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

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

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