Double Chocolate Cream Tartlets

Whenever I'm feeling a little blue I get nostalgic and I usually turn to things that comfort me. Chocolate comforts me and these Double Chocolate Cream Tartlets in particular take me back in time to my mother's kitchen. Growing up my mother made homemade chocolate pudding regularly and I could always be found along side her in the kitchen usually tugging on her apron asking, "is it ready yet"....more

Apple Crumble with Homemade Fruit and Nut Granola

Celebrating fall with an easy to prepare dessert, Apple Crumble. I started the crumble filling by preparing a light caramel and flavouring it with vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg and Calvados (apple brandy). I've also left the skin on the apples, a tip I picked up from Gordon Ramsay, "the flavour is in the skin". Not only does it enhance the apple flavour but it also makes the preparation even easier....more

Greek Yogurt and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Citrus Gelée

Panna Cotta is one of my go to desserts when I'm entertaining, it's simple to make, it can be made ahead of time and it's a crowd pleaser. Panna Cotta originates from the Piemonte region of Italy. I've used Greek Yogurt (to mimic the incredibly thick cream produced in the Piemonte region) in the Panna Cotta and I've layered the dessert with Citrus Gelée....more

Espresso Truffle Brownies

I'm a huge lover of chocolate desserts but even moreso when I add espresso. Espresso enhances the rich chocolate flavour making these Truffle Brownies even more irresistible. And these couldn't be any easier to make. I've added toasted ground walnuts to give them a nutty flavour. And simply topped each brownie square with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a chocolate covered espresso bean....more

Torta Caprese - Italian Flourless Chocolate Cake

Torta Caprese - Italian Flourless Chocolate Cake with almonds and hazelnuts, served with a dusting of cocoa and a quenelle of freshly whipped Sweetened Whipped Cream - rich in chocolate flavour and very moist.  Very simple to make but oh so delicious!  ...more

Spring Sweets: Pear, Rhubarb and Raspberry Fruit Crumble

A delicious Pear, Rhubarb and Raspberry Crumblewith a hint of orange, cinnamon and vanilla, topped with a mixture of oats, brown sugar and sliced almonds. ...more

Raspberry and Blueberry, Pistachio-Almond Crumble

Raspberry and Blueberry, Pistachio-Almond Crumble - I think what I like most about crumbles are their versatility. The fruit combinations are endless and so are the crumble topping options....more

Yeasted Chocolate Coffee Cake

Yeasted Chocolate Coffee Cake -  A steaming hot mug of coffee and a slice of amazing Chocolate Coffee Cake with a delicious Crumb Topping- take a little time out to indulge! ...more

Spiced Honey Fingers

Spiced Honey Fingers - Honey Cookies with hints of cinnamon and ginger and a delicate iced topping.  Perfect for afternoon tea. ...more

Oreo Key Lime Pie

Oreo® Key Lime Pie - Creamy, tangy, smooth filling with an Oreo® cookie crust and a dollop of fluffy whipped cream.  Simply divine! ...more