Snowflake brioche

Festive snowflake brioche – Christmas is approaching fast and I’m not sure I’m ready yet!

Spiced Bundt cake, with roasted pears and a thyme and salted caramel sauce

A full-bodied Autumnal cake, and the equivalent of a big, warm, enveloping hug. The edges are golden brown, caramelised and chewy, while the inside is dark, moist and packed with flavours that linger on the tongue.

This feel-good cake incorporates pears, contributing to our ‘five a day’, as well as dark brown sugar, treacle, stem ginger, and an abundance of warm spices. The plant-based version is perfect for vegans.

Ruby red tomatoes & chorizo

With the glut of ripe tomatoes in my garden, lovingly planted and cherished during lockdown (not by me), what could be better than a big bowlful with spicy chorizo, shallots and olives with peppery olive oil?⁠ ⁠INGREDIENTS6-8 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces⁠1 banana shallot, peeled and finely sliced⁠1 chorizo cooking sausage, cooked according to pack…

Smoked haddock & leek pasties

PASTRY INGREDIENTS 600 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 300 g cold unsalted butter, cubed 180 ml iced water 1 medium free-range egg 2 tsp fennel seeds and nigella seeds Put the flour and butter in a bowl, and rub together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Slowly add the water until the mix starts to form…

Raspberry mille feuille with Madagascan vanilla crème pâtissière

INGREDIENTS⁠320 g ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry⁠3 tbsp icing sugar⁠290 ml full fat milk⁠2 egg yolks⁠55 g caster sugar⁠20 g plain flour⁠20 g cornflour⁠Seeds from 1 vanilla pod 160 ml double cream⁠200 g fresh berries⁠⁠METHOD⁠Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan.⁠Unroll the pastry and place on baking parchment on a non-stick baking tray. Dust generously with icing…

Salmorejo 🍅

You may not be instantly drawn to a bowl of cold tomato soup, especially one garnished with chopped egg and ham, but I VERY STRONGLY encourage you to try it, especially with warm weather 🌞⁠