Happily Ever Afters

Crêpes aux Fraises

Crêpes aux Fraises

After my mother’s steak and kidney pie in the last post, I am offering up another huge family favourite that also happens to be a dessert! These pancakes are a bit of a legend in our family because it was one of the few meals that my father chose to […]

Happily Ever Afters – Affogato

Happily Ever Afters – Affogato

An affogato (literally meaning “drowned” in Italian) is a coffee-based pudding, usually taking the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur. It is a fabulous quick fix if you […]

Happily Ever Afters: Liverpool Tart

Happily Ever Afters: Liverpool Tart

The earliest known mention of a Liverpool Tart is in 1897, when it was hand-written into a family cookbook, which was recently included in the village website for Evershot, in Dorset. Basically a pasty tart, the distinctive taste comes from the mixture of ‘moist’  sugar and a boiled lemon, minced. […]

Happily Ever After – Pavê De Limão

Happily Ever After – Pavê De Limão

Its kick off in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil today so we’ve got a zingy pud to get you in the carnival spirit. This pudding is made with limes, a massive favourite in this house. We use them in everything including our totally refreshing limeade. Here’s some very useful […]

Happily Ever Afters – Berry Cobbler

Happily Ever Afters – Berry Cobbler

Cobbler is the name given to a variety of dishes, particularly in the United States and United Kingdom, that consist of a fruit or sometimes, savoury filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or pie crust before being baked. Some cobbler recipes, especially in […]

Happily Ever Afters – Green Tea Pana Cotta

Happily Ever Afters – Green Tea Pana Cotta

Green tea is quickly becoming one of the most popular beverages across the world for two reasons. Not only does it offer a delicious taste and versatility, but green tea benefits your health and well being as well. The Chinese have been using green tea for the health benefits that […]

Happily Ever Afters – Tiramisu

Happily Ever Afters – Tiramisu

Now, I am not a massive fan of puddings especially creamy ones. Everyone in my family, including my wife adore this particular Italian favourite. I have to say that the one time I was converted was when Alby, a close friend of my sister and brother-in-law made his Tiramisu for […]

Happily Ever Afters – Cuban Boniatello

Happily Ever Afters – Cuban Boniatello

Welcome to the Happily Ever Afters Kitchen this morning and a trip to Cuba for a rather delicious pudding made with boniato, a red skinned sweet potato. First, shut your eyes and take a trip to the Caribbean…. Cuba, nestling in the East Caribbean, has a rich cultural heritage. Its […]

Happily Ever After’s – Plum Clafoutis

Happily Ever After’s – Plum Clafoutis

A clafoutis originates in Limousin, in France and is a baked fruit dessert, usually black cherries, arranged In a buttered dish and covered with a batter like mixture. It is usually dusted with icing sugar upon serving and is accompanied by lashings of cream! In Limousin, chefs normally leave the cherry pits in […]