Category Archives: Desserts

Recipe – Zucchini, Lemon & Elderflower Cake

Let’s face it, zucchini (courgettes) are pretty tasteless and watery; for instance, if you want to roast them, they’ll need to be salted first to remove excess moisture and to ensure they keep their shape in the roasting pan. Then … Continue reading

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Recipe – Quick & Easy Cheese Crackers

I recently made the mistake of buying some frozen puff pastry vol-au-vent cases thinking I was buying a puff pastry sheet.  I wasn’t in the mood for making vol-au-vents, nor deciding what to stuff into them, so I rolled them … Continue reading

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Recipe – 5-Minute Ice Cream

It’s so hot right now in Colorado. Flaming hot, to be precise. All I can think of is a soothing dish of ice cream to take my mind of our wildfires. My sister made me this for me a couple … Continue reading

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Recipe – Lavender Scented Syllabub

Syllabub dates back to mid-16th Century England and is a simple frothy confection consisting of cream whipped with sugar, lemon and alcohol such as wine, cider, or in this case, sherry. I added the lavender blossoms because someone recently gave … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mile-High Blueberry Lemon Cake

Adapted from a dear friend’s high altitude recipe, this light and fluffy cake was made in Denver Colorado, which is approximately a mile above sea-level. How you might adapt the ingredients if you fancy baking this cake on the beach … Continue reading

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Recipe – Quick Raspberry Freezer Jam

Any jam that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes is fine by me. I love the tangy sharp sweetness of fresh raspberries and paired with a warm croissant (and a blob of creamy mild goat cheese on the … Continue reading

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Recipe – Buttermilk, Lemon & Lavender Sorbet – and a Buttermilk Chocolate Sorbet

If you have an ice cream machine, here are two delicious sorbet recipes that contain buttermilk. Buttermilk adds a hint of richness which makes a nice change from the single dimension of a regular sorbet. Despite it’s buttery flavor, buttermilk … Continue reading

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Recipe – Classic French Apple Tart

Or perhaps I should call this my lazy version of a classic French apple tart as I used a jar of organic sugar-free apple puree for the filling, because I couldn’t be bothered to peel and cook a load of … Continue reading

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Recipe – Rose & Lemon Shortbread Cookies

I adapted this from a recipe that my sister gave me, which called for the finished cookies to be dunked in melted chocolate but I felt that was a bit like gilding the lily. With or without a coating of … Continue reading

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Recipe – Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites

With ingredients such as mashed avocado, sweet potato, coconut milk and almond butter, you might be forgiven for thinking these might taste weird but in fact they’re intensely chocolaty, dense and moist. A perfect little dessert bite that’s gluten, dairy … Continue reading

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