Sausage rolls are a classic party food not only because they are delicious, but also because they are so easy to make ahead. They can be frozen unbaked so when you’re ready to serve them, all you have to do is pop them in the fridge. These delicious bites are made from homemade sausage mixture wrapped in puff pastry. No fuss with garnish or assembling, just make sure there is plenty of tomato sauce to dunk them in! (more…)
I like working with herbs when cooking or baking. I especially love how they can work wonders on the simplest of dishes. With just a few fragrant sprigs, each herb can add that special and distinct flavour. The Italians’ focaccia bread is one good example—the herbs added to the dough make it delightful to eat even on its own!
Have you ever tried combining two baked treats together? I especially love doing this so I can enjoy a mix of textures and flavours in one bite. Try doing this clever technique by baking a creme brulee cheesecake. With this cake on the table, you now have a good excuse to have two desserts instead of one!
Banana is a special fruit that can be used in more than one way. You can enjoy it as is for a quick healthy snack, coat it in batter to make crisp fritters, or mix it with dulce de leche and cream for a decadent banoffee pie. And when bananas start turning brown on your kitchen counter, there’s an even longer list of recipes to put them to good use. Of course, banana bread easily tops that list. (more…)
Hayley McKee is not only one of the rising stars of the cake world, but surely one of the most original. Who else would have dreamt of and succeeded in making flavour combos like beetroot rose truffle, lavender bay leaf, pumpkin bourbon crunch, and porcini caramel and chestnut cake? (more…)