Tortilla Chips – totally guilt free

Who doesn’t feel guilty eating snacks with drinks? No need to feel bad any longer, these homemade tortilla chips are baked not fried and only have the slightest touch of oil. Using Masa Harina flour, which is made from cooked corn kernels that are soaked in lime, they have that truly authentic taste too. Free from gluten they are universally suitable to share. Ingredients: 120g Masa … Continue reading Tortilla Chips – totally guilt free

Traditional Seer Green Cherry Pies

With Spring officially starting this week, the cherry trees near me are starting to blossom. If you are lucky enough to visit the Chilterns in the UK, you will see for yourself how beautiful the area is at this time of year. In fact, you can find out all about it in a new travel guide by Bradt books (link here)  I am delighted to … Continue reading Traditional Seer Green Cherry Pies

A Cake fit for a Princess

As it was my mother’s birthday just a couple of days ago, it seems appropriate to post this recipe of her favourite cake, Princesstårta (Princess Torte) also known as ‘Green Cake’. In Sweden it is seen as a national delicacy and is served all over the country in nearly every restaurant/cafe you come across. It can be eaten as part of the Swedish daily ritual … Continue reading A Cake fit for a Princess

From Sri Lanka with Love Cake

Having been fortunate enough to have travelled to Sri Lanka more than once and to have been entertained in local homes, I have fallen in love with the country and its people. Food there is prepared from fresh very early every morning with great care and attention using only local ingredients. One lovely memory whilst there was eating fresh cashew nuts by the side of … Continue reading From Sri Lanka with Love Cake

Biscotti Biscotti

This twice baked biscuit from Italy is a Christmas classic in my house. Perfect to dip in coffee, hot chocolate or even mulled wine. Follow the recipe below and experiment with extra ingredients of your choice (totalling approximately 150g). Here are my two favourites, Hazelnut & Orange and Dark Chocolate, Cherry & Almond. Store in an airtight container and have them at the ready for … Continue reading Biscotti Biscotti

Rosemary Remembrance Biscuits

The herb rosemary has always been symbolic with remembrance, thus with the centenary of the end of World War One today, I have created these biscuits in honour of all those who lost their life for the peace of others.  Serve them on a plate to form a wreath and spend a moment to reflect on their huge sacrifice. Ingredients: 150g oat bran 12g wholemeal … Continue reading Rosemary Remembrance Biscuits

Cinnamon Buns for that full on ‘Fika’ feeling

Swedes love nothing more than stopping for coffee and cake at absolutely any time of the day. They love it so much they even have a word for this experience – it’s ‘Fika’.  If you love cinnamon you will love this classic Swedish recipe. Get baking, make some coffee and invite your friends around and enjoy the moment. If you haven’t got time to bake, … Continue reading Cinnamon Buns for that full on ‘Fika’ feeling