Recipe | Cajun Spiced Potato Wedges

Ingredients 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges Olive Oil, enough to coat the potatoes 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning   For the Cajun seasoning 6 tbsps paprika 1/4 cup kosher salt 2 tbsps ground black pepper 2 tbsp ground white pepper 2 tbsps garlic powder 2 tbsps onion powder 1 tbsps dried thyme 1 […]

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Recipe | No fuss Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Ingredients Serves 3-4 500g Diced Beef 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 100g Pancetta, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Small glass of Red Wine 1 can diced tomatoes 400ml Beef stock 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 1 Tbsp chopped fresh […]

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Recipe |Messy Homemade Lasagne

Ingredients 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, stripped and finely chopped olive oil 500g Minced beef 2 carrots, finely blitzed 1 onion, finely chopped 4 sticks of celery, finely chopped 2 heaped tablespoons tomato purée 2 Cans of chopped tomatoes Dried lasagne sheets/fresh are fine too White Sauce 150g Parmesan Cheese 1 Medium Onion 1 fresh […]

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Recipe | Creme Brûlée

Ingredients 500ml Double Cream 125ml Whole milk 1 vanilla pod 5 large egg yolks 50g golden caster sugar, plus extra for the topping Method Preheat the oven to fan 160C. Sit four ramekins in a deep roasting tin (or a large deep cake tin) – one that will enable a baking tray to sit well […]

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Recipe | Tortilla Pizza

Ingredients 1 wheat tortilla wrap 2 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce 1 Handful mozzarella, grated 1 Tsp Chilli flakes (optional) Toppings of choice Method Preheat the oven to 200C. Lightly oil a baking tray (trust me I learnt the hard way without doing it!), then place the tortilla wrap on a baking sheet and spread over […]

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Recipe | Thyme Buttered Cabbage

Ingredients 100ml Chicken stock ¼ cabbage, roughly shredded 100ml double cream 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1 Tbsp butter Method Bring the stock to the boil in a saucepan, then add the cabbage. Reduce to a light simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until softened, then stir in the cream and thyme. Cook for a further 3-4 […]

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Recipe | Herb Salted Duck

Ingredients 2 duck breasts 1 thyme sprig, finely chopped 1 Rosemary Sprig, finely chopped Oil – to grease Sea salt, crushed – enough to season Method Score the skin of the duck breasts with a sharp knife and season well with the thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Heat a a very small amount of oil in a […]

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Recipe | Homemade Croissants

Ingredients 500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting 2 tsp salt 50g sugar 2 x 7g sachets fast-action dried yeast oil, for greasing 300g  salted butter, at room temperature (I use Kerrygold) 1 egg, beaten Method Put the flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl, and make a well. Measure 300ml cold water into a […]

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Recipe | Baked Wholemeal Tortilla Chips

Ingredients Wholemeal tortillas/wraps Blackened Cajun spice – To season Method Pre-heat oven to 200°C Cut the tortillas into wedges. Spread the tortilla wedges out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with a little blackened Cajun spice, and bake for  4 – 6 minutes,turn half way or until they are just beginning to […]

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Recipe | Easy Leftover Roast Chicken Curry

Curry’s for me, like pies, are perfect for using up leftover cold bits of meat. This recipe is simple, easy & delicious! Ingredients 1 onion, finely sliced 1 small knob of butter 1 Tsp ground coriander 1 Tsp ground cumin 2 Tsp paprika 3 Tsp garam masala 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4cm piece of […]

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