Lamingtons with Raspberry Cream

Happy Australia Day !  As I’m feeling a little left out of the celebrations this year (my friends are already sending me photos of BBQs and sunny beaches) I have decided that this week’s recipe should be an Antipodean classic, the humble Lamington.  The lamington is the most Australian dessert I can think of, appearing in childhoods all across the country. Loved by Australian families, … Continue reading Lamingtons with Raspberry Cream

Just because Christmas is over it doesn’t mean festive desserts have to be!  So today I’m sharing a decadent tart to brighten the week. Enjoy, Katie x   Christmas Tart Cooking time: 40 minutes plus prep and construction time Serves: 8-10 Ingredients Pastry 140g spiced biscuits- I’ve used 12 speculoos and 5 ginger nuts 40g butter 100g flour 1 egg 1-2 tbsp. water- this depends … Continue reading

Candy, Spiked and Poisoned Apples…

It’s that time of the year again, the perfect excuse to dress and up feel like a kid!  As adults, we may no longer be welcomed trick-or-treating, but why let the kids have all the fun?  Personally, I’m planning on making these devilishly tasty Halloween candy apples, and dressing up.  Why no make a batch and join in on the festivities, children and adults alike! … Continue reading Candy, Spiked and Poisoned Apples…

Ginger & Chocolate Mousse

Ginger and Chocolate Mousse Cooking time: 20 minutes plus setting time Serves: 6 Ingredients 4 eggs 100 g dark chocolate 2 tbsp. double cream 30 g caster sugar 1 tsp. fresh ginger 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 250ml double cream 1 tbsp. icing sugar Cocoa powder- for serving Chocolate- for serving Break up your chocolate into small pieces now pop them into either a Bain Marie … Continue reading Ginger & Chocolate Mousse

Mini Rose and Raspberry Paris-Brest

Pastry and glamour?  It can only be Paris Fashion Week!  While watching and reading about all the trends making their way down the Parisian catwalks I will be indulging in one of my all-time favourite pastries- the iconic Paris-Brest.  It’s terribly impressive and easy to make (yes, easy!) so celebrate the end of the fashion season in classic French style.  Enjoy, Katie x     … Continue reading Mini Rose and Raspberry Paris-Brest

Layered Spiced Summer Berry Sponge

Along with all the obvious summer joys (the sun, warmth and linen dresses) summer berries are one of the things I hangout for all year.  So on this sunny Friday I have decided to celebrate the week with my favourite summer cake.  It’s bright, colourful and bursting with summer berries, perfect for lazing in the park or around the pool if you’re lucky enough! Enjoy, … Continue reading Layered Spiced Summer Berry Sponge

Fig and Walnut Mini Babas

On such a beautiful day where we are all daydreaming of lulling at the beach or lounging in the park, I thought I’d share a perfect treat for summer picnics or festivals- fig and walnut mini babas. These syrupy, buttery, sweet little cupcakes are easily transported, can be baked in advance and are ideal for sharing, making them the most decadent desert on the run! … Continue reading Fig and Walnut Mini Babas