Desserts

Hummingbird Cake
Cake, Desserts, Recipes

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is the favourite of my friend Hodgie, however, it doesn’t get much airtime and often flies under the radar. It is a cracking cake though, moist and packed with tropical fruit. It can take the edge off a dull afternoon with a lovely cup of tea. At Recipease […]

Bacon and Banana Cookies
Cookies, Desserts, Recipes

Bacon and Banana Cookies

On a hot British summer’s afternoon, there is nothing nicer than sitting in your back garden and browsing through recipe books; a feast for your senses, the choice of what to make is almost painful. I want to make it all. Finally the choice is made, and Dan Lepard’s lemon […]

Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate, Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Mousse

When faced with an excess of cream thanks to a recent Costco expedition, chocolate mousse is a welcome treat to offload it. Using my Le Cordon Bleu, Chocolat – The Chocolate Bible, for the first time, this mousse is light and dreamy. The recipe states dark chocolate, and usually I […]

Strawberry Ambrosia
Desserts, Fruit

Strawberry Ambrosia

“Can you make that thing with the marshmallows and the yogurt?” “What thing with the marshmallows and the yogurt?” – I have no idea what he’s talking about… “It’s a dessert with marshmallows and yogurt and fruit.” “Hang on, I’ll Google it.” I have some hideous image of yogurt with […]

Mince Pies
Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Recipes

Mince Pies

My fruit mince pies are the best! They scream Christmas and all have requested a second helping. Serve with a dollop of stiff cream with some Grand Marnier beaten into it. The recipe for the filling is my own, but  I use Edd Kimber’s recipe for sweet pastry as it […]