Chocolate orange bundt cake

Chocolate orange bundt cakeThis chocolate orange cake is moist and velvety. By making it in a bundt tin, it looks more interesting, too.

The cake is perfect for an indulgent afternoon tea and if there’s any left over, you can pop the pieces in the freezer.

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Drop scones

Drop scones with strawberry halvesThese drop scones are a great alternative to traditional pancakes. They’re quick to make and they’re so delicious they will disappear quickly, too! Read more…

Biscotti

BiscottiBiscotti are twice-baked dry biscuits from Italy. They are a great snack with your afternoon or morning coffee/tea.

This recipe is from my book No Naughties: Sweet treats without sugar, wheat, gluten and yeast. Read more…

Pumpkin and rhubarb muffins

Pumpkin and rhubarb muffin in a pink case with some rhubarb stalks on the sideThe sweetness and earthiness of pumpkin coupled with the zing of rhubarb is just wonderful in these muffins. They also have a streusel topping which makes them look attractive and adds extra texture. Read more…

Chocolate squares

Chocolate squares with some strawberry quartersI made some yummy chocolate squares this week. Tucking into some soft chocolate sponge topped with luscious chocolate spread has to be the ideal way to celebrate the National Chocolate Week – or any week for that matter… Read more…

Mini oven pancake canapés

Makes 32-36

This picture has mini oven pancake canapes. The base looks like a mini Yorkshire pudding, but it's sweet. The canapes are topped with vanilla cream and blueberries and slices of strawberry. There are also strawberries, blueberries and blackberries in the picture.Oven pancakes are a popular Finnish treat, but I have added a British twist: I have based the recipe on the traditional Finnish recipe but made the pancakes in the shape of individual mini-size Yorkshire puddings (the Finnish oven pancakes are large and cut to portions after baking).

My grandmother used to make the most delicious oven pancakes and serve them with her own homemade strawberry jam and vanilla cream. Usually the Finnish pancakes are made with milk, but because gluten-free flour tastes better when there’s some fat in the batter, I have used single cream and water instead. Continue reading

Curd cheese patties

This recipe was inspired by my friend Nina Moon who introduced me to this Latvian delicacy. These patties are very quick and simple to make. And they make a delicious breakfast or supper as they’re not overly sweet.

You will need some curd cheese to make the patties. I have used Polish twaróg. You can find it on the dairy aisle in large supermarkets that sell Polish food or in Polish food shops. Continue reading