Nuts

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Pear and Hazelnut Tart

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.

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Banana Crumble Muffins

Bananas. As much as I like them, I always seem to have a few over-ripe ones lying in the fruit bowl. Why? Because the whole bunch ripens at exactly the same time and no matter how much you like banana’s, five in one day is too many.  Since I hate wasting food, my solution is to transform them into a delicious batch of banana muffins. Not just any muffins though. These ones have a sweet and crunchy brown sugar crumble topping that transforms them from boring to blissful! Read More

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Chocolate Salami

Chocolate salami is not salami at all – it is a delicious chocolate log filled with nuts, biscuits and a dash of liqueur. The name simply comes from the salami-like appearance. Originally from Italy (or Portugal, depending who you ask), it tastes best when served with a glass of port or liqueur after dinner. Chocolate Salami looks beautiful when presented on a wooden board, partially sliced and ready to nibble on.

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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