The perfect summer picnic food, snack or light dinner, homemade scotch eggs are an extremely tasty combo of boiled egg wrapped in a layer of good-quality sausage meat, minced pork or chicken covered in crispy breadcrumbs. I love scotch eggs and miss having them here […]
Gennaro’s artichoke, bean and potato pie recipe with rosemary! Gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan … or not!
Savoury pies, yum yum! Love ’em and these are so heartily delicious and satisfying. Once again the Cooking the Chef challenge has helped me discover a wonderful bake by this month’s Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo, full of energy with his cheerful slogan ‘Why am I cooking […]
Savoury loaf cakes are common in France and if you google ‘cakes salés‘ you can see a whole variety of them, all amazing. They’re perfect for snacks, light meals, picnics and party food. I’ve been taking slices for my packed lunch at work and it […]
So you have amazing cheese and red wine but you’re trying to cut down on other naughty snacks. Crackers are so addictive and buying a packet to eat slowly never quite works out. Yes, we’ve all tried willpower but apparently naughty salt’s to blame – according […]
Having made this pie so many times and loving it more with each yummy bite, I thought I’d share it with you! So let’s have a savoury break with this delightful Moroccan chicken pie flavoured with ground pistachios or almonds, parsley, ginger, garlic, cinammon, turmeric, […]
Slightly savoury raspberry and black pepper cheesecake macarons recipe! Decorated with lunar new year roosters!
This was an experiment but the filling’s so yummy and easy to make I wanted to share these macarons with you immediately! And say happy lunar new year to you! If you celebrate I hope you’re having a lovely time with mountains of delicious food […]
Little savoury cakes! Extremely tasty, moreish and easy to make. These delicious little treats are perfect for picnics, parties, hiking or climbing trips or just a nice light lunch at home. Made with spelt flour so easier to digest, these pesto mini muffins owe their […]
The first time I spotted a version of this Italian savoury treat was around 20 years ago in Peru, strangely enough. Mum and myself, we were spending a few days in Lima before going on to Machupicchu. Anyway we found this delightful spinach and chard […]
Dim sum tales and history later. First let’s talk fluffy steamed buns filled with yummy Chinese barbecue pork. These were made for Lin’s rare recipe challenge and I’m so glad I gave them a go. You can just do the char siu, roasted barbecue pork. […]
Finally a savoury recipe break between cakes! Woohoo! This cheesecake’s absolutely scrumptious, addictive, easy and fast to make. You can serve it in slices or convert to mini canapés for parties, picnics and breakfast! Yes, breakfast. 🙂 It was inspired by the Daring Kitchen cheesecake […]
Well these are as savoury as a dessert with macaron shells of sugar, ground almonds and egg white can be! They were created in response to a Daring Kitchen macaron challenge. I’d made Italian meringue macaron shells many times so challenged myself to create an […]
For a challenge… or more of a party really. Especially since everyone at our gathering has agreed soufflés are easier than expected! You can see all the delightful puffy creations at Our challenge soufflés little party. Here’s my contribution: gluten-free broccoli and cheese soufflés that […]
Crêpe craving? Come have a savoury tuna and egg crêpe cake with me! In fact let’s have it for breakfast! Brunch maybe? Any time’s perfect for these spelt crêpes with delicious layers of tuna and chopped hard-boiled egg in creamy white béchamel sauce. All made […]
‘What goes up must come down’ said Isaac Newton. This law applies to soufflés, puffed up and fluffy as they leave the oven but falling after several minutes on the outside. Such is life and gravity. Take this philosophically and assisted by a French chef […]