A jaunt through the South of France.
Hartford House - Elegant gem in the Natal Midlands : our stay in images
A decadent alternative to festive pud: a savoury cheese 'cake' layered with dates, walnuts and fig compote
I have, if you follow my instagram posts you will know, been on an ice cream making mission. It is summer. Have new machine, will experiment. Not every recipe has got my 100% approval. This one has - it is a Christmas ice cream for summer (lucky us in the southern hemisphere), smooth, rich and the addition of crumbled speculoos cookies with almonds adds a lovely dimension. You can crumble ginger cookies in.
This traditional Indian biscuit is the one that is featured during Diwali and other celebrations. It is similar to a butter biscuit, but the semolina gives it a characteristic nutty crunch. It's preferable that you use ghee (clarified butter) but you may use butter if you can't find any. Cardamom fills the kitchen and infuses this biscuit with a gorgeous musky scent.