Two ways to decorate a simple naked cake

A birthday cake conjured in the kitchen of a friend or loved one always feels a little bit more special. They took some time out of their busy schedule to bake for you, to test the batter for you, to lick the icing bowl clean for you — ok so it wasn’t exactly a sacrifice, but… Continue Reading »

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How to cook with sesame seeds and 4 recipes to rely on

Sesame is a spice of ancient origins, and is one of the first known plants to be used for its seeds. It has been used for thousands of years and is still widely popular in a variety of cuisines such...

How to make cake creatures

At one point or another we’ve all played with our food. We also all believed in fairytales, boogy monsters and Father Christmas. Want to hear the good news? With the new Chef’n 3D Cake Creatures Kit on our shelves, you can continue...

How to make a lion birthday cake

Looking for some inspiration for a homemade birthday cake? Creating animal themed cakes are not as hard as you might imagine, with the help of some fondant and an easy recipe. In any event it beats ordering a novelty birthday...

The ultimate “umamilicious” stuffed mushrooms

Mushrooms are a wonderful, perhaps slightly undervalued ingredient, often viewed as bland. But the truth is mushrooms are a great cooking companion, not only because of their subtle earthy flavour but also because they take on some of the flavours...

Fried halloumi with slow roasted tomatoes

Being Greek, there are three things you’re guaranteed to find in my house at any given time. Enough olive oil to fill up a bathtub, a bowl stacked with succulent lemons and of course, the biggest block of halloumi cheese...

3 party snacks you can rustle up in minutes

You decided in a moment of spontaneity to invite some friends over for a little celebration. Good. Life should be celebrated. But now you still have to tidy up the kids’ toys scattered across the home, chill the wine and...

Delicious no cook kebabs

No one does antipasti quite like the Italians. With the number of meats, cheeses and other nibbles traditionally served to kick off meal time, it’s a wonder that anyone makes it to mains. The reason I love antipasti is this:...

A totally dunkable chocolate and hazelnut biscotti

If you’re anything like me, then a cup of tea or coffee isn’t complete without some form of crunchy companion on the side. Marie Biscuits? Ginger Snaps? You name it, I’ll dunk it! Just like the Cookie Monster, no biscuit...

Easy melon and prosciutto kebabs

Who ever it was who first decided to combine the gentle flavour of melon with ribbons of prosciutto gets our eternal gratitude. It’s a light and utterly lovely flavour combination that couldn’t be easier to prepare. This version, skewered on...

Grilled nectarine and goat’s cheese kebabs

The taste of these seared nectarines can only be described as the joy of running off a rickety jetty and plunging into a refreshing river on a hot day (but for your tastebuds). The herb infused goat’s cheese well that’s...