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Sponge with a ricotta layer and jam, happy new year !

End of a year and a new beginning, a new cycle and hope for good things to come. This is what a new year is all about, it is about closing doors and starting afresh. My sponge with ricotta was one of the most popular recipes this week and you will need : 4 eggs 100 g sugar 100 g self raising flour A … Read More Sponge with a ricotta layer and jam, happy new year !

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Making the most of Seville Oranges – a curd of bitter orange ….

So much citrus still in mum’s garden and before the season comes to an end I want to make use of this abundance and try out some new things rather than just another pot of jam or marmalade.

And this Seville curd is unbelievable, the texture, consistency, the flavor of the bitter orange balances the sweetness in the curd and I left bits of grated rind in it which make it more vibrant. Dedicate half an hour to standing at the stove and stirring gently and continuously until the curd is thick enough to coat the spoon. Other than this, it is the easiest of recipes as you just throw in all the ingredients together in one pot. The day after it was made, the curd sets with the consistency of the smoothest spread ! Really yumm.

Imperfect yet beautiful …. Pear and chocolate sponge

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

Greek Revani … lemon semolina cake with honey syrup

Another Greek recipe from my collection passed on to me from my time in Cyprus. What a great opportunity this is to have the time to make them for the hotel’s dinner on Fridays. This is a lemony semolina cake and I used a honey syrup with orange flower water. You can use the flavors of your choice for the syrup. Rather than pour … Read More Greek Revani … lemon semolina cake with honey syrup

Sunday Baking, as light and airy as an old fashioned Swiss Roll …..

Looking forward today to visit Andrew https://www.facebook.com/tallestchocolatebuilding at his home and meet all the family. I have already met with one of his sons and his lovely parents but today it is a get together for all the clan as we are shooting for a magazine and have to discuss the format of a live program which has not been so straightforward. I am … Read More Sunday Baking, as light and airy as an old fashioned Swiss Roll …..

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Quick All-in-one Sponge

There is nothing better than simplicity. This is the simple, perfect sponge adapted from Delia Smith’s recipe.  There is no creaming method, or pre-stages.  You just use an electric hand whisk to bring the ingredients together by putting them into the mixing bowl at the same time and this is one of the reasons why it is so perfect because it is also so … Read More Quick All-in-one Sponge