Recipe: Chicken, Vegetable & Pesto Traybake

Recipe: Chicken, Vegetable & Pesto Traybake

Recipe: Chicken, Vegetable & Pesto Traybake Let’s face it, nobody likes to do lots of washing up so this chicken, vegetable and pesto traybake solves the problem and it’s delicious too, of course. Chicken thighs are essential to this type of cooking as opposed to...
20 Ways with Pesto (other than pasta)

20 Ways with Pesto (other than pasta)

20 Ways with Pesto (other than pasta) Everyone knows pesto is perfect with pasta but did you know that you can do so much more with it? Here are just 20 ideas to liven up your meals and the list could go on…  Mix into minced meat to make meatballs or burgers Use as a...
Recipe: Halloumi Lentil Salad

Recipe: Halloumi Lentil Salad

Recipe: Halloumi Lentil Salad Our Halloumi Lentil Salad is very much a ‘fridge foraging’ recipe as in, ‘what would go together to make something tasty’, so it can be as flexible as you want to make it. Having a good chunk of halloumi cheese to play with,...
What is Blind Baking?

What is Blind Baking?

What is Blind Baking? Blind baking is when a pastry case for a pie or tart is baked before adding the filling – it’s most important when you’re going to use a wet filling, such as custard. If a wet filling is poured over raw pastry it prevents the pastry base from...
How much pastry do I need?

How much pastry do I need?

How much pastry do I need? Unless you are working to a specific recipe for a pie, tart or flan it’s not always easy to determine just how much shortcrust pastry is required. We can hear you asking, “how much pastry do I need?” Although the process of making a batch of...

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