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Chocolate oat cookies
Sweet oat muscovado cookies with dark chocolate chips
Rhubarb and ginger trifle
Rhubarb trifle with preserved ginger and custard
Almond and lemon shortcakes
Little almond paste and lemon shortcakes. A treat.
Apricots, French toast and pistachio mascarpone
Apricots, butter fried brioche and mascarpone with pistachios
Apple maple syrup cake
Apple and ginger cake with mascarpone and maple syrup
Lemon cream biscuits
Lemon cream biscuits with lemon curd and mascarpone
Chocolates wafers with pistachios, rose petals and violets
Sweet buns with passionfruit and labne
Soft, sweet buns filled with labne and passionfruit
Chocolate mascarpone cake
chocolate hazelnut cake with mascarpone cream
Lemon sorbet with prosecco
A refreshing home made lemon sorbet and sparkling wine
Fudgy Vanilla Cheesecake
A thick textured, fudgy cheesecake with baked rhubarb
Warm Apple Cake
Apple cake wit poppy seeds and Demerara, served warm
Buttermilk Ice Cream
Buttermilk and lemon ice cream with rose shortbread
Blood orange cake
A soft almond sponge with orange zest and syrup
Fruit Buns, Miso Icing
Yeasted buns with vine fruits and a light miso icing
Toffee Apple Fool
Apple fool with cinnamon and toffee, candied orange peel
Mint Frozen Yoghurt
Frozen yoghurt with mint and dark chocolate sauce
Creamy apricot cheesecake
A very creamy and rich cheesecake with poached apricots
Chocolate Sponge Pudding, Maple sauce
Steamed chocolate sponge with a maple syrup Sauce
Bananas, Passionfruit sauce
Hot, caramelised bananas with a passionfruit sauce
Blueberry French Toasts
Cinnamon Brioche French toast with blueberry sauce
Chocolate Apricot Amaretti Cake
A dark, dense chocolate cake for a special occasion
Sultana and Cranberry Sponge
A steamed sponge with golden sultanas and dried cranberries
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
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.
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
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.