Summer Pavlova
11
Sep

Summer Pavlova

Directions Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Cover a large baking sheet with baking parchment and use a pencil to draw a 20cm circle in the middle. Turn the parchment over. For the meringue, mix together the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla, and set aside. Whisk the egg whites in a...
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23
Nov

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Directions Preheat oven to a low heat. Slice the baguette into round pieces and brush with oil. Put in the oven for around 10 mins until crisp and golden. Beat together the crème fraiche, horseradish and honey. Spoon mixture onto the baguette slices (which are now crostini), and top with...
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08
Jul

Nachos

Directions Preheat the oven to 220ºC. For the guacamole, mash all of the guacamole ingredients together in a bowl using a fork, until well combined. Cover the bowl with cling film and chill in the fridge until needed (or for at least 20 minutes). Meanwhile, for the salsa, mix all...
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07
Jul

Guacamole

Directions Pit and peel the avocados. Place the avocados in a bowl and mash with the lime juice, onions, Crème Fraîche, and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Fold in the tomatoes and serve with tortilla chips.
24
Nov

Crudités and Dips

Directions Sour Cream Dip: Lightly mix together all the ingredients. Don’t over-stir, as the dip becomes runny quite quickly. This can be prepared the day before the party and kept in the fridge. Hummus: In a blender, chop the garlic. Pour the chickpeas into the blender, reserving about a tablespoon...
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30
Oct

Scalloped Potatoes with Crème Fraîche

Directions Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a large oven proof dish with about ½ tablespoon butter. Slice the potatoes very thinly – about 3mm thick; a mandoline works well for this. Combine in a large saucepan with the crushed garlic, the remaining 2½ tablespoons butter, the cream and the...
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30
Oct

Cheesecake with Berry Coulis Base

Directions Place the biscuits in a polythene food bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Melt the butter and syrup in a saucepan, and mix with the crumbs. Press the buttery crumbs into a 24cm flan dish. Chill for an hour. Place 60mls of cold water into a bowl...
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28
Oct

Pasta with Salmon & Spinach in Creamy Lemon Sauce

Directions Prepare spinach by washing off any grit in a sinkful of water, remove white spine and cut spinach into thin strips. Take Salmon out of freezer so that it starts to defrost. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. While the pasta...
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28
Oct

Zimbabwean Style Tiramisu

Directions Beat together the egg yolks and castor sugar until thick and pale, which will take about 5 minutes in an electric beater. Beat in the Ricotta and the Crème Fraîche. Soak the biscuits in a mixture of brandy and coffee. Spoon a third of the Ricotta mixture into a...
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