Author Archive: Mama Molloy's

Spiced Rhubarb-Crumble Cheesecake

Happy Easter everyone. There have been far too many chocolate-based recipes recently for my liking so I’ve chosen Easter Sunday to do one without (which obviously makes sense…). Got some fresh rhubarb off my grandparents last week from their garden and here is what I turned it into. The recipe is based on Passion Fruit …

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Raspberry and Lemon Layer Cake

Mum’s birthday, so I suppose I should put some effort in. I first made this cake last Easter and this is my second, more refined attempt at it. There are quite a few components involved but it’s actually fairly simple and the result certainly impresses. Last time I made it, the sponge was normal Victoria …

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Gluten-Free Meringue Brownies

Gluten-free recipe number two (see Gluten-Free Deluxe Chocolate Cake), this time using a plain flour substitute. The “Plain White Flour Blend” that I am using is a mixture of rice, potato, tapioca, maize and buckwheat flour and contains no gluten. The problem with this flour is that it is much more powdery and dry, making …

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Tour de Fruits et de la Crème

I have to say that I am very proud of this one as the recipe isn’t based on anything else and is designed completely from my imagination. There is great texture with crisp biscuit, creamy crème patissiere, crunchy almonds and smooth icing alongside fantastic flavour from the raspberries, honey and cinnamon. It’s also quite easy …

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Lemon, White Chocolate and Blueberry Cookies

I’ve made lemon and white chocolate cookies before and lemon and blueberry cookies before both of which were fantastic so there was no doubt that combining them would be a winner. So simple, but so nice… This recipe makes about 25 cookies. Ingredients: (Ounce to Gram Conversion Chart) 6oz Butter 3oz Caster Sugar 7oz Golden …

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Gluten-Free Deluxe Chocolate Cake

One of my friends has recently been diagnosed as gluten intolerant which gave me the idea to try some gluten free baking as a bit of a challenge. The major baking ingredient which contains gluten is flour which alongside butter, sugar and eggs is the most common ingredient in baking; baking without it is therefore …

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Sweet Potato Cake

It’s been a while but here’s another five week blast of baking. It’s not long until I graduate now though and then there’ll be lots of baking all year round hopefully. This cake is basically carrot cake but better (I know, you probably didn’t think that was possible, but here it is). Moist, full of …

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Orange and Almond Cake

This is the fifth time that I have made this cake (which makes it the thing that I have made more than anything else) and there is a good reason for that; the sponge is soft and moist and the flavour is fantastic. I wanted to work on my presentation with this one and it …

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Mince Cookies

I haven’t had that many mince pies over Christmas so I thought I’d try something a bit different that replicates the complex flavour of mincemeat to make up for this. These are much lighter than mince pies and also taste better; even if you don’t like mince pies, I would recommend giving these a shot. …

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Religieuse: Death at the Nunnery – Episode 1

This is my attempt at Mary Berry’s Religieuse (choux pastry nuns). It was going perfectly until I panicked with the choux pastry and took it out of the oven too early (silly boy), resulting in the pastry collapsing. This affected the shape of the end products and caused one to be a bit top heavy …

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