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Recipes

Flambéed scallops in a brandy cream sauce

Flambéed scallops in a brandy cream sauce

Luxurious scallops, flambéed in brandy and finished with cream – an impressive starter, or a special main course if served over pasta or mashed potato.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Easy (6 votes)
Tart au citron (lemon tart)

Tart au citron (lemon tart)

This tangy lemon tart makes for a perfect summer dessert. It tastes even better than it looks, and you don’t even need to roll out pastry to make it…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (3 votes)
Roast chicken breast with herb stuffing, vegetables and jus

Roast chicken breast with herb stuffing, vegetables and jus

This main course chicken dish is a delicious combination of flavours, colours and cookery methods – quite complex but restaurant quality in look and flavour. …

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (2 votes)
Risotto Milanese (saffron risotto)

Risotto Milanese (saffron risotto)

This beautiful saffron risotto is rich, creamy and delicious. Traditionally served with osso bucco in Italy - but delicious on its own as a starter or a main. …

Created by: Nikki K Level: Easy (2 votes)
Prosciutto-wrapped chicken stuffed with chestnuts, figs and pancetta

Prosciutto-wrapped chicken stuffed with chestnuts, figs and pancetta

For a special dinner this prosciutto-wrapped stuffed chicken breast is a knockout main course. It’s not quick or easy, but it will make you look like a pro!…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Hard (2 votes)
Pork, veal and pistachio terrine

Pork, veal and pistachio terrine

Impress your guests with this fantastic make-ahead pork, veal and pistachio terrine - for canapes, a buffet or a starter - perfect for summer entertaining…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Hard (2 votes)
Poire belle hélène

Poire belle hélène

A classic French dessert, and a magical combination of flavours and textures with poached pears, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and toasted almonds. …

Created by: Nikki K Level: Easy (3 votes)
Pear, blue cheese, toasted pecan and honey salad

Pear, blue cheese, toasted pecan and honey salad

This starter salad is a perfect marriage of big flavours – the pear, blue cheese, toasted pecans and honey combine in a way you won’t forget in a hurry!…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Easy (2 votes)
Osso buco with gremolata

Osso buco with gremolata

Osso bucco - the classic Italian winter warmer main course dish. The beef is so tender, so flavourful. You've got to try making it, at least once in your life……

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (2 votes)
Langues-de-chat (cat’s tongue biscuits)

Langues-de-chat (cat’s tongue biscuits)

These sophisticated French biscuits are a perfectly crunchy accompaniment for creamy desserts - or simply serve them with coffee at the end of a dinner party…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (0 votes)
Meringues

Meringues

Perfect crisp meringues with a slightly chewy centre - every time. A definite crowd-pleaser! …

Created by: Nikki K Level: Easy (4 votes)
Hot-smoked salmon chowder with whipped lemon cream

Hot-smoked salmon chowder with whipped lemon cream

This chowder is a really special soup which balances the smoky fish perfectly against the cream and the lemon. Great as a starter or even for a main…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (3 votes)
Gruyère and cheddar cheese soufflé

Gruyère and cheddar cheese soufflé

Impress your guests with a perfectly risen cheese soufflé - as a starter or a main course - with a salad in summer, or roasted tomatoes in winter…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (2 votes)
Granny P’s saucy lemon pudding

Granny P’s saucy lemon pudding

I'm sharing my great grandmother's special self-saucing lemon pudding recipe - how lucky are you? Dessert heaven in a bowl - just add cream.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (7 votes)
Gluten free buckwheat blini

Gluten free buckwheat blini

Gluten free buckwheat blini pack a savoury flavour punch. Perfect for canapés - top with sour cream, lumpfish caviar and chives.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (3 votes)
Braised lamb shanks with creamy parsnip mash

Braised lamb shanks with creamy parsnip mash

Melt-in-the-mouth lamb shanks, falling off the bone and perfectly paired with decadent creamy parsnip mash.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (2 votes)
Blini

Blini

Make your own blini - so much more flavour than store-bought ones - and perfect for canapés, topped with sour cream and smoked salmon.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (1 vote)
Beetroot-cured salmon

Beetroot-cured salmon

This beetroot-cured salmon has beautiful colour and amazing flavour. It makes a sophisticated starter or a colourful canapé - your guests will love it.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (4 votes)
Spam sushi AKA Hawaiian rolls

Spam sushi AKA Hawaiian rolls

Don't run at the S word! These spam rolls are so tasty your guests will never stop talking about them, and Hawaiians know a thing or two about cool.…

Created by: Jen G Level: Medium (1 vote)
Coconut & caramelised pineapple rice pudding

Coconut & caramelised pineapple rice pudding

A delicious and impressive dinner party pudding with pineapple and coconut. Make plenty, your guests will be asking for seconds.…

Created by: Jen G Level: Medium (0 votes)