Monthly Archive: January, 2015

chocolate torte with strawberries

          Sponge: 4 eggs, separated whites from yolks 200g icing sugar 70g flour 70g cornflour 2 tbsp cocoa powder     Chocolate mousse: 250g mascarpone cheese 100g dark chocolate… Continue reading

valentine’s brownie

      Brownie 150 grams dark chocolate, chopped 120 grams unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 200 grams Demerara sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs 90… Continue reading

berry and white chocolate torte

                    Sponge: 7  large free range eggs 1 cup of caster sugar 1 cup self raising flour 1/3 cup cornflour   Filling: 250g raspberries… Continue reading

lemon and sesame chicken

      These delicate strips of chicken are at their best if you have time to leave them to marinate overnight so they can really soak up the flavours.   4 large… Continue reading

crispy five-spice chicken

  Tender stripes of  chicken fillet with a delicately spiced rice flour coating makes a perfect meal served with rice and broccoli. 2 tbsp olive oil 4 skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into… Continue reading

Pea&mint soup

        1 handful of mint leaves, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, grated 450ml vegetable or chicken stock 300g frozen peas (petit pois) salt and freshly ground pepper 1-2 tbsp crème… Continue reading

Noodles with Mushrooms and Lemon Ginger Dressing

      Lemon Ginger Dressing 3/4 teaspoon Asian chilli powder (or cayenne) Grated zest of 1 lemon 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp of ginger, peeled and grated 1/4 cup… Continue reading

thai curry lentil and sweet potato soup

                1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tbsp ginger, peeled & diced into small pieces 1 tbsp Thai red… Continue reading

Chestnut and butternut squash soup

              150g cooked and peeled chestnuts 250g peeled and cubed butternut squash 750ml vegetable or chicken stock 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 250ml coconut milk, or as needed… Continue reading