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Braised Red Cabbage

PREP TIME: 10minCOOK TIME: 50minSERVES: 4 servings Ingredients 3 slices maple bacon 1 small shallot, peeled and sliced 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 head red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced 1 cup chicken stock Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper  Directions Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and the […]

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Caramelised Figs With Maple Mascarpone

Serves 4 Ingredients 6 figs, halved ½ cup (90g) brown sugar 250g mascarpone ⅓ cup (80ml) maple syrup Method Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Press the cut side of the figs into the sugar. Place the sugared side down into the pan and cook for 10–15 seconds or until the sugar is […]

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Bill Granger’s Banana Butterscotch Pudding

I absolutely adore this pudding from Bill’s book, Simply Bill. He made this when I appeared with him on Great Food Live, and as soon as I tasted it I was hooked. I have adapted the recipe slightly to fit the pie dish that I have. To make this for 12 people, double this recipe […]

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Crème caramel with granny smith sorbet and ginger syrup

Ingredients Creme mixture: 175 ml muscat 300 ml each of heavy cream (45% fat) and pouring cream 50 ml milk 6 egg yolks 55 g light brown sugar Muscat caramel: 250g caster sugar 75 ml muscat 80 ml water Green apple sorbet: 8 Large Granny Smith apples, quartered and cored, skins on 150 milliliters sugar […]

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Grilled Beef Fillet

Grilled Beef Fillet with Leek and Onion Potato Bake and a Creamy Garlic Sauce Ingredients: FOR THE FILLET: Beef Fillet pieces Fresh Rosemary Fresh Thyme Salt and Pepper FOR THE POTATO BAKE: 2 – 3 Baby leeks 1 Large Onion 4 large Potatoes 250 ml Cream Vegetable Spice Butter Cheddar Cheese Olive oil FOR THE […]

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Halva Ice Cream

Ingredients 2 litres good quality vanilla ice cream 150g halva (reserve a tablespoon for the garnish) 80g crushed pistachio nuts(reserve a tablespoon for the garnish) 2 tablespoons honey Method Line a loaf tin with plastic wrap (gladwrap) and let the sides hang over. Put the softened ice cream in a bowl and add the halva […]

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Nigella at my table

Nigella Lawson is back with a brand new series, packed with simple recipes full of complex flavour. Food we can all bring to our own tables, vibrant and varied yet always relaxed. Episode 1 Nigella Lawson is back with a brand new series packed with simple recipes full of complex flavour. Nigella: At My Table […]

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Pasta Carbonara

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1-454 gram package of penne or any pasta 2 Tbsp of olive oil 1-150g package of pancetta, chopped 1-125g package of prosciutto, chopped 1 cup of mascarpone cream 4 egg yolks 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, shredded 1 bunch of fresh oregano, chopped Method Splash the olive oil into a skillet […]