Cakes and biscuits

Elegantly simple chocolate cake.

Chocolate walnut cake from Portugal

“The chocolate cake brought to the office is VERY nice. Not too sweet, perfect. Thank you.” Thus read the appreciative email which arrive...
buttermillk cookie recipe

Nutty, lemony buttermilk cookies

“Southern is a pitcher of lemonade, filled with sliced lemon and a big piece of ice from the ice house, and served with buttermilk cookies.”...

Cocktails and mocktails

trinity cocktail

Richard Ashton’s Trinity Cocktail

One of Saucy Dressings’ readers (and contributors) emailed me recently having read the post on the warming Boulevardier cocktail. He felt wi...

Dinner party

coconut and pineapple flower pie recipe

Coconut and Pineapple Flower Pie

This pie is easily made and, thanks to the pineapple flowers which give zing in terms of taste, it also looks spectacular.   Good a...

Leftovers

what to do with leftover cabbage

What to do with leftover cabbage

This is a lively, fresh-tasting winter salad, and a good way to use up leftover cabbage that hasn't been cooked to death. You can also do...

Pasta and rice

warm lemony orzo salad recipe

Warm, lemony orzo salad

Don't get confused with orzo, the grain for this warm, fresh summery salad... you need either orzo pasta, or, even better (I think it soaks ...

Sauces and preserves

warm lemony orzo salad recipe

Warm, lemony orzo salad

Don't get confused with orzo, the grain for this warm, fresh summery salad... you need either orzo pasta, or, even better (I think it soaks ...

Super-easy

herby ricotta and rocket roulades

Herby ricotta and rocket roulades

This is a quick and a bit different lunch. It’s especially quick if you make the dressing the day before, and you adopt the sort of manufact...

Super-quick

peppery mushroom mustard salad

Peppery mushroom mustard salad

Inspiration hails from all kinds of unlikely sources. This one came from a shopping mall! We found ourselves in Hamburg on a public holiday....

Vegetarian

peppery mushroom mustard salad

Peppery mushroom mustard salad

Inspiration hails from all kinds of unlikely sources. This one came from a shopping mall! We found ourselves in Hamburg on a public holiday....

Watching the dosh

gnocchi pie recipe

Gnocchi pie of ham hock and peas

This makes a splendid mid-week supper, or a hearty winter lunch. The carbohydrate element (the potato gnocchi) requires no work at all. Comf...