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Mince pies with clementine curd and mascarpone

These mince pies from Quince House Cookery School in Surrey have a tangy citrus curd filling<p>MAKES<p>30<p><b>For the curd</b><p>3 clementines<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 1 lime<br>• 175g caster sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1 egg yolk<br>• 50g butter<p><b>For the pastry</b><p>500g plain flour<br>• 175g icing sugar<br>• 380g cold butter, diced<br>• Zest and juice of 1 orange<br>• 1 egg<br>• 300g mincemeat<br>• 100g …

Chicken & leek pot pies

Individual shortcrust pastry pies with chicken in a cheese, leek and chive sauce. Comfort food at its best.<p>Ingredients<p>25g butter<br>• 3 leeks, washed and …

Recipes

Bert Greene's Potato Scallion Cakes (Fritterra)

<i>Leftover mashed potatoes get a new lease on life—and you get a morning-after Thanksgiving breakfast you'll actually want to cook (and eat).</i><p>Come Friday, you will have leftover mashed potatoes.<p>Because you know that running out is the worst thing that can happen on Thursday, second only to dropping …

Chocolate Fudge In 90 seconds only 3 Ingredients

Apple Cranberry Crumble Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 686

British Curry Awards: the five best curry recipes

Tonight the annual British Curry Awards, or "Curry Oscars", take place in London. Celebrate by cooking one of the five top curry recipes by Telegraph chefs and writers<p><b>Simple Goan fish curry recipe</b><p>Our food writer Diana Henry has adapted many of her curry recipes to suit those occasions when “I have …

Speedy weeknight suppers: chorizo with leeks, lentils and cider

Chorizo cooked with leeks and lentils makes for a quick and rustic dinner<p>Over the last decade chorizo has become a much loved part of the British culinary landscape. Once an ingredient only found in paella made by someone dedicated enough to visit a specialist deli, it is now a staple in many …

How to Make Potato Gratin Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: You don't need a recipe to make</i> <i>the ultimate holiday side: creamy, perfect potato gratin.</i><p>Have you ever had a …

Warm the cooking pot with veg from a winter garden

Don’t be deterred by the chilled air outside; productive beds in colder months will keep your soil – and stomach – happy<p>Winter vegetables are the prime reason to venture out into a bitterly cold garden. Eye-catching rows of <b>sprouts</b>, <b>leeks</b> and <b>cabbages</b> highlighted by the low winter light and frost …

Thanksgiving meals in London

Let’s hear it for the ‘special relationship’! With a huge number of US expats living in London, it’s no wonder many London restaurants …

Cooking

How to make the perfect onion bhajis

Can another member of the fritter family beat the onion bhaji, do you eat them as a starter or a snack, and what do you serve with them?<p>The onion bhaji was probably my first introduction to the joys of Indian food back in the late 80s, so I feel I owe this simple snack a considerable debt of …

Alan Titchmarsh: I'd rather have a pork pie than a stir-fry

We now have such a variety of food in this country, but there’s still nothing to beat those traditional regional recipes that have stood the test – and taste – of time<p>There is good news and bad news for all British foodies with a fondness for local fare: the good news is that chicken tikka masala …

How to cook the perfect Lancashire hotpot

One of the great stews of the world, Lancashire hotpot is a dish that makes a virtue of simplicity. The name, often assumed to refer to the cooking vessel used (traditionally a tall, straight-sided earthenware pot) is actually more likely to be connected what lies within, which originally would …

Foodily Blog

zucchini parmesan crisps

Sometimes, I think the internet is trying to tell me something. Well, most days, <i>many</i> things, such as why nobody should ever, ever click on a certain …

Potted histories: fish and chips

We think of fish and chips as the ultimate British dish, but our favourite seaside treat was born of immigration<p>Poor old fish and chips. Once upon a time, no trip to the seaside or payday was complete without this mouthwatering combination of crunchy golden fish and soft, fluffy, fried potatoes. …

Spaghetti carbonara recipe

Skip the cream and simply use cheese and eggs to create a perfect carbonara<p>The key to this is to try to make sure that the sauce is a loose, but rich, texture, and that you stir everything really well together so every strand of pasta is coated, adding enough pasta water to make it</b> …

Italian Food

Coconut Oil Brownies

Coconut oil has become more popular for baking in the past year or so. Not only is it a relatively healthy fat, but it is more widely available than …

Ridiculously Easy Lentil Soup

<i>This quick and easy vegan lentil soup tastes like it’s cooked for hours, but with a pressure cooker, it can be on the table in about 30 minutes.</i> …

The Best Strategies for Rolling Out Pie Crust and Cookie Dough

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Are pastry cloths and rolling pin covers necessary, or do you just need a heavy</i> …

Cranberry, pumpkin seed & caramel flapjacks

Salted butter balances the sweetness of the caramel and dried fruit in this indulgent traybake made from rolled oats<p>Ingredients<p>250g pack salted …

Dessert

How to make perfect french toast

French toast, despite the saucy-sounding name, is an eminently practical dish, designed to transform an elderly loaf into a delicious dessert; hence the French – and for many centuries, English – term pain perdu.<p>As well as the rather more homely "eggy bread", it is also known in English as "poor …

Speedy weeknight suppers: chicken with mushrooms and tarragon

The bittersweet tarragon in this dish cuts through the mustard and cream to give a lovely piquancy to the chicken.<p>Serve with a pile of fluffy mash and some bright green beans or spinach, or pasta.<p><i>Serves 2</i><p>2 chicken breasts, skin on<p>1 onion<p>2 large field mushrooms<p>170ml double cream<p>150ml white wine<p>1 tsp …

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef Stew

From using the wrong cut of beef to overthickening the stew, the most common ways home cooks ruin beef stew<p>It's stew season! We've been taking advantage of the chill in the air, and making warm, cozy dishes like chili, posole, and chicken stew for dinner. But there's one stew to rule them all: beef …