Sweet Things: Ginger and Apricot Parfait

Take 5: Sponge finger, crystallised ginger, dried apricots, honey, cream. This is an easily assembled dessert. You can make it in the afternoon and eat it for dessert after the sponge fingers have had some time to soften. I made it in wine glasses (their second best use is for desserts), which adds a bit… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Top-Up Chicken Pie

Flour, cream, cheese, chicken, puff pastry. This is an easy, fun recipe to use cooked chicken for. If you have leftover roast chicken and vegetables. chop them up and put them all in a casserole dish. If instead you are starting from scratch, you can use a cooked chicken from the supermarket. These sometimes have… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Rice Pudding

Rice, milk, sugar, cream, vanilla. Sometimes I lament the fact that fabulous, classic recipes go out of fashion. I love the current movement both for reinventing the classics and also for serving them just the way they were. When winter is in full flight, one of the most comforting desserts in the entire world must… [Read More]