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Celebrate with a Bellini or two.

11 Feb

Well all celebrations should start with a Champaign toast, but not everyone loves the bubbly flavour on its own, why not mix it up this Valentines Day :). Here are a few of my favourite bellini’s!

Peach Bellini:


What you need:

1 cup frozen peaches (tinned in natural juice will do)

1 cup Champaign or Prosecco (Dom pérignon is my bubbly of choice)

1 oz runny honey

1 cup crushed ice

1 whole peach for garnishing

Springs of rosemary

What you do:

1) Combine frozen peaches, ice,Champaign, and runny honey, in a blender and blend until smooth.

2) Pour into champagne glasses and garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of rosemary.

Pomegranate Bellini:


What you need:

1 fresh Pomegranate

1 cupChampaign(look for a demi-secChampaignfor a touch of sweetness)

1 tbsp Confectioner sugar

What you do:

1) Cut the pomegranate in half, using a wooden spoon tap the tops till the pomegranate seems comes trickling down.

2) Blend the seeds in a food processor for a few seconds.

3) Remove from the processor and sieve, add in the sugar.

4) Place the puree at the bottom of the Champaign flutes and pour in theChampaign

5) Enjoy!

You could also follow this same recipe with passion fruit…gorgeously exotic!


Raspberry Bellini:


What you need:

8 raspberries

3 teaspoon raspberry liqueur (Chambordis perfect!)

1 cup champagne

What you do:

1) Pour in 1 and a half teaspoons of raspberry liqueur per flute

2) Followed by the champagne.

3) Then garnish with raspberries.

Trust me you are going to enjoy every single one! For an extra special touch coat the rim with sugar 🙂 Just dip in lemon juice then dip in sugar and leave to set, adds an extra dimension to any cocktail.

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Keep it Delicious!

Love Heart Nutella Tart

6 Feb


Valentines day is only a hop, skip and a jump away, and what’s more romantic then nutella, cream and strawberries? Here is the perfect dessert to have your beau eating out the palm of your hand 😉 plus, it’s so easy, so delicious and so perfect!

What you need:
Whipped cream
Ready roll puff pastry

What you do:
1) Pre-heat the oven to 200 C and line a flat baking sheet with parchment paper.
2) Roll out the puff pastry, using a heart shaped cutter, cut out as many yummy hearts as possible…maybe even different sizes.
3) Keeping a half a centimetre gap from the edge of each heart, layer on the strawberries and trickle on some nutella, then dash on some nuts.
4) Brush the edges of the pastry with some egg to get a crispy and deliciously golden edge.
5) Pop into the oven and bake for 20minutes or until golden brown and flaky.
6) Let it cool for 2 minutes, place on a plate dust with icing sugar and top with a swirl of whipped cream.
7) enjoy 😉

Trust me the hot nutella with the juicy strawberries and the cold whipped cream is a winning combination every time but it’s an extra special treat on valentines day!

Keep it delicious!