I have a lot of respect for the brave people who first tasted rhubarb in its raw and natural state and experimented until they finally rendered it edible. Its virtues are not immediately evident, with its poisonous leaves and sour stalks. Yet, once cooked with the required amount of sugar, this fruit (which is really […]
In a surprise twist, this coffee cake actually includes coffee in the ingredient list! Based on a traditional British favorite, I have substituted pecans in place of walnuts and added Bailey’s Liqueur to the buttercream frosting. This rich and moist cake is best served in small slices, with a fresh brewed cup of your favorite […]
by Alison Boyd-Savage If you are looking for one great cake to carry you through the holidays, then look no further. Even if you are not a fan of fruit cake, you will love this wonderful recipe that bears no resemblance to the typical offerings you may be familiar with, which are so dense they […]
The holidays are looking different this year. Many of us will not be gathering for our traditional celebrations but staying safe with low-key festivity. What will not change for many is the preparation and enjoyment of some of the special foods that mark this time of year. While we may not be able to gather […]
This simple cake is quick to make and is enriched with the addition of almond flour and blackberry jam. Robust blackberries react well to a few minutes simmering with sugar and the addition of a little blackberry or raspberry liqueur. The compote keeps for several days in the fridge and is delicious over ice cream […]
We are now in the height of strawberry season, but without a Strawberry Festival to mark the time, we must make a festival ourselves. Luckily, there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate this fruit of June.
Long live this dessert, which delivers home-baked taste when you don’t have time to make a shortbread or pie. The crumble topping can be made up to 5 days ahead and stored in an airtight container in a cool place (but not in the fridge, which can make it go soggy). Serve the dessert layered […]