Deserts

BLUEBERRY CLAFOUTIS

Here is a desert inspired by a classic French favourite which would normally be made with cherries. If you are not familiar with French pronunciation, it is pronounced “Clar- foo – tee”. You can vary the filling, pears work well, raspberries, red plums cut in quarters… experiment! INGREDIENTS (For 4 Read more…

Breakfast

SCONES

Makes 10 scones INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 5 tablespoons of butter 1 large egg 3/4 cup of milk METHOD Heat the oven to 200º C. Mix together flour, salt & baking powder. Add in the butter until your mixture is crumbly. Read more…

Deserts

QUICK PUFF APPLE TARTS

INGREDIENTS Puff pastry (I use ready rolled) Apples Brown sugar Optional: Cinamon UTENSILS A greaseproof oven sheet, or cooking tray A rolling pin (if using a block of puff pastry) Pealing knife Knife I used a little zig-zag roller all around the pastry to give it a lovely finish METHOD Unroll Read more…

Deserts

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

After trying many recipes over the years, I think this one is my favourite! Off course I can never wait long and I like to eat them warm but they stay lovely and soft the next day. INGREDIENTS: 250g of flour 1/2 tea-spoon of bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tea-spoon salt 170g Read more…

CHILDREN

HUNDREDS & THOUSANDS COOKIES

COOKING TIME: 9 minutes – OVEN TEMPERATURE: 175*C These cookies are soft and chewy! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened 1 cup of granulated sugar 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 2 cups of flour 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 1/4 Read more…

Deserts

NUTTY CHOCOLATE FINGERS

Chocolate: I used an equal amount of dark and milk chocolate for these bars. To start with, you could just use one kind of chocolate. But really, you can mix any kind of chocolate to your taste. You could even try marbled effect. I tested “cooking chocolate” but it doesn’t Read more…