Dutch baby pancakes

Think of Dutch baby pancakes as a sweetened version of a Yorkshire pudding – gorgeously golden, warm, fluffy and perfectly shaped to hold all the fillings you can handle. A classic Dutch baby, just like a British Yorkie is fluffy – puffs up as it rises up the sides of a hot skillet and sinks…

Mango Chia Pudding

A healthy, quick and easy breakfast fix for all your busy summer mornings. Chia puddings are an absolute breakfast staple for me, which is why it’s ironic that I’ve never posted one on my blog all this while. It’s one of those things that’s simple to make when you’ve got a breakfast get together and…

Easter Truffle Layer Cake

Layers of decadent dark chocolate ganache and sponge peeking through ever so slightly topped with copper-brushed chocolate eggs, coffee meringue kisses and well, more chocolate! Easter is all about celebrating with family and friends, elaborate lunches and exchanging eggs of course; but why stop at chocolate eggs when you can go all the way and…

Mushroom & Spinach Filo Pie

  An earthy assortment of mushrooms, fresh baby greens and the salty creaminess of cheese muddled together and nestled in a flaky golden pastry! If that doesn’t sound like a fancy pie, perfect for a quick Sunday lunch, I don’t know what does.What started out as an idea to make classic Spanakopita parcels, one of my favourite Greek comfort…

Lemon meringue tarts

A creamy lemon curd filling encased in a zesty shortcrust shell topped with toasted meringue peaks, what more could you want on a Sunday?  Let’s face it, when life gives you lemons, you’ve got to make some tarts! Baking with citrus is definitely one way of celebrating summer every year and what better way than to…

Tiramisu Ombré Cake

A decadent mélange of dark chocolate, espresso and vanilla layers brought together with a creamy ombré mascarpone frosting, everything you love about a classic Tiramisu in one cake! Speckled with vanilla, soaked in coffee and generously dusted with cocoa this four-layer cake is perfect for anyone who loves their coffee.

Wild mushroom & thyme risotto

Hearty, rich and all kinds of creamy is what a traditional risotto is all about! The earthiness of a porcini mushroom stock and a variety of wild mushrooms is what lends this dish all the flavour you need. Often known as ‘the death dish’ by any Masterchef enthusiasts out there, it’s considered being time-consuming and tedious to make….

Spiced apple strudel

Flaky golden buttery layers of pastry and sweet spiced apples, all the warmth you need on a cold winter day! This recipe is a cheat’s way that makes the traditional Viennese Apfelstrudel feel like a quick comfort dessert at home with a simple filo pastry. A mere mouthful and I find myself reminiscing over my holiday in Austria…

Guava pâte de fruit

Christmas at home isn’t complete without these blush red bites and the intoxicating fragrance of guavas! All those hours stirring viscous, bubbling molten fruit pulp and sugar culminate into this simple and festive pâte de fruit or guava cheese as most of us know it. This one is made almost all natural without any artificial additives such…

Cacao Almond Smoothie

A rich chocolate smoothie with the nutty flavour of almond butter and a hint of citrus.  All the goodness of a decadent hot chocolate at Christmas but a lot more healthy! If’ve you’ve indulged in one too many holiday drinks switch it up with some healthy alternatives, it’s still chocolate at it’s best! PREPARATION TIME: 5…

Spaghetti with prawns & spinach

Spaghetti is one of those foods I could probably eat for every meal and still be left wanting more. Carbonara, Bolognese, Cacio e pepe, every one of them is pure heaven to me. Seafood on the other hand, not so much, not always. However, this spaghetti is an exception. It’s one of those recipes that takes me…

Sunday meals: Coq au Vin Blanc

  Another weekend, another Sunday and a perfect excuse to cook up some comfort food. Coq au Vin is quintessentially French and although it sounds extremely fancy, it’s not as complicated as you think, making it perfect for a lovely weekend meal. Traditionally made with red wine, this version uses a white wine which results in…