Bircher Muesli – The Original Overnight Oats Recipe

The Swiss Bircher Muesli is the original overnight oats. Make this quick and easy overnight oats recipe for a healthy and delicious breakfast. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

bowl of overnight oats or bircher muesli with fresh figs and honey

Bircher Muesli

One of the most popular recipes from Switzerland is bircher muesli, perhaps even more so than fondue or raclette.

But if you have never heard of bircher muesli, it is probably because it is better known as overnight oats in the rest of the world, especially in the US.

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Welsh Cakes

A delicious and authentic recipe for Welsh Cakes which are gently spiced and filled with raisins for sweetness. These Welsh Cakes are lovely served warm with some butter and jam, or simply with a sprinkle of sugar.

welsh cakes on white plate with spoonful of jam

A Wedding in Wales

We have been lucky to have had the opportunity to go to Wales twice, both times for weddings of close friends. It is such a beautiful country, particularly if you head outside of Cardiff where you will see picturesque rolling hillsides, lush green farms and, if you make it that far, magnificent coast lines.

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Raspberry Friands

Delicious Raspberry Friands with step-by-step photos, including notes for making Mini Raspberry Friands.

raspberry friands on wire rack on wooden board

Recipes Using Egg Whites

If you are someone who, like me, makes a lot of custard, pastry or shortbread, you might find yourself with a lot of leftover egg whites.

I follow Nigella Lawson’s tip to freeze egg whites in small zip-lock freezer bags – usually in pairs – which means that I always have egg whites on hand to make pavlovas, meringues, and friands.

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Profiteroles with Chocolate Ganache

A classic and foolproof recipe for Profiteroles served with a vanilla pastry cream and drizzled with a decadent chocolate ganache. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

profiteroles with chocolate sauce on white plate

Profiteroles with Chocolate Ganache

If I had to name one dessert as my “desert island dessert”, it would probably have to be profiteroles. It seems most people are abuzz with French macaroons these days (which I also adore) but, to me, the profiterole is what encapsulates a typically French dessert.

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