to have a go at making these, relying solely on a loose recipe description from a bakery….. Continue reading “Sfogliatella pastries with a honey, orange & pistachio filling”

Lemon & honey Valentine shortbreads

Post updated Feb 14th 2018 (new photos)

Rich, buttery biscuits topped with a very firm royal icing are always a joy to eat. While I have made these heart-shaped with simple heart icing embellishments, these are great made into any shape for eating at any time of the year: with or without the icing! Continue reading “Lemon & honey Valentine shortbreads”

Walnut & raisin “tear and share” bread centrepiece with melted Brie

Cheese, bread, walnuts and apple: great culinary bed-fellows that revel in their modesty! Continue reading “Walnut & raisin “tear and share” bread centrepiece with melted Brie”