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Rosemary beef fillet with roasted mushrooms

Mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil and ½ of the fresh rosemary. Rub this marinade all over the beef fillet and leave to infuse for at least 3 hours. When the beef is rea...

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Marbled chocolate and vanilla cheesecake

Start by mixing the crushed biscuits and butter together and press into the bottom of the cake tin. Place in the fridge to chill while you make the filling. In a large bowl, mix together the cheeses and sugar till smo...

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Bakewell tart

Make the pastry by rubbing together the flour, baking powder, sugar and butter. Add the lemon zest and egg yolk and mix to a soft pastry. Chill for 15 minutes, and then roll out the pastry on a floured surface and the...

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Frangipan tarts with figs, apricots and pears

Make the pastry by rubbing together the flour, baking powder, sugar and butter. Add the lemon zest and egg yolk and mix to a soft pastry. Chill for 15 minutes, and then roll out the pastry on a floured surface and the...

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Salmon fillets with home made sun-dried tomato and walnut pesto

Rinse the sun-dried tomatoes under some water to remove any excess salt as they tend to be very salty. You can now start making the pesto by placing all the ingredients into a food processor. Add enough olive oil to b...

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Apple and cinnamon strudel with marzipan and orange zest

Start by preparing the filling for the strudel by peeling and coring the apples. Cut the apples into thick slices and place in a saucepan with the sultanas, caster sugar, water, orange zest and cinnamon. Cook for a fe...

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Summer strawberry pavlova

To make the meringue, take a large bowl and whip up the egg whites to stiff peaks. Add in the caster sugar, a tablespoonful at a time, mixing well after each addition till you have a thick, glossy meringue. Finally mi...

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Frangipan tart with pastry cream and strawberries

Make the pastry by rubbing together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar and butter. Add the orange zest and egg yolk and mix to a soft pastry. Chill for 15 minutes, and then roll out the pastry on a floured ...

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Lemon and Greek yogurt fool with berry compote

Start this recipe by preparing the berry compote. Place the frozen berries in a bowl, sprinkle over the icing sugar and leave the fruits to defrost. Meanwhile, mix together the lemon curd and Greek yogurt in another b...

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Jelly with white chocolate ganache` and lemon cream cheese

For this recipe it is important that you use thin tall liqueur glasses, about 3 inches tall to give you the right effect. Start by making up the jelly, according to the directions on the packet and leave to cool. Mean...

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Queen of puddings

Start by cutting the Swiss roll into 12 slices. You need to have two slices for each ramekin. Place a slice of Swiss roll into the base of each ramekin. Next, pour a tablespoon of cold custard in each ramekin, followe...

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Strawberry mille-feuille with lemon pastry cream

Start by making the pastry cream. Put the milk, lemon zest and vanilla in a pan and heat till almost boiling. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl for 2 minutes till light and pale in colour. Wh...

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