Anyone who has been to Portugal will immediately conjure up memories of sardines grilled over hot coals and fingers getting messy eating hot delicious piri-piri chicken. With the summer on its way this is a great dish to eat al fresco teamed with salad and hot potatoes or crusty bread to wipe the plate. It can also be put on the bbq and is very easy.
This is such an easy savoury muffin to make. They are lovely warm with a bowl of soup or with a salad. You can take them to work as part of a packed lunch or on a picnic. Freeze them on the day they are made and then just warm through in the oven. I have used chives but rosemary works as well.
An easy chocolate sponge with 2 buttercreams to go on it. Decorate with Maltesers and flowers or with any Easter decorations you wish. (There are a lot of cake decorations in the supermarkets). The sponge will also freeze if you want to get ahead.
Heat a large non-stick pan until hot, add the mince and cook until browned all over, add the onion, garlic, spices and oregano and cook for 5 mins. Add the wine, tomatoes and tomato puree, bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes. Add the mint and remove the cinnamon stick.
Transform root vegetables into something special by making them into bhajis. Anyone who likes spice cookery will probably have most of the ingredients in their store cupboard. The batter has the onions in and then you can split it up and make your different flavours just by adding your vegetables. Give them a go. Enjoy!
I love smoked haddock and this all in one dish is easy for a warming January supper. Ask the fishmonger to skin and bone your smoked haddock and if wild mushrooms are not available use chestnut mushrooms as they have a little more flavour.
This cut of pork takes quite a long time to cook but well worth it and the roasted apples make a nice change from apple sauce. Use the lovely juices to make your gravy and put the crackling under the grill to puff up. Enjoy!
A lot of cooks don’t try souffles because they think they are too complicated. They are in fact very easy and often I will turn out a cold sunken souffle, turn it upside down and bake it again! Plus, they can also be frozen. This recipe uses ready available dried apricots which are a good source of potassium and fibre. Great if you want to impress friends. Enjoy!
A twist on the classic using white wine instead of red. With Autumn on the way it is time to think about casseroles and comfort food, which I love especially with buttery mashed potato.
These moist crumbly cake bars are bursting with flavour and the sweet goodness of sultanas and pecans. Lovely with a cup of coffee or great for a lunch box. They will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days, but doubt they will last that long. Enjoy!