Osso Buco

Osso Buco is one of my favourite dishes to make when we have friends coming round for dinner.  It is super easy to make, absolutely delicious, it tastes even better the following day, and friends always leave happy and contented when I serve this dish. I personally serve it with a basic Risotto Milanese , … More Osso Buco

Earl Grey Cake

A very good friend got married in December.  We have known each other since I was 14 years old, so its a friendship that goes way back, and includes many mischievous evenings (as any friendships should!).  I made her wedding cake.  She wanted the usual Chocolate and lemon cake, however, I told her that I … More Earl Grey Cake

Restaurant Review: Dal Corsaro, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (*)

After the Christmas rush, my husband and I went to Sardinia for a few days.  We decided to get a few days of sunshine to get us through the winter months, and we were not disappointed; 13-17°C every day, blue skies and full sunshine – it was glorious.  For New Years Eve, we were a … More Restaurant Review: Dal Corsaro, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (*)

Cranberry Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

At Christmas, we accidentally bought a surplus of cranberries.  We had enough cranberry sauce, so I decided to make Cranberry and White Chocolate cupcakes. Delicious!  The sourness of the cranberries contrasts excellently with the sweetness of the white chocolate frosting – a pairing made in heaven! For the Cranberry and Orange Cupcakes 120g Eggs 120g … More Cranberry Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

Roasted Pineapple with Yoghurt Ice Cream, Fennel Foam, Pineapple Crisps and Nut Crunch

If you would like to impress your friends with a dessert, this is an easy, yet delicious and impressive dessert to use.  Like most fine dining desserts these days there are several components, however each component is easy to do.  When they come together they really do compliment each other.  My husband says that this … More Roasted Pineapple with Yoghurt Ice Cream, Fennel Foam, Pineapple Crisps and Nut Crunch

Chocolate Mousse

We had friends round for dinner on a Monday but I didn’t have any time to make a complicated dessert with work that day, so I reached for my trusted Chocolate Mousse recipe.   This is super easy and creamy.  The recipe is slightly different to most chocolate mousse recipes because it uses egg yolks instead of egg … More Chocolate Mousse

Christmas Cake

I have just made my Fruit Cakes for this Christmas and updated my recipe which you can get here. This year, I added a tin of water to the bottom of the oven when cooking the cake, and it has really made a difference.  Does this cake not look like a thing of beauty?!! If you haven’t … More Christmas Cake