Roasting or stewing rhubarb has become one of my Sunday rituals in the last few weeks. A quick dash across the street to the farmers market to pick up a handful of glorious pink sticks of rhubarb and then back … Continue reading
With a whole weekend off in my sights I was a happy bunny as I set to work in my kitchen. I have been eager to use my new madeleine tin since I brought it a few weeks ago and … Continue reading
While mooching around a new farmers market I discovered in Queen’s park, I vowed to myself to buy something that I haven’t cooked with before. Low and behold, I wondered upon a pork stall selling 2 ham hocks for £6.50. … Continue reading
Well, it has been a while and I am sorry for that. New job, trip to New York and just general laziness are my excuses! Fear not as one of my new year resolutions is to put more posts up and experiment more with my cooking. So first things first, a sweet treat to perk us up during this snowy weather.
This pudding couldn’t be simpler, it is now one of my favourites and is incredibly versatile. Puff pastry and fruit, what’s not to love about that!
Most of the ingredients are staples that your would have in your kitchen and whatever fruit or nuts you have in your cupboards can be put on the top. Today I used blueberries and pistachios but you could do apple and blackberries with walnuts, rhubarb and ginger, or plums and pecans. Or even dried figs with pomegranate seeds scattered over once out of the oven. Your choice!
Blueberry and Pistachio Galette
- 300g puff pastry
- 200g blueberries
- 1tsp caster sugar
- 50g shelled pistachios, crushed in a pestle and mortar
Vanilla almond frangipane
- 60g unsalted butter, diced
- 60g caster sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- half tsp vanilla bean paste
- 60g ground almonds
- 1 tbsp plain flour
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Figs are one of my weaknesses in life, I can’t get enough of them. Last year when on holiday in France there were two fig trees blossoming with the beauties, they were just dropping off the branches. Understandably I was … Continue reading
We are fully into the swing of September now and I have been neglecting you! No excuses allowed. Now without a job and frantically trying to find work experience/jobs anywhere I have been putting cooking on the back burner and … Continue reading
…or Pasteis de Nata as they are known in Portugual. These sweet treats bring back such childhood memories for me from when we used to live in London. Almost every week we would make a trip to Luigi’s deli on … Continue reading
As I yet again escape to my countryside retreat and hibernate for a while, my mother’s vegetable patch is flourishing despite the persisting ‘chop ’n’ change’ between rain and sunshine. This time around it is courgettes that are a plently, and especially … Continue reading
While I have been sunning myself in Menorca for the past week I have of course found time to eat some delicous Spanish food. It would have been rude not to! Tapas galore, fresh fish, tonnes of salami and chorizo … Continue reading