Want to spoil your friends or family? This easy and quick, decadent dessert will do the trick. You can whip it up in less than 15 minutes. It will last in the fridge for at least two days
SIRLOIN AND MUSHROOM RAMEN
Ramen is a Japanese dish consisting of noodles (egg noodles, soba noodles or udon noodles) served in a meat or fish broth flavoured with soya sauce or miso. It can be topped with beef, pork, chicken, dried seaweed, vegetables and spring onions and is normally served with soft-boiled egg. This recipe is my take on ramen. Quick, easy, uncomplicated and made with ingredients that are easy to find. OH – and it looks very impressive!
You get soo many recipes for ramen – have fun!! Add your own twist and enjoy!
TART TATIN WITH APPLE AND PECANS – WITH A BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE
This is the BEST tart tatin recipe I have ever tasted! It is very delicious when warm – fresh out of the oven but also taste great the next day. I normally prep the tart a few hours ahead and just pop it into the oven 45 minutes before serving. The butterscotch sauce is a wonderful, rich accompaniment to this simple tart – you can store any leftover sauce in the fridge for up to a month
BAKED CITRUS AND YOGHURT PUDDING WITH ORANGE AND CARDAMOM SYRUP
This is a quick and easy dessert – packed with delicious citrus flavours. Make it for special occasions or as a family supper treat
APPLE AND PEAR PECAN NUT CRUMBLE
This apple pie makes an excellent dessert. Serve warm or cold with ice cream, crème fraiche or whipped cinnamon-flavoured cream. This is even better the next and will only take you about 15 minutes to prepare – it is one of my favourite, trusted recipes. You can substitute the pecan nuts with almonds, walnuts or even macadamia nuts and use only apples or pears instead of both. Use pears that are ripe but still very firm
CREPES WITH PAN FRIED ORANGES AND HONEY WHIPPED MASCARPONE
The crepes are made with a rich pancake batter. They are light and soft and you can make them beforehand. The batter will last in the fridge for at least 2 days. This is a delicious treat for friends and family and will not take too much of your time.
STICKY DATE PUDDING WITH SALTED CARAMEL AND COCONUT TOPPING
You can make one large pudding or 8 smaller ones (using baking rings or large muffin cups). To make this pudding even more decadent – serve with crème fraiche or ice cream on the side. This recipe is so easy to make – just remember to combine the dates, bicarb and boiling water together in advance so that there is enough time for it to cool off completely.
COCONUT AND WHITE CHOCOLATE MACARONS
Macaroons are difficult to make but the more you practise the easier it will become. Make up your own combinations of flavours. You need a very accurate measuring scale and sugar thermometer. It is very important to know your oven well – you can adjust the temperature if your oven is either slow or fast. It is important to let the macarons stand for 30 minutes before you bake them. The piping takes some practise but once mastered – you will feel a great sense of achievement if you place your beautiful, colourful macaroons on any table!
It is very profitable to bake macaroons for markets etc – people are prepared to pay for these treats. They can also be used to decorate cakes
I use the best quality chocolate I can afford to make the fillings for my macaroons. You can also sandwich them together with a tasty buttercream of your choice OR other fillings eg lemon curd
SPICY SWEET POTATO SOUP – WITH RED THAI CURRY CHICKEN STRIPS
The addition of the chicken strips makes the soup wholesome and perfect for a complete and delicious winter meal