For those who don't know it, trifle is the English answer to Tiramisu. Often served at Christmas or for an al fresco desert in the summer. This isn't a recipe as such, more a look at the principle.
The bottom layer is composed of sponge cake, usually soaked in sherry or desert wine. You could sub this for martini, or wine with a dash of cointreu or cassis. Then one might add a layer of jelly, then custard, and then whipped cream.
However, you make a sensational bottom layer as follows:
Boil some fruit in about 2 glasses of sherry. If you have...
5 MINUTES PREP TIME
for a small side for 4 pers. you will need
4 beetroots, (pre cooked, vacuum packed)
1 sourish apple
Small cup of Sour cream or Creme Fraiche
A few sprigs of fresh dill
2 tblsp. of ground or flaked almonds.
Salt, pepper, cider vinegar, to taste
Simply dice the apple and beetroots into cubes less that 1cm accross, mix in the salt, pepper, cider vinegar and almonds. Then you add the creme fraiche and dill, stirr untill that wonderful vibrant colour becomes uniform and garnish with a sprig of dill.
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Rich in the best sort of healthy fat, this is a perfect february warmer. Ideal for a cosy, intimate night at home, even after a long stressful day out in the world.
This dish is simply exquisite when made with fresh ingredients, nothing is better.
But today, we're going to reveal how it can be made with the kind of ingredients you can keep at home, on standby, so you can whip up a wonderful dish in a flash without even popping out to the shops.
1 packet of frozen salmon fillets
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George Orwell was elegaic about the effect of black tea on the soul, but if you're not a fan of the plain and simple version, you should try mixing in some spice. Stay away from sickly sweet processed Chai products, it's so easy to make your own, just how you like it. This is how we like ours, quantites for one big mug:
3/4 mug water
3 whole smashed cardamom pods
thin slice of fresh ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1 piece star anise
milk to taste
2 teaspoons loose black tea leaves
sugar, if you must.
Boil the spices in the water until it...
A RICH, EAZY, BOOZY DESERT FOR LONG EVENINGS
This dish is so easy it's almost not really a recipe.
While you are making your main course, simply put a pot aside and slowly simmer some prunes in lots of red wine. Add a few cloves, cardamon pods and some anise seeds.
When you're done with your main, serve the prunes with a great big wicked dollop of artery-hardening Mascarpone cream, or some good yoghurt if you're watching your health.
The taste is somewhere between the sunshine trapped in the...
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We've always loved broccoli for it's incredible fractal geometry. Look at the photo above closely. The way the stems split and split again to form bushy heads is delightful.
It is very easy to over cook this fantastic vegetable by boiling it. However, most people find it a little too tough to be eaten raw. There is a middle path for those of us tortured by this paradox, and that is the slaw. You may know coleslaw, a cabbage and carrot salad that...