lemon baked cheesecake

            225g digestive biscuits 100g butter, melted 250g tub mascarpone 600g soft cheese 2 eggs, plus 2 yolks zest 3 lemons, juice of 1 4 tbsp plain flour… Continue reading

Roasted butternut squash stuffed with spinach, chilli, walnuts and feta cheese

          1 medium butternut squash olive oil, for roasting 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 fresh chillies, chopped 120g baby spinach 50g walnuts, crushed 1 tbsp Parmesan… Continue reading

Meat loaf with wild mushrooms

      2 cups dried wild mushrooms 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup of finely chopped onion 1 celery rib, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1/2 cup of finely chopped green onion, including the green… Continue reading

dacquoise cake

                Meringue layers 1 1/4 cups roasted  salted peanuts 3/4 cup sugar 6 large egg whites 1 tsp lemon juice pinch of salt Mousse: 1/2 cup … Continue reading

carrot, butternut squash and ginger soup

3 Tbsp unsalted butter 2 small white onions, chopped 6-7 large carrots, peeled and sliced thin 1 butternut squash, baked and peeled 1 teaspoon minced ginger 400 ml chicken or vegetable stock 3… Continue reading

Chinese-style braised beef one-pot

            3-4 tbsp olive oil 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced good thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, peeled and shredded 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced 1½ kg… Continue reading

carrot, apple and chia seed muffins

                100g carrots, finely grated 75g apples, coarsely grated 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 lemon, finely zested 3 tbsp chia seeds 120g demerara sugar 75ml olive… Continue reading

I am Chocolate…Dark Chocolate

          Rich and very addictive… 250g dark chocolate (70%) 250g butter 100g icing sugar 4 ml orange liqueur 5 eggs crème fraîche or double cream to serve Preheat the… Continue reading

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