RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBerry cakeStrawberry cakeStrawberry shortcakeThis is a cake with a scone-like texture that is fail-safe and delicious. I have given so many people this recipe - substitute any fruits for the apple and if you don& 39;t have time to pre-cook it - just slice it finely and then add a little more sugar if it is a & 34;tart& 34; fruit (rhubarb, granny smith apples, some types of stone fruits).
Category Unusual recipes
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefSlow cooker beefTonight& 39;s dish is a simple to prepare Japanese meal. It is served with a bowl of rice and miso soup.Recipe by:Hampshire, England, UK5 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 750ml miso soup100ml Japanese soy sauce1½ tablespoons mirin400g small new potatoes, cut in half1 onion, cut into 8 wedges and separated3 carrots, peeled and cut into 15mm thick pieces500g sirloin beef, cut into thin stripsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:2hr ›Ready in:2hr10minAdd everything except the beef to the inner pot.
RecipesDish typeDrinkTraditional elderflower cordial uses lemons. I find this a little tart so I replace some of my lemons with oranges instead.Recipe by:County Limerick, Ireland17 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 2 litres approx20 to 30 Elderflower heads4 lemons2 orangesup to 1.5kg granulated sugarMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Extra time:8hr resting › Ready in:9hrPick elderflower heads that are fully open and seem freshly opened (ie.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken legThese sweet marinated chicken drumsticks are so easy to make and our kids love to help making them, then demolish the cooked chicken when its made.Recipe by:Yorkshire, England, UK20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 5 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup2 tablespoons dark soy sauce2 tablespoons runny honey2 tabespoons white wine1 tablespoon sunflower oil1 teaspoon onion granules (or quarter fresh onion, chopped finely)1 clove garlic, chopped finely and mashed1 teaspoon Steenbergs® Southern Fried Chicken Seasoning (optional)1 teaspoon grainy mustard10 free range chicken drumsticksMethodPrep:1hr ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:1hr30minPut all the marinade ingredients together in mixing bowl and whisk together.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenChinese five spice seasoning is made up of cloves, anise seed, star anise, cinnamon and ginger. The chicken breasts are sprinkled with this spice, marinated and baked.40 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 2 chicken breasts, bone in and skin on1 dessertspoon Chinese five spice powder1 teaspoon garlic powdersalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon olive oilMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:50minSprinkle chicken breasts with five-spice powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSavoury pies and tartsMeat piePork pieI don& 39;t think gammon is very traditional when it comes to pies, but I had some leftover gammon in the fridge and just happened to have some puff pastry. What else was there to do? These little pies were a joy to make and the compliments were endless.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSavoury pies and tartsVegetarian pies and tartsThis is a great picnic or summer lunch time recipe that sits fantastically alongside new potatoes and salads. I found this recipe in a newspaper years ago and have since lost the original, but it has now evolved into this mainstay of my summer repertoire.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenRoast chickenPot roasting a whole chicken creates the most succulent tasting chicken possible and flavoured with Young’s Special London Ale, rosemary, bacon and garlic will make it special for a family meal or Father’s day.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil125g diced pancetta or bacon lardons150g shallots, peeled and chopped5 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed1.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsEmpanadasIf you love empanadas, this is a great recipe to have on hand. Empanadas make great party nibbles when made bite-size!29 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 24 empanadas250g plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt5 tablespoons caster sugar1 egg yolk125ml water2 tablespoons plain flour for dusting2 tablespoons melted butter for brushingMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:40minWhisk together the 250g flour, salt and sugar in a bowl until evenly blended; make a well in the centre of the mixture.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Pepper soupRoasted pepper soupA delicious soup recipe that the whole family will love.398 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped3 red peppers, chopped1 (28g) Knorr stock pot1 litre waterolive oilPinch of salt and pepper1 garlic clove (optional)MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:3hr ›Ready in:3hr15minPreheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
RecipesDish typeCakeNut and seed cakesHazelnut cakeThis moist cherry cake is made with plain chocolate and ground hazelnuts.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 125g butter or margarine250g caster sugar4 eggs125g plain flour125g ground hazelnuts100g plain chocolate, grated1 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 teaspoons baking powder1 (425g) tin pitted black cherries in syrup, drainedMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:50min ›Ready in:1hr5minPreheat the oven to 175 C / Gas 3-4.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeThis light and luscious cake is reminiscent of what you find it the best European bakeries, and tastes incredible. It requires some time as the cake must be chilled well before slicing.14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 For the base2 eggs, separated3-4 tablespoons hot water150g sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract125g flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 pinch of saltFor the filling3 eggs, separated150g sugarJuice and zest of 1/2 an unwaxed lemon500g low fat cottage cheese, passed through a fine sieve2 sachets gelatine250ml creamIcing sugar for dustingMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr55minGrease a 26cm springform cake tin and preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typePancakesChinese noodles are double cooked, first in water until al dente and then in a frying pan until crisp and brown. If you& 39;d like to spice things up, replace the dark sesame oil with chilli oil.31 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 450g (1 lb) Chinese wheat noodles *see note250g (9 oz) asparagus2 tablespoons rapeseed oil2 cloves garlic, minced1 small knob root ginger, minced225ml (8 fl oz) water1 tablespoon cornflour2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine (or sherry)2 tablespoons soy sauce1 tablespoon fermented black beans *see note225g (8 oz) spinach with stems, rinsed1 dessertspoon toasted sesame oilsalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minIn a large pot of water, boil noodles until al dente.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis chicken salad is wonderful in a packed lunch with crusty bread. It& 39;s a rich chicken salad with mange-tout, red onions and crunchy almonds, all smothered in a creamy lemon dressing.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 8 250ml salad cream4 tablespoons soured cream1 tablespoon lemon juice1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried parsley550g cooked chicken, cubed200g mange-tout, sliced1 medium red onion, finely diced55g lettuce, finelly chopped115g almond flakes, toastedMethodPrep:15min ›Extra time:15min › Ready in:30minIn a large bowl, whisk together the salad dressing, soured cream, lemon juice, lemon pepper, basil and parsley.
RecipesDish typeCakeClassic cakesI do something different every time with this basic sponge cake recipe. The possibilities for this recipe are endless!36 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 breadcrumbs80g soft butter or margarine200g sugar4 large eggs350g flour2 teaspoons baking powder50g ground hazelnuts or almonds1 pinch of salt100g raisins (optional)MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:50min ›Ready in:1hrPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishSteamed fishThis delicate preparation for snapper is full of flavour and best done in a bamboo steamer. For such an easy preparation, the dish is quite impressive served in the steamer at a dinner party.39 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 450g (1 lb) red snapper, whole or fillets1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger1 tablespoon soy sauce1 dessertspoon sesame oil2 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced1 tomato, quartered1/2 fresh red chilli, seeded and chopped2 sprigs fresh coriander, finely choppedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minBring about 4cm of water to boil in a steamer fitted with a basket large enough for the snapper to lie flat in one layer.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBerry dessertsStrawberry dessertsThis icy cool dessert is just wonderful - I have already made it with raspberries, blueberries, mangoes and peaches, but I personally love strawberries. Have fun making it; family and friends will love it, too.2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 250g strawberries3 tablespoons icing sugar1 dash white wine100g cream1 teaspoon vanilla extractA few strawberries for decoration (optional)MethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:2hr freezing › Ready in:2hr10minMix strawberries with icing sugar and white wine and mash with a hand blender.
RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeChocolate mousse cakeThis cake looks like more work than it is. It tastes best when the flavours have had a chance to come together, so it& 39;s best to make the filling the day before.Be the first to make this!IngredientsServes: 1 For the sponge3 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla sugar150g caster sugar65g plain flour65g cornflour1 level teaspoon baking powderFor the chocolate mousse500ml whipping cream200g dark chocolate1 teaspoon instant coffee granules2 (8g) sachets Whip It® whipped cream stiffenerFor the raspberry filling300g pack frozen raspberriescaster sugar to taste4 tablespoons cornflourMethodPrep:1hr ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:12hr chilling › Ready in:13hr25minSpongePreheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonSalmon fillet A lovely salmon recipe with sweet and sour Middle Eastern flavours, calling for a lovely mixture of almonds, prunes and pomegranate. Serve with plain rice.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 750g salmon fillet, skinnedsalt and freshly ground pepper to taste80g honey1 tablespoon Dijon mustard225ml water60ml balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1 pinch of cayenne pepper2 dozen unpeeled almonds, finely ground12 pitted prunes, finely choppedMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:17min ›Ready in:42minPreheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceThis Moroccan condiment is fabulous with grilled or fried fish. If you can not find preserved lemons, which are available in large supermarkets and online, it can be made at a pinch with finely chopped lemon zest.8 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2 cloves of garlic1/2 teaspoon coarse salt2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon sweet paprika1 pinch cayenne pepper3 tablespoons fresh coriander, finely chopped1 tablespoon parsley, finely choppedjuice of 1 lemon1/2 preserved lemon, finely choppedMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minCrush garlic with salt in a mortar to a pulp.
RecipesDish typePreservesChutneyAn easy, aromatic cherry chutney recipe, spiced with cinnamon and clove. Tastes great with hot or cold roasted meats, with a piece of cheese or simply on its own with crackers.30 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 325g fresh sweet cherries1 apple - peeled, cored and grated70ml cider vinegar1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1 small onion, finely chopped1/2 teaspoon mustard powder1/2 teaspoon cinnamon100g sugarMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:55minPlace all ingredients in a small pot and bring to the boil.