RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsPear dessertsPoached pearsPoached pears make for a simple but elegant dessert, especially for a dinner party when you want a light ending to a special meal. Serve warm or cold with Greek yoghurt or cream.Recipe by:Cambridgeshire, England, UK154 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 750ml red wine2 cinnamon sticksHalf lemon zestPinch ground cloves1 tbsp Cointreau8 pears, such as Forelle, peeled leaving stalks300g sugarMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr20min ›Ready in:1hr35minPlace the red wine in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
Category Unusual recipes
RecipesIngredientsHerb and spiceSeasoning mixesThis is the barbecue rub recipe for traditional Kansas City-style BBQ. Rub this on ribs or chicken before barbecuing.Recipe by:Hampshire, England, UK5 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 Some8 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar4 tablespoons paprika1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon black pepper1 tablespoon chilli powder1 tablespoon garlic granules1 tablespoon onion powder1 teaspoon cayenne pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minMix all ingredients together.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsPastry Filo pastryA simple, yet elegant way to prepare salmon. This goes well with potatoes, rice or pasta.191 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 (175g) fillets salmon, with skin and bones removed8 sheets filo pastry115g melted buttersalt to tasteground black pepper to taste4 tablespoons Dijon mustardMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:45minPreheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken breastRoast chicken breastsChicken breasts topped with garlic and onions, then roasted in lemon juice and white wine. A simple, light supper when paired with a green salad.89 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 medium onions, sliced into rings1 head garlic - cloves separated, peeled, and sliced4 tablespoons lemon juice100ml (4 fl oz) white wine4 skinless, boneless chicken breast filletspaprika to tastesalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minPreheat oven to 175 C / Gas mark 4.
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurryCurry side dishThe perfect finger food or side dish for your favourite curry. You can use the batter recipe to make other bhaji variations by using other vegetables instead of, or in conjunction with, onions!Recipe by:julmagicCounty Limerick, Ireland21 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 For the batter2 tablespoons garam masala3 tablespoons plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon ground coriander1/2 teaspoon garlic granules1/2 teaspoon turmeric powderpinch saffron2 teaspoons tomato puree35ml waterFor the pan4 medium onions sliced, approx 1-2cm thick1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder1/2 teaspoon ground coriander1/4 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon chilli powdervegetable oil for fryingMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:35minFry sliced onion in olive oil over a medium heat till they become translucent.
RecipesDish typeBreadWhite breadEaten cold or hot this cheese and tomato bread makes good eating any time of the day for breakfast or a quick snack.Recipe by:Leicestershire, England, UK3 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 Loaf80g hydrated sun-dried tomatoes200ml water from soaking sun-dried tomatoes50ml milk1 teaspoon salt300g strong white bread flour150g plain flour50g oak smoked cheese, grated25g butter or margarine70g strong white Cheddar cheese, grated1 1/2 teaspoons active dried baking yeastMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:5min › Ready in:40minHydrate sundried tomatoes by soaking in water for a few minutes.
RecipesDish typeCakeCake decoratingIcingButtercream icingRich and moist dark chocolate and coffee cupcakes with a silky Baileys® Irish cream buttercream icing.Recipe by:Cheshire, England, UK95 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 7 cupcakesFor the cakes1 dessertspoon instant coffee granules30ml warm water60g butter80g caster sugar1 egg1 dessertspoon cocoa powder75g self-raising flour40g ground almonds60g dark chocolate (high cocoa solids)90ml milkFor the buttercreambuttericing sugarBaileys® Irish creamMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:45minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and prepare cupcake cases on baking tray.
RecipesDish typeMain courseStew and casseroleReally tasty, it inspired me to add this, my first recipe submission. Basically it& 39;s duck& 39;s legs that I have had in the freezer for yonks and a fairly standard range of casserole ingredients with spices, red wine and damson jelly. A rich one pot meal that could also be done in a slow cooker I would think.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryGooseThis goose dish is not only delicious, it& 39;s also simple to make. Enjoy with roasted potatoes and a side of vegetables, if desired.53 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 goose breastssalt to taste1 dash dry vermouth1 tablespoon grated orange zest1 orange, juiced1 teaspoon lemon juice1 teaspoon dark brown soft sugar1 clove garlic, finely chopped1 tablespoon soy sauce1/2 teaspoon mustard powder1/4 teaspoon caraway seedsMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesHere is my really easy recipe for jam biscuits. Also, try experimenting with different cutter shapes.Recipe by:Northamptonshire, England, UK9 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 18 biscuits on average175g (6oz) unsalted softened butter175g (6oz) caster sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon lemon zest1 medium egg, lightly beaten1 egg yolk275g (10oz) plain flourjam to cover the biscuit base2 tablespooons icing sugarMethodPrep:1hr ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:10min cooling › Ready in:1hr25minFirstly preheat your oven to 170 C / Gas 3, then line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
RecipesDish typeSaladGrain saladTabbouleh A fusion of delicious summery flavours, so easy to put together with shop bought smoked duck breast.Recipe by:London, England, UK9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 120g bulgar wheat450g vine ripened tomatoes, diced1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1 lemon, juiced4 spring onions, finely sliced1 bunch flat leaf parsley1 bunch mint, finely chopped1/2 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons olive oil2 Rannoch Smokery® smoked duck breastsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:10min resting › Ready in:50minCover the bulgar wheat with hot water and leave to soak for 30 mins.
RecipesDish typeSoupBean and lentil soupLentil soupA lovely comforting soup, great for the winter months! Red lentils are simmered with carrots and leeks for a simple, warming soup.Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK19 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 500g packet of red split lentils6-7 large carrots - peeled, chopped, then blitzed in blender1 leek - chopped, then blitzed in blender2 chicken stock cubesto taste saltMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:4hr ›Ready in:4hr30minBring a large pan of water to the boil, then add the the stock cubes.
RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeYummy chocolate cake with yummy melted marshmallow and chocolate in the middle. Sprinkle with icing sugar if you like.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 300g semi sweet chocolate or plain chocolate60g butter80g caster sugar or golden caster sugar2 eggs1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract115g plain flour6 marshmallowsMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:45minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesPopular collectionsEveryday cookingQuick and easyLunchThe best sandwich ever, great for all the family! Yorkshire ham, cheese and Branston pickle on thick, lovely bread.Recipe by:Cheshire, England, UK7 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 Sandwich2 slices thick sliced bread1 tablespoon Branston Pickle®, small chunks1 slice ham, Yorkshire is best25g cheese, sliced or gratedMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minLay your bread out on a clean chopping board.
RecipesDish typeSaladDuck saladThis is so easy, yet will & 39;wow& 39; your guests with its elegance and taste.Recipe by:London, England, UK23 people made thisIngredientsServes: 3 4 fresh figs, quartered100g Rannoch Smokery Smoked Duck1 mozarella ball1 bunch basil, shredded1/2 orange, juice only1 tablespoon olive oilsalt and pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10minArrange the figs, mozarella and duck on a platter.
RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeChocolate orange cakeA moist orange sponge with decadent chocolate orange morsels and is topped and filled with a rich American-style frosting.Recipe by:Essex, England, UK83 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 cake1 chocolate orange, milk or dark according to preference345g unsalted butter, softened225g caster sugar4 eggs220g self-raising flour2 teaspoons baking powder3 mandarins or clementines, zest only1 tablespoon orange squash300g icing sugar40g cocoa powder40ml milkMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:50min ›Extra time:20min cooling › Ready in:1hr40minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodShellfishPrawnsThis is a classic Thai preparation of meat and fish. It might not sound like much, but it& 39;s a very satisfying dish, especially made with prawns with their shells still on. We eat the prawns shell and all, as to not miss out on any flavour.17 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 6 tablespoons vegetable oil8-10 garlic cloves, depending on size, chopped1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper2 tablespoons fish sauce2 tablespoons light soy sauce1 tablespoon sugar2 tablespoons tapioca flour500g medium sized prawns, ideally shell-onMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minMix the garlic, white pepper, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and tapioca flour in a bowl.
RecipesDish typeDessertMousseChocolate mousseA heavenly, two ingredient chocolate dessert! So easy, too! After chilling for a couple of hours, you can also use the firmed mousse to make chocolate truffles.157 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 (100g) bars of dark chocolate (70 cocoa solids taste best)1 (284ml) pot double creamMethodPrep:50min ›Ready in:50minBreak up the chocolate into chunks, and place in bowl over barely simmering hot water.
RecipesDish typeDrinkCoffee drinksI found this simple recipe for a lovely iced coffee when I was in Rhode Island, a nice pick-me-up without having a hot drink or a Red Bull.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 3 4 heaped teaspoons instant coffee granules1 litre boiling waterice cubes60ml double creamsugar to taste1 shot per cup Baileys (optional)MethodPrep:1hr30min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:1hr35minFirst add the coffee granules to the boiling water and mix well.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato A new and different version of the classic Irish dish. Serve as a side dish, or add ham for a main course.17 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 6 potatoes, quartered2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar280g finely chopped green cabbage115g butter250ml milk2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 large carrot, grated1 small onion, quartered and sliced1 tablespoon garlic salt1 teaspoon ground black pepperMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:1hrPlace the potatoes and balsamic vinegar into a large pot and cover with 5cm to 7.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken breastStuffed chicken breastsA healthy chicken breast parcel with Philadelphia cream cheese, onions, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes.Recipe by:Norfolk, England, UK10 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1/2 tub Philadelphia® cream cheesesalt and pepper1 large onion16 mushrooms16 cherry tomatoes4 chicken breast filletsMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:45minPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.