Category Archives: Baking

Tarte au citron: Lemon tart recipe

For my annual festive lunch this year,  I made a large lemon tart.  Tarte au citron definitely ranks up there as one of my all time favourite desserts.  I adore lemons and use them prodigiously in my everyday cooking….thinly sliced … Continue reading

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Autumn fruit crumble

There’s nothing more comforting, as the nights draw in, than a crumble made with the last of the blackberries combined with Turkish figs and this season’s bramley apples. You can be inventive with your fruit combinations.  I just happened to … Continue reading

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Prodigious Strawberry Pavlova

Prodigous Strawberry Pavlova In between a hectic round of street parties over the Jubilee weekend, I wanted to make a dessert for a gathering on Monday evening.  As I had several boxes of really good strawberries, eggs, home made caramel … Continue reading

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Sarah Bradley’s Butter Cake

As we move into December surrounded by the ubiquitous traditional Christmas baking, I want to share something a little different.  A simple, comforting cake which can be enjoyed in a quiet moment before the seasonal hurly burly and stress of … Continue reading

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Deep in damson country

Last autumn I got the damson bug.  I’ve always adored the tarter than tart taste of damsons.  The deep purple beauties appear in our shops in September and two or three weeks later they’re gone before you know it.  The … Continue reading

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Pudding of the Month: October 2011

Fig and Frangipane Tart As I had four ripe figs, some leftover pastry and some frangipane mixture.  I decided to make these three small tarts for an autumn picnic in Kew Gardens last week.  Sadly, I don’t have a fig … Continue reading

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Tarte Tatin

This delicious pastry made with apples established the reputation of the Tatin sisters who ran a hotel in the Loire Valley in 1898.  According to tradition the sister who did the cooking, Stephanie, was making a traditional apple pie and  over-cooked … Continue reading

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AmnesTEA “Flaming June” Fundraiser 25th June

To celebrate Amnesty International’s 50th birthday this summer, the charity picked up on the “baking” zeitgeist and came up with its own take – AmnesTEA – an off the peg, fundraising event to raise money for human rights.  Although I’m … Continue reading

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