This twice baked biscuit from Italy is a Christmas classic in my house. Perfect to dip in coffee, hot chocolate or even mulled wine. Follow the recipe below and experiment with extra ingredients of your choice (totalling approximately 150g). Here are my two favourites, Hazelnut & Orange and Dark Chocolate, Cherry & Almond. Store in an airtight container and have them at the ready for … Continue reading Biscotti Biscotti
For me Autumn is the start of the soup season and from now until Spring I will be getting the ladle out every lunch time to enjoy this ‘souper’ way to eat vegetables. A favourite of mine is Minestrone, which is a perfect way to use any leftover fresh pasta – see my last blog. The addition of pancetta is optional, personally I prefer just … Continue reading Minestone Soup
Simplicity is the key to a good pasta dish, with few ingredients you can have a truly magical meal. Good quality pasta is essential. As a rule, when buying pasta, go for the more expensive brands as it’s a cheap ingredient and won’t harm the budget. However, one step better is to make your own and it is super easy and quick if you have … Continue reading Homemade Pasta (with Porcini)
Those of you who have already read my ‘About Me’ page will know how much I love Basil, if he was ever naughty he was indeed called ‘Pest-o’! Basil is without doubt the undisputed king of herbs, big in leaf and big in flavour. Pesto makes full use of basil by giving it and it’s dishes the full-blooded royal treatment it deserves. Always perfect with … Continue reading Hey Pesto…….!
Why not enjoy the last remaining days of sunshine this September by making these delicious Courgette Fritters? They are perfect for using up a glut of this gorgeous vegetable. The recipe is easy to multiply; even so I suggest using a box grater instead of a food processor otherwise the mixture will become too watery. Also make and fry immediately, as the mixture will become too … Continue reading Courgette Fritters