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Tortilla Chips and Guacamole

  Ingredients 8 wheat (or corn) tortillas cut into eighths (wedges) ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 30g (1oz) parmesan cheese, grated Sea salt Method Heat up a deep fryer full of oil Mix the cayenne with the grated cheese, when the oil is hot drop in tortilla wedges, and deep fry until pale golden brown.  Take […]

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Little Almond Brittles

Ingredients 125 g  (4.5 oz) flaked almonds 225g (8 oz) caster sugar 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) water 75g (3 oz) butter 125 g (4.5 oz) good quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids Method Preheat oven to 180˚C (350˚ F), gas mark 4.  Line two trays with greaseproof paper. Place the almonds […]

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Oven-“Fried” Chicken with Cole Slaw

Serves 4 Corn flakes give oven-“fried” chicken the crunchy crust we like, without the fat of frying, or sautéing. Marinating the chicken for an hour in a buttermilk marinade, with garlic and herbs, gives additional flavor. TIP: A combination of equal parts low-fat sour cream, and non-fat buttermilk in the cole slaw, makes a creamy, […]

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Hazelnut Dacquoise Torte

Makes 1 8-inch torte Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients Dacquoise: 1 cup toasted and peeled hazelnuts 1 ¼ cups sugar 6 large egg whites 1 tsp cream of tartar Caramel Mousse: 6 Tbsp water, divided 3/4 cup sugar, divided 1 Tbsp white corn syrup 1 tsp unflavoured powdered gelatin 2 large whole eggs 2 large […]


Pumpkin, Goats cheese & Napoli Pizza

Pumpkin, Goats cheese & Napoli Pizza


Prawn, prosciutto and rosemary skewers

  Ingredients For the avocado, ginger and lime salsa 2 ripe avocados, halved, stoned, peeled and sliced 2 limes, 1 quartered, 1 juiced 2 large tomatoes, seeds removed, diced into 1cm/½in pieces 5 spring onions, finely sliced 1-2 red chillies, seeds removed (for less heat if preferred), very finely diced 3cm/1¼in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 tbsp olive […]


Fiddlehead Omelette

Ease of preparation: Easy Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients Filling 1/2 lb (225 g) fiddleheads 1 package of 1/2 lb (250 g) bacon, cut into lardoons 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1/2 lb (225 g) fiddleheads 1 tbsp (15 ml) chives, finely chopped Salt and pepper Omelette 12 eggs, beaten […]


Navarin of Lamb

This is a traditional French dish of braised lamb and vegetables, which is similar to a light stew. Using shoulder lamb makes this an economical dish, which is great if you’re feeding a family. any leftovers can be reheated and eaten the next day, as the flavour improves. Ingredients 50ml (1⁄4 cup) olive oil 50g […]