Tag: sweet treats

The Musette: Rose Turkish delight

A confectioner named Bekir Effendi, who opened a sweet shop in Istanbul in 1776, is credited with creating this delicacy. His sweet shop still stands today. After Effendi made his first batch of this special creation, it wasn’t long before it gained entry into the… Continue Reading “The Musette: Rose Turkish delight”

The Musette: Fun Bars

We don’t celebrate Halloween in France but, if we did, these are the bars I’d prepare for “trick or treaters.” They’re a favourite of mine because they’re so easy to make and easy to customise with whatever is at hand. The topping ideas are… Continue Reading “The Musette: Fun Bars”

The Musette: Salted Caramel Iced Apple Cake

Apple cake with salted caramel icing has the autumn comfort food flavours of apples, caramel and cinnamon. I love to use a crisp yet sweet apple for my cake such as Juliet. Granny Smith apples, perfect for pies, are too tart for this, and… Continue Reading “The Musette: Salted Caramel Iced Apple Cake”

The Musette: Individual Fruity Crumble Cakes

I like cakes that feel at home as desserts too – remember my beloved feels a meal isn’t complete without dessert. I make these when small fruits are plentiful: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, plums, apricots. Alternatively, just use a tbsp of really good jam, preferably… Continue Reading “The Musette: Individual Fruity Crumble Cakes”

The Musette: Almond, maple and cardamon drizzle cake

This is a deliciously moist cake with just a hint of the Middle East. Perfect for serving as a dessert, at an afternoon tea, or indeed at any time. Ingredients (serves 12) 200g (1 1/4 cup) spelt flour 150g (1 1/2 cups) ground almonds… Continue Reading “The Musette: Almond, maple and cardamon drizzle cake”

The Musette: Chocolate & almond butter swirl brownies

Chocolate and nut butter, a flavour friendship oft imitated but rarely bettered! In this recipe you make two batters to swirl into the tin, but both are quick and easy and everyone can swirl. This recipe does use quite a lot of nut butter,… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate & almond butter swirl brownies”

The Musette: Chocolate chip brown butter cookies

Cookies are always a crowd-pleaser but how do you take them to the next level? Read on…….Cookies come in an infinite array of flavours and textures and are sure to put a smile on any guests’ faces. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic drop… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate chip brown butter cookies”

The Musette: Vegan tahini and date cookies

These thick, chewy cookies have a similar vibe to an oatmeal raisin cookie but  are way more interesting, with the savouriness from the tahini and sweet, sticky dates. One of my favourite things about them is that they don’t require any chilling, meaning they… Continue Reading “The Musette: Vegan tahini and date cookies”

The Musette: Lace Snaps

Lace snaps (Florentines without the fruit) earn their name from their delicate and lacy appearance. These thin and crispy biscuits are made of almond flour, brown butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. The butter and sugar sizzle as the cookies bake, transforming the… Continue Reading “The Musette: Lace Snaps”

The Musette: Salzburger Nockerl

In Austria a dessert is referred to as “Mehlspeis” – the dish with flour. I think very highly of Austrian desserts and pastries but the most notable and “piece de resistance” is the famed Salzburger Nockerl, a light, baked soufflé. It is typically served… Continue Reading “The Musette: Salzburger Nockerl”