Chocolate and almond amaretti

Source: Ingredients 150 g blanched almonds 450 g icing sugar , plus extra for dusting 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 100 g dark chocolate 2 free-range egg whites 1 vanilla pod 1 teaspoon almond extract Method Start your biscuits the night before. Preheat the oven to 100ºC/gas ¼. Arrange the almonds on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 5 … Continue reading Chocolate and almond amaretti

Crème brûlée

Source: Ingredients 300ml pure cream200ml full-cream milk2 vanilla beans, split lengthways, seeds scraped 100g egg yolks (about 5 eggs)70g caster sugar30g demerara sugar Method Preheat oven to 130°C. Place the cream, milk and vanilla seeds in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil and remove from heat.  Quickly whisk together the yolks … Continue reading Crème brûlée

Handmade pappardelle with slow-cooked beef cheek ragù

Sources: http://jamie oliver slow-cooked beef cheek ragu Ingredients Slow-cooked beef cheek ragù 20 g dried porcini mushrooms 5 beef cheeks , trimmed olive oil 150 g piece of higher-welfare smoked pancetta ½ a celery heart 2 red onions 2 carrots 5 cloves 8 cloves of garlic ½ a cinnamon stick 1 bunch of mixed fresh herbs (30g) , such as sage, bay, rosemary, thyme, … Continue reading Handmade pappardelle with slow-cooked beef cheek ragù

A warm hug.

Handmade pappardelle with slow-cooked beef cheek ragù When mentioning the word 'winter', the reaction you will initially get from most people will be negative. And with freezing mornings, layers upon layers of clothes and dark nights, who can blame them? But don't worry, food is on your side. Luckily you have meals like this freshly … Continue reading A warm hug.

Mini French tarts

Sources Crème patissiere: curd: Ingredients Tart shells made from store-bought shortcrust pastry sheets.Assorted sliced fresh fruit; such as strawberries, whole raspberries, kiwi fruit, blueberries, etc.80ml (1/3 cup) apricot jam Crème patissiere 435ml (1 3/4 cups) full-cream milk1 vanilla bean, split lengthways, seeds separated (or 1 tsp vanilla bean paste)3 egg yolks70g (1/3 cup) … Continue reading Mini French tarts