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Espresso panna cotta

This dessert is really easy to make. At my restaurant, The Seahorse, we serve it in little coffee cups and recommend a brandy or two with it!<p>SERVES<p>12<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 gelatin leaves<br>• 220ml espresso coffee<br>• 220ml milk<br>• 120ml caster sugar<br>• 100ml brandy<br>• 360ml double cream<p><b>For the syrup:</b><p>300ml caster sugar<br>• 125ml …

Spices

Magic pistachio and morello cherry cake

Use a 24cm round cake tin, silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 eggs, separated<br>• 135g caster sugar<br>• 125g butter<br>• 1 heaped tsp pistachio paste (from a specialist grocer) or pistachio flavouring<br>• 40g ground pistachios<br>• 120g plain flour<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 500ml milk, at …

Food & drink: Recipes, pub & bar reviews, healthy eating

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Roasted almond and blueberry salad

Deliciously Ella's delicious salad of butternut squash, blueberries, courgette and rocket makes a lovely side dish<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 butternut squash with 1 tsp of honey<br>• 75g almonds<br>• 1 courgette<br>• 100g blueberries<br>• 100g goji berries<br>• 60g rocket<p><b>For the dressing</b><p>6 tsp olive oil<br>• salt and pepper<br>• 2 tsp apple cider …

Food

Braised chicken with olives and pine nuts recipe

This is Sicilian inspired chicken is braised in white wine, with sweet raisins, pine nuts and a lively garlic and orange-zest finish<p>This is Sicilian inspired and can be sweet-sour (in which case add the raisins) or simply savoury (in which case leave them out). Apart from a quick browning on the …

Onions

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Dessert

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37 world class walks

Whether you like teetering on mountain ridges or prefer a gentle jaunt along the beach, we’ve found the best wanders the Earth has to offer. Get your …

10 of the best British wildlife walks

Spring<p><b>Cley to Blakeney Point, Norfolk</b><br>Trudging across shingle on the eight-mile round trip from Cley beach to Blakeney Point may not be fun, but it offers than chance to spot migrant birds making landfall on this long spit jutting into the North Sea. Among the commoner warblers, chats and …

Birds

Britain's 10 most spectacular hikes

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

Breakfast

The insiders’ guide to finding a cheaper holiday in 2016

<b>Cheap flights</b><p>• Savvy travellers know to delete their browser history because prices can increase based on the number of times you re-enter a particular website, says Phil Bloomfield, spokesperson at Cheapflights.co.uk. The company’s data shows that the cheapest days to book are Tuesdays, generally …

Long Haul

One batch of preserved lemons, four different recipes

When I first discovered the pleasingly deep, citrussy undertone preserved lemon brings to recipes I became a little bit obsessed with it, and worked my way through a whole jar in no time at all. It’s a traditional ingredient in North African cooking, where it’s used in tagines, but I find myself …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

Dessert

The 19 best Greek islands

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

Double-Dark Chicken Noodle Soup

8 Servings<p>Our best-ever chicken soup begins with wings, which have a high skin-to-meat ratio. Browning the wings results in lots of caramelized nooks and crannies that imbue the stock with a deep, savory flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>March …

Cooking

Albóndigas in Red Chile Sauce

8 Servings<p>In case you were wondering, albóndigas is the Spanish word for meatball. These prove that the Italians aren’t the only players in the game.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Albóndigas<p>1 poblano chile<p>1 small white onion, coarsely chopped<p>2 cloves garlic cloves<p>½ cup (packed) arugula leaves<p>½ cup …

Thai Beef with Basil

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Basil is wilted like a leafy green in this thai beef stir fry recipe, then added raw at the end for a double dose of its aromatic flavor.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>2 red chiles, thinly …

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One-Skillet Dinner: Chicken Spanakopita Pot Pie

The first time I tasted spanakopita, I was 10 years old and eating at a buffet lined with trays of leathery mystery meats, swamped in gloppy, gray-brown sauces. I remember finally coming upon one dish that looked different, in a good way. The top, not yet cracked, was a sheet of flaky golden …

Hot damn! It's your favourite hot chocolate in London

<i>The best cups of hot brown goo, as picked by you.</i><p>Said: Soho<p>A photo posted by امير الافي Ameer Alavy (@ameeralavy) on Nov 3, 2015 at 8:49am PST<p>'A …

England

US Travel Posters by Steven Thomas for Print Collection

Print Collection is a company that produces museum-style quality prints for your home. With summer just around the bend, they’ve released a special …

Confronting Threats to Virunga, Africa's Oldest Park

Rangers in new documentary risk their lives to protect the national park.<p>As filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel arrived in New York recently for the debut of <i>Virunga</i>, his new feature-length documentary, he turned on his phone to a slew of urgent messages. Seven thousand miles away, in the war-ravaged …

Walking holidays: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

This week's winning tip<p><b>Mountain highs</b><p>The high-altitude resort of Obergurgl in the Austrian Tyrol comes into its own during late spring and summer as a destination for a walking holiday. Hiking trails are well marked and vary in length from a gentle stroll to challenging all-day routes over the high …