Lately, I’ve been going back to basics and learning how to make the simple things from scratch. Over the years, I’ve learned how to make many things, the more complex the better, as I love challenging myself with new ingredients and techniques. But, I have never made things like butter, cheese or yoghurt from scratch and this is something I have always wanted to do and it’s a great skill to have as a home cook.
This is a simple dip that I whipped up at the weekend to use up some random peppers and forgotten feta cheese that I found in the fridge! Make it even simpler by using shop bought roasted peppers from a jar if you don’t have a gas cooker. Perfect for parties and BBQs, this sweet and salty dip is ideal with crackers, pittas, corn chips or even in sandwiches.
So, you must all have given up on the New Year diets by now, have you? Forget the Paleo, 5:2 and the Mediterranean Diet, it’s time for some indulgence in the form of a Three Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Galette/Tart. Continue reading
Torta della Nonna or Grandmother’s cake is a traditional Tuscan dessert made with ricotta cheese and is quite similar to a baked custard tart. I tasted this cake for the first time while in Italy and I was determined to figure out how to make it when I came home. Continue reading