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Slow Roast Pork Belly

What could be better than a slow roasted pork belly dish? Perfect as the main part of a Sunday dinner or to keep aside as sandwich fillings. I suggest an overnight marinade, I often prepare it in the morning and leave it in the fridge…

Maple Chicken ‘n’ Ribs

You need no more than a few minutes to load up a couple of freezer bags with ribs and chicken, oils and marinades and then, after a day or so's untroublesome marinating in the fridge, you tip out the contents into a roasting tray and slot…

Basic Pizza Dough

This is a simple, versatile, Italian-style dough that can be chilled or frozen to store, then shaped and cooked by oven or barbecue. Ingredients: 500g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt ½ tsp dried yeast (not…

Tartar Sauce

A must-have for fish and chips, fishcakes and a fish finger sandwich, tartar sauce is a quick and easy sauce to knock up at home. Ingredients: 200ml mayonnaise 3 tbsp capers, drained and chopped 3 tbsp gherkins, drained and chopped 1…

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

Making puff pastry is a labour of love, but the flaky, buttery result is such a treat. You can't beat sausage rolls made with homemade pastry. Ingredients: For the puff pastry 550g plain flour, plus extra for dusting ¾ tsp salt…

Home Made Sausage Meat

Homemade sausage meat is easy to make and can be used in a variety of foods from sausage rolls to sausage plait and pork stuffing. Ingredients: 2 tsp dried mixed herbs Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 700g minced pork 1…

Self-Raising Flour

If, like me, you live abroad then you will probably find it difficult to find self-raising flour. Here is a quick and easy way to make your own when needed.

Home Made Pizza Sauce

A good tomato sauce can make or break the homemade pizza. While it is easy to think you can't screw up a basic tomato sauce anyone who has eaten a homemade pizza knows this simply isn't true!

Madhur Jaffrey’s Chicken Tikka Masala

There is nothing better than tucking into a warm plate of comfort food after a hard day and what better way to satisfy this craving than with a classic chicken tikka masala? Chicken tikka is a classic Indian dish but chicken tikka masala…

Spicy Fried Chicken

This is a quick and simple recipe for Asian style spicy fried chicken. It is a little like a hot version of sweet & sour chicken Hong Kong style you find in Chinese take away restaurants in the England. To begin with, start cooking…