Dauphinoise Potatoes

Ingredients 500ml double cream 500ml milk 3 garlic clove 8 large Potatoes 100g Gruyère cheese – I tend to use Parmesan as an alternative Seasoning   Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Tip the cream, milk and garlic into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Season with a pinch of salt – I find this teeny step the most important! Slice the potatoes very … Continue reading Dauphinoise Potatoes

Pasta! With Olives & Quick Tomato Sauce

This recipe is handy for lunch, or for the evenings, where time might not be on your side. Quick, simple and totally yummy!   Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 chicken or vegetable stock pot 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 tsp sugar Salt and Pepper to season Olives, I prefer mine whole, but serve however you prefer! Parmesan … Continue reading Pasta! With Olives & Quick Tomato Sauce

Victoria Sponge with Butter Cream Frosting

Today was my granny’s birthday, so as a little something yummy… I decided to make her a cake! Ingredients 200g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 200g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 medium eggs 200g self-raising flour For the filling 100g butter, softened 140g icing sugar, sifted 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Dessertspoon Milk Strawberry or Raspberry Jam  Sugar paste flowers, icing … Continue reading Victoria Sponge with Butter Cream Frosting

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ingredients 1 1/2 Cups of Plain Flour (all purpose) 1 Sweet Potato 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg 1 tbsp Honey Butter, to grease the pan Milk Things You’ll Need: Frying pan, Spatula Method Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan of boiling water, and cook until tender, around 20 minutes – You can microwave the potato for 3-4 minutes if … Continue reading Sweet Potato Pancakes

Quick & Easy Pizza

Ingredients For the dough 300g strong bread flour 1 tsp instant yeast (from a sachet or a tub) 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling For the tomato sauce 100ml Passata 1 tsp Dried Basil 1 tsp Dried Parsley Toppings Ideas 125g ball mozzarella, sliced or pearls Grated Cheese handful grated or shaved Parmesan handful cherry tomatoes, halved Olives Pepperoni Sundried … Continue reading Quick & Easy Pizza

Italian Meatballs

Ingredients For the meatballs 1lb ground beef 2 eggs 1⁄4cup milk 1⁄2cup breadcrumbs 1⁄2tsp salt 1 tbsp fresh parsley 2 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄2tsp fresh ground pepper ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (or parmesan), freshly grated ¼ tsp black pepper 1½ tbsp olive oil For the Sauce 1 tbsp olive oil 1 Brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 24 oz / 700 g tomato passata, though … Continue reading Italian Meatballs

Chicken & Cashew Nut Curry

Ingredients 4 Chicken Pieces 1 Red Onion, finely chopped 3 Garlic Cloves, finely 1 thumb sized piece of Ginger, grated 1  Can Chopped Tomatoes 1 Fresh Leek, thinly sliced 2 Savoy Cabbage leaves, shredded 2oo/300ml Chicken  Stock 1 tsp Ground Cumin 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper 3 Generous tsp Medium Curry Powder 1/4 Cup of blitzed nuts – Cashews, with some peanuts Seasoning (salt, pepper & sugar) … Continue reading Chicken & Cashew Nut Curry