RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesCookiesChocolate chip cookiesThese are my all time favourite cookies, a recipe I inherited from my gran. Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the centre - though be careful, they& 39;re addictive and the whole batch will be gone before you know it!14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 40 180g cornflakes250g butter200g caster sugar1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract3 eggs (room temperature)280g self-raising flour175g chocolate chips60g sultanasMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:15min cooling › Ready in:55minLightly crush half of the cornflakes, and leave the others as is.
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RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladNormally I don& 39;t like green peppers, but this quick salad of grilled peppers tastes amazing. Preserved Lemons offer a lot of flavour; they& 39;re available in larger supermarkets and good delis.2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 8 green peppers, seeds removedolive oil1 whole preserved lemon1 teaspoon cumin seedssaltMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minCut peppers into quarters and place with the outside facing upwards on a baking tray.
RecipesDish typeBreadWhite breadOne of the easiest yeast bread recipes that requires no kneading. I always use 2/3 white flour and 1/3 wholemeal flour.19 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 3/4 tablespoon dried active baking yeast340ml lukewarm water3/4 tablespoon salt450g flourMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:40min ›Extra time:3hr rising › Ready in:4hrDissolve the yeast in some of the water and leave it to stand for a few minutes until it starts to foam.
RecipesDish typeStartersFollow this recipe carefully and you will be rewarded with comforting, fluffy and tasty Chinese steamed buns. Hom Bao refers to any filled Chinese buns, but if you want to fill these with traditional barbecue pork filling before steaming, follow the recipe for Char Siu Bao, also on this site.
RecipesDish typeStartersThis is a simple recipe for Chinese barbecue pork buns. You will also need to follow the recipe on this site for Hom Bao (Chinese steamed buns).79 people made thisIngredientsServes: 24 250g (9 oz) boneless pork loin roast, cooked and shredded8 tablespoons barbecue sauce3 shallots, chopped5 tablespoons chicken stock1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 tablespoon caster sugar1 recipe Hom BaoMethodPrep:50min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:1hr20minMix together cooked and shredded pork, barbecue sauce, shallots, chicken stock, soy sauce, oil and sugar.
RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeA classic marbled German cake that looks like what it says on the box - the Danube& 39;s waves. Flavoured with cherries, vanilla cream and chocolate covering, this is much easier to make than you might think.17 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 For the cake250g butter250g sugar6 eggs350g plain flour5 teaspoons baking powder3 level tablespoons cocoa1 jar of sour cherries, drainedFor the cream1 sachet Angel Delight, vanilla flavourmilkFor the decorationmelted chocolateMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:50minBeat butter until fluffy; gradually stir in sugar and eggs.
RecipesDish typeCakeSponge cakeSwiss rollThis Swiss roll with blueberries can also be varied with other berries - but blueberries are my favourite, especially when they are in season! The trick with dissolving the gelatine is adding the cold mixture to the warm gelatine.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 12 300g blueberries, fresh or frozenFor the sponge4 eggs, separated125g sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract40g sugar40g flour40g cornflourFor the filling400g whipping cream400g full-fat yoghurt75g sugar10g leaf gelatine2 teaspoons vanilla sugarmilk chocolate, gratedMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:12min ›Ready in:37minIf using frozen, defrost all but 2 tablespoons of the blueberries.
RecipesDish typeCakeCelebration cakesBirthday cakeThis chocolate cake recipe is very simple - it could be said it is a purist& 39;s chocolate cake. It was my first cake recipe and is still one of my favourite chocolate cakes! You can use ground walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, or whichever nut you prefer.
RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeEasy chocolate cakesThis chocolate cake is really quick to prepare and tastes absolutely fantastic. This is a lovely chocolate cake with a fudgy texture.18 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 200g dark chocolate (70 cocoa)200g butter200g sugar200g ground almonds2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 pinch of salt4 eggs2-3 tablespoons plain flour (if needed)Icing sugar for dustingMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:50minBreak chocolate into pieces and melt together with the butter in a double boiler.
RecipesDish typeCakeTraybakesA nice juicy traybake that you bake with other jarred fruit instead of gooseberries, if desired. The lovely cream layer isn& 39;t overly sweet, thanks to the soured cream, which lends a nice tartness.3 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 Pastry5 eggs150g sugar150g flour2 teaspoons baking powderFilling2 sachets Angel Delight, vanilla flavour750ml milk150g sugar600g soured cream1 jar gooseberries in juiceApricot Baking Glaze, such as Dr OetkerMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:50minPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Squash soupCourgette soupA very refined soup and so easy to make! Courgette and fennel combine with chicken stock and simple storecupboard spices for a soup that is great to make when in season.141 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 fennel bulb with green top1 medium courgette1 onion2 tablespoons butter500ml chicken stocksaltfreshly ground black pepper1 teaspoon mild curry powderdash of white wine vinegarMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minWash the fennel.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladA simple pepper salad with onions and a dressing of oil and vinegar. This makes a lovely summertime side dish.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 3 3 peppers, halved, seeds removed and cut into thin slices1/4 onion, thinly slicedFor the dressing2 tablespoons red wine vinegar4 tablespoons vegetable oil1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon sugarblack pepper to tasteMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:45min ›Extra time:30min marinating › Ready in:1hr20minPut the peppers and onion slices in a bowl.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta bakesLasagneVegetable lasagne This lasagne is a fantastic vegetarian main course that is full of flavour. Aubergines can taste somewhat bland - but not in this lasagne! This recipe also reheats really well, but don& 39;t count on leftovers!11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBerry dessertsRaspberry dessertsA deliciously different pavlova recipe, made with an almond meringue. So I& 39;ve used several recipes to piece together this inventive pavlova, which was much better than the planned pie!13 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 115g unpeeled almonds275g sugar6 egg whitesfew drops of natural almond extract225ml whipping cream1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 bowl of raspberries (fresh or frozen)MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr30minPreheat oven to 120 C.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsFruit pies and tartsBerry pies and tartsRaspberry pies and tartsA heavenly raspberry tart recipe. It was gobbled up immediately.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 120g flour1 pinch of salt60g cold butter1/2 vanilla pod425ml milk2 tablespoons sugar3 tablespoons cornflour2 egg yolks3-4 tablespoons raspberry jam1 bowl raspberriesMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr50minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSaladThis watermelon salad is really quick to prepare and is especially nice as a starter - particularly refreshing during the summer when watermelon is at its ruby red best.10 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 500g watermelon, cut into small slices180g fresh goat cheese, cut into 12 slicesgrated zest of 1 orangeFor the dressing2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice3 tablespoons good quality olive oilsalt and black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10minPlace the watermelon slices on 6 plates.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBerry dessertsStrawberry dessertsThis is a great tiramisu recipe for children because it is made without alcohol. It tastes especially great during strawberry season when very fresh and ripe local strawberries are available.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 4 eggs, separated200g sugar500g mascarpone3 tablespoons honey10g gelatine400g sponge fingers500ml blood orange juice400g fresh strawberries, cut small and sugared if desired 100g fresh strawberries, halvedMethodPrep:30min ›Extra time:3hr chilling › Ready in:3hr30minBeat egg yolks and sugar until fluffy.
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurryChickpea curryThis is a fragrant and flavourful chickpea curry from North India, usually eaten with fried bread like bhatura or puri. This recipe is much quicker to make if you use tinned chickpeas as called for here, but try it with dried - I like to think that the authentic flavour comes from doing it the hard way!
Dish typeIngredientsMethodCuisinesDiet & lifestylePopular collectionsOccasionsRecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBanana dessertsQuick, simple and really tasty! Unlike most recipes, these bananas don& 39;t need to be ripe to make an absolutely delicious dessert. Fantastic served over ice cream.71 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 1 tablespoon honey2 bananas4 teaspoons cinnamonice cream or cream to serveMethodPrep:1min ›Cook:4min ›Ready in:5minHeat a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the honey.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef minceI took this recipe with me when I moved out of home. Serve with creamy garlic mashed potatoes.64 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 For the meatloaf1/4 onion, diced1 teaspoon butter or margarine500g beef mince100g pork mince1 egg2 tablespoons mixed herbs1 tablespoon tomato ketchup1/4 teaspoon jarred chilli2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce220g dried breadcrumbs, or as neededsalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteFor the glaze3 tablespoons soy sauce3 tablespoons BBQ Sauce3 tablespoons tomato ketchup3 tablespoons dark brown soft sugarMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:1hr ›Extra time:30min chilling › Ready in:2hr10minPlace diced onion into a large microwaveable mixing bowl.
RecipesDish typeBreadSconesThese are easy and delicious! The pumpkin also allows you to use less butter than a typical scone, making for a healthier treat. Make sure your pumpkin is cold though :) Learn from my error - if it is warm it makes for a super sticky dough - still works out delicious.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 tablespoon butter100g caster sugar1 egg, beaten500g pumpkin puree250g self raising flourMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:45min › Ready in:1hr30minCream butter and sugar.