Bacon and Cabbage Potato Cakes

February 28, 2013

It’s that time of year again, when supermarkets try to sell us green paraphernalia and convince everyone to be Irish for a day. Here, everyone insists on calling it ‘St. Patty’s day’ which kind of makes of me smile and cringe at the same time. It is great to see our feast day celebrated across the world though. Continue Reading…


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…