Sweet Things: Sponge Finger Sandwiches

Take 5: Sponge finger, sweet sherry, mascarpone, chocolate, toasted nuts. This ‘assembled’ dessert is a quick but effective one to put together. When sponge fingers come into view, my family immediately think of tiramisu – but tiramisu takes a good beater to whip everything, and I just have a bowl to work with while I… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Raspberry and Mascarpone Palmiers

Take 5: Puff pastry, sugar, mascarpone, raspberries, cherry conserve. As I am in my present nomadic condition without an oven, there have been no cakes or baking forthcoming for last number of weeks. I must resort to the best I can find ready-made. I did find an utterly delicious orange and almond cake which was… [Read More]

Breakfast: Stuffed Croissants

Croissants, apricots, apricot jam (can substitute with honey), mascarpone, bacon (can substitute with sausages). I recently went camping for the first time in my life. In fact, it was a specific invitation to a ‘glamping’ birthday event. I loved it. Eleven women surrounded themselves with draped tents, candelabra, flowers, fairy lights, skin rugs, fine china… [Read More]