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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 but simple to make - and much tastier than the ones in the shops. Use very good stock for the best flavour.

  • 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. The brownies are deliciously gooey in the middle. 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 with buttercream filling. Simple as that. I'm taking this one with me on a picnic.

  • 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