Spiced Plum Chutney

It is the beginning of August. The temperature, a mean 36 degrees C. Most people in Zurich have battened down the hatches, their window-shutters clamped down in a vain attempt to preserve the cool air from the morning and fend away the beating afternoon sun. The rest have found solace in the lake, bobbing around…

Gajar Barfi – Indian Carrot Fudge

A delicious treat, destined for occasions where celebration is at the top of the menu, Gajar Barfi is a sweet fudge-like dessert hailing from India. It is traditionally served during festivals, like the wonderful Festival of Lights – Diwali, as well as throughout Christmas and various other times of joy. The name barfi, comes from…

Sausage & Pear Festive Plait

This recipe is perfect for easy-entertaining or a family meal. It makes one giant sausage roll, which is ideal for banquet-style dining where you can put it in the middle of the table and people can slice off however much they choose. It is great straight out of the oven and piping-hot, but I can’t…

Coconut Fried Cauliflower & Paneer

Paneer is such a wonderful ingredient and I’m always looking for an excuse to sing its praises. This cheese is similar in texture to halloumi, so it stands up to a lot of cooking whilst still retaining its shape. It is not as salty as halloumi, which is why I tend to opt for paneer…

Cherry Bakewell Ice-Cream (No Churn)

There’s something glorious about the Cherry Bakewell: shortcrust pastry, frangipane, almond-flavoured fondant – all topped with half a glacĂ© cherry. I wanted to try and recreate these flavours into an ice-cream and believe me when I say that it is a wonderful thing! Okay, maybe I’m a bit biased, because I absolutely adore Cherry Bakewells!…

Twix Blondies

These Twix Blondies will be a talking-point at any occasion. Often, we see Brownie recipes, and I always think of Blondies as being underrated in the confectionary world. The aim is to get the same consistency as you would find in a Brownie. Ideally, you’re looking for a crispy crust, a rich fudgy texture and…

Honeycomb & Sea-Salt Icecream (No Churn)

“Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o’clock in the morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs; and when Rabbit said, ‘Honey or condensed milk with your bread?’ he was so excited that he said, ‘Both,’ and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added,…

Honeycomb

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. A.A. Milne I’m…

Assam Tea Scones

I’m a little bit obsessed with tea and so when I’m scrolling through Pinterest, tea recipes always catch my eye. Usually you see things made with Earl Grey – for that wonderful Bergamot flavour, or with Matcha – if you’re feeling daring. I wanted to try something that used a different kind of tea. Assam…

Cardamom & Rose Shortbread

Cardamom and rose are tricky flavours to work with. They’re not everyone’s cup of tea and do have a habit of over-powering recipes if you get a little heavy-handed. But this is no reason to run in the opposite direction, because when they come together, boy do they sing! I think that the sweet buttery…