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Cod with fennel and romesco sauce recipe | Waitrose

Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs, cut into wedges1⁄2 lemon, sliced11⁄2 tbsp olive oil4 cod fillets For the romesco sauce: 2 red peppers, halved lengthways and deseeded1 garlic bulb, top sliced off4 tomatoes11⁄2 tbsp olive oil30g white bread, crusts removed and torn20g whole blanched hazelnuts20g whole blanched […]

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Cheeseboard mac & cheese recipe | Waitrose

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Serves:6 Ingredients 500g macaroni50g butter50g plain flour650ml milk2 tbsp Dijon mustard 350g mixed cheeseboard cheese (Cheddar, Stilton, Brie etc), grated/thinly sliced3 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Garlic & Rosemary Crust 2 tbsp olive oil  Method 1. Preheat the grill to hot. Bring a large pan of water to a rolling […]

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Blackthorn cocktails

Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients 60ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin30ml Martini Rosso1 dash Angostura bitterIce cubesLemon peel Method 1. Measure the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice and stir. 2. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass (keep it in the fridge for an hour or so beforehand). 3. Squeeze the lemon peel over the drink to release its oil, […]

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Cheese & chive pastry straws

Preparation time: 15 minutes + chilling Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Total time: 30-35 minutes + chilling Makes:16 Ingredients 80g soft cheese½ x 25g pack chives, finely chopped60g Parmigiano Reggiano, grated7 sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped 2 x 320g ready rolled Jus-Rol Puff Pastry Sheets1 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg yolk1-2 tbsp nigella seedsFlour for dusting your knife Method 1. […]

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Next Week’s Meal Plan: A Week of Easy & Fun Dinners

One of my personal parenting goals is to have as much fun as possible with my kids before they grow up, so when my daughter bemoaned a dinner of grilled cheese and tomato soup as “so boring, Mom!” it got me thinking about how dinner can be fun. As the primary cook, any recipe that is fast and low on […]

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Beetroot & caraway mini loaves recipe | Waitrose

Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus rising and proving Cooking time: 25 minutes Total time: 55 minutes, plus rising and proving Makes:12 mini loaves Ingredients Unsalted butter or olive oil, for greasing500g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting7g sachet fast-action dried yeast1 tsp fine salt1 tsp caraway seeds170g cooked beetroot (about 3 small beetroots)150ml buttermilk Method 1. Lightly grease […]

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