RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Tomato soupEasy tomato soupThis is my standard recipe for tomato soup. I don& 39;t go mad with the cream, but you& 39;re free to do what you like with it. It can also be served with parmesan.112 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons olive oil2 onions, chopped coarsely6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped1 tablespoon oregano2 bay leaves3 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 tablespoon dried thyme)1 tablespoon dried basilsalt and black pepper to tastesugar to taste2 (400g) tins peeled tomatoes1-2 tablespoons tomato puree (optional)500ml chicken stock150ml cream or milkMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr20minHeat olive oil in a pan and lightly fry the onions over a medium heat for about 15 minutes until soft.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesCookiesChocolate chip cookiesEspecially for chocolate chip lovin& 39; kids out there, who can& 39;t have eggs or nuts!75 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 225g butter120g icing sugar180g plain flour1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda80g porridge oats1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract170g chocolate chipsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minCream butter and add sugar with a wooden spoon.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBanana cakeBanana breadThis banana bread is virtually mess free, no mixer required, just a bowl and spoon... My favorite kind of baking! You can easily make this banana bread on a lazy weekend morning with hardly any effort, or washing up!166 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 4 very ripe bananas85g melted butter200g sugar1 egg beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon bicarbonate of sodapinch of salt190g plain flourMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr20minPre heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeEasy chocolate cakesThis chocolate cake is really quick to prepare and tastes absolutely fantastic. This is a lovely chocolate cake with a fudgy texture.18 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 200g dark chocolate (70 cocoa)200g butter200g sugar200g ground almonds2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 pinch of salt4 eggs2-3 tablespoons plain flour (if needed)Icing sugar for dustingMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:50minBreak chocolate into pieces and melt together with the butter in a double boiler.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeThis light and luscious cake is reminiscent of what you find it the best European bakeries, and tastes incredible. It requires some time as the cake must be chilled well before slicing.14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 For the base2 eggs, separated3-4 tablespoons hot water150g sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract125g flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 pinch of saltFor the filling3 eggs, separated150g sugarJuice and zest of 1/2 an unwaxed lemon500g low fat cottage cheese, passed through a fine sieve2 sachets gelatine250ml creamIcing sugar for dustingMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr55minGrease a 26cm springform cake tin and preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeDessertPuddingsBanana puddingThis is a perfect pudding recipe when you want a fix for your sweet tooth and simply can& 39;t wait. A delicately spiced banana sponge pudding that& 39;s quick to make and even quicker to eat!88 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 60g butter5 tablespoons sugar1 egg, beaten1 ripe banana, mashed65g self-raising flour1 teaspoon mixed spicegood pinch cinnamon5 tablespoons golden syrupMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:15minCream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.