Buttermilk-glazed mini fig and pecan cakes

Buttermilk-glazed mini fig and pecan cakes

Today is the 20th of the month.  Not only does this mean it’s only five days left until Christmas, but it also marks the start of my week long holiday down the coast with my family.  A week relaxing by the beach and spending time with those I hold dear to my heart…  Perfection! Speaking […]

Fig, prosciutto and manchego salad | A Sweet Muddle

Fig, prosciutto and manchego salad

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been quite excited to see the appearance of fresh figs in the grocers and have been dreaming of ways to put them to good use in the kitchen.  This Fig, prosciutto and manchego salad seemed like the perfect place to start.  There is something ever so good about […]

Vanilla thins

Vanilla thins

With the festive season well and truly upon us, I thought it would be a good time to share the recipe for these Vanilla thins with you all.  Not to be mistaken with the vanilla shortbread version known by the same name, these crispy buttery biscuits are popular throughout France, Italy and Spain, where they’re […]

Lemon meringue tartlets | A Sweet Muddle

Lemon meringue tartlets

Happy Friday people!  So I have a wonderful little treat for you all to finish the week with… these gorgeous, bite sized Lemon meringue tartlets. The tangy goodness of the lemon curd encased in gorgeous, buttery shortcrust pasty and topped with sweet Italian meringue is what makes this such a classic combination, not to mention […]

Tartlets, White chocolate and raspberry swirl

White chocolate and raspberry swirl tartlets

What is it about raspberries and white chocolate that makes it such a perfect pairing choice? For me, that sweet tartness of raspberries combined with rich, creamy white chocolate makes it pretty irresistible (in small doses).  And so it was inevitable that when I came across the recipe for these gorgeous White chocolate and raspberry […]

Sweet pastry

Sweet pastry

I’ve been having fun baking batches of an assortment of sweet tarts these last couple of weeks.  It all started with a batch of mini lemon meringue tarts and it’s sort of mushroomed since then. My first batch was a little underwhelming.  You see, I was a little short on time so thought I’d cheat […]

Sweet potato galettes

Ottolenghi’s Sweet Potato Galettes

I’ve recently been reunited with one of my favourite cookbooks, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and it’s only now that I have it back within arms reach that I realise exactly how much I’ve missed this book, and the treasure trove of recipes it contains.  I bought the book shortly after it’s release back in 2008 while […]

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