Chicken Pesto and Mozzarella Tart

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Chicken Pesto and Mozzarella Tart Doesn’t every busy family have a handful of recipes they can make blindfolded (even in their sleep) that will get zero complaints from any family member?  We have half a dozen such recipes, but Chicken Pesto and Mozzarella tart would be my children’s favourite.To be honest, I could layer anything on a carpet of pastry sprinkled … Read More

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Roasted Carrot and Parma Ham Nibbles

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roasted carrots and parma ham

Roasted Carrot and Parma Ham Nibbles Regular visitors to the blog will know Im a big fan of nibbles.  They can be a bit of a faff, but a plate of something fancy along with drinks can be a great way to start an evening. These are perfect to have with a few other snacks at a small drinks party, or … Read More

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Beetroot Feta and Mint Canapes

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Beetroot feta and mint canapes

Beetroot Feta and Mint Canapes The key to a good canapé, (in my opinion) is mouth sized bites of simple ingredients that just gel together.  Beetroot Feta and Mint are just such a combination.  Proof that nibbles do not have to be complicated to look impressive. This canape idea simply combines beetroot feta and mint on a cocktail stick.  It only takes around 5 … Read More

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Personalised Alphabet Pavlova

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Personalised alphabet pavlova

Personalised Alphabet Pavlova Letters What could make your guests feel more special than a personalised alphabet pavlova with their own initial? Pimp up this easy summer dessert by spooning (or piping) the meringue into alphabet letter shapes before baking and serving.First make the meringue mixture using my foolproof ultimate chewy meringue recipe. This volume of mix made me 8 letters of … Read More

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The ultimate molten chocolate pudding

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Molten Chocolate Pudding

The Ultimate Molten Chocolate Pudding Molten chocolate pudding is in my opinion the absolute King of puddings.  Chocolate Lava Cake, chocolate fondant.  It doesn’t matter what you call them, the combination of chocolate sponge that yields to rich oozing melted chocolate in the middle is pudding gold.  I have yet to meet anyone, even devout chocolate haters (apparently they do exist) … Read More

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