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If you like coconut I think you’ll like these! These individual coconut tarts (or ‘gizzadas’ in Jamaica) are a traditional sweet snack in the Caribbean, and upon finding grated fresh coconut going cheap in the freezer of my local supermarket I decided it was time to pay homage to my roots! The pastry case is traditionally crimped by hand but for ease and a neater finish I’ve used fluted tins. A word of warning – desiccated coconut will not yield the right results (trust me I’ve tried!) so either use coconut you’ve grated fresh or use frozen (if so, defrost overnight in the fridge before using).
As part of my birthday celebrations this year I had a house full of people and full of food, and for one of the desserts I made these honey & almond squares. A very simple recipe that packs in both flavour from the honey and texture from the almonds. I’ve just said ‘honey’ in the ingredients list but by that I mean use the best honey you have, be it orange blossom or a lovely local variety! Click here for the recipe
Crumble is one of my favourite desserts, so simple, so warm, so homely and so yummy. Here I’ve coupled seasonal pear and floral lavender for a dessert with undeniable winter cosiness balanced with a beautifully delicate perfume. Because the pears are cooked and sweetened they don’t have to be perfectly ripe, in fact a little firmness will ensure they keep their shape. Click here for the recipe
Herein lies one of the most beautiful, yet elegantly simple cakes to ever grace the baking world (and of course my blog ;] ). Nothing at all fancy about it, yet it has the power to impress everybody I know (except those with a thing against lemons). Cleansing aroma, sweet-piquant flavour, moist texture – it’s almost heavenly… Click here for the recipe