RecipesDish typeStartersThis is my sister-in-law& 39;s recipe for Char Siu Bao, or Chinese steamed buns with BBQ pork. You can make your own Chinese BBQ pork or you can buy it in some Chinese shops.34 people made thisIngredientsServes: 24 1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast225ml lukewarm water560g plain flour4 tablespoons caster sugar2 tablespoons margarine or vegetable oil125ml boiling water2 tablespoons sesame oil2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 spring onion, thinly sliced1 clove garlic, minced225g Chinese barbecued pork, cubed2 tablespoons light soy sauce2 tablespoons oyster sauce1 tablespoon caster sugar1 tablespoon cornflour2 tablespoons waterMethodPrep:3hr ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:3hr15minPlace the warm water in a large bowl, and sprinkle the yeast over the top.
Category Traditional recipes
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefCuts of beefSteakStewing steakThis dish originates from Hungary, it& 39;s a very filling dish when served with mashed/boiled potatoes and veg.Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK145 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 level tablespoons plain flour3 level tablespoons paprika1 level teaspoon salt1/2 level teaspoon black pepper900g diced stewing or braising steak1 onion, finely chopped8 rashers rindless, smoked back bacon2 tablespoons olive oil2 level teaspoons mixed dried herbs400g tin chopped tomatoes300ml waterflat leaf parsley to garnishMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:2hr ›Ready in:2hr30minPut the flour, paprika, salt and pepper into a large food bag.
RecipesDish typeStartersA wonderful Mexican-inspired salsa, full of black beans, sweetcorn, tomatoes and onion. Chill 24 hours before serving if you have time and serve with tortilla crisps.213 people made thisIngredientsServes: 40 3 (400g) tins black beans, drained and rinsed1 (340g) tin sweetcorn, drained1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes, partially drained2 tomatoes, diced2 bunches spring onions, chopped1 to 2 green chillies, seeded and minced1 bunch fresh coriander, finely choppedMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minIn a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
RecipesDish typeSoupBean and lentil soupBean soupYou can& 39;t go wrong with this recipe. Serve this refreshing summer soup chilled with tortilla crisps and a dollop of yoghurt on top.22 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 (400g) tin black beans, rinsed and drained4 tablespoons tomato salsa dip450ml (16 fl oz) water1 (200g) punnet cherry tomatoes1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin1 teaspoon caster sugarMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minDrain and rinse black beans, placing 1 tablespoon black beans aside for later use.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsTreacle tartThis is a lovely dessert. A drop of double cream or a ball of ice cream goes extremely well with this.Recipe by:Surrey, England, UK6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 Pastry360g plain flour180g unsalted butter100g caster sugar1 pinch salt2 egg yolksFilling300g golden syrup50g dark treacle150g fresh bread crumbs1/2 teaspoon ground gingerzest and juice of 1 lemon1 pinch saltMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40minMake the sweet pastry.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken breastStuffed chicken breastsThis is lovely, a nice change from the usual chicken stuffed with cheese. Something different - very impressive if having guests for dinner!Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK153 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 chicken breasts4 slices black puddingsalt and pepper to season8 rashers back baconMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minPreheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeMain courseRisotto This is a lovely creamy nettle risotto; make the most of this great, free ingredient.Recipe by:Northamptonshire, England, UK1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 2 250g arborio rice1 litre chicken or vegetable stock1 medium onion, chopped4 tbsp nettle soup1 clove of garlic, chopped1 medium eggMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40minLightly fry the onion in the olive oil until it is translucent, and then put the garlic in and cook for 2 minutes.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeBerry cheesecakeBlueberry cheesecakeThis luscious cheesecake is topped with blueberries, and can be made any time of the year thanks to frozen blueberries. Use fresh blueberries if in season!106 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 85g digestive biscuit crumbs2 tablespoons caster sugar4 tablespoons melted butter450g cream cheese, softened250ml soured cream150g caster sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons plain flour4 eggs300g frozen blueberries5 tablespoons blueberry preservesMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr30minCombine biscuit crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and butter.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsQuicheVery quick to prepare and economical. For a slight difference 55g (2 oz) grated Cheddar cheese could be added as well.Recipe by:Fife, Scotland, UK41 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 3 slices bacon2 pork or beef sausages1 tablespoon olive oil1 large onion, chopped280g (10oz) plain flour140g (5oz) margarine or butter3 tablespoons water2 eggs225ml (8 fl oz) double cream60ml (2 fl oz) full fat milk1 pinch salt1 pinch ground black pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:30min resting › Ready in:1hr5minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken breastA light chicken salad recipe.31 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 75g diced cooked chicken breast meat2 tablespoons soy sauce3 tablespoons rice vinegar1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar120ml groundnut oil3 spring onions, minced90g ramen noodles - cooked, drained and chilledMethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:10min › Ready in:20minIn a small bowl combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and peanut oil.
RecipesDish typeStartersMezeEnjoy this version of cool, creamy tzatziki made with low-fat yoghurt.182 people made thisIngredientsServes: 40 900g low-fat Greek yoghurt1/2 cucumber with peel, grated1 clove garlic, pressed2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 teaspoons grated lemon zest3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:8hr chilling › Ready in:8hr10minStir together yoghurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl.
RecipesDish typeCakeMini cakesCupcakesVanilla cupcakesThese plain cupcakes are delicious and simple!18 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 125g self-raising flour125g butter, softened125g caster sugar2 tablespoons milk2 eggs1 drop vanilla extractMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:20minSet oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodShellfishSquidA typical dish from the Philippines known as Adobong pusit. It& 39;s made with fresh squid rings, garlic, vinegar, tomato and soy sauce.8 people made thisIngredientsServes: 5 1kg squid, cleaned and cut into rings125ml white vinegar120ml watersalt and ground black pepper to taste2 tablespoons olive oil1 small onion, minced2 cloves garlic, minced1 tomato, chopped1 tablespoon soy sauceMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50minCombine the squid, vinegar and water in a small pot over medium heat; season with salt and pepper.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenMuch like saltimbocca, this dish is heavenly - chicken smothered in Parmesan cheese, rolled with mozzarella and prosciutto and baked in white wine.307 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets40g grated Parmesan cheese1 clove garlic, finely chopped4 teaspoons butter100g thinly sliced prosciutto280g full fat mozzarella cheese, sliced75ml white wine4 tablespoons olive oil1 pinch black pepperMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minPreheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeNew York cheesecakeThis New York-style cheesecake is fail-safe and unbelievably delicious.103 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 125g digestive biscuit crumbs4 tablespoons caster sugar75g butter, melted675g cream cheese, room temperature200g caster sugar4 eggs, room temperature1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon cream of tartar475ml soured cream1 teaspoon vanilla extract100g caster sugarMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:55min ›Extra time:6hr chilling › Ready in:7hr35minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSaladSalad dressing Blue Cheese dressing has many uses. And it& 39;s gorgeous on a crisp green salad with garlic croutons, cherry tomatoes and chicken breast fillets.120 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 225g (8 oz) mayonnaise2 tablespoons minced onion1 tablespoon minced garlic1 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped110ml (4 fl oz) soured cream1 tablespoon lemon juice1 tablespoon white wine vinegar80g (3 oz) blue cheese, crumbledsalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minIn a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsOrange dessertsThis is an old Chinese favourite for dessert. Unsweetened soya milk can be substituted for milk.12 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 125g caster sugar350ml milk1 1/2 sachets (14g) unflavoured powdered gelatine500ml boiling water2 teaspoons almond extract1 (310g) tin mandarin oranges, undrainedMethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr10minWhisk the sugar into the milk in a mixing bowl until dissolved.
RecipesDish typeBreadWhite breadThis simple white bread is shaped like an alligator for loads of family fun. Great for children& 39;s parties. You can easily shape it into any animal you like, as this dough lends itself well to handling and doesn& 39;t rise uncontrollably and distort your animal& 39;s shape.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseMushrooms are stuffed with Gorgonzola and topped with grilled onion slices to make a stunning starter or side dish for any barbecue.75 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 500g (1 lb) fresh mushrooms, stems removed225g (8 oz) Gorgonzola3 medium onions, sliced into rings4 tablespoons olive oilMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:25minPreheat barbecue for high heat, and lightly oil cooking grate.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesItalian pizzelles made with aniseed oil. This recipe makes a very large batch.9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 120 12 eggs400g caster sugar475ml vegetable oil1/2 teaspoon aniseed oil2 tablespoons whisky500g plain flourMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:8hr chilling › Ready in:8hr45minIn a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, aniseed oil and whisky until well blended.
RecipesDish typeCakeMini cakesMuffinsFruit muffinsBlueberry muffinsClassic blueberry muffins.177 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 200g (7 oz) plain flour140g (5 oz) fresh blueberries1 egg white1 tablespoon rapeseed oil110ml (4 fl oz) skimmed milk2 tablespoons butter, melted1 dessertspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt100g (4 oz) caster sugarMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30minPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.