Parmesan Cheese Sablés To make about 25, using a 10cm shaped cutters This is a foolproof cheese biscuit recipe. I made these with 5 and 0 cutters to celebrate the 50th edition of http://www.housing-technology.com at our 7th Annual Conference. I made loads but should have made more as they were quite popular. I also made ’21’ shapes […]

A very healthy and satisfying supper with fresh crusty bread to mop up the tasty juices. You will need a large pan with a tightly fitting lid to contain the mussels. INGREDIENTS I bag fresh mussels 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 150ml/5¼fl oz white wine 150ml/5¼fl oz double cream small bunch flatleaf parsley, chopped METHOD […]

Parmesan Cheese Sablés To make about 30, using a 5cm round cutter, slightly less using a heart shaped cutter These are extremely easy to make, and well worth the effort. It takes no time to make a large batch and keep in the deep freeze until needed. They are perfect with pre-dinner drinks.For a Valentine’s […]

Rosemary Focaccia  This is a very easy bread to make and is ideal party food. Serve with some good quality Italian meats and cheeses as party grazing food. You can get lovely Bresaola beautifully sliced from http://www.vallebona.co.uk . It is also very good with a substantial home made soup for weekend lunch or supper. The dough […]

I devised a couple of new cocktails for the recent Hollywood Christmas Party. The White Liz was named for the hostess who loved it as it is stylish, tasty and packs a punch! The quantities are per cocktail and both designed to be served in a martini glass. Quantities for larger numbers are given on […]

What exactly is in our bread? Surely we should be able to buy a loaf of bread and believe that it is a simple and necessary food. However many of us are turning away from bread due to bloating, feelings of lethargy and a general belief that carbs are bad for you. On the other […]

Chocolate Mousse A classic, no frills, chocolate mousse recipe. It is worth seeking out some unusual little glass pots to serve this in. I often use plain glass tea light holders which hold slightly less mixture, stretching the recipe to feed eight. Quantities for 6 Ingredients 110g good quality dark chocolate, or a mix of dark […]