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Torta Caprese al Limone

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.
Two of my favourite ingredients have to be lemons and white chocolate, which is why today’s recipe Torta Caprese al Limone or Capri Lemon Cake is one of my favourite sweet treats. The incredible smell of this cake baking in…

White Wine Poached Pears

Tender and sweet, White Wine Poached Pears filled with creamy mascarpone are a light and fragrant dinner party classic dessert.
Ralph Waldo Emerson may have famously said that ‘There are only 10 minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat’, however, he can’t possibly have been talking about White Wine Poached Pears, one of the…

Deep Dish Apple Pie

Sweet apple filling, lightly spiced with cinnamon, all wrapped in a golden, buttery crust. Deep Dish Apple Pie is a classic American recipe and perfect for all the delicious apples in season in autumn.
On the weekend I love to get up early and spend the morning baking. There are no distractions, my work is mostly done for the week, so it’s the perfect excuse to brew up a big mug of coffee, put…

Beetroot and Orange Relish

Beetroot and Orange Relish
Bright, zesty, aromatically spiced and gloriously purple, Beetroot and Orange Relish will always remind me of long afternoons spent in the very aptly named Gardens of Irini – or Gardens of Peace in Bellapais, Cyprus. There the proprietress and my…

Banana Berry Ice Creams

Banana Berry Ice Creams
Well, the weather may be getting colder, but in my opinion, it’s still warm enough to eat ice cream! I love making ice blocks and always have some ready to go in the freezer. Whether you know them as popsicles,…

Tangy Redcurrant Jelly

Tangy Redcurrant Jelly
I have written a lot about how much I love redcurrants, those ruby coloured strands of beautiful summer berries. While I usually use them in baking, as they are so good within a Redcurrant Crumble Cake, they also make a…

Black Forest Cherry Cake

Black Forest Cherry Cake
I love reading through old cookbooks. Whenever I’m in a second-hand bookstore I make a beeline for the cookbook section and can spend many happy hours leafing through the foods of yesteryear. It is always amazing to see which recipes…

Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce

Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce
Is there anything better than a perfectly ripe, juicy summer tomato? When tomatoes are ripe and in season they are a wonderful reminder of how good simple food can be. It’s a taste of sunshine that, properly prepared, can last…

Berry Chia Seed Jam

Berry Chia Seed Jam
Ever since I was a little boy I have been fascinated by jam making. It started with watching my grandmother, Nana Fay, making her legendary plum jam, one of the highlights of summer. Since then, I’ve cooked up just about…