Bake It: Sweet Potato Scones

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  Whip up these delicious scones with a difference in no time! Ingredients: 200g self-raising flour 15g butter 1 medium sweet potato, peeled 1 egg 1 tsp salt 2tsp rosemary 15g pecorino 1tbsp milk A baking tray covered in parchment, a cookie cutter   Method: Preheat oven to gas 5 / 190c Cut the butter Read More

From the Bookcase: One-Pot Gourmet Gardener by Cinead McTernan

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  Growing season is once again upon us but if lack of space is your usual excuse for not growing your own, it’s time to think again. Horticultural writer and gardening editor of The Simple Things magazine Cinead McTernan shows us how we can grow everything we need to create any of 25 recipes in Read More

Chocolate Donut Nests

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    If you’re a big fan of mini eggs, you’ll love this recipe. It’s a step-up from those little cornflake nests you made as kids, and is perfect for an Easter snack or to serve up to guests.   Ingredients:   (Makes 8-10 donuts) 120g plain flour (to make these gluten-free, use Dove’s Farm Read More

Gennaro Contaldo’s Hunter’s Chicken (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

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    This recipe has been reproduced with permission from Gennaro Contaldo’s book Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian. (Click here for our review and read our interview with Gennaro here.) This classic Italian dish is renowned all over the world and often seen on the menus of Italian restaurants. The title alla cacciatora (‘in the style of Read More

Low Sugar Mini Cakes

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    Cake is great. Carrot, coffee, fruit, chocolate fudge, vanilla sponge, jam filling and cream. Is your mouth watering yet? You can’t go wrong with a delicious homemade cake. When you’re on a restrictive diet it’s often the simple things you miss, so here’s a low-sugar alternative for mini cakes that you can enjoy Read More

Socca Pancakes

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    Socca pancakes, also known as farinata, are a really simple gluten-free alternative to a savoury pancake. Made using chickpea flour, this quick base is perfect if you’re looking for a healthy, protein-filled dinner.   Ingredients Makes two large pancakes or four smaller ones 170g Chickpea Flour (often called Gram Flour) 275ml tepid water Read More

Vegetarian Oat Pizza Slice

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This delicious gluten free alternative to pizza from Christine Bailey at Nairn’s contains a crunchy protein-rich base packed with nuts and fibre rich gluten free oats. Topped with roasted red peppers, red onion and olives this is a wonderful Mediterranean treat bursting with flavour. Perfect as a lunch or dinner-time option for the whole family, it’s a healthy pizza Read More

Berry Yoghurt Crisp

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    If you like the café style fruit pots you’ll love this simple breakfast dish from Nairn’s – a crunchy oat and nut topping sprinkled over fresh berries and natural yoghurt. This version is a healthier alternative to shop bought versions which are often loaded with sugar. By using Nairn’s Gluten Free Porridge Oats this breakfast Read More

Christmas Cherry Souffle

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    CHRISTMAS CHERRY SOUFFLÉ (Serves 2-3)   Wondering what to do with that last morsel of Christmas pudding? Despite its myriad of rich flavours – Christmas pudding, ginger, cherries and brandy – this soufflé manages to taste decadent yet light.   Ingredients: 40 g (1 ½ oz) butter, plus extra for greasing 25 g Read More

Christmas Rocky Road

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  CHRISTMAS ROCKY ROAD (makes about 20 pieces)   Ingredients: 400g (14oz) milk or plain chocolate 150g (5oz) unsalted butter, diced 150g (5oz) mini marshmallows 150g (5oz) digestive biscuits, roughly crushed 75g (3oz) mixed milk and white chocolate Maltesers 50g (2oz) toasted hazelnuts 4 tbsp Bonne Maman Berries & Cherries Conserve   Method: Lightly oil Read More