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RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThese popular biscuits are sold all over Argentina and can be dusted with icing sugar, as here in this dainty petite four sized version, or coated in white or dark chocolate.4 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 15 alfajores50g butter50g dark muscovado sugar400g tin full fat condensed milk100g cornflour50g plain flour50g ground almonds1 teaspoon baking powder100g butter100g caster sugargrated rind of half a lemon1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 egg yolkssifted icing sugar for dustingMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:25minFirst make the dulce de leche by gently heating the butter and muscovado sugar in a saucepan until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Tomato soupEasy tomato soupServe this quick and easy soup as it is, or purée half and return to pot for a smoother consistency. Serve topped with freshly grated parmesan.64 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil1 clove garlic, minced1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed1L (1 3/4 pints) water1 chicken stock cube, crumbled1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemarysalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:20minIn a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté garlic in oil 1 minute.
RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeChocolate banana cakeVery quick and a hit for anyone that likes banana type cakes. My wee brother that& 39;s 2.5 years loves this.Recipe by:Fife, Scotland, UK18 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 200g caster sugar250ml milk1 tablespoon golden syrup1 tablespoon cocoa powder80g chocolate110g margarine250g self-raising flour1 large ripe banana (or 2 medium)1 eggMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:55min ›Ready in:1hrPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesSpaghettiPerfect for midweek, it& 39;s ready in just 20 minutes. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 (500g) packet spaghetti4 tablespoons olive oil4 cloves garlic, crushed100g sun-dried tomatoes, softened and chopped200g feta cheese, crumbled1 bunch fresh basil, chopped1/2 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes (optional)salt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minBring a large pan of salted water to the boil.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishFlatfish Plaice This fish dish is elegant and delicate in flavour. Plaice is grilled to perfection, then served with a sauce made with white wine, orange liqueur, ginger and hollandaise sauce.20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 125ml white wine2 tablespoons brandy-based orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier1 tablespoon grated fresh root ginger250ml hollandaise sauce1 tablespoon orange juice8 (85g) fillets plaice or sole fish4 tablespoons orange juice8 pinches dried thyme40g butter, divided into 8 portionsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minIn a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the white wine, Grand Marnier and grated ginger.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenChicken pizza Pizza like you& 39;ve never come across before! Smoked chicken, asparagus and quails eggs top this pizza. Serve with a rocket salad.Recipe by:London, England, UK3 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 200ml creme fraiche1 egg yolk1 teaspoon grain mustard2 pizza bases1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, blanched for a minute then refreshed under cold water200g Rannoch Smokery® Smoked Chicken8 quails eggsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minPreheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenA tropical mango pineapple salsa does double duty as marinade and salsa in this spicy chicken dish.60 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 2 (425g) tins pineapple pieces in fruit juice, drained with juice reserved2 mangos - peeled, stone removed and diced2 green chillies, seeded and dicedhandful chopped fresh coriander8 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice and pulp8 tablespoons fresh orange juice4 tablespoons dark rum1 clove garlic, minced8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halvesMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minIn a bowl, mix the pineapple and reserved juice, mangos, chillies, coriander, lime juice and pulp, orange juice, rum and garlic.
RecipesDish typeCakeTraybakesChocolate traybakesBrowniesThese brownies are super fudgy (my favourite type), nearly fat free, and could definitely take a couple tweaks to make the yogurt flavour less pronounced. You can also make these egg free by using flax and water in replacement of the eggs - this eliminates all of the saturated fat from this recipe!
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with eggsSick of your ordinary fry up? Try this deliciously different recipe for a brunch-time treat.Recipe by:London, England, UK2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 1 Clipper Green Teabag1 tablespoon butter3 eggs1 tablespoon water2 servings toast or brown riceMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15minIn a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and water.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBanana cakeEasy banana cakeIdeal for using up bananas that you& 39;ve kept for a bit too long. Really yummy :-)Recipe by:Norfolk, England, UK1631 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 110g (4 oz) butter or margarine170g (6 oz) sugar2 eggs225g (8 oz) self raising flour2 large or 3 medium bananas, mashedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:1hr10min ›Ready in:1hr20minHeat the oven to 180 C / gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceMushroom sauce This sauce is packed full of flavour and is quick and easy to make. Enjoy with grilled meats, if desired.34 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 60g butter4 tablespoons finely chopped shallots60g portabello mushrooms, sliced60g crimini mushrooms, sliced60g shiitake mushrooms, sliced60g morel mushrooms, sliced60g chanterelle mushrooms, sliced125ml red wine175ml beef demi-glacesalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minMelt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato A Jamaican classic. Serve with rice or bread.Recipe by:Sussex, England, UK140 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 800g pork loin, fat trimmed off, chopped into 2cm cubes1/2 lime, juiced2 tablespoons mild curry powder (general supermarket mix is fine)2 tablespoons all purpose seasoning (mix of pepper, salt, paprika, thyme, turmeric, cayenne pepper)5 tablespoons sunflower oil435ml vegetable stock1 medium onion, chopped2cm root ginger, chopped finely2 red chillies, seeds included, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 red pepper, coarsely chopped1/2 green pepper, coarsely chopped2 spring onions2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley2 tablespoons chopped coriander2 medium waxy potatoes, chopped4 servings boiled or steamed basmati ricesalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:2hr ›Extra time:4hr marinating › Ready in:6hr20minPut pork into large bowl and cover with lime juice, curry powder and all purpose seasoning.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishTuna Tinned tunaThis is a deliciously wholesome dish, which is perfect as a main course or as a side salad. Bulgur is tossed with avocado, crispy bacon and flaked tuna.9 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 4 250g dry bulgur wheat1 avocado, peeled, pitted and dicedsalt and pepper to taste225g streaky bacon2 tablespoons lemon juice2 (185g) tins tuna, drainedMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:1hrPlace the bulgur wheat into a saucepan with at least 3 times its depth in water.
RecipesDish typeDessertFrozen dessertsIce creamThis is a fantastic low fat alternative to ice cream. Low fat natural yoghurt is churned with vanilla soya milk, honey and oil, then served with chopped almonds.17 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 500g low fat natural yoghurt250ml vanilla soya milk5 tablespoons honey1 tablespoon rapeseed oil4 tablespoons chopped almondsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:45minIn a medium bowl, whisk together the yoghurt, soya milk, honey and rapeseed oil.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesFlapjacksA very easy flapjack recipe, I made it myself! It is a really simple and tasty recipe! You will need to freeze the chocolate beforehand for as long as desired. My favourite is banana and milk chocolate, you may need to freeze the banana beforehand as it will go mushy when it has been cooked!
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladPotato saladHam and mushroom dough balls with salad and potatoes which makes a nice lunch. The pastry is easy to mix and roll.Recipe by:Kent, England, UK1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 4 350g plain flour125g butter1 pinch saltwater as needed500ml milk50g cheese1 mushroom, chopped1 slice ham, chopped1 pinch pepper1 teaspoon sage4 new potatoes1 large tomato2 spring onions4 lettuce leaves100g mayonnaise4 pinches ground cinnamonMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:15min cooling › Ready in:1hr30minPreheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurryVegetarian curryThis is a typical Punjabi rajma recipe that is enjoyed by all! Serve with rice or naan. It also goes very well with your favourite chicken or lamb curry.7 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 450g (16 oz) red kidney beans1/4 teaspoon turmericsalt to taste1 tablespoon vegetable oil5cm piece fresh root ginger, minced2 cloves garlic, minced3 tomatoes, chopped1 onion, finely chopped1 teaspoon cumin seeds2 teaspoons garam masala2 teaspoons ground coriander1/2 teaspoon chilli powder1/4 teaspoon asafoetida1 tablespoon chopped fresh corianderMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:8hr soaking › Ready in:8hr30minSoak the kidney beans in plenty of water overnight.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladBroccoli saladThis is a cold and crunchy marinated broccoli salad that is perfect for a picnic.27 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 3 heads fresh broccoli, chopped1 red onion, chopped200g (7 oz) black olives, pitted and sliced2 (285g) jars marinated artichoke hearts, sliced3 large tomatoes, chopped3 bunches spring onions, chopped1 (250ml) bottle Italian dressingMethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10minIn a large bowl, combine the broccoli, red onion, olives, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and green onions.
RecipesDish typeCakeMini cakesMuffinsChocolate muffinsWhite chocolate muffinsReally chocolaty, light, moist and easy to make! And when I say jumbo, I mean jumbo - these guys are huge! You& 39;ll need a jumbo muffin tin and jumbo muffin cases to go with.18 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 4 jumbo muffins250g plain flour150g caster sugar50g cocoa powder1 teaspoon baking powder1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda100g soured cream3 tablespoons vegetable oil2 medium eggs100ml semi-skimmed milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon chocolate extract75g dark chocolate chips75g white chocolate chipsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:10min cooling › Ready in:50minPre-heat your oven to its highest setting (temperature will be reduced when muffins go in).
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitApple cakeGreat Grandma& 39;s recipe for Dorset apple cake. This apple cake makes quite a nice pudding dish with custard.117 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 110g (4 oz) margarine or butter225g (8 oz) flour110g (4 oz) sugar55g (2 oz) currants225g (8 oz) chopped applea little milkMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr10min ›Ready in:1hr25minRub fat into flour and add sugar, currants and apple.