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Bake with Anna Olson

Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes Ingredients ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 ½ cups sugar 5 large eggs, at room temperature 2 ½ cups cake & pastry flour 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 cup 2% milk, at room temperature 1 Tbsp vanilla extract Fluffy Frosting: ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature 4-6 […]

Food

Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

In this programme Nigella says goodbye to the food snobs and purists and  creates a space for a bit of kitsch in the kitchen… such as Elvis Presley’s  fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, Ham baked in Coke and Chocolate  Lime Cheesecake. Total Time: 10 min Prep: 5 min Cook: 5 min Yield: 1 sandwich […]

Food

Zucchini gratin

An impressive recipe of hollowed and stuffed zucchinis. The filling is made up of breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic and cheese. Vegetarians and omnivores will love them. MAKES: 8 PREPARATION: 15MIN COOKING: 35MIN SKILL LEVEL: EASY Ingredients 3 cups(210 g) fresh breadcrumbs (preferably homemade – see Note) 2 cups(160 g) grated pecorino or parmigiano 1clove garlic, finely […]

Ask Aida

Caffe Shakerato

A warm and flaky pie doesn’t have to be daunting. Aida breaks it down, and rolls out her Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust. That’s the base for the flavour-packed Double Banana Cream Pie. Aida shows how to put a little elbow grease to work, and whips up Coffee Whipped Cream, which also serves as an in […]

Food

Chips

Serves 4 Ingredients enough oil to fill your deep fat fryer (this varies from fryer to fryer) 6 potatoes salt and pepper Method Heat the oil in a deep fryer to about 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.  If you want buffalo chips, then keep the skins on the potatoes and just scrub them very well.  Otherwise peel […]

Chef At Home

Lobster Basil Salad

Yield:  4 – 6 servings Ingredients 2 cooked lobsters, tail, claw and knuckle meat removed 1 large bunch basil, chopped 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, juiced and zested Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Method Chop lobster tails and […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Tarte Au Citron

Makes 1 9-inch tart Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: Pastry: ½ cup + 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature ½ cup + 2 Tbsp icing sugar, sifted 1 hard boiled large eggs yolk 1 large egg yolk ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 ¾ cups cake & pastry flour, sifted ¼ tsp salt Lemon Curd Filling: […]

Chuck's Day Off

Braised Short Ribs on Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Braised Short Ribs on Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Green Beans and Poached Tomatoes Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: 4 – 6 servings Ingredients FOR THE RIBS 3 large onions, roughly chopped 3 – 4 stalks celery, roughly chopped 4 large carrots, peeled, trimmed and chopped in 2 inch chunks (5 cm) 3 heads garlic cut in […]