Falko’s of Edinburgh

One of my greatest pleasures in life is sharing coffee and cake with my friends or significant other and the long list of cafes I regularly patronise in Edinburgh is testament to my love of caffeine and patisserie. One such … Continue reading

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

  These dark beauties are a great after-dinner biscotti. I kept them small so they are the perfect size for dunking into an espresso. The dark chocolate chunks and the slight bittersweet tang of the almonds is a great accompaniment … Continue reading

Leek, Goat’s Cheese, Walnut & Lemon Tart

  This is one of the easiest and yet most successful puff pastry tarts I have ever made and eaten. It takes less than an hour from start to finish. The combination of velvety goat’s cheese and rich walnuts is … Continue reading

Chocolate Caramel Layer Cake

  This might be the cake to end all cakes. Four layers of densely crumbed vanilla/ caramel/ chocolate flavoured sponges, layered with caramel and robed in a silky chocolate ganache. I’d definitely recommend this for a special occasion such as … Continue reading

Lemon & Raspberry Roulade

  There is something about the combination of lemon and raspberry which just sings of summer to me. This little beauty is a light yet almost chewy sponge, lifted by a tangy lemon cream filling and punctuated with the sweet … Continue reading

Blackberry Buttermilk Muffins

  There is something about the simplicity and ease of baking muffins that has me pulling out the muffin tin every single time I want the comfort and pleasure of baking with minimum effort.  Muffins require scant minutes to mix … Continue reading