Coconut, lemon and blueberry torte (dairy & gluten free)

Suddenly it’s a scorcher of a week in the middle of April, enough to get me in the mood to┬ábake a summery pud. I just acquired a copy of Ottolenghi’s Sweet, and it’s from flicking through his book that I got the idea for this cake. I adapted it from his ‘Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake’, but made it Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons: Make Lemon Cakes

Here we go: my post for March… only just. I didn’t want to ruin my monthly streak without a post, but I’ve just Continue reading

Lemon and Blueberry cheesecake

Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake, for me, is HARD. I find it fiddly, time-consuming and stressful to make, and I haven’t tried to make it since I made it as a 13 year old teenager in food technology class. Back then, it took 2 hours to cook, leaked all over the oven and overran from my lesson into the lunch break, which displeased my teacher at the time! I was put off ever baking a cheesecake again. But it was my adventurous promise to bake a cheesecake for one of my best friend’s 20th birthdays that meant I had to go through the turmoil of cheesecake making again. And the first try did not go well at all.

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