For those of you who are still on the fence about marzipan and maraschino cherries (these from Hotel Starlino in Italy are STUNNING). It’s all about the ingredients. If your guests love marzipan, then double up and add an extra layer in the middle of the cake. Mahleb is an aromatic spice made from cherry seeds and gives a slightly bitter edge to sweet foods, with notes of cherry and bitter almonds. It’s often used Greek celebratory cakes.
Creamy, sweet, fruity and delicious. A luxurious treat to try
A delicious meal to share with friends, with layers of flavour and texture. Get ahead by marinating the chicken and preparing the harissa yoghurt and pickled red onion the day before. The flavours will be even better.
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…
An old favourite in our household, packed with flavour, and fridge to table in 20 mins.
After an amazing whirlwind tour of China, I just had to share these recipes from our Beijing workshop.
Deliciously moist and tasty cake, with crunchy caramelised nuts and creamy orange flavoured mascarpone cream
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…
Delicious seafood, using mussels from a certified sustainable fishery
Tomato sauce Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 2 banana shallots, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, grated or crushed 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 130 ml dry white wine 2 x 400 g tins of plum tomatoes 1 tbsp rose harissa (1 ½ tbsp for a spicier version) 2 tsp caster sugar 1…