Fresh Raspberry Basil Coffee Cake & Cream Cheese Buttercream

EpicureanPiranha | July 30th, 2011 - 20:01
Fresh Raspberry & Basil Coffee Cake 14 TN

The marriage of fresh raspberries and basil is perfect! The cake itself is rich and moist, yet still feels light. Made even more special with a cream-cheese buttercream, delicately scented with lemon and vanilla. Perfect for breafast, brunch, or afternoon tea!

Spinach, Black Olive & Prosciutto Calzone

EpicureanPiranha | May 30th, 2011 - 01:38
Calzone-garlic spinach chili blk olives proscuito TN

I discovered the true art of making excellent pizza & calzone in Italy! Beautiful, thin, crispy crusts with a slightly chewy edge, garnished with just a few toppings bursting with flavour. This is how I make my Calzone, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy this recipe :->

Festive Apricot, Orange & Almond Bread

EpicureanPiranha | May 13th, 2011 - 01:35
Apricot orange almond bread VI 05 TN

The rich dough of this loaf is laced with fresh orange zest, and stuffed with two fragrant fillings before being shaped and baked. One of these is composed of apricots, orange juice, and zest, and is flavoured with the warm notes of cardamom. The other is a homemade orange-scented almond paste.

Hazelnut Meringue Gateau

EpicureanPiranha | April 22nd, 2011 - 02:17
Hazelnut Meringue Gateau 37 TN

I just love meringue-based desserts! They can look and taste exquisitely refined, yet often take a minimum of effort to make compared to some elaborate gateaux and tortes! This is one of those cakes ♥ It’s sure to impress!

Muffins: Emergency Cake Fix!

EpicureanPiranha | January 17th, 2011 - 15:15
Butterscotch Pecan Bites TN

Muffins are a great emergency fix when you have a craving for cake! They’re quick and easy to prepare, bake quickly, and taste best warm from the oven so there’s no waiting ♥ These are not too sweet despite being full of chocolate butterscotch chips & pecans!

Luxury Millionaire’s Shortbread

EpicureanPiranha | January 12th, 2011 - 00:16
Luxury Millionaire's Shortbread

Millionaire’s Shortbread, composed of a bottom layer of rich butter dough, a top layer of milk chocolate, and a thick middle layer of caramel, is a favourite in the U.K. This luxury version of the squares won a baking contest! The bonus is they’re easy to make ♥

Biscuit ~ Biscotti ~ Biscotto …

EpicureanPiranha | November 16th, 2010 - 01:04
Biscotti figues amandes in vintage glass TN

“…perfect for dunking, they would soak up a little coffee softening just enough to achieve a perfect texture & for the flavours to mingle on and tantalize my taste buds…” this was my pleasure upon discovering biscotti when I first visited Italy. Fabulous & so simple to make, even for a novice cook!

Rich, Fresh Lime Scones

EpicureanPiranha | July 12th, 2010 - 14:28
Rich, Fresh Lime Scones

The freshness of lime zest perfumes these rich, tender scones, and makes them look very pretty as well! Prepare the dry ingredients the night before, then it takes only a few minutes to prepare them in the morning ♥

Fresh Lavender and Lemon Scones

EpicureanPiranha | June 28th, 2010 - 01:39
Fresh lavender & lemon scones

Lavender adds a delicate flavour to both savoury and sweet foods. Fresh lavender and lemon zest add a wonderful flavour to these scones which can be eaten with both sweet or savoury accompaniments or dishes.

Scones That Melt in Your Mouth!

EpicureanPiranha | June 27th, 2010 - 17:53
Rich lemon scones 4

If you hate scones, chances are the only ones you’ve ever tasted were mass-produced, stale, or were home-made but the dough had been over manipulated. When prepared the right way, scones are tender & light! The bonus is they’re quick & simple to make! Find out how & try these simple Rich Lemon Scones.