Upside Down Spiced Pear & Ginger Cake

It’s so 1990’s, I know, but it’s become one of my favourites. You won’t believe this, but I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about an upside down pear cake. As this kind of cake has never been part of my repertoire, I had to start researching it a bit. Then IContinue reading “Upside Down Spiced Pear & Ginger Cake”

Gefüllter Streusel

No, this is not a German insult but a cake. In fact its full name is Gefüllter Streuselkuchen, which literally translated means Filled Crumble Cake. The combination of buttery yeast cake, sugary crumble and cool vanilla custard is heaven on a plate. The Streusel is a traditional Luxembourg thing and you can buy individual littleContinue reading “Gefüllter Streusel”

Rhubarb Tart

If you are English and went to boarding school, chances are you will not be reading this. The soggy, stodgy mess that passes for rhubarb crumble at boarding school has put generations of schoolboys off their rhubarb for life. And it’s a damn shame, because properly prepared, rhubarb is a wonderful thing. There should beContinue reading “Rhubarb Tart”

Sorrento Lemon Cake

You may think it impossible to make Sorrento lemon cake without those spindle lemons from Sorrento, but you are mistaken. The lemons have a flavour and a smell we here in Malaysia are very used to. It’s a smell more than a taste and you can smell it as soon as you crush the leaves.Continue reading “Sorrento Lemon Cake”

The Lost Weekend

Eddie and I decided we should give the tortellini making another go. Now that our pasta machine had arrived, it was sure to be a complete breeze! Making the filling was going to be quick (it was) and we had a batch of tortellini broth ready in the freezer from last time, so there wasContinue reading “The Lost Weekend”

Petits Pots au Chocolat

Translates to: Little pots of chocolaty custardy cold creamy deliciousness. It’s an old Brasserie standard, which some chefs seem to think license to muck it up. I’m happy to see creativity, but when my favourite lunch place in Paris serves me pot au chocolat with goat’s milk, I draw the line, pull the plug andContinue reading “Petits Pots au Chocolat”

Desserts in the Social Desert

I’m not quite sure how this happened! Here we are entering week 6 of the lock-down and I have not given you a single recipe for any desserts whatsoever. It’s terribly remiss of me, so I am going to add some in very quick succession, I promise. Sitting at my dining table with a coffee,Continue reading “Desserts in the Social Desert”