Spinach ‘meatballs’ (Polpettine di spinaci)

Makes 26–28 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz) English spinach 3 egg yolks 75 g (2 oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature 30 g (1 oz) parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve, if desired Zest of 1 lemon, plus extra to serve, if desired 100 g (1 cup) dry breadcrumbs Extra virgin olive oil, for pan-frying Freshly […]

Seared scallops with lemon, garlic and parsley linguine

Serves 2 Scallops are a simple yet impressive dish. Use a very hot, preheated pan and always pat the scallops dry to remove excess moisture – this ensures a crisp, golden crust and a juicy, buttery centre.   125g fresh linguini (or use 90g dried) 1 tbsp olive oil 12 scallops, corals (pink bits) removed […]

Frosted blueberry & chai loaf

This beautifully moist chai-flavoured loaf is from Saffron Swirls and Cardamom Dust by Ashia Ismail-Singer 150ml milk 2 chai-flavoured tea bags 2 eggs 200g caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste 200g flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 75ml vegetable oil 120g blueberries (fresh or frozen) Icing 2 cups […]