RECIPES

Lentil shepherd’s pie with champ

Lentil shepherd’s pie with champ

A super-filling, meat-free wonder. Omit the Worcestershire sauce to make it a hearty vegetarian dinner. Each serving provides 400kcal, 15g protein, 47g carbohydrate (of which 9.5g sugars), 12.5g fat (of which 6g saturates), 9g fibre and 0.6g salt. Ingredients For the champ topping 3 floury potatoes, such as King Edward or Maris Piper, peeled, chopped […]

Chargrilled broccoli pasta with chilli and garlic

Chargrilled broccoli pasta with chilli and garlic

This quick and easy supper is sure to become a midweek favourite Ingredients 100g/3½oz spaghetti 3 tbsp olive oil 100g/3½oz broccoli, cut into small florets 1 garlic clove, finely sliced ½ red chilli, finely sliced 1 tbsp flaked almonds salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Bring a large pan of salted water to the […]

Creamy chicken, ham and leek pie

Creamy chicken, ham and leek pie

  Ingredients For the filling 450ml/16fl oz chicken stock 3 chicken breasts, skinned 75g/3oz butter 2 leeks, trimmed and cut into 1cm/½in slices 2 garlic cloves, crushed 50g/2oz plain flour 200ml/7fl oz milk 2-3 tbsp white wine (optional) 150ml/3fl oz double cream 150g/5oz piece thickly carved ham, cut into 2cm chunks sea salt flakes freshly […]

Chargrilled broccoli pasta with chilli and garlic

Chargrilled broccoli pasta with chilli and garlic

This quick and easy supper is sure to become a midweek favourite. Ingredients 100g/3½oz spaghetti 3 tbsp olive oil 100g/3½oz broccoli, cut into small florets 1 garlic clove, finely sliced ½ red chilli, finely sliced 1 tbsp flaked almonds salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Bring a large pan of salted water to the […]

lasagne al forno

lasagne al forno

This is a classic lasagne recipe which has been perfected over the years. For the best results leave the lasagne to stand for six hours before cooking. Ingredients For the ragu 2 tbsp olive oil 900g/2lb minced beef 2 onions, roughly chopped 4 sticks celery, diced (optional) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 level tbsp plain […]

Banana cake

Banana cake

Batch-bake this moist, spiced, nutty bread, then eat what you can for breakfast, brunch or tea and freeze the rest. Ingredients 6 very ripe bananas 125ml/4½fl oz vegetable oil 115g/4oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 335g/11½oz caster sugar 4 free-range eggs 450g/1lb plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp […]

Chilli beef rendang

Chilli beef rendang

The list of ingredients may be long, but this much-loved South-East Asian curry is simple to prepare. Ingredients 2 large banana shallots, roughly chopped 5cm/2in piece fresh root ginger, peeled, roughly chopped 2 lemongrass stalks, tough outer leaves discarded, core roughly chopped 3 lime leaves, roughly chopped 6 garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped 4 long […]

Christmas gingerbread men

Christmas gingerbread men

This easy recipe for gingerbread men makes great Christmas presents or decorations – perfect for baking with children. Ingredients 350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for rolling out 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 125g/4½oz butter 175g/6oz light soft brown sugar 1 free-range egg 4 tbsp golden syrup To […]

Christmas cake

Christmas cake

Ingredients 225g/8oz plain flour ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp mixed spice ½ tsp ground cinnamon 200g/7oz butter 200g/7oz dark brown sugar 2 tbsp black treacle 1 tbsp marmalade ¼ tsp vanilla essence 4 free-range eggs, lightly beaten 800g/1¾lb mixed dried fruits 100g/3½oz chopped mixed peel 150g/5oz glacé cherries, halved 100g/3½oz blanched almonds, chopped brandy To […]

Clementine syllabub and crêpes Suzette

Clementine syllabub and crêpes Suzette

James Martin pairs a classic crêpes Suzette with sticky orange sauce and a creamy citrus syllabub. Ingredients For the syllabub 250g/9oz mascarpone 1 heaped tbsp icing sugar, sifted 400ml/14fl oz double cream 2 clementines, 1 juiced, 1 sliced 200g/7oz ready-made orange or passion fruit curd 2 sprigs fresh mint For the crêpes 125g/4½oz plain flour […]

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