White chocolate and raspberry swirl tartlets

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 […]

Chocolate cloud cake

Chocolate cloud cake

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Don’t you agree? I first came across a picture of a Chocolate cloud cake years ago and fell instantly in love with its heavenly looks. Its whimsical name also charmed me. I’d never heard of a Chocolate cloud cake before and I immediately dreamed of a divinely […]

Granola parfait

Breakfast parfait with home-made granola

Several weeks ago now I was inspired to make my own granola bars after my favourite store bought variety were out of stock for not one, but TWO weeks in a row!  Given I had all the essential ingredients at home in my pantry, how hard could it be?   Well, it turns out they’re […]

Roast pumpkin & radiccio salad

Roast pumpkin and radicchio salad

I was recently doing a bit of spring cleaning and came across a pile of recipes that, long before the invention of Pinterest, had caught my eye and I’d torn out of various magazines with the intention of giving them a try.  Hands up if you’re guilty of tearing out (and more recently pinning or […]

Cottage pie

Cottage pie

Sometimes there’s nothing more comforting than a good, hearty pie.  And today is one of those days when I wish I was tucking into one of these gorgeous mini cottage pies for dinner… perhaps with a nice drop of red to help wash it down! It’s a couple of months ago now since I cooked […]

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