Rich & Creamy Garlic & Herb Chicken

This is a recipe that I learned from one of my housemate’s at uni. She cooked this for us one house Christmas and I’ve made it several times since. It’s a recipe she learned to cook from her Dad and I’ll be forever grateful that she shared it with us, it is one of my favourites. I only cook it on special occasions because it is so rich and naughty but so totally worth it. What’s more special than Christmas Eve?! Not very much, and that’s why I decided upon this meal for such an occasion. I was almost relieved when I remembered this recipe because I would have been very sad to miss the chance to make it again. This is up there in my top 5 favourite meals, it is so so delicious!

Boursin chicken

It is very simple to make, with just a few ingredients, nothing complicated or time consuming. Given NYE is a work day this year, it would be easy to whip this up for a lovely dinner before heading out (or staying in) to celebrate. This NYE, J and I are going out to dinner, just the two of us, to a local Thai restaurant we found recently and absolutely adore. After that we’ll head home for a film and to reflect on the year we’ve just had and to make plans for the year ahead. Expect a few more posts on this topic!

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Parma Ham, Mozzarella & Basil Brioche Couronne

I hosted a belated birthday tea party this weekend. It was all I could have wanted and more, in celebration of being another year older; I cooked up a storm and had friends and family around to eat it all. We had an absolute feast! Recipes from a few of the things will be making there way to you, just hold tight! The savoury crown (no pun intended) was given to this baby, a savoury brioche couronne. This particular one was made by my lovely man, it is a favourite of ours and I hate to say, he does a far better job of it than me. He always does when it comes to bread; irritating, given I showed him how to make it in the first place! Anyway, I secretly am glad he is so good at baking bread, as this was to die for. Everyone at the party kept saying how gorgeous it was, and kept going back for seconds, thirds and even fourths! It would be criminal not to share the recipe. It is a recipe from the bread master himself, Paul Hollywood.


I’ll give you a couple of seconds just to bask in the glory of this bread…

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