All posts tagged: dessert

Apricot Jacks

Everyone has a danish pastry memory… OK maybe not everyone, but I sure do. When I was a child and my family came to visit from Essex, they would bring an enormous tray of them from Costco. Deliciously flaky pastry, iced perfectly and topped with a sweet baked apricot. The vegan diet is not very accommodating to danish pastries, and over the weekend this bothered me enough to do something about it. I’m pleased present to you Apricot Jacks, the vegan answer to the much loved danish pastry. They aren’t pastry-based, but the signature soft, syrupy apricot will induce the same sigh of satisfaction. It’s surprising how quickly calories soar down when butter is taken out of the equation, and these little gems come in at only 73 apiece. I’m a total sheep when it comes to health food trends, so when all the big-wigs of healthy started getting all excited about coconut oil I went out and bought some. However, I’m not one to cook with something for the sake of having cooked with it, …

Eton Mess Royale

When I imagine which fruit and nuts are worthy of the Royal family, I like to think that pomegranates and pistachios come top of the list. So, on the birthday of Her Royal Majesty the Queen, I’d like to share with you the most regal dessert I’ve ever put together. The story of Eton Mess changes depending upon who you speak to, but my favourite version is that a load of young Etonians were carrying a pavlova to a Professor and dropped it on the floor, then made the best of it. Its not essential to make the meringue yourself, but its the only way you’ll get the rose water in there and that completes this whole blue-blood vibe. 1 batch turkish delight meringues 300ml double cream, whip half of it few handfuls pistachios few handfuls pomegranate seeds   Just throw everything together in a bowl and make it look pretty-ish, that’s the beauty of eton mess. It’s hella messy. Track recommendation is of course Royals because I’m nothing if not topical. Thanks for reading x …