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Vegan Pear and Vanilla Jelly Sweets

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

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Vanilla Marshmallow Clouds

I have been wanting to make marshmallows for a very long time. So when I got my beautiful Kenwood Chef Titanium stand mixer as a birthday gift, the first thing I made was these yummy vanilla marshmallows! I generally believe that anything home-made tastes better than shop-bought, but certain home-made goodies are really streets ahead of the bought variety. Marshmallows fall into that category. The texture is just so light and fluffy, they almost melt in your mouth. Just like little puffy clouds. Once you have mastered the basic recipe, you can play around with all sorts of flavours and colours too.

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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