The River Cottage Family Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Fizz Carr

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  • Quick-fried onion and cabbage with black pepper

    • wester on January 16, 2018

      A nice way of cooking (Savoy) cabbage. Next time: more onion, more pepper (the recipe is quite vague about this; it just tells you to add plenty of pepper, and then even more at a later point), butter instead of oil.

  • Banana bread

    • alexthepink on February 23, 2021

      Delicious! Our favourite banana bread.

  • Pear and almond pudding cake

    • eliza on September 14, 2014

      Fantastic cake that is easy to make too. I added some spelt flour for part of the white flour. Not too sweet. Recipe available on river cottage YouTube channel.

  • Blueberry-banana milkshake

    • spharo00 on July 24, 2012

      A great frothy smoothie for breakfasts on the go. It was perfectly sweetened and is just the right amount for one person when the recipe is halved. I also added some oatmeal to the batch as the author suggests.

  • Double chocolate brownies

    • joneshayley on May 13, 2018

      Moist, unctuous and delicious! Easy to make, a perfect recipe. Will use this as my go-to for brownies

  • White winter soup

    • joneshayley on October 24, 2018

      Great soup, though the cream isn’t necessary.

  • Real English custard (or crème anglaise)

    • Netty4 on May 17, 2015

      This should say "real English custard"

  • Kedgeree

    • mjes on September 23, 2021

      The fish ingredient is smoked; another example of the EYB simplification of ingredients. This is a Indo-English classic for which I have no solid comparison as to how it should taste. But we all liked this recipe.

  • Lemon curd

    • etcjm on November 11, 2018

      Works. Easy all in one recipe. I sieved so it was smooth because I really struggle to keep a low heat even with a diffuser. Little bit left after filing one jar which I just ate, because it was so nice. Would be lovely over ice cream.

  • Spanish omelette (tortilla)

    • etcjm on December 28, 2019

      Good instructions. I upped to a few more potatoes and 8 eggs. Finished in oven rather than grill because the oven was on for bread. As usual I made too much food and only a small amount of this got eaten. Hopefully good for lunch tomorrow.

  • Chocolate chip cookies

    • etcjm on October 07, 2020

      Brilliant. Works every time. Mix and match instead of dark chocolate, I use white chocolate or nuts as well. After a couple of times you'll know exactly when to get them out of the oven. In my opinion, baking paper works better than silicone sheets. They seem to make them oily. I haven't mastered doing them gluten free, they're just never quite right so I cook them normal and have to avoid the cookie tub!

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  • ISBN 10 0340826398
  • ISBN 13 9780340826393
  • Published Sep 03 2009
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 416
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Imprint Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Publishers Text

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's well-loved RIVER COTTAGE books have become a phenomenon, inspiring hundreds of thousands of people all over Britain to cook and enjoy good food. THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOKBOOK, co-written with Fizz Carr, brings the River Cottage philosophy to the whole family. It will give pleasure to everyone: toddlers and grandparents, families discovering the fun of cooking together, and everyone who enjoys simple home-cooked food. From how to make butter from a jar of cream to how to make your own sausages, THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOKBOOK will inspire everyone with the magic and fun of cooking. 'A great way to learn the basics without feeling patronised ...You come away from the experience not just with a tasty supper but with a better knowledge of food ...comfortingly old-fashioned ...will almost certainly go on my shelf of "genuinely useful cook-books", cross-referenced with my folder of "ways to entertain the kids at weekends"' Time Out

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