Category Archive: Fruit

Jul 06

Mini raspberry and chocolate cake

This recipe makes eight extremely cute, naturally low calorie portions or two fairly large pieces which you can stuff into your mouth whilst mumbling ‘I just ate half a cake’ without the tiniest tremor of guilt. Mini-baking enthusiasts and dieters, gather together, and celebrate this cake:

Jul 01

Raspberry, Kiwi & Elderflower Cheesecake for two

Mini cake tin, I salute you. I ate half a cheescake for dessert and didn’t even have to open my jeans button and collapse on the sofa afterwards.

Sep 11

Pickled damsons

This time of year must certainly be the solution to the hungry gap we have to endure at the start of Spring. Massive bounties of wild fruit seem to be jostling for attention and demanding new ingenious ways of preservation.

Aug 19

Spiced plum jam

Jam. Jam. Jam. One day I will have a walk-in store cupboard dedicated only to homemade jam and preserves. I will sit in that room from time to time surrounded by all the little glass pots and bask in their glory.

Aug 15

Pink lemonade sorbet

Pink lemonade sounds very romantic. Homemade lemonade of any kind conjures up images of pretty gardens and sunshine and a life filled with simple pleasures. Pink lemonade is all of this, plus it’s pink.
This recipe can be used either as a drink, or as a sorbet. The sorbet is perfect for either a light dessert or a mid-course palate cleanser. Sprinkle over some homemade crystallised lemon peel for a special touch.

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