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black forest doughnuts

Dark chocolate and cherry might be my favourite combination. That dark bitterness and the punch of sweet-sour cherry is just magic. So why not stick it in a doughnut?! One of the things that gets overlooked when working with chocolate is the importance of seasoning it. A little salt with chocolate improves it immensely, spiking the flavour and lifting it. […]

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perfect yorkshire puddings

perfect yorkshire puddings

A roast dinner is a marvellous thing (I would say that, so many of these recipes are for a roast dinner!). Yes, the meat is the star, no question of that. But so many of the sides really make it. An excellent gravy, rich with scrapings from the tin. Crisp and fluffy roast potatoes, burnished gold. A creamy and savoury […]

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crispy polenta fries

polenta fries

I felt like something different for a recent barbecue. Much as I like wedges or caesar salads sometimes it’s good to ring the changes. How about some crispy polenta fries? They go great with just about anything! I use quick cook polenta, made up a little firmer than usual. Leave to set in the fridge, carve, breadcrumb and fry. One […]

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