Spaghetti Vongole al Cartoccio

Serving 4, you’ll need… 1 kilo small clams A large handful of samphire A large handful of flat leaf parsley, leaves torn 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely diced Roughly 250g of cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 glass of white wine 400g spaghetti Salt and pepper Olive oil Baking parchment   Method… Put a baking tray in the oven and … Continue reading Spaghetti Vongole al Cartoccio

Macadamia Truffle Shards

This is my ultimate quick and easy pudding that never fails to impress. The perfect after dinner indulgence …or just a chocolatey pick me up to enjoy with your coffee. Serving 10, you’ll need… 200g dark chocolate 100g milk chocolate 300ml double cream 1 small packet of macadamia nuts, roughly chopped, not too small A large knob of butter Large pinch of sea salt Cocoa … Continue reading Macadamia Truffle Shards

Quick Tiramisu Pots

Serving 4, you’ll need… 1 shop-bought Madeira cake loaf 1-2 mugs of strong black coffee 200ml double cream 100g mascarpone 2 tbsp Marsala The yolks of 2 small eggs 2 tbsp caster sugar Cocoa powder to finish Method… Make a mug or two of strong black coffee and leave aside to cool (pouring it into a large bowl will allow it to cool faster). Stir … Continue reading Quick Tiramisu Pots

Pear & Parkin Pud

Pear and ginger are a great match and this twist on a traditional Parkin loaf makes the perfect Autumnal pudding. You’ll need For the parkin loaf… 10″ loaf tin, greased with butter 100g salted butter 100g soft dark brown sugar 50g black treacle 150g golden syrup 100g self-raising flour 200g small porridge oats 2tsp ground ginger 2tsp ground mixed spice 2 medium eggs 1 tbsp milk … Continue reading Pear & Parkin Pud

Pasta with Sun-Blushed Tomato Sauce & King Prawns

This dish is extremely tasty and easy to make, the sun-blushed tomatoes are the star of show! If you don’t have a pasta roller, just use shop-bought linguini for the perfect quick dinner… Serving 2, You’ll need… A blender A pasta roller (if making your own) 16 large king prawns For the fresh pasta… 3 whole large hens eggs 300g ’00’ flour 1 tbsp olive … Continue reading Pasta with Sun-Blushed Tomato Sauce & King Prawns

Handmade Fettuccine with Lamb Ragu

Serving 4-6 people For the ragu… A ½ leg of lamb, still on the bone, at room temp 300g smoked lardons 2 shallots, finely diced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 large carrot, peeled, cut in half lengthways & sliced into half circles 1 bulb of fennel, roughly diced A generous handful of fresh mint, chopped A bunch of fresh thyme, leaves pulled from the stems … Continue reading Handmade Fettuccine with Lamb Ragu