Gingerbread Cake with Custard Frosting

There are so many delicious must-have sweet-treats and desserts floating around at Christmas time (mince pies, fruit cake, Christmas pudding, yule log…) that the classic Gingerbread Cake sometimes gets over-looked. Often, we opt to get our gingerbread fix from baking cookies instead, which ticks a lot of boxes for me. Yet sometimes, I want all…

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…

Apple Pie Truffles

Today I decided that truffles are absolutely the best treats to take along to gatherings with friends and family. Let me tell you why… They’re easy to transport. When the girls and I meet up for our creative ventures du jour, I always endeavour to take a little something-something to satisfy our sweet tooth (and…

Custard Shortbread

I never really appreciated custard powder until I moved to Switzerland. If you are, like me, over a certain age, you’ll all remember that tin of Bird’s custard powder from your childhood. It was usually right at the back of the cupboard, next to the tin of black treacle and those packets of Rowntree jelly….