Too early to be feeling Christmasy??
Naaaah, it’s never too early!
So if you too want to see the bright side of the current dreary English weather, whip up this pie, get in your cosy PJs and extra fluffy woolly socks and curl up with a book, a cup of tea and a slice of this:
Have you ever had pepper in a dessert? Yes, pepper. It is a dream. I’ve been wanting to find a way to incorporate it with fruit and what better way to do so than with a simple tart?
Great things generally come from big mistakes. As did these sweet little treats. In cooking, I always go by this rule : if it looks wrong but doesn’t taste like a lost cause, just go with the flow and change your original strategy. Adapt! And beautiful things will happen. You will also have the merit of having invented something completely new, 100% you.
Luckily, these days you can find a gluten free version of just about anything you can think of (Yay! Although it doesn’t mean it’s good…). I even found corn bulgur at Waitrose today – no idea how that works, but isn’t it awesome?!
Therefore it’s really easy to find digestives or any other type of biscuits to stick in a cheesecake – no excuse! Other than digestives, I definitely recommend those gingerbread men from Sainsbury’s; they make a pretty damn good cheesecake crust.
I just tested the recipe for these mini madeleines today and they are delicious! It totally works and there is absolutely no difference with the gluten version except for flour substitution! And they literally take 15 minutes to make and bake!