Creamy Coffee Fudge

Fudge makes for a perfect homemade gift for any foodie out there with a sweet tooth. It takes little time to make, simple ingredients, easily customisable with very good results! This fudge I made for my Dad, he’s mad for it, and we’re all mad for anything coffee flavoured and so combining the two meant…

Grilled Nectarine, Honey and Almond Pavlova

The nectarines that are in the local shops are their absolute best at the moment though sometimes they can be a little under-ripe. Caramelising the fruit before eating assists in the ripening and add more juice and flavour to the fruit.   Piped meringue makes the pavlova look ornate and immaculate, if though your not…

Sourdough: my first foray

Sourdough. Where to start. I have been reading about the process of making sourdough for a little while now, it all started when the first Tartine Bread recipe book came out and I was engrossed in how you can make bread from just flour and water. Natural yeast wasn’t something I had been aware of…

Coconut and Lime Bars

The flavours of lime and coconut have me back on a beach in no time. These bars are made up of zesty cake topped with a thick layer of coconut cream and sprinkled with desiccated coconut. Coconut and Lime Bars (you will need a lined and greased tin) Ingredients: (for the cake) 6oz caster sugar…

Honey, Nectarine and Polenta Cake

Its often refreshing to take a step back from plain white flour and refined white sugar and use something a little more wholesome and natural. This cake uses honey to provide a natural source of sweetness and a combination of polenta, ground almonds and self raising flour, this gives the crumb an interesting texture, taste…

Tiramisu

A simple dessert, perfect for large parties, layers of strong coffee soaked sponge, with creamy mascarpone filling with the addition of Irish cream and grated chocolate gives this one the edge. Tiramisu (you will need a large square Tupperware to assemble to dessert in) Ingredients: 125ml Irish cream 500g mascarpone 50g sugar 2 eggs, separated 200g sponge…

Malted Sultana & Walnut Loaf

A slice of this, toasted and buttered for breakfast makes for a treat. Star studded bread with a sweet malty flavour, with walnuts and sultanas for texture. Malted Sultana and Walnut Loaf (makes 2 loaves, you will need a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, or very strong arms!) Ingredients 20g fresh yeast 1…

Caramelised Onion & Herb de Provence Rolls

A house filled with the smell of freshly made bread is a house like no other and whilst making these, the fragrant smell of the herbs and caramelised onions fills the house with a gorgeous aroma but are good to eat too! Caramelised Onion and Herb de Provence rolls (makes 10 rolls, you will need…

Peach and Vanilla Viennese Swirls

Peach strikes again, crumbly biscuits sandwiched with peach conserve and vanilla buttercream, a simple treat. Peach and Vanilla Viennese Swirls (Makes 15 sandwich biscuits) Ingredients: 250g butter 70g icing sugar 200g plain flour 50g cornflour 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (for the filling) 50g butter 100g icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste peach conserve icing sugar…