Spiced Roasted Nuts with Rosemary & Sea Salt

These nuts! What a revelation. Such an easy snack to make, and so much healthier and more impressive than chips. They aren’t hot; they are spiced rather than spicy. If you want them to have a bit of spicy warmth, increase the cayenne pepper. This amount of nuts fits on one baking sheet for me…

Mozzarella-Stuffed Chilli Poppers with Mayo Salsa

Everyone has their personal favourite chilli popper, right? There’s battered, crumbed or baked in crunchy tortilla, they can be  filled with mozzarella, cream cheese or a combo of the two. And some have bacon! Either inside or wrapped around. The possibilities are endless, and that’s before we even get to the different dipping options. But…

Flaky Gruyere Shortbread

Fridays, for me, are synonymous with a 5pm glass of wine and snacks. All day I watch the clock and count the minutes until I can get home, relax and have a glass of wine with crispy snacks. Usually that’s chips. Because they are easy and I’m tired at the end of the week. But way, way better…

Chocolate Brownies From Heaven (Gluten-Free)

Chocolate brownies aren’t a hard sell. It’s chocolate, mixed with butter and some sugar, baked until the outside is crunchy perfection and the inside is a soft, dense cocoa sensation. These ones are also gluten-free, which is handy when your guests have dietary restrictions. I haven’t done these with nuts yet, but of course you can – add 50g chopped…

Lemon Curd Cheesecake Cupcakes

Muffin tins have to be one of the greatest inventions of all time. You can use them to make muffins (obviously), cupcakes, mini lasagnes, potato stacks, breakfast pots, pastry cups and my new favourite: mini cheesecakes. [Note to self: write blog post of 10 Best Recipes using a Muffin Tin]. This cheesecake recipe would adapt…

Dark Chocolate Shiraz Truffles

If red wine and dark chocolate could have a baby, this would be it. And it is heavenly. I find most commercial chocolate too sweet, so the strong dark flavour of these little guys is right up my alley. Make them big, make them small, serve them with fresh berries or mint: it’s what dreams…