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decadent chocolate & pine nut tart

Decadent chocolate & pine nut tart

This decadent and utterly delicious chocolate tart is the only one you will ever need. I’ve added pine nuts to break the intense chocolate and add delicious nutty flavour and texture. Make this at an occasion you really want to impress. 

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my favourite fruit and nut cake

My farourite easy fruit and n ut cake

If I’m not making my super easy boiled fruit cake with stout and I want to go all the way, I make my all time favourite fruit cake with loads of fruit and nuts. I especially love whole cherries in a fruit cake. It makes me feel like I’ve hit the cake jackpot. I also believe that fruit cake is not only there for Christmas or other special celebrations. Its my favourite kind of cake for any tea time.  Continue Reading →

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the famous hummus recipe by yotam ottolenghi and sami tamimi

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's famous basic hummus recipe

If you follow along my blog you will know that I had an exceptional experience in Israel in January and I still havent recovered from the most amazing meals I enjoyed there. I also ate a fair amount of hummus, because when you are in Jerusalem, that is what you do. The best version of what we ate was at a tiny cafe just outside the Machane Yehuda Market. It was smooth and creamy with a delicious flavour and served with pita bread, falafel and a few pickles and condiments. Continue Reading →

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one – ingredient whole grain cracker

Dan Barbers one - ingredient whole grain cracker

So I bought the Food 52 Genius Recipes cookbook last week, and seriously, its incredible. I had heard of, and seen a good few of the recipes before because if you spend as much time on the food internet as I do it would be impossible not to. I had also made at least one recipe  – the  famous purple plum torte, so I know they are particularly extraordinary. I plan on making a lot more from the book and in fact have made three since last week already. It’s the kind of book that inspires you want to dive straight into the kitchen and get busy, and its the way I gauge how good a cookbook is. 

The first recipe I made was these one-ingredient whole grain crackers because I had freekeh in my house for the first time and I love a good crunchy (healthy) cracker.  Continue Reading →

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