Saturday, 26 December 2015
For the family Christmas (well, Boxing Day) dinner, I was warned not to make something too elaborate as the fridge and freezer needed all possible space to store all the food and drinks before the family came round. That meant no entremets, mousse cakes, or any other things that usually take me hours to make. This was my compromise.
Thursday, 24 December 2015
I visited Reykjavik both this year and the last, and I have to admit I'll kind of miss is next year. I'll miss the people, the food (of course) and even the absolutely bonkers weather that rivals even Great British weather. In a nostalgic moment, I decided to make vínarterta (also known as 'randalín'): a many-layered chewy stack of buttery shortbread and sweet prune paste, traditionally eaten at special occasions because of the time and patience needed to make one.
Sunday, 20 December 2015
This one was for my friend Toria's birthday party this weekend. I'll just give the recipe for the whipped chocolate ganache and the chocolate mirror glaze here. For the sandwich sponge, check out my recipe for gluten-free chocolate cake (you can use regular flour for it).
Saturday, 12 December 2015
You know when you mix lemonade with advocaat you get a snowball cocktail? Well this is essentially a snowball cheesecake. Oh look, it's just in time for Christmas, too (although this is a pretty unconventional Christmas cake).
Sunday, 6 December 2015
No Sugar November is officially over! Good thing too, because it's now Chanukkah: the time of fried unhealthy things. Namely doughnuts. HOWEVER, I couldn't bring myself to go straight from healthy eating to deep-fried doom... so I compromised and made these baked doughnuts instead.