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Posted on December 18, 2017 in Baking
While staying at the rather fabulous Riad Fes, a stunning converted palace in the medina in Fes el Bali, the chefs showed me several very modern desserts, including a cheesecake flavoured with rosewater, and served with citrus fruits. I loved the idea of combining classic Moroccan fruits and flavours with a European-style cheesecake. Here I have gone for a baked cream cheese and ricotta base and a pillowy soft layer of cream, lightly perfumed with lemon and rosewater, and topped with figs, orange and pomegranate.
Posted on December 15, 2017
From Nicole Herft's The Healthy Hedonist
I love spiced mulled wine! Especially when there are chunks of spiced and wine-soaked fruit to enjoy too. Experiment with your favourite fruit – stone fruit also work really well.
Posted on November 16, 2017
This is a Chinese takeaway classic and delicious served with steamed rice or noodles.
It may not be the most straightforward stir-fry recipe, but it was too delicious to leave out.
Posted on October 31, 2017 in Baking
Less sweet and a little spicier than some of our other cupcake recipes, these would work their magic before a night of trick-and-treating and the inevitable basket of sweets that comes home afterwards! If you can’t find puréed pumpkin, cut a butternut squash into pieces, deseed and steam for about 30 minutes. Then mash, pass through a sieve and leave to drain for several hours to get rid of the excess water.
Spiced Cream Cheese Icing
A simple variation on the orange cream cheese icing from earlier in the book, this one could also work well with the carrot cupcakes but is especially delicious with the pumpkin cupcakes on a cold and windy Halloween night.
Posted on October 27, 2017
This is a great way to cook French beans but it is important they are fresh. When you buy them, snap one in half and, if it makes a crunchy snap, you know they are at their best.
This dish is very quick to prepare and the contrast between the hot, spicy beans and the chilled, silken tofu is delicious. Serve with steamed rice or enjoy simply on its own.
Recipe extract from Ching-He Huang's book Stir Crazy
Posted on September 22, 2017
There is nothing that brings me more joy than to walk out into the woods as the seasons begin to change from summer to autumn. The smell on the air of crisp mornings and crunching leaves is palpable and the very colour of the landscape begins to turn from faded greens to fiery reds and browns. It signals the start of a new...
Posted on September 5, 2017 in Baking
Learn how to make beautiful biscuits with this quick and easy recipe from Mima Sinclair's Rainbow Bakes!
Are you a biscuit lover in search for inspiration? Get your piping bags at the ready! These bright flower biscuits are super simple to make and elegant too!||
Posted on August 16, 2017
If you're looking for a delicious and cleaner alternative to the classic Jamaican Rum Punch to celebrate National Rum day and week, look no further!
The classic Jamaican Rum Punch is a fruity mixture of orange juice, pineapple juice, white rum and grenadine syrup. A very sweet tipple that, in the past, has given me one of the worst hangovers ever experienced! This much cleaner version uses fresh fruit and vegetable juices, so it will save you from that horrible sugarfilled headache the next morning.
Posted on August 8, 2017
My evenings are often spent reading Beatrix Potter and pondering Mr McGregor’s garden with my little boy. He loves the thought of a rabbit getting lost among the lettuces, not being quite tall enough to see the garden gate.
This soup is wonderfully simple and fresh, lovely for a summer lunch just as it is; alternatively, it can be made glamorous with a swirl of cream and some crispy bruschetta.
Posted on July 3, 2017
Not all cocktails need to be enjoyed in a glass.
These popsicles are the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer’s day.
Filled with fruit, goji berries and pink champagne, they make the perfect adult icy treat!
Recipes from The Healthy Hedonist by Nicole Herft
Posted on June 14, 2017 in Baking
This cake was inspired by childhood days spent picking wild blackberries.
My brothers and I would return home with blackberry-stained fingers and smiles, and, if mum was lucky, a few blackberries left in the basket, with which she would make us this cake.
Recipe from Amber Rose's Love Bake Nourish
Posted on June 7, 2017
Are you a bit stuck for ideas to give you Dad on Sunday 18th? There's still time to order one of these amazing copies from Amazon or go pick them up from your local bookshop!
Cooking Blokes Artichokes by Brendan Collins
The Urban Woodsman by Max Bainbridge
Fire & Smoke by Rich Harris
Drinking for Chaps by Gustav Temple and Olly Smith
Cook Thai by Sebby Holmes
Smoked by Charlotte Pike
Posted on June 1, 2017
A seasonal salad that brings out the best of these beautifully coloured beetroots. Early beets are combined with sweet and sharp apple, and the feta curd adds a subtle softness to this textural dish that's as pretty as a picture once plated. This is how I would present this dish in my restaurant. It's easy and a joy to assemble – and one of my favourite recipes in this book.
Posted on May 25, 2017
MY FAVOURITE SKIN-LOVING SUPERFOODS
Adding superfoods to my daily diet – mixed into smoothies, cereals or home baking – is an easy way of making sure my family and I are getting enough good nutrients. The children are blissfully unaware that the cool-looking green powder is so amazing for their health!
• FLAXSEED AND CHIA both contain omega-3...
Posted on May 22, 2017
When the ingredients are listed consecutively with a specific measurement to start and commas separating the ingredients, use that specific measurement for each of the ingredients listed, eg., ‘Mix 2T smkd paprika,lemzest,olv oil’ means ‘2 tablespoons’ of each smoked paprika, lemon zest and olive oil, not a combined total of 2 tablespoons. When garlic is mentioned, unless specified otherwise, it refers to finely chopped garlic. Herbs are always fresh unless otherwise stated. ‘Serves 1, 2 or many’ means that you can multiply the recipe to serve however many people you want. Below are the short forms used in the recipes.
- Rosewater & Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake
- Pineapple And Pink Peppercorn Mulled Wine
- Ching He Huang's Lemon Chicken
- Pumpkin Cupcakes From The Primrose Bakery
- Sichuan French Beans On Chilled Silken Tofu From Stir Crazy
- Autumn Foraging And Dyeing By Abigail Booth
- Flower Biscuits From Rainbow Bakes
- Rum Punch Recipe
- Peter Rabbit's Lettuce Soup
- Pink Champagne And Goji Popsicles