Recipe – Peach Tarte Tatin

Thanks to my very generous wife, I was lucky enough to eat at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay for my 40th birthday (I know, I don’t look it!). Their signature dessert is the Tarte Tatin, a heavenly upside-down apple tart dripping in caramelised loveliness. My wife and I instantly fell in love with it! I’ve tried a…

Recipe – Chilli & Red Pepper Chutney

I do love the chilli pepper. So many different types with so many different flavours and heat intensities. My crop this year hasn’t been great – the heat has kept away the bees that pollenate the flowers. But I did have a good crop from a Tornado Chilli plant so thought I’d turn them into…

Recipe – Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls

A super snacky staple. In a previous life, I was part of a team that made millions of these a year, but they’re a doddle to make at home. Great for kids meals or family snacks and picnics. For 12 you will need: 500g puff pastry block, taken out of the fridge half an hour…

Recipe – Broccoli and Stilton Quiche (Vegetarian)

Another day another quiche! I love pastry too much to stay away from it in hot weather and quiche is a great versatile meal centre, hot or cold. Here’s my favourite vegetarian version, really good, super mature Stilton is key! To feed to up 6, you will need: 1 roll shortcrust pastry 150g tenderstem broccoli,…

Recipe – Chocolate & Cointreau Molten Middle Puddings

Hands up who loves a good chocolate pudding? These are brilliant, a little bit boozy but a perfect way to put that fabled combination of chocolate and orange together. Whisking and oven timing are absolutely key, you might want to try them a few times to get it right! For six, you will need: 120g…

Recipe – Moroccan Spiced Fish

Fish is really good for you but finding simple recipes which allow you to use cheaper fresh fish are difficult to find. Try this easy slice mix to have a really healthy and flavoursome meal centre. For two people you will need: 2 boned and skinned white fish, such as cod or basa 1 tablespoon…

Recipe – Double Chocolate Cupcakes

The king of cupcakes! A bobby dazzler of a treat, a version of my vanilla cupcakes here but perfect for those chocoholics (like my missus and son!) This is an easy mixture to put together and goes into the larger muffin cases, so make sure your cupcake tray is deep enough. Note I use ten…

Recipe – Turkey, Bacon and Cheese Burgers

This summer sun just keeps going! It’s fantastic and so I’ve been doing more BBQ recipes and experimentation. These are great, tasty burgers with less fat content than a typical beef version. For six, you will need: 500g minced turkey 4 rashers smoked bacon 100g grated mature Cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon paprika Handful flat leaf…

Recipe – Easy Fruit and Coconut Biscuits

Biscuits are the easiest things to make, with minimal ingredients even young kids can get involved. Everyone loves the result too! To make 10-12, you will need: 100g cooking margarine 50g golden caster sugar 100g self-raising flour 50g dried currants 50g desiccated coconut with little more for sprinkling Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Flour…

Recipe – Gooseberry and Frangipane Tart

Many moons ago I had a school trip to Sweden and I was served this, I never forgot the flavour so thought I’d track down a recipe and give it a go. It’s wonderful, especially as we come into gooseberry season. You will need: 1 roll of short crust pastry, taken out the fridge half…