Zest and Herbs

Pistachio tart

Quite often when I buy or am given an expensive or more unusual ingredient, I have a tendency to save it up for a special occasion.  I’m sure lots of … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yuzu “marmalade” cake

It’s been a long time since I last posted any sweet recipes on this site (it was an apple cake back in October!).  I’ve still been baking, but I simply … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Apple upside-down cake

I haven’t really done much baking at all over the last month or so, beyond the odd simple sponge cake. Perhaps it was a kind of Great British Bake Off … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Spiced white peaches

Every book I have on Korean cooking features a recipe for poached pears or baesuk. Asian cuisines aren’t known for their puddings, so that this one dessert exists seems to … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Experimenting with yuzu: Roly poly pudding

For a while when I was a kid, my dad used to work as a cook in an day-care home for the elderly and the main perk of this job … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

3, 2, 1… Cardamom shortbread!

I don’t remember where I learnt the 3:2:1 ratio for making shortbread, but I definitely didn’t invent it, and it definitely works. 3 parts flour, 2 parts butter and 1 … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

An alternative to strawberries and cream (albeit a bit more complex)

The best part about chemistry lessons at school were always the experiments where you could see things changing in front of you: mixing two liquids and getting a third of … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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