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Burnt Honey Crème Caramel

Burnt Honey Crème Caramel A

It took me a while to like custard. As a child I shied away from the yellow stuff without ever tasting it, and then one day I took the plunge and never looked back! From traditional pouring custard (not too runny please), to thick and rich crème pâtissière and let’s not forget ice cream, there are so many ways to love custard. And now here’s another! Burning the honey turns it into caramel with a delightfully floral taste, to adorn the delicately flavoured set custard.
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Walnut & Raspberry Syrup Cake

Walnut & Raspberry Syrup Cake B

This cake was inspired by a recent holiday, one where almost every dessert was soaked in syrup! It seemed a bit peculiar and funny at first, but it soon became the signature of meals out. Here, the fresh zing of the raspberries contrasts beautifully with the sweet, delicate walnut sponge. And it tastes all the better with a splash of cream! P.S. Don’t worry if the raspberries get hidden within the cake, they’ll soon reappear when the cake is cut.
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Banana Layer Slab

Banana Layer Slab B

Banana and pecan that classic combo, paired here with chocolate (an all-time favourite) into a five-layer dessert. I agree the name ‘slab’ is a bit heavy-handed, but I couldn’t think of a way to describe it better, so here it is: Banana Layer Slab!

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Cinnamon Muffins

Cinnamon Muffins B

These muffins are paying homage to some lovely baked goods I had in Portugal. Simple bakes such as bolo de arroz and pastel de nata are not only cheap but incredibly tasty. Muffins de canela also fit into that category, and I hope my version brings you even half the satisfaction the original ones I had brought me.

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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


Honeyed Fig Cheesecake

So this is a recipe I came up with a while ago, that I’m proud to finally publish on my blog (sorry for the absence). It marries the beautiful flavours of figs, mascarpone and honey into one of my favourite desserts – cheesecake! The mascarpone adds a really rich creaminess to the filling, while the sweetness of the figs is with the reinforced with the honey and spiced with a bit of cinnamon. Dried figs work well here if you are unable to get hold of fresh figs. Click here for the recipe


Lemon, Honey & Pistachio Shortbread

What I love most about working at Relay tea room is seeing people buy my creations and here’s one we had in the shop last week. I’ve always loved baking and getting lovely feedback from a diverse customer-base puts a massive smile on my face. It’s also lovely when fans of The Great British Bake Off come in because they remember me! =D So this recipe is really simple and one of the reasons I love it is because it’s incredibly easy to adapt with new flavours – brown sugar stem ginger shortbread is another favourite! =] Click here for the recipe