Friday, 20 March 2009

Baked Amaretti Plums with Greek Yoghurt

Cor!!! I've only just finished eating these and looking at the picture makes me want it all over again... Luckily i have another 4 plums in the kitchen but will try to abstain until tomorrow as part of my half-arsed attempt at a more healthy diet. Good lord they are tasty, and I love the dark ruby syrup that oozes from the fruit and mingles with the white yoghurt so prettily...

Lovely old spanakopita...

I could eat this pie every day I think. Although it takes a while to wilt down the mountains of spinach it is well worth it for the finished result.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Sunday Lunch, not a roast in sight...

Had people over for lunch today so dragged myself out of bed early to start cooking, complete with shocking hangover caused by only 3 pints of cider! What has happened to my booze tolerance?? Anyway, managed to get going and just about got it all done in time!

Feta and parsley cigars - I could eat these all day but managed to restrain myself and wait until serving them... also have lots of leftover filo pastry so can make them again this week! Hoorah!

Thank you Diana Henry - Georgian Aubergine salad - griddled aubergine with coriander, greek yoghurt, pomegranate seeds, walnuts and enough garlic to destroy your social life for a week!

And potato salad with dill, red onion and gherkins.

We finished with Lemon Posset, which I will also be eating all week as I made enough for about 20 people! Hooray again! Bang goes the diet for another week - some things are much more important than being slim, lemon posset being a fine example...

Friday, 13 March 2009


Hooray! Sally and Rob were happy with the style of cake which i'm really pleased about as I was worried it wasn't lacy enough. Managed to steal a slice as well when they were tasting it and am really pleased with it expecially as it was several days old by that time and still tasted fresh! I'm dead relieved as i've had problems with rolled fondant before and wanted to get it as smooth as possible which I think I managed pretty well.

Friday, 6 March 2009

My first wedding cake!

This is a sample tier I've made for my first wedding cake clients Sally and Rob. They wanted a lacy pattern but not sure if this is exactly how they'll want the finished result, but I wanted to make a tier now to test it out anyway. It weighs a ton because of all the fondant but is a lovely lemon sponge and buttercream under all that icing!

Sunday, 1 March 2009