Perfect Meatballs in Tomato Sugo

Perfect meatballs need to hold their shape, not fall apart in the sauce, and stay moist all the way through. The secret to getting the texture just right is some day-old bread soaked in milk and incorporated into the mix. So, if like me, you are making a lot of bread at the moment and there are always a few offcuts laying around, maybe it’s time to get ballin’!

Daily Bread: No Knead Italian Style Bread

Jesus said that ‘man cannot live on bread alone’ but I beg to differ. This bread recipe is so quick to make and requires so little effort that you can literally make this your ‘daily bread’

Loaded Hummus with Ground Lamb, Eggplant and Pomegranate

Who says you can’t have dip for dinner? Hummus is so simple to make at home with kitchen staples that I have to be really lazy to not make it myself. Topped with spiced lamb, eggplant and pomegranate, this is a sophisticated meal for a few or an impressive appetiser for more.

(Festive) Italian Sausage and Vegetable Traybake

This is a recipe I literally threw together after a hectic week. It really is more of an exercise in artless arrangement than it is actual cooking. While this boasts typical Italian flavours, ingredients and colours it also has a certain Christmassey flair to it. Perfect for a fuss-free festive flourish for your weeknight supper when you really don’t feel like cooking.

Hot Cross Buns

These are a real baker’s delight! Sweet, spicy and easy to make – a stand mixer really helps – but be patient. Create a warm environment and time for the dough to rise, twice, and I’m sure you’ll experience success with this recipe.

Sourdough Crumpets

These light and airy crumpets are a great way to use up excess discarded and unfed sourdough starter. If you can fry a pancake, you can quickly whip up a huge batch of these!