Category: Recipes

Apple Cake

From ‘How to Cook Cakes’ by Leiths School of Food and Wine. Apple Cake   Print recipe Total time 1 hour 30 mins   Author: HomeContessa.com Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 8 Ingredients 185g butter 3 Bramely apples 185 caster sugar 1 lemon 2 eggs 1tbsp milk 225g self-raising flour 110g raisins 25g sugar (I used

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Almond and Blackberry Tart

Nadiya Hussain’s recipe originally published in the The Times, 2018. Almond and Blackberry Tart   Print recipe Total time 1 hour   Author: HomeContessa.com Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 6 Ingredients A packet of ready-made shortcrust pastry, rolled out to 3mm thickness 75g butter 75g caster sugar 2 eggs 75g ground almonds A punnet of blackberries

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Slow Cooked Short Beef Ribs

Slow Cooked Short Beef Ribs   Print recipe Prep time 5 mins Cook time 4 hrs Total time 4 hrs   Author: HomeContessa.com Recipe type: Main Serves: 4 Ingredients 6 short beef ribs 1 packet Bart’s Smokey Chipotle spice rub 0.5L bottle of Guinness 4 to 6 onions Instructions Slice the onions and spread them

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto   Print recipe Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: HomeContessa.com Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 white onion A splash of olive oil 2 garlic cloves 0.5L chicken stock A splash of dry sherry 2 handfuls dry wild mushrooms 2 handfuls of

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Spanish Chicken Paella

Spanish Paella with Prawn and Chicken   Print recipe Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: HomeContessa.com Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Spanish Serves: 2 Ingredients 65g smoked pancetta, cubed Half a ring spicy chorizo, cut into bite-size pieces 1 large onion 2 garlic cloves 1 sweet red pepper

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Lemon madeleines

Super easy French butter cakes that bake in 8 minutes. They fly off the plate – I managed to save a few to take a picture! It’s important to fill the cups to 3/4 full to prevent spillage. This recipe makes around 24 cakes – I used a 12 cup tin and baked in two

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Tomato and fennel seed sauce for pasta

The key to making this sauce is slow cooking to allow the flavours to develop. You’ll need an hour all in all. Freezes really well. Tomato and fennel seed sauce for pasta   Print recipe Prep time 10 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 55 mins   Author: HomeContessa.com Serves: 4 Ingredients Half a

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Leftover roast chicken salad with raw cauliflower and tomatoes

We normally have this salad for dinner on Monday if there’s any leftover chicken from a Sunday roast. It’s really nice with a glass of citrusy white wine. The raw cauliflower adds a bit of crunch and nutty flavour. For best results, shred it on a mandoline grater. The dressing works with any salad. I

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Tea cake with raspberries and crumble

It took me 4 attempts to get a decent result with this cake. First, I used dried yeast – the dough didn’t rise and never made to the oven. Second and third time, I managed to get some fresh yeast from Tesco’s in-store bakery and the dough rose spectacularly each time but then the cake

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Roast sausages with smoked paprika and caramelised onions

Damn, these Heck sausages are good, and these! We really are spoilt for choice these days when it comes to good quality sausages in supermarkets. I always roast mine for an hour with plenty of smoked paprika and my favourite spice mix (Schwartz Spicy Italian) on a bed of onions. The onions caramelise and can be

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