Too much buttercream? This is for you.

If you answer yes to all of these questions then this recipe is for you: Have you got too much buttercream? Is it room temperature? Are you against wasting food? Do you want a quick easy way to make something with it? Do you like cookies? On Sunday I made a shed load of buttercream…

Tabbouleh

I have been making, creating and recreating tabbouleh for several years now – every Spring or Summer party I attend, I bring the crowd pleasing salad. It is a sweet and savoury, minty and zesty salad with sweetness added by pomegranates (although not a traditional ingredient), filled with many added health benefits. This doesn’t have…

Carluccio’s Penne Giardiniera

Carluccio’s Penne Giardiniera Recreation Despite the highly saturated market of the high street Italian restaurant, Carluccio’s remains as one of my favourites – it is such as family place. I always meet my Nonna at the one in London Waterloo for lunch and catch up, or pop in to the local one near my dads…

Homemade Peanut Sauce

Ever go to a thai restaurant and wonder how on earth they make such an incredible peanut sauce to go to with satay chicken or thai prawns? I have many a times tried to recreate peanut sauces with a variety of weird methods I have found on google. Including the use of apricot jam and…

Festive Bakes: Amaretti Biscuits

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for those who love to cook! This Christmas season is full of festive activities, parties, family feasts and celebrations with friends. For me this often means bringing a dish to dinner party or in this case an astronomical volume of amaretti biscuits. Amaretti biscuits are a sweet Italian…

Irresistible Blondies

Blondies are the cousin of brownies and are the gooiest, fudgiest dessert treat! These are guaranteed crowd pleaser, whether you are bringing goodies into the office on your birthday, having a tea party at home or just want to bake something scrumptious for all the family! They are also a 1 bowl, 1 tray bake….

Easy Peasy Focaccia for Beginners!

Focaccia is an absolutely gorgeous Italian flat baked but light and airy bread filled with flavour and perfect drizzled with olive oil, balsamic and dusted with salt. It is made similarly and as easily made as a pizza dough. I have only ever made Focaccia twice in my life ( both last week) however I must…

Mastering the Spanish Padrón Pepper/Pimentos de Padrón

Padrón Peppers  are a variety of peppers from Padron which is a province in A Coruña, Galicia, northwestern Spain. They are typically served as tapas – to us, english tapas is lots of small dishes to be shared, in A Coruña – two or three dishes are enough. See below this a photo of Padron…