People often ask me for gluten-free recipes and this pastry is one that works very well. Always remember that you can make double quantities and freeze half for later use. This is a delicious savoury tart. There are a lot of excellent Irish goat’s cheeses available now that are creamy, rich and do not taste too strong. St Tola and Corleggy are well worth trying. These days, watercress might not be easy to come by so you could use wild rocket or baby spinach instead.

This torte is a delicious rich chocolate dessert. The key is to get good chocolate. I am a fan of Áine’s chocolate from Co Cavan, you can buy products from their online store. The apricot jam gives this a nice glaze. I like this served at room temperature with light whipped cream or crème fraîche.