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  • Sprout and horseradish gratin
    • Categories: Side dish; Christmas; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Brussels sprouts; whole milk; double cream; butter; shallots; garlic; plain flour; white pepper; horseradish sauce; Gruyère cheese; Stilton cheese; panko breadcrumbs
  • Pigs in blankets toad in the hole
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Quick / easy; Main course; Side dish; New Year; Christmas; British
    • Ingredients: eggs; whole milk; plain flour; streaky bacon; pork sausages; marmalade; wholegrain mustard; vegetable oil; sage; rosemary sprigs
  • Roasted carrots with ricotta, harissa oil, carrot top pesto and pumpkin seeds
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Side dish; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; carrot tops; garlic; Parmesan cheese; oranges; pine nuts; harissa; pumpkin seeds; ricotta cheese
  • Roasted cabbage with squash, chorizo, chestnuts and hot honey dressing
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Side dish
    • Ingredients: butternut squash; Savoy cabbage; cooking chorizo sausages; vacuum-packed cooked chestnuts; lemons; honey; chilli flakes
  • Rioja poached pears and blackberries with bay leaf custard
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Sauces for desserts; Dessert
    • Ingredients: Rioja wine; lemons; oranges; caster sugar; vanilla pods; whole star anise; cinnamon sticks; Williams pears; blackberries; bay leaves; whole milk; double cream; egg yolks; cane sugar
  • Lamb chops with rosemary and roasted grapes
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Spanish
    • Ingredients: grapes; garlic; rosemary sprigs; sherry vinegar; lamb chops
  • Menestra
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Spanish
    • Ingredients: baby carrots; green beans; new potatoes; spring onions; baby spinach; frozen peas; jamón serrano; artichokes; garlic; white wine; beef stock; parsley
  • Piquillo peppers with black pudding and rice
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Stuffing; Side dish; Small plates - tapas, meze; Spanish
    • Ingredients: paella rice; shallots; garlic; black pudding; plum tomatoes; parsley; lemons; jarred piquillo peppers
  • Pochas with clams
    • Categories: Main course; Basque
    • Ingredients: dried pochas beans; clams; chorizo sausages; shallots; leeks; green peppers; carrots; garlic; parsley; crusty bread
  • Crab lasagne
    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: eggs; egg yolks; 00 flour; saffron threads; shallots; lemons; Noilly Prat vermouth; whipping cream; Gruyère cheese; white crab meat; rapeseed oil; baby spinach; plum tomatoes
  • Chicken Milanese with green olive and preserved lemon salsa
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: skinless chicken breasts; eggs; panko breadcrumbs; Parmesan cheese; vegetable oil; green olives; preserved lemons; dill; parsley; capers; lemons
  • Chicken gado gado
    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indonesian
    • Ingredients: peanuts; garlic; makrut lime leaves; bird's eye chiles; tamarind pulp; Indonesian shrimp paste; kecap manis; palm sugar; limes; chicken breasts; Chinese cabbage; green beans; carrots; cucumbers; tenderstem broccoli; beansprouts; radishes; crispy shallots
  • Pithivier of potato, portobello mushroom and Gruyère, braised leeks and mushroom bisque
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Soups; Main course; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: button mushrooms; butter; whipping cream; lemons; potatoes; spinach; portobello mushrooms; garlic; thyme; Gruyère cheese; all-butter puff pastry; egg yolks; leeks
  • Cauliflower and Gruyère cheese mousse, caramelised artichoke, smoked almond, puffed rice
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Rice dishes; Appetizers / starters; Cooking for a crowd; Winter; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: vegetable oil; wild rice; butter; cauliflower; whole milk; whipping cream; Gruyère cheese; Jerusalem artichokes; shallots; thyme sprigs; double cream; chives; smoked almonds
  • Caramelised onion and Gruyère tarte fine, salad of crispy duck and watercress
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Pies, tarts & pastries; Salads; Main course; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: duck legs; garlic; thyme sprigs; rosemary sprigs; white peppercorns; rock salt; duck fat; butter; onions; sage; all-butter puff pastry; egg yolks; balsamic vinegar; Gruyère cheese; watercress; spring onions; Maldon salt
  • Veal shin osso buco with Gruyère macaroni and cheese topping, a bone marrow and cep crumb and gremolata
    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Stews & one-pot meals; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: veal shins; plain flour; butter; sweet onions; carrots; celery; garlic; leeks; tomato purée; white wine; thyme sprigs; oregano sprigs; basil sprigs; rosemary sprigs; bay leaves; white pepper; plum tomatoes; brown veal stock; tinned cherry tomatoes; flat leaf parsley; lemons; oranges; Maldon salt; macaroni pasta; milk; whipping cream; Gruyère cheese; panko breadcrumbs; thyme leaves; porcini mushroom powder; beef marrow bones
  • Saltimbocca cutlets with Gruyère
    • Categories: Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: veal chops; sage; Gruyère cheese; prosciutto; eggs; milk; plain flour; panko breadcrumbs; vegetable oil
  • Shallot, olive, and rosemary bread
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory
    • Ingredients: fresh yeast; caster sugar; eggs; milk; strong plain flour; salted butter; black olives; rosemary sprigs; shallots; Gruyère cheese; coarse sea salt
  • Lobster, baked purple potatoes and Gruyère sauce
    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Main course
    • Ingredients: purple potatoes; salted butter; cooked lobsters; whipping cream; lemons; egg yolks; Gruyère cheese; basil; caster sugar; Dijon mustard
  • Crab lasagne
    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Appetizers / starters; Cooking for a crowd; Italian
    • Ingredients: white crab meat; scallops; double cream; ground cayenne pepper; strong white flour; eggs; egg yolks; shallots; unsalted butter; white wine vinegar; white wine; chicken stock; chives; white pepper; chervil sprigs
  • Cupra (sea bream) with chimichurri
    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Grills & BBQ; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Argentinian
    • Ingredients: parsley; dill; white balsamic vinegar; red onions; Maldon salt; red chillies; sea bream; lemons; lemon thyme; garlic
  • Lamb skewers (Çöp şiş)
    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Dressings & marinades; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Turkish
    • Ingredients: apple cider vinegar; cinnamon sticks; coriander seeds; fennel seeds; cane sugar; red chillies; parsley; mint; spring onions; walnuts; pomegranate seeds; pomegranate molasses; lemons; açi biber salçasi; lamb shoulder; lamb tail fat; rosemary; oregano; pitta bread
  • Marinated sea bass (Levrek marin)
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Appetizers / starters; Cooking for 1 or 2; Turkish
    • Ingredients: red onions; white balsamic vinegar; lemons; limes; makrut lime leaves; Maldon salt; sashimi grade sea bass; kumquats; dill sprigs
  • Heirloom tomato salad
    • Categories: Salads; Sauces, general; Side dish; Cooking for 1 or 2; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mint; cucumbers; Maldon salt; yoghurt; heirloom tomatoes; lemons; garlic; sumac; flaked almonds; micro watercress
  • Beef, shiitake and five spice potsticker dumplings
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Dips, spreads & salsas; Sauces, general; Main course
    • Ingredients: dried shiitake mushrooms; beef mince; beef stock; light soy sauce; Shaoxing rice wine; sesame oil; garlic; fresh ginger; spring onions; Chinese five spice; dumpling wrappers; Chinese black vinegar; bird's eye chillies

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  • Jaffa cake macarons

    • Jane on June 17, 2019

      These were one of the most complicated desserts I have ever made, with 4 elements and requiring 4 new ingredients I had never worked with before (glucose, citric acid, pectin jaune and mandarin puree). But they were so worth it (and I learned a lot in the process). Not being a professional chef I could not find pectin jaune or mandarin puree in small sizes but Pomona pectin and tangerine juice worked just as well. I did the traditional Jaffa cake hatch on top rather than brushing with glitter. They were a wonderful combo of sweet crisp/gooey macaron, tart orange jelly, rich orange chocolate ganache and crisp chocolate topping. People at the party I served them at said they were Jaffa cakes x 100. Very satisfying project.

  • Sweetcorn fritters with slow roasted tomatoes and smashed avocado

    • Jane on July 29, 2018

      With corn and zucchini to use up this was a great brunch choice. I always have slow roasted tomatoes in the freezer so that made this a much more manageable recipe. I used smoked paprika and found it rather dominated so next time I will either use less or use regular paprika.

  • Purple aloo

    • lorloff on September 20, 2020

      This recipe was multilayered and really delicious. I made it with all purple potatoes instead of a mix of white and purple and it saved one step. Well worth the effort. The onion masala is really great. Will make again.

  • Thai-style haddock in a bag

    • blintz on December 12, 2014

      This was a relatively easy weeknight meal. I used twice as much fish as called for. Subtle, refreshing flavors in the fish packages, especially the pak choi. I used parchment, but next time, I'll follow directions and also use a layer of foil. (Lots of the delicious sauce ended up on the baking sheet. )

  • Chilli chicken pasta with red pesto sauce

    • FJT on September 07, 2018

      I thought this was nice enough, but my husband really liked it. Guess I'll be making it again, but if I do I'll be adding some fresh chilli to give it more of a kick.

  • Baked leeks and smoked salmon with cheese sauce

    • FJT on February 14, 2019

      This was perfectly fine, but I'm not sure it was the best use of some very expensive smoked salmon. I've been meaning to make this recipe for such a long time, so it feels like a bit of a let down.

  • Potato Dauphinoise

    • FJT on August 11, 2019

      I love dauphinoise potatoes and usually make it without a recipe, but for some reason I bookmarked this and decided to give it a try. There is way too much milk which makes the liquid very thin ... and then there was way too much liquid overall for the amount of potatoes, which was clear as I was assembling the dish so I didn't use all of it. However, when you press the dauphinoise the liquid all comes out and over the edge of the dish and pressing it didn't seem to do much for the dish anyway. Very messy and not as tasty as my usual. Definitely not one to be repeated.

  • Ginger snap biscuits

    • FJT on December 09, 2021

      Really easy to make. I made these with gluten free flour and 0.5 tsps xanthan gum. The dough was very stiff so I added a few tablespoons of milk to bring it all together; maybe if I'd used my Kitchen Aid to mix it up I wouldn't have needed the milk to help it along! I used a small glass (6.5 cm diameter) as a cutter and got 39 large biscuits, rather than the 60 quoted in the recipe. You'd need something like a 4cm cutter to get 60, I think. These went down very well, but I will increase the ginger to 2 tsps next time as these weren't quite as gingery as I remember from my childhood. Really lovely though.

  • Gluten-free soda bread

    • FJT on March 16, 2022

      The end result was ok (my husband even claims it was quite good) but the recipe didn't go smoothly. When the recipe said to turn out the mixture onto a board and form it into the right shape I had something in my bowl that was pouring consistency which was never going to resemble any kind of loaf! I added a large handful of flour which made the dough more manageable, but I felt the end result was heavier than it should be as a result ... although it's at least 17 years since I ate soda bread, so it could just be that I don't remember what it's supposed to be like. Not sure I would rush to make this again.

  • Flapjacks

    • FJT on May 16, 2020

      Nice flapjacks and a trip down memory lane. I didn’t make the icing because none of my childhood memories include icing!

  • Pomegranate-glazed chicken thighs with red quinoa salad

    • FJT on August 12, 2017

      Really tasty! The quinoa salad was good; the chicken was excellent. I made a few substitutions based on what I had in stock: white quinoa, spring onions and almonds. This recipe might almost have persuaded my husband that quinoa isn't so bad!

  • Chicken tikka masala

    • FJT on October 29, 2017

      This turned out to be a lovely dish and worth the effort of making a marinade and 2 sauces. I don't have space in my spice cupboard for yet another jar, so I didn't buy Kashmiri chilli powder and substituted a medium heat chilli powder from my stock. I have to say that when I tasted the sauces I really couldn't tell that they had chilli in them at all; the chilli taste was drowned out by the tomatoes, so I added a hefty squirt of sriracha and that saved the day. We really enjoyed this and I'd make it again.

    • FJT on October 29, 2017

      Really not sure how this recipe was categorised as 'quick and easy'; whilst it's definitely not hard to make, it is not quick. The recipe states it takes 1 hour 45 minutes plus minimum 4 hours to marinade the chicken.

  • Scotch pancakes - drop scones

    • FJT on July 15, 2019

      I made this with a gluten-free flour mix which I usually use to replace plain flour by weight without any issues. The batter, when made as written, was like cement!! I let it down with a lot more milk and proceeded without any further issues, but I am doubtful that the amount of extra milk I had to use can be explained solely by the difference in the flour otherwise I would never be able to successfully make cakes!! Tasted ok.

  • Barbecued hispi cabbage with miso butter and goma dressing

    • FJT on June 06, 2021

      This was ok; we really liked the miso butter. It took a lot longer to cook than stated

  • Cornish fairings

    • FJT on March 02, 2022

      I absolutely love a ginger biscuit and would not have thought it possible that there could be such a thing as too much ginger ... but these biscuits are too gingery. I also don't think they are buttery enough and, while the coconut does add texture, I'm not sure that was a good thing. The method was odd too and didn't really work that well; melting butter, sugar and syrup in a pan and adding the dry ingredients would be better. The biscuits finally made it to the oven, but they're not that enjoyable. My husband did not go back for seconds, so this batch may last a while. Needless to say I won't be making this Cornish Fairing recipe again.

  • Pancetta-wrapped cod with fennel risotto

    • FJT on April 10, 2022

      Absolutely delicious. Makes enough risotto to feed 3 rather than 2, especially with the fish, but leftovers aren’t a problem.

  • Lamb and rice tagine with dried cherries

    • veronicafrance on October 14, 2018

      This was acceptable but I wouldn't make it again. I was attracted by a one-pot dish as it was getting late, but it's not normal to put rice _in_ a tagine. I didn't have brown rice, so I put in long-grain for less time than specified. I also cut down the liquid drastically, and the end result was very soupy and didn't look attractive (but the soup did taste nice!).

  • Apple and chicory risotto

    • veronicafrance on March 23, 2017

      This was unusual and very good. The idea of topping the risotto with raw vegetables works really well, and while I've done this before I'd never have thought of adding vinaigrette. Very delicious, I will make it again. Note: the quantity of dressing is absolutely ridiculous -- it makes about 400 ml, i.e. close to a pint. You can easily halve it. I didn't measure the ingredients for it because that's not how I roll, I just started with the honey, mustard, reduced apple juice, and a little of the vinegar, and then aded oil and vinegar till I thought it tasted right. I didn't have any cider vinegar, so I used a locally produced spiced vinegar which worked really well. Also I don't load my risottos with butter and cheese any more; I use quark instead. This may sound odd, but it works really well: creamy with a slight cheesy flavour. I did add parmesan shavings too.

  • Roasted plum and almond financiers

    • veronicafrance on December 24, 2016

      Just made these as I had some left-over egg whites. Delicious, crispy on the outside and squishy within. A couple of changes: no plums in December so I used some of my home-made cherry conserve. And I made them in mini muffin moulds, yielding 18 rather than 9. Traditionally financiers are small, and muffin tins seemed too big. These are just the right size for serving with after-dinner coffee, or as accompaniment to another dessert.

  • Porridge with maple bananas and Greek yoghurt

    • Bloominanglophile on November 17, 2016

      Just made this for breakfast. It is similar to a Martha Stewart recipe that I make now and then. The amount of oats and liquid are different (I bake and prefer to weigh out my ingredients, but as far as porridge is concerned, 1/2 cup of oats to 1 cup water is just easier to deal with for a single serving), as well as the addition of milk, cinnamon and yoghurt. It is good, but I think I would sprinkle about half the amount of cinnamon on the porridge after it has cooked and use less maple syrup. Like the addition of the Greek yogurt--a little added protein for staying power!

    • adewar on February 26, 2016

      Delicious, a really special breakfast. the Greek yogurt works well to cut the sweetness of the maple bananas

  • Low-fat fish stew

    • chawkins on April 08, 2015

      Quick, easy and light meal. Okay but nothing spectacular. Helped me use up my fennel bulb.

  • Smoked salmon and leek quiche

    • paulnjackson on June 03, 2019

      Also works well with poached salmon flakes replacing the smoked salmon. If doing this you need to add more than the specified pinch of salt - say half a teaspoon.

  • Tomato, caramelised onion and Le Gruyère AOP tart

    • Rinshin on August 15, 2019

      Excellent taste. I did not remove the tomato skin and that worked out fine. Caramelized onion and tomato taste and texture were perfectly balanced and melded together. I broiled the top for additional 5 min with sprinkling of parmesan cheese on top. Best to cover and protect the rim to prevent burning. Little more work to make than my other favorite tomato tart from Suzie Middleton but I like both very much. Great dish to bring to parties and get-togethers since it tastes fine at room temperature although it is better lightly heated. Photo added.

  • Baked and stuffed spaghetti squash

    • VineTomato on November 08, 2021

      First time I've seen spaghetti squash in the UK I snapped it up and made this the next day. It is divine. Next time I will skip the capers, but if there is a spaghetti squash available for purchase there will be a next time!

  • Black garlic and chipotle roast beef with beef dripping carrots

    • joneshayley on December 12, 2020

      Lovely recipe - the crust is delicious and the smoky sweet notes of the black garlic paprika and orange paste really comes through in the finished joint

  • Soy and beetroot marinated salmon with fennel pollen cream

    • joneshayley on February 08, 2020

      Made the fish element - absolutely delicious, a real winner.

  • Salad of duck breast with orange, pine kernels and dandelion

    • joneshayley on December 28, 2019

      Christmas Day starter - easy to prep in advance and delicious, I didn’t think the orange peel was good to eat but added a nice colour and aroma

  • Green olive and herb Welsh cakes

    • joneshayley on June 07, 2021

      This is such an unusual but delicious take on welsh cakes. The olives, caper and cheese keep the cakes moist, and give a delicious flavour. With cheese and chutney for a picnic they are delicious

  • Portland crab rosti with land cress and chives

    • mharriman on October 29, 2019

      Good. Easy to prepare and cook. The potato cakes were a lot easier to make than I thought they would be. I made the recipe as an entree for two of us. Changes: I used two 8 oz. containers of cooked Phillips lump meat crab instead of starting with whole brown crabs. I ended up using only 12 oz. I think this would make a great starter when entertaining during the summer months.

  • Asparagus and cucumber salad

    • mharriman on May 24, 2020

      I didn’t use the exact designated types of produce so this isn’t a pure review of the recipe. We liked this as a change from the traditional tossed lettuce salad. I served mine on plates instead of bowls and they made an attractive presentation. My substitutions were regular garden variety style radishes instead of French Breakfast ones and scallions instead of spring onions. I didn’t have chervil but did have fresh chives. The olive oil with a splash of lemon was a good light dressing for a lighter salad. I served mine bumped up to green leaf lettuce and can see how the individual components could be prepared ahead of time and easily assembled at a potluck or picnic.

  • Roasted cod with Champagne and honey

    • mharriman on November 09, 2017

      This is one sweet recipe. The champagne ingredient enticed me. My husband and I liked it but would reduce the mirin and other sweet ingredients next time. The number of sugary items for four servings is a bit overwhelming: 5 ounces of mirin, nearly 7 ounces of champagne, honey glaze, and goji berries. We wanted our greens as a salad, so I sautéed shredded zucchini and placed it under the cod,instead of salad greens, and that worked well. A green veggie is definitely needed to offset the sweet sauced cod. We sipped some of the remaining champagne with our entree, making the meal over the top too sweet!

  • Cheesy chicken casserole

    • mharriman on January 22, 2021

      This was easy to put together even though it took three pans, a bowl for mixing, and a casserole dish (clean up detail). The result was okay but bland and certainly not cheesy as indicated in the recipe title. The amount of broth and milk compared to the creme Fraiche and Parmesan made the mixture soupy rather than creamy. Probably won’t repeat.

  • Baked cod with tomato sauce

    • mharriman on March 01, 2021

      Good with modifications. I made half a recipe with two cod fillets. The 400g (14.5 oz can) of tomatoes with olives and capers didn’t cover my two fillets as required and they don’t produce a sauce, so, I added a 1/2 cup of marinara sauce before popping my Dutch oven into the oven. The directions don’t specify the size of the cod fillets nor do they explain what to do with the whole garlic cloves after baking (doesn’t indicate discarding). We also thought the brown rice was an odd accompaniment with the Italian tomato sauce. I’d pair this with a penne or orecchiette pasta next time. This recipe has very basic directions that would be better with more detail. In the end, a good, easy to put together and cook weeknight meal. Nothing special but tasty enough to repeat with noted changes.

  • Chengdu street tofu

    • Foodycat on April 23, 2018

      I've been lucky enough to have this a couple of times in Andrew Wong's restaurant, and I am convinced that it's the dish that could turn tofu-naysayers. The tofu I had wasn't as divinely custardy as the one he serves in the restaurant, but it's still an excellent dish.

  • Burmese green tomato salad (Khayan chin thi thoke)

    • Foodycat on October 15, 2020

      A really tasty use for green or underripe tomatoes. Very useful at this time of year! I served it with a couple of dishes from MiMi's book Mandalay.

  • Burmese garlic oil noodles (Si chet khao swe)

    • Foodycat on February 18, 2020

      Delicious! And much less of a fiddle than I thought from the initial read of the recipe. Flavoursome noodles with moist chicken and a crunchy garnish, with a gentle broth on the side. I'm not sure that it really serves 4 though, unless they are for very delicate appetites.

  • Burmese mutton puffs (Seik-thar puff)

    • Foodycat on February 01, 2020

      Very tasty! I used finely chopped venison and made larger puffs.

  • Pickled wild garlic buds

    • Foodycat on April 22, 2020

      I used white peppercorns because I didn't have pink, and white wine vinegar. Really nice - the pickle isn't so sharp that it overwhelms the delicate garlic flavour of the buds.

  • Citrus meringue

    • Foodycat on June 04, 2022

      I did a half quantity to break up as a garnish for a trifle and it made loads. I spread it out a bit thick, I think, so it needed an extra 20 minutes and was still a bit chewy in the middle. The flavour was excellent - I am going to flavour my next pavlova like this.

  • Strawberry compote

    • Foodycat on September 05, 2022

      Absolutely gorgeous - using strawberry jam instead of sugar adds a lot of depth to the flavour. I used a high-fruit (70%) strawberry jam and it was just wonderful.

  • Seared scallops with salsify, blood orange and brown shrimp

    • Foodycat on April 08, 2016

      The beurre blanc recipe is fantastic. I added cod loins to make it a main course, but left out the salsify because it's a bear to prepare. Next time, I'd use samphire instead of the monk's beard, because that was also a bear to prepare and didn't have much flavour.

  • Grilled fillets of sea bass with herb risotto, roasted cherry tomatoes and pesto

    • Rollasons on August 22, 2014

      VG. I would increase the quantity of rice to 200g for 4 and scale up the other risotto ingredients accordingly. Serve with grilled crispy pancetta.

    • Agaillard on June 16, 2019

      Just made this :) Pretty, tasty, healthy! Definitely a winner. Good advice for the pancetta!

  • Kurnik chicken pie

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on April 29, 2021

      Made half of the recipe, that was enough for four persons. Very nice, quite a lot of work though.

  • Tricolore penne and cauliflower cheese with hazelnuts

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on October 31, 2017

      It looks a bit bland when you don't have tricolore penne available, but the taste is awesomely delicious! Comfort food +++. I made half the cheese sauce, and used light cheese instead of cheddar, it was more than enough for the flavour (but less calories). Definitely making this again.

  • Pear and anise Tatin, Poire Williams Chantilly, and hazlenut praline

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on January 02, 2021

      Only made the Tatin part of this dessert. Amount of butter and sugar seems an awful lot, reduced to 160 g each. Still a fair layer in the pan. Looked beautiful and tasted delicious. Really something for a fancy dinner. Made A caramel sauce of the Tatin caramel, just added 100 ml of double cream and stirred until caramel and butter were dissolved.

  • Saag paneer

  • Vegetarian lasagne

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on January 21, 2021

      Either we did something horribly wrong with the recipe or the outcome was just not our idea of a lasagne.

  • Feuillete of poached quails’ eggs with Hollandaise sauce

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on June 01, 2020

      Only made the hollandaise sauce to accompany white asparagus. It was delicious and very simple to make.

  • Blackened chicken with caramel and clementine dressing

    • maryhodgeisme on November 16, 2022

      Great recipe. I was worried about the amount of smoke the blackening would produce so I roasted the chicken thighs at 425F for 35 minutes, then while the chicken rested on a plate, I charred scallions and sliced green cabbage in the same pan as the chicken.

  • Pan-roasted cod loin with pea and asparagus risotto

    • saarwouters on March 10, 2019

      Wonderful dish that feels like spring. Recipe works very well.

  • Spicy tomato soup with basil oil

    • Agaillard on July 08, 2021

      A lot of faff I thought for a tomato soup that didn't convinve me of its exceptional character - I found it not worth it. The basil oil was nice on its own, with a touch of salt to exalt the basil flavours, but was lost on the spiciness of the soup. Other than that; the tomato concassée added a nice texture and the overall look was pretty; and it still was pleasant to eat - will not make again, or maybe just the basil oil on its own.

  • Courgette, cheddar and basil quick breads

    • Agaillard on November 15, 2019

      This is super easy to make and was delicious! I cooked slightly bigger loaves than the author - my disposable moulds were foil ones about the size of a paperback. I cooked for 50 minutes because I was time bound, but this was impeccable, the knife came back completely clean and the texture was perfect, not mushy at all, despite the author's warning, moist on the inside and crusty on the outside. I used the three eggs as directed, and I replaced the (missing) buttermilk with a mix of 125ml yogurt and rest with milk). I served it warm and sliced (either oven warm or toasted), with a favorite dip/spread of sour cream + dijon mustard + toasted cumin seeds. Yummy! Will make again...

  • Venison Bolognese fritters with Parmesan

    • Agaillard on October 09, 2016

      I have attempted this twice - everything goes well up to step 6. The meat and vegetable sauce is divine. However after chilling, I can't reach a meatball friendly texture. The first time, I tried anyway, and ended up with very lousy shape "kind of" fritters. The second time, today, I just decided to transform this into a hachis parmentier/sheperd's pie with lovely creamy, mashed potatoes and parmesan on top. Will keep on trying though, if they come through they should be really good! Will try maybe add an egg to the meat mixture as a liaison agent.

  • Pork, apple and cider stew with cheddar dumplings

    • Agaillard on March 26, 2017

      That was very strange for me : I had never done or seen dumplings before, and the small balls growing in the stew were very odd to me, the texture, the shape a bit like round shaped soft bread,... Past the first surprise element, this was quite good, not extraordinary but good and tasty. I think I would have liked it better as a sausage stew and might try that, but I think I might like to try a dumpling recipe in a restaurant, to have something to compare it with!

  • Turnip, bacon and Gruyère gratin

    • Agaillard on March 27, 2020

      Portions as indicated are very small - I made in individual portions dividing proportions only by 3 (recipe indicates it's for 6) for a decent sized portion. I subbed lardons by cubes of smoked duck magret as this is (oddly enough) what I had but I think that added a welcome slightly stronger and more complex flavour. I also used creme fraiche as this is also what I had rather than double cream, which was annoying as the creme fraiche curdled (but is otherwise so good!). That being said, it was tasty and I really enjoyed eating it.

  • Caramelised Jerusalem artichoke soup, with burnt pear and walnut

    • Agaillard on December 04, 2019

      Very disappointing, very bland, very liquid texture. Thankfully the salted pears and granola saved it to some extent, but I will not make again. It seems as though the chef has just randomly picked a few fashionable, vaguely original ingredients, add a non dairy this and non dairy that, and threw Thermomix in the mix (ordered recipe?). Nevertheless the result is definitely not up to par.

  • Starfish cakes

    • Agaillard on May 21, 2020

      Nice and tasty way to use salmon leftovers! I didn't have shapes and my mixture was too liquid to hold off the shape without it, so I put it in muffin cases and this gave lovely looking salmon mini cakes :) Will definitely make again, that was super good and super quick...

  • Baked eggs, minced lamb and peas

    • Agaillard on December 17, 2017

      I chose this recipes as I was trying to eat the contents of my fridge before the Christmas holidays without buying more! I was quite happy, this was flavourful and comforting, although I did let it cook a bit more than expected as my eggs were a bit past date so, I wanted the whites to settle. I am not sure if that is why, but it looked nothing like in the picture (at all). I might make again if I have the ingrédients at hand again, and maybe try to stick to the cooking times mentioned in the recipe to see if that improves it.

  • Spinach, lemon and garlic penne rigate with torn burrata

    • Agaillard on July 04, 2020

      That was a nice and pleasant dish which I served as a main. I found the egg yolk and olive oil sauce quite clever, but in the end couldn't really tell the difference. Maybe because I omitted the lemon zest (forgot)? Also note to self to be more generous with the seasoning. I was disappointed by my burrata, otherwise, and I think that would definitely up the dish. Will make again.

  • South East Asian fish molee with curry leaves and coconut milk

    • Agaillard on November 13, 2021

      Nice and easy... comforting... but quite standard and a little bland to my taste... Can easily be upped but not worth it in my opinion!

  • Iced cucumber soup with feta cheese crumble

    • Agaillard on April 01, 2020

      Just made with the following substitutions : replaced mint with basil, feta with crumbly goat cheese, and added some yogurt when I mixed it. I think it was a very simple recipe, almost so simple as to not to really warrant a recipe except for the decoration and additions. So a bit disappointing for that, but it was a nice and healthy dish nonetheless. Will probably make again due to it being soooo easy.

  • Puy lentils with Dijon mustard vinaigrette

    • Agaillard on October 01, 2016

      Note that the recipe doesn't call for bacon and lardon, it calls for a whole piece of unsmoked bacon which you first boil with the lentils, then cut into lardons, then fry until crispy. I suppose you could also buy lardons or cut the bacon and fry directly, but that would remove some of the bacon taste from sipping into the stew.

  • Braised duck leg, braised red cabbage, green peppercorn sauce, caramelised apples

    • Agaillard on March 26, 2021

      I made this with confit duck so started at step 3- this is nice and an original way to cook red cabbage... although almost exactly the same as a traditional Alsacian recipe called "chou rouge a l'alsacienne", frequently served as a side with a duck dish. I somehow couldn't reach desired color on the sauce which was whiteish. Overall disappointing even if confit duck is always very nice to eat!

  • Cheese bread (Pão de queijo)

    • RoniB on November 25, 2015

      These can be frozen but taste at their best when served hot from the oven, or at least within a few hours.

  • Spiced roast plum and almond French toast

    • raybun on September 25, 2016

      This was delicious! A decedent autumn breakfast that's easy and quick to prepare while everybody is getting up. I adapted it for three people and subbed butter for the sunflower oil. Thanks EYB for bringing this recipe to my attention!

  • Slow-braised ham hock in yellow bean sauce, white pepper and five-spice

    • EskieF on September 03, 2020

      Awful - far too salty with a ham hock. Use a pork (non-salted) hock instead, as the braising sauce is salty. The dish made as specified, with a ham hock (ham hock understood as salted pork hock) was inedible.

  • Cured mackerel, fermented gooseberries, elderflower

    • mjes on June 14, 2018

      This recipe requires a lot of planning ahead and a bit of scrambling for ingredients. Think make yogurt - drain to obtain whey - find gooseberries a bit out of season - ferment for seven days . . . This results are very good and I'm glad I tried it just to see if I could pull it off. But it would take a very special occasion for me to repeat. I might feel differently if the fishmonger wasn't 20 miles away to the west, the gooseberry source nearly 50 miles to the east...

  • Tenderstem® broccoli with black garlic, poppy seeds and olive dressing

    • mjes on May 06, 2018

      I chose to make this recipe specifically for the dressing with its black garlic-pomegranate molasses-muscat vinegar base. I lacked muscat vinegar so I substituted a white wine vinegar. The dressing is a bit sweet for my taste, so next time I will pull back a bit on the pomegranate molasses. I used broccolini as I generally do for salads. The completed salad was enjoyed by all but without "must repeat" raves. Note: I just learned that broccollini "is a hybrid; first created in 1993, it's a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli."

  • Hummus

    • fairyduff on April 14, 2021

      Brilliant. Easy. Better than the bought stuff. Cheaper too.

  • Sweet tahini rolls (Kubez el tahineh)

    • Livia on August 06, 2020


  • Strawberry cheesecake Oreo parfait pots

    • wkhull on June 23, 2021

      Would double the strawberries next time. Used Oreo dark chocolate thins and strawberry-rhubarb jam.

  • Cockles cooked in white wine with shallots, pancetta and basil

    • foodgloriousfood on May 14, 2022

      The instructions don't mention the 4 slices of chorizo that is in the ingredient list. I didn't even see that due to the way the recipe printed out and I didn't miss it. I thought the recipe was a keeper even without the chorizo. I imagine it is even better with it!

  • Butter-steamed lemon sole, English garden pesto, asparagus and pea salad

    • juliesw17 on April 03, 2021

      Excellent method for cooking delicate fish

  • Chorizo and spaghetti squash hash

    • Hansyhobs on March 21, 2022

      Very tasty but felt like a small portion

  • BBQ scallops

    • Glinys on November 10, 2022

      Think about veggie alternative to pork fat

  • Irish beef steak, thyme and onion pie with celeriac mash

    • chezlarios on December 19, 2020

      Easy to make and tasty!

  • Steak tagliata with roasted Piccolo vine tomatoes

    • Acarroll on October 23, 2022

      This was ok but kind of plain. Tomatoes took more than double the roasting time, but I am at 5500 ft. I dressed the arugula with EVOO, salt and pepper, and a little peach balsamic. The steak felt like it was missing something, so I ended up serving with regular steak sauce.

  • Hake fillet with golden beet and radish salad

    • Acarroll on September 05, 2022

      Oh my gosh delicious. My husband hates beets and scarfed this down in about 1 minute. I used vegan mayo and yogurt to make it dairy/egg free. Also used sablefish instead of hake because that's what I had.

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