Savory Sensations

Roasted Chicken Pieces with Festive Couscous

6 boned thighs and three halved breasts of chicken; preferably free-range or organic 2 small lemons, halved salt ground pepper olive oil 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp sweet paprika 1 tsp tagine spices 2 sliced cloves of garlic 2 tbsp white wine 3 dates, fresh or dried, stoned and halved length-ways Combine allContinue Reading “Roasted Chicken Pieces with Festive Couscous”

Something Sweet

Coffee and Walnut Cake

For the cake 225g/8oz butter 175g/6oz sugar 4 eggs 50ml/1¾fl oz strong espresso coffee 225g/8oz self-raising flour 75g/2½oz walnuts For the buttercream 125g/4½oz unsalted butter 200g/7oz icing sugar 50ml/2fl oz strong espresso coffee 12 walnut halves, to decorate Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until veryContinue Reading “Coffee and Walnut Cake”