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Vanilla Panna Cotta with Raspberry Jelly

I’m always on the lookout for impressive looking desserts that are deceptively easy to make. I reckon this is the winner in that category! No fancy equipment required – all you need to get this right is a cupcake/muffin tin and small glass jars.

Panna cotta is a delicious Italian dessert which is very simply a sweetened, set cream. Ask any chef about panna cotta and the word “wobble” will almost certainly come up. Read More

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The Wobble Experiment

I like to do a little research before I try a new recipe. And by a little I mean a lot. After hours of searching through cookbooks, magazines, the internet (and specifically Pinterest), I narrow it down to two or three recipes and then play around until I’m satisfied it’s perfect. Maybe it’s the scientist in me, maybe it’s the perfectionist. Read More

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Plum and Almond Tart

I discovered this recipe in a Fair Lady magazine very early in my baking days – 1994!
22 years later it has proven to stand the test of time exactly as it is, no changes or improvements required. I just love all the colours of this tart – the deep purple skins of the plums, the red and orange flesh, the golden pastry. It is an absolute showstopper of a tart, so it’s perfect for a special tea-time treat or to end off a memorable meal. Read More

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Crunchy, buttery pastry. Creamy salty-sweet caramel. Melt-in-the-mouth dark chocolate ganache. The three elements that make up this perfectly decadent chocolate tart. Well, I say its perfect but it does have one flaw…  all the setting time required before you can actually eat a slice! So if you are planning to serve this as a show-stopping after dinner dessert, then best you get cracking with it in the morning.

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