Today is June 21st, our Winter Solstice; and what better way to celebrate the shortest day and longest night with a deliciously tasty hot winter pudding smothered in a creamy caramel sauce. And of course a dollop of freshly whipped cream never goes amiss. The combination is very more-ish as we discovered over dinner with friends the… Continue reading Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce
I've never really been a fan of a slab of red meat on my plate, even at a Steak House more often than not I'll order ribs, chicken or fish. But occasionally I just get the need to tuck in, especially when I drown it in this rich creamy sauce. You really do have to… Continue reading Creamy Mushroom and Cheese Sauce
I've been wanting to make this sauce for ages now and I finally got round to it, although I've discovered it is a little fiddly and you have to watch it ALL THE TIME so don't even attempt to do this if you aren't guaranteed a good half hour of uninterrupted concentration. It's super delicious on vanilla… Continue reading Salted or Sweet Caramel Sauce – you decide!
As far as Christmas goes, I still think home-made gifts are the best. None of us really has a fortune to spend on gifts and to be honest, are they truly appreciated? You might say that home-made presents may not be appreciated either, but for me, personally, I would far prefer something that someone has taken the… Continue reading Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce
Blue Cheese, also referred to as Gorgonzola, Roquefort or Stilton depending on where it originates from and the type of bacteria used, is believed to have been discovered by accident many years ago (and by that I mean close on two centuries ago) when, you guessed it, mold began to grow and someone decided to… Continue reading Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta
If I say "slow-cooker", it most likely conjures up images of deliciously hearty stews, curries or soups, in other words, winter fare. But slow-cookers can be used for so much more. A friend and I were discussing how she uses her slow-cooker the other day and it reminded me of one of my favourite recipes. I… Continue reading Barbeque Beef Buns
I'm a real fan of the good ol' Burger, but it has to be a good one. I can't stand sloppy, soggy, over-filled or measley burgers and often, the prices being charged or the image prompting the purchase doesn't quite match the product that arrives on your plate. I also understand the whole "value-for-money" ideal,… Continue reading Crumbed Chicken Burgers with Lemon Mayo
This week has been a bit of a crazy one, so I haven't been able to bake ANYTHING and I'm starting to feel withdrawal symptoms! I've even had to rely on my very versatile tomato sauce for dinner, which is one of my favourite standbys and is delicious on pizza bases, hot dogs, or even… Continue reading Basil, Tomato and Garlic Sauce