Zesty lime and coconut slice

Our lime tree has flourished over the last few years, so much so, that I need to use my limes for something other than just gin and tonics…not that there’s anything wrong with that! This coconut and lime slice is a beautiful blend of sour and sweet but if you can’t get hold of limes;…

Coconut Macaroons

I fancied making something a bit different this week. I’m usually a cake maker, but I decided that I wanted something uncake like but still sweet. So after a bit of internet research I stumbled upon these coconut macaroons. They’re light and moorish; they taste like a bounty bar and as a bonus they are…

Panforte – an Italian Christmas sweet

Panforte is a delicious Italian sweet filled with dried fruit, nuts and a hint of chocolate. It’s a favourite at Christmas time and is often given as a gift. It’s perfect with a post dinner coffee or tipple, or as a sweet companion on a cheese platter. I found this recipe in a local paper…

Israeli Halva (Halwa)

Ssh don’t tell anyone but Halva is my guilty treat. It’s sickly sweet and can only be consumed in small amounts, but it is seriously delicious. My father lived for most of his teenage years in Israel and discovered halva or halwa. It’s a simple recipe of tahini sesame paste and honey (though most manufacturers…