RecipesDish typeBreadItalian breadCiabattaTake five minutes today to make the starter, and tomorrow you can bake two loaves of this marvellous, slightly sour, rustic Italian bread. You don& 39;t have to use a baking stone to cook the bread, but I like to.305 people made thisIngredientsServes: 15 For the starter1/8 teaspoon dried active baking yeast2 tablespoons warm water (45 C)5 tablespoons warm water150g (5 oz) bread flourFor the bread1/2 teaspoon dried active baking yeast2 tablespoons warm milk (45 C)150ml (5 fl oz) warm water1 tablespoon olive oil275g (10 oz) bread flour1 1/2 teaspoons saltMethodPrep:4hr ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:4hr20minTo make the starter: In a medium bowl, stir together the yeast and 2 tablespoons warm water and let stand 5 minutes, or until creamy.
Category Traditional recipes
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBerry dessertsStrawberry dessertsServe in a bowl with whipped cream. This is a lovely no cook dessert with the sweetest ripe summer strawberries.Recipe by:Zuid-Holland, Netherlands4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 6 tablespoons honey3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar2 cups strawberries, trimmed and quartered1 teaspoon cracked black pepper950ml creamMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:1hr soaking › Ready in:1hr15minDrizzle honey and vinegar on the strawberries and hustle gently.
RecipesDish typeSoupNoodle soupsPrawn noodle soupThis is a quick and easy noodle soup, based on the classic Vietnames pho dish. Serve with lime wedges, fresh basil, peppers and beansprouts, if desired.8 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 tablespoon vegetable oil2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh root ginger285g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drainedsalt and black pepper to taste2 litres chicken stock250ml fish stock1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1 teaspoon hoisin sauce20 medium prawns, peeled and deveined200g long rice noodles (rice vermicelli)2 spring onions, choppedMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:35minHeat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenGarlic chickenChicken pieces are pan fried in oil, then dressed with lime juice and coriander. For added spiciness, add some minced chillies when the garlic goes in.120 people made thisIngredientsServes: 5 3 tablespoons olive oil5 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces2 cloves garlic1/2 lime, juicedhandful chopped fresh coriandersalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:20minHeat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBanana cakeBanana breadThis is a classic banana bread with a few twists. It also happens to be vegan and nut-free as well! But I can assure you this doesn& 39;t compromise the taste - my non-allergic friends love it!Recipe by:London, England, UK4 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 loaf280g plain spelt flour1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder2 heaped teaspoons egg replacement powder (I like Orgran & 34;No-Egg& 34;)4 tablespoons rice milk (or other milk substitute)8 tablespoons vegan margarine (I like pure sunflower)125g agave nectar3 very ripe bananas, mashed1 teaspoon vanilla extract50g dessicated coconutMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hrPreheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesDish typeCakeCelebration cakesTortesChocolate torteThis is an unbelievably delicious dessert. Topped with morello cherry preserves, this is a stunning torte that is deceptively simple to make!Recipe by:Greater London, England, UK36 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 Base50g dark brown soft sugar50g plain flour50g hazelnuts50g butterFilling350g best quality white chocolate, chopped350g Greek yoghurt1 leaf gelatine, soaked in a few tablespoons of cold water350ml whipping cream, whipped1 (340g) jar morello cherry conserveMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr55minPreheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef pie These South American pasties are a meal in themselves, making them great for picnics and alfresco eating.12 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 6 300g boneless sirloin steak, cut into small cubesolive oil1 large onion, finely chopped2-3 garlic cloves, crushed2 tablespoons currants, soaked in boiling water for 10 mins, then drained1 teaspoon crushed dried red chilli flakes1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon ground cuminsalt and pepper to taste1 packet shortcrust pastry, room temperaturegreen olives2 boiled eggs, cut into eighthswaterMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:35min soaking › Ready in:1hr10minFry the onions gently in olive oil until translucent, add the garlic and fry for a further minute.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPorkCuts of porkPork shoulderThis started off as an experiment as I had bought some pork shoulder at the butcher& 39;s but I wanted something with lots of sauce and some spice! It turned out so well that I decided to share it! Serve with rice and broccoli or bok choy.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato Really easy recipe to follow with amazing results. Potatoes are baked in garlic cream until browned on top.Recipe by:Hampshire, England, UK19 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 medium potatoes300ml (1/2pt) double cream2 garlic cloves, finely choppedsalt and pepper to tastegrated cheese (optional)MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:35minCut the potatoes into quarters and lightly boil in salted water for 12 minutes until nearly cooked but still quite firm.
RecipesDish typeStartersNo cook startersA delicious, no-cook, impressive starter or canapé with smoked Scottish venison.Recipe by:London, England, UK3 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 20 canapés200g Rannoch Smokery Cold Smoked Venison200g cream cheese100g fresh rocket75ml (2 1/2 fl oz) double creamsalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr10minRoughly chop the rocket and mix well with the cream cheese and cream.
RecipesDish typeDrinkHot chocolate A cosy, milky drink with the added deliciousness of white chocolate and vanilla. This is a lovely treat!5 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 2 2 mugs milk75g white chocolate1/2 teaspoon vanillawhipping cream to serveMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:10minHeat the milk in a jug in the mircowave or saucepan until boiling.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis is a really easy Italian-style dish featuring chicken and green beans in a simple tomato sauce.137 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2 tablespoons olive oil3 cloves garlic, chopped4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cubed2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoessmall handful chopped fresh basil450g (1 lb) fresh green beans - rinsed, trimmed and steamedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30minHeat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken legTandoori chicken, a perfect dinner when served with salad and rice.....! The marinade is easy, using shop bought tandoori spice.Recipe by:County Mayo, Ireland90 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 Kg of chicken80g natural yoghurt9g tandoori masala spice mix8.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Squash soupButternut squash soupThis pureed soup has comfort food written all over it. Enjoy with a dollop of soured cream, if desired.92 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 3 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1.25cm pieces3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1.25cm pieces1 celeriac, peeled and cut into 1.
RecipesDish typeCakeCelebration cakesBirthday cakeBirthday cupcakesWe made some buns for my daugher& 39;s birthday so she and her friends could decorate them. That& 39;s why there are no measures in the recipe below - it totally depends on what your eggs weigh. If you want to make chocolate buns, replace 30g of the flour with 30g cocoa powder.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThese luxurious biscuits are a more buttery take on the traditional Koulourakia, a Greek biscuit especially popular round Easter. There& 39;s nothing more delicious than these melt-in-the-mouth biscuits dunked in tea.Recipe by:Greater London, England, UK2 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 4 dozen biscuits500g unsalted butter200g caster sugar2 egg yolks60ml brandy or cognac1 teaspoon baking powder450g plain flour1 egg, beatenMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:1hr5minPreheat the oven to 200 C / 180 C fan / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeBreadFlatbreadPitta breadThis pitta bread is simple and delicious. Enjoy as a sandwich bread or with houmous.90 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 6 pitta bread250ml warm water1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast1 tablespoon black treacle1 teaspoon salt190g wholemeal flour130g soya flourcooking oil spray1 tablespoon dry polenta for dustingMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:6min ›Extra time:1hr30min proofing › Ready in:2hr6minIn a bowl mix the water, yeast, black treacle and salt.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceThis recipe is something that you can make quickly and easily using a blender. Once I start making this, the orders from friends and family keep coming in.312 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 125g chopped fresh basil225ml extra virgin olive oil70g pine nuts25g Brazil nuts65g grated Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons minced garlic1/2 teaspoon chilli powderMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minPlace the basil in a blender.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenChicken soupChicken vegetable soupThe ultimate winter warmer. Use a half a chicken, a whole small chicken or chicken pieces.137 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 1/2 whole chicken, bone in2 parsnips, chopped1 medium head garlic, peeled and chopped2 large onions, chopped5 carrots, chopped2 courgettes, choppedhandful chopped fresh parsley2 stalks celery, chopped2 potatoes, peeled and diced1 sweet potato, peeled and diced1 vegetable stock cube1 tablespoon dried oregano1 teaspoon paprika2L (3 1/4 pints) water1/2 bottle white winesalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:2hr ›Ready in:2hr20minIn a large soup pot, combine all ingredients.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsQuicheQuiche lorraineA light and fluffy traditional quiche for those with a wheat/gluten intolerance. Makes 6 lunch time servings, or 4 dinner servings.47 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 Gluten free pastry120g rice flour or gluten free flour60g butter2 to 3 tablespoons waterFilling4 eggs90g gluten-free self-raising flour140g bacon, cooked and diced1 onion, diced375ml milkMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr30minFor the pastry, rub the butter into the rice flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
RecipesDish typeStartersNo cook startersThis is a very quick starter that can precede any meal. I use olive oil infused with cooked yellow and orange peppers.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 6 slices of your favourite bread2 large tomatoes, chopped2 cloves of garlicolive oilbasil or parsleysalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:15minToast the bread on both sides.