Pear Clafoutis – Almost as Good as it Looks

It sounds odd to say that a recipe’s biggest problem is that it looks too good, but that’s sort of the case with this pear clafoutis. Through no fault of its own, this crust-less, custard fruit tart looks a lot sweeter, and richer than it actually is. So, please be […]

Baltimore Peach Cake – Infested with Beauty and Deliciousness

I’ve never been to Baltimore, so I can’t comment on the current state of affairs, but what I can tell you is that this easy to make, yeast-based “cake” really is amazing, and would have been even more so with a few minor tweaks. I was afraid of it coming […]

Strawberry Margarita Granita

Strawberry Margarita Granita A frozen cocktail for dessert… this is so delicious and a very refreshing end to a meal.  It contains as much alcohol as you’d expect to find in a cocktail, so be careful! Serves 4 Prep time:   15 minutes Freezing time: 3 hours Ingredients 50g caster sugar 400g strawberries […]

Peaches and Cream – Literally

This new and “improved” peaches and cream recipe might not have tasted any better than the classic, but at least it was more complicated. Turns out that a splash of cold, fresh cream is all that sweet, ripe peaches need, which is probably why no one ever cooks it first […]

Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart This is summer on a plate, the perfect dessert for summer!  You can bake the pastry case and make the filling the day before and decorate with the strawberries a couple of hours before serving! Serves 8 Prep time: 45 minutes plus 1 hour 20 minutes chill time Cooking […]

Italian “Crema” Ice Cream (Gelato alla Crema) – To Die For!

I don’t really watch a lot of television, but one series I’m hooked on is Killing Eve. If you haven’t seen it, I won’t spoil anything, but I can safely tell you that it’s not a cooking show. Despite that, a recent episode set in Rome inspired this Italian “crema” […]

Southern-Style Baked Banana Pudding – A Better Banana Cream Pie

If you like banana cream pie, you’ll absolutely love baked banana pudding. Not only is there no piecrust to mess with, but I think the vanilla wafer cookies pair even more perfectly with the fruit and custardy pudding.  Speaking of banana cream pie, don’t even think of skipping the meringue […]

Strawberry Crepe Cake – Works on So Many Levels

Using this simple “crepe cake” technique, you can turn any of your favorite cake fillings into visually stunning, multilayered masterpieces. By the way, I said this is simple, not fast, as it does take a little bit of time to make and stack all those crepes, but once you get […]

Irish Tea Cake – Was this Barmbrack Wack?

Every year I try to post at least one Irish recipe, and this time around I decided to do something a little out of the ordinary, and try my hand at Barmbrack. I love corned beef and cabbage as much as the next guy, but you can only film it […]

Kouign-Amann – Yas Queen!

The fact that Kouign-Amann (Pronounced “Queen-a-mahn”) have become a popular item in bakeries across America is quite a tribute to just how incredible they really are, since to stock something that no one can spell or pronounce is generally considered a retail sales no-no. As you may know, I pride […]

The Perfect Pancake Recipe

The Perfect Pancake Recipe This has to be my favourite Pancake recipe, they are delicious.  Add your favourite topping or just go classic! Makes: 8 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 125g plain flourPinch of salt1 egg1 egg yolk2 tbsp caster sugar2 tbsp dark rum (optional)225ml semi-skimmed milk2tbsp melted butter, […]