Recipes starting with C

    Caponata

    Caponata

    A delicious piquant aubergine dish originating from Sicily. Sicilians all have their own version of this slightly salt, sour and sweet dish, with many variations depending on what vegetables are available. Fennel is very good in place of the celery. Serve hot or cold, but never straight from the fridge!

    • Time: 60 minutes
    • Complexity: medium

    Carrot and Coriander Soup

    Carrot and Coriander Soup

    A soup for all seasons that's full of herb flavour - and much tastier than the ones in the shops.

    • Time: 35 minutes
    • Complexity: very easy

    Carrot and Orange Cake

    Carrot and Orange Cake

    Carrot cake doesn't get much lighter and moister than this! Cut into bars or squares you will get 12 generous slices. The cream cheese topping is only lightly sweetened, but if you have a sweet tooth just add more icing sugar. The cake will keep well in an airtight container for up to a week, without the icing.

    • Time: 15 minutes to prepare. 40 minutes cooking time.
    • Complexity: easy

    Ceviche

    Ceviche

    This is a Martin Morales Ceviche recipe. Taught to us when he came to Aldeburgh in Suffolk. A lovely light starter. The fish must be really fresh.

    • Time: 15 minutes
    • Complexity: easy

    Cheese Scones

    Cheese Scones

    Cheese scones are very easy and quick to make. The secret is to handle the dough as lightly as possible and not overwork or over roll it.

    • Time: 10 minutes to prepare 25 minutes to make
    • Complexity: very easy

    Cheesy Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

    Cheesy Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

    This is just one of the best vegetarian scotch eggs you will ever eat!  Quite a claim I know but I created this recipe when I ran my own vegetarian restaurant in the 80's.  It has stood the test of time and still gets lots of oohs and ahhs when you put them on the table. Worth making lots because its a little bit of a fiddle to do just a few. Promise that they will all get eaten!

    • Time: allow 1 hour
    • Complexity: medium

    Chocolate Fondant

    Chocolate Fondant

    Chocolate Fondant recipe courtesy of local chef Steve Robson. Delicious served with a spiced blackberry compote. Make the day before and leave in the fridge overnight. Allow to come back to room temperature before baking.

    • Time: 30 minutes
    • Complexity: very easy

    Chocolate Pecan Brownies

    Chocolate Pecan Brownies

    Chocolate and pecans are delicious together but you can substitute the same weight of chocolate chunks in place of the pecan nuts if you prefer. This traditional recipe uses a whisked sponge method where it is important to try and keep all the air that you have whisked into the mixture from escaping. A light touch is best, so fold carefully. Check out the chocolate, hazelnut and buckwheat brownie recipe for a fab gluten free recipe.

    • Time: 20 minutes to prepare. 25 minutes to bake.
    • Complexity: medium

    Chocolate, Roasted Hazelnut and Buckwheat Brownies

    Chocolate, Roasted Hazelnut and Buckwheat Brownies

    These gluten free brownies are rich and nutty with a delicious fudgy centre.  Buckwheat flour is available from most supermarkets. You can buy ready roasted hazelnuts or toast your own in the pre-heated oven, on a baking tray for 15 minutes.

    • Time: 20 minutes to prepare plus 40 minutes cooking time.
    • Complexity: medium

    Cod, Salmon and Prawn Pie

    Cod, Salmon and Prawn Pie

    A simple fish pie that can be adapted using any fish that you fancy. Smoked haddock is delicious as an alternative. Try scattering some grated Cheddar across the potato before cooking. Or save time by replacing the potato with ready rolled puff pastry.

    • Time: 20 minutes to prepare plus 30 minutes cooking time.
    • Complexity: medium

    Coffee Sponge Cake with a Coffee Buttercream filling.

    Coffee Sponge Cake with a Coffee Buttercream filling.

    A traditonal iced coffee sponge cake. Simple as that. I made four but this recipe will make you one!

    • Time: 40 minutes plus cooling time
    • Complexity: medium

    Couer a la Creme

    Couer a la Creme

    A delicious cream cheese dessert to serve with fruit, particularly summer berries. Named after the heart shaped moulds they are traditionally made in. You will need a piece of muslin to line the moulds, although if you don't want to turn the creams out, don't worry.

    • Time: 30 minutes plus overnight chilling
    • Complexity: very easy

    Crab Linguine

    Crab Linguine

    A quick and easy crab recipe which serves eight as a starter, or four as a large main course.

    • Time: 20 minutes
    • Complexity: very easy

    Cranberry and Orange Muffins

    Cranberry and Orange Muffins

    Perfect at Christmas time when fresh cranberries are in the shops. Use the fresh fruit to provide an even juicer centre to the muffins.

    • Time: 35 minutes
    • Complexity: easy

    Crepes Suzette

    Crepes Suzette

    You can't beat a thin and delicate crepe oozing with juicy oranginess. Perfect as a hot pudding on a cold day, this recipe can be made ahead and the filled crepes just popped into the pan at the last minute to add the flambe touch!

    • Time: 30 mins
    • Complexity: easy