An incredibly easy way to round off a dinner party - but only if they aren't driving! I like to serve two small scoops in tiny dishes with shortbread, biscotti or amaretti. You can vary this any way you like - try Cointreau or Drambuie (my favourite), or add a few drops of real vanilla extract or some of the vanilla seeds.
Apple purée gives this sauce a rich thick texture that coats meat well. It has a sweet spicy flavour, excellent on chicken or pork. It may also be stored in sterile glass jars.
"This flavourful barbecue sauce for ribs is just like the kind they serve at a famous restaurant in Montreal, Quebec, that has people lining up on the street any given night of the week. Don't' skip the lemon juice or cinnamon. Simmer the leftover sauce until sugar is completely dissolved and serve on the side for those who like their ribs dripping with flavour."
This is a Japanese recipe for an all-round dipping sauce. This is one serving - make as much as you need.
Sugar syrup is brushed on cakes for added moisture and flavour. This one can be flavoured with brandy or rum. You can also use this syrup to sweeten cocktails or cold summer drinks.
This easy marinade goes well with any type of meat. It gives lots of flavour, and of course the longer the meat marinades, the more flavourful it will be.
This is a quick, garlicky Mediterranean olive spread. Similar to the French tapenade, but without capers. Excellent served with good crusty bread.
This is a sweet lemony syrup for pouring over cakes, which is typical of Greek cuisine. You can also use this as an alternative to maple syrup on pancakes, or to drizzle over ice cream. It's very sweet so a little goes a long way!
Dip freshly baked bread into this easily prepared olive oil mixture.
I always have roasted garlic on hand - it is great on its own with some crusty bread, and also delicious in everyday recipes like soups, stews, houmous and tzatziki.