Whether ‘gourmet’ conjures up a difficult French recipe, intricately presented dishes or a fancy gourmet pizza, these recipes mean you can eat gourmet at home.
This lovely tart is perfect for a dinner party; it's impressive, quick and no cook. Although it only takes a few minutes to assemble, leave at least 8 hours before serving for the tart to chill. It can be made in either a 20 or 23cm pie dish or tart pan.
Crème Anglaise, or "English Cream," is a delicious pourable custard. Serve it alongside sweet pies, tarts, or chocolate desserts, or use it as a base for making ice cream.
My mother used to make this all the time, usually to go with Sunday dinner. I was hooked. Haven't had it in ages and I was wanting to bake something special for a special someone so I asked mum for the recipe. Tried it out today, and it's just as I remember. The thing that makes it for me is the frangipane. Hope you like it as much as I do.
This richly flavoured pâté is a wonderful standby for when guests drop in. It can also be served in individual pots with triangles of hot toast as a first course.
Lovely velvety smooth mocha cheesecake decorated with chocolate leaves. It's even better made a day ahead.
This crustless cheesecake uses amaretto instead of lemon flavour and is very rich. Get used to making it because you'll get a lot of requests.
This homemade marinade is a basic combination that can be used successfully on beef or chicken. Feel free to spice it up a little by adding chilli.
This is such an easy chicken, pumpkin and spinach risotto to make. You can make this with simplicity all in an electric teflon wok!
You just can't beat this barbecued lobster tail flavoured with lemon, garlic and paprika for the ultimate barbecue treat!
These duck breasts are the nicest I've ever cooked. You'll find yourself putting your knife and fork down between mouthfuls. And it's also very quick and extremely easy to make. I enjoy serving these duck breasts with roasted seasonal vegetables.