Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Ingredients 3 eggs 300g mascarpone 3 large spoonfuls of caster sugar A pot of strong, fresh coffee (cooled) A few tablespoons of alcohol eg rum (optional) Method Separate the eggs Beat the yolks with the sugar until pale Beat the egg whites then add a little of the...
Verdi Gratinate

Verdi Gratinate

Ingredients 4 Aubergine 4 Courgette 2 Beef tomatoes Salt A couple of handfuls of breadcrumbs A bunch of parsley 1 bulb of ‘wet’ garlic, or wild garlic Method Slice the aubergine and tomatoes thickly (about 1.5cm) and the courgette a little more thinly Layout the...
Zuppa Inglese

Zuppa Inglese

Ingredients A pre-prepared fatless sponge baked in a square tin Fresh coffee, cooled Alchemeres liqueur or similar (?Angostura bitters) 1/2 litre milk 4 egg yolks 4 dessert spoons sugar 4 tsp cornflour Vanilla and lemon zest or cinnamon Method Warm the milk with...
Polpette

Polpette

Ingredients 1kg minced beef/pork (half of each works well) 1 egg 200g mashed potato 200g (yes really!) grated parmesan salt, pepper and a little sugar A handful of chopped parsley Garlic Breadcrumbs (fresh or packet) For the sauce 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped...
“Mindfulness is just too hard”

“Mindfulness is just too hard”

I hear people say this a lot and the temptation is to nod thoughtfully and agree. Is it really hard though? Usually, people will add that it’s difficult to take the time or to remember to be mindful, or impossible stop thinking about other things. These things are...