RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenChicken soupChicken stock has almost endless uses, from soup bases and gravies to a rich but low fat flavouring for veggies. After trying homemade stock you will never want the shop-bought kind again.136 people made thisIngredientsServes: 14 1.75kg (4 lb) chicken, skin on and bone in1 large onion, halved3 carrots, cut into small pieces3 stalks celery1 bay leaf1 small knob root ginger, peeled and choppedsalt to tasteMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:5hr ›Ready in:5hr15minPlace the chicken in a large stockpot over high heat.
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RecipesDish typeBreadBread rolls and bunsThese lovely rolls are baked in a muffin tin. Delicious warm straight from the oven with a bit of butter.20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast4 tablespoons warm water (45 degrees C)250ml milk4 tablespoons caster sugar4 tablespoons vegetable margarine1 teaspoon salt1 egg420g plain flourMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:3hr rising › Ready in:3hr40minSprinkle the yeast over the warm water and set aside for 5 minutes.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishWhite fish SwordfishSwordfish steaks with a tomato and basil topping, cooked in a garlic butter sauce. Good alternatives are wild salmon, sea bass, tilapia or tuna.80 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 110g butter, divided2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided3 tomatoes, cubed120g fresh basil, chopped2 tablespoons fresh lime juice2 (170g) swordfish steaksMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:17min ›Ready in:27minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeBreadYeast breadNisu, or Nissua, bread is a cardamom-spiced Finnish sweet bread. Perfect for giving as gifts!42 people made thisIngredientsServes: 30 475ml milk110g margarine200g caster sugar1 teaspoon salt2 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast125ml warm water (45 degrees C)3 eggs1 teaspoon ground cardamom1kg bread flour2 tablespoons butter, softened120g icing sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract2 teaspoons milkMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:1hr40min rising › Ready in:2hr50minHeat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat.
RecipesDish typeDessertThese German pastries are horn-shaped, hence the name. The filling here is your favourite fruit preserves, but it can also be marmalade, a mix of currants or raisins with cinnamon and sugar.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 48 280g plain flour1 pinch salt5 tablespoons caster sugar5 tablespoons ground almonds150g butter1 egg, beaten1 tablespoon white wine1 tablespoon rum2 teaspoons lemon zest3 tablespoons butter, melted8 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavour1 egg yolk, beatenMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr55minIn a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, sugar and almonds.
RecipesDish typeStartersSeafood startersPrawn startersPrawns cooked in butter, garlic, lemon juice and parsley are even better with the help of Dijon mustard. Serve with fresh crusty bread.2674 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 250g (9 oz) butter2 tablespoons Dijon mustardjuice of half a lemon2 cloves garlic, choppedhalf a bunch fresh parsley, chopped1kg (2 lb) medium fresh prawns - shells removed with tails attached, and deveinedMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minPreheat oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8.
RecipesDish typeBreadBrown breadWholemeal breadNothing smells better than freshly baked bread - and this bread tastes as good as it smells! It& 39;s also effortless thanks to the bread machine.92 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 225ml (8 fl oz) water2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons honey280g (10 oz) bread flour60g (2 oz) wholemeal flour30g (1 oz) dried milk powder1 teaspoon salt7g (1/4 oz) dried active baking yeastMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:3hr ›Ready in:3hr5minPut ingredients into bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
RecipesDish typeCakeMini cakesMuffinsThese simple muffins are rolled in cinnamon sugar whilst still warm. There mightn& 39;t be a better breakfast treat after a long lie-in. Serve warm with coffee and a little butter, if desired.271 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 200g plain flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon nutmeg100g caster sugar75g butter or margarine1 egg120ml milk100g caster sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon75g butter or margarine, meltedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesPenne This is a Greek-inspired pasta bake using wholewheat pasta for a healthy twist. Green pepper, spring onion, basil, oregano, black olives and feta combine for a lovely dish that is low in fat too.25 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 450g wholewheat penne pasta1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes, drained2 tablespoons chopped green pepper4 tablespoons chopped spring onion700ml passata1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried oregano150g sliced black olives60g grated mozzarella cheese2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheeseMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50minPreheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesCuisinesAsianSouth East AsianFilipinoThe secret to perfect fried rice is using cold leftover rice. This is actually served for breakfast, but you can enjoy it any time!27 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 teaspoons cooking oil2 eggs, beaten2 teaspoons cooking oil2 cloves garlic, minced750g cold, cooked white rice1 tablespoon soy sauce110g diced cooked hamMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30minHeat 2 teaspoons oil in a frying pan; cook the eggs in the hot oil until set, 3 to 5 minutes.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishMackerel Mackerel is simmered in a delicious tamarind sauce and then fried till crisp and golden. You can also, instead of frying, wrap the fish in banana leaves and barbecue.3 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 (1.5kg) whole mackerel, gutted and cleaned475ml water1 tablespoon tamarind soup base1 teaspoon fish sauce1 litre oil for fryingMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Extra time:1hr resting › Ready in:1hr50minCombine the mackerel, water, tamarind soup base and fish sauce in a pot over medium heat.
RecipesDish typeSaladGreen saladSpinach saladThis is an easy peasy pasta salad that combines spinach, feta and dill. It isn& 39;t heavy on dressing, but the olive oil, garlic and feta provide loads of flavour. Fresh chopped dill is wonderful in this salad.33 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 450g fusilli pasta275g chopped spinach3 tablespoons olive oil3 cloves garlic, minced200g crumbled feta cheese1 tablespoon dried dill, or 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dillsalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:25min cooling › Ready in:50minBring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefCorned beefIn this different take on corned beef, an apricot glaze really complements the beef& 39;s flavour. Serve with carrots and roasties or rice for a delicious and family friendly dish.270 people made thisIngredientsServes: 7 2kg whole corned beef brisket250ml water300g apricot preserves4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar2 tablespoons soy sauceMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:2hr30min ›Ready in:2hr40minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Root vegetable soupOnion soup French onion soupThis is a nice twist on classic French onion soup, with the lovely addition of celeriac. Topped with toasted baguette and a generous sprinkling of grated cheese, then grilled till golden and bubbling, this makes a fab lunch or impressive starter.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread rolls and bunsThese delectable buns are gooey, sticky and sweet. Best warm from the oven, this is a lovely recipe if you& 39;ve got guests staying over or coming over for a weekend brunch. They are irresistible! Note that the milk can also be warmed in the microwave.62 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 120ml milk1/2 teaspoon caster sugar1/2 teaspoon salt50g butter or margarine2 tablespoons warm water (45 degrees C)1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast1 egg300g plain flour, or as needed2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened4 tablespoons caster sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 tablespoons golden syrup1 1/2 tablespoons water3 tablespoons butter or margarine175g dark brown soft sugar60g pecan halvesMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:2hr40min rising › Ready in:3hr35minPour the milk into a small saucepan, and set over medium heat.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsPear dessertsPoached pearsAn impressive and light dinner party dessert. The rum caramelises the sugar, and brings out the flavour of the pears.28 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 350ml water150g caster sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract6 dessert pears - peeled, halved and cored300g apricot preserves2 tablespoons cornflour2 tablespoons water125ml rumMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:40minBring 350ml water, sugar and vanilla extract to the boil in a saucepan over high heat.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsCustard tartThis is a perfect recipe for any occasion, and is actually very simple to make. These custardy egg tarts are very nice to have for tea time or dessert.22 people made thisIngredientsServes: 15 For the pastry100g (4 oz) caster sugar1 egg175g (6 oz) butter350g (12 oz) plain flour, siftedFor the custard6 eggs4 egg yolks200ml (7 fl oz) golden syrup200ml (7 fl oz) milk200ml (7 fl oz) water1 dessertspoon honeyMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr15minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonSalmon fillet This is the best use of storecupboard ingredients. Serve with rice, wild rice, salad or your favourite veg for a fab meal.201 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 teaspoons olive oil1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon Dijon mustard2 teaspoons grated fresh root ginger450g salmon filletsMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:20minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeBreadWhite breadThis is a crusty, chewy loaf rolled up like a swiss roll, featuring a savoury filing of onion, garlic and herbs. Serve warm, sliced, with plenty of butter on the side.191 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 1 tablespoon dried active baking yeast2 tablespoons caster sugar1 teaspoon salt450g plain flour250ml milk4 tablespoons water50g butter or margarine1 tablespoon distilled vinegar80g minced onion1 clove garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon minced parsley2 tablespoons margarineMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:2hr rising › Ready in:3hrIn a large bowl combine the yeast, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the salt and 200g of the flour.
RecipesDish typeStartersThis is a recipe for a delicious French-Canadian pork spread, delicious served with toast or crackers. This is also sometimes called gorton or corton.17 people made thisIngredientsServes: 40 900g finely minced pork fat900g finely minced pork2 onions, finely chopped950ml water1 teaspoon ground cloves3/4 teaspoon ground nutmegsalt and black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:1hr30min ›Ready in:1hr40minStir the pork fat, minced pork, onions, water, cloves and nutmeg together in a large pot.
RecipesDish typeSide dishDitalini pasta, or small tubes, is deliciously prepared with a simple combination of leeks, garlic, cream and Pecorino Romano cheese. This makes 4 side dishes or starters, or 2 mains.40 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 225g ditalini pasta2 tablespoons butter50g chopped leek1 clove garlic, minced120ml double cream120g freshly grated Pecorino Pecorino Romano cheese1 pinch black pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30minBring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil.