Posts in category "Snacks"
Dec 02, 2012
A great alternative to roast potatoes for your big Christmas Day meal.
Nov 19, 2012
Apples, caramelised toasted pecans, cranberries and cinnamon encased in an all-butter shortcrust pastry.
Nov 12, 2012
Something a bit unusual on the party food ideas front. Delicious flavour meets contrasting texture!
Oct 25, 2012
Beautiful blackberries in season that I foraged on my parent’s farm
Jul 26, 2011
Frankfurters coated in hash browns and deep fried – greasy goodness! Food on sticks, need I say more?
Jun 30, 2011
Potato salad, perfect for BBQ’s with fresh summery flavours
May 09, 2011
You don’t need to buy dumpling wrappers, it’s really easy to make your own using a pasta machine
May 02, 2011
Soft sweet fudge with little pieces of apple caramelised in brown sugar and cinnamon
Apr 11, 2011
Blinis aren’t hard to make so why do they only get served at posh parties? These ones are made with three types of creme fraiche.
Sep 20, 2010
These crab balls made with seafood sticks make a great a cheap eat for a snack or starter. They are especially delicious when served with some spicy chilli sauce.
Aug 24, 2010
A few years ago my friend Kyo took me to a chinese takeaway in Fratton (the type I usualy despise with yellow and red signs) that served sesame chips. They must have been pretty good seeing as they’ve stuck in mind! I created my own “shoestring fries” version but oven baked them and added some chilli to spice things up a bit.
May 11, 2010
I’ve been completely inspired this week to make my own gyoza dumplings after spending the weekend with my Can-asian friend Kim, who taught me how to put them together. She told me how her mum likes to make chicken dumplungs but it’s hard to find chicken mince over here. I decided I’d have a go at chopping up a couple of chicken breasts really finely, it seems the results paid off!
May 04, 2010
My mum made these a few times when I was child – quail egg’s are the perfect size. I’ve been using locally sourced Debbie and Andrew’s Harrogate 97% pork sausages as my sausagemeat, it’s great quality and reasonably priced.
Jan 04, 2010
We’ve packed away the decorations and laid the Christmas songs to rest for another year, but what’s left in your fridge? Admittedly, I didn’t have the stilton left in the fridge, it was on the clearance shelf at the supermarket and I do so love blue cheese!
Dec 17, 2009
Using onion salt instead of onion in the sausage meat stops the pastry going soggy. The expert who taught me the recipe for these sausage rolls (my very talented mother) showed me that adding a little water to the tray makes the puff pastry a little bit puffier. I find the supermarkets often sell low quality sausagemeat so I tend to buy their finest sausages, which have a higher meat content.