Charlotte Harling

Aspiring food writer with too much hair

Charlotte was a Masterchef quarter finalist in 2015 reaching the last 16 of the competition. She is a passionate home cook with a love of middle eastern cuisine; she is an amateur wine enthusiast who believes that food is best when shared with family and friends.
Charlotte and her sister Sophie write recipes and reviews at
She works as a statistician in the education sector and lives in Manchester with her husband.
Profiteroles with Star Anise

Profiteroles with Star Anise Caramel

I like profiteroles because they're the ultimate sharing dessert - they just belong in the middle of a table which is always my preferred style. This combo marries crisp profiteroles with fresh cream and a fragrant, strangely addictive star anise caramel.
11/08/2015 09:42 BST

Jalapeño Poppers

Sure you can buy a version of these fiery bites from the supermarket and stick them in the oven, but seriously, these are so much better, cheaper and you'll know exactly what's in them. This recipe makes 18, which would be just enough for me on my own - they're really that good.
08/04/2015 14:45 BST
'Masterchef' - Not for the

'Masterchef' - Not for the Faint-Hearted

Rather appropriately, I was cooking an aged rib eye when I got the phone call from the production team. I jumped up and down on the spot for a minute before grabbing a big wine glass which was filled and emptied in record time.
24/03/2015 17:58 GMT