Raspberry & Lemon Mirror Glaze Tarts

For this weeks blog post I thought I would try and come up with a bake that used up odd ingredients that we had in the house. I must say, it turned out a lot better than I thought it would! 

I made mini lemon tarts with a dome of raspberry and vanilla mousse, covered in a raspberry mirror glaze, topped with gold leaf & half a raspberry. 

They looked so sweet and beautiful that I thought I would have a go at doing more flavours. So when filming a video for easter Sunday I ended up with some spare bits and bobs so I assembled and froze them, and am now just waiting to get a chance to put together a final product (i will keep you updated!)

But if you ever have anything leftover from a bake don’t let it go to waste. Experiment. Whats to loose? It would have go in the bin if you didn’t do anything with it, and if the experiment doesn’t go to plan, well it can go in the bin after all (but at least you would have tried)

Below is photos of the result.


New & Improved Millionaire Shortbread

Im calling this millionaire shortbread ‘New & Improved’, not because I have changed its flavours (some things just can’t be changed! Classic is best in this case) but because of the chocolate decoration.

It has the name ‘Millionaire” to imply luxury. But this shortbread should be Called “Extra millionaire shortbread’, because having gold dust and triple chocolate on top of a buttery biscuit and caramel makes this incredibly indulgent!

To get the perfect caramel for your shortbread it is best to cook the condensed milk,(sugar & butter) on a low hob and gradually heat it up so that it gets that beautiful dark caramel shade rather than high and fast so that it burns.

If however you don’t feel as though you have the time to make your own caramel, Carnations do an amazing version of there own caramel, tinned and ready to use straight away (but homemade is always best I think).

If you are thinking of baking this weekend and are stuck for ideas, why not try baking  millionaire shortbread. Simple to bake and looks very very impressive!