Category: Recipes

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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Clear beetroot soup

There are many different recipes for beetroot soup: thick or thin, with or without cream. I like mine clear, like a consomm√©, with plenty of dill, lemon juice and black pepper. If I’m using young beets, I add the tender leaves to the soup towards the end of the cooking time. It tastes great on

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Tuna and tomato salad on toasted ciabatta

Finally, summer has arrived! It’s been so hot, we’ve only had cold suppers for the past few days. This salad is light and refreshing but substantial enough for dinner. Tuna and tomato salad on toasted ciabatta   Print recipe Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 2 Ingredients For the salad 2

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