Three Flavour Focaccia

Ingredients

DOUGH
  • 400 g strong white bread flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 100 g fine ground semolina flour or strong white bread flour
  • 1 sachet dried yeast
  • ½ tablespoon golden caster sugar
  • 300 ml lukewarm water
  • olive oil
  • extra virgin olive oil , to finish
BASIL AND CHERRY TOMATO TOPPING
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil , (30g)
  • 1 large handful of ripe cherry tomatoes
  • white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic
THREE-CHEESE AND ROSEMARY TOPPING
  • 30 g Taleggio cheese
  • 1 small log goat’s cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
BALSAMIC ONION TOPPING
  • 2 red onions
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • balsamic vinegar
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 package (11.1 ounces) no-bake cheesecake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Whipped topping
  • Additional cinnamon, optional

Directions

  1. Set aside filling mix packet from cheesecake. Combine the contents of the crust mix packet with butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the contents of filling mix packet, milk, pumpkin, cinnamon and cloves. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into the crust. Chill at least 1 hour. Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

Embellished Wreath Cookies

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, plus more if needed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Toppings
  • Candied ginger, finely chopped
  • Candied citrus, finely chopped
  • Pistachios (preferably Sicilian), finely chopped
  • Sugared edible flowers, such as rose petals and violets