Orange yogurt brulee

A luxurious treat, but one that is much lower in fat than the classic creme brulee, which is made with Cream, eggs and large amounts of Sugar Preparation time 6-8 minutes Cooking time 3-4 minutes SERVES 4 2 oranges 2/3 cup strained plain yogurt 4 tablespoons crème fraiche 3...

Quick Apricot Blender whip

This is one of the quickest Quick desserts you could make—and also one of he prettiest. Preparation time 4 minutes Cooking time 2 minutes SERVES 4 14-ounce can apricot halves in juice 1 tablespoon Grand Mariner or brandy ¾ cup strained plain yogurt 2 tablespoons sliced almonds Quick Apricot...

dandan noodles with meat sauce (担担面)

dandan noodles with meat sauce INGREDIENTS Serves 4-6 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 dried red chilies, chopped 1 tsp grated fresh root ginger 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tbsp chili bean paste 1lb minced pork or beef 1lb broad flat egg noodles 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 spring...

cherry sauce without cornstarch pancakes

cherry sauce without cornstarch pancakes provides the perfect answer to the question of what to serve for dessert when there’s very little time. the ingredients are all pantry basics, even the fruit. Preparation time 4 minutes Cooking time 18 minutes SERVES 4 ½Cup all-purpose flour ½Cup whole-wheat flour pinch...

spiced trout pilaff

INGREDIENTs Serves 4 225g/8oz/generous 1 cup basmati rice 40g/1½ oz/3 tbsp butter 2 onions. sliced into rings 1 garlic clove, crushed  bay leaves 2 2 whole cloves 2 green cardamom pods 2.5cm/2in cinnamon sticks 5ml/1 tsp cumin seeds 4 hot-smoked trout fillets, skinned 50g/20z1/2cup slivered almonds, toasted 50g/20z/scant1/2 cup seedless...

award winning chili pork and pineapple recipe

INGREDIENTS Serves6 30ml/2 tbsp corn oil 900g/lb boneless pork shoulder or loin, cut into 5cm/2in cubes 1 onion, finely chopped large red pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1 or more jalapeño chilies, seeded and finely chopped 450g/1lb fresh pineapple chunks 8 fresh mint leaves, chopped 250ml/8fl oz/1 cup chicken...

peppery Bean salad

INGREDIENTS Serves 4-6 425g/150z can kidney beans, drained 425g/150z can black-eyed beans, drained 425g/15oz can chick-peas, drained ¼ red pepper ¼green pepper 6 radishes 15ml/1 tbsp chopped spring onion 5ml/1 tsp ground cumin 15ml/1 tbsp tomato ketchup 30ml/2 tsp olive oil 15ml/1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 garlic clove,...

kidney recipes

kidney dishes are always hot and spicy. If you have time, mix the spicy ingredients together in advance to give the flavours time to mingle and mature. INGREDIENTS Serves 4 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp prepared English mustard  lemon juice 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tomato purée pinch of cayenne...

apple cinnamon cake

This scrumptious cake has layers of spicy fruit and crumble and is quite delicious served warm with fresh cream. INGREDIENTS Makes 1 cake 3 large cooking apples ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup butter 1¼ cups caster sugar 4 eggs 4 cups self-raising flour For the crumble topping ¾cup...

caribbean wedding cakes

INGREDIENTS Makes 1 cake 2 cups currants 3 cups raisins 1 cup prunes, stoned ²⁄³ cup mixed peel 2¼ cups dark soft brown Sugar 1 tsp mixed spice 6 tbsp rum, plus more if needed ½ pint/1¼ cups sherry, plus more if needed 2 cups softened butter 10 eggs,...