RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefCuts of beefSteakThis much loved Tuscan steak is traditionally made from the region& 39;s Chianina breed of cattle, which are prized for their tenderness and flavour. In typical Italian style, simplicity rules the day; little more than olive oil, rosemary and salt are needed to highlight the rich flavour of the meat.
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RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenChicken pasta Chicken pasta bakesChicken lasagneThis makes a nice change from ordinary lasagne, it can be very fiddly to make, but it& 39;s worth it!Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK60 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 3 tablespoons oil (for the chicken sauce)1 large onion, sliced100g (4 oz) bacon, rinds removed and chopped25g (1 oz) plain flour300ml (10 fl oz) chicken stock225g (8 oz) tinned chopped tomatoes4 cooked chicken breasts, chopped1 tablespoon tomato puree6 lasagne sheets (or more if needed)1 teaspoon oil (to add to water)25g (1 oz) butter25g (1 oz) plain flour (for white sauce)300ml (10 fl oz) milksalt and pepper to season100g (4 oz) cheese, gratedMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr20min ›Extra time:15min resting › Ready in:1hr55minHeat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and grease a shallow ovenproof dish.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis is lovely, it can be cooked on a barbecue or under a grill.Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 chicken breasts (or thighs)salt and pepper to season3 tablespoons oil3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce3 tablespoons tomato puree1 spring onion, finely chopped3 tablespoons chicken stock1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugarMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minRub the chicken with salt and pepper and place in an ovenproof dish (unless cooking on a barbecue).
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef minceThis is a cheap and tasty meal, good for families. Serve with boiled rice or pasta and a salad or green veg.Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 large onion, sliced1 clove garlic, crushed1 tablespoon oil450g (1 lb) minced beef1 tablespoon flour1 tablespoon paprika1 tablespoon tomato puree4 tomatoes, peeled and quarteredsalt and pepper to taste150ml (6 fl oz) beef stock1 tablespoon red wine vinegar1/2 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:55minFry the onion and garlic in the oil until lightly browned.
RecipesDish typeMain courseStew and casseroleGameThis is a great winter warmer and a good way to try pheasant if you& 39;ve never had it before.Recipe by:Essex, England, UK61 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 1 pheasant, legs and breasts removed400ml boiling water15 whole peppercorns1 large onion, sliced100g seasoned flourolive oil300ml good red wine (Merlot)25g butter1 leek, sliced100g sliced mushrooms5 stalks of asparagus400g sugar snap peas200g new potatoes1 boquet garni (rosemary, sage, parsley, thyme)200g baby veg (carrots, sweetcorn)good pinch of sea saltgood pinch freshly ground black pepperMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:1hr30min ›Ready in:2hrPre heat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesPopular collectionsEveryday cookingSnacksDelicious chocolate Rice Krispie buns. Crack and crunch in your mouth - yum!!17 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 12 crackles225g (8 oz) plain or milk chocolate, in pieces1 tablespoon golden syrup50g (2 oz) butter or margarine50g (2 oz) Corn flakes® or Rice Krispies®MethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr10minPlace 12 paper cake cases in a bun tin.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato Potato side dishesBaked potatoA gourmet twist on au gratin potatoes, I developed this show-stopping side dish with caramelised onions and fresh herbs.47 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 4 large onions, thinly sliced7 tablespoons light brown soft sugar110g butter6 large King Edward or Maris Piper potatoes, scrubbed and sliced250ml double cream2 sprigs fresh rosemary, choppedMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr45min ›Ready in:2hr5minPlace onion, butter and brown sugar into a large frying pan over low heat.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsPastry Filo pastryThis Greek pastry is made of many layers of paper-thin filo pastry with a filling of honey and ground nuts.38 people made thisIngredientsServes: 24 225g unsalted butter1/2 (500g) packet filo pastry220g chopped pecans1 1/2 tablespoons whole cloves5 tablespoons caster sugar350ml water1 cinnamon stick350g honeyMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:1hr cooling › Ready in:2hrPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultrySausageBlack puddingEvery country consumes tripe, and all countries have different ways of cooking this dish which varies tremendously from one country to the other. Even the people within the country itself adds minute differences to try and enhance the dish of their country& 39;s version claiming their way of doing the dish to be the best in the country.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread without yeastSoda breadA nice light soda bread made with buttermilk and soured cream. This recipe includes dried fruit which you can leave out if you prefer a plain soda.620 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 500g plain flour100g caster sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda3/4 teaspoon salt500g sultanas or raisins1 tablespoon caraway seeds2 eggs, lightly beaten300ml buttermilk250ml soured creamMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr5min ›Ready in:1hr20minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenJerk chickenYou& 39;ll love the heat and flavour of this fiery marinade. Spicy and succulent Jamaican jerk chicken is a summertime BBQ treat.107 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into chunks4 limes, juiced250ml water2 teaspoons ground allspice1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon dark brown soft sugar2 teaspoons dried thyme1 teaspoon ground ginger1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 onions, chopped150g chopped spring onions6 cloves garlic, chopped2 Scotch bonnet or habanero chillies, choppedMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:45min ›Extra time:2hr marinating › Ready in:3hr5minPlace chicken in a medium bowl.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladA fabulous Middle Eastern salad featuring pitta bread and fresh herbs. I learnt this from some Lebanese friends, so it is authentic!24 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 3 pitta breads, torn into pieces1 litre oil for frying100g torn romaine lettuce2 tomatoes, chopped2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced1 green pepper, chopped3 spring onions, minced15 fresh mint leaves, chopped4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 teaspoon chopped fresh corianderDressing4 tablespoons lemon juice2 teaspoons white wine vinegar1 pinch salt1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper, such as Schwartz1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes1 pinch celery salt1 pinch garlic granules4 tablespoons olive oilMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:40min › Ready in:1hr20minHeat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread without yeastCornbreadIt takes just 5 minutes to get this cornbread on the table. I& 39;ll be honest - it tastes better baked in an oven. But it& 39;s still great in the microwave, and sometimes I only have 5 minutes!Recipe by:Sylvia Moestl Vasilik92 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 60g plain flour60g polenta (cornmeal)2 tablespoons caster sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 egg120ml milk2 tablespoons vegetable oilMethodPrep:2min ›Cook:3min ›Ready in:5minMix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, milk and vegetable oil in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Root vegetable soupSweet potato soupSweet potato soup warmly spiced and beautifully presented with a hint of nutty flavour. Makes a fab dinner party starter.245 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 120ml soured cream1 teaspoon grated lime zest2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed1 tablespoon butter1 onion, sliced2 cloves garlic, sliced1L chicken stock1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakes2 tablespoons grated fresh root ginger4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter1 lime, juiced2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriandersalt to taste1 large plum tomato, seeded and dicedMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:40min › Ready in:1hr20minIn a small bowl, stir together the soured cream and lime zest.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonWhole salmonSimple and sweet, this recipe for barbecuing a whole salmon fillet is sure to be a family favourite.130 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 200g dark brown soft sugar175g honey1 dash liquid smoke flavouring125ml cider vinegar1 (2kg) whole salmon filletMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:17min ›Ready in:27minPreheat barbecue for high heat.
RecipesDish typeSweetsChocolate sweetsTrufflesThese aren& 39;t your typical truffles! They& 39;re hard on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. Makes 5 dozen, so great to give as food gifts!35 people made thisIngredientsServes: 30 2 eggs125g caster sugar110g unsweetened cooking chocolate1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon vanilla extract5 tablespoons plain flour400g ground almonds5 tablespoons icing sugar for decorationMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr35minBeat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceThis is a recipe I& 39;ve created myself - and everyone who tries it loves it. It can be made in the amount of time that it takes to cook pasta!149 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 250ml double cream3 tablespoons butter60g grated mozzarella cheese2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese4 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoessalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon pine nutsMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15minHeat the cream and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until almost boiling, but do not boil.
RecipesOccasionsPassoverThis traditional Passover treat is absolutely delicious and easy to make! You can make this before a seder and store in the freezer, or use this recipe to finish off any extra matzos in the house. This is a simple recipe that everyone loves - especially kids!11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 30 6 whole matzos225g salted butter220g dark brown soft sugar560g plain chocolate chips60g chopped pecansMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:30min chilling › Ready in:1hr10minPreheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
RecipesIngredientsPastaSeafood pastaIn the words of my sweetie, & 39;Yummy... Very yummy& 39;.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 250g vermicelli pasta2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil225g mild Italian sausage, cut into 1cm slices2 tablespoons butter1 small onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced1 orange pepper, diced1 (450g) bag stir-fry vegetables1 tablespoon sea salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper15 clams, scrubbed225g mussels, scrubbed and debearded225g peeled and deveined medium prawns225g bay scallops1 tablespoon dried parsley2 tablespoons butterMethodPrep:35min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:55minBring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil over high heat.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThese aniseed biscuits are versatile and delicious. They are perfect for guests, and with such a large batch you can give some away as gifts.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 72 5 eggs400g caster sugar450g butter or margarine, softened1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder750g plain flour120g finely chopped walnuts2 tablespoons aniseedMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:10min cooling › Ready in:1hrPreheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef minceMy version of fantastically delicious Argentinean empanadas. Any meat can be used for this recipe, just be sure to cut it up into tiny pieces.107 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 100g butter or margarine2 onions, chopped2 teaspoons paprika3/4 teaspoon hot paprika1/2 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakessalt to taste450g lean minced beef1 teaspoon ground cumin1 tablespoon vinegar4 tablespoons sultanas or raisins8 tablespoons pitted green olives, chopped2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped1 (500g) packet puff pastry1 egg, beatenMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:1hr25minIn a saute pan melt the butter or margarine and add the chopped onions.