Non-scary mini blackberry and star anise almond tarts

I tend not to get on-board with themed cooking.  I’m just not that organised (or very good at it for that matter).  I planned to make Hallowe’en gingerbread cookies one year but my icing was truly horrific.  I may pick up a cookie cutter again in time for next Hallowe’en but I’m not making any… Continue reading Non-scary mini blackberry and star anise almond tarts

Strawberry marshmallow cheesecake

July the 30th was National Cheesecake Day in the US.  Wow.  That was three weeks ago.  Am I really that far behind? The answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes’.  Yes, I am that far behind and more than likely I always will be.  I actually made the cheesecake a week later than I… Continue reading Strawberry marshmallow cheesecake

Meringues: not so challenging?

Whenever I have a go at something I consider challenging or difficult (like making meringues or booking travel online) I always assume that everyone else has it made.  They breeze through all the challenging stuff with ease and it’s just me who messes up or gets someone else to book the flights.  And so, I… Continue reading Meringues: not so challenging?