A gift of lemons inspired me to post this recipe. Pretty easy to make using pantry staples; especially if you already have a jar of lemon curd on hand. No lemons? Not a problem, any fruit preserve, puree or even just cut up fruit can be used with the base of this slice to create something equally yummy! I often cut this slice into single serve portions to place in the freezer then I can pop one into a lunchbox the night before work or school.
Recipes to satisfy our sweet tooth cravings
Perfect filler for the kids’ lunchboxes, these banana muffins can be placed in the freezer and quickly added to a lunchbox when required. Another great way to get rid of a glut of ripe bananas, these soft muffins are easy to make and uses ingredients which are commonly present in the pantry
Frangipane tart is a classic french dessert. Here I have made it gluten free using my gluten free pastry recipe. The almond paste filling can be used with any fresh fruit and you can let your creative juices flow with how you want to arrange your fruit pieces.
This gluten free pastry is wonderfully short when cooked but easy to work and roll out with tart cases that hold together quite well. Perfect with some summer fruit compote inside or filled with frangipane mixture topped with fresh fruit. A definite crowd pleaser.
Use up a good amount of courgettes by making this moist delicious chocolate cake. A cup of blueberries gives a juicy burst of fruitiness as you indulge in an alternative take on the classic decadent chocolate cake. Try it next time you have a glut of courgettes and few blueberries in the freezer to get rid of.
A walnut torte that is light and fluffy and can be made gluten free. A great way to use up excess walnuts this walnut torte is fantastic alongside a cup of tea. I like mine with just a dusting of icing sugar but feel free to add a dollop of cream and side of berries to fancy up this little treat with a bit of pizazz.
Super simple yet deliciously satisfying these apple turnovers using puff pastry contain a lot of nostalgia for me. Sweet and crisp stewed apples with a dash of cinnamon (or pumpkin spice) and a handful of sultanas make these hand pies easy to make and easy to devour over and over and over again. A fine reason to keep a packet of ready rolled puff pastry in the freezer at all times.