Jamaican Ginger Cake

Sticky, spicy and utterly unctuous, this cake will certainly put a smile on your face. I’m a big fan of all kinds of ginger cake, be they fluffy and lightly spiced or dense and packed with a punch. This one is definitely the latter. It’ll bowl over the competition. In fact, it’ll probably move in,…

Fig & Ginger Truffles

For me, fig and ginger is a glorious pairing: a match made in heaven. One is sweet and sticky, the other is warm and spicy. Cover that in melted chocolate and you really will think you have gone to heaven. I won’t lie to you, truffles are time consuming and things can get a little…

Fig, Apple & Ginger Chutney

The thing I love about Swiss supermarkets, is that they’re seasonal. Yes, it can be frustrating if you get a sudden craving in November for grilled asparagus. Frankly, unless you’re willing to scour the city or fork out at Fortnum & Mason’s, then you’re going to be out of luck. But, when the asparagus season…

Fig, Ginger & Chocolate Mincemeat

This Mincemeat recipe is truly luscious, darkly exquisite and maybe a little bit naughty. Sure, you could settle for traditional mincemeat and I agree that Christmas is a time for tradition. But why settle? Because Christmas is also a time for pushing the boat out. And I mean really push the boat out. When you’ve finished with…