Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Tasty – enough said Ingredients 4x200g of cream cheese 400g packet of digestive biscuits 200g Caster sugar 1tsp of vanilla extract 400g of chocolate (half milk and half dark) 100g of melted butter 50ml of double cream juice and zest of two oranges Method Place the biscuits in a food processor and blitz till they…

Traditional Bolognese

Everyone loves a good bolognese but not everyone makes it the proper way. I wanted to try and get as close as i could to the bolognese that you would find in Bologna Italy. That means no worcestershire sauce, no mushrooms and most importantly no spaghetti. That’s right, the traditional way is served with tagliatelle….

Pesto & goats cheese tart

This is a simple dish that takes minutes to prepare and seconds to eat. Great for an after work supper. Ingredients 1 pack of pre-rolled puff pastry 1 jar of pesto 250g goats cheese handful of cherry tomatoes’ sliced handful of torn basil leaves. 1 tbl spoon of olive oil 1 tbl spoon of balsamic…

Steak sandwich hybrid

Steak sandwich hybrid (Cross between the Vietnamese Banh Mi and a Philly cheese steak baguette) Makes two baguettes   Ingredients ·         2 Rib eye steaks ·         1 large white onion cut into thin rings ·         250g of button mushroom sliced ·         250 g of cheddar cheese sliced ·         Small bunch of coriander chopped ·         Handful…

Jack daniels burger with maple syrup bacon

Jack Daniels Burger Ingredients ·         500g of steak mince (Makes 4 medium size burgers ·         8 rashers of bacon ·         2 medium onions sliced into rings ·         2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce ·         1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard ·         25 ml of Jack Daniels (or whiskey of your choice) ·         1 Beef tomato, cut into slices ·        …

Veg-u-like (roasted veg on ciabatta)

A dish that packs a punch full of flavour. Great for lunch. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 yellow pepper 1 red pepper 1 courgette 1 red onion 150g baby plum tomatos 2 cloves of smoked garlic 3 sprigs of rosemary 100g of smoked cheese 4 ciabbata pieces 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp of balsamic…

Chilli cheese french toast (AKA Fat Gina)

A hot and stringy snack or the kick up the butt we’ll all need in the morning. Serves one Ingredients 4 slices of mozzarella cheese 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 1 egg 2 slices of white bread (crusts cut off) 1 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1tbsp balsamic glaze Method Heat the olive…

Chicken pot pie people

Awesome chicken pot pie that’ll have you coming back for more. Serves 4 people Ingredients 3 whole chicken breast 1 leek 2 carrots 2 celery sticks 2 cloves of garlic 175ml of white wine 175ml of double cream 1 chicken stock cube 2 sprigs of rosemary 1/2 tsp of grated nutmeg 1 sheet of puff…

Blackberry mashup

This is a great summer recipe and really simple to make. Serves 4 portions Ingredients 300g blackberries 250g of mascarpone 175ml double cream 2 tsp vanilla extract 150g caster sugar Method Place the blackberries in a saucepan and add the sugar. Warm through on a medium heat for around five minutes. Make sure the suger…