You know when Edith Piaf is singing in your kitchen something wonderful will be cooking on the stove. But first you must wander into the garden and snip a basket of fresh herbs … some sage, a little marjoram and … Continue reading
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This traditional dough recipe for French tart is not difficult to make. You must use a stand-mixer. A hand-held mixer is not heavy enough to mix the dough. The buttery dough makes a delicate,crisp cookie-like crust. The recipe makes enough … Continue reading
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I have been making this Panettone recipe every Christmas for more than thirty years. Our son would not consider it Christmas unless this gorgeous bread appeared on the breakfast table December 25th. Panettone is an Italian sweet bread that originated … Continue reading
This is a fabulous combination of hot Italian sausage and shatteringly delicate puff pastry. Each one bite portion is an explosion of wonderful favour and texture. The honey mustard dip takes the old-fashioned sausage rolls to dazzling new heights. … Continue reading
While I’m swanning around having a beatific time decorating the house for Christmas my alter-ego Mrs. Butterfingers is puttering about in the kitchen. There is panetonne set to raise . Mince pies to roll out. Short bread to bake. … Continue reading
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There is nothing more divine than a perfectly executed pâté. It is heaven on a plate. You can make a lunch out of it. Serve it before dinner. I have even been known to spread this buttery rich … Continue reading
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It is pure alchemy. How could such simple ingredients – eggs, milk, cream, sugar – bring grown men to their knees. This recipe for crème brûlée was always on the menu at our restaurant, Roxy’s Bistro. We made … Continue reading