First developed by chefs at the Restaurant Hasselbacken in Stockholm, these little beauties will impress even the most discerning guest. They can be prepared the night before, just leave them to soak in the fridge overnight.
Shin of beef is perfect for stewing, it is a reasonably cheap cut of meat with a lovely gelatinous grain running through it. When you cook it slowly in a delicious broth the ingredients transform into a rich, melt-in-the-mouth ‘wonder-dish’.
With all the sunshine lately, this gorgeous sorbet beckons. It is light, fruity and would be fabulous served between courses, sometimes called an Intermezzo to cleanse the palate, or as a refreshing dessert.
Ice cream is one of my favourite things. Whether it be regular ice cream, frozen yogurt or my newest love, coconut milk ice cream. I splurged last May and bought myself an ice cream maker and I haven’t regretted it.
Move over cauliflower cheese…it’s time for broccoli to shine in this cheesy gratin. This bright and tasty side dish will make a fabulous addition to your roast dinner or any meal. Simple to make and delicious, this dish will impress, and is a great alternative for those who don’t like cauliflower.
Pesto is so simple and quick to make fresh and you can substitute so many of the ingredients to suit what you have in your cupboards. Here are various versions to try. I finally settled on the Spinach and Basil Pesto.
These nuts are so tasty – lightly coated, sweet and delicious smelling. They are perfect for Christmas entertaining as they are quick and easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time too, or make them as a quick snack just for yourself.
Cranberry sauce is one of those things that is so easy to make that after you’ve done it once, you’ll never go back to the shop bought kind. It’s one of those one pot wonders where you stick everything into a pan and kapow, it’s done just like that…or maybe not so explosively!
This dish is a regular in our house since my father-in-law made it for my husband and me a few years ago. It’s based on a recipe from the Silver Spoon Pasta cookbook, if you haven’t heard of the Silver Spoon cookbook this review of their pasta book is worth a read.
This soup, based on a recipe in the Rebar Modern Food Cookbook called the Thai Dragon Bowl, is great because it’s simple and very versatile. I’ve made it so many times with different variations so I’d recommend experimenting with the ingredients to suit your fancy or what you have to hand.