Pommes Anna

Pommes Anna

Pommes Anna is a classic French recipe that takes the humble potato into a league of its own. It’s such a decadent, and elegant dish that’s rich with butter, and potatoes that almost melt in your mouth. Ultra thin slices of potato, layered and brushed with garlic butter, sprinkled with fresh thyme leaves, dusted with […]

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Vanilla Bean Shortbread

Vanilla Bean Shortbread

Vanilla bean shortbread are a classic, relying on simple ingredients to bake into a crisp, buttery shortbread with a real ‘snap’. Perfectly crumbly, buttery and melt-in-the-mouth shortbread are a little bite of sweet heaven. These are often our go-to biscuit for afternoon tea. butter  Using a good quality cultured butter for your shortbread gives a […]

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Easy Parmesan and Rosemary Shortbread

Parmesan and Rosemary Shortbread

Parmesan and rosemary shortbread are exactly that, rich buttery shortbread loaded with parmesan and scented with rosemary. A shortbread that takes about two minutes, yep two  minutes to make, and then another 12-15 minutes to bake. What’s not to like. The process is similar to slice and bake biscuits, and these little beauties can be […]

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Easy Chicken Leek and Mushroom Pie

chicken, leek and mushroom pie

  Chicken leek and mushroom pie has to be an all round favourite. Tender chicken, loads of veggies combined in a flavoursome stock, all put into a tender, buttery pastry, baked till golden and bubbling. What’s not to like. We love a good pie and this pie delivers. The pastry is amazing and perfectly marries […]

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French Apple Cake

French apple cake

French apple cake is really a lot of apple with a little bit of batter joining the apples together, baked till tender then a sugary, butter topping finishes off the cake. It’s more of a crustless tart than a cake, and perfect for serving after a hearty soup or casserole. The recipe is from Patricia […]

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Quick Peach Frangipane Tart

peach frangipane tart

Peach frangipane tart is very quick and easy to make using store bought puff pastry.  Golden butter puff pastry layered with frangipanes sweet almond and heady aroma, topped off with ripe summer peaches, lightly dusted with sugar is simplicity itself. We love to make these rustic tarts during summer switching up the fruits used for […]

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Healthy Avocado and Edamame Smash

Avocado and Edamame Smash

Avocado and Edamame Smash is exactly that. Buttery, rich avocado smashed with nutty edamame, smooshed together with lime juice and zest, garlic and fresh chilli. Super quick, super healthy and perfect smothered onto toasted sourdough for breakfast, or served as a healthy dip. What’s not to like. Edamame beans Edamame beans are now widely available […]

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3 Quick Classic Sauces You Need

30 second whole egg mayonnaise

3 Quick Classic Sauces You Need to add to your sauce arsenal. Hollandaise, Béarnaise and Mayonnaise are the trio of the ‘aises’ sauces. Each is egg yolk based with oil added for mayonnaise and melted butter for Béarnaise and Hollandaise. These sauces can have a reputation as being difficult to make but we promise these […]

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Foolproof Béarnaise Sauce

Foolproof Béarnaise Sauce Technique

Foolproof Béarnaise Sauce uses a stick blender, a narrow jar and hot melted butter to produce a great béarnaise in minutes. No more whisking and whisking and whisking over a double boiler. Two minutes from go to whoa for the whisking part and you’re there. Buttery, rich, tarragon flecked classic French béarnaise sauce, the perfect […]

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