Soufra is a Greek custard cake using filo pastry all baked together with ingredients like blueberries and lemon to make a beautiful desert. 'Soufra' is the Greek word for 'ruffle', and the filo pastry is folded in a concertina design giving extra pockets for the custard to seep into.
Whilst it only has a few ingredients Hungarian Shortbread bursts with a multitude of textures. Essentially two layers of pastry with a preserve filling, apricot in this case, it’s way more interesting than a jam sandwich. Grating the frozen dough and baking while still frozen creates...
Cherries are in peak season now. Huge shiny ripe ones at our local farmers market sell out in the first hours. This simple classic French dessert of fruit traditionally uses black cherries, baked in a light custard and served warm or cold. Perfect for summer.
The recipe for this 16th century Slavic dish features in the earliest book printed in Slovenian language.
All important holidays were celebrated with this traditional cake; a buttery yeast-based dish with savoury or sweet fillings.
The cause of endless arguments over hundreds of years. Cream or jam first? In Cornwall the jam goes on first. Apparently this is how the Queen prefers it. The Devonshire method is for the cream first as shown in the image above, but I guess you could always turn it over to
Probably England’s most traditional cake where versions morph into Christmas pudding and wedding cakes.
My King Charle’s Coronation Celebration Cake (🙈 alliteration unintended) is fruit-rich and
These biscuits were originally made during WWI to send to the ANZAC troops (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli. The ingredients don't spoil easily and kept well during the long transport by ship. For this recipe I use my preferred gluten-free flour by Schar.
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