RecipesDish typeCakeSponge cakeVictoria sponge cakeA simple Victoria sponge recipe that I use repeatedly, but I adapt it every time I make it and vary the outcome. I usually bake it and give away! Otherwise I would eat all myself! I make it all by hand using the cream and fold method.Recipe by:West Midlands, England, UK14 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 Sponge sandwich175g butter or margarine175g caster sugar3 large eggs175g self-raising flourFilling50g butter75g icing sugar, sifteda few drops vanilla extract4-5 tablespoons raspberry jam (or your favourite jam)4-5 tablespoons dessicated coconut4 glace cherries (optional)MethodPrep:50min ›Cook:18min ›Extra time:20min › Ready in:1hr28minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
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RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis popular Indian dish is easy to make and tastes fab! Chicken is simmered in a mild, but creamy curry sauce. Serve withnaan, roti, parathas and/or rice.63 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 4 tablespoons vegetable oil1 1/2 onions, finely chopped1 clove garlic2 tablespoons water8 tomatoes1 large green pepper1 tablespoon salt2 teaspoons garam masala1 teaspoon chilli powder125ml double cream50g butter4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size piecesMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minHeat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurryChickpea curryChickpeas are simmered in a fragrant and spicy curry sauce and garnished with fresh coriander. Serve with rice for a great vegetarian midweek meal.816 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 onions, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, finely chopped2 teaspoons finely chopped root ginger6 whole cloves1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon ground coriandersalt to taste1 teaspoon chilli powder1 teaspoon ground turmeric2 (400g) tins chickpeas, undrained1 large handful chopped fresh corianderMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40minHeat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, and cook and stir onions until softened.
RecipesDish typeStartersMezeFalafelRethink falafel - while the traditional wrap is great, this is a tasty vegetarian alternative to beefburgers. Serve in a burger bap or pitta.219 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil2 spring onions, chopped75g (3 oz) mushrooms, diced1 (400g) tin chickpeas, undrained3 cloves garlic, choppedsmall handful chopped fresh coriandersmall handful chopped fresh parsley1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder1/2 teaspoon ground cumin50g (2 oz) dried breadcrumbs2 egg whites2 tablespoons olive oil for frying, or as neededMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:25minHeat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesA Hob Nob / Abbey Crunch style biscuit.Recipe by:SmarsHampshire, England, UK71 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 20 biscuits140g (5 oz) butter140g (5 oz) sugar1 tablespoon milk1 teaspoon golden syrup1 teaspoon bicarb of soda140g (5 oz) self raising flour110g (4 oz) rolled oatsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minPreheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2Cream together the butter and sugar.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonSalmon fillet This salmon dish is not only delicious, but it& 39;s also simple to make. Salmon is marinated in an Indian-spiced natural yoghurt, then grilled to perfection.94 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 250g fat-free natural yoghurt1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper6 cloves garlic, finely chopped2 (5cm) pieces fresh root ginger, finely chopped2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric4 (175g) skinless, boneless salmon filletsMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:8hr marinating › Ready in:8hr35minCombine the yoghurt, cayenne pepper, garlic, ginger, coriander, ground coriander, cumin, salt and turmeric in a resealable plastic bag.
RecipesDish typeSaladBean salad Chickpea saladThis colourful chickpea salad is tasty and super healthy - lots of fibre from the chickpeas, and loads of veg to get you to your five a day. Perfect for picnics.53 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 lime, juiced1 lemon, juiced4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 1/2 (400g) tins chickpeas, drained and rinsed2 large red peppers, diced2 large yellow peppers, diced1 green chilli, diced1 large red onion, dicedhandful chopped fresh parsleysalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10minIn a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, lemon juice and olive oil.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThese Christmas biscuits are also known as zimtsterne. They make wonderful food gifts.42 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 9 - 10 dozen50g unsalted butter300g caster sugar2 eggs1 egg yolk1 teaspoon lemon juice290g plain flour2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg60g finely chopped walnutsMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:6min ›Ready in:51minPreheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenChicken sandwichesThis is easy to transport and a meal in itself. Will make any picnic or al fresco dining a joy! To save time, you could equally use ready prepared roast peppers and onions from the deli counter.Recipe by:London, England, UK2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 red pepper, cut into 1cm strips1 yellow pepper, cut into 1 cm strips2 large red onions, peeled and cut into 10 wedges each1 tablespoon olive oil1 large round crusty loaf100g Rannoch Smokery® Smoked Chicken100g Rannoch Smokery® Cold Smoked Beef240g sunblush tomatoes, sliced1 smoked brie150g chargilled aubergines1 handful baby spinach leaves1 small bunch basil leavesMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Extra time:30min resting › Ready in:1hr20minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefCuts of beefSteakSpice up your BBQ steak with this garlicky, herby dressing.2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 Chimichurri sauce1 tablespoon red onion1 small bunch flat leaf parsley4 garlic cloves9 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons red wine vinegarjuice of 1 lemon1 teaspoon cayenne1 teaspoon crushed black pepper½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon dried oregano1 bay leafMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minIn a food processor mince the onion, parsley and garlic.
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurryVegetable curry This is an easy vegetable curry with just enough spice! The lentils are filling and you can add any vegetables you have. Spinach leaves add extra colour and flavour.Recipe by:County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK65 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons olive oil1 small onion, diced1 clove garlic, finely chopped1 red chilli pepper, finely chopped1 teaspoon cumin, or more to taste1 teaspoon curry powder, or more to taste1 teaspoon ground coriander, or more to taste1 teaspoon turmeric, or more to taste12 cherry tomatoes, or 2 whole tomatoes chopped60g red lentils120ml watersalt to taste1 cauliflower, broken up into large floretsfresh spinach leavesfresh coriander, to serveMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:50minIn a large frying pan or saucepan, heat oil and gently fry onions, garlic and chilli for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenMarinades for chickenQuick, easy, spicy chicken served with lime wedges and a dollop of natural yoghurt or creme fraiche.243 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 120g chunky salsa4 tablespoons dijon mustard2 tablespoons fresh lime juice6 skinless chicken breast fillets2 tablespoons butter6 tablespoons plain yoghurt1 lime, sliced into segmentsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minIn a shallow dish or bowl combine the salsa, mustard and lime juice.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis chicken tikka masala is an easy but flavoursome version of everyone& 39;s favourite mild-medium curry!Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK410 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 chicken breast fillets, cut into 2.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Pepper soupA quick and easy, flavourful soup made with chickpeas, red pepper and tahini. Serve with toasted pitta triangles.15 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 350ml (12 fl oz) chicken stock, divided1 (400g) tin chickpeas2 tablespoons tahini1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1 clove garlic, minced1 small red pepper, dicedMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minIn a blender or food processor, blend 1/2 the chicken stock, chickpeas, tahini, mustard, garlic and red pepper until smooth.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with eggsThis is an elegant starter or appetiser. Serve with crusty bread or crackers, if desired.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 1 medium onion, finely chopped6 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped115g cream cheese, softened4 tablespoons soured cream85g red caviar85g black caviar, rinsed and drainedMethodPrep:20min ›Extra time:3hr chilling › Ready in:3hr20minSpread the onion out on a kitchen towel set over a plate and place in the refrigerator to dry out a bit, about 30 minutes.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta bakesCheese pasta bakesI came up with this when I had very little in and it turned out to be a substantial, tasty meal.Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK81 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 tablespoon sunflower oil1 onion, finely chopped1 tin tomato soup1 tablespoon tomato puree1 tablespoon garlic puree4 rashers unsmoked back bacon, chopped50g (2 oz) cheddar, grated1 tablespoons grated parmesansalt and pepper to season500g pastaMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minBring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta for 12 minutes.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeNo-bake cheesecakeNeed to impress a large number of guests? This cheesecake is fantastically simple to prepare! Finish it off with any kind of fruit puree you like.Recipe by:Cheshire, England, UK20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 200g digestive biscuit crumbs100g caster sugar110g melted butter675g cream cheese, softened2 (397g) tins condensed sweetened milk125ml lemon juice1 teaspoon vanilla extract325g whipped cream1kg fruit filling or compote of choiceMethodPrep:25min ›Extra time:3hr chilling › Ready in:3hr25minStir together digestive biscuit crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
RecipesDish typeBreadBrown breadRye breadThis bread is richly flavoured and easy to make. Enjoy thickly sliced with lashings of butter.17 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 4 tablespoons chopped rye4 tablespoons water175ml milk4 tablespoons water1 teaspoon salt4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar1 egg50g butter600g bread flour4 teaspoons wheat gluten powder1 3/4 teaspoons dried active baking yeast1 tablespoon milkMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:35min ›Extra time:45min proofing › Ready in:1hr40minSoak the chopped rye in 4 tablespoons of water until most of the water has been absorbed.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsFruit pies and tartsApple pies and tartsA divine, delicous swedish apple pie.7 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 75g peeled, sliced apples1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)1 tablespoon sugar170g melted butter150g sugar120g plain flour1 egg60g chopped nuts (optional)1/8 teaspoon saltMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:1hrFill pie dish with sliced apples.
RecipesDish typeCakeCake decoratingIcingFondant icingI& 39;ve finally perfected the homemade rolled fondant recipe that requires no egg whites or marshmallows, and can be made with most things that the cake decorator will have in the kitchen! It came from the mixing together (after much experimentation and failure) of a few different recipes from cookery books around the house, but I owe the inspiration mostly to my grandmother& 39;s magazines from the 50s!
RecipesDish typeSaladThis is a refreshing and unique salad, with beautiful Asian flavours. Use different varieties of apples to get a nice contrast between flavours and textures.Recipe by:Cambridgeshire, England, UK1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 shallots, finely sliced1 tbsp vegetable oil3 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced3 Pink Lady apples, cored and sliced1 tbsp lime juice6 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters2 tbsp dry roasted peanuts, crushedhandful coriander leaves, chopped1 garlic clove, finely chopped1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped1 tsp sugar1 tbsp fish saucejuice of 2 limesMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minFirst make the dressing by blending together the garlic, chilli and sugar in a food processor to make a rough paste.