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Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout Combos

Grout lines aren't exactly known for being fun and beautiful—mostly, they just inspire dread when you pull out an old toothbrush to scrub them clean. …

Basic French Toast Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Fresh ricotta with truffle honey, thyme and orange sourdough

You don’t have to make your own ricotta for this – though it’s very easy – but you do need fresh ricotta, not the UHT stuff you buy in tubs in the supermarket. Go to an Italian deli or a cheese shop.<p>Each element of this is very simple but it works brilliantly together. It’s served at Locanda Verde …

Ice Cream

Lady Grey and white chocolate biscotti

MAKES<p>30-40 biscotti<p>INGREDIENTS<p>220g caster sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1 orange, zested<br>• 200g hazelnuts<br>• 300g plain flour<br>• ½ tsp baking powder<br>• 4 Lady Grey teabags<br>• 150g white chocolate<p>METHOD<p>Preheat your oven to 170C, and line a large baking tray with parchment.<p>Weigh your sugar into a large bowl, add the orange zest and the …

Dessert

8 of the best pasta machines for 2018

Life without the occasional steaming bowl of fresh pasta may not be worth living, and bragging rights are never more deserved than when you’ve rolled out the dough yourself. Plus, it tastes better than the dried stuff.<p>Fancy mastering the ultimate Tuscan pappardelle, perfectly formed ravioli or …

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Four-layer Earl Grey and honey cake

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200ml full-fat milk<br>• 2 Earl Grey teabags<br>• 100g butter<br>• 200g caster sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 175g plain flour<br>• 3 tsp baking powder<br>• ½ tsp salt<br>• 175g icing sugar<br>• 60g butter<br>• 1 tsp honey<br>• 1 tsp lemon juice<br>• Bee pollen, to decorate<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 180C, and grease and line two 5” cake tins with baking …

Dessert

15 Meat-Free, Dairy-Free Italian Recipes You Have to Try - One Green Planet

It’s very likely that if you step into any Italian restaurant, you’ll be able to find a pasta dish, but we’re also willing to guess that your options …

Lorraine Pascale's cucumber and feta bites with dill and pomegranate

I wanted to come up with a canape that was lighter on the tum than the traditional bite-sized treats, but still wanted lots of flavour, texture and colour. These cucumber bites are really rather tasty.<p>MAKES<p>16-18 bites<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 cucumber<br>• 75g feta cheese, drained<br>• 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped<br>• ½ …

How to make chocolate spread

With only four ingredients, this spread is simple to whip up and keep in your fridge<p>MAKES<p>1 jar<p>INGREDIENTS<p>142g chocolate, chopped<br>• 166g double cream<br>• 47g sugar<br>• 2g salt<p>METHOD<p>Bring the double cream, sugar and salt to a boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate; whisk until smooth.<p>Emulsify with a hand …

Magic raspberry and matcha cake

Use a 11cm x 35cm rectangular cake tin, silicone or greased with butter or lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 eggs, separated<br>• 150g caster sugar<br>• 1 tbsp water<br>• 125g butter<br>• 100g plain flour<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 15g matcha tea<br>• 500ml milk, at room temperature<br>• 200g fresh raspberries<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven …

Dessert

Mario Batali on Where to Eat in Italy

The chef, TV star, and F&W guest editor, divulges his favorite restaurants in Italy, from Puglia to Piedmont.

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 …

Grilled Strip Steaks with Onion Wedges

• Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the steaks and onion wedges with oil and season with salt and pepper. Using tongs, rub 1 of the onion wedges all over the grate or grill pan. Add the steaks and remaining onion wedges to the grill, cover and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, …

Emily Roux's roasted octopus salad with chilli mayonnaise

Octopus is not the cheapest of cephalopod molluscs but it is by far my favourite alternative to fish. People tend to shy away when it comes to cooking “the beast”, although it is extremely easy. Cooked properly not only is octopus nutritious, it is also amazing in taste and …

Crowd the Pan: A Genius, Calmer Way to Cook Mushrooms

Most of the time, cooking mushrooms is the story of trying to understand—of texture management, shrinkage, and <i>wait… where did all the butter go?</i><p>If you’re looking for classic sautéed mushrooms, Julia Child’s no-nonsense method will coax you through all this—hot butter, dry mushrooms, and an …

Recipes

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 …

Pappardelle with cavolo nero, orange, chilli and garlic

One of my favourite dishes is pasta tossed with garlic, chilli, parsley and orange. I’ve added cabbage and nuts to make it a bit healthier.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>TOTAL TIME<p>18 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p>400g pappardelle<br>• 700g cavolo nero<br>• 40g hazelnuts, halved<br>• 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced<br>• 2 red …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Roasted vegetable and orzo pasta salad with basil, pine nuts and Parmesan

SERVES<p>10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g courgettes, cut into 1cm slices<br>• 2 peppers, cut into 1cm wide strips<br>• 2 red onions, each cut into 8 wedges<br>• 20 cherry tomatoes<br>• 7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil<br>• 2 teaspoons dried oregano<br>• 6 garlic cloves, left whole with skin on and lightly squashed<br>• a few sprigs of thyme<br>• 50g pine …

Pasta

9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Apartment Look Chic

That Eames chair can wait.<p>God knows how long it's been since you've lived in a dorm, so why do you still struggle so much with decorating an adult space? We have one (big) guess: money. But there *is* a way to make your digs look chic on a dime. Enter: Caroline Burke.<p>Burke, 29, helped found the New …

The best pancake recipes

There's no need to wait until Shrove Tuesday to get your pancake fix - these recipes make the perfect weekend brunch.<p>Pancakes are quick, easy and always a crowd-pleaser for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner).<p>Here, we have compiled our our favourite pancake recipes. There really is something for …

Easy Black Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>3 medium zucchini (about 14 ounces)<br>• 1 cup neutral oil<br>• 2 cups raw sugar<br>• 4 eggs<br>• 1¾ cups whole wheat flour<br>• 1/4 cup good-quality cocoa<br>• 4 teaspoon pumpkin spice<br>• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 tablespoon orange juice<p>Cream Cheese Icing<p>3½ ounces butter, at room temperature<br>• 5 …

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Buying a room full of pricey furniture and accessories does not guarantee that it will look elegant and high-end. And styling a space on a tight budget doesn't mean that it will look cheap. Instead, achieving a rich, refined look is all about adding key pieces and using some styling tricks. Check …

French Fare: How To Make Grand Marnier Cheesecake

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15 Salad Recipes For People Who Hate Lettuce

Lettuce is not an essential part of a great salad. Here's all the proof you need.<p>Some folks just don't like lettuce. We get it. Sometimes leafy greens are wilty and wrong, and taste bland in comparison to all the good stuff also found in a salad bowl. In those cases, lettuce is just an annoying …

Our 10 best Italian recipes

<b>1 Calabria</b><b><br>Roasted ’nduja marinated quail</b><p>This is a very Moorish recipe which plays on the sweet and sour flavours typical of southern Italian cuisine, heavily influenced by Arabic gastronomy since the Middle Ages. Key ingredients, apart from the quail, are vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, thyme, …

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