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
How to make your own candied citrus peel
Luscious lemon and poppy seed financiers - crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle
Unctuous and tangy baked cheesecake flavoured with Limoncello and with large dollops of lemon curd and a biscuit base
Gorgeous little mini-cakes flavoured with lemon and baked with fresh strawberries and pistachios.
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
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