Perpetual Consumption | Sweets

Karen’s Chestnut Flour and Honey Rosemary Cake with Pine Nuts

Good ole Kaz again.  It’s starting to get creepy, I know..

I made this unusual cake tonight and the flavour’s kinda hard to explain.  The chestnut flour gives a lovely full, rich flavour and the rosemary gives it some savouriness (?) but it’s good alright.  I thought it wouldn’t be something the kids would come at, but they both loved it.  I served the kids with a dollop of yoghurt and drizzled with honey and ours with crème fraîche.  You only need a small piece, so it’ll last the week, which is great.READ MORE


Bread & Butter Pudding with Leftover Tsoureki

Well, if you’re Greek, this time of year you might have a bit of leftover tsoureki lying around.  Of course it’s delicious toasted, but especially fab in a bread and butter pud.  For those not schooled in all things Hellenic, tsoureki is a sweet bread traditionally made around Greek Easter.  You’d probably recognise the knotted loaf cradling red dyed eggs celebrating this important date on the Greek calendar.  READ MORE


Jewish Orange and Almond Cake

I’m told this is a classic Passover dessert.  It’s a beautiful recipe with very few ingredients which produces a lovely moist cake to enjoy with a cuppa.  It uses whole oranges, boiled and then pulped in the food processor which gives the cake a lovely tang.  I’ve seen a few different versions of this type of orange cake lately, but this recipe is so simple, it will definitely be a repeat offender at our place.  READ MORE


Ray’s Spanish-Irish Christmas Pud

I’m a bit late putting this recipe up now that we’re in Jan already, but perhaps it would make a good Xmas in July dessert and there’s no doubt that Christmas puddings always get better with time, so make it ahead.  It was Raymondo’s turn this year to make the pud and I have to say that this was hands down the best I’ve had.  For once, this Christmas, I didn’t feel like I was eating a heavy pudding with no room left to spare, it was absolutely delicious and I was contemplating seconds…READ MORE


Banana Bread

Why is it that when you feel like a banana, there’s none left and when you have some in the house they are left to go brown!?  When I have three or four overripe bananas, I think of this yummy banana bread (which is really more like cake – I’m not sure why they call it ‘bread’).  READ MORE