Pavlova with Rosemary Poached Rhubarb, Mango + Passionfruit
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Pavlova with Rosemary Poached Rhubarb, Mango + Passionfruit

Pavlova is one of my favourite things, so naturally it is the dessert I opt for when I’m feeling particularly happy or when I’m in need of something to haul me out of the doldrums brought about by a bad day, a creative block or something as silly as burning my coffee in the morning … Continue reading

Sea Salt, Pistachio + Turkish Delight Chocolate Snaps
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Sea Salt, Pistachio + Turkish Delight Chocolate Snaps

  This is one of the simplest treats I know how to make. Rich, dark and just-the-right-amount-of-bitterness chocolate is melted above gently simmering water and then spooned into whisper-thin rounds, dotted with sugared-hazelnuts, pistachios, rose turkish delight and sea salt. These little chocolate snaps are the perfect after-dinner sweet to end the night with.   … Continue reading

Cardamom Pistachio Sugar Pavlova with Peaches, Blueberries + Oat Crumble
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Cardamom Pistachio Sugar Pavlova with Peaches, Blueberries + Oat Crumble

As spring plays hide and seek with us I have put together a special Finger, Fork & Knife pavlova that sings of warmer days and longer nights. The crisp and chewy cardamom and pistachio meringue base, rich in spice and little green nuggets of chopped pistachios, provides and cloud-like layer beneath the creamy lemon-spiked filling, … Continue reading

Blood Orange, Chocolate + Salted Pistachio Bread Pudding
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Blood Orange, Chocolate + Salted Pistachio Bread Pudding

Whatever you do don’t throw out that loaf of days-old bread that’s sitting in your cupboard. This recipe makes a mature, crusty old hunk of bread the star of the show in a dish that is both dinner party worthy and won’t break the bank. Layers of chunky torn bits of sourdough rye are slathered … Continue reading

Cucumber, Mint + Lemon Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches
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Cucumber, Mint + Lemon Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches

This tzatziki-inspired warm weather treat has to be one of the prettiest recipes in my repertoire. Chunks of cucumber are frozen then whizzed up in a food processor with natural yoghurt, lemon, and lots of fresh mint. The fresh and zesty frozen yoghurt is sandwiched between two gorgeously chewy brown butter biscuits to create the … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs
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Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs

Forgive me waistline, but there is something about the sweet and salty combination of chocolate, caramel, and salted peanuts that some days I just can’t deny. If you are a regular reader of my recipes you might find this as a bit of departure from the usual light and healthy fare that features of Finger, … Continue reading

Pear, Mint + Ginger Crumble
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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

Chocolate Truffle Tart with Frosted Blueberries
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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Frosted Blueberries

Stripping back a traditional recipe and giving it a new a look, taste, and feel is something I particularly enjoy, not least this simple and elegant tart, which took me a number of weeks and over 10 blocks of premium dark chocolate to get just right. This is not like your typical chocolate truffle tart … Continue reading

Banana + Crunchy Nut Cheesecake
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Banana + Crunchy Nut Cheesecake

Cheesecake and banoffee pie – two wonderful and decadent treats that rarely fail in making people sit back, smile, and pat their bellies with delight. While nothing can beat a classic ‘just-like-grandma’ makes it cheesecake, this recipe takes the idea and basic flavours and lightens things up a little. Organic rolled oats, rye and spelt … Continue reading

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves
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Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves

These little buttermilk loaves are pumpkin-spiced and riddled with walnuts, pumpkin kernels, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs. All natural and relatively healthy, they are sweetened with mashed roasted pumpkin and applesauce, and given warmth and earthiness from a mixture of cinnamon and clove. Topped with a simple cream cheese and orange icing and a scattering of … Continue reading

Pimms Tartlets
Baking / Berries / Creme Fraiche / Cucumber / Eggs / Ginger / Mint / Puff Pastry / Stem Ginger / Sweet

Pimms Tartlets

A playful tartlet recipe inspired by the ongoing summer heat and chilled jugs of Pimms on the grass. Using Myrtleford Butter Factory’s divine crème fraiche as the base, sticky sweet stem ginger syrup and orange zest are added to give the filling a Pimms kick. Encased by a mint-sugar puff pastry and topped with thin ribbons … Continue reading