You'll need 4 large bowls, an electric mixer and a triffle bowl (or a 5in deep 8 x 12in glass dish). If you do not have an electric mixer, the prep time is slightly longer as you will have to beat everything by hand. TIP: If you can't find ladyfingers, you can use plain Rich Shorties Biscuits or any plain biscuit TIP: You can add the inside of one vanilla pod or 1 tps vanilla extract to the custard mixture and freeze to make a creamy ice cream.
Baguette slices are brushed with olive oil, seasoned with rosemary and grilled until crisp. Serve with toppings of your choice, with soup or a dip.
A simple and easy pizza to throw together for any weeknight. A ready-made pizza base is topped with ready-made pizza sauce, ham, pineapple and grated mozarella before being baked.
The elderberry tree - not only do the berries provide us with various drinks and conserves, but the flowers are used to make alcohol (some sambuca and elderberry wine), herbal teas (for colds, fevers and more), refreshing drinks and the following delicious Italian dessert recipe...
This is a truly delicious pizza. It's made by topping fresh pizza dough with caramelised onions, Gorgonzola, apples and walnuts. Enjoy as is or with a side salad.
Minestrone soup is easy to make and tastes delish! This recipe uses ingredients you will usually have to hand.
Got this recipe from my cousin Pollob. Side dish that goes well with most things, expecially with mash potato.
Sliced French bread is spread with a mixture of cream cheese, herbs and garlic, then topped with grated Parmesan and grilled to perfection. It makes a great starter, appetiser or side dish.
These cheesy balls make an enjoyable starter or canapé. You can also try them with Taleggio or Camembert cut into cubes.
Lovely and easy to make, the pepperoni flavour gives a sweet taste to the tomato sauce. My kids love this! Serve with garlic bread.
A classic tiramisu never goes out of style. Sponge fingers are dipped in coffee and rum then layered with mascarpone cheese in this classic Italian dessert.
These olives are packed full of flavour. Whole olives are baked with white wine, orange juice, orange zest, olive oil, garlic and herbs. Perfect as an appetiser for any dinner party.
Very simple sauce but very very tasty for chicken, really lightens it up! You can use the Italian soft blue-veined cheese, Dolcelatte, or substitute Stilton.
A yummy cheap version of the classic garlic bread - so easy to make too. Serves 2 as a side to pasta or soup. Can also be served with curry intead of naan bread.
A flavourful healthy vegetarian version of spaghetti and meatballs (of course you could use real meat meatballs too! Great way to get your 5 a day too.
This truly is the ultimate veggie lasgana- packed full of chunky vegetables (plucked from my vegetable patch) with perfect pasta sheets and complementary cheeses. I do not include bechamel sauce in this recipe, I find it makes the dish too soggy. That's why this the most perfect lasagne ever! I do hope you try this wonderful recipe.
A wonderfully different bruschetta recipe. Sliced bread is topped with tomato, herbs, mozzarella and Emmental cheese, before being baked to perfection. Serve as finger food, an appetiser or tray passed hors d'oeuvres.
Slices of bread are brushed with a garlic-infused olive oil, toasted and then topped with a wonderful mixture of chopped tomatoes, garlic, shallots, basil and lemon juice. Enjoy as finger food or a starter.
A deliciously different bruschetta recipe. Toasted sourdough slices are topped with a cream cheese-feta spread, a basil-tomato topping and mozzarella. Serve as an appetiser, starter or finger food.
A new take on garlic bread. Sliced ciabatta bread is brushed with a garlic-flavoured butter, topped with mozzarella and baked until crisp and brown. Serve as a side dish, starter or enjoy as is.