Pavlova

This was our Christmas Eve dessert this year (unusual for me to make dessert actually because it’s my birthday and I normally celebrate by eating out). A Pavlova always looks festive and special and belies the amount of time required on preparation. You just need to make sure the meringue mixture is the right consistency…

Hazelnut and pistachio crunch

This is an Antonio Carluccio recipe which sounds so much better in Italian – croccante di nocciole e pistacchi. I followed the recipe to the letter so head to the Antonio Carluccio website for the instructions. Now that it’s mid November it’s probably acceptable to start making something a bit Christmassy. The recipe is very…