Category: Accompaniments

Focaccia (River Cottage Bread)

This loaf is a little smaller at 400g (not 500g) – I find this is a better amount for stand mixers and is a plenty enough for 2 people. In a mixing bowl, combine 400g strong white bread flour, with 7g dried yeast, 10g salt and…

Pizza Hut Sauce from Copycat book

Add 125ml of water to 1 tin plum tomatoes in a small saucepan and place on a medium/high heat. To this add a tsp of sugar and 1⁄2 teaspoon of: dried oregano, dried basil leaves, dried thyme, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, 1 bay leaf and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Bring to the boil and stir (it can be…

Court bouillon

2 pints water 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 large onion, peeled and sliced 1 celery stick, sliced 2 cloves A few peppercorns 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar Cook for 20 minutes, strain, then use to poach fish!

MUNCHIES Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Brie and Honey Recipe

Servings: 4-6 Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Ingredients 8 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch sticks (about 4 pounds) 3/4 cup peanut oil kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 5 ounces triple cream brie 3 ounces honey 1 tablespoon…

Salted cucumber with satay sauce

Serves 8 cucumbers 3, peeled flaky salt 2 tsp peanut oil 3 tbsp lime juice of 1 chilli flakes 1 tsp For the satay sauce onion 1, peeled and blended garlic 2 cloves turmeric ½ tsp coconut milk 1 tin red chilli 1, sliced lemongrass 1 stick, finely chopped peanuts 250g, peeled and roasted ketjap manis 50ml limes juice of…

Sandwich Ideas

Chicken Coronation chicken, Cured meats Salami and Gherkin Cheese Cheddar coleslaw, cheddar salad, Goats cheese and red pepper, chutney Hummus Salad  

Mincemeat 2018

Mostly based on Felicity Cloake but half the sugar as it was way too sweet. 100g each sultanas, raisins, currants 50g mixed peel, dried figs 3 piece stem ginger, finely chopped, plus 1 tbsp of its syrup 25g each almonds and pecans, chopped 200g muscovado sugar 1 tsp…

Sweet potato, feta, chilli and coriander salad

Mix 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks, with salt and pepper in bowl, add a squeezed lemon and a couple of Tbs of water and microwave to soften (5-10 mins) When done lay on a platter and add 200g crumbled feta, a thinly sliced large red chilli,…

Turkish chopped salad

This is adapted from the book ‘Turkish Delights’ by John Gregory-Smith Feeds a table of 6 as a side. Finely chop and mix the following: 1 red pepper 1 red onion 200g cherry tomatoes 1/3rd cucumber A large bunch of parsley Toss with the following and leave…

Humous

Blend a can of drained chickpeas with a clove of garlic, the juice of 1 (and potentially another half) lemon, 3 Tbsp of tahini, 3 Tbsp good olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Thin out with a couple of Tbsp of water.

Olia Hercules’s whole roasted spiced cauliflower

FacebookTwitterPinterest Whole roasted spiced cauliflower. Photograph: Romas Foord for the Observer A simple and tasty dish which, depending on the size of your household, could last you a couple of days. If you don’t finish it on the day of cooking it is great chopped and mixed…

Papaya Salad

For the salad (you can make in advance but store in air tight bag) 1 green papaya, shredded into strips with a fine julienne peeler 1 carrot, also shredded Dressing (dress very close to serving) A thumbnail piece of shrimp paste 1 Tbsp fish sauce Juice…

Sweet soy dipping sauce

This is so delicious and moreish. It’s important to taste after making to finish balancing the flavours. Often I find I need to make it a little sweeter or add more chilli. A great use for this is to make summer rolls, bit off the end, then…

Pickled chilli salsa – Tom Kerridge

For the pickled chilli salsa green pepper 1, finely diced pickled green chillies 8, sliced garlic 1 clove, sliced thickly olive oil 50ml spring onions 8, sliced pomegranate seeds 3 tbsp green olives 10, roughly chopped mint 10 leaves, chopped lemon juice of 1 To make the pickled chilli salsa, saute the green pepper in…

Roasted aubergine with tahini yogurt – Claudia Roden

These aren’t enough for a whole main meal but make a great side. Makes enough for 6-8 people as a side. Cut 4 aubergines into half inch rounds. Season with salt and roast at 220C+ for 20 mins on one side, turn and cook for 10…

Squash and potato gratin

http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11586/potato-butternut-squash-gratin-recipe-wdy1212/

Goats cheese and peach crostini

Makes about 25 crostini. Half 4 peaches, remove the stone and toss in some olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Grill for around 10 mins per side until soft and slightly charred. Slice into 5mm slices. Mix 125g grated mature goats cheese with around 75g of…

Muhammara: Middle Eastern vegetable dip

Roast for an hour at 180C, tossing occasionally 6 garlic cloves, peeled, 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped, 1 red chili, stemmed and roughly chopped, 1 red onion, roughly chopped, 1 tomato, roughly chopped. Add the following ingredients and blend to a rough paste 70 grams toasted…

Cucumber and poppy seed salad from Ottolenghi

Simply half 1 large cucumber (about 500g) length ways and then slice into 5 mm thick half rounds. Now toss in a nice bowl and add 2 thinly sliced mild red chillies and 15 g roughly chopped coriander. When ready to serve dress with the following mix: 60 ml white…