Amaretti

Amaretti

If you're an Italophile like me you don't need a lot of prompting to try these delicious chewy cookies. But when a friend just KEPT ON sharing pics of Italian sweets online and then my hairdresser offered me a freshly baked amaretti, who was I to resist? They are super quick and easy to whip [...]

Fritule

Fritule

According to Wikipedia, fritule are "a festive Croatian pastry made particularly for Christmas. They resemble little doughnuts... Venetian frìtole... they are usually flavored with rum and citrus zest, containing raisins, and are topped with powdered sugar." For me they're also a whole lot more. They were one of my favourite sweet treats growing up, and [...]

Cherry strudel.

Cherry strudel.

If you're after a super easy dessert that takes almost no time at all to prepare and zero cooking ability, is low in sugar and high in flavour, and will also impress whoever you serve it to then look no further. If you're like me and tend to stock up on random ingredients you then [...]

Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry

This is a fail safe, go-to recipe for perfect shortcrust pastry every time. It works for both sweet and savoury, and best of all, you don't need to study patisserie to be able to make it. The rule is always half the amount of butter to flour, and use only the tips of your fingers [...]