Philippa Davis

Philippa Davis
Waterloo recipe. Braised Belgian endive

Waterloo recipes, or at least those with a nod to the Duke and Napoleon are at the heart of food that can be eaten this June. Trumpet victory with delicious…

Gooseberry, lime and elderflower travel cakes

Gooseberry, lime and elderflower travel cakes are inspired bythe French idea of bringing an edible gift to a party or picnic. And the gallic influence is well worth heeding when…

Marbled chocolate pavlova

A marbled chocolate pavlova is a useful addition to your pudding repertoire. And topping it with oranges and caramel gives it an oompf in flavour. For a bigger chocolate fix…

Crab cakes

Crab cakes can receive bad press. A bit rubbery, a trifle dry and too often swelling the ranks of a turgid buffet. But, when made well these crabby morsels are…

Slow cooked lamb with sherry and saffron potatoes

Slow-cooked lamb is always delicious. And by cooking the potatoes a day in advance you won’t be tied to the kitchen when your guests arrive. This dish goes particularly well…

Eggs florentine

Super for breakfast, brunch or supper, eggs florentine are a delicious (and non-meaty) twist on eggs benedict. As a quick supper dish it ranks alongside rarebits of varying geographical origins.…

Use up your stocks of freezer fruit with this incredibly easy fruit and almond tart recipe.

Fruit and almond tart is a failsafe recipe. Make the fruit and almond tart with whatever fruit you have to hand. And frozen fruit works well too. Now is the…