Recipes tagged with: easy

Apricot and Brazil Nut Loaf

Apricot and Brazil Nut Loaf

This loaf is very easy to make. Try swapping the apricots and the brazil nuts for dates and walnuts, or anything else you fancy. Nice sliced and served with butter.

  • Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes ( including baking time)
  • Complexity: very easy

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat flour is gluten free and has a delicious nutty flavour.  In Brittany, France the buckwheat pancake is a regional speciality. Although delicious with a sweet filling, such as stewed apples, you cannot beat a savoury filled buckwheat pancake... bacon and egg .... smoked salmon and creme fraiche.....ham and melted cheese....

  • Time: 15 minutes plus 10 minutes resting time for the batter if possible
  • Complexity: easy

Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets

Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets

Tasty chicken that can be oven baked or fried. The chicken can be left marinading overnight if you want to save time.

  • Time: 30 minutes (plus 2 hrs marinading time)
  • Complexity: easy

Buttermilk Rusks

Buttermilk Rusks

This is a traditional South African recipe which is also similar to a Suffolk rusk. Given to me by my husbands cousin; Peta Gale, and handed down through the family. The rusk is an early morning ritual, dipped into a cup of tea! This recipe makes about 50 small rusks that will keep in an airtight container for weeks.

  • Time: 2 hours including drying out time
  • Complexity: very 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

Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Chocolate and pecans are delicious together but you can try using hazelnuts or walnuts instead. If you don't want to use nuts then substitute the same weight of chocolate drops in place of the nuts. This 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.

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

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

Crunchies

Crunchies

These delicious buttery and crispy oat biscuits are legendary in South Africa. Although they look like flapjack they are a completely different in texture and have just a hint of saltiness to the coconut crunch. Use a 20cm x 30cm deep baking the tray which when baked will cut into about 20 pieces.

  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Date Slices

Date Slices

This recipe really stands the test of time and I have been making it since the late 1970's! It is oat based and has no added sugar in the date filling. Made with a dairy free fat such as Vitalite then it is also dairy free. What with all the current rage of clean eating, vegan and sugar free cakes, breakfast bars and superfoods then I suggest that you just give this old fashioned recipe a try. Apples, apricots and prunes all work well in the filling. Just substitute half and half or all.

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Devilled Crab with Hot Avocado

Devilled Crab with Hot Avocado

Make ahead for a dinner party and just pop into the oven when required. Makes six individual gratins or one large dish.

  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Durban Chicken Curry

Durban Chicken Curry

A hot and spicy chicken curry, originating from Durban, South Africa. Unlike traditional Indian recipes, a Durban curry does not usually include cream, milk, yoghurt or nuts, and very little butter or ghee is used. In Durban oil is used, with a lot of chilli, cumin and coriander and the vibrant colour comes from the tomatoes. Potatoes are added too. This curry is always best the next day and in Durban might be served as a Bunny Chow, in a hollowed out loaf of bread.

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

A delicious fragrant cordial, capturing the taste of summer. You must pick the elderflowers on a dry, warm and sunny day, when the flower heads are fully open.  They must be perfect, with no trace of brown blossoms. Do not wash them so make sure that you pick them from an area where they are unikely to have been contaminated by wildlife or passing vehicles.

The cordial will keep for several weeks in a cool pantry, several months in the fridge or alternatively freeze in plastic containers and it will keep for a year.

Citric acid is available from chemists and DIY wine making suppliers.

 

  • Time: Preparation time 30 minutes. Steeping time 24hrs.
  • Complexity: easy

Granola

Granola

A toasted muesli, nice with fresh fruit and yoghurt for a vegetarian breakfast, this is a very adaptable recipe using any grains, seeds and nuts that you fancy.

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Halloumi Cheese

Halloumi Cheese

Halloumi cheese cooks very well on the barbecue as it doesn't melt into a puddle as soon as it hits the heat. I prefer to cut quite large cubes of cheese so it doesn't fall between the grid on the barbecue into the fire. Marinade in lemon, garlic and oregano. Skewers work too, although halloumi is prone to break when you try to turn them over. Grill to form a lovely brown crust.

  • Time: 10 minutes plus cooking time of about 10 minutes.
  • Complexity: very easy