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 🌞⁠

Roast chicken thighs with apricot harissa, Jersey royals, & red onion

Roast chicken thighs with Belazu Apricot harissa, Jersey royal potatoes, and red onions 🍑🌶️ Couldn’t be quicker or easier and the family really enjoyed it. ⁠I’m working on different ways to use this harissa, from salads, to ‘nduja pasta sauce, to this simple roasted chicken dish 🍑🌶️⁠ Rose harissa would also work very well.⁠Just add a couple…

Burnt butter, pecan & chocolate banana bread with maple syrup icing

Ingredients 110 g unsalted butter⁠ 30 g pecan nuts + 8 to decorate⁠ 150 g caster or soft brown sugar⁠ 2 large free-range eggs⁠ 100 g milk⁠ 1 tsp vanilla paste/extract⁠ 2 large bananas, very ripe⁠ 350 g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda⁠ 1/4 tsp sea salt⁠ 30 g chocolate chips⁠ 1 Tbsp…

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.