A Stunning Upside-down Citrus Cake

This lemon and orange Citrus upside down cake is The Winter Teacake you have been searching for. The gorgeous caramelized lemon and orange slices capture the sunlight and bounce off a gorgeous golden hue. What better way, than to serve up a little sunshine on a cool winters’ day don’t you think? I have used…

Red Wine Apple Cake

Apples these days are in-season most of the year and what better way than to make use of this fruit by incorporating into a lovely poached wine apple cake.  The thick slices of poached apple in red wine are cradled in a lovely light and tenderly flavoured spiced wine cake perfect as part of an…

Ravani Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup | Egyptian Basbousa

Diary Free

Try to resist Ravani or Basbousa, a moist and light semolina syrup cake with a touch of rosewater to enhance the exotic middle-eastern in everyone. This cake is flour-free, coconut free and made with yoghurt and semolina flour.  It should be noted semolina syrup cakes are popular everywhere around the middle-east as well as Eastern…

Honey Puffs | Greek Donuts | λουκουμαδες

Vegetarian

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

Gluten Free

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,…