Spitzbuben – Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Spitzbuben are traditional German cookies made with almonds and sandwiched with raspberry jam. This version of linzer cookies are citrusy, nutty and jammy all in one, and an absolute Christmas tradition in my home. Flavoured with cinnamon and clementines, it’s simple yet perfectly festive!

Blood Orange Glazed Loaf

A classic orange loaf taken up a notch, packed with citrus in every bite, topped with sweet, sticky glazed oranges and drenched in a subtle pink icing. If you love citrus as much as I clearly do, this cake is an absolute must bake! Citrus loaves are one of my summer favourites and this time…

Lemon meringue tarts

A creamy lemon curd filling encased in a zesty shortcrust shell topped with toasted meringue peaks, what more could you want on a Sunday?  Let’s face it, when life gives you lemons, you’ve got to make some tarts! Baking with citrus is definitely one way of celebrating summer every year and what better way than to…

Winter fruit galettes

All the goodness of berries, plums and apples enveloped in a rustic flaky blanket of pastry! With the exhaustion of Christmas setting in, yet that excitement of a New Year looming around the corner, an assortment of fruit galettes is as easy as it gets with dessert! All you need is some pastry, a bunch…

Candied orange slices

Keeping it simple with these sugar-coated citrus slices dunked in decadent dark chocolate and sprinkled with Himalayan salt. They’re perfectly candied, zesty and chewy with just enough bite and taste even better paired with chocolate. Perfect holiday giveaways to bump up that sugar rush if you’re looking to switch it up from the traditional Christmas cookies! PREPARATION TIME: 2 hours, excluding…

Mixed berry smoothie bowl

A perfectly Christmassy, berrylicious smoothie bowl with your daily dose of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s dairy-free and packed with simply the goodness of fruits, just as refreshing as it is delicious! And let’s face it that vibrant colour just makes it perfect for the holidays. Berries and citrus again, hardly a surprise how addicted I’ve become to these gorgeous…

Raspberry & dark chocolate galettes

Rustic golden brown pastry infused with citrus and cinnamon enveloping all the gooeyness of gorgeous red raspberries and melted dark chocolate is what these little pockets of heaven are made of. All the comfort flavours you need this festive season when you’re short on time: berries, chocolate and citrus, my ultimate trilogy of flavour combinations!…

Christmas tree Linzer cookies

Citrus, spice and everything nice is all you need at Christmas! Almond shortbread infused with orange zest and cinnamon, put together with a heavenly tart raspberry preserve and dusted with icing sugar make for a perfect combination of flavours for the Christmas edition of these Linzer cookies. These are an adaptation of Linzertorte, a traditional Austrian dessert…

Lemon Zucchini Loaf

A moist lemon sponge speckled with green zucchini and generously drizzled with a tangy, zesty lemon glaze makes for a perfect summer loaf. Sure, it isn’t summer anymore but if you love citrus, this one makes a lovely simple sponge. Let’s get to the strange bit, zucchini in a dessert? The thought of that made me cringe a bit as…

Citrusy Crema Catalana

Spanish desserts continue! Crema Catalana, the Spanish version of a classic crème brûlée is a delightfully light creamy custard infused with citrus and encrusted with a thin crisp layer of perfectly caramelised sugar. Of course, the highlight of any crème brûlée is the very moment you crack that caramelised golden crust and dig in, leaving you with a…

St. Clements Bundt Cake

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. And when you’re lucky enough to have lemons and oranges, you make cake! This St.Clements bundt cake boasts of a lovely almond sponge infused with an orange-rosemary syrup and drizzled with a refreshing lemon icing. When making a drizzle cake, it’s all about going the whole way. Rather than just the…

Lemon-Raspberry Cake

Citrus and berries are a classic flavour combination and this loaf cake is the perfect way to bring these gorgeous summer favourites together. Citrus desserts are an absolute delight when baked right, simply infusing the batter with zest results in a lovely moist lemony sponge that’s made even better when drizzled with a lush red raspberry coulis. This…