Red Wine Roasted Potatoes

There is a Cypriot dish of pork cooked with red wine and lots of coriander seeds, called afelia. It's homely and comforting, just the thing on a cold night. It was one of my favourites, even if I did spend ages picking out all the seeds. A half seed shell to the gum often offends. …

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Spiced Chicken, Bacon and Chutney Paté

I love a good paté. From the small glass jars of chicken or beef paste available in every supermarket to the first course servings of velvety parfait in restaurants. Seeing as I love it so, I was pondering why I'd never made it. A Sainsbury substitution fixed that.Suddenly I had 400g of chicken livers to …

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Hail Seitan, Destroyer of, er, bread.

I admit, I am late to this homemade seitan thing because a) I'm not a vegetarian and b) lots of restaurants out there have been doing it better, for longer but as my tooth works are ongoing, I needed a protein with no surprises.I'm not a fan of doner meat, not because of the ears/noses/toes …

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Cypriot Inspired Bread Pudding

Last time I made bread pudding, amongst the wave of Good Old British nostalgia that overtakes me every time I make it, there was a small voice whispering to me as I stirred the milk into the chunks of bread."Maybe this would work with other flavours. Maybe this would work with tahini. Thought about rose …

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Tahini and Chocolate Condensed Milk Cake

This is based on an Indonesian Kek Lapis recipe, layer upon layer of pillowy condensed milk cake batter, with each layer grilled before the next is added. I loved the sound of the batter, but I didn't have the time, or the back muscles, to do that, so the idea of turning it into a …

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