Thursday, 29 October 2015

Best ever Fruit Flapjacks

I absolutely love flapjacks put they have to be just the right sweetness and the right fruitiness. It took me ages to try different recipes and to come up with the perfect recipe! Just the best!

A great addition to any lunch box or with a cup of tea!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Meringue and toasted nuts crescents

This is an old, traditional recipe from Austria and one of my favourite treats to go with my cup of coffee. A sweet yeast dough wrapped around meringue and toasted nuts.
The crescent shaped bites are partly open, allowing the exposed meringue to crisp up but the meringue inside keeps its gooeyness. Just perfect!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Butter Linguine with Garlic Mushrooms

I love quick pasta dishes. The ones that only require a couple of pots and are ready in 10 minutes.... Its an added treat if that pasta consists of garlicky butter, sesame oil flavoured mushrooms, lots of parsley and cheese!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Blondie Cupcakes with Blackcurrant Buttercream Icing

I have often thought about adding jam to butter cream to give it an added flavour. I was pleasantly surprised when I finally had a chance to try it.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Puff Pastry Tartlets "Al Freesco"

I know the sunshine has arrived when I feel like making certain foods. Gone are the comfort foods and in come the light delights, graced with colourful vegetables and fresh herbs. Served with salads, relishes and tomatoes picked from the garden.......all of that preferably al fresco. If that's in my back garden or somewhere in a field I don't care as long as it is outside...  The truly summery days are few here in England (most years) so you have to treasure them to the max...
One of these recipes that announces a hot day are these little tartlets which are easily customised to any size and topped with almost anything. Veggie or Meat...
We eat them fresh out of the oven with salad for tea or let them go cold and take them with us to the seaside or on a picnic. I have also served them as really small tartlets at a tea party.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Forest walk, Bluebell carpet and Semolina Dumling Soup made with the kids

The kids were off school this week and I promised Leia she could have her cousin stay for a couple of days. I find that after the first night without or very little sleep the best thing to do is take them for a healthy dose of fresh air!!

I decided to visit a nearby forest. Its a beautiful place. The trees are ancient and this time of the year the ground is covered with bluebells. The girls loved it! I carried Benjamin in a sling, he was mesmerised by the light shining through the tops of the trees. Unfortunately the weather wasn't brilliant and a bowl of soup seemed to be the perfect lunch!