RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef curryThis is a very nice and very spicy beef curry. Serve with naan bread and rice for a lovely meal.188 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 500g diced lean beef, washed well and drained5 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil3 fresh red or green chillies, seeded and finely chopped3-6 dried red chillies or 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder3 cloves garlic, crushed1 large onion, finely chopped1 tablespoon curry powder1 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon salt2 bay leaves1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds2 tablespoons tomato puree1 tablespoon lemon juice250ml beef or vegetable stock, or plain water1/2 teaspoon vinegar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon dried basil1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon ground corianderMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hrHeat oil in large pot, add cubed beef and saute until golden brown, 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
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RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeChocolate loaf cakeThere really is nothing better than a lusciously simple chocolate cake - and a mixture of milk chocolate and dark chocolate makes this chocolate cake so special.15 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 150g butter175g sugar3 eggs3 tablespoons milk3 tablespoons rum250g flour2 tablespoons baking powder100g dark chocolate, grated100g milk chocolate, chopped1 teaspoon vanilla extractMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr ›Extra time:1hr15min › Ready in:2hr30minBeat the butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy.
RecipesDish typeCakeVegetable cakesCourgette cakeThis courgette cake recipe is from my grandmother - she used to pass the courgette through a meat mincer (!) because they had no food processor. The courgette cake keeps well wrapped in aluminium foil in the refrigerator and can also be frozen.64 people made thisIngredientsServes: 15 3 eggs400g caster sugar200g melted margarine or cooking oil1 teaspoon vanilla extract500g courgette, grated500g flour150g ground nuts1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder3 teaspoon cinnamonIcing sugar for dusting (optional)MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr15minGrease a large loaf tin or two small square tins with butter.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBerry dessertsRaspberry dessertsA quick method for making ice cream yourself - great fun for the kids, and the best part is you don& 39;t need an ice cream maker. You can also use other berries instead of raspberries.54 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 300g frozen raspberries100g sugar150ml creamMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minMix the frozen raspberries and sugar in a blender until the raspberries are coarsely chopped.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesCookiesChocolate chip cookiesSoft and chewy cookies with crunchy Smarties and egg free too. You can use chocolate chips is your prefer :)Recipe by:Cambridgeshire, England, UK138 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 16 cookies112g (4oz) margarine85g (3oz) light brown soft sugar2 tablespoons milk2 tablespoons golden syrupa few drops vanilla extract170g (6oz) self-raising flour112g (4oz) Smarties® or chocolate chipsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenChicken breast fillets baked in tidy little parcels, flavoured with olives, raisins and tomato puree - a quick and tasty dinner that shines with effortless Mediterranean flavours.2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 chicken breast filletssalt and pepper to taste10 black olives, finely chopped3 tablespoons raisins or sultanas2 tablespoons tomato puree3 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped1 tablespoon white wine vinegarMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:35minSeason chicken breast fillets on both sides with salt and pepper.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsLemon dessertsI love lemon! These lemon slices are super juicy. The use of fresh lemon juice (or lime juice as a substitute), however, is a must!13 people made thisIngredientsServes: 24 200g plain flour30g icing sugar150g cold butter6 eggs575g sugarzest of 1 lemon250ml fresh lemon juice75g plain flour, siftedMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr5min ›Ready in:1hr20minPreheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseA very tasty cheese straw recipe made with wholemeal and buckwheat flour for a rustic taste and texture. You can use one cheese or a mixture of both.16 people made thisIngredientsServes: 30 75g buckwheat flour75g plain flour75g wholemeal flour1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)115g cold butter, diced70g Cheddar or Gouda cheese, grated4 tablespoons ice-cold waterMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:30min freezing › Ready in:1hr5minProcess all three flours, salt, rosemary and diced butter in a food processor until crumbly.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsFruit pies and tartsI bake this blueberry tart every year when blueberries are in season! Warning - highly addictive! The pastry should be allowed to stand for an hour in the refrigerator.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 For the pastry250g butter250g flour250g ground almonds150g sugar1 egg1 pinch of cloves1 teaspoon cinnamonFor the filling250g blueberries3 eggs100g yoghurt100ml cream75g sugarzest of 1 unwaxed lemonMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:50min ›Extra time:1hr resting › Ready in:2hr10minKnead all the pastry ingredients into a smooth dough, wrap in foil and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
RecipesDish typeSaladGreen saladI love Rapunzel salad, as we have always called lamb& 39;s lettuce. I like it combined with walnuts and apples and a sweet dressing with lemon, sugar, pumpkin seed oil and balsamic vinegar.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 100g lamb& 39;s lettuce50g walnuts, chopped coarsely1/2 Tart apple, washed, cored and thinly sliced (don& 39;t peel)For the dressing2 teaspoons lemon juice4 teaspoons sugar (or less to taste)2 teaspoons pumpkin seed oil2 teaspoons balsamic vinegarMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:1hrThoroughly wash and dry lettuce.
RecipesDish typeDessertThis classic French dessert is perfect for using fresh, in-season berries. Serve dusted with icing sugar, or a dollop of creme fraiche.12 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 to 5 eggs175g sugar175g flour150ml milk (more if needed)1 pinch of salt1 1/2 tablespoons Cointreau600g mixed berries (such as raspberries, red and black currants, blackberries and blueberries)MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:50minGrease a 24-26cm baking dish.
RecipesDish typeSaladBean salad Chickpea saladLovely combination of roasted red or yellow peppers with chickpeas, mint, capers, lemon, garlic and olive oil. This simple but flavourful salad goes well with almost any fish.17 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 red or yellow peppers4 tablespoons olive oil2-3 tablespoons lemon juice3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves3 teaspoons capers, drainedsalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste2 garlic cloves, finely chopped720g chickpeas, freshly cooked or tinnedMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minPreheat oven to 220 C / Gas 8.
RecipesDish typeSaladSalad dressing VinaigretteMixed green salad served with a vinaigrette made with fresh herbs - a quick side dish that can be served with any meal. Making your own dressing might seem hard, but it really couldn& 39;t be easier!6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 small shallot, finely chopped1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar1/4 teaspoon salt5-6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oilfresh herbs - parsley, chervil, marjoram, thyme or basil - finely chopped6 handfuls mixed green salad leavesfreshly ground pepper (optional)MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minMix the shallot, vinegar and salt in a small bowl, then stir in the olive oil.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceThe sauce tastes best about half a day after it has been made, so for best results plan on making it ahead and storing it in the fridge till you need it. It goes well with fish or cold meat.7 people made thisIngredientsServes: 1 65g cream cheese4 tablespoons salad cream2 tablespoons evaporated milk2 hard-boiled eggs50g gherkins3 teaspoons capers1/2 bunch parsleysalt and freshly ground black pepper to tastesugar to tasteMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:50minStir the cream cheese, salad cream and milk to a smooth cream.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishSteamed fishThis is a basic and common Chinese recipe for steamed fish. Trout, cod, or any firm-fleshed fish will work for this recipe.36 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 3 spring onions, cut in thirds2 fresh mushrooms, sliced6 leaves Chinese cabbage, sliced into large pieces675g (1 1/2) pounds halibut, cut into 4 pieces2 slices root ginger, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, choppeddried crushed chillies to taste4 tablespoons light soy sauce2 tablespoons waterfresh coriander sprigs, to garnishMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:35minArrange 1/2 of the spring onions on the bottom of the steamer insert.
RecipesDish typeStartersSeafood startersPrawn startersFresh king prawns are steamed in a soy sauce, garlic and brandy. Simple and delicious.35 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 20 raw king prawns with shell2 tablespoons light soy sauce5 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon brandyMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15minWash prawns thoroughly and leave on shells and heads.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceMarinadesMarinades for prawnsThese prawn skewers are deliciously sweet and spicy. You can cook these kebabs in the oven or on the barbecue.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 100ml orange juicejuice of 2 limes2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground clovespinch of cayenne peppersalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste500g large prawns350g fresh pineapple, dicedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:12min ›Ready in:22minMix orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, spices, salt and pepper.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBerry cakeThis is a heavenly cake - golden layers of sponge with cool layers of redcurrant cream. If they do not all fit in the oven, you can bake them one after another.10 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 Cake250g soft butter225g caster sugar2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 eggs, separated250g plain flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon caster sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon2 tablespoons caster sugar100g almonds, chopped with peelFilling6 sheets gelatine500ml soured cream125g icing sugar500g redcurrantsMethodPrep:1hr ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:1hr15minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Squash soupCourgette soupA simple vegetarian soup for the whole family with courgette, spinach and potatoes. In a pinch, you can use frozen spinach.164 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons oil500g courgette, diced1 onion, coarsely chopped150g spinach1 potato, peeled and diced1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped1L vegetable stock225ml creamsalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minIn a saucepan, heat the oil and saute the courgette and onion until the onion is translucent.
RecipesDish typeCakeMini cakesMuffinsYou can make all kinds of different muffins with this muffin recipe. Use a simple strawberry jam for a family pleasing classic, or get creative - I tried a peach and amaretto jam, but other flavours of jam taste just as good.14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 280g flour80g sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 egg240g natural yoghurt50g butter, melted1 teaspoon vanilla extract8 tablespoons jam of your choiceMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:40min › Ready in:1hr20minPreheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSavoury pies and tartsVegetable pies and tartsTomato tartThis tomato tart alone is a good enough reason for me to look forward to the next tomato season. Serve as a starter or a main.23 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 Pastry200g plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt100g butter3-4 tablespoons ice-cold water as neededFilling2-3 tablespoons Dijon mustard100g Gruyère cheese, grated2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped1 tablespoon oregano, fresh or dried2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil3 large, ripe tomatoes (about 700g), peeled and cut into 1cm thick slicesMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:55minMix flour and salt in a food processor.