Food And Nutrition

Clootie dumpling

Ingredients 225g (8oz) plain flour, plus 25g (1oz) for sprinkling 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger ¼tsp sea salt 175g/6oz caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling 100g/4oz shredded suet 100g/4oz sultanas 75g/3oz currants 75g/3oz chopped stoned dates 50g/2oz Muscatel raisins 1 apple or carrot, coarsely grated 1 tbsp black treacle 1 medium egg 150ml/5fl oz buttermilk 225g/8oz clotted cream […]

Apricot almond cake with rosewater and cardamom

Detailed Guides on how to prepare your delicious recipes, from choosing the right ingredients to serving your meal with love ones. Ingredients 150g/5½oz ready-to-eat dried apricots 2 cardamom pods, cracked 200g/7oz ground almonds 50g/1¾oz fine polenta (not instant) 1 tsp baking powder (gluten-free if required) 150g/5½oz caster sugar 6 large free-range eggs 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp rosewater non-stick cooking spray or sunflower oil for greasing To decorate […]

Chocolate sponge cake

Ingredients 50g/2oz cocoa powder 6 tbsp boiling water 3 free-range eggs 4 tbsp milk 175g/6oz self-raising flour 1 rounded tsp baking powder 100g/4oz baking spread or soft butter 300g/10oz natural caster sugar For the icing and filling 150g/5oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces 150ml/5fl oz double cream 3 tbsp apricot jam icing sugar, to dust Method Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and grease […]

Sticky soy and ginger pork

Roasting a whole fillet is so quick to do and this delicious marinade makes it easy and full of flavour. There is enough marinade here for a sauce, too – make sure you heat it well before pouring over the cooked pork. Ingredients For the marinade 4cm/1½in fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 […]

Tequila sunrise

Freshly squeezed orange juice is an absolute must to transform this drink. This classic cocktail has only three ingredients — tequila, grenadine and orange juice — and is served unmixed to create colourful layers in the glass, hence its name. Ingredients handful ice 50ml/2fl oz tequila 100ml/3½fl oz freshly squeezed orange juice 5ml/1 tsp grenadine orange wedge, to […]

Grilled Plums Recipe

A bit of heat from the grill brings out the already sweet nature embedded in plums, caramelizing the sugars on the cut surface to wonderfully yummy effect. And, because these luscious summer and early fall delights tend to come into season all at once, finding novel ways to serve them is unusually welcome. Method Gather the […]

Beef Stew With Dumplings

This delicious and savory recipe for beef stew with dumplings is made with a homemade biscuit mix. The dumplings are fluffy and tender, just perfect with the rich stew. And the combination of beef with vegetables and lots of herbs makes a rich and satisfying dish. Ingredients 2 pounds beef bottom round steak 1 bag baby carrots 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 onions, chopped […]

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