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cardamom & orange rhubarb cake

Every spring I get a sudden hankering for rhubarb, get excited when I spot some in a shop or market, buy one or two bunches of pretty pink stems, eagerly bring them home... and then proceed to wonder what exactly to do with them. The answer is often cake — and this year was no different. You don't have to be über-precise when it comes to home baking (the same cannot be easily said for...
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cardamom-spiced lemon madeleines with a blood orange glaze

For whatever reason, I seem to get an annual urge (always in the spring) to make madeleines — and then savour/devour said madeleines in an impressively brief amount time. The fun part about making them yourself, of course, is that you can be as playful as you want with the flavours and ingredients. Last year I decided to make madeleines with brown butter and honey, and this year I opted to make...
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a toasted almond plum cake

this recipe was originally published in the august 2021 newsletter click here to subscribe & click here to watch me make it This cake could very well be made with cherries instead of plums. In fact, you could use grapes, figs, peaches, blackberries, apricots or nectarines. Maybe even some soft ripe pears or apples, with the addition of some warming spices. Seemingly any fruit would indeed...
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mini rhubarb, strawberry & rose galettes

What do you do with wilting stalks of rhubarb and somewhat soft - if not slightly mushy - strawberries wasting away in the fridge? Well, you could make a delightfully simple compote by slowly stewing down the rhubarb and strawberries (sliced) in a shallow pan with a splash of water, a squirt of lemon juice, a quick zesting of that same lemon, and a spoonful or two of honey. Or, if you've also got...