Monthly Archives: May 2014

Spiced Chai Muffins

Spiced Chai Muffins A

 

I’ve not been a fan of spiced chai for long. I find many commercial ones too sweet and some a bit too peppery, however my mind was blown when I visited Elephant (Pakistani street food) in Brixton Village. Although nothing can compare to the fresh chai at Elephant I was happy to discover the Drink Me Chai range in my local supermarket. Perfect for baking in powder form, they come in a variety of flavours which you can switch in and use in this recipe!
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Chocolate & Almond Shortbread

Chocolate & Almond Shortbread A

I’ve come to realise that the almond is my favourite nut. Whether ground to add moisture, chopped to add crunch or flaked to add decoration, it always shines for me. Despite its ubiquity I never tire of its flavour and it pairs so well with many other ingredients. Here I’ve used almond extract in some shortbread which I’ve been rationing so they last all week!

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Cherry Crumble Pie

Cherry Crumble Pie A

 

Is the crumble too humble for you? If so, then try a crumble pie! The cross between a crumble and pie resulting in a tart (somehow) is rather sophisticated I like to think, yet still very homely at its heart. Just like the traditional crumble it’s all about lots of comforting flavour, this one just looks a bit more fancy!
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Florentine Cake

Florentine Cake B

 

Toasting the ground almonds for this cake enhances the nutty flavour and the oils from the nuts give the cake its moist, rich texture. Decorate with a drizzle of chocolate and more cherries for a real teatime treat!

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