Raspberry and hazelnut brownies

“Reader, I married him.”  Jane Eyre My husband and I are soon to mark 25 years of marriage and one of the things I appreciate most about him is his unfailing support of my dreams and goals. He photographs most of the recipes for this blog in his spare time, and helps bring to life…

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Ricotta and raspberry tarts

I was going to call this recipe “Rustic ricotta and raspberry tarts” but that seemed a little too alliterative, even to provide an excuse for pastry that did not turn out quite as it should. However, it was very delicious and a perfect vehicle for my latest obsession – home made ricotta. It was a revelation to…

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Instant raspberry gelato

Truly, this gelato takes less than five minutes to make and tastes absolutely amazing. Raspberries, along with peas are, in the words of Jennifer Paterson of Two Fat Ladies fame, the true successes of the frozen food world. When combined with just a little icing sugar, the juice of a lime and a touch of…

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Poached rhubarb and raspberries

Rhubarb has a reputation for being sour or stringy or just plain yukky. But it is the most gorgeous thing and this way of preparing it, gently poached with vanilla and with the addition of bright, tangy raspberries, is one of the best ways to experience what rhubarb is all about. It is really important…

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