Rosewater, Coconut & Cardamom Macaron Ice Cream

3 egg yolks 300ml cream 285ml coconut milk 115g castor sugar 2 Tblsp rosewater  1/2 tsp ground cardamom In a saucepan heat coconut milk, cream and cardamom together. In a bowl whisk together sugar and egg yolks, pour the warm milk mix into the eggs and then return to the saucepan.  Cook to 85C or […]

Turkish Delight Pops

I absolutely adore chocolate and combined with Middle Eastern flavours, I am in dessert heaven. Turkish Delight (or Lokum) dates back more than 230 years, making it one of the oldest sweet dishes in the world.  I used a rose flavored Turkish delight in this ice cream, swirled in some chopped pistachios and then dipped […]

Very Berry Sponge Cake

Very Berry Sponge Cake Ingredients 225 g flour 115 g butter 220 g sugar 200g cottage cheese 3 eggs 1tsp baking powder Zest of 2 lemons 1 tsp vanilla Whip sugar, zest and butter until pale and creamy, add cottage cheese then add vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time, add sifted flour and […]

Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons filled with a Chocolate Orange Ganache   Chocolate Macaron 180g ground almonds200g icing sugar 30g cocoa powder300g castor sugar75g Water2x 80g egg whites   Grind and sift cocoa powder, icing sugar & ground almonds.  Add 80g of egg whites and mix together to a paste. In a saucepan mix together castor sugar & water. […]

Brioche Loaf

Brioche 500g flour50g castor sugar4g salt300g egg95g water 1 Tblspn orange blossom water20g fresh yeast300g butter softened (cubes)    In a stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment combine, flour, sugar, salt, egg, water and yeast. Mix on medium speed.  When mixture comes to together, gradually add the butter, adding a few cubes at a time. […]

Pistachio, Cardamom & Date Ice Cream

Cardamom is one of the most valued spices in the world with an intense aromatic flavour used to bring out the best in both savoury and sweet dishes.Cardamom is often referred to as ‘Queen of spices’. I’m currently exploring Middle Eastern flavours, I decided to pair the cardamom with pistachio and date. I used Sahlab […]

Pecan Nut Cheesecake

This Pecan Nut Cheesecake is sure to be the talk of the party. A smooth, creamy, baked cheesecake topped with a decadent layer of crunchy pecans and drizzled with a rich caramel sauce. Don’t worry about storing instructions, there won’t be leftovers 😉   Cheesecake base 2 1/2 cups crushed ginger biscuits1/2 cup chopped pecans1/2 […]

48hrs in Porto

48hrs in Porto… Our 48hrs in Porto 🇵🇹 have expired, it was a enjoyable insight into Portuguese culture. Porto is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Portugal. Its historical centre, was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.  48 hrs is just about enough to explore this charming city. My […]