I love traditional recipes and this one comes from the north east of England, and definitely comes under the cover of slow cooking, but it is sooo worth it ,timing does not include overnight soaking.
Using ham on the bone allows the natural gelatine to be released which helps with the peas pudding plus any meat cooked on the bone has more flavour
Another piece of nostalgia from my schooldays, very much like a bakewell tart but using custard rather than frangipane. As the recipe requires custard powder custard instead of a full egg custard and bought pastry cases can be used, it is a very simple but tasty dish to put together. I make mine using gf sweet pastry Recipe #440607 but ordinary short crust pastry is fine,,, if using pre prepared pastry cases; don’t forget to omit steps 1-5
This recipe is very rich and very very addictive and a brilliant alterative to the usual stuffed mushrooms or Welsh rarebit and if you use mustard such as Tracklement it is completely gluten free.
To save time and if you have any to hand you could always skip the caramelised onion stage and use an onion jam instead such as #170996…
Where possible I would use naturally smoked haddock as the subtle flavour of natural smoking compliments the cheese in this dish whereas artificially flavoured smoked fish can be too overpowering, alternatively, unsmoked haddock works well.
These simple little fritters were always a favourite of my children and it wasn't until I was told I could no longer have them that I craved them too, so I have devised a gluten free version. Brilliant served with a fried egg or baked beans.
Another Nigella Lawson gem , this is a perfect dish for a cheaper cut of an expensive meat as there is no carving, the meat is so tender it just shreds so there is no waste.
She states it can be cooked for a shorter period of time, say 5 hours at gas mark 3 but I love the long low cooking as at a lower temp very little can go wrong, plus, the smell drives everyone wild for longer.
(Save any liquid left from cooking as this is concentrated stock and can be frozen and used for gravy.)
A tasty alternative to plain hummus, the contrast in textures is as good as the taste If you can't get canned roasted peppers you can easily roast your own, the only difference being you will not have the delicious olive oil to drizzle over the hummus.
Great family meal, you can spice up the meatballs for adults with a little cayenne and serve with Greek yoghurt to which a tablespoon of toasted cumin seeds have been added. Quinoa can be substituted for the cous cous.
I have recently been introduced to lemon bars, and this is like a giant luxury lemon bar but instead of lemon curd I have used lemon mousse to make a delicious gluten free twist on a lemon chiffon pie.
It may seem a quite complex method but don’t be put off it really is worth the effort and never fails to impress.
Time includes chilling.