Sunday, 27 January 2013

Individual Black Forest Gateau

Great British Chefs is a really good website that we often use for inspiration when trying to think of new ideas. Often you can use websites like this to find new flavour combinations and techniques and use them in your own way. However when we came across this recipe for individual Black Forest Gateau which looked so complex and time consuming, we didn't think it needed tampering with at all. There are lots of techniques and components that we have never heard of before so it was a bit of a challenge. It was very time consuming, but the end product was really rich, chocolatey and very tasty.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Stollen Roulade

This is our first post for a while, after a very busy Christmas! This post is probably a little late now as Stollen is usually something eaten at Christmas. But this recipe is good enough that you should give it a try anytime, not just at Christmas. It is a spicy, fruity, bready and sweet treat which is well worth the effort required to make it. The Germans were definitely on to a winner when they came up with this one!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Goan Fish Curry

Goan fish curry

Goan food is a feast for the eyes and the soul as we discovered on our travels to India in 2011. Eating in a restaurant alongside the palm trees and white sand, surrounded by shop fronts where you can select your fish and cooking style, made for a culinary treat difficult to emulate at home.
The warmth of the welcome and the hearty food marry together in a delicious bowl served on a low beach table and help you forget any troubles as you dig into a bowl of coconut, ginger and tamarindy goodness!