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Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

This recipe for Banoffee Pie is both delicious and easy to put together, and was provided to me by my lovely mother-in-law, Phillippa. This Banoffee Pie is sweet without being too sickly, as my preference is to use almost slightly underripe fruit – bananas with speckled skins are too overpowering and cloying for me here. Banoffee Pie is one of my husband’s favourite desserts – which surprised me, as his usual tastes are for tarter, citrus-based puddings. It tends to…

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Dauphinoise Potatoes

Dauphinoise Potatoes

This may be getting a bit close to the Irish stereotype, but I really love potatoes. Smooth creamy mash, buttered new potatoes, hot chips sprinkled with flaky sea salt, crispy roasties, fluffy baked potatoes…. But dauphinoise are something else – they also hit my other weak spot, cream. If an item on a menu is served with dauphinoise potatoes, then it pretty much guarantees I’ll be choosing it. It’s very simple to put together – the key to cooking them…

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Smoked Salmon Risotto

Smoked Salmon Risotto

It’s become rather a tradition in our family that on special occasions, e.g. birthdays, the family member in question picks whatever meal they would most like and I cook it for them. So as it was Mother’s Day last Sunday, Mum got to request her favourite meal. Together we produced Smoked Salmon and Dill-infused Creme Fraiche on “Blinis” to start, followed by Fillet Steak Stroganoff, with Passionfruit Cheesecake to finish. It was utterly delicious – expect to see the recipes…

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This is one of my all-time favourite comfort foods. If I’m feeling cold/ill/tired/a bit miserable/just bloody hungry this is what springs to mind. Garlicky, creamy, salty, cheesy, yum. It is quick, easy and you only have two pans to wash up afterwards, brilliant. Ingredients: Spaghetti Clove of garlic, chopped Smoked bacon (1 rasher per person), diced Handful of mushrooms, sliced Cream, roughly 150ml 1 – 2 egg yolks (again this comes down to personal preference – I like it “eggy”,…

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