Home-made Spiced Flatbreads
Oct23

Home-made Spiced Flatbreads

Try this simple to make but delicious tasting flatbread recipe – perfect as a home-made accompaniment to a main meal or as part of your own mezze platter Ingredients: 400g strong white bread flour 200g seeded/wholemeal strong bread flour 15g salt 10g dried yeast 1 tbsp olive oil 1tsp sugar 330g water – luke warm Melted butter for brushing Your choice of Fennel, cumin, coriander, nigella or black onion seeds for sprinkling Place the...

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Mincemeat Sponge Puddings
Oct23

Mincemeat Sponge Puddings

With Christmas just around the corner there will be plenty of jars of rich and fruity mincemeat in the shops – perfect for adding to mini sponge puddings. Makes 4 Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes Ingredients: 115g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 6 tbsp good quality mincemeat 115g caster sugar Zest of ½ orange or lemon 2 medium eggs, beaten 125g self-raising flour, sifted 1 tbsp milk Thoroughly grease 4 x 175ml pudding...

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Delicious Doughnuts
Aug21

Delicious Doughnuts

Home-made doughnuts are simple, delicious and easier to make than you may think! Makes 16 Ready in 1 hour (plus proving time) Ingredients: 175ml milk 25g butter 350g strong plain flour, plus extra for dusting and kneading ½ tsp salt 1½ tsp easy-blend dried yeast 75g caster sugar 1 medium egg, beaten Vegetable oil for deep frying Chocolate sauce, warmed, for dipping (optional) Place the milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat...

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Ham, Roasted Pepper and Feta Cheese Flan
Aug21

Ham, Roasted Pepper and Feta Cheese Flan

This summer flan not only looks irresistible and tastes great, but is a doddle to make using a ready-rolled sheet of puff pastry. Serves 4 Ready in 50 minutes Ingredients: 1 large red pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced 1 large yellow pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 2 tbsp olive oil 320g packet ready-rolled puff pastry sheet 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, plus extra to...

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Spiced Bean and Carrot Patties
Jun26

Spiced Bean and Carrot Patties

This simple but tasty recipe is perfect for meat-free Monday – or any other day of the week! Makes 15 Ready in 35 minutes, plus chilling time Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped 2 carrots, peeled and grated 1tsp harissa paste 400g can cannellini beans, drained 400g can red kidney beans, drained 3 tbsp freshly chopped mint 100g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs Vegetable oil for shallow frying Salad and herb yoghurt...

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Coconut Seafood Curry
May21

Coconut Seafood Curry

Full of flavour, this speedy curry is light, fragrant and perfect for something different this summer. Serves 4 Ready in 50 minutes Ingredients: 1tbsp vegetable oil 8 shallots, peeled and halved 2-3 tbsp Thai green curry paste 225g new potatoes, scrubbed and halved 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced 400ml reduced fat coconut milk 150ml vegetable stock 2tbsp light soy sauce 450g cod fillet, skinned and cut into chunks 175g fine...

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