Carrot cake

Carrot cake - Deliciously moist and crumbly - carrots, ground almonds, large eggs, unwaxed lemon, A little butter for greasing, cornflour, demerara sugar, ground cinnamon, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/Gas 4; Separate the eggs. Peel and grate the carrots. Wash and grate the lemon for the zest.; In one bowl, mix the egg yolks, sugar, [...]

Fruity flapjacks

Fruity flapjacks - Satisfying food on the go - unsalted butter, porridge oats, agave nectar, honey, desiccated coconut, dried mango, dried goji berries, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/Gas 4; Grease a 22cm square baking tray with a little butter.; Finely chop the slices of mango and mix with the goji berries.; Put the butter, agave [...]

Light lemon mousse

Light lemon mousse - A zesty and refreshing end to a meal - large eggs, unwaxed lemons, Sprigs of mint to decorate, caster sugar, Icing sugar, salt, Natural food colouring (optional), Rinse the lemons. Grate the zest and squeeze the juice.; Separate the eggs, putting the yolks into a heatproof bowl. Beat the egg yolks [...]

Torta paradiso with mascarpone and blueberries

Torta paradiso with mascarpone and blueberries - Paradise cake! Deliciously light with a heavenly filling of fresh blueberries and mascarpone - mascarpone, fresh blueberries, unwaxed lemon, unsalted butter (very soft), caster sugar + 1 tablespoon, plain flour, cornflour, large eggs (at room temperature), vanilla extract, baking powder, icing sugar for dusting, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C [...]

Lemon drizzle slices

Lemon drizzle slices - A family favourite - 225g softened unsalted butter, 4 large eggs, 4 tablespoons milk, 2 unwaxed lemons, 275g plain flour, 225g caster sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 75g demerara sugar, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 160˚C/140˚C fan/Gas 3; Grease a 30 x 23cm baking tin and line the bottom with baking parchment.; Wash [...]

Orange and yogurt puddings

Orange and yogurt puddings - A quick and easy dessert to rustle up - Greek yogurt, orange, preferably organic, eggs, strong coffee, savoiardi (sponge finger) biscuits, Icing sugar, best quality cocoa powder, Make the coffee and set aside to cool.; Separate the eggs. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add the icing [...]

Amaretto and chocolate cake

Amaretto and chocolate cake - Rich and elegant; the perfect ending to a dinner party - unsalted butter, large eggs, savoiardi (sponge finger) biscuits, quality dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids, caster sugar, cornflour, amaretto liqueur, icing sugar for dusting, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 140˚C/120˚C fan/Gas 1; Line a 23cm loose-bottomed flan tin with the [...]

Trifle with an Italian twist

Trifle with an Italian twist - Simple and scrumptious - home-made custard, double cream, avoiardi (sponge finger) biscuits, tin of cherry filling, amaretti biscuits, amaretto liqueur, Line the bottom of a 2-litre glass bowl with the savoiardi biscuits, filling any gaps.; Drizzle 4 tablespoons of the amaretto liqueur over the biscuits. Add the cherry filling [...]

Raspberry and oat traybake

Raspberry and oat traybake - A moreish guilt-free treat full of oaty goodness. Really easy to make and a great standby snack that stores well in an airtight container. - fresh raspberries, unsalted butter, agave nectar, rolled oats, ground almonds, salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas 6; Butter a 20cm x 20cm baking tray.; Put [...]

Parmesan biscuits

Parmesan biscuits - Melt in the mouth nibbles. Perfect with pre-dinner drinks - unsalted butter, egg, Grated parmesan, plain flour, A grating of nutmeg, Sesame seeds, paprika and dried rosemary to decorate, Take the butter out of the fridge and leave it to soften.; Mix the soft butter and grated parmesan together.; Add the flour, [...]

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