Tag: Blueberries

Pies, Tarts

Fresh Fruit Tart with Mascarpone

At this time of year there is nothing better than a nice fruit tart, made with fresh summer fruits.  I therefore decided to make such a tart but, instead of the more usual creme patissiere that acts as the bed for the fruit I decided to use mascarpone, and some white chocolate. That combination, with […]

Pies, Tarts

Fresh Fruit & Custard Tarts

At the height of summer. on a warm and sunny day, there is nothing quite so refreshing as a small dessert which includes some fresh fruit. So this recipe, for a lovely buttery pastry case which holds a thick, creamy custard and is then topped with some raspberries, blueberries and kiwi fruit, is just perfect. […]


Blueberry Upside Down Muffins

I saw a lovely video on Joyofbaking for Cranberry Upside Down Muffins, which looked very good indeed.  I am not a lover of cranberries as much as I am of blueberries.  So I thought I would try to make the same thing, but with blueberries instead. Of course I had to adjust the recipe since […]


Perfect Blueberry Muffins

I did a lot of research about blueberry muffins as I wanted to make sure I have a lovely light and tasty version.  Many of the recipes that I saw had a heavy texture and didn’t rise very much, though that was inetntional.  Some rose well and were nice and light, so that is what […]

Cakes, Muffins

Lemon & Blueberry Friands

Friands are a lovely light cake, originally of French origin I believe, which is now very popular in Australia and New Zealand.  Usually they are made in a special pan, with oval cups that have straight sides, but they can equally well be made in a muffin pan. Similar to financiers which I often make, […]