Bitter Citrus Marmalade

Ingredients & Method Using about 2 kgs citrus fruit (I used limes and a few small lemons) – finely slice some, roughly chop some and finely chop others, ie prepare the fruit in lots of different ways. Put it all in a large lidded pot and add about 3 litres of water. Place the big pot […]

Posted on: 13th Sep, 2019by frenchie Read more

Cinnamon Baked Apples

A few weeks ago, Sriyan came in and he’d like to come back and join the market again. I immediately thought of his Sri Lankan cinnamon and remembering its fantastic taste. So, not being a dessert and sweet-liking person I came up with this very simple recipe to have after dinner. As usual change things […]

Posted on: 3rd May, 2019by frenchie Read more

Rum Soaked Dried Fruit Clafoutis

I hardly ever make desserts but last week a recipe in Saveur magazine caught my eye so I decided to make for my father’s birthday dinner earlier this week. I changed things a little and the following is the result. It’s very very easy.  Clafoutis is a classic dessert originating in the Limousin region of […]

Posted on: 29th Jun, 2017by frenchie Read more

Roasted Plums & Apricots with Almond Cream

While stone fruit continue to be plentiful I’m using them in lots of different dishes. In last week’s recipe I grilled nectarines for a salad and this week I’ve baked plums and apricots for a dessert. Peaches and nectarines would also work allowing extra cooking time because the fruit are usually larger. Eden Orchards who […]

Posted on: 15th Feb, 2017by frenchie Read more

Rhubarb & Pear Crumble

Frances made this really delicious fruit crumble for dessert. She cut back the sugar and gave the fruit a lovely flavour with the addition of fresh ginger and cinnamon sticks.   Ingredients For the fruit: 4 pears, peeled, cored and roughly cut into pieces Approx 1kg rhubarb, cut into short pieces Rind and juice of […]

Posted on: 5th Jul, 2016by frenchie Read more

Fig, Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake

Line and spray a loaf tin – the one we used was quite deep – 190mms x 120mms x 90mms deep. As I said above, Frances replaced the pears in the original recipe with fresh figs   8-10 small/medium fresh figs, cut up 250g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 125g butter, softened 225g light […]

Posted on: 15th Mar, 2016by frenchie Read more

Spiced Quince Cake

I think this would also work well with pears, cooking apples and other seasonal fruit particularly anything that is a bit tart.   For poaching the quinces 1.5 litres water 150g caster sugar 3 medium quinces   For the cake 250g self-raising flour ½ each ground ginger, ground nutmeg and ground allspice 1½ tsp cinnamon […]

Posted on: 15th Mar, 2016by frenchie Read more

Pan-fried or Roasted Summer Fruits with Frozen Lemon Curd Yoghurt

For this recipe have a variety of fruit or just one or two types – here I used 2 large plums, 2 apricots, a white-fleshed nectarine, a peacharine and a handful of blueberries. I think mangoes and pineapple would also work in the recipe and you could replace the blueberries with any other red berry […]

Posted on: 23rd Feb, 2016by frenchie Read more

Grilled Summer Fruit Skewers

  Ingredients: Rosemary stalks Apricots, plums, peaches or nectarines, halved and de-stoned Juice and zest of one orange 2 tbps runny honey (Terry Lister has some just harvested from his hives) 25g butter 75ml liqueur (I used pear liqueur but any fruit one would be fine or something like Grand Marnier or Cointreau)   Put […]

Posted on: 23rd Feb, 2016by frenchie Read more

Strawberry Tart

  Serves 4-6 people   Pâte Sucrée 125g butter, softened ½ cup (90g) caster sugar 1 large egg, beaten 2 cups (250g) flour   Beat the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the beaten egg and mix into the creamed mixture. Add the flour in 2 stages and continue mixing until the dough is […]

Posted on: 24th Nov, 2015by frenchie Read more