Coulis are basically very simple fruit purÃ©es, made with raw or cooked fruit, sweetened if necessary. Coulis made with raw fruit will retain more of the vitamin C content, which is otherwise reduced through even the briefest cooking. Almost any soft fruit can be used for an uncooked coulis â€“ kiwi, blackberries, peach, mango and papaya, to name just a few.
Coulis are basically very simple fruit purÃ©es. Serve with cheesecake, dense chocolate cake, ice cream or other desserts.
These make a lovely change for a summer barbecue party and can be marinated in advance. Serve with lemon wedges and steamed basmati rice.
Follow this recipe carefully and you will be rewarded with comforting, fluffy and tasty Chinese steamed buns. Hom Bao refers to any filled Chinese buns, but if you want to fill these with traditional barbecue pork filling before steaming, follow the recipe for Char Siu Bao, also on this site.
This dish was inspired by a starter my husband and I love at our favourite Spanish restaurant.
This traditional Spanish soup is full of wonderfully fresh flavours and packed with vitamins as all the vegetables are raw. Cool and refreshing, it is the ideal choice for a simple lunch or midsummer supper, with some seeded country-style bread or rolls. Or serve it as a light starter on a warm evening.