Carnival is a big event on the island with a long weekend of celebration starting Thursday and ending Tuesday. Last week when we were at the cafe in the City , I pointed out a display of the traditional carnival pine nut cakes (Prinjolata pronounced Priniolata), although pine nuts are only used to decorate. The cake is rich and sweet, so sweet that you … Read More Bring on the Carnival with Priniolata Pops
Like most of my recipes, this is an easy straightforward one … I loved these Gluten Free Date Bars with Buckwheat when I made them at Le Meridien last week and I am making them again today at home. They are very moist and soft yet the cake does not crumble when you cut it provided you let it cool completely. I topped the … Read More Gluten Free Date Bars with Buckwheat
Strawberry Shortcake goes to follow her dreams in the movie Sweet Dreams making her an ideal Valentine choice and I am today making a simple and straightforward Valentine treat for those who want to make something at home rather than use shop-bought and don’t have the time to spare after a busy work week. These are shortcake squares laced with chopped fresh strawberries and … Read More Valentine bites … Strawberry Shortcake
I was invited by my friend Massimiliana Tomaselli to a dinner hosted by the Accademia Italiana Della Cucina at Jessie’s Bar.. Massimiliana is the President of the Accademia on the island and this is the second time I have joined a group dinner in the last 6 weeks. Both times have been a great pleasure. I will be talking more about Massimiliana and the … Read More Accademia Italiana Della Cucina …..and crepes with the best ever chocolate sauce….
On my way to Jane’s , I was so pleased to spot one of three original 1930 Bedford buses that still operate on the island. On tv today I made Prue Leith’s signature dish known as Muscovado Heaven. I like the idea of increasing the volume of whipping cream with something that is more healthy. It is gluten free and very quick and easy … Read More Prue Leith’s signature dish, Muscovado Heaven
I had a photo shoot with Reuben yesterday afternoon and I am sharing a recipe with you for a chocolate and pear sponge I made in the morning as a ‘maybe’ for the shoot, but in the end we did not use it. I love fruit in my desserts and these chocolatey pears are so perfectly delicious and full of flavor. Fruit is rarely … Read More Imperfect yet beautiful …. Pear and chocolate sponge
This dessert looks gorgeous and can be made quickly as you can poach the pears beforehand and keep them in the fridge overnight. I made it like a pie and it is suitable to present and serve it at the table as it looks quite amazing. I am sure that you can make individual pears in Filo in the same way if you would … Read More Pears in Filo with Egg Free Custard