Recipes Archive

RECIPE: Parma Ham wrapped Honey Roasted Halloween Pumpkin Wedges with crunchy Chilli Pumpkin Seeds

Treat your guests this Halloween to these goolish Parma Ham Pumpkin Wedges! Mix pumpkin seeds with chili flakes, salt, black pepper, lime zest and juice then roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Place pumpkin slices in a roasting tin then mix together walnut oil, runny honey and thyme leaves. Pour the mixture over the

RECIPE – Parmigiano Reggiano and Pumpkin Soup

This Parmigiano Reggiano and pumpkin soup is a great winter warmer and a perfect starter for any Halloween celebration. Visit the official website at   Parmigiano Reggiano and Pumpkin Soup Serves 4-6 150g (6oz) Parmigiano Reggiano, with rind 25g (1oz) butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 medium pumpkin (or butternut squash), peeled, deseeded

RECIPE: Chilli CHOC hearts for Halloween

We love Halloween and what better way to celebrate the day of the dead than with spicy chilli chocolate hearts inspired by the ancient Aztec and Mayan. They look so innocent and lovely no one will suspect the chilli kick surprise!   Ingredients: 100g CHOC Chick organic cacao powder 6 tbsp CHOC Chick organic cacao

RECIPE: Parma Ham, Gorgonzola, Sage and Pumpkin Halloween Risotto

Surprise your guests this Halloween with this scarily satisfying Parma Ham, gorgonzola, sage and pumpkin risotto. Sweat onion and garlic in olive oil until soft and add half of the chopped sage. Stir in risotto rice and pumpkin and fry. Add in white wine and vegetable stock until the liquid has been absorbed. Add in

RECIPES: Halloween and Bonfire Night Delights

When you think about Halloween and Bonfire Night – two events that fall closely on the calendar each year – you tend to think about the same kind of things. Chilly autumnal evenings spent mostly outside with kids running round in search of sweets and goodies dressed as ghosts, or standing by a giant fire

Recipe: Steam Cooked Chicken Biryani

Ingredients: 1 Chicken cut into pieces 4 Medium Onions ( fried before start) 500 grams Basmati rice 250 grams natural yoghurt 1 tablespoon Garlic paste 2 tablespoons Ginger paste 10 dried plums 5 tablespoons fresh coriander 5 tablespoons fresh garden mint 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 10 tablespoons cooking oil 3 green chilli’s (

RECIPE: Salmon amaranth burgers with radish slaw

    Ingredients: 500g salmon filet, fresh or frozen, skinless and boneless 1 cup cooked amaranth (rinsed and strained well) 1 heaped tablespoon horseradish sauce 3 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs for coating and 2 for adding to the burger mixture 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus plenty of black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil

Delicious Picnic Perfect Bonne Maman ​Jam Jar Recipes

  Chocolate and Orange Jam Jar 2 egg yolks, 10g sugar, 10ml water, 60g dark chocolate – melted, 120ml whipping cream, 4tbsp Bonne Maman Fine Shred Orange Marmalade. (MAKES 2) 1. Beat the egg yolks in a bowl. Heat the sugar in a saucepan with 10ml water. When the syrup has reached 120ºc, pour it

RECIPE: Aubergine Rice Salad

Ingredients: Ingredients for 6 – 8 portions 500g Carnaroli rice 350g Cherry tomatoes 250g Feta Fresh mixed herbs such as basil, parsley Chilli pepper (powder or fresh) Aubergines in oil Jar of tomato passata Oil from the shredded aubergines Salt Method: Boil the rice in salted water for 15-18 minutes, drain and stir in 2

Bakker Spalding Introduces Fuchsia Censation ‘Juice Berry’

A new and unusual fuchsia with edible sweet berries available exclusively from Bakker Spalding. The Fuchsia Censation ‘Juice Berry’ has lots of striking pink or purple blooms in hanging clusters and sweet blueberry-like berries. Gareth Richards, Bakker Spalding Garden Company’s gardening expert, expects the new Fuchsia to be very popular: “Fuchsias are incredibly eyecatching and

Bonne Maman’s Ten Most Delicious Pancake Toppings

Try something a little different this Shrove Tuesday with Bonne Maman’s delicious range of conserves, compotes and Caramel Spread:     Drizzle with warm Caramel Spread – maybe add vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit Go more Adriatic with Caramel Spread, sultanas and Greek yoghurt Or Banoffee Pancakes with Caramel Spread and sliced bananas Add

California Prune, Pecan & Orange Praline Chocolates By Paul Young

By Paul Young California Prune, pecan and orange praline – a special chocolate of textures, layers and a long lasting intense flavour experience. Ingredients: For the filling – Ganache: 325g Valrhona caramelia chocolate 125mls milk 87g Valrhona Pecan praline paste 35g Light Muscovado sugar 15 drops Essential Oil of Orange For the California Prune layer:

RECIPE: Courgette, Parmigiano Reggiano and Crème Fraîche Soup

This delicious winter soup is a perfect snack for warming you up after a cold day! Sweat onion and garlic until softened then add the courgette and basil, cooking until soft. Add in the stock and Parmigiano Reggiano rind and cook for 15minutes, then remove and discard the rind. Pour into a food processor and

Christmas Brunch Recipe Tarantella Bloody Mary

Helen Browning’s Simple Organic Canapé Recipes

‘Tis the season for the simple sausage and bacon to shine. Easy and quick to cook, chipolatas and bacon are not only the essential accompaniments to Christmas dinner, but with a little imagination they can make an impressive table centrepiece and amazing party appetisers. Organic Pigs in Blankets     Helen Browning ’s Organic Speedy

SPONSORED RECIPE – Try Some Tanqueray Gin Cocktails, Inspired by London’s Soho

Tanqueray London Dry Gin is working with the Save Soho community to help to ensure that this unique and renowned part of London continues to thrive as one of Capital’s nightlife and entertainment centres. In line with Soho’s spirit, Tim Homewood, Tanqueray brand ambassador and mixologist, has created three new gin cocktails which he has dedicated

Barley, Butternut Squash and Pancetta Parmigiano Reggiano Risotto

Place squash, sweet potato, 2 tbsp, sage, garlic and half of the pancetta on a baking tray and mix to coat. Roast in the oven for 20-30minutes until light brown. Whilst this is happening, melt a knob of butter in a saucepan with the remaining oil and sweat the onion until translucent, add the remaining

Recipe: Wood Pigeon with Brockmans Gin Winter Salad

The current passion for gin has inspired not only cocktail recipes but foods too. Contemporary English gins such as Brockmans are so complex and interesting that, like good wines, they lend themselves to recipe inspiration. Leading London chef, Duncan Impey, head chef at private members’ club, One Alfred Place, was inspired by the complex botanicals

Chantenay Carrots Essential Christmas Recipes

Don’t let the turkey and roast potatoes steal all the limelight this Christmas – give your Chantenay carrots the star treatment too with our delicious recipes which will have the whole family begging for more. Chantenay carrots are known for their superior flavour and sweet taste and roasting them will intensify this still further. Try

Carrot Salad With California Prunes

Carrot Salad With California Prunes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes 2 pounds thin carrots, peeled 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup pitted California Prunes 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons toasted sesame

Glazed Sweet Potatoes & California Prunes With Ginger

    Glazed Sweet Potatoes & California Prunes With Ginger Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes 2 pounds (3 medium) sweet potatoes, unpeeled 1 cup (6 ounces) pitted California Prunes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus extra for oiling baking dish 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon orange zest

Relish Midlands Second Helping fine dining guide and recipes

Relish Publications, the UK’s leading fine dining guide and recipe book publisher will be launching their latest offering ‘Relish Midlands Second Helping’ at The Belfry Hotel & Resort on the 2nd November 2015. This collection of 20 fine dining establishments will feature the crème de la crème of The Midlands regional restaurants. The afternoon launch

Mini Bonfire Burgers Stuffed with Creamy Gorgonzola

These mini bonfire burgers are a fun and simple way to entertain your guests this winter.     Mini Bonfire Burgers stuffed with creamy Gorgonzola Makes 8 mini or 4 large burgers 500g minced Welsh beef 2 tsp English mustard 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 egg yolk Salt and cracked black pepper 80g Gorgonzola

Recipe: Parma Ham Bonfire Jackets

Set your firework night off with a ‘bang!’ with these flavoursome Parma Ham jacket potatoes.   Parma Ham Bonfire Jackets Serves 4 4 large baking potatoes 1 of each, cubed: carrot, yellow pepper, courgette Red onion, sliced Olive oil 150ml soured cream ½ tsp smoked paprika, plus extra to dust over potatoes Handful coriander, torn

Halloween Treats Pumpkin Gnocchi or Roasted Pumpkin & Chorizo Ravioli

  October is all about Halloween….and pumpkins are everywhere….and the TRICK to having a quick and tasty Halloween foodie TREAT is Pumpkin Gnocchi or Roasted Pumpkin and Chorizo Ravioli, both from Dell’Ugo!     Pumpkin Gnocchi take just 1 minute to cook – how great is that? Made simply from fresh potato, fresh pumpkin and

Recipe: Bonne Maman’s Raspberry Frangipane Tarts

If feeling inspired by last night’s GBBO try this set of four small Raspberry Frangipane Tarts from Bonne Maman The Seasonal Cookbook+. With recipes developed, tried and tested by baking expert Moyra Fraser there should be no ‘soggy bottoms’. ​ Ingredients: 175g (6 oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting 75g (3 oz) butter 25g

RECIPE: Chili Con Carne

Ingredients: 2 PCs Onion, 4-pk 1 tbsp Tomato paste 1 piece Carrot 1 Tin Kidney beans 400g Minced meat of cattle 3 dl Dinner rice 2 box Chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons Sunflower oil 5 cloves Garlic 1 piece Red chili 1 piece Red bell pepper 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper, dried Method: Step 1 Cook rice

RECIPE: Ginger & Lime Drizzle Cake

Developed by former Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Henry. This is a rich and spicy drizzle cake with the zing of fresh lime and studded with stem ginger. Ingredients: 250g Softened Butter 100g Dark Muscovado Sugar 100g Caster Sugar 4 medium eggs 250g S R Flour 150g Crystallised Stem Ginger 150g Opies Stem Ginger

Get a powerful start to the day with peppers

Eating a healthy breakfast can be challenging. Cereals can be a real sugar fest if not chosen wisely, and some people may prefer to shun high carb items such as bread, muffins and calorie-laden pastries! Fruit and yoghurt can be a great option but for those on the go, smoothies have become increasingly popular for

RECIPE: Primula Santa’s Snack Hacks

The chefs at Primula Cheese know all too well how popular quick and easy ‘posh’ snacks are at Christmas so they’ve developed their very own ‘Santa’s snack hacks’, guaranteed to challenge any shop-bought nibbles CHRISTMAS is a time when we relax the rules, eat what we want and snack throughout the day as family or

RECIPE: Parma Ham, Strawberry, Mozzarella and Walnut Summer Salad

This simple and fresh salad is a great recipe for a warm summer’s day. The mozzarella and delicate Parma Ham are complemented well by the fresh, juicy strawberries and zesty kiwi and lime dressing. Mix pureed kiwi fruit with lime juice and zest, honey, olive oil and vinegar, to create the dressing. Arrange the torn

Three five-minute super-breakfasts you have to try

We all try to excuse ourselves from breakfast at some point, despite the noted health benefits of eating this underappreciated meal. It can be even harder to try and find something healthy to eat in that bleary fifteen minutes before work, and who hasn’t succumbed to a sausage roll from the bakery on the way

RECIPE: Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade​

(Serves 6) Ingredients: 175 g (6 oz) plain chocolate, roughly chopped, plus extra for chocolate curls to decorate 6 large eggs, separated 175 g (6 oz) golden caster sugar Cocoa powder, to dust Single cream, to finish For the filling 1 x 300 ml carton double cream Finely grated zest and juice of 1 small

Sweet and Fresh Fiesta Fare Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Spring Recipes

Whether planning for a Cinco de Mayo party or simply seeking fresh recipes to celebrate the spring, consider spring-fresh sweet corn for your next soiree or family meal. Sweet corn is in season and a welcome sight in produce departments after an extended winter of root vegetables. Fresh sweet corn is one vegetable the entire

RECIPE: South African Pear, Parma Ham and Rocket Pizza

These easy pizzas are very simply put together. The juicy South African pears complement the Parma Ham perfectly – a marriage made in heaven. Serves 4 (1/2 pizza each) Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes 2 large pizza bases 4 tbsp green pesto sauce 2 tbsp pine nuts 2 South African pears, peeled,

RECIPE: South African Pear & Blue Cheese Crepe by Kerstin Rodgers

Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 12-15 minutes 125g buckwheat flour 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon sea salt 200ml dry cider 20ml melted butter Filling: 50g butter 2 South African pears, thinly sliced 200g blue cheese, thinly sliced A sprinkle of sea salt A few walnuts or pecans (optional) Honey or

RECIPE: South African Apple, Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes 100g quinoa 300ml vegetable stock 2 South African apples, cored and chopped 2 celery sticks, sliced 100g seedless red grapes, halved 50g sultanas or raisins 2 roast chicken breasts, skin removed 2 handfuls baby spinach Mint leaves, to garnish Dressing: 2 tbsp lemon juice or

RECIPE: Salted Toffee Apple Bake by Kerstin Rodgers

Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes 50g butter ½ a lemon 4 South African apples, quartered and cored 125g soft brown sugar 125ml double cream Sea salt     Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 6 2. Choose a baking tray that has edges (measuring

Light & Easy Apple and Pear Tarts

Use filo pastry to make these delicious tarts – topped with a ground almond mixture and sliced South African apples and pears. Serves 8 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Vegetable oil, for greasing 270g pack filo pastry sheets, thawed if frozen 50g butter, melted 1 egg, beaten 80g ground almonds 25g soft

RECIPE: Crunchy Apple & Pear Breakfast Granola

12 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes 250g jumbo porridge oats 50g pumpkin seeds 50g sunflower seeds 50g sesame seeds 50g poppy seeds 50g soft brown sugar 2 tbsp groundnut oil 100g hazelnuts or almonds, roughly chopped 100g dried apricots, chopped 100g sultanas or raisins South African apple and pear, to serve

RECIPE: Parma Ham and Pepper Pizza

Parma Ham is a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product and is 100% natural. The drying process that Parma Ham goes through creates a ham that is very low in fat content, with many mineral salts, vitamins, antioxidants and easily digestible proteins. This means that Parma Ham is truly a food for everyone. These Parma

RECIPE: Parmigiano Reggiano and Spinach Muffins

These wonderful savoury muffins make the perfect light lunch to take to work, or appetiser to enjoy at home this March. Combine sifted flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl with sugar, Parmigiano Reggiano and spinach. Beat together egg, milk and vegetable oil and stir into the muffin mixture. Spoon the mixture into

RECIPE: Pressels canapé spread and Pressels Sharing Platter

Pressels are based on classic pretzels: pressed flat, flavoured with herbs, spices and seeds, and baked not fried. They are available in three delicious savoury flavours: Original, Sesame and Everything (see below). Eat them on their own, or dunk, spread or top them with your favourite dips, meats or pickles. Pressels have teamed up with

RECIPE: Triple-Cooked Sweet Potato Chips

  National Chip Week – a whole week of having an excuse to enjoy chips and try out different recipes. Triple-cooked chips made with delicious sweet potatoes are the perfect alternative recipe to sink teeth into this year. Celebrity chef and sweet potato lover Felice Tocchini has created the recipe as a different venture for

RECIPE: Buta Kakuni (Braised Cubic Pork Belly)

This delicious slow cooked oriental dish can be prepared well in advance for a Valentine’s Day to be remembered. Tender chunks of pork belly that are braised until tender will fall apart in the mouth, whilst the sugar snap peas, white radish and spring onion give an irresistible bite for a fabulous feast that will

RECIPE: Kick your healthy New Year off with Broccoli slaw

As New Year diets begin to wane, try this not-so-naughty slaw to keep that healthy eating on track. Fruity and fresh, this seasonal slaw boasts no less than 5 different veg and despite the light dressing, truly packs a punch in the flavour department! This recipe was produced by the ‘Vegetables from Europe: We Care,

Recipes – South African flavours for the UK winter

Leading UK food blogger Kerstin Rodgers and award-winning South African chef, Reuben Riffel, have developed a range of tasty recipes using South African stone fruit. South African plums, peaches and nectarines are at their seasonal best during the UK winter, until mid-April, and are widely available in UK supermarkets. Varieties include: – Rich Lady peaches

RECIPE: Parma Ham Christmas Salad

Treat your family this Christmas with this colourful and rich Parma Ham salad with pomegranate, mint, toasted almonds and White Stilton. Whisk together lime zest and juice, honey and olive oil and season to taste. Arrange the salad leaves with chunks of White Stilton, toasted almonds, mint leaves and pomegranate seeds. Drizzle each plate with

RECIPE: Parmigiano Reggiano and Chicken Puttanesca Pasta

Cook up a storm with this winter warmer – a Parmigiano Reggiano and chicken puttanesca pasta that is sure to be a family dinner time favourite. Cook pasta until al dente, drain and keep warm. Fry chicken in oil with onion, garlic, chilli, anchovies and olives until browned and stir through tinned and fresh tomatoes

RECIPE: Marmalade Crumbed Rack of Lamb

The perfect weekend winter warmer – this hearty, easy to make dish is sure to please the whole family. Beautifully seasoned lamb, with a delicious fruity crust – this tasty roast is full of flavour… Prep Time – 20 minutes, Cooking Time – 30 minutes Serves 4 ​   2 lamb racks, trimmed Salt and