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April 2015

Lemon Semifreddo

This week is sweet, lemony goodness and a doddle to make. We catered an event last week that had a lemon posset with ginger bread and had a glut of the lemon cream left over. So we mixed through some of the ginger biscuits and popped it in the freezer in a cake tin covered with clingfilm. Hey presto, 3 hours later we had a glorious lemon semifreddo with ginger …Read More

Jam Tarts

Perfect for afternoon tea or just a sweet pic me up, try making jam tarts- easy and delicious. We made these this week for an afternoon meeting and they were devoured. A very basic shortcrust will provide the perfect base, just add icing sugar will give you the twist on savoury shortcrust. For 12 tarts mix 125 g  of flour and icing sugar with 75 g of cubed butter, add …Read More

Elderflower & Lemon Drizzle Cake

This cake was made for our Events Manager for his birthday. Unfortunately the staff ate it once it was ready to go. It’s pretty darn good and very simple. We ended up buying him a cupcake. It wasn’t as good as the cake. For the cake 375 g of soft butter 600 g of caster sugar 5 eggs 375 g of self raising flour zest of 3 lemons and the …Read More

Savoury Muffins & Scones

Scone recipes date back on these here Isles for over 500 years, so our savoury scone recipe isn’t too far of the mark when it comes to recipes being around when Smock Alley opened. Instead of clotted cream and jam (yum by the way) we’re doing one with sour cream and chutney. A wee twist. Brie and walnuts really give these scones a flavour injection- you can add them on …Read More