We love a comfort meal such as shepherd’s pie when the weather turns a little cooler. Sweet potato gives this a low-carb alternative to traditional white potato, but either are fine to use. A great family favourite that pleases the young and young at heart.
For an alternative on Italian meatballs, try these tasty Middle Eastern Meatballs for a perfect freezable meal. [Read more…] about Middle eastern meatballs
Vegetable pasties can be a great weekend meal, that are also perfect for lunch boxes of after-school snacks. It is easier than you might think to make your own shortcrust pastry, but you can always use store-bought pastry instead. Baking the vegetables gives them a nicer flavour. You don’t traditionally pre-cook the vegetables for Cornish pasties (with meat), but it does add to the flavour to do so. [Read more…] about Vegetable pasties
Gluten-free baking can be hard to master, but at Easter time you can’t miss out on a hot cross bun. This gluten-free hot cross bun recipe includes some sneaky chocolate chips to give a little Easter flavour to your baking. You can swap them for dried fruit if you prefer, and simply use flour and water for the cross. [Read more…] about Gluten free chocolate hot cross buns
Bakalaj (also known as baccala in Italian) is a traditional dish from Istria in Croatia, near the border of Italy. It is traditionally served at Easter and Christmas in Istria, so makes a great Good Friday dish. You need to soak the cod for three days, changing the water daily. So if you are doing this as a special occasion dish, remember to start several days in advance. In Jen’s husband’s family, they serve it with anchovy pasta, and we have included a link to that recipe below. [Read more…] about Baccala / Bakalaj – Salted cod
As Easter Friday rolls around, many turn their minds to homemade hot cross buns. Well think no more: we have the best recipe for you (and it’s not even ours!). We can’t really better Karen Martini’s fabulous hot cross bun recipe, so instead we’ve just cooked them up, photographed them, with a few minor amendments. Enjoy!