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Pear & Ginger Traybake

Pear & Ginger Traybake A

This recipe combines two of my favourite ingredients – pear and ginger! I love the sweet and juicy flavour of pear, I think there’s nothing like it. And the warmth that comes from ginger pairs well with so many flavours. This cake is made in a similar fashion to a carrot cake, although I feel it needs no frosting embellishment as it sings a sweet and spicy melody on its own. Click here for the recipe


Pear & Chocolate Frangipane Tart

Pear & Chocolate Frangipane Tart C

If you like decadence, then you’ll love this tart. It’s quite simple in its nature and not overly done, but something about the rich chocolate frangipane combined with delicate flavour and texture of the pear, encased in the crisp shortcrust pastry is simply sublime. When I first made this tart we ended up taking it with us to a restaurant (BYO dessert, anyone?), leading the owner to suppose it was someone’s birthday. We didn’t correct him for fear that he’d relinquish our dessert and force us to order something from his menu, when in reality his generosity extended to offering us a jug of cream to serve with it! If you make this tart, let me know what you end up getting away with!

Click here for the recipe


Pear Crumble with Lavender Cream

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


London Student Magazine

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to an interview at the headquarters of London Student Magazine - for those who don’t know that means the Student Union of the University of London! It was good to be on university grounds again and talk about what I love best with people who share that passion (Helena and Eve – check out her blog here). Below is the video of the interview – I hope you enjoy!


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