Madeleines are a classic French cake baked in traditional scallop shaped madeleine moulds. They can be tricky to get just right, and when made well they are lighter than air. This recipe was taught to me by a baking expert and it hasn’t failed me yet.
Full of warming spices and spicy red chillies, this tomato sauce is full of flavour and you can easily pack it with veg. Think of it as the perfect comfort food which doubles up as a wonderful dish when entertaining.
I love green veggies. Spinach, kale, broccoli, you name it, I love it! This recipe uses spinach, watercress and rocket but you can add any greens you fancy. Toasted pine nuts stirred through after wilting is a great addition too.
Having a slice of cake with a coffee is a real treat and almost a must in my home. This coffee and pecan cake covers both bases, and you can add a splash of Marsala or Tia Maria if you fancy making it boozy.
Baking bread is easier than you think and there’s nothing better than freshly baked bread you’ve made with your own loving hands. This is a tear and share loaf full of green olives, sharp cheddar, and a hint of chilli. It’s a great way to start a meal or have with a warming soup.
Baking fish in salt is one of the surest way to keep it soft and succulent. I like to use rock salt with a little coriander seed and lemon to create my crust. And don’t be shocked by the amount of salt you need – it’s purely for the crust and you won’t eat any of it.