These savoury prosciutto puff pastry twists make the ideal last-minute party nibble or appetiser, or simply a delicious snack. Buttery, flaky puff pastry teams up with salty prosciutto deliciousness in what just might be the easiest and quickest recipe to date.
I don’t survive solely on sugar, you know? I do realise why my recipes up to now might (totally do) give you that idea. My day-to-day life is actually full of savoury stuff – salads are my go-to lunch (more on that in a later post, suffice it to say I make this 3-ingredient dressing you most definitely want to get your hands on), carrots and hummus are definitely up there on the favourite snacks list, and I make a mean spinach omelette.
This easy recipe guarantees perfectly crumbly, buttery, melt-in-the-mouth vanilla shortbread cookies every single time. Requiring less than 45 minutes, it’s ideal for satisfying sneaky cookie cravings, or as a mid-week bake when you want something sweet and delicious, but are short on time.
We’re going really basic today. We’re making quick vanilla shortbread cookies. I’m not being patronising. It’s highly likely you’ve made them before, and yes, they are really simple to make. But perhaps you’ve had problems with them being too crumbly or not crumbly enough or too dry or without the ‘snap’ or, or, or. What I’m getting at is that we shouldn’t underestimate how much can go wrong even with simple recipes. Which is why having a good basic recipe is so important and why you should definitely read on. Because this recipe ensures you get perfectly buttery, crumbly vanilla shortbread cookies that will melt in your mouth and can… also be used as air fresheners. Just put a cookie in each room and your house will smell a-h-mazing. Plus, you won’t have to leave the room when that sneaky cookie craving strikes. It’s a win-win situation, really.
These coconut orange mini cakes may be ‘mini’ but they have the taste of a cake giant. Fluffy yet dense sponge chock-full of dessicated coconut. Silky and rich ultra orange-y buttercream. Smooth orange curd with just the right amount of tartness. Textures galore. These mini cakes have the ability to transport you to an exotic island where you can enjoy the feeling of sand between you toes and the heat of the sun on your skin, all in a single bite.
How many people are already fed up with winter? Raise your hand. That many (on the northern hemisphere, at least)? Thought so. It’s all wet and cold and dreary and not nice at all. Oh, you’re not from the UK and all you can see is brilliant sunshine and fluffy snow and it’s all basically straight from a fairytale? Well, good for you. For the rest of us, I’m providing an escape – in the form of these delectable coconut orange mini cakes. They may look like adorable little heaps of fluffy snow but they taste like a vacation on an exotic island. Where it’s sunny. And pleasantly hot. And there’s a clear cerulean ocean stretching beyond the horizon. And warm sand between our toes. And also the potential hazard of a coconut falling on our heads. You know, that kind of island. You’re welcome.
A wonderfully simple recipe for wonderfully chocolate-y melt-in-the-mouth taste explosions known as raw vegan chocolate truffles. As an added bonus, these lovelies are also gluten- and refined sugar-free. Their a-h-mazing looks have nothing on the finger-lickingly delicious taste.
So, Christmas has come an gone (I hope you’ve all had an absolute blast!) and now New Year is rapidly approaching. And with the New Year, there inevitably come… New Year’s resolutions. But: can we just not this year. Seriously, please don’t. Why do we pin so much importance onto a completely arbitrary day in the year? I mean, it’s just a calendar, folks! Do we really need a piece of paper to tell us how to live? Sure, if you’re under about 15 years old, New Year’s Eve is so totally cool because you’re allowed to stay up ’til midnight… or maybe I’m just too old and it’s actually only cool if you’re under ten? I don’t know.