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Chef Michael's Kitchen

Caesar’s Empire Salad

Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients For the Parmesan crisps: 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, finely grated ¼ cup of fennel seeds 1- 200g pack of pancetta For the dressing 8 slices of bacon, chopped a splash of water 1 head of garlic, peeled 1- 50 g can of anchovies, not drained 4 Tbsp of Dijon mustard […]


Concrete garden lanterns

What you will need: PVC piping (110mm) Safety goggles and gloves Metal oil can with wick Angle grinder Bucket Steel trowel Sponge Binding wire X2 buckets of fine riversand X1 bucket of stone (13mm) X1 bucket of cement Water What to do: Use an Angle grinder to cut a slit from the top to the […]


Yoghurt and Star Anise Cream

Yoghurt and Star Anise Cream served with Poached Plums, Rhubarb Compote or Sugared Strawberries This gently set cream or mousse is a lovely combination of flavours. You can set the cream or mousse in large or individual moulds and turn it out if you wish.  Use whatever dish suits your situation. The mousse will keep in […]

Favourite Food

Toffee and Plain Popcorn

Makes about 1 ½ litres! This recipe makes enough for plain popcorn and toffee popcorn, as I like having both, but if you want just one kind, then use half the popcorn.  Ingredients 75g (3oz) popcorn 2 tbsp sunflower oil 25g (1oz) butter For Toffee Popcorn; 40g brown sugar 2 tbsp golden syrup 40g butter […]

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How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny

Do you dream of living Mortgage Free? This new six part series presented by Sarah Beeny features inspiring people across the country who are managing to design their way out of debt by building incredible homes that allow them to live freed from the burden of debt. Along with designer Max McMurdo and award winning […]

Cook Yourself Thin USA

Stuffed French Toast Sundaes

Serves 2 (2 cups per person) Calories per serving: 353 Ingredients 1 whole egg 1 egg white 2 tablespoons skim milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon honey 4 slices whole-wheat bread, crusts removed 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup raspberries 1/2 cup blackberries 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup  Method Preheat the oven to […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Millionaire’s Shortbread

PREP TIME: 15COOK TIME: 30SERVES: 2 dozen Ingredients Shortbread: 2 sticks butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for preparing pans 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for preparing pans 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt Caramel Layer: 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons butter Chocolate Topping: 3/4 pound good-quality milk chocolate Method […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Party Fillet

Ingredients 1 medium fillet, cut into six thick steaks olive oil salt and pepper 45ml (3tbsp) butter 15-30ml (1-2 tbsp) readymade mustard 125g creamy blue cheese, crumbled 125ml (1/2 cup) cream 30ml (2tbsp) brandy parsley or thyme to garnish Method Brush each steak with olive oil and just before cooking season. Heat a generous splash […]