• Baking,  Food,  Local food,  Recipes

    Leche Frita – a Spanish dessert

    One of the best things about being on holiday is trying out food you’ve never had before. In Menorca, we like to order from the Menu del Dia, especially at lunchtime. It’s terrific value (normally about €15 for three courses), and has great local dishes on it. There also plenty of fresh fish options, which is exactly what you want when you’re sitting on an island, by the sea. You can often find something a little bit quirky on the Menu del Dia too, but do you take a chance on it, or not? We tend to go for it, but sadly this hasn’t always worked in our favour. (Mr M once chose prawns…

  • Food,  Review

    The Controversy of a Sweet Pizza

    When asked to try a sweet pizza, I had in mind a kind of dessert using a pizza base and Nutella etc. What I wasn’t expecting was this: “A sweet pizza is just that, a pizza topped with sweets, no airs and graces about it.”, says the website. I’m not sure this is quite the right description. What it is, in fact, is a brownie base, topped with buttercream/icing and a whack load of sweets. In essence, a giant cookie. Luckily, I had my daughter’s 3rd birthday party coming up, and decided to allow the guests to be my guinea pigs. The kids were excited by the concept, the adults a…