RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceThis recipe makes about 500ml of pasta sauce. It& 39;s rich in flavour and a great way of making use of tomatoes when in-season. Serve over pasta.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1kg plum tomatoes4 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, finely chopped6 cloves garlic, crushed1 strip lemon zest2 tablespoons lemon juice1 teaspoon caster sugarsalt to tasteMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:2days17hr ›Ready in:2days17hr15minHeat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-low heat.
Category Traditional recipes
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceMarinadesMarinades for prawnsInject some intense flavour into your al fresco dishes this summer. Forget boring barbeques and instead tuck into lip licking marinade recipes like this one!15 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 tablespoons Billington& 39;s Molasses Sugar8 tablespoons white wine vinegar3 garlic cloves, crushed2 fresh red chilies, deseeded and chopped2 tablespoons olive oil6 tablespoons sunflower oil4 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped24 raw tiger prawns in their shells, washed and driedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:1day marinating › Ready in:1day20minPlace the molasses and vinegar in a small pan, heat and simmer until slightly syrupy; leave to cool slightly.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsPumpkin pieThis is my take on the classic American recipe for pumpkin pie, i.e, America via North Yorkshire. Serve with cream.Recipe by:Yorkshire, England, UK1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 8 375g shortcrust pastry3 medium eggs195g caster sugar1/4 teaspoon sea salt3 teaspoons Steenbergs® Pumpkin Pie Mix425g pureed pumpkin335ml evapourated milkMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:55min ›Extra time:2hr cooling › Ready in:3hr10minPreheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread without yeastSoda breadThis bread contains currants and a touch of caraway, which tastes really great. Once the bread isn& 39;t quite so fresh, it is still very good toasted. The recipe yields 2 loaves.2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 550g plain flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda50g sugar175g currants1 tablespoon caraway seeds475ml buttermilkMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr5minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBerry cakeBlueberry cakeThis cake is a praised favourite in my family. A lovely blueberry cake that benefits from a cinnamon-scented crumble topping.9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 55g butter, softened150g sugar1 egg280g plain flour2 teaspoons baking powderpinch of salt120ml milk230g blueberries (frozen or fresh)Crumble100g sugar45g flour1/2 teaspoon cinnamon55g cold butterMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:55minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typePreservesChutneyTomato chutneyThis tomato chutney recipe is easy to make and tastes great just on crackers. As this chutney disappears instantly with my family and friends, I always like to make a large amount (but there is still never enough to satisfy the demand...).463 people made thisIngredientsServes: 40 2.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis easy chicken recipe is very quick to prepare and tastes just great. Pound the chicken breast fillets slightly to ensure even cooking.7 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 1 tablespoon olive oil2 skinless chicken breast fillets, each about 200gsalt and freshly ground pepper to taste1/2 pack fresh sage1 teaspoon butter2 rashers bacon, cut into fine strips3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon maple syrup1 tablespoon chopped hazelnutsMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:30minHeat olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.
RecipesDish typeDessertFrozen dessertsIce creamFor this ice cream, you can use raspberries, blueberries, currants, or a mix of all three. It is important to boil the berries as described in the recipe, otherwise you won& 39;t get such an intense flavour. You& 39;ll need an ice cream machine.14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 500g berries200g sugar475ml soured cream115ml whipping creamMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minBoil berries if possible without any liquid until they have all burst and released plenty of juice.
RecipesDish typeCakeNut and seed cakesAlmond cakeThis is a fabulous chocolate, almond and cherry cake. You can even brush it with whipping cream and powder it with cocoa after baking.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 For the cake4 egg whites140g butter140g caster sugar4 egg yolks1 bar of Noisette chocolate1 tablespoon of Nutella (or cocoa powder)50g breadcrumbs150g almonds or walnuts, coarsely gratedFor the topping250g stoneless cherries from a tin or jar1 drop of pure almond extract, or amarettoIcing sugar for decorationMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr25minLine a 23cm springform cake tin with baking parchment.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableSquash CourgetteA vegetarian bake with courgette, tomatoes, creme fraiche, Parmesan and fresh herbs, all topped with breadcrumbs - unbeatable, especially in the summer with garden vegetables!47 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2-3 slices of bread25g grated Parmesan cheese2-3 tomatoes (about 350g)3 courgettes (about 500g), cut into thin slicesoil for greasingsalt and black pepper to taste1 clove garlic100ml creme fraiche1 bunch basil, chopped1 bunch parsley, choppedfresh thyme5-6 tablespoons olive oilMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:35minRemove the crust from the bread and break up in the electric blender.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsFruit pies and tartsA gooseberry tart that always turns out absolutely wonderful. I always use one of those really practical tart tins with a removable bottom, which makes the finished product look really professional.9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 Pastry140g plain flour75g cold butter1 pinch of salt2-3 tablespoons ice-cold waterFilling1 jar gooseberries in juice1/4 teaspoon ground ginger3 tablespoons cornflour3 egg whites1 pinch of salt1 teaspoon vanilla extractMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50minFor the pastry, process the flour and butter with salt in a food processor into a crumbly mixture.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBerry dessertsBlueberry dessertsA delicious, healthy dessert that is similar to a traditional fool. Other kinds of berries can be used, of course.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 250g quark1 tablespoon creme fraiche125ml cream2 tablespoons sugar (more if needed)1 pinch of salt1 dash lemon juice500g blueberries500g strawberriesMethodPrep:7min ›Ready in:7minMix all of the ingredients except the berries together.
RecipesDish typePreservesRelishSince I got this recipe from a friend I& 39;m no longer worried about the flood of courgettes in my garden. Jars of it also make great gifts.99 people made thisIngredientsServes: 48 1.75kg courgettes, halved and thinly sliced450g onions, finely chopped1 large red pepper, seeded and finely chopped1 large green pepper, seeded and finely chopped550ml white wine vinegar1.
RecipesDish typeCakeTraybakesA lovely almond biscuit base is topped with fresh sweetened whipped cream and fresh fruit of your choice. Strawberries and blueberries are always a popular combination (as they& 39;re great to nibble on while you& 39;re doing it...)2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 For the pastry5 eggs1 pinch of salt125g marzipan paste100g sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract75g flour40g cornflour1 teaspoon baking powderFor the topping400g cream1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons icing sugar1kg berries or fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi fruit, apricots, grapes, etc.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenGarlic chickenThis is Lebanese grilled chicken recipe that is so easy to make that not a lot can go wrong! It is superb on its own or in a tasty pitta wrap with houmous, shredded lettuce, pickled veg, chillies or any other fillings you have to hand!
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSavoury pies and tartsVegetable pies and tartsTomato tartThis pie is for me the quintessence of summer, but it tastes great all year round, of course.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 Pastry2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast1/2 teaspoon sugar125ml warm water3 tablespoons olive oil1 egg, beaten1/4 teaspoon salt250g flourFilling2 large red onions3 tablespoons olive oil650g fresh or tinned tomatoes, chopped3 large red peppers, cut into thin strips3 garlic cloves, finely choppedpinch of saffron threads1/4 teaspoon anise seedsalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste16 black olives, pitted and halvedMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:1hr20min ›Ready in:1hr50minFor the pastry, dissolve yeast and sugar in the water and let stand for 10 minutes until it begins to foam.
RecipesDish typeMain courseStew and casseroleLambMoroccan cuisine is delicious and not at all difficult to prepare, and this recipe is no exception. Serve with couscous.88 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons olive oil600g lean lamb, diced1 onion, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely choppedjuice and zest of 1 unwaxed orange1 cinnamon stick1 teaspoon honeysalt and black pepper to taste175g unsulphured dried apricots50g flaked almondsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:1hr30min ›Ready in:1hr40minHeat the olive oil in a heavy saucepan.
RecipesDish typeSide dishThis is a Lebanese recipe for tasty lentils and rice. Although I usually prefer white rice in other dishes, brown rice tastes particularly nice in this recipe.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 4 onions4 tablespoons olive oil100g brown rice100g lentils750ml water1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground allspiceFreshly ground black pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr10minChop 1 onion finely.
RecipesDish typePreservesPicklesA simple recipe for homemade pickled cucumbers - I add a few carrot slices to my cucumbers, though you can choose to leave them out. These are a real treat for those with an abundance of cucumbers in their garden.111 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 5kg small cucumbers1-2 onions, sliced into thin ringsfresh dill sprigs to taste1-2 carrots, slicedpickling spice1.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesBiscottiThis recipe takes some time and quite a few baking trays, but it& 39;s well worth it. It makes plenty so you can give away as gifts with good coffee beans.83 people made thisIngredientsServes: 24 300g (11 oz) plain flour400g (14 oz) caster sugar60g (2 oz) cocoa powder5 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1/2 teaspoon salt150g (5 oz) flaked almondsMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr20minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
RecipesDish typeStartersMezeFalafelAlthough falafel can be made with just chickpeas, they taste really authentic with beans. For this effort, the falafel taste absolutely fantastic and this recipe makes a whole load of them.14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 28 150g dried broad beans200g dried chickpeas1 medium onion2 cloves of garlic1 bunch parsley1 pinch of cayenne pepper1 teaspoon ground coriander1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon bicarbonate of sodasalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteoil for fryingMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:2days soaking › Ready in:2days50minPut broad beans in a bowl and cover with cold water.