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Strawberry cake with lemon drizzle

Line the base and sides of a 20cm square cake tin (not loose-based) with greaseproof paper and butter the paper. Set oven to 180`c. Cream the butter and sugar together until light. Gradually beat in the eggs, adding a...

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Apostles bread ring

Mix together the flour, butter, sugar, dried yeast, salt and bread improver in a food processor till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add in most of the warm milk and pulse together till a dough is formed. Continue ...

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Zeppoli

Start this recipe by preparing the ricotta filling. Place the ricotta, whipped cream, icing sugar, orange zest and vanilla essence together in a medium sized bowl and mix together using a large spoon. Finally, fold in...

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Manuel`s figolli

Start this recipe by preparing the pastry and the almond filling. To make the pastry, sift together the flour, baking powder and icing sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter or margerine and rub with your fingers till ...

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Sweet ricotta tart with chocolate and pears

Make the pastry using the rubbing-in method. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes, then use ½ to line the 25cm fluted flan tin. To make the filling, place the ricotta cheese in a sieve for 10 minutes to drain off any e...

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Puff-pastry apple tart with cinnamon and apple compote

Preheat the oven to 200`c. Place the cubed apple, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan with 3 tablespoons of water and cook down gently for 10 minutes, or until the apple has broken down to a puree. Put aside to cool down...

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Orange olive oil cake with ground almonds and yogurt

Start this recipe by greasing a 22cm spring form baking tin. In a large bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, eggs and caster sugar until just combined. Sift in the flour and baking pow...

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Chocolate and mocha marble cake

Pre-heat the oven to 180`c. Grease and line a small loaf tin or 20cm/8in round tin. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric whisk in a large mixing bowl until very pale and fluffy. Add the beaten eggs, a little at...

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Coconut macaroons

Start this recipe by pulsing together the flour and coconut in a food processor for 30 seconds. Remove from the processor and put aside. add the sugar and unsalted butter to the processor cream together. add the eggs,...

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Carnival rainbow cake with white chocolate frosting

Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line 3 x 20cm round cake tins with non-stick baking paper. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, corn flour and baking powder together to combine and put aside. Place the butter and sug...

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Grilled Chicken Waldorf salad with grapes

Brush the Dijon mustard onto the chicken breasts and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the chopped walnuts into a large bowl. Add the chicken, mustard side down and coat in the chopped walnuts. P...

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Chicken casserole with red wine and mushrooms

Start by cutting the chicken breasts into 3 pieces and the thighs in half. Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then coat generously in the flour. Heat the oil in a large deep pan and brown th...

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