LEMON SNACK CAKE
Lemon-lovers, this is for you! A celebration of effervescent citrus, through and through – from the glistening glaze to the very last, sunny-yellow crumbs. Infused with a liberal amount of freshly grated zest, this cheerful cake sparkles with the perkiness of lemon and has a superb balance of sweetness and tang.
SALTED CARAMEL & DARK CHOCOLATE MERINGUES
As if the combination of a crisp outer shell and pillowy-soft interior of meringues wasn’t tempting enough, we added swirls of salted caramel paired with melted dark chocolate to temper the sweetness. My favourite meringue recipe came to me, handwritten, on a small piece of notepaper from my friend, Pamela, who introduced me to the…
Rustic Apple Crostatas
With much less effort than a traditional pie, these casual little crostatas (or galettes, à la français!) are still just as impressive. A foolproof, flaky, oh-so-tender pastry bakes up crisp and sturdy enough to enjoy out of hand, just like a superb bake-shop treat. Buttery layers casually envelop the perfect ratio of cinnamon-apple filling, but…
Espresso Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread (whole wheat)
A perked up version of everyone’s favourite homemade snack. Generous chunks of dark chocolate and a hit of instant espresso powder create a robustly-flavoured banana bread. Made a little more wholesome with 100% whole wheat flour and gently sweetened to achieve a perfect balance of bitter-sweet.
Lemony Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
A vibrant, herbaceous salad of parsley, mint, tomato, and lemon – this improvised version of a traditional Lebanese recipe uses cooked quinoa instead of bulgur and has a little extra bite from fresh garlic and shallot. Zesty and full of flavour, this salad is extremely flexible and can be easily adjusted to suit your tastes.
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