Snowy Road

For fans of Rocky Road and easy baking everywhere, here’s my Christmas version of this luscious treat. Perfect for wrapping up and giving as Xmas gifts, you can make it now and it’ll keep for either a month in the freezer or a week in an airtight container – as long as no-one knows it’s […] Read more »

Lemon and Blueberry Scones

A modern take on a truly traditional recipe! I love contrast these scones have with the traditional plain or fruit ones, served with strawberry jam. Perfect for afternoon teas and garden parties, give them a whirl…   The recipe makes 10 mini scones – my cutter measures about 6cm or 2 1/4 ” across. Ingredients: 8oz […] Read more »

Chocolate Orange Liqueur

Chocolate Orange Liqueur

So the Christmas season is almost upon us as I write up this recipe and share one of my tastes of Christmas with you. It’s a lovely warming liqueur that you can throw together with mostly things likely to be lurking at the back of your cupboards. Enjoy responsibly – it does have quite a kick to […] Read more »

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

      This is my Banoffee Pie – the Easiest Dessert in the World – I promise. There’s no cooking and you can knock one up in under half an hour. It’s great for when time is tight but you need to impress and it’s a firm favourite at our family parties. Have a […] Read more »

Honey and Mustard Dressing

Honey and Mustard Dressing

So here’s another staple recipe to add to your repertoire! It’s based on the classic French vinaigrette, which I learnt to make in France over 25 years ago, so this version has been in our family for quite a while! I love it drizzled over salad leaves, but it also goes fantastically well with strong […] Read more »

Blackberry and Apple Flan

Blackberry and Apple Flan

      This dessert is a delicious fusion of two cultures, of Great Britain and Brittany! The recipe is based on a traditional ‘Far Breton’ or ‘Brittany Tart’. The original has a filling of Armagnac soaked prunes and here’s where my version takes a twist. I’ve added the quintessentially British combination of blackberry and […] Read more »

Marinated Courgette and Feta Salad

Marinated Courgette and Feta Salad

      This lovely salad can easily be adapted to make stunning vegetarian and meaty starters. It’s a lot simpler to prepare than many similar recipes, which require you to chargrill each piece of courgette individually! I rarely have the time for such fiddly recipes but I do love the flavours here, so here […] Read more »

Party Bites

Party Bites!

These are my favourite combinations of party sandwiches. You can either put them on chunks of baguette that have been sliced in half, as below. Or if you prefer something a little more delicate and hors d’oeuvre-like, you can cut very slim rings of the baguette, lightly toast them and then top them with the […] Read more »

Sparkling Summer Cooler

      This week’s recipe was created for all your parties to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I believe that it will become a firm favourite for summer events and barbecues for a long time! It’s easy to put together and I have created the cooler in such a way that you can […] Read more »

Jubilee Chicken Millefeuille

Jubilee Chicken Millefeuille

      So here’s my updated take on Coronation Chicken. It looks stunning and, as usual, is pretty easy to put together. The spiced cream filling is sooo delicious (not that I’m biased or anything!). It really complements the chicken and mango, bringing everything together in a very modern interpretation of the classic dish. […] Read more »

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