Daring Bakers Challenge February 2010: Heaven on a Dessert Plate!

Recipe: Tiramisu             The February 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen and Deeba of Passionate About Baking. They chose Tiramisu as the challenge for the month. Their challenge recipe is based on recipes from The Washington Post, Cordon Bleu at Home and Baking Obsession….

Burger Night

Here in the Chez Luce household we take our burgers very seriously. There are no half-measures when it comes to burger night.   I would like to share with you today our painstakingly tested formula for American-style beef burgers, with all the trimmings including home made barbecue sauce and banana milkshakes!   So these are…

A ‘delicious’ salad

Recipe: Hot crumbed baby mozzarella, roasted beetroot and potato salad             I may not have mentioned (although it is quite easy to guess) that in addition to being a cookery book addict, I am also a loyal subscriber to a few monthly food magazines. I have recently started getting a…

Tinned Tomatoes on Toast

There has been a lot of talk about tinned tomatoes on toast on twitter recently. I must admit I had never heard of this snack, much to the disappointment of my live-in photographer Dan.   I thought I would give it a try and it was delicious! I’m pretty sure the original British comfort food…

Pretty in Pink – a sorbet for v-day

Recipe: Rhubarb and Ginger sorbet             I think I forgot to mention that I was given the BEST PRESENT EVER this Christmas, a Cuisinart Professional Ice Cream Maker. As we don’t have a proper freezer (it’s big enough for 2 containers of ice cream and a bag of frozen peas)…

Go-to meal for a weeknight – Mediterranean Aubergine and Couscous Salad

Recipe: Mediterranean Aubergine and Couscous Salad   More often than not, one of our weeknight meals will consist of some roasted vegetables, a soft grain (pearl barley, short grain brown rice, couscous…) and some houmous or grilled halloumi. It’s a quick dish that can be thrown together quickly; the veg just need chucking in the…

Elevenses

Recipe: Coffee and Walnut Cake   Nigel slater said he would have this coffee and walnut cake for his last meal on earth, and I would be inclined to agree. But I can’t have it with a cup of coffee, oh no. It has to be tea. Proper, English, tea and cake.     Give…