Essential Tips for baking a tart

Our tips to making the perfect shortcrust pastry tart shell, an ideal blank canvas for your culinary creations.

Recipe: Karen Martini’s Paella with Chicken, Chorizo and Calamari

This recipe has been created exclusively for The Essential Ingredient by Karen Martini.

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Don’t forget to try Karen’s Amaranth and Tomato Salad recipe and her Twice-cooked Duck with Verjuice-baked Chestnuts on Farro.


“This delicious full-flavoured paella uses classic Spanish ingredients …

Recipe: Baked brie with truffle honey

Most of us like to serve a little food when company drops around, but finding something interesting (and delicious) that doesn’t take hours of preparation and that doesn’t come straight out of a packet can be difficult.

This simple idea, using only a few simple ingredients, is both easy to throw together and certain to impress.

Baked Brie with Truffle Honey

– A small …