Festive treats and edible gifts – Frangipane Mince Pies.

frangipane mince pie

To me, patisserie trumps cake every time. I would rather create mile high chocolate pie than a sugar crafted marzipan laden cake. We all have our culinary preferences, and one of mine is the making and eating of crisp, buttery, flaky or short pastry. Sadly, as middle age becomes more of a dwelling place than a destination,…

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Recent Recipes

Roasted Parsnip and Sweet Potato with Sauce Aigre-Doux

roasted parsnip and sweet potato

Spice up your winter vegetables. This recipe offers roasted parsnip and sweet potato, glazed with aigre-doux sauce. The sauce is simple – reduce down a mix of honey, vinegar a little salt and some chile. The combination of slightly charred edges on the crisp roasted vegetables and the sauce is a smoky, sweet and sour flavour with flecks of chilli heat…

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Potato and Vegetable Masala Dosa Recipe

Masala Dosa recipe

Light crepes made from a fermented batter of lentils and rice, dosas are gluten free crepe like pancakes that are one of the most popular and most recognisable components of South Indian cuisine. Traditionally they are served up with a lentil based dipping sauce (sambhar) and wrapped around a spicy potato masala. Sounds complicated but it’s easy and…

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Festive baking – A Panettone recipe with dried cherries and blueberries.

pannetone recipe

  A light as air bread with subtle sweetness and flavours, panettone is rather easy to ‘over-enjoy’. We find it hard to resist tearing into the soft, flaky bread flecked with fruit. A traditional Italian Festive loaf, panettone is not cheap, which is understandable considering the rich content of dried fruit, vanilla, eggs and butter in each loaf….

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