Dutch baby pancakes

Think of Dutch baby pancakes as a sweetened version of a Yorkshire pudding – gorgeously golden, warm, fluffy and perfectly shaped to hold all the fillings you can handle. A classic Dutch baby, just like a British Yorkie is fluffy – puffs up as it rises up the sides of a hot skillet and sinks…

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!

Mushroom & Spinach Filo Pie

  An earthy assortment of mushrooms, fresh baby greens and the salty creaminess of cheese muddled together and nestled in a flaky golden pastry! If that doesn’t sound like a fancy pie, perfect for a quick Sunday lunch, I don’t know what does.What started out as an idea to make classic Spanakopita parcels, one of my favourite Greek comfort…

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!…

Cacao Almond Smoothie

A rich chocolate smoothie with the nutty flavour of almond butter and a hint of citrus.  All the goodness of a decadent hot chocolate at Christmas but a lot more healthy! If’ve you’ve indulged in one too many holiday drinks switch it up with some healthy alternatives, it’s still chocolate at it’s best! PREPARATION TIME: 5…

Cacao berry smoothie bowl

Chocolate for breakfast? Why not! Cacao and raspberries make this a perfectly indulgent yet healthy breakfast smoothie bowl. Combined with the goodness of oats and creaminess of frozen bananas, it’s fibrous, packed with antioxidants and will leave you feeling full up. What better excuse than to start your day with some dessert! INGREDIENTS (serves 1) For smoothie…

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…

Roasted cauliflower & white sweet potato soup

Smooth and creamy, packed with starchy potatoes and cheese is probably the ideal idea of the cauliflower soup we all love. This recipe switches it all up into an easier, healthier version with superfoods and a hint of spice that still makes a smooth and creamy comfort bowl of soup. Roasted cauliflower and white sweet potato…

Raspberry Bakewell Cake

A quick and simplified version of the classic British bakewell tart, this Raspberry Bakewell cake captures all the essence of a bakewell: the fragrant frangipane, fresh raspberries and a golden crust of flaked almonds. If you’re short on time or just simply lazy to patiently roll out some shortcrust pastry, blind bake it, make berry compotes,…

Flaked almond shortbread cookies

  A rustic simple almond shortbread with a hint of infused citrus and a handful of lightly roasted flaked almonds that enhances the nutty flavour of the shortbread itself while adding that slight bit of crunch with every bite. This is a basic recipe to one of those ‘melt in your mouth’cookies that you can’t…

Roasted carrot chips with hummus

Roasted vegetables aren’t just for Sunday roasts! The next time you fancy binging on a bunch of oily, salt ridden chips or fries from the shop, consider switching up to a healthier version. Alright, the healthier version would ideally be sweet potatoes; can’t get your hands on any of those? Use other root vegetables such…

Rosemary & sea salt crackers

Homemade herb crackers are definitely a handy snack to fancy up a cheese platter or even to munch on just by themselves. Serve them with a bowl of hummus or a platter with cheese and cured meats and you’ll have yourself some quick and easy dinner party appetisers ready to go. These rosemary and sea…