Lemon and Raspberry Crumble Bars

Here’s a fabulous recipe for using up the end of the summer raspberries, or just finishing off the jam to make a new batch come the autumn. Boo hoo, is summer really starting to draw to a close? 😦 These bars are a crisp lemon shortbread base, topped with jam and raspberries (slightly squishy is…

Luscious Lemon Mousse (egg, dairy and gelatine free)

Whilst you can’t beat chocolate mousse, there’s something so light and refreshing about lemon mousse that makes me crave this cloudy zesty dessert every now and then. I’ve been veggie for all my adult life, so I haven’t eaten a traditional lemon mousse for a long long time, but I still occasionally think back to those…

Raspberry and Lemon Flapjacks

You simply can’t beat a flapjack for energy giving deliciousness but sometimes you want more than just sweet syrupy oats. I’m very fond of coconut flapjacks, but the girls aren’t so keen, so I’m constantly trying to develop new, exciting flavours to enhance such a simple staple. This version uses freeze dried raspberries and lemon…

Lemon Layer Cake

Lovely zingy lemon cake, must be one of my absolute favourites. Lighter than some cakes, fresher and effortlessly elegant, this is definitely one to serve non chocolate fans. Whilst I do love a classic lemon drizzle (who doesn’t?!) this is a slightly more fanciful affair with lemon scented sponge sandwiched with lemon buttercream and homemade…

Lemon drizzle scones

Spring makes me want to add some zing – some bright, sunshine freshness to add light to the palate and awaken the taste buds after months of comforting cosy foods. My mum recently gave me a lovely little elegant plate which was my grandmother’s favourite. It’s so pretty that I decided it needed to be…

Lemon Melts

  I wanted to make some cookies – you may have noticed my passion for making cookies by now – but it seemed too sunny for chocolate; and besides, we were off to the beach for the day, so the idea of sandy, oozy chocolate chips didn’t really appeal. And that brought me to making these chewy…

Lemon Scented White Chocolate Truffles

I had intended to make these truffles to stand in as the little chocolate eggs found on chocolate cornflake nests for the girls to take in for their classes as an Easter treat. As it turned out, little S’s class was well catered for on the chocolate nest front, and I didn’t want to step…

Blueberry and Lemon Mousse

Gosh, I’m on a pudding roll at the moment!……. (and there are lots more to come ;-)) Blueberries work so well with lemon. I find the hint of zing adds another dimension to the blueberry flavour. Besides, blueberries produce such a stunning colour when cooked that they just had to be a wonderful ingredient for…

Lemon and Thyme Welsh Cakes

Someone mentioned the combination of lemon and thyme in a sweet context the other day. It’s a pairing that I’d only ever really thought about as a savoury thing. I’ve never seen lemon and thyme welsh cake (lemons and thyme a bit more Mediterranean) but since I really like welsh cakes, I thought why not?…

Lemon and Ginger Wafers

These crisp lemon and ginger wafers are a tried and tested pairing of flavours. The ginger gives a subtle spicy heat to the fresh, bright tang of lemon. Loosely based on a recipe in ‘Scandalicious Baking’ these are really rather nice with a cup of tea or coffee. Also, as an added bonus, they keep…