I first enjoyed Brie en Croute as a teenager on a little island far out to sea.
My mother’s friend prepared an enormous wheel for a winter holiday party along with a bowl of fresh raspberry sauce
An idea carrier for our Raspberry Vanilla Jam...
This is the ultimate Banana Bread for me.
A combination of old memories with newer techniques to enhance the flavors of a childhood favorite.
In this version, the bananas are roasted to deepen their flavor and the butter is browned to give a nutty complexity.
A handmade version of the Australian Monte Carlo biscuit; buttercream and jam sandwiched between two coconut biscuits. Summer in a bite.
This is a snap to prepare and so very versatile. An all-around dinner party pleaser. Play around with different pesto, spices and cheeses. Goat cheese, arugula pesto and sun-dried tomatoes or perhaps watercress pesto and mascarpone.... the choices are endless.
To my mind, nothing speaks more to summer than fresh, herbaceous flavors with bright, vibrant Mediterranean colors.
Seasonal changeover in the fridge brings a variety of jars of pesto, (whether homemade or from dear market friends), marinated goat cheeses, peppery greens and whatever protein suits our fancy.
Pesto sauces are so very versatile and the variations are endless.
Pictured above is our latest creation (and new house favorite!), Middle Eastern Pesto. Showcasing a few Coco Fine Food’s spices, this pesto has a wonderful depth and complexity with a few intriguing twists…ideal to have on hand as a dip or basting sauce for a wide variety of applications.
There is nothing more quintessentially British than a Victoria Sponge Cake.
I post frequently about them as they’re the ideal carrier vehicle for our jams, the variations are endless and I simply just love them.
One of my favorite desserts is a fruit crumble. I love watching the fruit bubbling around the buttery, slightly salty crumb topping as it's taken out of the oven. It's a versatile dessert that showcases seasonal fruits beautifully and appreciated by most everyone.
I prefer crumbles to crisps as the former is flour-based with no oats so lighter in texture and really allows the fruit to take center stage. Nuts added can add lovely flavor and complexity.
The rose in this recipe adds an intriguing twist to the more traditional strawberry and rhubarb combination and gives an overall prettiness to the dish.
Another of our recipes for the St. Patrick's Day holiday; Guinness Star Anise Braised Beef Short Ribs featuring Coco Fine Foods Star Anise and Wood Smoked Salt.
The licorice and warm spice notes of our Star Anise, the smokiness of Wood Smoked Salt combined with the richness of the Guinness stout creates a deeply flavorful short-rib braise ideal for this St. Patrick's day holiday or most any cozy winter gathering.