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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Lemon Mascarpone Creams
May21

Lemon Mascarpone Creams

These quick and easy desserts make a delicious sweet treat for any occasion Serves 4 Ready in 15 minutes Ingredients: Juice of 2 large lemons 50g caster sugar 250g tub mascarpone cheese 200ml double cream 10 sponge fingers 2 tbsp white chocolate curls, to decorate Mix the lemon juice and sugar in a bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Place the mascarpone in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until soft and...

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Roast Turkey with Leek, Apricot and Chestnut Stuffing
Nov27

Roast Turkey with Leek, Apricot and Chestnut Stuffing

Tackling the family turkey dinner, and all the trimmings, doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Remove the stress with this simple recipe for festive success Serves 8-10 Ready in approx 4.5 hours, plus resting time Ingredients: 100g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 leek, trimmed and chopped 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped 75g ready to eat dried apricots, finely chopped 150g fresh white breadcrumbs 100g cooked chestnuts, finely chopped 2...

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