Apple + Millet Crumble Cake
Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Dessert / Meals + Courses / Millet / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholegrains

Apple + Millet Crumble Cake

A rustic, apple-packed, buttery millet crumble-topped, rosemary scented afternoon tea cake. Beauty in simplicity.   ___________________________________________ FOR APPLE CAKE 4 cooking apples – we used Bramley, peeled, cored and cut into 8-10 chunks 5 tbsp plain flour, sifted 4 tbsp caster sugar 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp baking powder 2 free range eggs … Continue reading

Pavlova with Rosemary Poached Rhubarb, Mango + Passionfruit
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cream / Dessert / Mango / Meals + Courses / Passionfruit / Rhubarb / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian

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
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Chocolate / Dessert / Meals + Courses / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian

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
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Dessert / Eggs / Meals + Courses / Peach / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian / Yoghurt

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

Lemon Marmalade, Pistachio + Meringue Biscuits
Baking / Dessert / Eggs / Honey / Lemon / Meals + Courses / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian / Wholemeal Flour

Lemon Marmalade, Pistachio + Meringue Biscuits

Ever since I can remember I have been strangely addicted to the sweet and tangy flavour of lime marmalade. I think this wonderful obsession began when my dad would make toast in the morning – thick slices of bread toasted until golden then slathered with far too much butter and bitter, chunky, and sticky marmalade. … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs
Baking / Chocolate / Dessert / Eggs / Peanuts / Sweet / Vegetarian

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

Chocolate Truffle Tart with Frosted Blueberries
Almond Milk / Almonds / Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Cacao / Chocolate / Coconut Milk / Creme Fraiche / Eggs

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

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves
Almonds / Baking / Breakfast / Buttermilk / Cacao / Chocolate / Cinnamon / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Lunch / Milk / Orange / pumpkin / Spelt Flour / Sweet / Walnuts / Wholemeal Flour

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

Fresh Ricotta Ice cream with Watermelon, Mint + Lemon Syrup
Breakfast / Cheese / Fruit / Honey / Lemon / Milk / Palm Sugar / Quinoa / Rice Milk / Ricotta / Sweet / Vanilla / Watermelon

Fresh Ricotta Ice cream with Watermelon, Mint + Lemon Syrup

Cool, refreshing, and light, this ricotta ice cream recipe makes a tub full of goodness that tastes as good as it looks. The addition of honey, vanilla, and rice milk gives it a richness and depth of flavour that sings all the way from the tip of your tongue to the bottom of your belly. … Continue reading

Brown Butter Banana Bread
Baking / Banana / Bread / Breakfast / Buckwheat Flour / Eggs / Honey / Lunch / Sweet / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Brown Butter Banana Bread

 Moist, nutty, sweet and studded with big chunks of banana – this is my go to banana bread recipe. it bakes up fragrant, golden and moist and is made from a blend of walnut and buckwheat flours, a spoonful of butter, happy eggs, vanilla, honey, and a touch of salt. Given a little kick from … Continue reading

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Chocolate / Eggs / Ginger / Lunch / Milk / Sweet / Vanilla / Yeast

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts

Sometimes in life there are moments when a sweet little ring of dough, puffed to light and airy perfection and drizzled with a glaze, or dusted with a simple cinnamon sugar, is just what you need. This is by no means an everyday recipe but one that is made lighter by baking instead of frying. … Continue reading