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Sweets, Treats and Baking for Winter
Lemon Bundt Cake
A vanilla Bundt cake flavoured with lemon zest
Panettone, Ricotta, Candied Fruits
Grilled panettone with ricotta, candied fruits and chocolate
Apple and Gingerbread Custard
Baked gingerbread custard pudding with apples
Sticky, Seeded Fruit Bread
A sticky malt loaf with pumpkin and sesame seeds
Chocolate chip and apricot cake
Hazelnut cake with dark chocolate chips and dried apricots
Chocolate chip and marzipan cookies
Cookies with dark chocolate, marzipan and crystallised rose petals
Baked Figs, Pistachio cookies
Figs baked with Marsala and soft pistachio cookies
Golden Sultana and Candied Orange cake
A light Bundt cake with sultanas, candied orange peel and passionfruit icing
A pannacotta favoured with vanilla and buttermilk, cranberry sauce
Sour Cherry Cheesecake
A sweet, soft cheesecake with a layer of sour cherries at the bottom.
Seeded Soda Bread
A quick, no-knead, soda bread, crunchy with seeds
Pink Grapefruit Marmalade
A classic, simple coarse cut marmalade made with pink grapefruits. Recipe coming soon.
Sticky malt fruit cake, to serve sliced and buttered
Malt Loaf Pudding
A malt and marmalade bread and butter pudding
A light apple fool made with baked apples and mascarpone
A crumbly, upside down tart made with dried figs
Clementine butter for Christmas Pudding
A sweet, citrus butter for use with Fig Tart or Christmas Pudding
A light banana cake, served with papaya and cardamom salad
Pear and Orange Granita
A sparkling granita of pears, cloves and orange juice
Cranberry Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce
Sticky baked cranberry sponge with butterscotch sauce
Sticky Marmalade Pudding
A hot, baked sponge pudding of dried fruits and orange marmalade. Recipe coming soon.
Porridge Cakes, Bananas and Granola
Hot porridge cakes with toasted bananas and chocolate granola. Recipe soon.
Maple Syrup Ice Cream
A soft serve ice cream made with maple syrup and home made candied orange.
A Christmas Pie
A rich pie filled with sweet vine fruits, and covered with a thin lemon icing.
Apricot Chocolate Palmiers
Crisp pastries with apricot jam and dark chocolate.
Poached Quince, Roquefort Cream
Sweet quinces, blue cheese cream. A good way to finish a winter dinner.
Apples, Sloe Gin.
Apples, poached with sloe gin and sweet spices.
A Christmas Morning Smoothie
Frozen raspberries, clementine juice, gin and ginger syrup.
Cranberry and Apricot Granola
A crunchy, fruity start to Christmas. Warm toasted granola and cranberries.
The traditional cake, a little lighter than most, and very popular.
The pudding I make every year. Lighter than most. Packed with fruit.
Apple and Custard Meringue
A vast, crisp meringue, caramelised apples and custard.
Mincemeat Filo Rolls
Sweet Mincemeat and almonds wrapped in crisp filo pastry.
Sour Cherry Baklava
Crisp layers of pastry filled with sour cherry preserve and pistachios.
Double Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
Incredibly moist brownies with toasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate.
Steamed chocolate pudding
Steamed chocolate pudding with a warm spiced cream
Fig and Hazelnut Loaf for Cheese
A loaf with dried figs and toasted hazelnuts, specially for the cheese.
Linseed and Treacle Loaf
Rye loaf, with linseed, treacle and pumpkin seeds.
Smoked Salt and Onion Butter
Butter with toasted onions, smoked salt and juniper.
Green Olive Pastries
Puff pastry pinwheels with green olive paste and Parmesan.
Savoury popcorn with crisp pancetta and fennel seeds.