Sicillian-style lemon amaretti

These amaretti are halfway between the hard little amaretti you get with a coffee after dinner and a macaron. They are crisp at the edges and soft in the middle. There's a rich almond flavour as you'd expect but I have also spiked these with amaretto liqueur and lemon zest. The ingredients and consistency are… Continue reading Sicillian-style lemon amaretti

Alice in Wonderland Victorian fancies

This was a little project I've been hatching for a while. It combines a bit of research into Victorian treats, a bit of illustration and drawing and some recipe reverse-engineering. It also marries an homage to Alice in Wonderland in its 150th birthday year (as I love the story and, in particular, John Tenniel's original… Continue reading Alice in Wonderland Victorian fancies

Walnut cake with lemon buttercream

This is an amazingly bouncy walnut sponge topped with a lemon buttercream - this is a change to the traditional coffee and walnut combination but goes beautifully together.   Notes For this recipe I've used a mix of unsalted butter and baking margarine. I did some experimenting comparing all butter, all margarine and a mix… Continue reading Walnut cake with lemon buttercream