fruits

  • Pomegranate rose-water persimmon pavlova Pomegranate rose-water persimmon pavlova

    Pomegranate rose-water persimmon pavlova

Pomegranate rose-water persimmon pavlova

This recipe may have been doomed from the start with a name like “The Sultan’s Pavlova: Ottomans Come Down Under.” With every ingredient I purchased, with every stir of my spoon, with every step all I could think was that the Armenian genocide unfolded during the Ottoman Empire under some Sultan’s orders and that I would rename this recipe if it turned out well. And then, when I posted a sneak peek of this pavlova on Instagram, with the caption that I’d never make this again, I thought it was clear this wasn’t a winner. And yet, it was one of my most popular Instagram pictures ever in terms of comments. I’d pinned this recipe on Pinterest long ago, and although I have no time to bake these days, I made the time one Sunday. I’d been collecting some of the more unusual ingredients for months from different stores across […]

  • Strawberry-Pistachio Tart Strawberry-Pistachio Tart

    Strawberry-Pistachio Tart

Strawberry-Pistachio Tart

  My, my, my. It has been a while hasn’t it? Long-time readers of my blog may notice this photo was taken before I got my fancy camera, so that will give some hint of just how long it’s been. And still – still – the colours sing on your screen, don’t they? Just imagine how it looks in person. I just couldn’t bring myself to blog about this when it was cold and blustery, however. And now, that the weather has been consistently warm and sunny for at least a couple of weeks my attention has also turned to fruits and pies and summer-time treats. And while I love baking cakes and cookies from scratch, I like to let fruits speak for themselves when they are in season. So when I saw this recipe in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine, I knew it ticked off a few boxes – easy, […]

  • Midnight madness meringue cake Midnight madness meringue cake

    Midnight madness meringue cake

Midnight madness meringue cake

  There’s nothing I like more than alliteration and this is why I made this cake. OK, I’m lying but I must admit I like the name of this cake. Now that I have my Grammar Geek confession out of the way …. To be honest, I don’t really see it as a cake. It’s much more airy and light than a traditional cake. And this is why it’s the perfect dessert for a Canada Day barbecue, which is where this made its appearance. (I told you I was catching up with old posts). Tiers of hazelnut meringue (which I have finally conquered) sandwiched between berries and whipped cream make this an easy dessert to create in steps. And a dramatic-looking one at that. Imagine displaying this on a beautiful cake plattered in candlelight. Sensual, no? I dog-eared a page in a special recipe-only magazine put out by Chatelaine, which has not […]