Chicken in Hoisin Sauce

Chicken in Hoisin Sauce

Serves 2 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin pieces 2 tbsp sunflower oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 85g broccoli florets, washed (about 5-6 florets) 4 mushrooms, sliced 1 small carrot, peeled and sliced at a diagonal 1 tsp rice wine vinegar Pinch of salt and sugar (optional), to taste Marinade: 1…

Date Shake

Date Shake

Serves 2 1 cup dates, such as deglet noor or medjool 1 cup milk 2 cups quality vanilla ice cream Pit and chop dates. Put the dates and milk into jar of a blender and purée until smooth. Add the ice cream and purée again. Divide the shake between 2 tall glasses.

Poor Knights of Windsor

Poor Knights of Windsor

Serves 4 2 eggs, lightly beaten 50ml milk 2 tsp vanilla extract a pinch of ground cinnamon 2 tbsp golden caster sugar 50g tub full fat soft cheese 1 tbsp icing sugar, sifted 2 tbsp cherry jam, blackberry compote or any other preserve 4 slices, day old white bread 25g butter Put the eggs, milk,…

Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potatoes

Bombay in western India is now called Mumbai but this Indian restaurant perennial served predominantly in the UK can be made quite easily at home in place of jackets or chips. Serves 4 4 tbsp sunflower or rapeseed oil 1/4 tsp brown or black mustard seeds (rai) 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp salt 400g fluffy…

Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant

Serves 6 25g butter, for greasing 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder, for dusting 100g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped 100g butter, cut into small pieces 100g caster sugar 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 100g plain flour   Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 3. Butter six ramekins (about 7.5cm in diameter), then dust liberally with cocoa, shaking out…

African Mango and Cucumber Salad

African Mango and Cucumber Salad

This is a different way of using fresh mango to create a savoury side salad which is fruity as well as piquant and spicy. This can be served with some grilled chicken or a vegetable rice dish. Serves 4-6 1 cucumber, chopped into small quartered pieces 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove,…