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Torta allo yogurt senza forno con nocciole e nutella | ricetta estiva|

La torta allo yogurt senza forno con nocciole e nutella è decisamente una ricetta estiva, dato che non bisogna accendere il forno. Particolare e …

Sensational strawberry recipes

Strawberry season is upon us. We asked chefs and food writers from Lorraine Pascale to Paul Rankin for their favourite recipes<p>There's no taste that evokes the English summer better than a delicious home-grown strawberry, preferably still warm from the sun.<p>The best English strawberries really need …

Paul Hollywood: how to make perfect croissants

It's National Croissant Day, so here is Bake Off king Paul Hollywood's delicious recipe<p>The French have always prided themselves on their artisan bread, and on the bakery that is to be found in every French village, however small, which sells fantastic croissants, baguettes and pastries. And they …

Picnic recipe: potted salmon and shrimps

Potted salmon and shrimps is a retro but delicious picnic recipe.<p>Shrimps are packed with savoury flavours, gorgeous in this chunky salmon pâté. Don’t serve this too cold – it should be spreadable – so unless it is very hot don’t bother putting it in the cold bag. Oat biscuits go well.<p>250g salmon, …

Seafood

Picnic recipe: marinated cucumber and radish salad

This cucumber and radish salad keeps its crunch.<p>With a potato peeler, shave a whole cucumber into strips, working around the seedy core. (I eat the core as a juicy perk.)<p>Thinly slice a bunch of radishes.<p>Mix with a fat pinch each of salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for an hour, then drain away the …

Picnic recipe: virgin mojitos

A delicious picnic drink flavoured with elderflower, lime and chilli.<p>A thoroughly grown-up drink for drivers, thanks to the whack of chilli. Leave it out if you prefer a more conventional soft drink.<p>Cut four limes into quarters and put them in a large bowl with a bunch of mint and a pinch of …

Picnic recipe: tomato, pepper and cumin soup

A spiced tomato soup, ideal for picnics.<p>British summers being what they are, a Thermos of warming soup is a sound idea. In the event of a heatwave, this one is good chilled too.<p>3 red peppers<p>800g tomatoes (beef, ideally)<p>2-3 fat cloves of garlic, chopped<p>2 tsp cumin seed<p>2 tbsp olive oil<p>1l tomato juice …

Picnic recipe: courgette, fennel and giant couscous with mint

The taste of fennel infuses this couscous and courgette salad.<p>This will be quietly marinating as you make your way to your chosen bash.<p>Slice three small courgettes (15cm/6in long) into long strips.<p>Cut three heads of baby fennel into slender wedges and toss in oil along with the courgettes. Cook on …

Caramelized apple burrito (burrito de manzana) recipe

Forget meat burritos: nothing goes better in a crispy casing than stewed apples with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream<p>I love this dish for its simplicity. My time living in the US taught me a love for apple pie and this takes the same simple principle that stewed, spiced apples in a crispy casing are …

Shrimp tacos with garlic and paprika (tacos de camarón) recipe

Fill your tacos with this vibrant mix of shrimps and spice for a real Mexican feast<p>Prawns are one of my favourite seafood. Even though my home town of Puebla is inland, fresh fish is delivered daily to the market and seafood restaurants are everywhere. This dish takes me right back to happy times …

Barbecued romano peppers with goat’s cheese recipe

These peppers topped with goat's cheese cook beautifully on a barbecue.<p><i>Serves 6</i><p>3 romano peppers<p>100g soft goat’s cheese<p>A handful fresh basil leaves, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to garnish<p>2 tbsp rapeseed oil<p>Slice the peppers in half lengthways and remove the seeds and membranes. Mix together …

Onion and rapeseed oil focaccia recipe

A tasty focaccia, flavoured with onions and rapeseed oil<p>SERVES<p>Makes 1 loaf<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 tbsp quick yeast<br>• 600g strong white flour<br>• 1 tsp salt<br>• 1 tbsp caster sugar<br>• 100ml rapeseed oil, plus extra for greasing• <i><br>For the onion topping</i><br>• 4 tbsp rapeseed oil<br>• 3 large onions, sliced<br>• 1 tsp caster sugar<br>• 1 tbsp balsamic …

Southern fried chicken with rapeseed oil recipe

This healthier chicken is baked rather than fried and uses rapeseed oil for a deliciously crisp and light coating<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>100g white breadcrumbs<br>• 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme<br>• 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley<br>• ½ tsp cayenne pepper<br>• 1 tsp smoked paprika<br>• 8 free-range chicken drumsticks and/or thighs<br>• 4 tbsp …

Recipes

Chocolate, amaretto and rapeseed oil cake recipe

A decadent chocolate and amaretto cake made using healthy rapeseed oil<p>SERVES<p>12<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• 150ml rapeseed oil<br>• 200g self-raising flour<br>• 120g caster sugar<br>• 2 whole courgettes, finely grated<br>• 50g hazelnuts, finely chopped<br>• 4 tbsp amaretto<br>• 200g crème fraîche<br>• The …

The new vegetarian: borlotti beans, broccoli, fennel and rocket salad

This crunchy vegetable salad is served with a zingy citrus and coriander dressing.<p>The beans here are slow-cooked to melt-in-the-mouth perfection. Use tinned if you are pressed for time.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>225g (8oz) dried borlotti beans, soaked for at least six hours, or 2 x 400g tins<br>approx 120ml (4fl oz) …

Gluten-free raspberry and polenta cake recipe

Polenta provides a wonderfully moist and rich gluten-free base for fruit cake.<p><i>Serves 12</i><p>225g/8oz unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing<p>225g/8oz sugar<p>3 eggs<p>125g/4.4oz ground almonds<p>125g/4.4oz polenta<p>1 tsp gluten-free baking powder<p>Juice and zest of 2 lemons<p>200g/7oz raspberries, plus a few …

Salted melon sorbet recipe

It might sound strange, but salt gives a delicious edge to melon sorbet.<p><i>Serves 4-6</i><p>I used to watch in bewilderment as my grandmother sprinkled orange-fleshed cantaloupe melon with salt, until one day I tried it and understood how the flavour of the melon becomes more intense, yet still sweet.<p>2 …

Pink glory ice cream recipe

This berry ice cream is a rhapsody in rose pinks.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>Before shying away from the thought of making three different ice creams, all you need to make this rhapsody in rose pinks is a good strong liquidiser and to pre-freeze the fruit – or even better buy ready-frozen fruit which tends to be loose …