Author Archives: normafaybakery

Crunchy cinnamon goodness 

These small macaroons are perfect for cinnamon-lovers. The cinnamon could be swapped in for other ‘sweet’ spices. These keep for about 1 week, so they make great gifts.  Cinnamon Macaroons 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 300g ground almonds 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Quince custard tart

This tart takes a long time, mostly courtesy of the time it takes to cook the quince. It is relatively easy and well worth the effort. The pastry is fantastic and I have used it many times for other dishes.  … Continue reading

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An impossible pie?

This is another recipe that I grew up with. I have fond memories of it, so I continue to make it to this day. Mind you, it is also pretty good: coconutty and custardy. It could be possible to swap … Continue reading

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The legendary baked cheesecake

I have been making this cheesecake since I was a teenager. It is thick, heavy and tasty, and very mean on the hips. But, as an occasional treat, it is awesome! This recipe has always made far too much filling, … Continue reading

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Mum’s crumble topping

I’ve been eating this crumble topping since I was a kids. It isn’t the healthiest topping out there, but it works well for me: given my allergy to oats, it is rare that I can find a ‘healthier’ crumble topping … Continue reading

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Flaky, nutty pastry goodness

I generally shy away from filo pastry. I find it tricky to work with, and good quality pastry is hard to find. I certainly don’t have the skills to make it myself. There are, however, plenty of exceptions! This is … Continue reading

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Easy, fluffy citrus puddings

This is an old favourite of mine that I recall cooking when I first left home. The recipe intially caught my eye because it contained tangelos. I had never had a tangelo at that point, and it sounded interesting. This … Continue reading

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