Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

These individual chicken, mushroom and leek parcels are perfectly delicious and will be the centre of attention at any meal. The elements of these parcels are prepared separately with care to give the maximum flavour to each of the layers. The chicken is poached slowly with wine and herbs to tenderness and also creating a rich chicken stock that is then used to make the … Continue reading Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

Spiced Raisin Bread and Apple pudding

Leftover raisin bread will make a delicious pudding, not unlike the traditional bread and butter pudding but with some flavourful additions. For the best results use quality spiced raisin bread that is dense and fruity. The raisin bread, soaked in egg that has been flavoured with orange zest, vanilla extract and brandy, is then topped with a whisper of cinnamon and spiced poached apple slices. … Continue reading Spiced Raisin Bread and Apple pudding

Polpettone, an Italian Meatloaf

The humble meatloaf is often underestimated but it can make a satisfying and tasty meal eaten hot from the oven or sliced cold. This recipe is for ‘Polpettone’ which in Italian means large meatball and is an Italian meatloaf. It usually uses a number of different minced meats, herbs and spices to give it a great flavour. You can use beef mince, pork and veal … Continue reading Polpettone, an Italian Meatloaf

Roast Pumpkin, Pea and Ham Lasagna

Often we have delicious baked vegetables left over. This recipe uses a small amount of some beautiful caramelised pumpkin to make a wonderful lasagna. Crumbled crispy fried sage leaves are perfect with the pumpkin. I have also used some dill peas left over from another meal but freshly cooked baby peas can be used. A few mushrooms from the fridge, cooked in a little tomato … Continue reading Roast Pumpkin, Pea and Ham Lasagna

Chicken and Vegetable Pockets

Chicken breast fillets can be moist and delicious if they are given loving care when cooked. In this recipe a delicious vegetable filling makes these little pockets of chicken the centre of attention, tender and tasty with the jus from the long, slow cooking. A mix of small broccoli and cauliflower florets, capsicum, green beans, tender young chard, onion, garlic and herbs form the flavour … Continue reading Chicken and Vegetable Pockets

Zucchini Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake

The very first post on this site back in 2015 was dedicated to the abundance of zucchini that our community garden boasted and 3 zucchini recipes shared by gardener Deborah. https://granthamgarden.org/2015/10/26/recipes/ Today I returned to her lovely zucchini cake and thought I would make a chocolate version with walnuts and brandied fruit. The use of olive oil makes this cake very moist and the fruit … Continue reading Zucchini Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake