Oat Porridge Bread Baked Over Coals

 500 g white bread flour 200 g cold cooked oats , plus extra raw oats for sprinkling 1 cup water , plus 3 tbsp 1 tsp yeast  1 tsp salt , plus extra for sprinkling canola oil, for drizzling1–2 tbsp marmalade  burnt butter, for brushing   Combine all the ingredients except the marmalade, butter and oil and mix with a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough forms….

SPINACH BREAD

1 cup warm milk   2 tsp instant dry yeast   1 tsp sugar   300g cake flour , plus extra for rolling 1/2 tsp salt  2 tbsp olive oil   1 tbsp garlic  crushed1 cup  spinach , finely chopped 1 egg , beaten, for brushing combine the milk, yeast and sugar. Set aside for 10 minutes until foamy.  In a large bowl, combine…

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Spiced Rum Caramel Buttercream

3 cups old fashioned oats1 cup butter, softened1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 tbsp unsulphured molasses2 tsp vanilla extract2 cups flour4 tsp baking powder1 tbsp ground cinnamon2 tsp ground nutmeg1 tsp kosher salt1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp ground ginger Spiced Rum Caramel Buttercream1 cup granulated sugar4 large egg whites1/4…

Gingerbread Cheesecake Swirl Cookies

1 cup salted butter, softened1 cup sugar1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar1 cup molasses4 tsp vanilla extract3 large eggs1 tbsp ground ginger2 tsp baking soda3 tsp kosher salt5 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour1 tbsp plus 1 tsp diced candied ginger454g cream cheese softened2 cups icing sugar, sifted Position oven rack in centre of…

Eggnog Brulee Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened1 cup sugar1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar1/2 cup prepared eggnog1 tbsp dark rum1 tsp vanilla extract2 large eggs3 large egg yolks2 tsp baking soda1 tsp kosher salt1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground nutmeg5 1/2 cups flour Garnish: sugar Preheat oven to 350F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper….

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

10 tbsp butter, softened3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar1/2 cup unsulphured molasses1 large egg1 large egg yolk1 tsp vanilla extract3 cups flour1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp kosher salt2 tsp ground ginger2 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground allspice1/2 tsp ground cloves Vanilla Icing1 cup icing sugar2-3 tbsp milk1 tsp light corn…

DILL RICOTTA GNUDI WITH CAPER BURNT BUTTER

200g baby spinach, blanched500g fresh ricotta, well drained1 cup (80g) finely grated parmesan¾ cup (110g) plain flour, sifted⅓ cup (65g) fine semolina, plus¼ cup (50g) extra to dust2 eggs, lightly beaten¼ cup finely chopped parsley leaves¼ cup finely chopped dill leaves, plus extra to serve150g unsalted butter, chopped1 small lemon, thinly sliced4 garlic cloves, thinly…

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Cook ¼ pound diced bacon in a large ovenproof skillet until crisp, 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Pour off and reserve all but 1 tablespoon of the fat. Add 1 pound halved brussels sprouts to the pan and toss. Roast in a 450˚ oven until browned and tender, 20 minutes….

Cranberry-Grape Sauce with Pecans

Bring 4 cups cranberries, 1½ cups water and 1¼ cups sugar to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the berries pop and the sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 cup halved seedless red grapes and ⅓ cup chopped…

Saucy egg noodles

400g fresh egg noodles2 garlic cloves, crushed4 spring onions, sliced500g pork or chicken mince500ml good-qualitychicken stockextra sliced spring onion,sliced long red chilli andchopped roasted saltedpeanuts, to serve SPICY PEANUT SAUCE70g smooth natural peanutbutter or tahini60ml hoisin sauce60ml soy sauce2 tsp sesame oil1 tbsp shop-bought chilli oil1 tbsp runny honey Cook the noodles following pack instructions. Refresh under cold water, drain and set aside. To make the spicy peanut sauce, put the peanut butter, hoisin,…