Pepper-stuffed Mushrooms
Aug21

Pepper-stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make for a filling and tasty vegetarian meal served with a mixed green salad or coleslaw and some crusty bread. Serves 4 Ready in 35 minutes Ingredients: 8 Portabello mushrooms, wiped 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and finely chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp freshly chopped...

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Cinnamon Apple Slices
Aug21

Cinnamon Apple Slices

Try this quick and easy tray-bake style cake that is delicious hot or cold. Makes 10-12 slices Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes, plus cooling time Ingredients: 350g cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced 1 tbsp lemon juice 50g granulated sugar 225g butter, softened 225g caster sugar 250g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp ground cinnamon 4 medium eggs Icing sugar, to dust Place the cooking apples, lemon juice and granulated sugar...

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Crème Caramels
Jul25

Crème Caramels

This classic French dessert exudes the wow factor yet is made from just a few cheap ingredients in roughly an hour. Makes 6 Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes, plus overnight chilling Ingredients: 150g granulated sugar 4 medium eggs, plus 2 medium egg yolks 100g caster sugar 600ml whole milk 1 tsp vanilla extract Orange slices, grapes and raspberries, to serve To make the caramel, place the granulated sugar in a medium heavy-based pan with 3...

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Risotto Stuffed Peppers
Jul25

Risotto Stuffed Peppers

Packed with a tasty vegetable rice filling, these stuffed peppers make a great meat-free midweek meal Serves 6 Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 150g risotto rice 1 courgette, coarsely grated 1 litre hot vegetable stock 3 ripe tomatoes 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley or mint Salt and freshly ground black pepper 50g Parmesan cheese, finely grated 6...

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Miso Broth with Pak Choi and Tofu
Apr24

Miso Broth with Pak Choi and Tofu

Bring the taste of the orient to your midweek meal plan with this super quick and easy example of Japanese cooking. Serves 4 Ready in 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 200g shiitake mushrooms, sliced 2 x 225g packs smoked tofu, cubed 2 tbsp miso paste 2 tbsp light soy sauce 400g pak choi, roughly chopped Miso paste is made from fermented soya beans and is a staple in Japanese cooking. Look out for...

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Apricot and Orange Cheesecakes
Mar27

Apricot and Orange Cheesecakes

Light but indulgent, these creamy individual fruity cheesecakes make for a naughty but nice way to finish an evening meal. Makes 4 Ready in 40 minutes, plus chilling Ingredients: 125g digestive biscuits, crushed 40g unsalted butter, melted Zest and juice of a small orange 2 tsp powdered gelatine 250g full-fat soft cheese 25g caster sugar 200ml double cream, softly whipped For the topping: 200g dried apricots, chopped 150ml orange...

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