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Sultana and Cranberry Sponge
A steamed sponge with golden sultanas and dried cranberries
Chocolate Apricot Amaretti Cake
A dark, dense chocolate cake for a special occasion
Hot Puff Pastry Tarts with Bananas and Maple Syrup
Oat and fruit flapjacks
Crisp and gooey oat flapjacks with seeds and dried fruits.
Ricotta tart with apricot jam
A shallow tart of ricotta, apricot jam and pine kernels.
Pine nut and marzipan cookies
Crisp, chewy cookies with lemon, marzipan and pine nuts
Hot, sugar dusted banana fritters with papaya salad.
A refreshing granita of spring rhubarb and blood orange.
Deep Fried and sugared bananas with coconut, lime and papaya.
Poached Rhubarb, Almond Granola
Rhubarb with elderflower and honey. Almond and Chia Granola. Yoghurt.
Rhubarb Cream Cheese Trifle
Sponge, rhubarb, cream cheese and whipped cream. A trifle for Spring.
Shortbread, orange honey and thyme
Almond and pistachio shortbread, blood oranges, ricotta, honey and thyme
Coconut pancakes, rhubarb
Light coconut pancakes, with baked young rhubarb
Panna cotta with Poached Rhubarb
A recipe for a gentle panna cotta with sweet, spiced rhubarb.
Passion Fruit Madeleines
Tiny sponge cakes soaked in passionfruit juice and iced with thin lemon frosting.
Ginger and Lemon Cake
A hot and aromatic ginger cake with lemon and black pepper.
A simple lemon preserve with a glowing colour and citrus bite.
Lemon and Orange Parfait
A frozen parfait with layers of meringue and citrus curd.
Lemon Swiss Roll
A soft, sugary cake with a citrus and cream filling.
Sheep milk and lemon ice cream
A refreshing ice of sheep (or goat milk) yoghurt, lemon and candied orange
A no-cook lemon cheesecake. Crisp, biscuit base. Citrus, light as air.
Peanut Butter White Chocolate Cheesecake
A sticky, sweet cheesecake, and not for the faint-hearted. For those who understand.
The simplest, and possibly the quickest cheesecake.
Mango and Sesame Cheesecake
Sesame spongecake with cheesecake filling and ripe mango
Fennel seed Ice Cream
A gently flavoured ice cream of fennel and fennel seed.
Mango and Blueberry Lassi
Mango lassi with a stirring of blueberries. For when the Alphonso mango season starts.
Pancakes with Ricotta and Lemon Thyme
Pancakes, Ricotta, Lemon Thyme and Citrus Zest Sauce.
Buttermilk Pannacotta with Sesame Brittle
Panna cotta made with buttermilk, with sesame brittle
Meringues with lime and pistachios
Crisp outside, gooey within. Meringues with a sharp, lime curd and pistachios.
Hot Cross Bun Pudding
A hot, sticky banana pudding for a cool spring day.
Old fashioned, crisp and chewy almond macaroons.
Chocolate Ginger Mousse
Dark chocolate mousse flecked with sweet, crunchy ginger crumbs.
Chocolate Praline Mousse
Thick chocolate mousse with a hazelnut praline crust.
Chocolate and Nut Slab
A thin sheet of dark chocolate studded with crystalised fruits and nuts.