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Salting potatoes

When parboiling potatoes for roasting or chips add 15g salt per litre of water.

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Macaroni cheese recipe

Adapted from https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/8834/bestever-macaroni-cheese Ingredients 4 tbsp butter 350g spiral or other short pasta 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tsp English mustard powder 6 tbsp plain flour 1 litre semi-skimmed milk 250g/to taste mature cheddar/any combination of strong cheese, grated … Continue reading

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Cauliflower cheese

I used this Nigella cauliflower cheese recipe but I changed the Red Leicester to a smaller amount of Gruyère. It worked really well.

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Mushroom pie with rough puff pastry

Made this: chicken_and_wild_mushroom_pie using just mushrooms, clitocybe geotropa to be precise. I made the pastry using Gordon Ramsay’s method: Rough-puff pastry. It worked well, apart from needing twice as many mushrooms as I did use. I ended up bulking out … Continue reading

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Lamb & red wine casserole

Lamb & red wine casserole Made this casserole using lamb neck fillet, without the butter and doubled the quantity. It’s a decent, basic stew.

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Beetroot curry

Adapted from aWaitrose recipe. Ingredients 400g raw beetroot 2 tbsp sunflower oil ¼ tsp black mustard seeds 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 green chillies, seeded and cut into fine strips 2 bay leaves 1/2 tsp ground turmeric … Continue reading

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Beetroot & feta salad

Based on: http://recipes.doctissimo.com/main-dishes-recipes/vegetables-recipes/roast-beetroot-and-feta-salad.html 500g bunch of beetroot Block of feta cheese 1 red onion, very finely sliced Handful of walnut pieces Fresh coriander. chopped Chilli to taste, either powder or finely chopped fresh Salt Dressing: 3 tbsp olive oil 2 … Continue reading

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Gammon in Coke

Nigella’s Gammon in Coke Made this last night with a 1.8kg unsmoked gammon joint. Simmered it for 2 hours in the Coke, then put the glaze on, but burnt most of the glaze sadly. So be careful when putting the … Continue reading

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Toad in the hole

I’ve made this twice now, using Nigella’s toad in the hole recipe in Kitchen, except that I don’t make patties out of the sausages. I do fry the sausages to colour them beforehand though. EDIT: 14 Apr 2014 Best not … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge at Opus

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