Delicious Pork and Prawn Fried Dumplings

As the Chinese New Year celebrations come to a close for 2021, I thought I'd share another of my favourite recipes. These homemade pork and prawn fried dumplings are easier to make than you think and are quick and delicious. You can make the dumpling skins from scratch with the recipe below or for a…

Cheesy Leek and Chestnut Mushroom Pancakes

To celebrate Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday which is the traditional feast, using up the last of the eggs and fat before beginning the fast for Lent, I thought I'd share one of my favourite Pancake Day dinners - deliciously cheesy Leek and Chestnut Mushroom Pancakes, which of course is always followed by a sweet…

Bruschette al Pomodoro

Tomato Bruschetta Preparation time - l5 mins Cooking time - nothing unless you make your own bread Serves 4 Bruschetta is SUMMER. Its a classic Italian appetiser and sitting in the sun, preferably by a pool, with a cold glass of something - absolutely nothing beats this as a tasty snack or a light lunch.…

Risotto con funghi e zafferano

Mushroom and saffron risotto Preparation time - l5 mins Cooking time - less than 30 mins Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter Credit for this delicious risotto recipe and the insider tips goes to Head Chef Stefano Borella from one of my favourite Italian restaurants Caldesi in Campagna in Bray, Berkshire.…