Red wine onion gravy

Way way way back in 1999, we spent Millennium Eve in London partying with my younger sister and a bunch of her friends, and the evening started with this meal (it ended up by Tower Bridge watching fireworks and dancing the night away). Anyway, what we learnt that night is that it’s all about the… Continue reading Red wine onion gravy

Chocolate brownie pear pudding

Uh-oh. This may well be the most amazing pudding EVER. Squidgy chocolateyness with pears, flaked almonds for a bit of crunch, and then more chocolate. Enter at your peril! Just to top it all off it can be prepared in advance and frozen as a whole or in portions, then flung into the oven when… Continue reading Chocolate brownie pear pudding

Parsnip + apple soup

This soup is goooooooood. Just add some bread and maybe some cheese and you’ve got a perfect lunch ahead of you. Yums. Serves 4. Ingredients 20g unsalted butter 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 500g parsnips, diced 2 apples, diced 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 500ml veg stock 250ml milk Drizzle of double cream Chopped… Continue reading Parsnip + apple soup

Truffles

In the words of Beyoncé ‘Uh-oh uh-oh uh-oh oh-no-no’. Be warned, these are Dangerously Yummy. In theory straightforward to make (however I managed to turn the kitchen into a chocolately mess!), the end result was wonderful and made a pretty special present for a friend’s birthday. Makes around 24. Ingredients 150ml double cream 60g light… Continue reading Truffles

Pavlova

This is the only Pavlova recipe I’ve ever used, and it comes from Delia Smith’s Complete Illustrated Cookery Course (the one with the black cover, Delia is wearing a red jumper), which my parents gave me for Christmas in 1997. I’ve made many varieties of it though, using strawberries, raspberries, adding cocoa, dolloping lemon curd… Continue reading Pavlova