Raspberries are one of my favourite fruits. The luminous pink colour and tart flavour work so well in many desserts. Jam is a wonderful way to concentrate that juicy raspberry flavour so you can enjoy it anytime. My ultimate is Read More
Sweet, juicy pears are in season and are so versatile to bake with. I especially love the combination of pears with vanilla. This week I felt like trying my hand at a bit of confectionery.
The French term for these deliciously soft sweets is “pâté de fruit”, which means “fruit paste”. Unlike jelly sweets set with gelatine, these are softer in texture and not quite as chewy or jelly-like. The secret to achieving this texture is Read More
We’ve spoken about dessert mash-ups before (in my Lemon Meringue Fudge recipe). Only good things can happen when you merge the best elements of two desserts into one sensational combo. Take the spiced apples and crunchy crumble topping of an apple crumble. Now add in the rich creaminess of a vanilla cheesecake. The result is a Read More
I discovered a wonderful product called Blueberry Powder. It is made by simply freeze-drying blueberries! The resulting product is a sticky concentrated powder which adds a powerful flavour and colour boost to foods. A great way to up the nutrient content of your smoothie bowl breakfast. Or in this case, your triple layered dessert.
All the lovely seasonal fruit that becomes available as the seasons change is a great inspiration for my baking. At this time of years it’s the plums and pears that catch my eye.
A few weeks ago we were having a large group of friends around and I needed a relatively light dessert to feed a crowd, that could be prepared in advance.
It may surprise just how easy it is to make your own jelly sweets. Just pick your favourite juice, add gelatine and a little honey and lemon juice, and you are A for away. As an added bonus, you can control the sweetness – the amount of honey/sugar you add depends on how sweet you like it and also how sweet the juice is. Read More
I’d love to tell you that my favourite thing about these ice lollies is that they are made with only fruit and are therefore super-healthy. But I’d be lying. What I love most about them is that are just so pretty! I mean look at those colours! Isn’t it pleasing to know that all those lovely, bright colours come from fruit alone? Read More