Cherry Clafoutis

The arrival of cherries, for me, marks the true arrival of summer. In the UK, summer is a fleeting season that should be celebrated with equally bright and ephemeral berries and fruit. Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, all should be unapologetically brandished in tarts, pies, galettes, or even simply macerated and adorned with a dollop

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Biscotti

While summer has just begun, the warm weather is begging for seasonal delights. The pistachio harvest won’t start until August or September, but pistachios, lemon and chocolate are a fun, fair weather combination. While these cookies are well-known outside of Italy with the name biscotti, meaning ‘twice cooked,’ in Italy they are more commonly called

Blueberry Lavender Scones

Does scone rhyme with “tone” or with “gone”? Most of the UK, Canada and Australia will argue that it rhymes with gone, while southern England, the Republic of Ireland and Americans argue that it rhymes with tone. Scones are an important part of the anglo culture. They can be anything from a rushed convenience food

Sablés Bretons

Sablés are wonderfully buttery and crumbly shortbread cookies from Brittany. Sable in French means sand, and these cookies get this name from the texture of the dough when blending the cold butter, flour and sugar together. Sablés Bretons, use sea salted butter that is typical of Bretagne. These cookies are crumbly, buttery and blur the

Bossche Bollen

Bossche Bollen are essentially giant profiteroles filled with cream and covered in chocolate, originating from the Dutch city, Den Bosch. They look impressive and are deceptively simple to make. While they originate from Den Bosch, you can find them throughout the Netherlands either by the name of Bossche Bol or Moorkop. Like all Dutch treats,

Chocolate Cake with Coffee Cardamom Glaze

In London we were teased with two weeks of spring: the crocuses, daffodils and magnolias started blooming and I was brought back to when I lived in Spain and sun was a given. And then, suddenly, London came back to its senses. This is a cake to warm you back up and enjoy inside as

Ginger Apple Galette

A galette is my go-to dessert when I’m craving pie, but don’t want to go through all of the work or be left with an entire pie begging to be eaten. Here I have taken a traditional apple galette and added ginger for a spicy spin. It is a simple and rustic dessert, but pretty

Earl Grey Madeleines

These are an elegant respite to London’s cold, dark weather of late. Madeleines are buttery and spongy, miniature cakes baked in shell-shaped molds. While a traditional tea-time treat in France, they are well-suited to any warm beverage on a cold, gray day. The batter for madeleines is very similar to a genoise cake. They are

Chocolate Coffee Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

When I was recently asked to make a cake for my friend’s birthday, I immediately thought of this chocolate and coffee cake. Many of the times she has hosted us, we are welcomed with a fresh pot of French press coffee and dark chocolate. This rich chocolate cake with coffee buttercream and a dark ganache