Muffins: Emergency Cake Fix!

EpicureanPiranha | January 17th, 2011 - 15:15
Butterscotch Pecan Bites TN

Muffins are a great emergency fix when you have a craving for cake! They’re quick and easy to prepare, bake quickly, and taste best warm from the oven so there’s no waiting ♥ These are not too sweet despite being full of chocolate butterscotch chips & pecans!

Aubergine Stuffed with Beef & Fresh Herbs

EpicureanPiranha | January 9th, 2011 - 23:53
Italian baked aubergine TN

This aubergine dish is so good that it has managed to convert many die-hard, non-eggplant eaters! Stuffed with a fragrant filling of beef, rice, lots of fresh basil & parsley, parmesan, a little garlic & fennel, then baked and served with a basil tomato sauce, it can be prepared in part or completely ahead of time for convenience.

Biscuit ~ Biscotti ~ Biscotto …

EpicureanPiranha | November 16th, 2010 - 01:04
Biscotti figues amandes in vintage glass TN

“…perfect for dunking, they would soak up a little coffee softening just enough to achieve a perfect texture & for the flavours to mingle on and tantalize my taste buds…” this was my pleasure upon discovering biscotti when I first visited Italy. Fabulous & so simple to make, even for a novice cook!

Claire’s Zesty Lemon Curd

EpicureanPiranha | July 12th, 2010 - 22:27
Fresh Lemon Curd & Barmbrack 30 TN

The recipe for this Zesty Lemon Curd is from a charming neighbor who is British. Believe me, the purchased product is a distant relative to this lovely treat that is so simple to make, there is no excuse not to!

Rich, Fresh Lime Scones

EpicureanPiranha | July 12th, 2010 - 14:28
Rich, Fresh Lime Scones

The freshness of lime zest perfumes these rich, tender scones, and makes them look very pretty as well! Prepare the dry ingredients the night before, then it takes only a few minutes to prepare them in the morning ♥

Baked Fennel, Olive & Lemon Pasta

EpicureanPiranha | July 5th, 2010 - 14:47
Baked Fennel Olive & Lemon Garganelli

The combination of fresh egg pasta, golden, slightly caramelised fennel, black olives, and zesty lemon is perfect when topped with Taleggio, a delicious, nutty cheese that melts beautifully when baked. This is a great dish for an easy alfresco meal with friends.

Fresh Lavender and Lemon Scones

EpicureanPiranha | June 28th, 2010 - 01:39
Fresh lavender & lemon scones

Lavender adds a delicate flavour to both savoury and sweet foods. Fresh lavender and lemon zest add a wonderful flavour to these scones which can be eaten with both sweet or savoury accompaniments or dishes.

Scones That Melt in Your Mouth!

EpicureanPiranha | June 27th, 2010 - 17:53
Rich lemon scones 4

If you hate scones, chances are the only ones you’ve ever tasted were mass-produced, stale, or were home-made but the dough had been over manipulated. When prepared the right way, scones are tender & light! The bonus is they’re quick & simple to make! Find out how & try these simple Rich Lemon Scones.

Savoury Cornmeal & Poppy Seed Loaf

EpicureanPiranha | June 7th, 2010 - 20:00
Polenta & poppy seed cake

A quick and easy recipe for a savoury quick-bread that’s great to eat warm from the oven with butter, or in a wide variety of ways from apetiser to main course depending on how you serve it. Find out how.

Take Two

EpicureanPiranha | May 19th, 2010 - 18:46
Roasted pork filet and two salads

Two colourful, quick, easy salads to accompany grilled meats.