Blueberry coconut streusel tart

Adapted from Thalia Ho's (Butterandbrioche.com) "Raspberry Almond Streusel".  Ingredients for the pastry: flour, 175g caster sugar, 70g 100g unsalted butter, cold egg yolk, 1 cold water for the streusel: plain flour, 35g golden caster sugar, teaspoon salt, pinch unsalted butter, cold, 20g flaked coconut/coconut chips, 20g for the coconut frangipane: unsalted butter, room temperature, 80g… Continue reading Blueberry coconut streusel tart

Cinnamon oat crêpes with browned butter peaches and honey

Ingredients Oats, 100g Egg, 1 Milk, whole or semi-skimmed, 250ml Butter, 25g plus extra for frying Cinnamon, 2 teaspoons Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Peaches, 2, sliced or cubed Method Blitz oats, cinnamon and salt in a food processor or blender until the oats are very fine. Transfer to a jug and add the egg. Mix to… Continue reading Cinnamon oat crêpes with browned butter peaches and honey

No-bake apricot energy bites

These sweet, chewy morsels are packed full of nutrients and make the perfect perk-up mid-morning or late afternoon, and they can be made even if you don't have an oven. I adapted them from Olive magazine's "No-bake breakfast bar" recipe; after the addition of the apricot filling they're perhaps a little too sugary to be… Continue reading No-bake apricot energy bites

Carob & cashew traybake

Although carob is often referred to as a cocoa alternative, I certainly don't see it that way but as a flavour and ingredient in it's own right; unless you're allergic to cocoa I see no reason to substitute it - it has it's own properties and nutritional value, as does carob, and neither have been… Continue reading Carob & cashew traybake

Creamy ginger smoothie

After accidentally ordering 1kg of ginger instead of 1 piece, I've had to come up with ways to up my weekly intake of fresh ginger... I find this sweet creamy style of smoothie so much more enjoyable than those zingy ginger "detox juices" and more drinkable for first thing in the morning. That said, half… Continue reading Creamy ginger smoothie

Miraculous curried bulgur & carrot super salad

If you're looking to make a change to your "normal salad", for a "posh salad" to impress guests, or just a new kind of side dish to perk up all manner of mid-week meals, here's a new go-to for you. It's also perfect as a lighter alternative to potato salad as your BBQ accompaniment, or… Continue reading Miraculous curried bulgur & carrot super salad

Zesty ginger tartlets

Baking with ginger immediately triggers thoughts of Christmas and smells of warm gingerbread filling the house, but winter or not, I've recently been craving that fiery tang. This is a fresher take on ginger baking; the idea for these zesty little babies came to me all at once like a divine intervention, and I have… Continue reading Zesty ginger tartlets