Cherry ripple and amaretto no churn-ice cream

I’ve used this method of making ice cream for years and swear by it. Even when I was bought an ice cream maker I remained loyal. Gosh knows where that machine is now…probably gathering dust somewhere next to the heart shaped waffle maker (a rather one-hit-wonder valentines impulse buy). For the home cook this is the way to make ice cream! Technically it’s more of a semifreddo but scooped up into a cone or drizzled with chocolate it’s all the same thing really.

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Alexandra Dudley
Coffee, banana, almond popsicles

No summer party is complete without a pudding and there is little as joy inducing as an ice cream. These remind me of making similar with my siblings when we were children but I’ve given them a grown up twist with a coffee kick.

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Alexandra Dudley
A glass of rosé and a summer salad

 I have always been one of those that jumps when the weather turns warmer. I’ll throw off my socks and pull out my sandals and summer frocks with glee ignoring any persistently unpredictable English weather with a brisk determination for cheese and rosé in the garden.

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Alexandra Dudley
Asparagus, quails egg salad

Asparagus and quails eggs salad. This is wonderfully simple and a lovely one to serve as a starter or alongside a light lunch. It’s a cold salad too so feel free to make it all ahead of time and just finish it with dressing before serving.

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Alexandra Dudley
Wild garlic and almond pesto

There is something deeply satisfying about foraging one’s own food. For me at least it makes me feel closer to the earth, calmer and incredibly grateful for seasons. Whilst searching for wild mushrooms can be risky (and not something Id advise without proper guidance) hunting for wild garlic is simple and safe.

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Alexandra Dudley
Green baked eggs

I love baked eggs for a brunch dish. Traditionally the eggs are baked in a tomatoey base, sometimes with chickpeas or yogurt. Whilst I love the classic I’ve recently been experimenting with my own take on the classic Turkish dish.

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Alexandra Dudley
Chocolate, olive oil banana loaf.

This recipe was originally written for Town & Country UK.

I always feel lucky when I find a bunch of forgotten bananas, spotty skinned and ripe and ready for banana bread. There are few smells as inviting as the smell of a banana loaf rising in the oven and as cakes go its certainly one of the more virtuous ones using no added sugar.

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Alexandra Dudley