Tonight, let’s SimplyCook! Cook Incredible Meals from Scratch

Have a go at making some of your own or use ready-made. Many thanks to AGA Demonstrator Naomi Hansell for this fabulous recipe. A fun Halloween recipe using sausages and puff pastry to create sausage ‘Mummies’ for a spooky snack. Taken from our Facebook Live on Halloween Cooking with AGA Demonstrator Naomi Hansell. Find some of your favourite Halloween cookie cutters and create these spooky ginger biscuits and get children involved in decorating.

Hasselbacken is the name of a famous Swedish restaurant in Stockholm where this delicious twist on roast potatoes was created. A delicious and easy recipe, perfect for a lunch or light supper. Many thanks to AGA Specialist Dawn Roads for this great recipe. Delicious served sliced and spread with a local cream cheese.

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Ideal to prepare ahead this dish can be frozen either cooked or uncooked for ease. Collection 14 Let’s Cook Summer 2016 We’re running Lets Cook sessions in Tesco stores all over the county this summer. Don’t wait for the delivery man, shake up your spice rack and make your own Indian feast with our quick and easy curry classics.

Quick, easy and healthy, this Vegetable and Chorizo Frittata makes light work of a weekday supper. I have added my own personal kick to the recipe, which is Mastic, from the island of Chios. Mexican Tortillas are a family-favourite perfect for a mid-week supper. Sticky Toffee Pudding is the ultimate comfort food all year round and this classic cooks beautifully in the Rayburn. Christmas turkey can be roasted to perfection in the Rayburn.

  • Many of these recipes are inspired by my Mum’s upbringing in India and my Dad’s East-African Indian influence.
  • Her cooking is inspired by her travels and she loves looking for new combinations of ingredients that surprise and delight.
  • When I grew up in Antigua, we’d make it to serve at the family meal on a Sunday’.
  • Cover with a lid or foil and reheat thoroughly in a pre-heated oven at 180°C/gas mark 4.
  • Tender, slow cooked pork makes a delicious – and very patient – dish.
  • Many thanks to AGA Demonstrator Penny Zako for these fabulous recipes.

Delightfully rich and hearty, with the perfect balance of tomato and smoky paprika as the base. You can’t get more classic than a sausage casserole, and this really is it done properly. Meliz is here with a masterclass in taking homemade hummus from mediocre to fabulous with just a few simple ingredients. John’s introducing us to a new way to roast your chicken this weekend.

I don’t like fish and it felt like half of the recipes used fish. There was nothing new or interesting enough to have me checking the contents of the larder to get going with my first efforts. To be fair – I have used a steamer for many years, so if you are trying it for the first time this may well be the book for you. Towards the end of the book there are several recipes with only this copy pasted on each page, with only the ingredients changed. No information on how to process the ingredients.

Breakfast recipes

If you are using a food processor, add all the solid ingredients and process until the mixture is smooth in texture, then add the liquids. Greeks and Romans used a mortar for grinding and mixing sauces. In this case the farmer would have used a large, coarsely made bowl with a grainy texture that helped to break down the ingredients. If you have a food processor, the effort required to produce the dish is minimal. If, on the other hand, you have to (or want to!) grind by hand you will need a large pestle and mortar. Boil the honey and skim it, add the vinegar and reduce a little.


This recipe is very festive with its red and green ingredients and makes for a delightful gift popped into a food safe cellophane bag, tied with a red ribbon. Try drizzling with melted chocolate for a change. This classic Spanish dish is a family favourite and it’s quick and easy to whip up. A family favourite that’s truly succulent when cooked in a cast-iron oven. There’s also the added benefit of not needing any butter or oil if you turn the bird over during cooking. An excellent recipe for entertaining friends and all the more easy as it is made and cooked all in one dish.

Arrange the slices in a baking dish and sprinkle with a little salt. Remove the stones from the dates and put the flesh in the mortar with the pine kernels. Transfer to a bowl and add the cumin, coriander, pepper, mint and asafoetida and mix well.