Desserts

german cinnamon stars recipe

Zimtsterne – aka German Cinnamon Stars

Zimtsterne are also known as Erstesternen (first stars) – the emerging stars indicate the end of a day of fasting. These days they are eaten as part of a tradit...
mince pie recipe

Mince pies par excellence

“Q: Who hides in the bakery at Christmas? A: A Mince Spy!” Christmas cracker joke   Mince pies are another Christmas commodity that is, like brandy b...
chocolate cookie recipe

Recipe for bountiful, broken-leg cookies

I am sure I am not alone in playing the magpie when faced with a pile of ancient magazines and mentally cloaked in anticipatory anxiety in the waiting room of a...
chocolate and apricot tart recipe

Lebanese chocolate and apricot tart

Several decades ago I was with the Saucy Dressings' Chief Taster on the way to a business meeting in Shepherds Market (yes, really, I know it's famed for other ...
recipe for glace cherry cookies

Indian Gold and Ruby Cookies

When we reached the Serai hotel in Chikmagalur we were hot and dusty; and starving having not been able to cobble together enough cash to buy ourselves lunch (w...