Tarted Up Treacle Tart with Ginger and Pecans

Treacle Tart gets a festive makeover with the addition of ginger, lemon zest and chopped pecans. Delicious served warm with cream!

Treacle Tart. If someone asks me what my favourite dessert is it has to be a treacle tart. It has to be served warm and preferably with a large dollop of clotted cream. My husband has to have it with custard and my mum prefers ice cream. At this point I have to say that […]

Naughty Nutella Macarons

Naughty Nutella Macarons are a must try if you love Nutella. This simple recipe is easy to put together and is certain to wow your guests.

Naughty Nutella Macarons? It should really be Naughty Amanda! I’ve been known to dive into a jar of Nutella with a spoon, so even though it’s cheaper to buy a huge jar, I just don’t trust myself. Macarons are found everywhere in France in all sorts of lurid colours with flavours to match and I […]

Lavender Crème Brûlée

Lavender Crème Brûlée. A crisp, caramelised sugar topping a lavender infused cream baked custard. This dessert is easier than you think!

Lavender  Crème Brûlée. We were invited to our French neighbour’s for dinner and Madame served an exquisite  crème brûlée that was flavoured with lavender. They had been staying with friends in Provence recently and visiting the lavender fields and perfume factories in Grasse. Inspired, she had returned with lavender oil and lots of dried lavender. I […]

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. This combines a no bake, no gelatin, lemon cheescake made with a speculoos crust and a meringue top.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. I love desserts but they are often complicated to make. When I’m entertaining the last thing I want to do is risk a disaster, and believe me it happens. Cream in France is notoriously tricky and last year I made a Pavlova and watched as the cream just slid out from between […]

Strawberry Pimm’s Tiramisu

Strawberry Pimm's Tiramisu. My British Tiramisu. Mascarpone and strawberries are layered with Pimm's soaked ladyfingers and finished with white chocolate.

Strawberry Pimm’s Tiramisu. What ingredients could be more British, especially in the summer? I’ve always loved Tiramisu but I had a bottle of Pimm’s in the cupboard and fabulous strawberries so it was time for a new twist. Unlike my other  more traditional Tiramisu this version uses Mascarpone and eggs. It’s best made a day […]

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis. A classic French dessert of fresh cherries baked in a buttery batter and best served warm.

Cherry Clafoutis. We are lucky enough to have two gorgeous cherry trees and normally I make a cherry crumble as the cherries make a delicious sauce. Of course, who can resist the buttery crumble on top? That’s my problem. If I make a crumble I simply can’t rest until the whole thing is eaten. I […]

Ricotta and Chocolate Cassatelles

Ricotta and Chocolate Cassatelles. Chocolate and ricotta is stuffed into dumpling sized pastry and deep fried for a delicious Italian speciality.

Ricotta and Chocolate Cassatelles. From fresh fish to delicious produce and soul warming desserts, Sicily is a foodies dream and we recently had the pleasure of immersing ourselves in it! Already great fans of Italy and its lovely produce, wine, seafood and time honoured recipes, we were excited to explore this mecca for foodies and […]

Blueberry Chia Dessert

Blueberry Chia Dessert. A healthy combination of superfood chia seeds with yoghurt and blueberries for a delicious breakfast or dessert.

Blueberry Chia Dessert. Have you heard of chia seeds? If you’re a fan of Pinterest and food you already know how easy it is to browse recipes and come across some completely new ingredients. I found chia in this way but couldn’t find it locally in France but you can buy online or easily get it in […]

Nutty Chocolate Tiffin

Nutty Chocolate Tiffin. No bake squares of chocolate, biscuit, dried fruit and nuts for the perfect tea break or just a sneaky snack.

Nutty Chocolate Tiffin. Is there anything better than sticky chocolate biscuit, almonds, hazelnuts, raisins and cranberries all smothered in a thick layer of milk and plain chocolate? Many years ago my best friend’s mum Lyn used to make some amazing cakes and sometimes I would be there when she was and my friend Michelle were […]

French Bread and Butter Pudding

French Bread and Butter Pudding. Sweetened French bread is buttered and strewn with hazelnuts and plain chocolate and then baked in a custard.

French Bread and Butter Pudding. What could possibly be French about bread and butter pudding? Absolutely nothing! This is a typical English dish that I would never eat  growing up. To me, sliced white bread was meant for bacon sandwiches or cheese on toast; it certainly wasn’t pudding. Then I married a man who liked very […]