DIY MINI CROSTINI WITH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

DIY MINI CROSTINI WITH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

THE FIRST TIME I TRIED THIS WAS IN A TINY RESTAURANT IN MILAN. WE REALLY ENJOYED THE CONCEPT OF THESE THIN CROSTINI PIECES TO ASSEMBLE ON OUR OWN WITH THE THICK, SPICY TOMATO DIP THAT YOU COULD SPOON OVER.     MINI CROSTINI FATTI IN CASA CON SALSA PICCANTE...
LEMON AND PANETTONE TRIFLE

LEMON AND PANETTONE TRIFLE

IN OUR HOUSE THERE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE SOME PANETTONE LEFT OVER, DELICIOUS AS IT IS, IT CAN DRY OUT, SO THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO USE IT WITH SWEET RESULTS.  YOU CAN OF COURSE USE YOUR OWN PLAIN SPONGE.  WHEN POACHING THE PEARS, TRY ADDING A FEW PIECES OF LEMON...
Amaretti Crunch Cake with Orange Segments

Amaretti Crunch Cake with Orange Segments

  OK, so the amaretti are the most Italian thing about this cake, but believe me, it is absolutely delicious served with fresh orange segments.     160g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 150g plain flour, sifted 140g caster sugar 3 eggs 4 tbsp...
CHICKEN WITH PROSECCO AND SHALLOTS

CHICKEN WITH PROSECCO AND SHALLOTS

  I love this dish for it’s lux ingredients and wonderful taste… and there’s just enough prosecco left in the bottle for the chef!  This is a simple and easy dish……..     3 tbsp flour, lightly seasoned with salt,...
Raspberry Chocolate Torte

Raspberry Chocolate Torte

  This is a combination made in heaven – sharp raspberries, gorgeous chocolate, subtle texture of the almonds and a smooth coolness of the Avonmore Dessert Cream – you just won’t need anything else in the world!     125g raspberries...