Toffee Apples

It only takes 30 minutes to make a batch of crunchy, chewy fairground style Toffee Apples- and it’s surprisingly easy! Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 8 small apples 400g/14oz/2 cups of granulated sugar 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar 120ml/1⅕dl/⅕ pint/½ cup of water 1 teaspoon of red food coloring (optional) Special Equipment A small stainless steelContinue reading “Toffee Apples”

Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin

This hearty and healthy Hidatsa recipe is great for cold autumn evenings. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 90 minutes Serves: 8 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients A 2.2kg/5lb/medium sized sugar pumpkin 2 teaspoons of salt ½ teaspoon of dry mustard 2 teaspoons of rendered fat or oil 450g/1lb/2 cups of ground buffalo or venison A wildContinue reading “Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin”

Barmbrack

This tasty Irish tea cake is traditionally eaten at Halloween and is a perfect comfort food for cold autumnal evenings! Fruit soaking time: 6+ hours (overnight) Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes Serves: 10 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 350g/12½oz/2⅓ cups of dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, citrus peel etc.) 250ml/2½dl/just under ½ pint/1 cup ofContinue reading “Barmbrack”

Vispipuuro

This fruity and fluffy Finnish porridge is vegan and can be eaten for breakfast, dessert or as a snack! Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Cooling time: 60 minutes Serves: 3 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 800ml/8dl/1½ pints/3⅓ cups of water 280g/10oz/2 cups of lingonberries, cranberries, redcurrants, gooseberries, strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries Pinch of saltContinue reading “Vispipuuro”

Nürnberger Lebkuchen

These traditional Bavarian Lebkuchen are easy to make and perfect for Christmas! Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Makes: Approx. 15 biscuits Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients For the Lebkuchengewurz: 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon of ground ginger ¾ teaspoon of crushed cloves ½ teaspoon of ground cardamom ½ teaspoon of ground nutmegContinue reading “Nürnberger Lebkuchen”

Buttered Leeks

This quick, simple dish tastes lovely and makes a great accompaniment to roast meats. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 (as a side) Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 5 leeks 3 tablespoons of butter A sprig of fresh thyme (or a teaspoon of dried thyme) A pinch of salt A pinch of pepperContinue reading “Buttered Leeks”

Kheer

You only need a couple of simple ingredients to make Kheer, a sweet, creamy and aromatic traditional Indian dessert Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 45g/1 1/2oz/1/4 cup of basmati rice 1100ml/11dl/just under 2 pt/4 1/2 cups of full fat milk 90g/3oz/7 tablespoons of sugar 5 cardamom pods,Continue reading “Kheer”

Barbagiuan

Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 (makes about 18) Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients For the pastry: 200g/7oz/just over 1 1/2 cups of plain flour, plus extra for dusting 3 tablespoons of olive oil A pinch of salt 1 egg 3 tablespoon of water For the filling: A tablespoon of olive oil 2Continue 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 Ingredients For the Knöpfle: 500g/18oz/4 cups of plain flour 8 eggs A pinch of salt A pinch of nutmeg 200ml/1dl/1/5 pt/just under half a cupContinue 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. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 to 20 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Difficult Ingredients 2 yellow onions Vegetable oil 30g/1oz/1 cup of dried wild mushrooms (or 150g/5oz/2 cupsContinue reading “Draniki”