Baked Banoffee Cheesecake Recipe 

Its been almost a year since my first banoffee cheesecake post, well, 345 days to be precise. I can definitely say I have never spent so much time perfecting a recipe but it really was worth it! If you count each individual layer I’ve made this 6 times now and am yet to have any major hiccups – so its about time I shared the final thing with you lovely people! There must be others out there that are lacking banoffee cheesecake in their life, please indulge yourself ad give this recipe a go – its pretty straight forward actually, the only fiddly bit being how I make it in separate parts and frankly if the idea of flipping a cheesecake onto a caramel covered base doesn’t take your fancy, then take a moment to celebrate your rationality and read on anyway – I have an alternative idea 🙂

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A Cheesecake for a Greek Wedding – the making of

Those of you that have been following my cheesecake experiments will be well aware of my wonderful friends wedding that took place on the stunning Greek island Skopelos in May and how I took it upon myself to devise a banoffee pie inspired cheesecake for their wedding day. 

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Super Healthy, Super Easy Dessert – Silky Smooth Vegan Pannacotta! 

This is literally 100% guilt free! I have a very health concious aunt who triggers my healthy recipes. Mainly by buying the ingredients and lending me her kitchen 😉 not a bad deal at all. I even get a helping hand in the form of my cousin. Not that it was neede for this easy peasy recipe.

Currently she is gluten free and dairy free (mainly, I’m not going to bore you with the details), this dessert is also vegan. Which is perhaps a first for me… Oh, I almost forgot. Its delicious too! 

  

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Clandestine Cake Club and Tres Leches Cake – Take 2

I’ve joined the Clandestine Cake Club, also known as CCC, to encourage me to bake different things and it’s an excuse to sit around eating and talking cake! The last theme was around the world in 80 cakes and inspired me to try the disastrous Natas Cake, after that failure I decided to have another shot at the Tres Leches. I wanted to make a better presented one, I decided to make two which I would stack and decorate with some fancy pipping. The plan was simple enough…

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Chocolate and Coffee Torte Recipe

This is the ideal indulgent chocolate dessert. Its not fussy to make yet looks rather sophisticated. In fact its actually quite quick to make! The recipe does call for “several hours or over night” in the fridge but mine had about one or two in the freezer and was fine. I made it for a last minute dinner party and it went down a treat with ice cream.

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Pancake Day Recipes and its Introduction to a Spanish Family

Pancake Day marks the beginning of Lent, why pancakes you may ask? Well, I wondered that too, so I had a look and it’s to do with using up what is left of your luxurious food such as eggs, milk and sugar. But not everyone celebrates Pancake Day; Italy, Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries celebrate Carnival, which derives from the words carne levare, to take away meat.
Growing up in Portugal, we were always too busy getting dressed up for the parades to even think of pancakes, which is amazing considering how much I love pancakes! I could eat them all day, any day.
Every weekend we would make pancakes for breakfast, its probably one of the first things I learnt how to make and cooked alone. I remember my mum teaching me, ‘an egg per mug of flour and enough milk to make it the right runny consistency’, it’s the closest I have ever gotten to using a recipe! Continue reading