Cardamom Pistachio Sugar Pavlova with Peaches, Blueberries + Oat Crumble
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Dessert / Eggs / Meals + Courses / Peach / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian / Yoghurt

Cardamom Pistachio Sugar Pavlova with Peaches, Blueberries + Oat Crumble

As spring plays hide and seek with us I have put together a special Finger, Fork & Knife pavlova that sings of warmer days and longer nights. The crisp and chewy cardamom and pistachio meringue base, rich in spice and little green nuggets of chopped pistachios, provides and cloud-like layer beneath the creamy lemon-spiked filling, … Continue reading

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves
Almonds / Baking / Breakfast / Buttermilk / Cacao / Chocolate / Cinnamon / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Lunch / Milk / Orange / pumpkin / Spelt Flour / Sweet / Walnuts / Wholemeal Flour

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves

These little buttermilk loaves are pumpkin-spiced and riddled with walnuts, pumpkin kernels, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs. All natural and relatively healthy, they are sweetened with mashed roasted pumpkin and applesauce, and given warmth and earthiness from a mixture of cinnamon and clove. Topped with a simple cream cheese and orange icing and a scattering of … Continue reading

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Chocolate / Eggs / Ginger / Lunch / Milk / Sweet / Vanilla / Yeast

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts

Sometimes in life there are moments when a sweet little ring of dough, puffed to light and airy perfection and drizzled with a glaze, or dusted with a simple cinnamon sugar, is just what you need. This is by no means an everyday recipe but one that is made lighter by baking instead of frying. … Continue reading

Salted Dark Chocolate + Vanilla Bean Cookies
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Salted Dark Chocolate + Vanilla Bean Cookies

I don’t think much needs to be said here. Big gooey chunks of dark chocolate, soft vanilla salt-flecked dough, rolled into rounds and baked in the oven for less time than it takes to fiddle around trying to open a packet of biscuits from the shops. I’m not a big-time cookie lover, rarely do I … Continue reading

Boozy Cherry, Almond + Dark Chocolate Slice
Almonds / Baking / Buckwheat Flour / Cherries / Chocolate / Coconut Flour / Cream / Eggs / Sweet / Vanilla

Boozy Cherry, Almond + Dark Chocolate Slice

I found happiness in a paper bag today – a paper bag full to the brim with seductively sweet, juicy cherries from my favourite fruit man, Joe. They were glossy and deep red in colour, and bursting with flavour. With what was left of the bag-full when I got home – hey, I’m only human … Continue reading

Apple-Date and Cinnamon Scrolls
Apples / Baking / Cinnamon / Dates / Honey / Sweet / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Apple-Date and Cinnamon Scrolls

These little baked scrolls offer everything you could ever want or need in a treat. A soft, pillowy cinnamon and cardamom-spiked, yeast dough spirals around a classic combination of spiced apples and cinnamon sugar. What’s not to love? For the dough: 100g plain wholemeal flour 100g plain all-purpose flour 7g dried yeast 2 tbsp rice … Continue reading

Morning Glory Mocha Cake
Baking / Chocolate / Coffee / Eggs / Sweet / Yoghurt

Morning Glory Mocha Cake

Coffee plus chocolate, is there anything better? I seriously doubt it. Well, that is unless you’ve tried my Morning Glory Mocha Cake. Rich, dark, slightly bitter this cake is the perfect accompaniment to your latte and the morning’s headlines. For the cake: 100g good quality dark chocolate – at least 70% cocoa 2 tbsp brewed … Continue reading

Pistachio Macarons with Strawberry Mascarpone Cream
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Pistachio Macarons with Strawberry Mascarpone Cream

Macarons seem to be the proverbial prom-queen of the confectionary world at the moment. Whether or not my little pistachio and strawberry mascarpone cream macarons are enough to win the crown is up to you! For the shells: 200g icing sugar 55g almond meal 55g pistachios, unsalted, lightly roasted 90g egg whites – use egg whites … Continue reading