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Jaffa Icebox Cake

Jaffa Icebox Cake: Perfect fusion of orange, chocolate and butter cookies ! Alongside crunchy chocolate, Jaffa cookies were my favourite while I was growing up: a perfect balance of orange, biscuits and chocolate. My sister and I would always argue about whose turn it was to go to the shop… Read more »

Sour Cherry and Black Pepper Cobbler

Sour Cherry and Black Pepper Cobbler: wartime recipe with an outlandish twist. My grandmother was a master of survival. During the Second World War she sewed clothes for her children using material cut from parachutes. My mother was one of those children, that is how I know the story. Being… Read more »

Blueberry Curd

Blueberry Curd: the best investment of the season! After you make your breakfast smoothie or fruit salad, if you have a handful of blueberries left over, the best way to use them is to make a curd or Blueberry Coffee Cake. As these beautiful blueberries are known to be a… Read more »

Poppy Seed Cheesecake Crincles

Poppy Seed Cheesecake Crincles:Perfect, tender, attractive, light cheesecake crinkles to enjoy all year round ! Well, if you consider the ingredients, you cannot go wrong with them. In normal circumstances I would simply make a cheesecake. Definitely. But, there is a story behind these crinkles that is worth telling, as… Read more »

Cheesecake Brownies Marble Squares

Cheesecake Brownies Marble Squares: Perfect Marble finished with Chocolate Ganache ! My female ancestors were known for Marble Cakes and I decided to pay attention to their creations. Luckily, a recipe book containing all of them exists, and here comes one of the treasures to share. I must admit I… Read more »

Easy Sugar Cookies with Orange

Easy Sugar Cookies with a dash of orange. We had a very cold winter this year. I don’t remember when we had such dark and murky days, forcing us to stay inside. There were episodes of the wind blowing mightily, biting as sharply as a knife, taking one’s breath away.… Read more »

Blueberry Pie with Lemon

Blueberry Pie with Lemon: Comforting lattice pie with a touch of fresh lemon zest. Amazing ! I am sure that every family has its own blueberry pie recipe. We are no exception to that. To make the flavour a bit different, I have made a slight change and added some… Read more »