Fig, almond and honey frangipane tart

Fresh figs are a wonderfully sweet and decadent summer fruit but are exorbitant to buy where I live, even when they are in season. Fortunately my mother in law has a wonderful fig tree in her garden which produces beautiful fruit each summer. As much I love eating figs just as they are, sometimes it’s…

Lemon curd and lavender tart

Sometimes I crave a dessert that’s both sweet and sour and this lemon curd and lavender tart certainly fits the bill. As it’s still summer, a dessert that’s also refreshing and easy to make is a great idea too. I also love using fragrant flowers in cooking as they look so pretty, but of course…

Chocolate and Pear Tart

It’s my birthday today (forty no less! – see Here for my ramblings) and even though I have a strict ‘no cooking’ policy on my birthday, I’ve made an exception to make this decadent tart. I first tasted a chocolate and pear tart from a local Swiss patisserie a number of years ago and instantly fell in love…

My delicious Pine Nut Tart

This recipe is my husbands favourite due to its buttery richness. Hence why I’m making this for his birthday. Perfect served cold with freshly whipped cream on the side. It comes from an old Italian cookbook, but it looks like an Italian version of a traditional English tart to me. Enjoy Pastry: 115g/8 tbsp unsalted…