Category Sweet Things

Pink Champagne Panna Cotta
Christmas Fruit Mince Tart
Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
Speculaas Dutch Spice Cookies
Spitzbuben German Christmas Cookies
Raspberry Jelly Cheesecake
Raspberry and Almond Cale
New Zealand Afghan Biscuits
simple lemon bundt cake
Peach and Ginger Pie
Sweet yeast dough, vanilla custard cream and a crunchy honey almond topping - it can only be a Classic German Bienenstich or Bee Sting Cake. This most beloved of German cakes is perfect for afternoon tea.
Often known in the English speaking world as ‘biscotti’, Cantucci are a deliciously crunchy Italian treat. My recipe for Almond and Apricot Cantuccini is so easy and perfect for the festive season. Serve with a strong espresso or a glass of Italian vin santo.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Germany without the wonderful tradition of ‘Plätzchen’ - tins of mixed, homemade biscuits, all different and made with exceptional care. Possibly the most beloved of all are Vanillekipferl, crumbly, buttery crescents or moons.
Delicate, crumbly pastry filled with aromatic spiced fruit, Christmas Fruit Mince Pies are one of the most delicious treats of the season. One is never enough!
Zimtsterne Cinnamon Stars
Sweet, crunchy and incredibly moreish, it is easier than you think to make homemade nougat. This recipe has no glucose or corn syrup and can be made with ordinary household ingredients. Perfect for Christmas gifts!
It must be nearly winter because I am craving Sticky Toffee Puddings. The magical transformation of dried dates into a luxurious pudding is what I call kitchen alchemy. Make one big pudding to share or bake in individual ramekins.
Torta Caprese is a classic chocolate cake from the Italian island of Capri. This version is a mouthwatering combination of almonds, lemon and white chocolate with a soft and fudgy interior. This gluten-free treat is ideal for enjoying after dinner with a glass of limoncello.
What could be more comforting than an old fashioned Bread and Butter Pudding? The magical transformation of stale white bread into a sweet and custardy pudding is always a delight.
Chewy, creamy, perfect caramels with a delicate hint of honey, my recipe for Soft Honey Vanilla Caramels is super easy and dangerously addictive.