Oat Pudding w/ Blood Orange & Clove Compote

Like rice pudding but with oats. Made seasonally appropriate and deeply delicious with a blood orange compote, made veegs with hemp milk.

Blood oranges pair well with all sorts. Almonds, cardamom, chocolate, cinnamon, fig, ginger, rosemary, and cloves as we’ve used here. Continue reading “Oat Pudding w/ Blood Orange & Clove Compote”

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Polvorones de Limón

These lime shortbread from Spain are incredible. And you are gunna have to try these at your earliest chance – even if you’re not cookie boxing this year.

It’s the icing sugar that does it. British shortbread is made with caster sugar and let me tell you people, we are missing a trick. The icing sugar brings a lighter, even creamier touch to the whole shebang.

Reserved for Christmas and more traditionally New Year’s, the round shape is associated with the sun, not so oft seen at this time of year. Continue reading “Polvorones de Limón”

Mini Florentines

Florentines are one of my all time favourite things. So we’re back again this Christmas with mini ones, which isn’t as straightforward as it sounds! But they’re still quick and easy with a wow factor beyond effort gone in.

I love the way the melted chocolate dribbles slowly through the gaps in the caramelised fruits and almonds and sets as yummy little nodules amongst it all. Continue reading “Mini Florentines”

Cookies!

So it goes that this year’s Christmas cookie choices follow our European hearts.

In pursuit of the ultimate festive cookie box we revisit Florentines, making them mini, try our hand at Vanillekipferl, explore the glorious world of Polvorones, rekindle a family favourite, and blow minds with a chocolate espresso affair.

A recipe a day, stay tuned!

Love, Charlie x

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