Honey Puffs | Greek Donuts | λουκουμαδες

Greek honey puffs (λουκουμαδες) served in a delicate rose-water scented honey syrup –  endowed with a golden, crispy shell, and an irresistible spongy, super-airy inner-casing.  You can choose to drizzle with the rosewater honey syrup or sprinkle with cinnamon and crushed walnuts or perhaps dust with icing sugar.   You could even dust with a…

Delish Baklava Rolls (Cigars)

A rolled nut and pastry sweet soaked in aromatic honey syrup. They are perfectly with a cup of espresso or perhaps to be truly authentic a Turkish or Greek Coffee. Traditionally your first impression of a Baklava Cigar is its sweetness. This version though, you will be captivated by the aromas, tastes of the nuts…

Double Chocolate and Pistachio Brownies

This recipe has to be the quickest and easiest chocolate brownie recipe to make.  If your not confident in the kitchen but would love to make your own fudgy, gooey and delicious brownies this recipe has to be the one.  All you need to do is throw most of your ingredients into a saucepan, watch…

Espresso and Kahlua Tiramisu Torte

There is one dessert that no-one would say no to. In fact, in the numerous times this has been made there hasn’t been a soul who has said no thank you. Must be made the day before to allow the flavours to develop and the cake itself to set in order to hold it’s shape….

Baked Lemon Gluten Free Tart

This sweet and zesty lemon dessert is refreshing and timeless. The pastry shell after baking is a nutty rich base which conveniently comes together within minutes and can be pre-baked ahead of time. Lemons are in season at the moment, and it may be this mild winter we have had but it seems lemon season…

Moist Chocolate Swirl Marble Cake

Learn a foolproof method of achieving glorious deep dark chocolate swirls when making this deliciously soft and moist marble cake. Many recipes call for rich dark chocolate and white chocolate as ingredients to marble cake. Totally unnecessary as you will discover after making this cake. Here, the right quantity of pure cocoa is mixed into…

Olive Oil Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup

This European and middle-eastern inspired sweet is similar to the Turkish and Greek Ravani or Revani, and the Egyptian Basbousa. Rosewater is akin to middle-eastern sweets but have toned it down for an understated and subtle presence. Traditional syrup cakes are heavy and laden with sugar, here have played-down the sweetness so don’t be afraid…

Gluten-Free Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake

This Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake has a light creamy texture without the heavy calories. It’s almost a strange biting into what appears to be a decadent, creamy blue-berry cheesecake, and yet is not calorie or sugar loaded. No-bake cheesecakes always make a delicious dessert, no matter the time of the year. They are effortlessly creamy,…

Easy Fig and Plum Mini Galettes

These bold fruit tarts are made with sweet shortcrust pastry folded over the edges onto the ripe plum and fig pudding creating a delicious free-form rustic tart. Rustic gallettes are a summer favourite of seasonal thick juicy slices of stonefruit and figs. If you want to challenge yourself a little, refer to my gluten free…