Food And Nutrition

Perfect Scottish tablet

Ingredients 800g/1lb 12oz caster sugar 200ml/7fl oz full-fat milk 125g/4½oz butter 397g tin condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla bean paste Method Combine all of the ingredients, apart from the vanilla, in a large, deep saucepan. Put the pan over a […]

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Slow cooker goulash

There’s nothing nicer than coming home to a comforting meal – in this case, a beef goulash that’s been bubbling away in your slow cooker! Serve with freshly cooked rice, jacket potatoes or tagliatelle, with […]

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Slow cooker lamb shanks

The meat on these lamb shanks is so tender that it falls off the bone. Serve with mounds of mash for the ultimate comfort food supper. Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 4 lamb shanks 100g/3½oz plain flour, seasoned […]

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Perfect Welsh rarebit

Ingredients 50g/2oz flour 50g/2oz butter 250ml/9oz strong beer, warmed 250g/9oz strong cheddar, grated 2tsp English mustard 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce black pepper 4 large slices granary bread Method In a small saucepan melt the butter and make a roux with the flour. […]

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Irish beef stew

Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1kg/2lb 4oz braising steak, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 2 onions 3 celery stalks 4 large carrots 1 litre/1¾pint beef stock (from stock cubes) 900g/2lb potatoes 25g/1oz unsalted butter sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Preheat the oven to 200C/180C […]

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Beef and ale stew with dumplings

Beef and ale stew is the most traditional of slow-cooked British classics, and is a corker of a one-pot winter warmer. Ingredients For the beef and ale stew 2 cloves ¼ cinnamon stick 2 star anise plain flour, for […]

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Chicken with a creamy mushroom and mustard sauce

Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 125g/4½oz unsalted butter 4–6 boneless chicken thighs, skin on 2 fresh thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves ½ bulb garlic, unpeeled, and 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 small onions, finely chopped 300–400g/10½–14oz small button mushrooms 1 bunch fresh tarragon, stalks and leaves separated, […]

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Ham hash

A quick one-pan hash using cooked ham, eggs and tinned potatoes. Any cooked potatoes can be substituted for the tinned ones, if you have any leftover boiled potatoes they are ideal. Ingredients 2 x 540g […]