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Chicken, Feta and Spinach Quesadilla

Chicken, Feta and Spinach Quesadilla

Servings 2 wrapsReady In: 15minsGood For: Main, sandwich, picnic, buffetIngredients 4 large tortilla wraps- any flavour 3 chicken thighs-boneless 1tsp Moroccan spice 1 clove garlic- finely chopped 2tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 50g feta cheese 30g cooked or...

Warm Paneer, Kumara, Mushroom, Onion & Spinach Salad (V)

Warm Paneer, Kumara, Mushroom, Onion & Spinach Salad (V)

Servings 4Ready In: 50minsGood For: Main Dish, salad, wrap Ingredients 1 kumara (200g)- peeled 1 white onion- peeled 1 stick rosemary 25ml vegetable oil for roasting 100g button mushroom- cut into 1/4s 100g paneer- cut into 2cm cubes 2 cloves garlic-smashed w skin...

Pasta with Chicken, Bacon, Tomato & Spinach Sauce

Pasta with Chicken, Bacon, Tomato & Spinach Sauce

Serves 5Ready In:  45minsGood For: Lunch, dinner or pot luck Ingredients 500g dry pasta- any shape 1 x 400g tin tomatoes  50ml olive oil 1 onion-chopped 2 cloves garlic- peeled and sliced 60g bacon- can be pancetta, streaky, back or shoulder 2 sticks fresh thyme 1 tsp...

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

Servings 4Ready In: 25minsGood For: DessertIngredients 4 balls of ice cream- choice of flavour or flavours 20cm x 10cm piece of sponge (or approximately)- chocolate or vanilla 100g egg white (or 2 egg whites approx) 200g caster sugar 50ml water pinch cream of tartar...

Tropical Fruit Trifle

Tropical Fruit Trifle

Servings 6Ready In: 60mins           Good For: Dessert, bring a plateIngredients 1 piece vanilla sponge (approx 20 x 20cm) 500g frozen tropical fruit- defrosted 1 lemon 1 1/2 pkts raspberry jelly crystals (85g pkts) 300ml boiling water 400ml cold water 35g custard...

German Chocolate Gateaux

German Chocolate Gateaux

Serves 12 portionsReady In: 2 1/2 hours  Good For: Celebration cake.Ingredients 220g plain flour 250g caster sugar 90g soft brown sugar 65g cocoa 2tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules 3/4 tsp salt 1tsp baking powder 3 eggs 200g sour cream 130ml...

Focaccia Loaf

Focaccia Loaf

Servings 10Ready In: 2 1/2 hrsGood For: Breakfast, lunch, dinnerIngredients 650g strong flour 300g sour starter 260ml warm water 9g dry yeast 14g salt 60ml olive oil 1/2 tsp fennel seed-crushed 3/4 tsp brown sugar 30ml olive oil (to finish) olives/rosemary/sea salt to...

Spinach & Feta Spanakopita (V)

Spinach & Feta Spanakopita (V)

Servings 6Ready In: 45minsGood For: Snack, Meal, Picnic, Canapé Ingredients 12 sheets filo pastry (30 x 30cm)  1kg large leaf spinach- stalks removed 200g feta cheese 50g parmesan 50g butter 1/2 tsp nutmeg 2 egg yolks and 1 egg- beat together 40ml cream 1/2 lemon 30g...

Sweet ‘N’ Salt Sensation Doughnuts

Sweet ‘N’ Salt Sensation Doughnuts

Makes 20Ready In: 2 hrs           Good For: Indulgence Ingredients 560g plain flour  270g sour starter (active=ready to use) 60g caster sugar 30g brown sugar 1tsp salt 3/4 tsp nutmeg 2 eggs- beaten 15g dry yeast 240ml warm milk 85g melted butter 300g melted ganache...

Slow-Cooked Spiced Chicken (GF)

Slow-Cooked Spiced Chicken (GF)

Servings 5Ready In: 2 hours (2 day marinade)Good For: Lunch, Dinner, BBQsIngredients 1 Whole (1.5kg) chicken 2 lemons- sliced 5 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed) 6 allspice berries 6 juniper berries 30ml soy sauce 30ml vegetable oil 35g tomato paste 2 fresh chilies-...

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Servings 10-12 portionsReady In: 40mins           Good For: Morning tea, lunch, dinner, picnic, afternoon teaIngredients 200g chopped dark chocolate 115g butter 150g caster sugar 3 eggs 75g brown sugar 70g flour- sifted 25g cocoa- sifted 1/2 tsp vanilla pinch salt...

Strawberry Fluid Gel

Strawberry Fluid Gel

Makes  2 cups (500ml)Ready In: 10 minsGood For: Sweets sauce, desserts & cakes Ingredients 400g frozen or fresh strawberries 220g caster sugar 1 lemon-juice only 1/4 tsp vanilla essence 6g agar-agar Step by Step InstructionsStep 1 Fluid gels are frequently used by...

Chicken Biryani (GF)

Chicken Biryani (GF)

Servings 8Ready In: 1 hr 15min   Good For: Lunch, dinner, celebrationIngredients 1.5 x recipe chicken curry (from our recipes) 20g butter-for greasing tray 600g basmati rice (I use a premium brand called Kashish) 225ml warm milk 60g dried fried onions or shallots 100g...

Moroccan Spiced Pork & Asparagus Pizza Bread

Moroccan Spiced Pork & Asparagus Pizza Bread

Makes 6-8 pizza breadsReady In: 15min        (proof for 2hrs)Good For: Lunch, dinner, picnic, party food, children's gatheringIngredients 370g strong flour plus 120g sourdough starter OR 460g strong flour (if not using sourdough) 190ml warm water 215-230ml warm water...

Thai Yellow Fish Curry with Lemongrass, Chilli and Tomato

Thai Yellow Fish Curry with Lemongrass, Chilli and Tomato

Servings 4Ready In: 15 minsGood For: Lunch or Dinner Ingredients 600g white fish fillets-bones removed 30ml peanut oil 2 spring onion- chopped thinly 4 cloves garlic- sliced thinly 2 sticks lemon grass 10 cherry tomatoes- cut into 1/4s 2tsp tomato puree 2 sticks thyme...

Fish Gumbo with Bacon and Sweetcorn

Fish Gumbo with Bacon and Sweetcorn

Servings 4-5Ready In: 30min           Good For: Lunch, dinner or gatheringIngredients 600g white fish fillets- I use snapper 2 lrg white onions- diced 80g diced streaky bacon 3cloves garlic-crushed 80g sweetcorn kernals 100g tomatoes- cut into dice 10 green olives-...

Sweet Pastry

Sweet Pastry

Makes 950g (suitable for 2 lrg tarts)Ready In: 10minsGood For: Tarts, pies, flans, petit foursIngredients 450g flour (not premium or strong) 300g cold butter 160g icing sugar- sifted 1egg- beaten pinch salt Step by Step Instructions Step 1 I find using a blender or...

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Makes 10Ready In: 10minsGood To: Have ready in the fridge or freezer for multiple preparations  Ingredients 800g dark chocolate 800g cream 30g butter lrg pinch salt Step by Step Instructions Step 1 It goes without saying that the better the chocolate (you use)...

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sweetcorn, Spinach & Tomato

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sweetcorn, Spinach & Tomato

Servings 3Ready In: 40minsGood For: Lunch or DinnerIngredients 650g chicken thigh (on the bone) 1/2 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp paprika pinch mixed spice pinch dried chilli 300ml buttermilk 150g corn flour Vegetable oil for frying 1 onion-sliced 1 clove garlic-sliced pinch...

Macaroni Bites

Macaroni Bites

Makes 25 piecesReady In: 30minsGood For: Lunch, Dinner or Party FoodIngredients 300g dried macaroni pasta 75g butter 95g flour 1/2 onion-finely chopped 2 cloves garlic-minced 720ml warm milk 140g grated cheese few drops tabasco few drops Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp...

Grilled & Crumbed Spiced Halloumi with Tomato Salsa

Grilled & Crumbed Spiced Halloumi with Tomato Salsa

Servings 4Ready In: 30mins Good For: Lunch, Dinner or Party FoodIngredients 200g halloumi cheese 2tsp canola oil 1 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 egg 40ml milk 80g dried breadcrumbs 50g seasoned flour 3 tomatoes 2tblsp olive oil 1 spring onion-thinly sliced 3tblsp tomato...