Category Archives: Dairy

Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries and Cream

This chocolate mousse is rich. So rich, that you need the extra cream to cut through the richness of the chocolate. Berries – or a tart coulis go well and small servings are required. I made this mousse to take … Continue reading

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Ricotta Tart with a Chocolate Crust

This recipe comes from a cookbook I have owned and loved for years – Tessa Kiros’ beautifully presented¬†Falling Cloudberries.¬†I also love her book Apples for Jam. They are full of wonderful family recipes – warm and homely, and the sorts … Continue reading

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Nigella-Style Nutella Cheesecake – Gluten Free

Nigella Lawson created this cheesecake, which she accurately describes as ‘embarrassingly easy’. My version is gluten free – using a french meringue base instead of a biscuit base – as it was made for a work birthday party that included … Continue reading

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Russian Cheese Blintzes

One of my favourite things to eat when I was a child were the russian blintzes my grandmother made. I don’t have her original recipe but I have created the one below and it brings back memories of my grandmother’s … Continue reading

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The Not-Birthday Cake

It was my husband’s 30th birthday a couple of weeks ago and we had a BBQ with friends to celebrate. But Joel, being the quiet reserved type, told me I wasn’t allowed to bake a cake and make a spectacle … Continue reading

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Tiramisu Semifreddo

If I had to choose one cake recipe to take to a desert island, it would probably be the Almond and Coconut Cake given in the previous post – the easiest cake to make and just delicious. If I had … Continue reading

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