Tarts

Zucchini Tart

Zucchini Tart

  When I made the Tomato Tart recently, I made enough pastry for two tarts, so I lined my long rectangular tart tin with pastry,  wrapped it in plastic cling film and put it in the freezer.  I bought some beautiful ‘Zucchine Romane’ and decided […]

Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart

I own one of those recipe books that you buy with empty pages, and you are supposed to fill by writing in all your favourite recipes.  I wish I had dated mine when I bought it because I really can’t remember how old it is.  […]

Mini Chocolate Tarts

Mini Chocolate Tarts

Recently I had to bake two cakes to prepare sample/tasting cakes for a bride and groom. I made a dark chocolate mudcake, and a white chocolate mudcake.  Both were filled with ganache. I wasn’t sure what to do with the left over ganache, do I […]

Pecan Pie (as a Tart)

Pecan Pie (as a Tart)

I thought I had posted this recipe back in November, but I realise that all I did was publish the photos in error with the Pumpkin Pie recipe! I did make a Steller Story about it though but I want to share it with you because […]

Chocolate, Toffee & Peanut Butter Tart

Chocolate, Toffee & Peanut Butter Tart

If you are planning on starting all good things after the Epiphany (which is when all good intentions begin in Italy, after the Befana), I suggest that before you start that diet, if you plan on sinning a little beforehand, you may as well sin […]

Red Wine & Port Pear Chocolate Tart

Red Wine & Port Pear Chocolate Tart

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I thought the best way to start the New Year was to share a delicious dessert that will definitely impress! I’ve made this tart a few times and it is always loved by my guests, firstly because it is such a pretty tart, […]

Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

Christmas time is usually associated with special recipes that quite often are traditional to our family.  Along with Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding, Mince Pies are an essential part of my Christmas celebrations.  Mince Pies are part of Christmas baking that reminds me of the […]

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

  You don’t have to be American to enjoy the delicious desserts that are made during Thanksgiving!  I first tasted Pumpkin Pie when I was an exchange student for a year to Arizona, USA in 1986/87.  Whilst researching recipes, I found many variations but I […]

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart

I am going to post two recipes.  I have used both and can’t decide which I prefer.  The first one is a recipe that I have used for years and was my classic dessert for dinner parties in the 90’s!  The second is one that […]

Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

I seriously could pop a dozen of these in my mouth in one sitting…. I am dangerous with a teaspoon and a jar of lemon curd, I love meringue, and adore the combination of the two.  These little ‘mouthfuls of happiness’ are perfect for parties, afternoon…. or […]