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Maple Glazed Pork with Mediterranean Veg Kebabs - These chunky meat kebabs with a sweet sticky glaze are perfect for a barbeque or al fresco supper served with warmed flatbreads and salad. Makes 8                                                                                                                       Ingredients 750g lean pork fillet, cubed Juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp dried oregano 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 large red peppers, deseeded […]
Crème Caramels - Just a few cheap ingredients are needed to make this classic French dessert. Served with fresh fruit it’s an impressive finale to a special meal. Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes, plus overnight chilling. Makes 6 Ingredients • 150g granulated sugar • 4 medium eggs, plus 2 medium egg yolks • 100g caster sugar • 600ml […]
Vegetable & Chilli Noodle Bowls -     This is a quick vegetarian supper packed with flavour! Soba noodles are Oriental noodles made from buckwheat flour. You’ll find them in most large supermarkets but if unavailable, use egg or rice noodles instead. Serves 4. Ready in 30 minutes         Ingredients • 1 tbsp vegetable oil • 1 onion, […]
Strawberry & Cream Eclairs -   Filled with sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries, these dainty pastries make a great treat for afternoon tea or can be served as a delicious summer dessert. Swap the strawberries for fresh raspberries or blueberries, if liked. Makes 8 Ready in 50 minutes, plus cooling     Ingredients • 50g butter, chilled and diced […]
Chicken & Rice Burritos -     Make these quick and easy wrap for on-the-go lunch or supper. Wrap tightly in foil to transport. Makes 4. Ready in 30 minutes       Ingredients • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed • 100g easy-cook long grain rice, boiled, […]
Apricot & Orange Cheesecakes -     Finish off a meal with these creamy individual fruity cheesecakes. You can make them a day in advance. 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 […]
Potted Smoked Salmon -     This is the perfect starter for the lunch – you can make it the night before and the recipe will easily double up if you are feeding a crowd! Serves 6. Ready in 30 minutes, plus cooling time.       Ingredients • 275g honey roast salmon flakes • 250g smoked salmon slices, […]
Christmas Mincemeat Slice -   This delicious festive slice can be served warm as a pud with custard, thick cream or brandy butter or simply cool completely and serve instead of mince pies. Makes 12-14 slices.Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes, plus chilling and cooling.       Ingredients: • 225g plain flour • 165g unsalted butter, chilled and […]
Cheats’ Chicken Tikka Biryani -   If you fancy a midweek curry but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, then whip up this quick and easy version of a classic Indian rice and chicken dish in next-to-no time. Using tikka curry paste and pouches of microwave spiced pilau rice, it’s the perfect cheat! Serves 4. Ready in 35 […]
Mincemeat & Sponge Puddings -     With Christmas just around the corner there will be plenty of jars of rich and fruity mincemeat in the shops – perfect for adding to mini sponge puddings. Serves 4. Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes     Ingredients: • Ready in 1hour 10 minutes • 115g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for […]
One Pan Lemon & Herb Chicken Roast -     A quick and easy roast for midweek or Sunday lunch with hardly any washing up! Serves 4. Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes     Ingredients • 50g butter, softened • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 3 tbsp fresh chopped mixed herbs (see Tip) • 2 lemons • Salt and freshly ground black […]
Salted Caramel, Chocolate & Chilli Tartlets -     It may sound like an unusual combination but a hint of fiery chilli complements a rich chocolate dessert perfectly. Serve with a spoonful of thick cream or Greek yogurt for a really indulgent dessert. Makes 6. Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling and chilling time     Ingredients: • Flour, for dusting • […]
Doughnuts - Home-made doughnuts are easier to make than you may think! Serve warm rolled in sugar with chocolate sauce to dip for an extra-special sweet treat. They are best eaten on the day of making. Makes 16. Ready in 1 hour, plus proving time.       Ingredients: • 175ml milk • 25g butter • 350g […]
Flag Pie -     This delicious sweet flan is great for an American-themed barbeque or summer party. Serves 6, Ready in 1 hour 50 minutes, plus cooling     Ingredients: PASTRY CASE • 175g plain flour • 100g unsalted butter, chilled and diced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 1 tsp orange zest • 1 medium egg […]
Coconut Seafood Curry -   Full of flavour, this speedy curry is great for a summer supper. Replace the asparagus tips with green beans or sugar snap peas, if liked. Serve with boiled noodles or steamed Thai jasmine rice.       Ingredients • 1tbsp vegetable oil • 8 shallots, peeled and halved • 2-3 tbsp Thai green curry […]
Tandoori Lamb with Naan -     A pot of yogurt and a few spices can transform lamb steaks into a delicious spicy supper. If you prefer, serve with pilau rice or on a bed of spiced couscous. Ready in: 30 mins, plus marinating time | Serves 4     Ingredients 4 large lamb steaks 6 tbsp natural yoghurt, plus […]
Mini Orange & Chocolate Cakes -       These lovely little citrus cakes take no time to make and are a delicious sweet treat. Ready in: 1 hour, plus cooling and setting. Makes 12       Ingredients 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 12 mini chocolate cookies 225g golden caster sugar 225g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking […]
Ham, Roasted Pepper & Feta Cheese Flan -   Using a ready-rolled sheet of puff pastry makes this summer flan a doddle to make. Serve warm or cold with a peppery watercress and rocket salad and some boiled new potatoes for a lovely late summer lunch or supper.     Ingredients: • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced • 1 large […]
Berry & Chocolate Pavlova -   These divine individual pavlovas are ideal for a summer dessert. You can make the meringues in advance then layer with fruit and cream a couple of hours before serving. Serves 4. Ready in 2 hours     Ingredients: • 4 large egg whites • 225g caster sugar • 1 tsp cornflour • 1tsp white […]
Roast Salmon with Tomato & Asparagus Tagliatelle -     This light summery supper is on the table in less than 30 minutes – perfect when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. If you prefer, replace the salmon with pieces of cod loin or smoked haddock fillets.     Ingredients • 4 x 175g pieces salmon fillet • Salt and […]
Chocolate Fondant Puddings -   Don’t overcook these divine chocolate puds or the centres will set and you’ll lose the gooey molten middle. You can prepare them a couple of hours in advance and bake them just before serving. Serves 4. Ready in 45 minutes     Ingredients: • 175g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing • 175g caster […]
Ricotta Stuffed Pork -     This is a great way to jazz up pork steaks for a midweek meal. Serve with brown rice or creamy mashed potatoes on the side, if liked.     Ingredients: • 4 thin-cut pork loin steaks • 175g ricotta cheese • 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest […]
Perfect Pancakes -   Whip up a classic pancake batter to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Simply serve the traditional way with sugar and lemon juice or try one of our extra special sweet or savoury serving ideas.       Ingredients: • 100g plain flour • Pinch of salt • 1 large egg • 300ml milk (or milk and […]
Chorizo & Prawn Paella -   This one-pan supper can be on the dinner table in less than one hour. Serve with a crisp green salad and some crusty bread for a delicious and filling midweek meal.       Ingredients: • 1tbsp olive oil • 250g chorizo sausage, diced • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped • 2 garlic […]
Chocolate & Walnut Biscotti - These crunchy Italian biscuits are perfect for dunking into a festive coffee or serving as an after dinner treat. They also make a great foodie gift packed into clear gift bags and tied with ribbon and a Christmas label! Makes 20. Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling time   Ingredients: • 50g unsalted butter, softened […]
Salmon & Monkfish Filo Wreath -   This festive wreath makes a great alternative to traditional roast turkey and can be prepared in advance the night before.       Ingredients: • Sunflower oil, for greasing • 100g butter, melted • 270g pack filo pastry, thawed if frozen • 450g salmon fillet, skinned and diced • 450g monkfish fillet, skinned and […]
Chilled Orange Mousse with Fresh Orange Glaze -   A light, creamy and refreshing dessert that can be prepared a day in advance. Serve with crisp butter biscuits or shortbread fingers. Serves 8. Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling and chilling       Ingredients: • 3 gelatine leaves • 150ml fresh orange juice • 250g ricotta cheese • 250g full fat soft […]
French Omelette with Garlic Tomatoes -   Eggs are the perfect fridge standby for a quick and filling supper. Here’s how to make a classic creamy French omelette for one in a few simple steps – the recipe can easily be doubled to serve two people.   Ingredients: • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved • 2 tsp olive oil • 1 garlic […]
Chocolate & Orange Puddings -   Chocolate and orange are perfect flavour partners and these lovely individual puddings taste delicious served warm with custard or cream. Makes 6. Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes     Ingredients: • 3 small clementines or satsumas, thinly sliced • 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing • 175g caster sugar • 3 […]
Beef & Pepper Stroganoff -   This is a fabulously quick and easy supper that is packed full of flavour. Serve with a watercress or rocket salad, if liked.       Ingredients: • 350g tagliatelle • 1tbsp olive oil • 4 flash-fry steaks (each about 125g), cut into thin strips • 1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced • […]
Lamb Koftas with Minted Couscous -   This flavour-packed dish is great for a late summer lunch or dinner. Serve with warmed flatbreads and tzatziki, if liked.       Ingredients: FOR THE KOFTAS • 350g lean minced lamb • ½ red onion, finely chopped • 1 garlic clove, crushed • 2tsp ground coriander • 2tsp ground cumin • 1tsp smoked […]
Coconut Rice Pudding with Caramelised Apples -     A classic with a twist, this creamy rice pudding has added coconut milk for extra flavour and is served with spiced apples in a caramel sauce.     Ingredients: • 50g unsalted butter, softened • 100g pudding rice • 400ml full-fat milk • 200ml coconut milk • 40g caster sugar • 1 tbsp […]
Squash & Spinach Lasagne -   If you fancy a meat-free supper this week then try this delicious filling vegetarian lasagne. Serve with a crisp green salad and crusty bread.     Ingredients: • 1 butternut squash, peeled and flesh diced • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed • 1 tsp dried oregano […]
Raspberry & Vanilla Panna Cotta -     These delightful creamy desserts make the perfect Valentine treat! Serves 2     Ingredients: • 75g fresh raspberries, pureed • 1 sheet leaf gelatine PANNA COTTA • 600ml double cream • 2 tsp vanilla extract • 2 pared strips lemon rind • 50g caster sugar • 2 sheets leaf gelatine • Few drops […]
Thai Green Curry -     This classic curry is great for a mid-week family supper – it’s quick to make and tastes delicious!     Ingredients: • 200g Thai jasmine rice • 1 tbsp sunflower oil • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced • 2 tbsp Thai green curry paste • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and thinly […]
Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes -     Based on the classic lemon drizzle cake these tangy cupcakes are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea!     Ingredients: • 175g unsalted butter, softened • 175g golden caster sugar • 175g self-raising flour • 1tsp baking powder • 3 large eggs • 2tbsp lemon curd TOPPING • 100g granulated […]
Ricotta Stuffed Chicken -     This recipe is a great way to turn chicken fillets into something special. You can prepare them a couple of hours in advance and keep covered in the fridge, then simply cook when needed. Serves 4   Ingredients: • 75g ricotta cheese • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves • 2 tsp finely grated […]
Chocolate & Orange Hot Cross Buns -     Give the classic hot cross bun a delicious twist with the addition of chocolate chips, orange zest and piped chocolate crosses! Serves 4     Ingredients: • 500g strong white plain flour, plus extra for dusting • 1/2 tsp salt • 2 tsp ground mixed spice • Zest of 1 orange • 50g […]
Sticky Barbeque Chicken Wings -     Chicken wings are a great budget buy and perfect for a TV dinner or speedy supper. Serve with a home-made coleslaw or rice salad for a more substantial meal.     Ingredients: • 1 kg chicken wings • 8tbsp tomato ketchup • 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce • 3tbsp smooth mango chutney • 2tsp Dijon […]
Peach Crostata - A crostata is an Italian lattice-topped pie which can be sweet or savoury. This one has a fruity fresh peach filling. Serve with crème fraîche or ice cream. Serves 6       Ingredients: PASTRY • 350g plain flour • 175g butter, chilled and diced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 1 large egg, beaten […]
Camembert & Red Pepper Tarts -     A really quick and easy snack, starter or light supper dish made with just five ingredients.       Ingredients: • 2 large red peppers, deseeded and cut into strips • 1 tbsp olive oil • 250g puff pastry • 150g Camembert cheese, thinly sliced • 150g bag rocket and watercress salad Method […]
Rhubarb & Almond Tart -    A delicious tart with a layer of tangy roasted rhubarb topped with a sweet almond frangipane. Serve warm or cold with crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream. Serves 8    Ingredients: • Flour, for dusting • 300g ready-made shortcrust pastry • 250g rhubarb, trimmed and chopped • 175g caster sugar • 3 tbsp orange […]
Bolognese Meatballs - These delicious homemade meatballs are flavoured with basil and oregano then cooked in a rich tomato sauce. Serve with spaghetti for a classic Italian supper, or for a change pile on top of boiled rice or steamed couscous.     Ingredients: • 400g lean minced beef • 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil • 1 tsp […]
Apricot & Jam Swiss Roll -   Great for a teatime treat, this light sponge cake is best eaten on the day it’s made. Serves 8-10. Ready in 40 minutes, plus cooling time   Ingredients: • 100g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling • 3 large eggs • 100g self-raising flour Filling • 100g unsalted butter, softened • 225g icing sugar […]