Recipes

Lemon Madeleines

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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.

Crispy Okra

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Okra, Bhindi, Ladies Fingers, whatever you like to call it – I never enjoyed them much when I was young, but then I tried it like this.

Sweet Potato Wedges

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These wedges are a great recipe to make when you fancy spicing up your potatoes. Perfect to make for the kids and taste wonderful cooked in foil on the BBQ.

Cherry Compote

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Cherries can be expensive, so it’s worth buying extra when they’re in season and at their best, ready for making into a compote. You can then enjoy them all year round.

Cardamom Spiced Fudge

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I love making my own fudge, and they make the perfect gift. You can taste the love in each and every piece.

Coriander Sesame Crusted Tuna

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This recipe has a sort of Japanese feel with a touch of spice. Encrusting the tuna steak with spiced sesame is a wonderful way to add texture and flavour, and I like serving it with some cooling cucumber with a mustard soy dressing. 

Banana Sultana Cake

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My father loves bananas and always asks me to make this recipe when he comes to visit. It’s almost effortless and freezes amazingly.

Roast Duck with Ginger & Plum

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For this recipe I’ve borrowed flavours from China. It’s really simple yet impressive so great if you have someone coming round for dinner. I like to serve it with some fragrant sautéed pak choi.

My Masala Chicken

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Ever since I was a little girl I remember my mum’s chicken curry. It was delicious and the scents of aromatic spices filled the house.

Ultimate Tadka Dhal

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‘Dhal’ refers to lentils and ‘Tadka’ is the technique of tempering your spices to release their flavours and aromas. 

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