RecipesDish typeCakeCelebration cakesBirthday cakeBirthday sponge cakeThis two-layer sponge cake is heavily spiked with Guinness® and Baileys®. A deliciously rich chocolate cake to celebrate St Patrick& 39;s day! You can also make this recipe as cupcakes.122 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 23cm 2-layer cake250ml Guinness®225g unsalted butter, cut into pieces75g unsweetened cocoa powder2 eggs150ml soured cream250g plain flour400g caster sugar1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda3/4 teaspoon salt360g icing sugar, or as needed115g unsalted butter, at room temperature3 tablespoons Baileys®, or as needed225g plain chocolate, coarsely chopped150ml double cream30g unsalted butter, at room temperatureMethodPrep:35min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:40min cooling › Ready in:1hr45minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
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RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceCheese sauce This is a rich and decadent gnocchi recipe which is gorgeously cheesy. Perfect in small portions for an Italian dinner party starter, or if you& 39;re feeling naughty you can indulge in this dish as a main. It is quick and easy, but gains loads of flavour from the Fontina cheese.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishIn this recipe, delicate fish is enhanced by cooking on cedar planks. Serve with rice.23 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 untreated cedar plank6 (150g) mahi mahi fillets250ml bottled teriyaki sauce2 mangoes, diced1/2 red pepper, seeded and chopped4 spring onions, chopped1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander1 fresh jalapeno or green chilli, seeded and choppedsalt and pepper to taste1/2 teaspoon garlic granules1 teaspoon fresh lime juice1 teaspoon lemon juice2 teaspoons olive oil1 teaspoon chipotle powder1 teaspoon red chilli flakes1 teaspoon hot sauceMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:45minSoak the plank in water for at least 2 hours, longer if possible.
RecipesDish typeCakeClassic cakesLayer cakeThis is a creamy and rich cheesecake with a lovely fruit layer baked right in the middle. The oats and fruit in the base also help to make this cheesecake special!25 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 125g plain flour80g porridge oats1/2 teaspoon baking powder5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar110g butter450g fruit filling450g cream cheese, softened200g caster sugar1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract475ml soured cream3 eggsMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr5min ›Extra time:8hr chilling › Ready in:9hr20minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typePancakesWafflesThis waffle recipe is truly special. Serving with the homemade chocolate sauce is optional; they are equally delicious with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.60 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 110ml black treacle110ml golden syrup110g butter1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda120ml milk1 egg250g plain flour1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt475ml boiling water200g caster sugar2 tablespoons cornflour60g unsweetened cocoa powder1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 tablespoons butterMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:30minIn a small saucepan, heat treacle, golden syrup and 110g butter until almost boiling.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesThis is a tasty alternative to chips that helps you get your greens! Fine green beans are pan-fried with lemon, garlic, butter and olive oil till tender but still a bit crunchy. Lovely with chicken or fish.47 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon butter2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice225g diagonally sliced fine green beans1 teaspoon lemon zestgarlic salt to tasteground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15minHeat the olive oil, butter and lemon juice in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBerry cakeFresh raspberries or fresh blackberries steal the show in this cake - it is your choice! You can also toast the pecans in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes before adding to the cake to really bring out their flavour.27 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 250g fresh raspberries6 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar250g plain flour125g caster sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1/4 teaspoon salt250ml soured cream50g butter, melted2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 eggs225g toasted, chopped pecans2 teaspoons milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract60g icing sugarMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:35min ›Extra time:20min cooling › Ready in:1hr10minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodShellfishSquidThis easy dish is a tasty combination of calamari and pineapple, which is delicious served over fluffy white rice. The secret is to not overcook the squid, otherwise it becomes tough very quickly.19 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons vegetable oil3 cloves garlic, minced1 onion, cut into wedges900g squid, cleaned and cut into 1cm rings1/2 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored and chopped4 sticks celery, cut into 5cm pieces4 tablespoons fish sauce1 teaspoon caster sugar1 teaspoon ground black pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minIn a large frying pan over medium high heat, heat the and the garlic.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonThese salmon cakes require just five simple ingredients. You will always have tinned salmon in the cupboard once trying this family friendly recipe! Serve with chips or a green salad.243 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 (418g) tin salmon, drained and flaked2 eggs, beaten1 small onion, diced1 teaspoon ground black pepper3 tablespoons vegetable oilMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15minPick through the salmon and remove any bones.
RecipesDish typeSaladSalad dressing Mayonnaise Use this recipe for a cheat& 39;s garlic aioli as a dipping sauce for fish cakes, or to spread on sandwiches. It& 39;s ready in minutes and is full of flavour, and no one will know you& 39;ve used shop-bought mayo!710 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 165g mayonnaise3 cloves garlic, minced2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice3/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepperMethodPrep:5min ›Extra time:30min chilling › Ready in:35minMix mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThese plaited biscuits are a must on any Greek Easter table. They& 39;re made throughout the year, however, and are perfect for dunking in coffee or tea. This makes a large batch, perfect for freezing or giving as gifts.14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 96 450g unsalted butter200g caster sugar1 tablespoon vanilla extract5 eggs700g plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons baking powder4 tablespoons sesame seedsMethodPrep:1hr ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:1hr20minIn large mixing bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy.
RecipesDish typeSaladSalad dressing A nice salad dressing for crisp lettuce like iceberg. It& 39;s also an easy way to use up any small bits of Danish blue, Gorgonzola or Roquefort cheese that you might have in the fridge!28 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 450g (16 oz) mayonnaise, or to taste225g (8 oz) crumbled blue cheese1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper1 pinch garlic powder4 tablespoons buttermilkMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minMix mayonnaise, blue cheese, balsamic vinegar, pepper and garlic in a bowl.
RecipesDish typeDessertFloating islands, or île flottante, are a classic French pud consisting of little more than vanilla-scented custard with floating clouds of meringue. Simple, elegant and heavenly delicious!20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 5 3 eggs4 tablespoons caster sugar1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract350ml full fat milkMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:40minSeparate two of the eggs.
RecipesDish typeSaladSeafood saladTuna saladThis tuna salad benefits from the addition of celery, olives, almonds and capers in addition mayo and lemon juice. It& 39;s a flavourful sandwich filling, or serve with your favourite salad greens.45 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 (185g) tins tuna in water, drained and flaked2 spring onions, chopped1 stick celery, diced4 tablespoons chopped pimento-stuffed green olives2 tablespoons capers, chopped4 tablespoons flaked almonds1 dash Worcestershire sauce8 tablespoons mayonnaise4 tablespoons soured creamMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minIn a mixing bowl, combine tuna, spring onions, celery, green olives, capers and almonds.
RecipesDish typeBreakfastBreakfast breads and pastriesDoughnutsThese German-inspired doughnuts are addictively delicious. Dunk these into coffee for a sinful treat!20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 18 4 tablespoons caster sugar1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon orange zest4 tablespoons butter250ml hot water125g plain flour3 eggsoil for fryingIcing1 1/2 tablespoons butter200g icing sugar3 tablespoons cream1/8 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extractMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:1hr5minPut 4 tablespoons sugar, salt, butter and orange zest in saucepan with 250ml hot water.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceCheese sauce A creamy, flavourful cheese sauce recipe that is ready in minutes. You can use this sauce to drizzle over steak or chicken, or simply toss with pasta for a heavenly midweek meal.126 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 3 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese1 spring onion, minced1 clove garlic, mincedfreshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:10min › Ready in:20minIn a small saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, Gorgonzola cheese, spring onion, garlic and pepper.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread without yeastSoda breadThis is a lovely soda bread recipe, studded with raisins. Delicious warm or room temperature with lots of butter for spreading.90 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 500g plain flour4 tablespoons caster sugar1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt2 eggs275g buttermilk4 tablespoons rapeseed oil175g raisinsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:50minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesBiscottiThis is an interesting and delicious change from typical biscotti. Pistachio nuts and ground ginger combine with orange zest and almonds for a biscotti that& 39;s great for dunking, and that isn& 39;t too sweet. You can also try macadamia nuts instead of pistachios.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesCourgette side dishesSweetcorn and courgette combine for a fantastic summer side dish. Similarly, use only regular green courgette if you can& 39;t find yellow.113 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 onion, sliced4 cloves garlic, minced125ml vegetable stock1 ear sweetcorn, kernels cut from cob250g sliced yellow courgette250g sliced courgette1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley2 tablespoons buttersalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minHeat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, and cook the onion and garlic until slightly tender.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef minceSoutzoukakia are Greek cumin-laced meatballs. Serve with lemon wedges and rice.85 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 675g minced beef1 onion, chopped160g raisins, chopped1 1/2 teaspoons chopped flat leaf parsley1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground coriander1 pinch ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon caster sugarsalt and pepper to taste6 skewers1 tablespoon vegetable oilMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minPreheat barbecue for high heat.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThese biscuits are made with semolina and flavoured with cinnamon, cloves and orange. After baking, they& 39;re dipped in a lovely honey syrup infused with cinnamon and lemon. Those who love Mediterranean flavours will love these!14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 60 110g butter, softened100g caster sugargrated zest of 1 orange125ml corn or rapeseed oil300g plain flour250g semolina4 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cloves125ml orange juice250ml water200g caster sugar175g honey1 cinnamon stick2 teaspoons lemon juice60g finely chopped walnutsMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:1hr10minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.