Saturday, 31 May 2014



4 meringue nests
Whipped double cream
1 tin of fruit fillings summer fruits
 Top each  meringue with the whipped cream and summer fruits and serve.

Saturday, 24 May 2014



6 salmon fillets,skin removed
3tsp each of ground cumin,ground coriander seeds,and chilli flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
To serve
cos lettuce,roughly chopped
large handful of fresh mint and coriander leaves,chopped
lime wedges
150ml sour cream
200g guacamole
12 flour tortillas or taco shells
serves 6
Cut the salmon into chunks,put into a bowl and add the spices and a little of the oil.Mix to coat.if a frying pan,fry fish in the rest of the oil for 5-10 mins,until just cooked.Serve the fish and accompaniments in a bowl and let everyone make up their tacos with the tortillas.If using taco shells,follow the instructions on the pack to warm them up.


1 pack of chicken drumsticks
1 pack of chicken thighs
For the marinade
2tbsp soy sauce
3tbsp clear honey
juice of 1 lime
2 cloves garlic,peeled and finely chopped
1tsp ground ginger
2tbsp ground allspice
1tsp each of chilli flakes and ground cinnamon
to serve,chilli sauce and soured cream
serves 6-8
put all the marinade ingredients into a big bowl.Cut slits into each piece of chicken,add to the bowl and mix well.Cover and leave in the fridge for a few hours,or ideally overnight.Preheat the oven
to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6.Put the chicken into a roasting dish,pour over any remaining marinade and cook for 40 mins,until the chicken is cooked and sticky.  



8 sweet potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
3tbsp soy sauce
a large pinch ground cinnamon
serves 6
Preheat oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6.Scrub potatoes and cut into wedges.Put them in a roasting dish,add  the olive oil,soy sauce and cinnamon and mix well to coat.Roast for 50 mins until golden,turning once.


1 small red cabbage
1/4  white cabbage
2 spring onions,trimmed
4 eating apples
3 carrots,peeled and trimmed
3tbsp raisins
For the dressing
4tbsp mayo
2tbsp greek yogurt
juice and zest of 1/2 lime
Serves 6

Cut the core out the red cabbage and discard.Slice the rest of it as thinly as you can,and slice the white cabbage to the same thickness.Put both into a large bowl.Finely slice the spring onions and add to the bowl.Grate the apples,skin-on,and the carrots,add them to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.Mix well.In a small bowl,mix together the dressing ingreddients.Pour over the coleslaw and mix everything well.


1tbsp sunflower oil
80g popping corn
40g unsalted butter
40g soft light brown sugar
2tbsp golden syrup
serves 6

Put the oil and corn into a pan and stir.Heat gently and when the kernel pops,put the lid on.Cook for a few mins,shaking the pan occasionally,until the popping slows down.Take off the heat and leave until it stops.Meanwhile,put the butter,sugar and syrup into a pan and heat until malted.Pour the toffee over the popcorn and put the lid on.Hold with a oven glove and shake the pan vigorously to mix.Cool and serve.


Friday, 23 May 2014



450g Fresh strawberries,hulled
397g Tin condensed milk
600ml Whipping or double cream
2tsp Vanilla extract
Puree the strawberries using a blender and set a little aside if you'd like some bright red swirls,and stir in 1/4 of the condensed milk to the rest.Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks.Carfully stir the vanilla extract and the rest of the condensed milk into the cream.Swirl the strawberry mix into the creamy mix,then swirl in the reserved puree.Spoon into tubs and freeze overnightMakes about scoops


100g unsalted butter,softened
60g caster sugar,plus a little extra for decorating
1tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
25g cornflour
pinch of baking powder

Preheat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4.Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract.Mix in other ingredients and roll into a ball.Place on a baking tray and flatten into a round of about 20cm diameter.Scare it with 12 triangles,pinprick lightly with a fork and bake for 15-20 mins.Cut into triangles while warm.

Makes 12 triangles