Recipes

Fluffy Cakes

Fluffy Cakes Makes 30 to 36 These choux-type pastries can be filled with custard or Chantilly cream but are also very nice just by themselves. They are traditionally made in the Azores for the Carnival season. Ingredients 350 g/12 oz flour 30 g/1 oz granulated sugar 300 ml/½ pint liquid …

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Mini Burgers with Aprons

MINI BURGERS WITH APRONS MAKES 4 COOKING TIME: 20 MINUTES DIFFICULTY: ✪ ✪  4 mini rolls 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tbsp mayonnaise 50 g mozzarella cheese 50 g Cheddar cheese 4 (50-g) mini burger patties (use ready-made or make them yourself from mixed minced meat) 1 handful ice cubes …

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Strawberry Jam with Dark Chocolate

Quick Strawberry Jam with Dark Chocolate   Makes 1 jar Difficulty * Preparation time: 10 minutes plus cooling time Ingredients 250 g/2 cups ripe strawberries 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 200 g/⅞ cup jam sugar 40 g/1½ oz vegan dark chocolate (45–55 % cocoa solids) Instructions Wash, pat dry …

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Cloud 9 Cupcakes

Cloud Nine Rose Cupcakes I love to make these cupcakes from the late spring until December when my roses finally give up their heavenly blooms and retire for the winter. If you dip some rose petals in beaten egg white and sugar and dry them you can sprinkle them over …

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VEGETABLE PIZZA

Pizza is such a classic that is simple to make and absolutely delicious. Top your pizzas with whatever you prefer – Mediterranean vegetables, mushrooms, olives, even artichoke or squash, but don’t forget to add mozzarella. MAKES 2 For the dough • 500 g plain (all-purpose) flour • 20 g potato …

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Portobello Mushroom Panini

Portobello Mushroom Panini with herb pesto Makes 4 panini Barbecuing time 15 minutes Preparation time 20 minutes For the herb pesto 200 g herbs (fresh or frozen) 1 handful fresh basil 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp cashew nuts 16 tbsp olive oil 3 tsp salt For the  pickled onion 2 …

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Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

Chocolate Orange Marble Cake For one 900 g/2 lb loaf tin Difficulty * Preparation time: 20 minutes plus 55–65 minutes baking time 1–2 large, untreated orange(s), for grated zest and juice 250 g/11/8cup soft vegan margarine 125 g/generous ½ cup sugar 1 large pinch salt 290 g/2½ cups light wheat …

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Pulled Beef Skewers

PULLED BEEF SKEWERS MAKES 12 COOKING TIME: 10 MINUTES DIFFICULTY: ✪ ✪ ✪ 1 loaf white bread 300 g pulled beef 5 radishes 1. Remove the crust from the loaf and break up the crumb into bite-sized pieces. 2. Pierce the pieces with skewers and cover each piece with about …

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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob with lime & coriander butter Makes 4 corn cobs Barbecuing time 20 minutes Preparation time 15 minutes   for the butter ¼ bunch fresh coriander 50 g vegan butter 2 tsp lime zest 1 tsp salt Extras 4 heads fresh sweetcorn 1 lime There is …

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