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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 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 Afters – Tonille Aux Peches/Framboises

Happily Ever Afters – Tonille Aux Peches/Framboises

Caro is in the Happily Ever Afters kitchen this morning, on the eve of our wedding in a sentimental mood, remembering our wonderful parents. She’s also making the most exquisite dessert, cooked regularly by her late Mama – A Tonille Aux Peches/Framboises. Anita-Clare and I are getting married at midday tomorrow […]

Happily Ever Afters – Gajar Ka Halwa

Happily Ever Afters – Gajar Ka Halwa

It seems that every type of cuisine has its own version of a carrot pudding. Traditional Indian gajirela, or sweet candied carrot pudding, is made by boiling the carrots with milk and sugar. I think this simple yet delicious dessert gives the traditional version a good run for its money. […]

Happily Ever Afters – Italian Festive Pudding Cake

Happily Ever Afters – Italian Festive Pudding Cake

Welcome to the Happily Ever Afters Kitchen this morning and a fabulous recipe featuring some of Caro’s favourite ingredients. We’ve also got a history of mascarpone. What a way to celebrate International Womens day 2014 with this sumptuous Italian cake. Now as most of you know, being Jamaican-born, I am […]

Happily Ever Afters – Mille-Feuille

Happily Ever Afters – Mille-Feuille

Today I am taking a slight departure from the usual Saturday pudding fest to give you a history of my absolute favourite patisserie, the mille feuille. The very best one I have ever had was from a small patisserie in Etretat, in Normandy, when I was on an extended trip  […]

Happily Ever Afters – Blueberry Pancakes

Happily Ever Afters – Blueberry Pancakes

We’re in the Happily Ever After’s kitchen this morning and Caro is making the most delicious pancakes studded with the juiciest blueberries from Somerset.. Where I used to live in Somerset, in the Quantock Hills, there was a wonderful spot near Crowcombe Gate, on the edge of Exmoor, where blueberries, […]