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Potato cheese and ham croquette

Potato, cheese and ham croquettes

Whenever there’s leftover cooked potatoes from a roast, this is my current favourite way to use them up. You get lovely crunchy breadcrumbs on the outside with soft cheesy centres. For a veggie version, just substitute the ham for some fried diced onion or leek. Boiled or mashed spuds are the easiest to use but baked […]

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Best Brownies Ever

Best Brownies Ever

I’m not a fan of the cakey, heavy brownies that seem to be the standard now – this version is darkly chocolatey, pleasingly gooey and nuttier than a squirrel’s breakfast. I cut this recipe out of The Week about two years ago and I’ve been messing about with it ever since to get it just right. According […]

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Smoker box and cherry wood chips

Smoking new BBQ kit

After years of messing about with charcoal I finally gave in and bought a gas BBQ last year. It’s brilliant – cooking outside so much more now it’s easy. I’ve had my eye on a smoker box for a while though to add in a bit more of the authentic BBQ flavour and also to […]

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Wild garlic with Orzo

Wild garlic pesto with Orzo

The fine chaps from Blaencamel farm were selling bunches of wild garlic at the market on the weekend. The smell of it always reminds me of walking in summer and I knew it would make a quick and easy pesto. In a food processor or mini chopper, blend together first a thumb-sized piece of Parmesan […]

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Welsh Daffodils

Cawl – easy Welsh stew for St David’s Day

Happy St David’s Day! Today is a good day to get some Welsh cooking done – Welsh cakes are a must of course, but cawl should be on the menu too. This is my recipe so I can’t vouch for its authenticity – I’ve tried to make a lighter version that doesn’t need slow cooking. […]

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Lamb koftas

Easy lamb koftas

Considering how often I cook meatballs, it’s a surprise even to me that I’ve never made lamb koftas. I’ll always order them off a menu and so I went hunting online for some recipes – this is a mix of several. First either finely chop or food-processor half an onion, a clove of garlic and […]

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Saffron mayo

Saffron mayo

Homemade mayo isn’t as complicated as I’d always though. You see recipes which talk about how carefully the oil needs to be added or advice on how to rescue it when it splits – puts you off trying. But I’m glad I did try about a year ago as it’s such a good way to […]

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Falsche Forellen

Fake trouts – or crispy pancakes

After I posted my fake rabbit meatballs I had a tweet from Barbara Kaiser introducing me their Austrian cousin fake trout – Falsche Forellen as the locals call it. As with the rabbits, the trout in the name is merely a smokescreen – what we’re really talking about here is the long lost ancestor of the Findus […]

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Welsh Beef festive challenge - sirloin roast

Festive beef challenge

Don’t usually share work things here but couldn’t resist this one. We’ve just launched a competition to find the very best festive Welsh Beef recipe in the run up to Christmas. There are some fab prizes – including some on-the-spot ones for anyone following the competition online. If you’re interested in finding out more pop along to the […]

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German meatballs

German meatballs – fake rabbits in a sour cream sauce

I spent a brilliant year at uni in Germany which left me with a lasting appreciation of German food. And I still get spoken to in German by waiters around Europe – must stop ordering Pils and sausages wherever I go on holiday. And looking a bit German. My German flatmate introduced me to Falscher […]

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