Tag: #dessert

How do you make Italian Apple cake with Rum ?

For a flavor of life in the Mediterranean this week, click here ! Today on One TV, we feature Chef Daniele from Milan and he will be preparing Risottto Milanese (of course!) and a lovely Apple and Rum cake which is so delicious. This is his recipe for the cake. It is easy to make, light textured and delicious. You will need: 150g butter … Read More How do you make Italian Apple cake with Rum ?

Tiramisu wafer bites

  I used these wafers for an advertorial and I have some requests asking what they are . I useĀ Loacker Tiramisu Wafer Bites I simply arrange them neatly on a plate. Then in a piping bag i used equal quantity of cream and yoghurt, beaten up until stiff. We did not add any sugar to ours but do add the sweetener of your choice … Read More Tiramisu wafer bites

No-bake banana pudding adapted from Maya Angelou’s recipe … egg free

Our virtual world nearly exploded last week with the news that a very wise woman died. During her lifetime she made a phenominal impact not only on the lives of people but she was also an inspiration to many of the world’s top businesses. I was given one of her cookery books by an American colleague a few years ago and my #ultimatebaker friend … Read More No-bake banana pudding adapted from Maya Angelou’s recipe … egg free

Chocolate hazelnut tapioca (Dairy Free)

This dessert is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, has no added sugar and no added fat and I made it specially for Good Earth It is amazingly decadent although i used completely natural ingredients… And what i especially liked about is the texture. You get the hazelnut flavor from the delicious milk but the added ground nuts give it a hint of a … Read More Chocolate hazelnut tapioca (Dairy Free)

European Elections and Chris’ Eton Mess … (gluten free)

This week’s paper Across the Atlantic, they say that Europeans do not care about the EU election as there is an estmated average of 43% turn out. And on the island we are expecting a turnout of around 72%. Europe matters to people here. And today we go to a different island in Europe and visit the UK. Chris now lives in Eastbourne and … Read More European Elections and Chris’ Eton Mess … (gluten free)

Strawberries filled with yoghurt and cream

  The photo below shows the strawberries with a mix of yoghurt and cream, perhaps a treat for Sunday breakfast, but you can go a step further and make Cheesecake strawberries as you will get all the flavors of eating a cheesecake into a bite, perfect to end a meal without overeating… You will need 500g fresh strawberries, washed and hulled 100g double cream … Read More Strawberries filled with yoghurt and cream

Easy weekend baking… Filo Cigars with Ricotta and Pistachio

Why buy ready made sweets? Why order cakes with colorings and enhancers ? Did you know that wastage is not affordable in commercial baking and artifical raising enhancers guarantee successful beautiful cakes every time, without fail ? Did you also know that old fashioned baking is very trendy today ? !! This is a wonderful recipe for anyone in a rush, for all those … Read More Easy weekend baking… Filo Cigars with Ricotta and Pistachio

A cake that hums and a Soprano bakes …

I had the pleasure to meet and interview world acclaimed soprano Celine Byrne when she visited the island to sing on St Patrick’s Day. She has performed for President Obama and she is already booked to sing at the White House next year. Celine is delightful, warm, fun and we had a few laughs as she has a great sense of humor. She has … Read More A cake that hums and a Soprano bakes …

World Health Day and an open apple and marzipan tart …

World Health Day this year focuses on Vector borne disease that kills over a million people every year, 660,000 from malaria alone. And living on a beautiful island blessed with so many good things, I wrote in my column today about wishing to remember those in less fortunate environments and at the very least appreciate what we have around us merely due to the … Read More World Health Day and an open apple and marzipan tart …

The Dancers and an Irish Coffee Bread and Butter pudding

I share with you today a photo from the party on Friday hosted by Ambassador Hennessy which many of you have asked about. The Dancers on a special visit to the island for St Patrick’s gave a magnificent performance. They wear blue which was the original color associated with St Patrick but over the years the tradition changed to the color of three leaf … Read More The Dancers and an Irish Coffee Bread and Butter pudding

Chocolate Beetroot Cupcakes with Beetroot Frosting

We had a marathon baking session at the hotel yesterday and I had the pleasure of working with two of my favorite boys Ayrton and Luke who are final year students at the prestigious hotel school on the island. My assignment was to introduce some of the US Ambassador’s all time favorites to the local market and these cupcakes were served in the beautiful … Read More Chocolate Beetroot Cupcakes with Beetroot Frosting

To end Carnival weekend we made Fat Tuesday Fritelle

It has been rainy for the last few days, so unfortunate for carnival weekend. We made traditional Italian carnival fritelle last evening at home and I covered them in white icing and colorful confetti. They made me wish I still had little children around… I used a non stick dough maker that mum gave me some time ago but really these should be fried… … Read More To end Carnival weekend we made Fat Tuesday Fritelle