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  • WOW, this is a super rich, decadent pav. I think you could poach your own pears if you had the time. For something a bit tart to cut through the sweetness, I'd use mixed berries instead of the pears. Love the addition of stem ginger. Adds great, subtle flavour. I made it with only 1 layer of topping as 2 layers of was just too much...a great special treat.

  • oh my goodness...YUM. This is excellent. So tasty. Packed full of flavour and it's so good for you too. Also great with pasta, for bruschetta or just as a salad on it's own. Highly recommend.
    about The mothership tomato salad from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • A fantastic pastry with many flavour options. I use this as my basic pastry, it's brilliant.
    about The best savory shortcrust pastry from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • What a recipe. Super easy, super tasty and packed full of flavour. I have shared this recipe with loads of friends. It's just brilliant. Very little effort for huge tasty results. I used only 1.25kg cherry tomatoes and allowed 2 sausages per person. Best thing I've cooked in a long time !! Cheers Jamie !
    about Sweet cherry tomato and sausage bake from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • So tasty, quick and easy. A favourite summer dish.
    about Summer tomato pasta from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • What a superb pie !! So delicious and tasty. If feeling lazy, just use packaged puff pastry. I also added more mushrooms (as I love them) A great winter dish...or anytime really !!

  • It was good. We fried the shallots with the chorizo and added the parsley to the egg mixture. Once it was cooked, we squeezed the lemon juice over the top...only 1/2 a lemon though !

  • A great pizza topping. Excellent pasta sauce as well
    about Pizza Margherita… and so much more! from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • This is my go-to pizza dough. Whenever we have pizza...this is it. I only make 1/2 the amount and it makes 2 thick crust pizzas perfectly or 3 thin crusts. I had to add an extra 60g of flour to the dough as it was very sloppy without the addition.
    about Pizza dough from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • The fruit for this is brilliant. I used apples, white nectarines, cherries & plums when I made it during summer. SOOOOOO delicious. I now use this stewed fruit for making crumbles and cobblers. It's magnificent.

  • one of the best short crust pastries ever...great flavour additions. A favourite and well used pastry in my house.
    about Old-fashioned sweet shortcrust pastry from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • A fantastic tart. The amount of filling needed 2 tart bases...I didn't have the same sized dish as recipe said. I used 2 23x30cm trays. I needed 1 quantity of the pastry. The pastry is fantastic and I will be using it for lots of savoury tarts and pies in the future. I would recommend adding the sun-dried tomatoes. An easy recipe to convert to vegetarian as well.
    about Italian ham and spinach tart from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • I didn't bother to smoke the salmon (I don't have a back yard & didn't want to stink the house out) We cooked salmon by frying it and finishing it in the oven. Totally love salmon!! The salsa was great too...I used 1 lebanese cucumber, instead of the 1/2 suggested in the recipe. A great quick, healthy, tasty recipe.

  • Good basic risotto base. Cooking the mushrooms separately is great and produces a stronger mushroom flavour. Too much lemon juice. I only used 1/2 amount and it was still strong. I like more mushrooms than recipe suggests and I like them stirred through the risotto as well
    about Grilled mushroom risotto from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • A good recipe with plenty of left-overs for lunch the next day.

  • Totally delicious tart. Simple and very tasty. I also added a tbsp of mustard to the egg mix. Yummmmm

  • Added a bit of cream to smooth up the texture.

  • Good, hearty pasta. Flavour needs tweaking a bit...not bad, and very quick to make
    about Beautiful zucchini carbonara from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • an incredibly delish pie. Could play around with the filling with all kinds of fruits and berry combinations. Fantastic winter dessert
    about Blackberry and apple pie from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011

  • Great relish...add bit more salt for richer flavour. Fantastic used in Welsh Rarebit recipe. Also great with sandwiches, meat dishes, especially good with chicken schnitzel...YUM
    about Cheeky chilli-pepper chutney from Jamie at Home added on April 22, 2011