Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: March 2014

Lamb Kofta

I’m always looking for interesting cuts and ways to cook¬†meat, and to introduce my kids to new flavours. Even as little boys, they’ve always loved middle eastern food and so it’s within those areas that I try to improve my own dinner time repertoire. ¬†Maria Ellia’s Middle Eastern Spiced chicken recipe is a solid gold favourite in my house which came as a surprise to me considering the amount of all-spice in the recipe. And so it was without hesitation that I tried Ottolenghi’s kofta recipe which is also heavy on the all-spice. Amongst other things. This recipe can …

When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Squares


Sometimes I just know it’s time to make something lemony. In amongst the choc-chip cookies, caramel slices, brownies and various baked beauties, it’s time grab a bag of lemons and get squeezing. In the past there’s been Honey & Lemond Almond Cake, Lemon Yoghurt Cake, Lemon Curd Cupcakes, Lemon Melt-aways and Lemon Burst Slice – and now there’s Lemon Squares from my beloved Martha Stewart cookbook. There are 4 eggs in the topping of this recipe which makes it almost like a lemony custard, which is lovely and creamy without being too rich or too tangy. I …

Caramel coconut slice

Caramel coconut slice

There’s not a lot that needs to be said along side a recipe like this. One of AT’s all-time favourite recipes, I make this at our own peril, as we’re the only ones who really eat it. The kids haven’t twigged yet. It can look a little ugly, it crumbles and if you don’t let it set for long enough after baking, you’ll have a giant mess on your hands. But with the right approach this can be a truly heavenly culinary experience.

IMG_5407Caramel Coconut Slice Recipe

For the base
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup SR flour
1/2 cup …

Walnut and fig tart


Am I the only person who occasionally buys canned food because I like the design of the packaging? I found these Baldjis figs in Waitrose recently and thought they just looked lovely, trouble is, I don’t really like figs. I knew I’d be able to bake them into something acceptable and so came up with the idea to make a tart like a pecan pie, except using figs and my favoured nut, the walnut. Walnuts are highly underrated in today’s kitchen and I sing their praises when I can. Walnuts shouldn’t taste bitter. It’s only because they’ve turned rancid (as …