Traditionally the great British traditional Christmas pudding was a labor of love, I think that's why my mother used to buy them instead of making them. The recipe would consist of a lot ingredients, soaking dried fruit overnight and steaming the pudding for 8 hours, what madness.So after much research, I came up with a recipe with fewer ingredients, healthier (no vegetable shortening) and make individual puddings that take only 35 minutes to bake in the oven, instead of 1 large pudding. ... Read more
Kumquats, they're like mini oranges with an interesting name. There are 3 varieties of the fruit, in this recipe I'm using the oval. They also come in round and the Jiangsu variety which can be round or bell shaped.
In the process of making this marmalade, I couldn't help think about spreading it on a lovely warm scone with clotted cream, think I might have to make some.If you're like me and you prefer marmalade that is not too chunky, you will need to chop the Kumquats very small. They ... Read more
1 ingredient ice cream. Yes, it's true, this is banana ice cream with only 1 ingredient. Frozen bananas are pulsed in a food processor and you get ice cream. Who knew?Yes, I know it's cold outside. Maybe for some, but not here in L.A., it's warming up (?). Did you know today is National Ice Cream and Violins Day? (and Friday the 13th, but we wont mention that). What does that mean? Who knows, I have not been able to find an explanation as to why we have this day, so I can't tell you ... Read more
White chocolate cranberry & pistachio bark is an lovely festive treat. Melted white chocolate is studded with dried cranberries and nutty pistachios then allowed to harden and ready for eating.I'm feeling very festive with the striking red and green colors of this white chocolate cranberry & pistachio bark. An easy sweet treat of white chocolate studded with dried cranberries and pistachios. ... Read more
Upside down, right side up, this turned into one delicious cake. It is surprisingly not as sweet as it looks and if you're like me, I do not like overly sweet cakes, even the caramel is not too sweet. It is just sweet enough with a hint of salt and the toasted ground almonds in the cake batter add that extra nutty texture.I would say the most time consuming part of this recipe is segmenting the oranges. If you have never done it before, it is easy and you will have the hang of it ... Read more
Winter squash salad is perfect for the cool weather and could even make a delicious holiday side dish. Warm roasted butternut squash with apples, candied pecans and orange vinaigrette, because there's no reason not to eat a salad. ... Read more