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.

Macarons

My recipe for macarons, with some hints and tips to guide you through making these feisty little treats, and to avoid some of the pitfalls…

Baba ganoush

Smokey aubergine dip, perfect with flatbreads

NOPI…the life of a stageur

Staging – ‘an unpaid internship test when a cook or chef works briefly, for free in another chef’s kitchen to learn and be exposed to new techniques and cuisines’

Zhoug marinated roast chicken

A beautiful, bronzed roast chicken, marinated in zhoug, orange juice and honey, with most delicious sweet, sticky dark juices.

Instagram: The Corner Plot & Belazu Competition

Terms and conditions Conditions of entry for our Instagram The Corner Plot and Belazu Giveaway By entering the Instagram The Corner Plot & Belazu competition you agree to the provisions of these Terms and Conditions and to comply fully with them. The Instagram The Corner Plot & Belazu competition is open to UK residents. Entrants…