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Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Cheat’s Chocolate éclairs

Makes 12. Ingredients 1 cup (250ml) double (heavy) cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted 12 sponge finger biscuits, halved lengthways 125g dark chocolate, melted ¼ teaspoon vegetable oil Method Place the cream, vanilla and sugar in a bowl and whisk gently until thick. Place the bases of the biscuits onto […]


Creamy Broccoli Soup

PREP TIME: 10minCOOK TIME: 20minSERVES: 6 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 shallots, peeled and sliced 1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli florets, roughly chopped Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth Hot water, if needed 12 ounces mascarpone cheese, divided  Directions Heat the oil in large pot over […]


Farro Risotto with Wild Mushroom

Martha sheds light on the world of mushrooms and makes four fantastic recipes: savory buckwheat crepes with mushroom filling, a vegetarian mushroom ragù, French mushroom soup, and a modern-day mushroom risotto. You’ll be inspired to prepare her tasty recipes—for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serves – 4 Ingredients For Mushrooms: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 pound mixed wild mushrooms, such as oyster, […]

Fearless in the Kitchen

Oysters Rockefeller

Try Raspberry point oysters or Lameque Cocktail oysters for this recipes. Ingredients Chimichurri Butter 1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley 2 cups packed fresh spinach, cooked or ¼ cup frozen spinach, thawed and water squeezed out Grated zest of one lemon 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced Pinch of red chile flakes, or to taste […]


Courgette & Feta Pasta Salad

This is a lovely light salad that tastes of summer. If making it for vegetarians, you can use vegetarian feta, which is guaranteed to contain no rennet. Serves: 4 Ingredients 450g (1lb) farfalle pasta or similar Salt and black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 4 courgettes (zucchini), peeled into ribbons 400g (2 2⁄3 cups) feta […]


Gingernut Log

Serves: 6 Ingredients 15ml (1tbsp) instant coffee granules dissolved in 125ml (1/2 cup) boiling water 60ml (4tbsp) coffee liqueur 1 x 200g packet of Gingernut biscuits 375ml (1/2 cups) cream, whipped 50g dark chocolate a few nuggets of glace ginger, finely chopped Method Leave the coffee mixture to cool then stir in the liqueur. Quickly […]


Sarah Beeny’s How to sell your Home

Sarah Beeny finds out what’s involved for ordinary homeowners who take on the challenge and responsibility of selling their homes the 21st century way. Each episode, Sarah Beeny follows two stories, as well as providing practical How To information for viewers interested in selling homes online. Episode 1 In East Sussex, Sarah meets Terri Measures […]


Candice Tells All

In the series Candice takes viewers through the ins-and-outs of her signature makeovers while exploring a major design principle in each episode. The audience sees first-hand where Candice gets her design inspiration from and joins her as she traverses the city to see how these principles work in other mediums and art forms. Candice also […]