Chocolate, Cardamom + Beetroot Cake

February 13, 2013

For this Valentine’s Day, I decided to make a chocolate cake, albeit with a few unusual ingredients. Chocolate with cardamom is one of my favourite combinations. Cardamom brings a wonderful aromatic quality to dark chocolate. For me, it makes chocolate taste lighter, almost citrusy with a hint of spice. Continue Reading…


Chocolate Old Fashioned Cupcakes

February 6, 2013

February is fast becoming one of those months where I have a lot to celebrate. My blog turned two on the first of February. When I started Stasty two years ago, I had no idea where it would take me. Continue Reading…


Pear and Custard Tarts

January 29, 2013

These pear and custard tarts came from a memory really. We had lots of beautiful organic D’Anjou pears to use up, and I wanted to make something special with them. Most of the pear tarts you see involve chocolate or frangipane, and they all seem a bit heavy for the delicate pear. Continue Reading…


Vegetable Crumble

January 24, 2013

Who ever said crumble had to be sweet? Savoury crumbles are one of my favourite things to eat -crumbly, cheesy, nutty, and full of flavoursome vegetables. For some reason, I always associate crumble with the cold weather. It’s a really hearty and satisfying meal, and  pure comfort food for me. Continue Reading…