A really refreshing and different way to eat mango. I was served this drink on the beach in Rio one time and turned my nose up at it (I'd asked for mango juice and don't really like milk drinks) but I was pleasantly surprised to find how well the sweet creamy milk went down with the loose crushed slippery mango. Don't think of this as a drink though do serve it in a glass. This is more like eating peaches and cream. Fantastic.
This light yet moist fruit cake keeps really well and the sweet perfumed aroma that the saffron provides goes well with the buttery dried fruit. The method is also easier than most cake recipes so you'll want to make this again and again. It has a wonderful mood lifting other worldly after taste and is an absolute winner! There is no substitute for saffron, its flavour is unique. (I buy mine on ebay at a fraction of the cost) If you haven't got any then add a few drops of natural almond extract and 2 oz chopped walnuts to make an equally delicious everyday cake.
These are so good! Tesco's are selling these under the name 'bush bok sweet potatoes' in the exotic veg section. White fleshed sweet potatoes are not always easy to spot as they look so similar to the orange fleshed variety. They have a lovely sort of chestnutty flavour. I find the white ones have a more purpleish edge to the skin. You can always scrape a bit of skin from the corner of 1 to find out. They really are worth hunting out and are best eaten plain with butter salt and pepper (Don't bother with any fillings) and perhaps some salad, or as they do in Mexico for a sweet snack, with butter condensed milk and cinnamon. Gorgeous!
These are great, really simple, really easy and of course, really tasty! The taste of the pure partly toasted coconut comes through really well and I always make a double batch. WARNING: If you don't like coconut, make something else!
Forget mashed potatoes! I was never a huge fan of swede, I usually find it quite bland if not rotten tasting, unless perhaps if mashed with carrots. I'm glad I've found a way to love this cheap and wholesome vegetable, great texture, great flavour and good enough to eat on its own. A can of stewed steak in gravy turns this into a cheap and nutritious simple meal for 2.
Adding 1 of the mangoes at the end, means that this chutney retains a superb fresh flavour. Can be left in the fridge for 1 month or preserved and canned for over 1 year (follow the canning notes link on home page) Lovely with Indian or Mexican food or to enhance a cooked meat and cheese platter. Add a spoonful to curries or mix with cold shredded chicken, curry powder and mayonnaise for a lovely baked potato or sandwich filling. Just make sure your mangoes are really ripe and soft.
So good I ate a whole jar in a matter of days! A great way to use sour cooking apples if you have an apple tree in your garden. Its quite simple to make so don't be put off by the long list of ingredients. Granny smith apples work well but don't try and use other common eating varieties of apple as it just won't work. Date syrup is available in larger supermarkets and middle eastern or asian stores, you could use brown sugar but date syrup adds a deeper note that I think makes it special. The result is a mellow, smooth chutney that you could never buy in any store.
This was the first thing my brother Gareth brought home from school that we all loved, and his cooking skills have improved ever since! Simple, gorgeous and effective, this pudding is sure to satisfy, trust me, you won't be disappointed! serve with custard or cream
Rich and indulgent, this is a great birthday cake alternative, especially suited to special occasions. The combination of strawberries, cream and vanilla is just heavenly and you’ll wish that you’d have made 2 cheesecakes, one to serve to guests, and another for when they have gone! If you use homemade quick cook strawberry jam your cheesecake will be the best in town.
I personally think that sweet potato makes a far superior pie to waterlogged pumpkin in this American classic dessert. Use a store bought pastry case or pie shell and this autumn/winter pudding is a synch. Serve with plenty of whipped cream. mmmm!
Pure traditional British comfort food, that isn't that much hassle to make. Can serve 4 people if served with mash potato, carrots and peas but sometimes I prefer to do away with the mash and just serve this for 2! Don't forget the sherry onion gravy which you'll probably wanna drink all on its own!
This combination is genius and works incredibly well if I do say so myself! Every element of the dish complements the next. One of those things I make sometimes and live off it for days! Crunchy big chunks of refreshing celery set in blue cheese dressing with the sweetness of black grapes to offset both. The potatoes are a great foil to this and prevent it from being too rich. A great dish to serve at buffets or pot luck dinners Its a cheeseboard lovers dream and looks colourful and presentable too
What a simple and beautiful recipe, I couldn't believe how good these were the first time I made them, a shop bought eccles cake just never quite will live up to expectation evermore! Even when I used to despise currants and sultanas oddly enough I still loved eccles cakes. These are so easy, you'll wonder why you never thought of it yourself. . . .
Raspberries and cream with meringue all frozen together to make mushy fruity creamy heaven! I never can get it just like she does, but its still good none the same. The brandy works well in this and acts more like a flavouring as opposed to a tipple. Simply wonderous, by far the best way to serve raspberries. Thanks Mum!
A really tasty home made curry that is not too difficult with the spices etc. It comes out just perfect! Just as good as any curry house, if not better. Get the poppadoms and chutney's out if you have them and serve with rice and naan bread.
Make the full batch and only put leftovers in the freezer after it has sat for 24 hours. Still tastes great on day of preparation but leaving until the next day takes it to the next level