Cherry Frangipane Tart

This year we have had quite a nice harvest of cherries, delightful warm straight from the tree, made into jam, served on a grazing platter alongside savoury goodies or baked in a gorgeous frangipane tart, served with crème fraîche or REAL vanilla ice cream …. heavenly, whichever way you prefer. Today I thought I’d try…

Christmas Palmiers

Onwards and upwards with the Christmas prep !! These tasty morsels couldn’t be easier and are perfect to offer with a dusting of snow …. well, icing sugar …. for a delicious crunch of sweet pastry. Hot from the oven: If you want to make these the speedy way, all you need are 2 ingredients:…

Christmas Baking …. Making a start !

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been “thinking” about making a start with some baking for Christmas ….. lots of “thinking” but absolutely zero actual activity !! So, today I eased into the whole Christmas food prep madness and made a batch of sausage rolls, which are now nestled in the freezer. We usually…

Carbonara …. simple as that !

A couple of weeks ago I finally persuaded my Hubby that an automatic pasta maker was a BRILLIANT idea …… and after several different pasta dinners, he seems to agree. As we regularly get an egg from each of our free range girls, I generally find that unless I am baking (a lot), giving eggs…

Strawberry, Blueberry Cardamom Galette

Whilst I usually make my own pastry, I’d heard so many good reports about Careme sweet vanilla bean pastry that I had to try it and I’m so pleased I did, it’s absolutely delicious and makes a super simple dessert look like something special. Rustic is definitely the name of the game with a galette,…