Peanut butter and jelly traybake

Peanut butter and jelly traybake

Nadiya’s all-American traybake is made with peanut butter and jam. Serve with an extra dollop of jam, some Greek-style yoghurt and fresh raspberries on the side. You will need a brownie tin about 18x23cm/7x9in. Ingredients 3 heaped tbsp jam of your choice 3 tbsp crunchy or smooth peanut butter cooking oil spray 250g/9oz plain flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt […]

Prosciutto and pesto chicken thighs

Prosciutto and pesto chicken thighs

This super-simple chicken thigh recipe needs just three ingredients. Serve with boiled new potatoes and green beans to make a complete dinner. Ingredients 4 chicken thighs, bone and skin removed, halved 4 tsp pesto 4 slices prosciutto, halved into two thin strips Recipe tips Method Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Place the chicken thighs on a […]

Chicken noodle salad

Chicken noodle salad

This healthy noodle salad is packed with vegetables and flavoured with a spicy, low-fat soy dressing. This is ideal for lunch if you’re on a low-calorie diet of 1200–1500 calories a day. Each serving provides 404 kcal, 30g protein, 45g carbohydrates (of which 16.5g sugars), 10g fat (of which 2g saturates), 7g fibre and 2g […]

Palatino: ‘Better than in Rome’

Palatino, 71 Central Street, London EC1V 8AB (020 3481 5300). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60 to £90 The late AA Gill was once so infuriated by the quality of the food he was served at a London Italian that he left the restaurant, hailed a cab to Heathrow, jumped on a plane and a […]

Sushi Atelier: ‘It’s impressive without being neurotic’

Sushi Atelier, 114 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PH (020 7636 4455). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70-£110 Good restaurants make us think better of ourselves. They create a mood and then, by granting us a seat, co-opt us into it. Sushi Atelier, on London’s Great Portland Street, makes me feel like a better […]

Nuala, London: ‘Some beautiful moments

Nuala, 70-74 City Road, London EC1Y 2BJ (020 3904 0462). Meal for two, including drinks and service, £120 Sometimes this job is akin to going down the bookies, only with more despair and no fruit machines. You’re looking for a winner, so you study the lineage, like some dodgy eugenicist. Where have the key personnel […]

Wood, Manchester: ‘There’s a lot to love’

uring my 14 hours in Manchester, for seven of which I was asleep, four people warned me off walking the 0.9 miles between my hotel and Piccadilly station. It seems the spice-smokers of Piccadilly Gardens have imbued the locals with a weary, unvarnished tilt on tourist info. Manchester’s social problems don’t affect my tastebuds in the […]

Parsons, London: ‘Food you can’t forget’

Parsons, 39 Endell Street, London WC2H 9BA (020 3422 0211). Meal for two, including wine and service £60 to £90 It was the chips that sealed it. The croquettes played a part, as did the brown crab pissaladière. Oh, and the clam chowder. We’ll come back to those. But the chips. I only ordered them […]

Roganic, London W1: ‘Already a place for chefs, bloggers and blaggers’

On entering Roganic, it was clear I needed a new false name for booking tables. “Mitford”, after my beloved Nancy (not her Hitler-loving fruitcake sister Unity) had lasted exactly four critical ambushes before being sussed and spread across hospitality’s intelligence network. Actually, that makes the chef grapevine sound far too chic and diligent. In reality, it’s just chefs […]

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