Pies & Tarts

Caramelised Orange & Almond Tart

Caramelised Orange & Almond Tart

This tart is the sunniest, juiciest dessert imaginable, and was partly inspired by Nigella Lawson’s caramelised oranges (in ‘Forever Summer’). I was recently daydreaming about a zesty, creamy orange tart – something along the lines of a simplified tart au citron. I searched for something […]

DIY Pop Tarts

DIY Pop Tarts

I was a child of the 80s, when hot buttered toast, drenched in golden syrup, was the norm for breakfast – along with a steaming hot mug of tea. Then out of nowhere, an American ‘breakfast’ hit us like a sugar-crusted bombshell; the Pop Tart […]

Honey Nut Pie

Honey Nut Pie

This sweet and sticky pie came about because I was forever wondering what a pale, alternative version of a pecan pie would look like. I also have an addiction to honey roasted cashews. Once that bag is open, there’s no stopping me. On a recent […]

Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie

I’m well aware that I’m not very good at concealing my weakness for old American bakes. Grasshopper Pie, Blueberry Muffins, Brownies, Blondies, Lady Baltimore cake…. they are all here on this blog. I can’t apologise for any of them – they are all ridiculously good! […]

Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart)

Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart)

There is absolutely nothing better than the spicy-sweet autumnal smell of a freshly baked apple pie. We’ve all got a recipe for one, so I was keen to try a different twist on this family favourite.  I recently read an interview with sweet-toothed Dutch actress […]

Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Every August, I start monitoring the blackberry bushes on the south London common near our home. They surround – conveniently – the paths to the park and duck pond, standard places my daughter likes to frequent. As soon as the blackberries look plump and juicy […]

Flaky Tofu Thai Pie

Flaky Tofu Thai Pie

Now that autumn is upon us and the evenings are becoming a little bit more chilly, I thought it was time to post another comforting pie recipe! I’m mad about coconut and if I can find a way of incorporating into my cooking and baking, […]

Grasshopper Pie [aka Peppermint Aero Pie]

Grasshopper Pie [aka Peppermint Aero Pie]

Grasshopper Pie, if you’ve not heard of it before, is a retro-classic American sweet pie. Particularly popular in the South, it’s a chocolate biscuit-crusted beauty full of peppermint flavoured, marshmallowy cream. Topped with more cream. I’ve lusted after it for a few years now, as […]

Butter Butter Pie

Butter Butter Pie

This is like a hug in pie form. It’s a chunky vegetable double-crust pie, the focus being on butternut squash –  and butter beans, hence the name – with a creamy cheese and onion savoury sauce. It’s mild and soft enough to be liked by […]

Leek & Caerphilly Cheese Tart

Leek & Caerphilly Cheese Tart

Although I happily made London my home some twelve years ago, I was born and raised in Wales and this is my own culinary tribute. Caerphilly cheese was one of my Grandad’s favourites. He would cut thick wedges of this deliciously crumbly cheese and sandwich […]

Mexican Pie (“Tamale Pie”)

Mexican Pie (“Tamale Pie”)

I adore Mexican food. Its sheer, happy simplicity and choice of vegetarian options including chillies, cheese dishes and salsas simply fill my heart with joy! Whether you like your food mind-blowingly hot or comfortingly mild, the colours of the rainbow shine through the dishes, from […]