Sausage Meatball Lasagna

Cooking a classic lasagna can be a real labour of love – making a ragu, making béchamel, boiling lasagna sheets and then layering everything together can take a lot of time and effort. Sure it’s delicious but due to the amount of time it takes it’s not something I cook very often. When I crave lasagna but … Continue reading

Heston Blumenthal’s Macaroni & Cheese

I recently watched a few episodes of How to Cook Like Heston where Heston Blumenthal takes one ingredient every week and showcases it in a number of recipes. I viewed the episodes on eggs, chocolate and the one this recipe is from, cheese. They were all fantastic programmes with lots of interesting information and tips, … Continue reading

Beef Cheek & Taleggio Cannelloni

This is a spectacular baked pasta dish and whilst it’s not something you might whip up on a weeknight, it’s definitely worth the effort for a special meal or if you’re entertaining on the weekend. For me this meal started out in two phases and I think when it’s tackled this way it’s much easier. … Continue reading

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Lasagna

  I love lasagna in all shapes and forms, everything from classic meat to roast pumpkin. I’d never tried a mushroom lasagna before though, and now I have, it might be my new favourite.  This is a recipe I adapted from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. I’ve made quite a few changes to the original … Continue reading

Baked Pappardelle with Pancetta & Porcini

This would have to be one of the best baked pasta dishes I’ve ever made, or tasted,  for that matter and I don’t say that lightly.  It comes from one of my favourite chefs, Simon Hopkinson.  The recipe below will feed 2-3 people and I think it tastes best when made to these quantities.  The … Continue reading