Sweet Potato Dauphinoise With Caramelised Red Onion Chutney

Taking a leaf from the Americans and their typical Thanks Giving meals, I am particularly drawn to the inclusion of sweet potato dishes as a rich and delicious side to roast turkey. So much so that I decided to add this tradition to our Christmas Day feast, creating a creamy Dauphinoise of sweet potato layered ... Read more »

Kavey’s Cheeseboard & Chutney Quiche

This may sound like heresy from a self-confessed cheese addict but sometimes – especially after a few weeks of excess eating that nearly always includes a copious cheese board – I really fancy something different. It’s not that I get cheesed out… wash your mouth out for even thinking such a thing! But the same ... Read more »

Paul A Young’s Brownie Pudding with Sea-Salted Caramel, Tea & Figs | from Chocolate by Dom Ramsey

I recently reviewed Chocolate: Indulge Your Inner Chocoholic. This lovely book by my friend and chocolate expert Dom Ramsey is the perfect gift for anyone who loves good chocolate and wants to learn more about its history, how it’s made, where it’s grown, what fair trade and bean-to-bar mean, and even how to make your ... Read more »

Roasted Banana & Cream | Ice Lollies | Paletas | Ice Pops

These ice lollies were based on a roasted banana paletas recipe I spotted online a while ago. A paleta is a Latin American ice lolly featuring fresh fruit mixed into a water or cream base – what we call an ice lolly in the UK, the Americans call an ice pop and the Canadians a ... Read more »

Eton Mess Ice Lollies | Strawberries, Cream & Meringue On A Stick

Summer means strawberries! It calls to mind strawberry picking at a local farm, strawberries and cream (and Wimbledon), home made strawberry liqueur, hot bubbling pans of strawberry jam and the special pleasure of eating home grown strawberries from the back garden. It’s also the best time of year to make one of our favourite desserts, ... Read more »

Diana Henry’s Chicken with Pumpkin, Cream & Gruyère

I don’t often gravitate towards cookery books focusing on a single ingredient as they so often have a core of fabulous recipes padded out with a bunch of weak page fillers. But Diana Henry’s A Bird In The Hand is a wonderful exception, chock – or should that be chook? – full of appealing recipes ... Read more »

Hello, Black Garlic! Black Garlic, Mushroom & Cream Penne Pasta

I’ve been reading about black garlic for the last few years. I’ve even tried a product made with black garlic – my friend Dave made some striking black garlic cheese which I used in a delicious seasonal butternut squash and cheese bake. But until this week, I’d never actually tried the stuff as it comes, ... Read more »

Rich, Dense & Dark Power Blender Chocolate Ice Cream | Perfect for Ice Lollies

My initial plan, when Choclette and I set our joint #WeShouldBSFIC challenge for January, was an ice cream sandwich. I wanted to make chewy chocolate chip cookies and sandwich white chocolate vanilla ice cream between them. But every time I started scribbling potential recipe notes, my thoughts turned instead to a chocolate ice cream recipe ... Read more »