Recipes tagged with: easy

    Almond and Cranberry Biscotti

    Almond and Cranberry Biscotti

    Biscotti are very easy to make and keep in an airtight container for weeks. Replace the cranberries in the recipe with more almonds if you prefer not to add the fruit. Or add other types of nuts of dried fruit. Just watch the temperature of the oven when drying out the biscotti so as to make sure the cranberries do not burn.

    • Time: 5 minutes to prepare. 60 minutes cooking time.
    • Complexity: easy

    Almond, Lemon and Polenta cake

    Almond, Lemon and Polenta cake

    A light and moist cake made with fine cornmeal (polenta) and ground almonds. If you use gluten free baking powder then the cake is completely gluten free. Try using limes or oranges instead of lemon. I used the spare lemon juice mixed with icing sugar to make a drizzle icing for the top.

    • Time: 15 minutes to mix and 1 hour to cook
    • Complexity: 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

    Brazil Nut Roast

    Brazil Nut Roast

    One of the mainstay, classic recipe's of the early vegetarian movement. This was one of the most popular main courses that I used to make in the 80's when I owned and ran a vegetarian restaurant. It is also a delicious way for vegans to ensure that they add plenty of protein to their diet. You can adapt this recipe for any type of nut that you fancy and also try changing the vegetables and herbs that you use. Grating the vegetables keeps it light and prevents it being the chaffy, dry creation so mocked in the past. If you are not bothered about the recipe being vegan, use butter instead of the oil. Add a beaten egg too, it will be even lighter.

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

    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 about 12 generous portions. 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

    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

    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.

    • Time: 40 minutes plus cooling time
    • 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