Romano pepper and herb penne (#72)

This is the first recipe I’m going to bring you from Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking. How glad I am that I purchased this book. It’s given me a whole bunch of cracking recipes. There are some fantastic little tapas pieces and canapes. Go and get this now. This particular recipe is a superb little number. The…

Beef casserole with horseradish and mustard (#70)

There is some serious drama in my backstory for this one. Serious drama. I tried to make this two years ago. Stupidly tried to do it after work. Hours later, while tired, impatient and hungry I accidentally tipped the whole thing over on the kitchen floor. There was a rather comic (read tragic) moment of…

Cottage pie with crush potato (#68)

I must caution you, Mary Berry is going to make quite a return to this blog in the next few posts. I’ve already described my joy at the rediscovery of her Absolute Favourites, and my recent shop relied quite heavily on this book. I want you to excuse the terrible photo for this blog post. Actually,…

Prawn & ginger noodle stir fry (#66)

I’ve brought Mary back in my life and oh, how glad I am for it. Wonderful woman. I will admit that I sometimes look at the one book I have of hers and think ‘one day this’ll be a big yes, but maybe not today’. I watched her ‘Classic’ programme the other day and they…

Malay fried rice (#10)

The mass pillaging of Nigella recipes stops now. Well, it’s in abeyance for this one as I have a lovely cake of hers lined up for Sunday. In the meantime, however, I am following a Mary Berry recipe from her Absolute Favourites: Malay Fried Rice. We all love a one pot (or something very near to being a…

Thick Chocolate Mousse (#3)

Want to indulge? If treating yourself does not include consuming a large amount of chocolate and cream then I’m not sure you’re doing it right. In this case, if you want to kick back with a mass of thick chocolate mousse this is the recipe for you. Sadly, I was hoping for a light chocolate mousse. Something…