Mixing it up - experimenting with flavour combinations
One of my favourite things about baking is the fun you can have coming up with different flavour combinations. You can take a average shortcrust tart and turn it into something remarkable that your family and friends will talk about for months to come (or days at the very least!).
I found this website a while back and it has helped me no end when I want to mix it up and try something new: https://bakeitright.com/flavor-charts . I tend to pick a fruit I want to use in the bake then pick a few of the flavour matches to go with it, like the following...
* Balsamic strawberry, balsamic, pistachio and dark chocolate traybake
* Orange, amaretto, thyme and mascarpone cheesecake
* Blood orange, fennel and dark chocolate tart
Give it a try and let me know what you come up with!