Steamed Cranberry Roly-Poly

Ingredients: 175g fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed) 1 tbsp icing sugar 2 tbsp cranberry sauce or jelly 300g self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting 140g dried suet 85g caster sugar finely grated zest 1 orange 175-200ml milk custard , to serve Instructions:  To make the filling, warm the cranberries and icing sugar together in a saucepan until the fruits begin to soften. Increase the … Continue reading Steamed Cranberry Roly-Poly

Gatte Curry & Dumplings

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: For the dumplings 1 cup besan / gram flour ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed ¼ tsp carom seeds/bishop’s weed ¼ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp red chilli powder A pinch of  asafoetida ¼ tsp salt 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter 2 tbsp curd / yogurt Water For the gravy  2 tbsp oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves 1 bay leaf ½ tsp fennel seeds A pinch of asafoetida 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger garlic paste ¼ tsp turmeric 1 tsp   red chilli powder ½ tsp coriander powder ¼ tsp cumin powder … Continue reading Gatte Curry & Dumplings

Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail

Ingredients: For the rhubarb syrup:  85g caster sugar 300g chopped rhubarb For the cocktail:  100ml vodka 100ml rhubarb syrup (see above) 1 length rhubarb 30ml advocaat 75ml lemonade   Instructions: To make the rhubarb syrup, put the caster sugar in a saucepan with 75ml water. Heat very gently, so the sugar disappears but the water doesn’t bubble. Tip in the chopped rhubarb, cover with a … Continue reading Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail

Meatloaf Recipe

Ingredients: 750g/1lb 10oz lean beef mince 175g/6oz pork sausage meat 1 egg, beaten 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon sage leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon mustard 1 heaped tablespoon tomato purée 110g/4oz fresh breadcrumbs ½ tsp paprika salt and freshly ground black pepper   Method: Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix … Continue reading Meatloaf Recipe

Caraway Seed Loaf Cake

Ingredients: 170g golden caster sugar 170g butter, softened 3 large eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract 170g self-raising flour 45g ground almonds 4 tbsp milk 4 tsp caraway seeds 1 tbsp demerara sugar 1 tbsp flaked almonds Method: Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with baking parchment. Beat the caster sugar and butter using an electric whisk or wooden spoon. Whisk … Continue reading Caraway Seed Loaf Cake

Onion Bread

Ingredients: Makes 1 loaf 1 large onion, chopped or thinly sliced 2 tbsp olive oil salt 500g strong flour 1 tsp salt 25 g fresh yeast 1 bunch spring onion leaves, finely chopped 320 ml warm water Rosemary (optional) Method: In a frying pan heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion until soft and caramelised. Season with salt and set aside to cool. In a … Continue reading Onion Bread