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Grilled Lemon Sole Recipe with Tarragon Oil - Great British Chefs

Tom Brown's stunning grilled lemon sole recipe is served with a host of fresh flavours, including a vibrant green tarragon oil. Oyster, cucumber and …

Recipes

15 Breakfast Potato Recipes to Start Your Morning Right

I've always seen breakfast as just an excuse to eat more potatoes. I'll skip sweets, like pancakes and waffles, and dive straight into the savory …

Make Muffins in a Sheet Pan, Because You Can

The favorite item in my mom's kitchen was always the cookie sheets. Battered and well-seasoned by years of heavy use, her baking sheets were thin and warped on the edges with a worn, mottled patina, thanks to the hundreds of batches of cookies she'd baked on them.<p>I love those sheet pans because …

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20 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Juicy Steak

Once you've mastered the art of cooking the perfect steak in the oven, you can start to think about finding your perfect seasonal side dish. There …

10 Genius Cookie Recipes for Dads Who Love Cookies

For all the dads out there who love cookies (which has to be pretty much all dads) and especially for my dad, who loves all cookies indiscriminately, I present to you the ultimate in edible gifts: 10 genius cookies—from a salty-sweet genre-defying shortbread to the butteriest chewy-crisp macaroons, …

Dessert

Crème Brûlée How to make simple tasty recipe - Perfect dessert

Dairy-free chocolate espresso cheesecake squares

INGREDIENTS<p>Olive oil, for greasing<p><b>For the base</b><p>100g whole blanched almonds<br>• 25g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 150g Medjool dates, pitted<br>• Seeds of 1 vanilla pod<p><b>For the filling</b><p>3 ripe avocados, peeled and de-stoned<br>• 3 ripe bananas, peeled and roughly broken up<br>• 100g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 2 tbsp instant coffee …

Lemon And Yuzu Bars

Recipe: Lemon And Yuzu Bars<p>Sorted<p>We include yuzu juice in these lovely lemon bars for extra zing. Let the exotic citrus flavours and ginger, poppy …

Pistachio

<b>Author Notes:</b> <br>New Year’s Eve is a holiday I have little patience for and barely celebrate. I have two methods of coping: either leaving the country for someplace that isn’t teeming with tourists and Best Night Ever! cavorters, or staying home in my pajamas, drinking champagne, and eating something …

Baking

Learning how to pack aromatics and spices into a pungent paste for freezing is a perfect way of adding an instant hit of peppery heat and punchy flavour to your winter curries<p>There is something intimate about fridges and freezers. Bear with me here, but peering into someone else’s is a window into …

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7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Hazelnut ganache pastry tarts

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the sweet pastry:</b><p>70g icing sugar<br>• 90g butter<br>• 1 egg<br>• 210g flour<p><b>For the hazelnut ganache:</b><p>175g dark chocolate (about 55 per cent cocoa), chopped<br>• 120g double cream<br>• 25g liquid glucose<br>• 50g hazelnut paste<br>• 20g butter<p>METHOD<p>Beat together the sugar and butter in a bowl. Mix in the egg, then the …

4 Blow-Your-Mind Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you're not a Brussels sprouts fan, you will be soon. From Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Syrup to a creamy, cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin, these recipes prove that this super-green can be addictively delicious.<p><b>1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans & Maple Syrup</b><p>When you …

Spiced potatoes with cashews, fennel, coriander and cardamom

SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>60g cashew nuts<br>• 18-20 small new potatoes, peeled<br>• 3 tbsp vegetable oil<br>• 200g Greek yogurt, lightly whisked<br>• 1½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder (or mild paprika)<br>• 1 tsp fennel powder<br>• ½ tsp cumin powder<br>• 1 medium white onion, finely chopped<br>• 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped<br>• 2.5cm piece of ginger, …

Chocolate covered honeycomb

This is our fun take on the Crunchie bar and it never fails to light up children's faces.<p>We have also served little morsels of these chocolate honeycombs as petit fours at the restaurant and they proved to be very popular with our guests, regardless of their age.<p>SERVES<p>8-10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>flavourless oil …

Vanilla Macarons

Step 1<p>Prepare Your Ingredients<p>Blend the icing sugar with the ground almonds to make sure they’re really fine. Sift them into a large mixing bowl. …

How To Make Sweet Shortcrust Pastry | Jamie Oliver

Mushroom and pepper biryani recipe

With mushrooms, green beans, peppers, and peas, this biryani is bursting with vitamin C<p>For a healthy vegetarian curry, try this simple recipe<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>350g long-grain rice<br>2 tbsp vegetable oil<br>250g closed-cup mushrooms, sliced<br>1 onion, finely chopped<br>1 clove of garlic, crushed<br>1 red pepper, …

Eric Lanlard's chocolate and raspberry tart

SERVES<p>6<p>PREPARATION TIME<p>25 minutes, plus chilling and cooling<p>COOKING TIME<p>25 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p>175g plain flour, plus extrafor dusting<br>• 50g cocoa powder<br>• 50g golden icing sugar<br>• 150g unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing<br>• 3 egg yolks<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 500g raspberries<p><b>For the ganache</b><p>200g dark …

The Guacamole Recipes That Can Make Your Life Great Again

One is just not enough.<p>No one really <i>needs</i> a guacamole recipe to make a batch. Just mix up ripe avocados with onion, jalapeño, salt and lime juice — the inclusion of garlic, tomato and cilantro are up for debate — and voila, the best appetizer on the planet is yours. But guacamole recipes are …

Magic brownies

Use a 20cm square cake tin silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>80g walnuts, crushed<br>• 4 eggs, separated<br>• 125g caster sugar<br>• 1 tbsp water<br>• 125g butter<br>• 110g plain flour<br>• 30g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 500ml milk, at room temperature<br>• 50g chocolate chips<p>METHOD<p>…

Pear and almond tart

SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the pastry</b><p>100g butter, cold<br>• 90g icing sugar<br>• 200g soft plain flour<br>• 75ml double cream<p><b>For the pears</b><p>500ml water<br>• 500g sugar<br>• 1 star anise<br>• 1 cinnamon stick<br>• Pinch of chilli flakes<br>• 1 vanilla pod, sliced in half<br>• 4 pears, peeled but left whole<p><b>For the almond paste</b><p>125g butter, softened<br>• 125g …

Dessert

James Martin's brioche dough

Enriched doughs are actually really simple to make. My top tip for brioche dough is to use fresh yeast instead of dried. It’s also important to add the softened butter slowly so that you end up with a smooth, but quite sticky, dough. This will stop the baked brioche being …

My New Roots ginger, lime and avocado smoothie

My smoothie is spiked with a hearty dose of digestive ginger and tangy lime. If you want to get things even greener, toss in a handful of tender greens, such as kale or romaine and get glowing!<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 medium avocado<br>• juice and zest of 1 lime<br>• 1 tsp. minced ginger<br>• 1 cup / 250 ml coconut water …

Lemony hasselback potatoes

SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>8 medium roasting potatoes, washed and skins left on<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 8 cloves garlic, skins left on but squashed<br>• 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked<br>• Plenty of good olive oil<br>• Maldon sea salt and black pepper<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/425F/Gas 7.<p>Place a potato on a chopping board …

Food

Deliciously Ella's creamy mango and banana overnight oats

Blitzing mango and banana with ground flaxseed and a splash of almond milk is a delicious way to incorporate fruit into an oaty breakfast<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>For the mango puree:</b><br>1 mango<br>2 ripe bananas<br>1 tbsp ground flaxseed<br>a splash of almond milk (enough to make it blend)<p><b>For the oat mix:</b><br>1 ripe banana<br>⅔ …

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Raw cacao, avocado and raspberry cake recipe

The chef and nutritionist behind The Detox Kitchen have the perfect recipe for a gluten-free, creamy chocolate cake<p>Created by one of our very talented chefs, Virginia, this is everything a chocolate cake should be: rich, creamy and intensely chocolatey. There is no baking involved, and the sweet …

Food

Gourmet Sausage Roll

Step 1<p>Cook The Onion & Pepper<p>Preheat an oven to 200°C. Peel and dice the onion, then deseed and chop the pepper. Fry in a pan with the olive oil over …

Avocado milkshake recipe

Avocado milkshake is refreshing and great for staving off hunger<p>Add vanilla ice cream to to avocado milkshake make this even more decadent.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2-4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>Ice cubes<br>2 large avocado, peeled<br>500ml/17floz whole milk<br>6 tbsp caster sugar, plus extra to taste<p>METHOD<br>Half-fill a blender or juicer with ice …