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Summer Garden Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk The perfect cake for a taste of summer Ingredients Sponge 200g butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g self-raising flour 50g ground almonds 2 eggs & 2 yolks 2-4tbsp milk 150g blackberries Meringue 3 large egg whites 180g caster sugar Lemon Cream 600ml double cream 200g clotted cream 4 heaped tbsp lemon curd Strawberry Puree 150g strawberries 10g caster sugar squeeze of lemon juice Assembly 250g strawberries, a…

Summer Paella

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk Ingredients 1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into pieces 2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped 150 g Spanish chorizo, diced 6 spring onions, roughly chopped 200 g Spanish paella rice 1 red pepper, deseeded & cut into chunks 180 g raw king prawns 100 g frozen peas 4 small tomatoes, cut into wedges 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tsp turmeric 650 ml hot vegetable stock   Method 1Toss the chicken pieces in the paprika. In a deep pan over a medium heat, fry the chicken, chorizo…

Red Pepper, Tomato & Chickpea Filo Parcels

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com   Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced 2 Romano peppers, deseeded and sliced 200g cherry tomatoes on the vine, halved 400g can chickpeas, drained 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano 270g pack 6 sheets filo pastry Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Heat half the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the onions and peppers over a…

Beetroot Falafel and Quinoa Salad

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk Ingredients  Falafel 250g Cooked Beetroot 1 Small Red Onion 3 Garlic Cloves 2 x 400g tins Chickpeas, drained Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon 1 pot Fresh Coriander 2 tsp Ground Cumin 2 tsp Paprika 70g Plain Flour, plus extra for rolling Sea Salt and Black Pepper Sunflower Oil to fry   Salad 120g Tri Colour Quinoa 4 Spring Onions 2 Peppers 2 Celery Sticks 100g Greek…

Roast Gnocci with Veg and Spinach Pesto

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com This simple traybake recipe combines pillowy gnocchi with broccoli, cherry tomatoes and spinach, all brought together with a herby homemade spinach pesto. This vibrant vegetarian dinner idea is ready in just 25 minutes and requires minimal effort – you can even make the pesto ahead to save time (keep covered in the fridge until ready to cook). Ingredients 500g pack gnocchi 350g pack broccoli, cut into small…

Golden Milk Turmeric Energy Balls

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk   Made with cardamom, ginger and turmeric, these golden milk bombs are bursting with exotic flavour and natural energy   Ingredients 4 tbsp coconut oil, in solid form ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 4 tbsp maple syrup 250g desiccated coconut 1 tsp ground turmeric 2 cardamom pods, seeds removed and crushed 100g dark chocolate (or not if you’d prefer sugar free) Method 1Place the coconut oil, cinnamon, ginger, maple syrup, coconut, turmeric and cardamom seeds in a food…

Spinach and Feta Falafel Cones

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk   Ingredients Falafel 400g tin Chickpeas, drained 240g Baby Spinach Leaves 150g Feta Cheese 2 Garlic Cloves 2 tsp Paprika 1 Small Red Onion 5g Fresh Mint 40g Plain Flour Sea Salt and Black Pepper 4 Mediterranean Tortilla Wraps Sunflower Oil to fry Salad 150g Cherry Tomatoes 1 Small Red Onion 1 Little Gem Lettuce 8g Fresh Coriander 100g Greek Yogurt 1 tsp Mint Sauce Juice ½…

Lemon Posset with Rhubarb and shortbread

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com A refreshing and ever-so pretty finale. Make it all a day ahead and spoon over the rhubarb just before serving. Ingredients Lemon posset: 600ml double cream 120g caster sugar 2 lemons, zest and juice Shortbread: 90g unsalted butter, just softened 30g caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for dredging 100g plain flour 30g rice flour Poached rhubarb: 200g rhubarb, cut into 3cm pieces 50g caster sugar Method 1….

Hot Cross Bunnies

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Kids will love this adorable twist on traditional hot cross buns, shaping the dough into cute, long-eared bunnies instead. What’s more, the orange-scented dough is also flavoured with white chocolate chips for extra sweetness!  Ingredients 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast 175g caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp extra 300ml milk, warmed but not hot or steaming, plus 3 tbsp for decorating 600g strong white bread flour 1 tbsp…

Vegan Coconut Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Thick fluffy pancakes make a great weekend breakfast, and these vegan coconut pancakes are no exception. Served with sticky, sweet caramelised bananas and cool coconut yogurt, these should be the star of your next brunch for family and friends. Ingredients For the pancakes 225g self-raising flour 2 tbsp golden caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 30ml coconut oil, melted, plus extra for frying ½…

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