RecipesDish typeSaladBean salad Chickpea saladThis is my variation of tabbouleh. Absolutely delicious!79 people made thisIngredientsServes: 7 140g bulgur250ml boiling water120ml vegetable oil125ml fresh lemon juicesalt to tasteground black pepper to taste100g chopped spring onions1 (400g) tin chickpeas , drained50g chopped fresh parsley100g grated carrotsMethodPrep:20min ›Extra time:1hr soaking › Ready in:1hr20minIn a heatproof bowl, pour boiling water over bulgur.
Category Unusual recipes
RecipesDish typeBreakfastFrench toastA simple but elegant way to make breakfast fast. Assemble the night before, and bake while you& 39;re in the shower. Add extra raisins, sultanas or currants if you wish.410 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 1 (500g) cinnamon raisin loaf, cubed225g cream cheese, diced125g diced peeled apples8 eggs300ml double cream300ml milk6 tablespoons butter, melted4 tablespoons maple or golden syrupMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Extra time:2hr soaking › Ready in:3hrLightly coat a 20x30cm baking dish with butter or oil.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladAsparagus saladThis is a fantastically simple salad. Serve as a starter with great success.3 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1kg asparagus, trimmed4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided2 cloves garlic, minced125g pancetta, diced3 tablespoons lemon juice2 teaspoons Dijon mustardMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minPlace asparagus in a steamer over 2.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Asparagus soupUsing tinned asparagus in this soup makes it possible to enjoy any time of year. If you prefer to use fresh, simply add chopped fresh asparagus to the stock and simmer till tender.15 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 4 large potatoes, peeled2 chicken stock cubes1 1/2 (425g) tins asparagus, drained and chopped1 tablespoon fennel seed1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper to taste1 tablespoon fennel greens for garnishMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minBoil and mash potatoes.
RecipesIngredientsPastaSeafood pastaPasta is topped with crab and a browned butter sauce in this quick, romantic dish.27 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 75g butter60ml Champagne or other sparkling white wine1 clove garlic, minced1/8 teaspoon paprika1/8 teaspoon dried sage1 pinch ground ginger225g cooked crab meat250g vermicelli pasta1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or as neededsalt and black pepper to taste1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley, dividedMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:25minMelt the butter in a heavy frying pan over medium-low heat, turn the heat to low, and cook for about 5 minutes, straining off any milk solids, until the butter is caramel brown in colour.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladBite-size balls of fresh mozzarella, known as bocconcini, make up this scrumptous salad. If possible, seek out mozzarella di bufala, made from water buffalo& 39;s milk, a specialty of central and southern Italy. It is a softer, creamier mozzarella than that made from cow& 39;s milk.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesA simple topping of mayonnaise, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese dresses up lightly steamed and baked asparagus, but doesn& 39;t take away from the fresh flavour.27 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed200g mayonnaise50g breadcrumbs40g grated Parmesan cheeseMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minPreheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeBreadYeast breadBabka is a sweet and rich yeast bread served at Easter. Traditionally, this bread is baked in tall round baking tins, similar to pannetone.12 people made thisIngredientsServes: 15 250ml milk5 tablespoons plain flour2 1/2 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast3 teaspoons caster sugar125ml warm water (45 degrees C)2 eggs10 egg yolks175g butter, melted2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 teaspoons lemon zest625g plain flour125g raisins1 egg2 tablespoons waterMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:1hr ›Extra time:2hr rising › Ready in:3hr30minWarm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseThis sounds unusual but is unbelievably delicious!18 people made thisIngredientsServes: 24 1 (400g) round Brie cheese120g chopped walnuts450ml maple syrup1 large baguette, cut into 1cm slicesMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15minPreheat oven to 100 C / Gas 1/4.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladAvocado saladThis salad is like summer in a bowl. The sweet melon pairs perfectly with creamy avocado.22 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons caster sugar2 teaspoons paprika1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon mustard powder3 tablespoons cider vinegar1 clove garlic, minced1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 pinch cayenne pepper175ml vegetable oil125g rocket1/4 cantaloupe melon - peeled, seeded and cubed1 avocado - peeled, stone removed and cubed8 tablespoons toasted flaked almondsMethodPrep:30min ›Ready in:30minWhisk the sugar, paprika, salt, mustard, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper together in a mixing bowl.
RecipesDish typeBreakfastFrench toastThis is a weekend morning treat, or even delicious as an alternative to bread and butter pudding for a comforting pud. If you assemble this the night before you& 39;ll have breakfast (or brunch) on the table in minutes.1495 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 1 (500g) loaf French bread, cut diagonally in 2.
RecipesDish typeBreadYeast breadThe trick is to boil before baking! This makes an excellent batch of plain bagels that you can enhance with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.451 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 525g plain flour1 tablespoon (15g) dried active baking yeast350ml warm water (45 C)3 tablespoons caster sugar1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon caster sugarMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:1hr20minIn large bowl, combine 175g flour and yeast.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishWhite fish Cod This simple baked fish dish benefits from a lovely crumbly breadcrumb and cheese topping. It& 39;s a great way to get kids to enjoy fish that isn& 39;t fried! If you prefer, try other types of fish for this recipe - such as haddock, pollock or even halibut.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladCabbage saladThis is a wonderfully crunchy and refreshing salad.44 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 medium head bok choy, diced1 bunch spring onions, chopped5 tablespoons olive oil3 teaspoons lemon juice1 (94g) packet Chinese instant noodles50g (2 oz) blanched slivered almonds2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toastedMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minCombine bok choy and spring onions; cover and chill.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseGoat& 39;s cheese startersThis a simple vegetarian starter or main that is perfect for a summer dinner party.141 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 medium aubergine , sliced into 1cm rounds2 large tomatoes, sliced2 (125g) logs goat cheese4 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons balsamic vinegarsalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minPreheat barbecue for medium heat.
RecipesDish typeStartersSeafood startersFish startersPronounced & 39;bun-yet,& 39; this is an old Italian recipe from my Nonie& 39;s kitchen. It is almost sinful to share this secret recipe with the world, but I know you& 39;ll love it as much as my family and I do. Refrigerate overnight for best flavour.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenBBQ chickenFresh and exciting flavours make this barbecued chicken a crowd-pleasing favourite. To serve, arrange the chicken on a banana leaf if possible and garnish with fresh coriander.76 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 bunch fresh coriander with roots3 cloves garlic, peeled3 small hot red chillies, seeded and chopped1 teaspoon ground turmeric1 teaspoon curry powder1 tablespoon caster sugar1 pinch salt3 tablespoons fish sauce1 (1.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPorkCuts of porkPork loin A fantastic recipe that uses an aromatic array of chillies, herbs and spices. This marinade is also delicious with pork fillet, ribs and chicken.24 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1/2 (330ml) bottle lager style beer80ml dark rum4 tablespoons treacle4 tablespoons soy sauce4 tablespoons lime juice2 tablespoons minced garlic2 tablespoons minced ginger1 Scotch bonnet chilli, minced2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg2 bay leaves8 (170g) pork loin chops1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:8hr › Ready in:8hr45minPour the beer, rum, treacle, soy sauce and lime juice into a bowl.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBanana cakeBanana cheesecakesThis rich and luscious banana cheesecake is topped with a delicious vanilla pastry cream.36 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 Biscuit base225g vanilla shortbread crumbs60g ground walnuts5 tablespoons butter, meltedFilling900g cream cheese, room temperature225g caster sugar3 tablespoons plain flour4 eggs250ml soured cream2 ripe bananas, mashed60ml banana liqueur1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extractTopping1 1/2 teaspoons unflavoured gelatine3 tablespoons cold water250ml milk5 tablespoons caster sugar4 egg yolks2 teaspoons vanilla extract350ml double cream, chilled12 vanilla shortbread biscuitsMethodPrep:35min ›Cook:1hr ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:5hr35minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonThis is perfect for a sunny weekend barbecued lunch in the garden. Tastes great hot or cold.33 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 4 rashers streaky bacon1 (450g) fillet salmon, cut into 2 portions1 tablespoon olive oil5 tablespoons mayonnaise1 teaspoon dried dill1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest4 slices good, crusty bread, toasted4 slices tomato2 lettuce leavesMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:8min ›Ready in:23minCook the bacon in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes.
RecipesDish typeSoupFish soupThis garlicky seafood stew is packed with mussels, seabass and prawns. It& 39;s beautiful colour comes from the cooked tomatoes and saffron.151 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 175ml (6 fl oz) olive oil2 onions, thinly sliced2 leeks, sliced3 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped4 cloves garlic, minced1 sprig fresh fennel1 sprig fresh thyme1 bay leaf1 teaspoon grated orange zest350g (12 oz) mussels, cleaned and debearded2L (3 1/2 pints) boiling watersalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste2kg (5 lb) red mullet or seabass350g(12 oz) fresh prawns, peeled and deveined1 pinch saffron threadsMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:40minHeat the olive oil in a large saucepan, and add the onions, leeks, tomatoes and garlic.