Slow Cooker Bolognese

The slow cooker is out again and, honestly, I can’t think of a better recipe for it.  Growing up, Spag Bol was always a quick 20 minute dinner, and that was fine.  As I grew older, however, I learned that the secret ingredient to any stew dish – and particularly Bolognese – is time.  Slow, gentle cooking…

Creamy Chicken and Mint Pasta

Last week I was fortunate enough to be cooked a delicious meal using pasta, bacon and creme fraiche.  It got me thinking about how wonderful creme fraiche is as an ingredient – particularly as a basis for a sauce.  Thicker and less sweet than single/double cream, it absorbs and spreads other flavours outstandingly well.  For…

Mozarella Melting-Middle Meatballs

Introduction One of the first Guesscipes posted on this site was a Cheese stuffed turkey burger, and it’s still one of my favourites.  I think there’s just something so exciting about foods with liquid cores. That’s why I’ve scaled it down for this recipe!  Now of course, you could swap out mozarella for any cheese,…

Pasta Carbonara

Introduction We here at the Guesscipe book are always keen to keep recipes on the more authentic side, which is why we felt lucky to receive this recipe from our dear Italian friend.  Alas, the fridge was not stocked as well as one might hope and the shop was far away, so we had to…