Sautéed potatoes

Sautéed potatoes - A delicious change from roasties - floury potatoes such as Maris Piper, chopped parsley, butter, olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, Wash the potatoes under running water and remove any blemish or green bits.; Wash and finely chop the parsley; Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. [...]

Stracotto

Stracotto - Melt-in-the-mouth Italian pot roast - brisket or silverside, carrots, stick celery, butter, clove garlic, onions, olive oil, red wine, beef or vegetable stock, tomato puree, A grating of nutmeg, Sea salt, black pepper, Rinse the meat and pat dry with kitchen towel.; Peel and roughly chop the onions. Peel the carrots and cut [...]

Leek and potato soup

Leek and potato soup - A comforting winter soup - leeks, floury potatoes, butter, Milk, snipped chives, small onion, vegetable stock, Sea salt, black pepper, Boil a kettle and make up the stock according to the packet instructions.; Discard the green part of the leeks and the outer leaf. Finely chop the white part and [...]

Italian apple torte

Italian apple torte - A moist apple cake for a special tea or as a dessert - Gala apples, eggs, butter, lemon, demerara sugar, plain flour, baking powder, Greek-style yogurt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C FAN/GAS 4; Leave the butter to soften at room temperature.; Lightly grease a 20cm round, loose bottomed cake tin. Line the [...]

Homemade fish pie with saffron mash

Homemade fish pie with saffron mash - Creamy, smokey fish under a comforting blanket of aromatic mash. Simple to make, perfect for winter entertaining! - resh haddock fillets, skinned, un-dyed smoked haddock fillet, raw king prawns, Milk, Bunch fresh flat parsley, lemon, kg Maris Piper potatoes, Large pinch saffron strands, bay leaf, whole black peppercorns, [...]

Christmas biscuits

Christmas biscuits - Easy-to-bake gifts or decorations - butter, eggs, lemon, honey, plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, demerara sugar, Icing sugar, cloves, crushed, Nutmeg, salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C FAN/GAS 4; Weigh the butter and leave it to soften.; Sieve the flour with the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add the crushed [...]

Sumptuously seeded soda bread

Sumptuously seeded soda bread - Easy to bake and delicious toasted for breakfast - buttermilk, butter, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, wholemeal flour, plain white flour, wheat bran, wheatgerm, bicarbonate of soda, Sea salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 190˚C/170˚C FAN/GAS 5; Mix the two flours, wheat bran and wheatgerm together. Rub in the butter until [...]

Vegetarian shepherd’s pie

Vegetarian shepherd’s pie - Subtly flavoured mixture of vegetables under creamy mash - carrots, parsnips, leeks, chopped fresh parsley, floury potatoes, full fat milk, butter, tin chopped tomatoes, red lentils, olive oil, red onion, clove garlic, red wine, Sea salt, black pepper, Nutmeg, Large pinch dried oregano, Choose potatoes that are roughly equal in size [...]

Quiche with ham and pecorino

Quiche with ham and pecorino - Crisp pastry and just-set filling - simple and scrumptious! - thickly sliced good quality ham, grated pecorino, sprig rosemary, crème fraiche, eggs, butter, plain wholemeal flour, Sea salt, black pepper, Nutmeg, If you are using shop-bought pastry, skip to step 3. Otherwise...; Cube the butter. Put it in a [...]

Pear and yogurt torte

Pear and yogurt torte - Light, fruity sponge - the perfect teatime treat - pears, butter, eggs, full fat plain yogurt, plain flour, sugar, baking powder, icing sugar (optional), Sea salt, Leave the butter to soften at room temperature.; PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 200˚C/180˚C FAN/GAS 6; Butter a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin and cover with baking [...]

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