Rhubarb & Vanilla Friands

Delicious Rhubarb & Vanilla Friands to make the most of vivid pink forced rhubarb.

rhubarb vanilla friands on baking tray

Friands

One of the most popular recipes here on Eat, Little Bird is for Lemon Drizzle Friands, a little cake which is widely popular in Australia and which has surprisingly intrigued so many readers worldwide.



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Blueberry Financiers

An easy Financier recipe with blueberries. These Blueberry Financier cakes are light and dainty, which are perfect with a cup of tea!

blueberry financier cakes on wire rack with fresh blueberries in a bowl

Financier Cakes

A financier cake is baked in a special rectangular mould so that the cakes resemble bars of gold

In Paris, you will find financier cakes at almost every bakery and cake shop, and they are commonly sold either plain or chocolate flavoured, although other flavour combinations exist too.



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Mont Blanc Chocolate Pavlova

A delicious chocolate pavlova with sweetened chestnut purée. This dessert is the combination of a Chocolate Pavlova and Mont Blanc dessert. Here is an easy chocolate pavlova recipe, plus a homemade chestnut purée recipe.

mont blanc chocolate pavlova with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

Chestnut Desserts

As soon as the weather in Switzerland starts to take a dip, the roasted chestnut carts magically appear and I know that my favourite dessert will soon be in all of the pâtisserie shops.

Roasted chestnuts alone are a gorgeous treat, especially since they also perform a double function as lovely hand warmers, but one of my favourite ways of enjoying chestnuts is in a simple Mont Blanc dessert.



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Pavlova with Cream and Passionfruit

Make the perfect pavlova every time with this easy pavlova recipe with step-by-step photos, served with cream and passionfruit. Tips on how to make a pavlova dessert with a crisp meringue shell and soft marshmallow centre.

pavlova with cream and passionfruit on cake stand with cut passionfruit on wooden board

Australian Pavlova

There is nothing which reminds me more of Australia than a classic pavlova. This was something I grew up eating at parties and celebrations, and a backyard BBQ was never complete without a pavlova dessert standing proud and tall on the kitchen table.



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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

Friand Recipe

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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Chocolate Pavlova with Chestnut Purée

A Chocolate Pavlova with Chestnut Purée, which is perfect at Christmas or any time of the year! An easy chocolate pavlova recipe which is a delicious twist on a Mont Blanc dessert. A great recipe using sweetened chestnut purée.

chocolate pavlova with chestnut purée on cake stand with jug of cream

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas celebration with your friends, family and loved ones.

Christmas in our home today started with a leisurely breakfast … until the children realised that they could open their Christmas stockings once they had finished their meal. I had never seen them chomp down their toast and scull their milk so quickly!

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