Easy Christmas Trifle with Peaches & Strawberries

If you need an easy Christmas dessert that’s delicious and a total crowd pleaser then a trifle might be just what you’re looking for. Now you can go all high-brow with trifles and make every element from scratch and there’s no problem with that at all, if you have the time and inclination, but a … Continue reading

The Village Bakery’s Berry Ricotta Cake

I’ve never had the opportunity to sample the delights of the Village bakery in LA, which isn’t surprising as I live on the other side of the world, but Adam Roberts of the Amateur Gourmet blog is fortunate enough to have the Village Bakery as his local cafe. He loved their berry ricotta cake so … Continue reading

Caramelized Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

When I was growing up it was compulsory to take home economics in the first two years of high school. I used to love those weekly lessons with Mrs King who was tasked with teaching us the basics of cookery. And by basics, I mean basics. Grilled tomatoes and lemon delicious pudding made from a packet … Continue reading

Sour Cherry Pie

It’s been a while since I posted a sweet recipe. I try to refrain from making cakes and sweet treats unless we have company, otherwise there are far too many leftovers lurking around tempting me. A few weeks ago I needed to make a dessert to take to a family dinner and I was craving … Continue reading

Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

We’ve all had banana cake and most of us have had a go at making it too. Whilst it’s delicious and moist it does’t really hold too many surprises, and as far as cakes go it’s normally relegated to being a mid morning or afternoon snack. But this version turns up the volume and transforms … Continue reading

Plum Cake Tatin

This recipe is a little spin on the traditional tarte tatin and comes courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten.  Instead of shortcrust pastry  being used to cover the caramelised fruit, in this case plums, a small amount of cake batter is made – literally just enough to spread over the top of the fruit … Continue reading