Iced Souvaroffs with rhubarb and apricot jams and pistachio cream

Now - who's excited about the imminent new series of the Great British Bake Off? Almost everyone involved in the Twitter baking community for a start! I've included some of my illustrations in this recipe to help you make these Souvaroff biscuits. This year the fab and lovely Baking Nanna and Rob Allen have put together… Continue reading Iced Souvaroffs with rhubarb and apricot jams and pistachio cream

Pistachio and raspberry/bay Battenburg

Something a little different from the traditional Battenburg, this cake incorporates pistachios and a fresh raspberry sauce which has been flavoured with bay leaf. I have made my own marzipan, and have included the ingredients but please don't think you have to do this - you can use shop bought (I do think it's inferior… Continue reading Pistachio and raspberry/bay Battenburg

Strawberry, almond and pistachio cheesecake sponge

This recipe was taken from the most recent (June 2014) edition of the BBC Good Food magazine, however I had to replace/adapt some of the ingredients and the method a little. The cake looked too gorgeous not to try and I was intrigued by the cheesecake/sponge combination. Strawberry, almond and pistachio cheesecake sponge It's a… Continue reading Strawberry, almond and pistachio cheesecake sponge