Apricot Marzipan Honey Thyme Tart

This summer pastry combines a few of my favourite things: flaky pastry, apricots, honey, and marzipan. I love the tartness of the luscious apricots with the sweet honey and marzipan. Fresh apricot is one of my favourite summer fruits. Its soft texture and floral flavour makes it a beautiful fruit to preserve. I occasionally makeRead more

Blackberry and Rose Roulade

I made my first fresh berry roulade when I was an exchange student in Japan, it was a recipe that came with the microwave and convection oven that I bought. “Roll cake” as they call it in Japan is a very popular treat, you can buy them at any supermarket or even at convenience stores. IRead more

Salted Brownie Ice-cream Sandwich Bites

If time allows, I love making ice-cream at home. The process is not at all difficult, but time is an important ingredient. However, having an ice-cream maker will make your life much easier. I usually make a good old vanilla ice-cream so I can serve it with summer fruit pies or crisps. The taste ofRead more

Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Peaches

This year’s summer has been a bit hectic for me, nonetheless enjoyable. I am sending off my summer with a cake, with seasonal local peaches. I love peaches when they are so juicy and sweet, I even froze some for later use, for smoothies and baking. This is the first recipe that I’ve tried making from aRead more

Raspberry and Plum Jam

The summer is a season of harvest and preserving. It feels especially rewarding when I get to open a little jar of summer in the cold winter months. Nothing beats the flavour and taste of homemade jams. I was very excited when I received a review copy of Best of Bridge Home Preserving:120 Recipes for Canning Fruits &Read more

Mini Blueberry Galettes with Hazelnut Crumble

I feel very lucky to live in a place where I can enjoy beautiful locally grown blueberries every summer. I especially like baking with them since they are very versatile and freeze well, not to mention they are packed with great nutrients. Blueberries is one of those ingredients that you don’t have to be fuzzyRead more

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