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Halloween spider web cupcakes

Start this recipe by melting together the chocolate, butter substitute and milk. Remove off the heat. Sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda and put aside. In another bowl, mix together the egg, sugar and nat...

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Garlic, herb and lemon roasted chicken with pancetta and rosemary potatoes

For best results, prepare the chicken a day prior to cooking, or at least 5 hours before. Start this recipe by patting dry the skin of the chicken using kitchen towel. Place in a large oven dish and put aside. Next, p...

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Chicken, bacon and mushroom pasta bake with Parmesan and walnut crust

Start this recipe by heating the olive oil in a large pan and soften together the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Add in the bacon and brown for a minute or 2 before adding in the chicken pieces. Cook together for 3 m...

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Mushroom and goats` cheese tarts with red wine and caramelized onion gravy

Start this recipe by preparing the tarts. Roll out the pastry and cut out 4 circles each 14cm in diameter. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick paper and chill in the fridge. Heat the butter and oil in a pan an...

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Chicken, chorizo and seafood paella

Heat the olive oil in a paella dish or heavy-based saucepan and quickly fry the prawns until cooked. This should take only a minute or two. Remove the prawns from the pan and put aside. Add the chicken thigh pieces to...

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Spicy bean and chorizo soup

Heat the olive oil in deep saucepan and fry the chorizo sausage for 2 minutes to release its juices in the pan. Add in the garlic and onion and cook for a further 5 minutes. At this point, the onion should take on and...

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Coconut tart

Start this recipe my making the pastry using the rubbing-in method. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes, then use ½ to line the 25cm fluted flan tin. Next, prepare the filling by pulsing together the flour and coconut...

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Apple, cinnamon and pecan muffins

Heat the oven to 200`c and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Mix the egg, melted butter and milk quickly into the dry ingredients with the chopped apple and pecan nuts (don’t over mix, it should be a b...

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Coronation chicken with mango and coriander

Put the chicken breasts in a large pan and pour over enough cold water to just cover. Roughly chop one of the onions, drop into the pan with the carrot, peppercorns and bay leaves. Cover, bring to the boil, then lower...

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Upside-down pear and walnut cake with warm vanilla custard

Preheat oven to 180`c. Next, butter and line a deep 9-inch-diameter cake tin. Stir sugar and water in heavy small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; boil without stirring until syrup turns de...

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Strawberry jellies

Start this recipe by making up the jelly. Pour into 6 decorative glasses and allow to set in the fridge for a few hours. When ready, cover the set jelly in each glass with a piece of Sponge and soak with the liqueur. ...

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Strawberry and white chocolate tiramisu

Start this recipe by making the mascarpone cream. Put the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and mix together with an electric beater till thick and glossy (it should take about 5 minutes). In another bowl, whip the egg wh...

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