Pear, Almond and Cardamom Cake

This flourless upside-down cake with a base of beautifully caramelised winter pears is naturally sweetened and fragrant with almonds and lovely spices. Any type of pears are perfect for this cake, as long as they are not too ripe.    

Fragrant Spiced Chicken with Cardamom Rice

This is my family’s absolute favourite chicken and rice dish. It is a marvellous one pan casserole of fragrantly spiced basmati rice with delicious braised chicken pieces, lots of fragrant herbs and a lovely minted yoghurt sauce. Inspired by a dish from Ottolenghi’s wonderful cookbook Jersusalem, your family will love it too. You will need…