Category Desserts

Cherry Pie: a damn fine one

Image: Flickering Myth I was a huge fan of the Twin Peaks TV series in the early 90’s. It was all so lush and mysterious. I loved all the deranged and quirky characters, not least The Log Lady, who wore stout tweed and woollens and had frequent conversations with her log, carried underarm. I once went to […]

Orange & almond amaretti

I never thought that having kids and a resulting lack of personal space was ever going to be easy. And when I moaned yesterday, as I frequently do, that I was sick of the kids being ‘on’ me morning, noon and night, i.e. jumping on my back, pressing their bogey-filled faces onto my leg and […]

Chocolate and coconut paradise bars

  Public announcement: these are not called Paradise Bars for nothing. They are like a Bounty Bar with added HORN. My wonderful friend N made a tin of these for my birthday earlier this year (YOO HOO my dear!) and I think it was one of the best gifts I have EVER received. Paradise Bars are […]

Dreamy strawberry ice cream

  It’s absolutely roasting hot in the UK. A bit like walking about in an oven. Us Brits are quite unused to such heat, so we get in a bit of a frenzy and start getting really drunk very quickly, going lobster red in the sun. All around there are men sporting ‘farmer tans’ – […]

Blackberry fool

I’m a bit loopy for blackberries at the moment. Partly because I’ve got a wild and crazy bramble in my garden that is heavy with inky fruit, but also because these British berries are up for grabs for FREE all over the hedgerows in the UK right this instant! Get out there with a carrier bag […]

Cherry, almond and vanilla meringue

Summer fruits – I just can’t stop gorging on them. Peaches, nectarines, strawbs, gooseberries – and in particular, cherries. I have become a total Pac-Man, gobbling fruit like I’m chasing those ghosts round the arcade game. My mates S and C tipped up the other weekend with a kilo of cherries from the tree that […]

Elderflower ‘snow’ sorbet

I’ve never really been that excited about eating sorbet. Unless the weather’s very hot, I’ll always get stuck at the chocolate or vanilla because I’m greedy like that. But then I suddenly felt inspired to make this sorbet – the idea came from making a big batch of elderflower cordial, and I thought perhaps I […]