Steamed Rhubarb & Ginger Sponge Pudding

Rhubarb growing well down the allotment, seemed a shame to leave it there not being eaten. I used two sticks for this. Turned out nice, but I couldn’t find any ice cream or cream in the house to go with it. I think perhaps a little créme fraiche would go nicely with it to cut…

Lemon Mousse

Saturday was hot and humid. The perfect day for a light, refreshing lemon mousse. By the time the mousse had set however, the heavens opened and we had an hour of torrential rain and hailstones. The mousse turned out OK though, but had to be eaten indoors. 2 lemons 3 eggs 90g caster sugar 200ml…

Boozy Eton Mess

Perfect for a summer’s day (which today almost is). I soaked the berries in Pimms first then mixed with whipped cream and crushed meringue. I also made mango fool.

Strawberries and Cream

What better way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon than sitting by the klitchen window watching a thunderstorm while eating strawberry and cream (and chocolate) tart. I grow the strawberries in baskets down the side of the house. They are Elsanta which are the variety you would usually find in supermarkets. The taste, however, is…

Another Birthday Cake

Not for me, but for a friend who unfortunately couldn’t make it along to share with us. Just a basic Victoria Sandwich but with the addition of cream to make it less boring. I took this into work and once the first cut was made, the cake was gone in about 10 minutes. Oh and…

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

This was a bit experimental. It seems to work, but research (after cooking) suggests that maybe I should have soaked the poppy seeds in milk for a while first. They were a little crunchy and it tasted a little like I had left the egg shells in the mixture. 100g softened butter 150g caster sugar…