Recipe | Elderflower panna cotta

Elderflower panna cotta

If there’s a dessert that screams summer the most, it’s got to be a panna cotta – a pudding that’s all about the mouthfeel. Smooth, velvety with enough structure to stand tall on a spoon, but delicate enough that it melts in the mouth, it’s sweetness light and fresh. The creaminess of the dairy and…

Recipe | Apricot and pistachio tarts

I think apricots and pistachios have a natural affinity. Eaten together they make for a beautiful combination – a mild sweetness from the nut paired with a fruit that’s not overly juicy but has a lovely sweet and slightly tart flavour. During summer, fruits are the guests at the table…

Recipe | Cherry cream cake

My boyfriend and I have the same birthday. Weirdly we were born 26 minutes apart – in different hospitals and different cities – but I think we were dating for about three months before we realised we shared our big day. The last three years, I’ve made us a…

Recipe | Margarita cupcakes

Everyone loves a margarita. Especially a cake that tastes *exactly* like a zesty, fresh, lime-fuelled marg. These will transport you to sunny evenings al fresco with the girls, or to a beautiful beach where it’s only natural to have a cold margarita in your hand, or simply for adding…

Recipe | White chocolate pistachio cake

There’s a secret to a good picnic. Always bring cake. My perfect picnic cake is light enough to consume after quiches and tarts, with fresh flavours and a summery touch. It’s a cake that can be sliced and shared, that you can nibble on or eat in one sitting….

Recipe | Earl Grey Lemon Loaf

There’s a reason I named my blog a cup of tea and cake. I love the fact that food brings us closer. It’s a means to forging friendships, nurturing relationships, evoking laughter and creating lasting memories – some that we can taste for years to come. A peppermint pretzel…

Recipe | Walnut + spelt choc chip cookies

My obsession with cookies started with Sarah Kieffer’s first book The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog – her pan-banging becoming a regular occurrence in my household – and Thalio Ho’s beautiful pictures of glossy chocolate oozing from golden baked dough. I’d make them in times of weariness, for grab and…

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