This is a lovely, mild chutney that goes well with cheese and as an accompaniment to pierogi. You only need 5 or 6 beetroot to make a supply for the year (around 6 jars).
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I started to make meringues because I had so many egg whites in the freezer left over from other recipes that just needed the yolk. The problem was, I had no idea how many – tricky for most recipes! Luckily the only thing you need to remember about meringues is that you use twice the […]
Pizza is one of those things that is so good to eat out, but often hard to get right at home. I have always blamed the lack of a wood buring oven, but recently I’ve been giving the dough some extra attention, and getting some good results. It gets a bit manic in the kitchen cooking […]
This recipe was a family favourite when we were growing up. I asked my Mum to look out the recipe, and to my delight found out it is just as good as my memory held it to be. Don’t let the corn oil in the ingredients list put you off – the cake has a […]
This new recipe from Denis Cotter’s new book is a tad complicated to make, but it really is worth the effort. The combination of flavours are so ‘right’ that you wonder how he does it. Set aside some time at the weekend to do the cooking, invite some friends over for dinner and then bask […]
Aubergine parmigiana is one of my all time favourite recipes. It can be a little time consuming to make as the aubergines must be pre-cooked, but it is absolutely worth it to get that melt-in-the-mouth consistency. It’s ideal for a meal with friends as you can make it up to a day before and just […]
The short English tomato season is the only time it is really worth making this sauce, and it makes it all the more special because of it. Out of season, cherry tomatoes are both too expensive and flavourless to make good sauces from. The key to this recipe, like most tomato-based sauces, is cooking it […]
I like to think of this as a nice daytime chocolate cake. It’s not dark and gooey like the chocolate cake you only want a tiny bit of after dinner – it’s much lighter, while still being moist, and the coconut offsets the chocolate very nicely. It’s quick to put together, but you need to […]
Let’s be honest, there is nothing quite a comforting and lovely as a slice of fresh, home baked bread with butter. I love making bread. I don’t use a bread machine, but I do use a food processor for the messy mixing of ingredients – although you could just as easily not.
This is a super-simple recipe that you can have in reserve for those evenings when you’ve nothing fresh in the fridge, and you can’t be bothered to spend more than 15 minutes on dinner. The sweet potatoes will store for weeks, and you can have a roll or two of goats cheese and a pack […]