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These are the wines to have with your Easter dinner

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We usually know exactly what we want for our big Easter meal, but we’re often less confident about which wines to serve with what; now South African winemaker Nederburg has the answer for you… Nederburg has a range of wines called 56Hundred, named for the 5600 guilders that the founder Philippus Wolvaart paid in 1791 for the farm in Paarl ...

Midnight Chocolate Passion Cake

Food Waste Philosophy - Shane Jordan - JG-11

A raw food, meat-free chef and education practitioner who creates imaginative meals from surplus food and food in its natural state? Yes please! We’re very excited to see what Shane Jordan has up his chef’s sleeve and this raspberry-topped cake is just the start… Shane has written Food Waste Philosophy to help people see that the off-cuts and peelings they discard ...

Honey, olive oil and orange cake

honey, olive oil and orange cake

Chef Philippa Davis devised this delicious cake recipe for Hive & Keeper honeys, a subscription service that delivers raw limited edition honey to your door from British beekeepers… This cake is great when paired with a good espresso coffee. Ingredients: 150g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 150g cup ground almonds 3 eggs 100g caster sugar 100ml extra virgin olive oil ...

Tom’s Kitchen Mince Pies

Photo credit: David Griffen

Right, only three weekends before it all kicks off so time to get baking. We’re loving this mince pie recipe from top chef Tom Aikens (although if you really can’t bear the thought of making your own, here’s our mince pie suggestion for shop-bought) Makes minimum 24 Ingredients: Mince Meat  325g-cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped 115g shredded suet 150g raisins ...

How about this Christmas Pudding recipe for Stir Up Sunday?

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While the term ‘Stir Up Sunday’ originates in an Anglican prayer, the common meaning is now the last Sunday before advent when folks make their Christmas puddings and then have maturing nicely to be heated up and brought to the table on Christmas day… Here’s a wee recipe from Trex to get you started, but do change according to your ...

Salted Caramel Popcorn Apples

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Right, folks, we know what you need this weekend. You need toffee apples with a difference, you need toffee apples dipped in Metcalfe’s skinny Salted Caramel popcorn… Ingredients: 500g shop bought dairy toffees 50ml double cream 1/4 tsp good quality rock salt (crushed) 8 apples & 8 lollipop sticks Metcalfe’s skinny Salted Caramel Popcorn  Wash the apples under a hot ...

Grain-Free Pumpkin Cake with Cashew Butter Cream

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This seasonal cake recipe by Lisa Roukin, in conjunction with The Groovy Food Company, is packed with nutritional ingredients and is perfect for serving to friends at Halloween for a guilt-free treat… Serves 12 Ingredients: 8 Large Eggs 1 Large Carrot (Peeled and Grated) 200g Canned Pumpkin Puree (You Can Freeze Half of the Can for Next Time) 200g The Groovy ...

Autumn Crumble Cake

11-01 Trex apple & blackberry crumble cake

There’s nothing like delicious seasonal apples and blackberries to remind you of the delights of autumn. Make this crumble cake and serve warm as a pudding with custard or cold as a cake with lots of cockle-warming tea… Ingredients: A little Trex, for greasing 150g Wholemeal self-raising flour 150g Porridge oats ¼ tsp Salt 150g Trex 100g Light muscovado sugar 1 ...

Torta di Riso

Amira Rice Dishes (2nd October 2013)

A traditional Italian dessert, Torta di Riso is a chilled baked rice pudding cake. In this delicious recipe Amira Pure basmati is flavoured with the classic combination of orange and dark chocolate… Serves 6-8 Prep 30 minutes, plus cooling Cook 45 minutes Ingredients: for the torta di riso: 25g butter, melted 2 tbsp dry fine polenta 1 litre whole milk ...

Salty Cookies from Chocolate and Love

Homemade chocolate chip cookies with milk

There are companies that it is really very easy to fall in love with and Chocolate and Love is one of them. Organic, Fairtrade, delicious and packaged beautifully, the company’s chocolate is an expression of true love so let a little of that love seep into your life with these delightfully moreish cookies… This lovely chewy cookie is packed with ...