Barbagiuan

Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 (makes about 18) Difficulty: Moderate For frying: 1 egg Olive oil Make it vegan: Use 2 tablespoons of boiled rice or silken tofu instead of ricotta, and use a tablespoon of vegan cheese instead of Parmesan– or try using homemade vegan ricotta and Parmesan. UseContinue reading “Barbagiuan”

Käsknöpfle

Käsknöpfle is a traditional Alpine dish made up of delicious pasta dumplings, topped with melted cheese and caramelized onion. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Special Equipment A Spätzle maker. This is like a cheese grater which you push dough through. Alternatively, use a colander or a cheese grater. AContinue reading “Käsknöpfle”

Draniki

Making these Belarussian potato pancakes is quite labour-intensive, but the end result is hearty, satisfying and tasty- perfect for a winter evening and well worth the effort. Ingredients 2 yellow onions Vegetable oil 30g/1oz/1 cup of dried wild mushrooms (or 150g/5oz/2 cups of fresh mushrooms) A pinch of fresh dill Salt and pepper 700g/25oz/4 mediumContinue reading “Draniki”

Paella Valenciana

  Paella is a rice dish from Valencia and a symbol of Valencian cuisine and culture. For this recipe, Valencian vegetables, meats and rice are cooked in the traditional style to recreate authentic Paella. Chicken and rabbit are used in Paella Valenciana but these can be replaced with other ingredients to make different traditional versions ofContinue reading “Paella Valenciana”

Бефстроганов (Beef Stroganoff)

History Beef Stroganoff seems to have been popularized in the late 19th century. It likely takes its name from the Stroganovs, an enormously wealthy and influential Russian family who were first ennobled in the 15th century, but its exact origins and its connections with the Stroganovs are a bit murky. In the 19th century, theContinue reading “Бефстроганов (Beef Stroganoff)”

Conopida Saseasca (Saxon-style Cauliflower)

This Romanian version of Cauliflower Cheese is a great side dish and a comforting winter warmer. Ingredients 500g/18oz/4 1/2 cups of cauliflower 2 white onions 300g/11oz/1 1/3 cups of sunculita, pastramă or smoked bacon 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 cloves of garlic 200g/7oz/just under a cup of sour cream 2 eggs 150g/5oz/1- 1 1/2 cups ofContinue reading “Conopida Saseasca (Saxon-style Cauliflower)”

Bakestones (Picau ar y maen/Welsh Cakes)

Melt in your mouth Welsh Cakes- the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10-20 minutes Serves: 10 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 50g/just under 2oz/1/4 cup of butter 50g/just under 2oz/1/4 cup of lard 225g/8oz/just under 2 cups of self raising flour 85g/3oz/just under 1/2 a cup of caster sugarContinue reading “Bakestones (Picau ar y maen/Welsh Cakes)”

Cranachan

This deliciously light, easy-to-make dessert of fresh raspberries, heather honey, rolled oats, whisky and cream is quintessentially Scottish. Ingredients 4-5 tbsp medium rolled oats 300g/11oz/2 1/2 cups of fresh raspberries 40g/1.5oz/3 tbsp caster sugar 400ml/4dl/3/4 pt/1 3/4 cups of double cream 3-4 tbsp heather honey 3-4 tbsp Scottish whisky Make it vegan: use plant basedContinue reading “Cranachan”

Ragù alla Bolognese

A classic Bolognese sauce of mince and fresh vegetables, gently sautéed with wine and tomatoes and accompanied by a pasta of your choice= perfect for just about any meal! Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 3 hours Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Make it Vegan: Use plant based mince and bacon instead of meat, and useContinue reading “Ragù alla Bolognese”