Monthly Archives: November 2012

Honey & Almond Squares

As part of my birthday celebrations this year I had a house full of people and full of food, and for one of the desserts I made these honey & almond squares. A very simple recipe that packs in both flavour from the honey and texture from the almonds. I’ve just said ‘honey’ in the ingredients list but by that I mean use the best honey you have, be it orange blossom or a lovely local variety! Click here for the recipe


Pear Crumble with Lavender Cream

Crumble is one of my favourite desserts, so simple, so warm, so homely and so yummy. Here I’ve coupled seasonal pear and floral lavender for a dessert with undeniable winter cosiness balanced with a beautifully delicate perfume. Because the pears are cooked and sweetened they don’t have to be perfectly ripe, in fact a little firmness will ensure they keep their shape. Click here for the recipe

Lemon Drizzle Loaf

Herein lies one of the most beautiful, yet elegantly simple cakes to ever grace the baking world (and of course my blog ;] ). Nothing at all fancy about it, yet it has the power to impress everybody I know (except those with a thing against lemons). Cleansing aroma, sweet-piquant flavour, moist texture – it’s almost heavenly… Click here for the recipe


Chocolate, Hazelnut and Caramel Swiss Roll

The thing I love about swiss rolls is that they are pretty simple to make and the flavour combinations are endless. Following on from my Passion Fruit Swiss Roll here’s a much richer version for all the chocolate lovers out there. The hazelnuts not only add that nutty flavour that goes so well with chocolate but they also add a lovely crunch, giving the roll even more depth. So while you sit there contemplating when to make it I’ll be cutting myself another slice! ;] Click here for the recipe