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Sweets, Treats and Baking for Winter
Quince, Honey, Anise
Quince, slow-baked with honey, lemon and star anise
Pears, Wine, Chocolate
Pears cooked with red wine and spices, with dark chocolate
Bread rolls with Feta and Rosemary
Soft bread rolls with feta and kefir and rosemary
Banana and lemon trifle
Trifle with lemon sponge cake, sherry, custard and bananas
Panforte ice cream
A soft, frozen ice cream with panforte and maple syrup
Apples, Marmalade, Sherry
Apples, baked with marmalade, lemon, sherry and bay
Filo pastries with ricotta & lemon
Ricotta filled pastries with lemon, thyme and orange
Rice Passionfruit, Clotted cream
Rice pudding, baked with ginger, clotted cream and passion fruit
Spiced Pear and Ginger Cake
A dark, spiced ginger cake with pears and lemon icing
Blackberry and Apple Muffins
Blackberry, apple, kefir and pumpkin seed muffins
Chocolate hazelnut Bundt cakes
Hazelnut cakes with chocolate and a quince compote
Cranberry and Walnut ice cream
A quickly made ice cream of vanilla, cranberries and caramelised walnuts
Apple and Marmalade Tart
Puff pastry parcel of apples and orange marmalade
Candied Fruit Cookies
Soft fruit cookies for Christmas with candied fruit
Lemon Bundt Cake
A vanilla Bundt cake flavoured with lemon zest
Chocolate chip and apricot cake
Hazelnut cake with dark chocolate chips and dried apricots
Golden Sultana and Candied Orange cake
A light Bundt cake with sultanas, candied orange peel and passionfruit icing
A light banana cake, served with papaya and cardamom salad
The traditional cake, a little lighter than most, and very popular.
Double Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
Incredibly moist brownies with toasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate.
Sour Cherry Cheesecake
A sweet, soft cheesecake with a layer of sour cherries at the bottom.
Sour Cherry Baklava
Crisp layers of pastry filled with sour cherry preserve and pistachios.
Panettone, Ricotta, Candied Fruits
Grilled panettone with ricotta, candied fruits and chocolate
Apple and Gingerbread Custard
Baked gingerbread custard pudding with apples
Linseed and Treacle Loaf
Rye loaf, with linseed, treacle and pumpkin seeds.
Sticky, Seeded Fruit Bread
A sticky malt loaf with pumpkin and sesame seeds
Seeded Soda Bread
A quick, no-knead, soda bread, crunchy with seeds
Fig and Hazelnut Loaf for Cheese
A loaf with dried figs and toasted hazelnuts, specially for the cheese.
Potato Farls with Smoked Salmon
Potato pancakes with smoked salmon, pickles, cream cheese
Sticky malt fruit cake, to serve sliced and buttered
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
Apricot Chocolate Palmiers
Crisp pastries with apricot jam and dark chocolate.
A pannacotta favoured with vanilla and buttermilk, cranberry sauce
Malt Loaf Pudding
A malt and marmalade bread and butter pudding
A crumbly, upside down tart made with dried figs
The pudding I make every year. Lighter than most. Packed with fruit.
Clementine butter for Christmas Pudding
A sweet, citrus butter for use with Fig Tart or Christmas Pudding
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.
Steamed chocolate pudding
Steamed chocolate pudding with a warm spiced cream
Maple Syrup Ice Cream
A soft serve ice cream made with maple syrup and home made candied orange.
Pear and Orange Granita
A sparkling granita of pears, cloves and orange juice
A Christmas Pie
A rich pie filled with sweet vine fruits, and covered with a thin lemon icing.
A light apple fool made with baked apples and mascarpone
Apples, Sloe Gin.
Apples, poached with sloe gin and sweet spices.
Figs, Pomegranate Molasses, Pistachios
Grilled figs with pomegranate molasses, pistachios and yoghurt
Poached Quince, Roquefort Cream
Sweet quinces, blue cheese cream. A good way to finish a winter dinner.
Blood Oranges with Sherry Syllabub
A sherry and citrus syllabub with blood oranges.
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.
Apple and Custard Meringue
A vast, crisp meringue, caramelised apples and custard.
Mincemeat Filo Rolls
Sweet Mincemeat and almonds wrapped in crisp filo pastry.
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.
Pink Grapefruit Marmalade
A classic, simple coarse cut marmalade made with pink grapefruits.