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…

Raspberry lemon scones

Spread the love with some raspberry lemon scones this Valentines!  Plain old scones spruced up with some berries, citrus and almond crunch, slathered with jam and cream. One of my absolute loves with desserts are berries!(if you haven’t figured that out already) Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, you name it, I love it and most of us do! These…

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…

Guava pâte de fruit

Christmas at home isn’t complete without these blush red bites and the intoxicating fragrance of guavas! All those hours stirring viscous, bubbling molten fruit pulp and sugar culminate into this simple and festive pâte de fruit or guava cheese as most of us know it. This one is made almost all natural without any artificial additives such…

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!…

Watermelon mint refresher

Watermelon and mint is a heavenly combination of flavours when you’re in desperate need of something refreshing. Hot summer days or not, this one is a simple classic that never fails to boost up your energy. Two ingredients! That’s all it takes to make yourself a mint-infused watermelon juice that keeps you hydrated and is a…

Raspberry & orange mascarpone tartlets

Citrus and berries are a classic summer flavour combination you can’t get enough of on those sunny summer days. These raspberry tarts infused with zesty orange, speckled with vanilla seeds and held together within a lovely flaky shortcrust pastry are a simple way to get those fresh flavours to complement each other beautifully. A delicate summer…

Raspberry wine coulis

Berry coulis have a deep vibrant colour that can make even the simplest desserts look beautiful.This lush red raspberry coulis is one of my favourites to curb those berry cravings and ridiculously easy to make.It has a sweet but tart flavour and goes well with pretty much anything: drizzle it over your pancakes, a loaf of citrus cake…

Linzer cookies: Lemon & Berries

  Linzer cookies are a adaptation of Linzertorte, a traditional Austrian dessert and one of my absolute favourites. These cookies are essentially made of an almond shortbread infused with orange zest and put together with a raspberry preserve or a lemon curd. My first attempt at making these was last Valentine’s Day as giveaways and everyone loved…