Italian Canestrelli Style Biscuits

Italian Canestrelli Style Biscuits

Canestrelli means little baskets and these biscuits are eaten during festive periods such as Christmas and often Easter. They come from the Italian region of Genova and are traditionally made with a dough using hard boiled egg yolks but I’ve decided to use the egg yolks raw in the dough mixture so that the yolk…

Pancakes

Pancakes

Fennel seeds known as ‘saunf’ in Hindi, can relieve bloating and stomach pains. The fennel adds a slightly sweet and spicy edge to a ‘traditional’ pancake.   Serves 4   100g plain flour 25g wholemeal plain flour 1 free range egg 300ml skimmed or semi skimmed milk (about half a pint of milk) 1 tsp…

Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant

Serves 6 25g butter, for greasing 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder, for dusting 100g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped 100g butter, cut into small pieces 100g caster sugar 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 100g plain flour   Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 3. Butter six ramekins (about 7.5cm in diameter), then dust liberally with cocoa, shaking out…

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Makes 12-16 squares   200g butter, softened 300g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 8-10 Orange Zest Spice Drops® 3 eggs 180-200g caster sugar 100g plain flour 50g cocoa powder the juice of 1 medium orange   Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 24x20cm brownie tin with baking parchment. Put the butter, dark chocolate and…

Rose infused sweet Indian Fritters - Jalebi

Rose infused sweet Indian Fritters - Jalebi

Makes about 24 125g plain flour 2 tbsp gram flour ¼ tsp baking powder  1/8 tsp ground turmeric 125ml natural yogurt 800ml cold water 450g caster sugar 1.5 tsp rosewater or 6 drops rose extract  400g ghee 3 tbsp pistachios, roughly chopped   In a medium bowl, whisk together the plain flour, gram flour, baking…