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 🌞⁠

Miso ribeye steak with Tenderstem® broccol

AD I’m working with @tenderstem who challenged me to create a delicious mid-week meal making the most of ingredients I had at home. I’ve had the most delicious homemade miso (🙏 Junko) lurking in my fridge, waiting for inspiration. I was inspired by the beautifully fresh Tenderstem® broccoli in my veg box and a couple…

Smoked haddock gratin, with spinach & peas

My favourite smoked haddock, from @alfredenderby (I’ve got a stash in the freezer too)⁠. If you don’t believe me, just ask Marco Pierre White or the Great Taste Award judges 🐟🐟🐟⁠ 750 g smoked haddock, cut into 4 pieces⁠ 500 ml milk⁠ 2 bay leaves⁠ ½ onion, peeled⁠ 30 g butter⁠ 30 g plain flour⁠…

Hot cross buns

Ingredients 60 g sultanas or raisins 60 g morello cherries 2 tablespoons mixed peel 1 orange, juice and zest 220 ml semi-skimmed milk 14 g dried yeast (2 sachets) 500 g strong bread flour , plus extra for dusting 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp sea salt 1…

Easter chocolate espresso cake

Ready to celebrate Easter in style with this Easter chocolate cake, made all the easier with a fantastic set of @talacooking baking essentials: a non-stick springform cake tin, mini spatulas, palette knife, measuring jug, sugar shaker and piping set [AD]

Layers of rich chocolatey cake with a hint of espresso, sandwiched together with clouds of espresso buttercream and a rich chocolate ganache, and decorated with Easter eggs.