Pear, Mint + Ginger Crumble
Almonds / Baking / Dessert / Fruit / Ginger / Lemon / Pears / Stem Ginger / Vegetarian / Wholemeal Flour

Pear, Mint + Ginger Crumble

The bright and zesty fragrance of fresh mint and lemon adds a new dimension to a classic winter crumble. Beautiful in-season pears are lightly stewed with medjool dates, lemon, and a few pieces of sticky stem ginger to make a naturally sweet and spiced fruit filling. Fresh mint leaves are stirred in at the last … Continue reading

Sweet Bread Pudding with Blackberries, Mandarin + Rose
Baking / Berries / Breakfast / Buckwheat / Cinnamon / Cream / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Mandarin / Maple Syrup / Orange / Poppy Seeds / Rose Water / Sweet / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Sweet Bread Pudding with Blackberries, Mandarin + Rose

Bread puddings are something that people often associate with being a stodgy, heavy and uninspiring dessert. The sweet bread puddings that I have made here are exactly the opposite. Crusty, wholesome, nut and seed-studded sourdough bread is tossed with tangy blackberries and a lightened-up custard featuring the flavours of Morocco – citrus, cardamom, rose water … Continue reading

Toffee Apple, Almond + Quinoa Cakes
Almonds / Apples / Baking / Eggs / Maple Syrup / Quinoa / Sweet

Toffee Apple, Almond + Quinoa Cakes

It’s apple season and I’m in heaven. Is there anything more comforting for a wintertime treat than soft, moist cake, sweet caramel and tender toffee apples? I lucked out and was given a bucketful of beautiful seasonal apples picked fresh from my neighbour’s orchard. Their aromatic, juicy flesh was ripe for baking and I happily … Continue reading

Blood Orange Crème Brûlée with Coconut Palm Sugar Crust
Baking / Blood Orange / Cream / Eggs / Milk / Orange / Sweet

Blood Orange Crème Brûlée with Coconut Palm Sugar Crust

A wonderfully zesty, creamy, but not-too-sweet recipe for perfect pudding deliciousness. My Blood Orange Crème Brûlée with Palm Sugar Crust features cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and blood orange under a thin, golden crust of fragrant coconut palm sugar. Heaven. 750ml thin cream 1 cinnamon stick 7 egg yolks – preferably organic and free-range 1 vanilla bean, … Continue reading

Individual Chocolate and Caramel Soufflés
Baking / Chocolate / Coffee / Eggs / Sweet / Wholemeal Flour

Individual Chocolate and Caramel Soufflés

In the world of culinary creations there are few things more enjoyable than cooking with eggs. Just watching a few goopy, translucent egg whites transform into beautifully formed, porcelain-white meringue is up there on my list of favourite things. Meet my little black dress of my dessert repertoire – individual Chocolate and Caramel Soufflés. Whisper-light … Continue reading

Honey, Pear and Ginger Crumble
Baking / Cinnamon / Ginger / Honey / Lemon / Oats / Orange / Pears / Pistachio / Spelt Flour / Sweet / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Honey, Pear and Ginger Crumble

The thought of crunchy crumbled oats and roasted nuts on top of a bed of warm, fragrant fruit just gets me going. To be honest, I’m not sure if there is anything better. Imagine a bubbling layer of ginger and honey-spiked pears covered with the most wholesome oaty crumble conceivable – golden topped and caramalised … Continue reading