Quick & Easy Inside Out Lasagne with Ricotta

Closeup of a piece Bolognese Inside Out Lasagne garnished with fresh basil.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy version of my classic Inside Out Lasagne with bechamel sauce, this is it! Fresh lasagne pasta and a ricotta sauce make the topsy-turvy lasagne super simple to prepare and cook. Important: this recipe is only for the pasta and cheesy sauce. To complete your Inside Out Lasagne, … Read more

Inside Out Lasagne (creamy pasta plus your favourite savoury sauce)

Closeup of a piece of Inside Out Lasagne on a fork with a star shaped tomato sauce Inside Out Lasagne on a dark plate in the background.

If you’re anything like me, you love lasagne. I thought I’d tried all the major variations until I stumbled upon something deliciously different in a little restaurant in Venice. This approach turns lasagne inside out, separating the meat sauce from the pasta and bechamel sauce. The result is a mouth-watering contrast of textures – rich, … Read more

The most popular approach to a classic lasagna

A slice of golden brown lasagna garnished with basil on a white plate with a glass baking dish full of lasagna in the background..

Lasagna is the Italian classic comfort food that everyone loves, whether it’s for a special event like Christmas Eve with the family, or reheated for an easy weeknight meal. While it’s not a difficult dish to make, it’s not straightforward either, and there are many different ways to make it. And because it’s so universally … Read more

Baked Ham: Learn How to Cook a Ham in the Oven (How Hot, How Long and More)

A spiral-sliced baked ham on a white plate with wedges of orange and lemon.

If you’re wondering how to cook a ham in the oven, it’s easier than you think. And basted with a homemade glaze, it’s a delicious and impressive festive centrepiece. Whether it’s for Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas lunch or an Easter feast, baked ham has a special place in many family traditions. And because it’s so popular, … Read more

Master the soft-centred, crispy-coated pavlova for a show-stopping dessert

Closeup of a vivd white pavlova topped with red and black berries and mint leaves.

Pavlova has an incredible mix of textures and tastes that nothing else can match. Crispy coating, marshmallow inside, and cream and fruit on top come together in a way that’s difficult to describe. Like so many baked goods, pavlova can be temperamental, meaning you should follow a recipe precisely. Sounds straight-forward, until you realise there … Read more

Explained: delicious gravy without drippings (and how to make it ahead)

A white gravy boat full of brown gravy with a roast turkey in the background.

Purists may scoff, but you CAN make tasty gravy without drippings. And understanding the foundations of good gravy will help you make it exactly how you want it. To help explain how a gravy comes together, I’ve gone through thirty recipes for gravy to figure out what the different approaches are, which are the most … Read more