Blueberry and port cobbler

2020-09-30T08:18:36+02:00Tuesday, 11 August 2020|Sweet tooth|

The signs of spring are all around! I’m seeing tender pink blossoms all over; the cat isn’t super glued to me at night anymore; and every morning birdsong starts up just a little bit earlier in my neighbour’s giant oak tree. But winter is by no means done with us, as I was reminded last week when two cold fronts [...]

Nutella French toastie

2020-09-30T08:18:36+02:00Friday, 24 July 2020|Breakfast, Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

French toast was a breakfast favourite of mine as a kid. Because it was the one thing I could actually cook as a 5-year-old, and because eggy wondrousness. It was pretty basic French toast stuff of course. Just normal white bread dipped into egg whisked with a splash of milk. Naturally I had to have it with that other favourite [...]

Old-fashioned lemon posset

2020-09-30T08:18:37+02:00Wednesday, 8 July 2020|Sweet tooth|Tags: |

Lemon posset is not a particularly South African pudding. Nope, it’s particularly English. Which is why it took me some time to discover the magic of this mind-blowingly simple, 3-ingredient pudding. Cream, sugar and lemon is all you need to make lemon posset. A bit of basic kitchen chemistry kicks in to transform these everyday ingredients into a velvety smooth, [...]

Butterscotch sauce with brown sugar

2020-09-30T08:18:37+02:00Monday, 27 April 2020|Basic recipes, Sweet tooth|

I did a post a few days ago on how to make a caramel sauce the right way. Now it's time for its lazy cousin, the butterscotch sauce. The ingredients for a butterscotch sauce are the same as that for a caramel sauce (sugar, cream, butter), but the technique and quantities differ. Instead of starting by making a caramel, as [...]

Caramel sauce – the way it should be

2020-09-30T08:18:37+02:00Friday, 24 April 2020|Sweet tooth|

Why a post just on caramel sauce? Because a pot of really good, proper caramel sauce in your fridge is a brilliant standby for instantly elevating okay desserts to levels of serious yum. You’ll notice my use of the word ‘proper’. That’s because many of the recipes you’ll find online for caramel sauce are in fact anything but. Yes they [...]

Chocolate tsoureki

2020-09-30T08:18:37+02:00Wednesday, 8 April 2020|Baking, Sweet tooth|Tags: |

I think we can all agree that this Easter will be a first. Locked in our homes for our own protection as the world does battle with something none of us ever thought we’d see. I’ve probably baked more in the last two weeks than in the preceding year! Delicious carb (who cares) treats like Greek Easter bread, aka tsoureki. [...]