Dom in the Kitchen by Dominic Franks

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  • Lattice mince pie tray bake
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Christmas
    • Ingredients: plain flour; caster sugar; unsalted butter; cream cheese; ground almonds; egg yolks; mincemeat
  • Sausage, chorizo and orzo one pot stew
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Winter
    • Ingredients: banana shallots; fennel; button mushrooms; carrots; green beans; chorizo sausages; olive oil; rosemary; oregano; vegetable stock; white wine; orzo pasta
  • Chorizo and lentil stew
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Spanish
    • Ingredients: chorizo sausages; banana shallots; carrots; red peppers; potatoes; garlic; thyme; brown lentils; vegetable stock
  • Butterbean, pea and feta toast
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Dips, spreads & salsas; Breakfast / brunch; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: frozen peas; jarred butter beans; Greek yoghurt; feta cheese; garlic; chives; lemons; olive oil
  • French onion soup with Gruyere garlic dumplings
    • Categories: Soups; Winter; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: olive oil; butter; red onions; white onions; garlic; rosemary; thyme; white wine; vegetable stock; self-raising flour; strong Gruyère cheese
  • Caramelised onion & Red Fox cheese rolls
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory
    • Ingredients: whole milk; unsalted butter; eggs; strong white bread flour; honey; fast-action dried yeast; garlic; thyme; rosemary; chives; olive oil; butter; shallots; Red Fox cheese
  • Storm Babet minestrone
    • Categories: Soups; Main course; Winter; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: olive oil; butter; celery; Chantenay carrots; fennel bulbs; oregano; rosemary; thyme; Queen Carlin peas; tinned chopped tomatoes; vegetable stock; white wine; Savoy cabbage; green beans; orzo pasta; strong cheddar cheese
  • Chilli & cumin cauliflower traybake with sweetcorn hummus
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Main course; Lunch; Fall / autumn; Middle Eastern; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cauliflower; carrots; banana shallots; garlic; canned butter beans; green olives; black olives; chilli flakes; cumin seeds; tinned chickpeas; tinned sweetcorn; tahini; lemons
  • Chicken thigh, butterbean and orzo casserole
    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Main course; Fall / autumn; Winter
    • Ingredients: Chantenay carrots; banana shallots; chestnut mushrooms; green beans; garlic; tinned butterbeans; rosemary; white wine; orzo pasta; chicken thighs; thyme
  • Tumbet
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Sauces, general; Main course; Side dish; Fall / autumn; Mallorcan; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; rosemary sprigs; thyme sprigs; plum tomatoes; dried oregano; basil; tomato puree; balsamic vinegar; white wine; aubergines; courgettes; red peppers; potatoes
  • All in one plum pudding cake
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Dessert; Fall / autumn; British
    • Ingredients: salted butter; granulated sugar; eggs; self-raising flour; ground almonds; crème fraîche; plums; chocolate almond cookies
  • Creamy mushroom & leek pie
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: strong plain flour; butter; plain flour; Dijon mustard; milk; white wine; strong cheddar cheese; banana shallots; leeks; mixed mushrooms; rosemary sprigs; thyme sprigs; chives
  • Apple and pear crumble
    • Categories: Crumbles, cobblers, crisps & bettys; Dessert; Fall / autumn; American
    • Ingredients: Cox apples; Bramley apples; Conference pears; vanilla sugar; honey; lemons; butter; caster sugar; Demerara sugar; porridge oats; plain flour; ground almonds
  • Peach and nectarine galette
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Summer; French
    • Ingredients: plain flour; ground almonds; butter; egg yolks; peaches; nectarines; honey; basil; Greek yoghurt; ground cinnamon; ground ginger; eggs
  • Deep pan focaccia pizza with cavolo nero and olvies
    • Categories: Pizza & calzones; Main course; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: fast-action dried yeast; caster sugar; strong plain flour; olive oil; butter; banana shallots; garlic; oregano; dried oregano; white wine; tinned chopped tomatoes; vegetable stock; balsamic vinegar; cavolo nero; mixed olives; fresh mozzarella cheese; strong cheddar cheese
  • Spaghetti Sofia
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garlic; banana shallots; dried oregano; rosemary sprigs; olive oil; balsamic vinegar; Greek yoghurt; strong cheddar cheese; tenderstem broccoli; spaghetti pasta; baby plum tomatoes
  • Baked salmon with honey mustard dressing
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Quick / easy; Main course
    • Ingredients: new potatoes; runner beans; salmon fillets; oranges; thyme; honey mustard dressing
  • Club sandwich - 'sando' style
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: farmhouse white bread; chicken breasts; bacon; avocados; hard-boiled eggs; cherry tomatoes; lettuce; mayonnaise; Dijon mustard; cheddar cheese
  • Pear and berry pie
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Summer
    • Ingredients: plain flour; butter; icing sugar; egg yolks; frozen berries; Conference pears; lemons; vanilla bean paste
  • Fridge raid quiches
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Main course; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: plain flour; butter; strong cheddar cheese; chives; eggs; olive oil; leeks; fennel bulbs; wild mushrooms; rosemary; thyme; Chantenay carrots; new potatoes; banana shallots; garlic; green beans; single cream; Greek yoghurt
  • Spinach croquettes
    • Categories: Small plates - tapas, meze; Summer; Spanish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: spinach; milk; vegetable stock; banana shallots; garlic; plain flour; eggs; fine breadcrumbs; vegetable oil
  • Veggie sausage & summer vegetable traybake
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Summer; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: banana shallots; celery; fennel bulbs; new potatoes; Chantenay carrots; mini red peppers; mini yellow peppers; corn on the cob; garlic; green beans; vegetarian sausages; rosemary; thyme; balsamic dressing
  • Cheese and herb scones
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; ground cayenne pepper; Dijon mustard; chives; thyme; salted butter; mature cheddar cheese; skimmed milk
  • Potato salad with pea mayonnaise
    • Categories: Salads; Sauces, general; Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cooked peas; basil; mint; garlic; egg yolks; Dijon mustard; lemons; olive oil; new potatoes
  • Leek and shallot cottage cheese quiche
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: plain flour; butter; cheddar cheese; fresh herbs; frozen peas; Greek yoghurt; cottage cheese; lemon olive oil; leeks; banana shallots; rosemary; thyme; eggs; single cream

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  • Banana, walnut and white chocolate loaf

    • Jane on May 24, 2020

      A lovely banana bread. The white chocolate chips (I used Callebaut) and walnuts add interest.

  • Pan-fried skrei with pea and cauliflower crush

    • Jane on April 17, 2013

      I made this with haddock (skrei not being common in Massachusetts) - it was so quick and delicious. The cauliflower/pea crush is a very healthy and easy side - I had the leftovers the next night with grilled chicken breasts and it was just as good.

    • Agaillard on March 03, 2018

      Very British :) I was skeptical about the mint and basil flavour combination, but it did work. I did it with cod, which is what I had, although unfortunately I did not have skin on to have that beautiful crisp fish skin deliciousness. All in all, it works, it is very simple and quick to do, a good/different way to use cauliflower, but I did not find extraordinary either

  • Auntie Regina's 12 hour garlic beef

    • wester on August 19, 2013

      This was well received by everybody, but I thought I should have taken a fattier cut of meat for a bit more depth to the flavor profile. Very easy as well. You do have to start 24 hours before, but there is very little hands-on time - a few minutes for rubbing the meat with garlic, and then putting it in the oven the next day. I will definitely make this again.

  • Rosemary and beetroot roasted chicken thighs

    • wester on December 15, 2022

      Mixed results: the vegetable mix (without the mushrooms) was excellent, the spices were OK, the cooking method didn't work for me. Try again at high temperature, possibly experiment with different spices. Definitely easy to make though.

    • hillsboroks on December 03, 2022

      For an easy, relatively fast dinner dish this was very flavorful, colorful and delicious. We enjoyed this very much and next time I would add small red potatoes to the veggie mix to make it a complete dinner in one pot.

  • Bruce Paltrow's world-famous pancakes

    • EdM on January 24, 2017

      This recipe, with volumes instead of grams, at:

  • Chicken thighs and chickpeas with marmalade and mustard

    • sharifah on January 14, 2013

      Great recipe. Combo of marmalade, mustard and wine is quite unusual but really yummy and perked up the chickpeas. Really like this.

  • Grandma Jennie’s ginger loaf cake

    • slouj on October 22, 2022

      Rather than a dark and sticky gingerbread this is a light, spicy, delicious loaf - which is fab with some salted butter. It also happily accommodates fruit - I threw in a couple of chopped pears that added a lovely additional pop of flavour and texture. Fresh fruit might extend the baking time slightly.

  • Spinach and broccoli paella

    • bktravels on January 25, 2022

      This wasn't great. We added S&P but otherwise followed directions. The picture is misleading because the smoked paprika colored everything. While it added some flavor the dish was not bright with vegetables. We found it boring.

  • Lemon and horseradish tuna burgers in home-made buns

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on February 11, 2015

      The tuna burgers are quick and simple to make - and tasty! The home-made buns: this is the first time I've used this technique - and, although a little concerned - especially as they'd gone quite flat by the time they were ready for the oven (was my cold kitchen to blame??) - they cooked - perfectly - in the 35 mins specified!! Really enjoyed by all family. Will definitely make this recipe again - and will keep this bread recipe as a regular favourite!

  • Strawberry swirl meringues

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on February 18, 2015

      Gorgeous - looking and tasting! And our strawberries (bought for Valentines - yes, I know, not really the right season - even here in Spain) were super tasteless!! But a very enjoyable (not difficult) and impressive recipe!

  • Chunky cucumber, feta and fennel dip

    • cilantrolime on July 30, 2020

      It was disappointing. Will not make again.

  • Year-old celery and oregano soup

    • Agaillard on December 12, 2021

      I made this today - it was great and used up a lot of things I needed to finish. I halved everything and it still yielded enough for 4 small bowls I think .. Mine was a bit on the liquid side, but my own fault as I didn't measure up the liquid and went with guts! I liked this soup because you can clearly taste the celery through (and frequently it isn't so much the case)

  • Chilled pea and mint soup

    • Agaillard on July 26, 2020

      I did exactly as instructed and this yielded 3 to 4 servings in my opinion as a starter. I also did as the author and used yogurt and milk in place of cream. This was pleasant but not oh wow. That being said it was super simple to make so might do again!

  • Wild garlic and asparagus quiche with chive and cheddar pastry

    • Agaillard on November 26, 2017

      Not convinced... I loved the idea and the recipe initially, but going through it, the result is a bit underwhelming. The quiche "appareil" is more akin to an omelette, and the overall thing is a bit bland. Maybe will try again but with some twists! Good point though, it made me discover wild garlic :)

  • Courgette and apple cake

    • Agaillard on April 04, 2020

      "and whilst the apple and courgette combo isn’t unusual " ... mmmhh, in the UK maybe? Anyhow this was seriously good ! Quite sugary and buttery but oozing vitamins, vegs and fruits too, so who am I to complain? Definitely good and will make again. I do not have a grater in my temporary parisian appartment, so used a mizer bowl to kind of puree them, which was great. I messed up the icing, as no proportion is indicated and not too much of an icing person : I put too much liquid off hand, and then didn't have enough icing sugar to achieve the correct consistency, and ended up with too much and too liquid icing. It was good nonetheless but note to self, to start with the icing sugar and add the juice little by little next time!

  • Coffee chocolate banana cake with a coffee chocolate clotted-cream ganache

    • Agaillard on April 08, 2020

      I am super disappointed. This was bland and the texture was dense and chewy. They looked nice enough right out of the oven but I ate them the day after + did them as individual cakes rather than a big one, maybe those were my mistakes! I might have messed up with the proportion as I do not have a measuring cup or cooking scale in my self isolation rental appartment :/ May buy one and try again, the ingredients married really well when I tasted the batter, it made me really looking forward to the actual cake ;) :/

  • Celeriac, lettuce and pea soup

    • Agaillard on August 03, 2021

      Just cooked this and it was really nice! The fennel seeds make all the difference and you can really feel the taste... I really tried to fail this recipe it seems : I used reversed proportions of 1/2 onion and 1 "radis marteau" (French white turnip) and an oldish salad pack instead of lettuce, and I burnt a bit the onions and radish pieces. But no, it still turned out fantastic! Miracle ... Will make again definitely and even in soup and let's use that rest of salad rotations. Served with filo rolls of lamb/fresh goat cheese/coriander and a pepper jam as dip for a light lunch.

    • Agaillard on September 23, 2021

      Made it again with a mix of leftover lettuce and rocket, without the chives as didn't have any, and using two turnips i/o celeriac, 268g peas . Just as nice even if my proportions might have been a bit off. The fennel makes all the difference - it doesn't even need extra seasoning. Note that for a nice texture, the stock contents must be about 1-2 cm over the vegetables.

  • Roasted beetroot soup

    • Agaillard on May 08, 2021

      Satisfying, colorful and original soup ! I might have gone overboard on the cream I found it needed more seasoning than mentioned ... Could be nice with chili flakes? It is the second variation of beetroot soup I have been trying recently... this one is a bit more classic in terms of taste I think...

  • Curried fennel and carrot soup served with melted cheese on sourdough

    • Agaillard on April 20, 2022

      Dom in the Kitchen seems to have a thing for carrot and fennel soup! There are at least four of them in his blog :) :) I found this soup pleasant and easy to make to change from the usual soup vegetables, but nothing extraordinary either. I used Tandoori Masala as I was lost in the various Masala offerings at my local Indian store (wonderful Velan in passage Brady in Paris 10). I found the soup to be a bit dense in texture and would not achieve perfectly smooth texture with my immersion blender, which I was after, but tasted really nice.d I added chili oil on top for an extra kick and served with Ami du Chambertin cheese toast (heaven ??)

  • Chocolate banana and walnut muffins

    • Agaillard on January 16, 2018

      The recipe sounded yummy, was very simple, looked beautiful and smelled really nice. Unfortunately, the result was quite bland, so I was disappointed. Might try next time with more chocolate and in particular, actual chocolate rather than cocoa, more bananas, more walnuts, a hint of vanilla and less cooking time (for more moisture).

  • Asparagus and cavolo nero risotto

    • Shelmar on May 07, 2020

      Good, makes enough for 6-8 people.

  • Caramelised onion veggie gravy

    • rgraham on November 25, 2022

  • Mince pie flapjacks

    • TLouise on February 23, 2021

      I followed the recipe as written but they were way too sweet. I'm not sure if there was an error in the amounts given, but I would not make these again.

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Publishers Text

Dominic is a cook and food writer, born in London into a family where food was part of everyday life. He grew up influenced by his mum and Delia Smith and many of his recipes reflect the simple, classic style of both women... with a little bit of his own carefree attitude thrown in.

He moved to Belleau, (pronounced bell-oh) Lincolnshire 18 years ago so he could communicate with life in a better way. Lincolnshire is situated towards the central midlands of the UK, a coastal county above Norfolk and below Hull and North Yorkshire. Not many people go there because it's on the road to nowhere... but he likes it that way.

He is lucky enough to be surrounded by the most incredible produce and producers who tend to keep quiet about how fabulous they are so it has become part of his remit to shout for them!

Dominic writes a monthly recipe column for Lincolnshire Life Magazine, the counties biggest and best-selling magazine. He also write a regular ‘Food Heroes’ article for the magazine where he gets to meet some of our finest producers. He is also regularly featured as a food expert on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Humberside.

The cooking on Belleau Kitchen features much of the local produce and is as seasonal as can be.