Chocolate Cheesecake

I found this recipe somewhere on the Internet, but I can’t remember where. All I can remember is that it’s by a guy called Glenn. I’ve changed it slightly (metricised the units, added a little more in-depth explanation). Ingredients Crust 1 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs 1/4 cup melted butter Filling 700g cream cheese 1 … Continued

Roast Leg of Lamb with all the Trimmings

This should serve 4 or even 5! You may want to also serve it with some autumnal vegetables (such as swede, parsnip, carrot, cauliflower, brocolli or spinach) although I haven't included details of how to cook them here. Ingredients Lamb half a leg of lamb 1 large glass red wine loads of rosemary, preferably fresh … Continued

Shepherd’s Pie

For some reason, there seem to be a bunch of recipes out there for Shepherd's pie that use beef. Obviously, a real shepherd's pie must use lamb or, at a push, mutton! Recipes involving beef, while delicious, are properly called “Cottage Pie”. Serves 4. h1. Ingredients * 650g minced lamb (fresh or forzen — doesn't … Continued

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole is a classic British meal which thankfully contains neither frogs nor potholes. Ingredients * 6 pork sausages * 2 eggs * 100g flour * 50g butter/margerine, melted * 100 mL water * 50 mL milk * a pinch of salt * 1 onion * ¾ teaspoon of sage * a little … Continued

Spaghetti Bolognese

Yes, I know Spag Bol isn’t actually Italian, but it is Italian-style. The sauce doesn’t just have to be served with spaghetti – any other pasta will do, as would chips, baguettes, garlic bread or jacket potato. Ingredients 450g tin of chopped tomatos 500g of lean minced beef, frozen 4 rashers of pancetta or smoked … Continued

Penne Gorgonzola

Ingredients 450g tin of chopped tomatoes or pasatta sauce 100g gorgonzola 150g – 200g penne or other pasta Method If using tinned tomatoes, put them in a blender and liquify. Heat over a medium flame. Cook the penne, following the instructions on the packaging. Chop the gorgonzola into 1/2 inch cubes. Drain the pasta. Put … Continued

Neopolitan Sauce

A very simple Italian tomato sauce, suitable for pasta. Ingredients 450g tin of chopped tomatos 1 medium onion, chopped 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped some fresh chopped basil or oregano (or both) salt and pepper to taste some olive oil Method Fry the onions and garlic in the olive oil until they … Continued

Dahl

Ingredients 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 200g red lentils 1 litre of boling vegetable stock (2 veg Oxo{TM} cubes mixed with 1 litre … Continued

Chicken Curry

This is a korma-like chicken curry. Ingredients 2 to 3 chicken breasts, skins and bones removed 1 medium onion, chopped 450g tin of chopped tomatos 300g unsweetened natural yoghurt 1/2 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon corriander 2 tablespoons vegetable oil some powdered chilli – adjust quantity to taste … Continued

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Traditionally, Carbonara sauce includes raw egg, but that of course carries with it a risk of salmonela infection. My recipe instead uses white sauce as a substitute. Ingredients 4 rashers of pancetta or smoked bacon 1 medium onion, chopped 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried chopped basil 1 … Continued