Melting Moments

Thank goodness the ovens have been turned off! In truly English fashion I dont do well in the heat, I prefer a sunny spring to a sweltering summer so baking in this heatwave is not my ideal way of spending the day. Whilst doing the supermarket run I may even have spent a little longer than is strictly necessary in the refrigerated aisles, choosing a brand of butter never seemed so relaxing. I am lucky that whilst things have been baking I am able to chill out on my terrace with rather too much iced coffee and I suspect it is this that is keeping me sane, well up to a certain point anyway. If you are baking in this heat rather than whipping up a batch of ice cream then I think something like these Melting Moments will really hit the mark, they are so easy to make and take no time at all to get in the oven. Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Sweet Spot – Yauatcha + Shake Shack

Another week another Sweet Spot, this time featuring a very English twist on the Eclair and lots and lots of ice cream. There is no getting away from it, this week London is hot hot hot and oh so humid, so nothing heavy this week, I was in the mood for lighter more summery fare.  Continue reading

Posted in Sweet Spot | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream

Not trying to tempt fate but as I write this Andy Murray is looking very good for Wimbledon this weekend. If you are planning on watching the final matches, then as the temperature is forecast to reach 30C this might just be the perfect weekend treat. The added mint is optional but I would urge you to try it. It’s very delicate but really adds to the overall taste. Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments