Posts Tagged “cheese”

Gousto Tuna Corn and Pasta Bake

Gousto Tuna Corn and Pasta Bake

The Cheesy Tuna and Sweetcorn Pasta Bake recipe from Gousto is a substantial and thoroughly family-friendly dish. It’s said to be for 2 adults and perhaps 3 kids, but they would all have to be ravenous. This makes a huge platter of food and it even comes with salad. A couple of food boxes of…

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The Halloumi Cookbook

The Halloumi Cookbook

The Halloumi Cookbook offers more than 60 delicious recipes taking advantage of this rather unique cheese. It’s popular with vegetarians and prized for its high melting point.  It can easily be fried or grilled, making it perfect for summer barbecuing. Its texture is loved by meat-eaters, too. Kids will enjoy this cheese for its mild…

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Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan

Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan

From Delia Smith   For this recipe – ideal for vegetarians – I use a 7 inch (18 cm) metal pie plate with a rim which is about 1½ inches (4 cm) deep. Serves 4-6   Ingredients For the pastry: 1½ oz (40 g) wholewheat flour 1½ oz (40 g) plain flour 1½ oz (40…

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Charred Onion and Swiss Cheese Tart

Charred Onion and Swiss Cheese Tart

From Delia Smith   East Anglia is not a place for gentle breezes, what you get here are mega-strong winds. Normally I quite enjoy the high drama of the lashing winds (or rather the sound of them), but on Sunday it was slightly different. I had settled in for a relaxing glass or two of…

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Caramelised Balsamic and Red Onion Tarts with Goats’ Cheese

Caramelised Balsamic and Red Onion Tarts with Goats’ Cheese

From Delia Smith   The long, slow cooking of red onions and balsamic vinegar gives a lovely sweet, concentrated caramel consistency. These are then spooned into crisp cheese pastry cases and topped with melted goats’ cheese and sage. Serve them as a special first course with some balsamic-dressed salad leaves, or 2 tarts per person…

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Butternut Squash & Blue Cheese Tarts

Butternut Squash & Blue Cheese Tarts

From Sainsbury’s   A delicious tart that combines sweet butternut squash, tangy cranberries and strong blue cheese.   Serves: 6 Preparation time: 45 Minutes Cooking time: 35 Minutes   Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash (about 1.1kg) 3 sheets filo pastry 50g dried cranberries 50g pecans, toasted & roughly chopped 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped 6…

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Brie Crescents – savoury croissants

Brie Crescents – savoury croissants

From Stop and Shop   Enjoy as an appetizer, or a starter, these crescents can be prepared in advance, frozen and thawed as convenient. Perfect for the holidays!   Ingredients: 1 7-ounce President Brie cheese 1 8-ounce package crescent rolls 2 pears or apples, cored and sliced   Method Unroll and spread out crescent roll…

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Asparagus Feuilletés

Asparagus Feuilletés

From Delia Smith   When a maître d’ in a smart restaurant, full of flourish and foreign inflections, is pushing the fresh ‘asparagoose’, there is only one question to be asked: is it English? Because English asparagus is without any doubt the best in the world. I once asked my friend Sudhir Dhanani, who isn’t…

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Asparagus, Cheese and Egg Tartlets

Asparagus, Cheese and Egg Tartlets

From Delia Smith   These delightful tartlets contain a combination of melted cheese, lightly sautéed asparagus tips and whole, lightly baked eggs. They are simple to prepare and just need popping into the oven 12-15 minutes before they are served. Vegetarians might like to know that a vegetarian parmesan-style cheese is available from www.bookhamcheese.co.uk  …

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Asparagus and Cheese Tart

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

From Delia Smith   Just to make the very most of the English asparagus during its very short season, I cook it every which way, hence this very simple but sublime tart.   Serves 6 Ingredients 12 oz (350 g) asparagus 1½ oz (40 g) Cheddar cheese, finely grated 1 level tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan…

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Almond-rolled Goats’ Cheese

Almond-rolled Goats’ Cheese

From BBC Food   Watercress comes into season in April, when its peppery flavour will work in contrast to the rich goats’ cheese.   Ingredients For the beetroot 250g/10½oz fresh beetroot salt and freshly ground black pepper 75ml/3fl oz olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar   For the goats’ cheese vegetable oil, for deep frying…

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Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese

Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 2 We’re proud of the hard work we’ve done to continually raise our standards for raising farm animals. For example, while federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pigs, we also have these standards: no antibiotics ever, vegetarian diet, raised on family farms and not restrained in…

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

From BBC Food   Try Rick Stein’s recipe for a classic, creamy carbonara. Ingredients 400g/14oz dried spaghetti 175g/6¼oz piece smoked pancetta, rind removed 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped handful flatleaf parsley leaves, finely chopped 3 large free-range eggs, beaten 50g pecorino sardo maturo – mature, Sardinian pecorino grated salt…

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Irish Cheddar Potato Bites

Irish Cheddar Potato Bites

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 8 This occasion-worthy side dish serves as an appetizer for parties, too. If you’re serving a spiral-sliced ham as the main course, remove a little bit from it ahead of time for this recipe, or feel free to use beef brisket or broccoli in place of the ham. Ingredients…

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Parmigiano Reggiano – a cracking good cheese – travel review

Parmigiano Reggiano – a cracking good cheese – travel review

If we are sent on a mission to buy a flavourful hard cheese we will likely want to buy Parmigiano Reggiano. If we are looking for parmesan cheese its possible we won’t get Parmigiano Reggiano but an inferior cheese with an Italian flag on the packaging. It’s the same issue with balsamic vinegar and even…

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Gouda – a cheese for all seasons – travel review

Gouda – a cheese for all seasons – travel review

We have many cheese choices in specialist shops and even our local supermarket. Gouda can easily be overlooked. It seems to have been with us forever and we don’t even notice it anymore. The first mention of this cheese dates from 1184, making it one of the oldest recorded cheeses in the world still being…

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Around Gouda – travel review

Around Gouda – travel review

Gouda is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland. It’s an historic town which was granted city status in 1272 by Floris V, Count of Holland. Most tourists will know Gouda cheese but might not even realise that there really is a town of the same name, which has more to offer…

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Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Pancetta

Stuffed Chicken Breast wrapped in Pancetta

From BBC Food   This chicken recipe is easy and impressive: it’s perfect for a dinner party.   Ingredients 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless 4 tbsp cranberry sauce 300g/10½oz gorgonzola cheese 24 slices of pancetta Italian olive oil salt freshly ground black pepper   For the green bean salad 4 handfuls green beans ½…

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Cheese “Steak” Pizza

Cheese “Steak” Pizza

From Stop and Shop   Sides: Serve with a spinach salad topped with a light vinaigrette. Dessert: Finish the meal with angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and low-fat cool whip. Wine Pairing: A firm-bodied wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with this dish.   Ingredients 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust 1 lb…

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Beef and Cheese Ravioli

Beef and Cheese Ravioli

From Stop and Shop   Ingredients 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese ravioli 1 pound ground beef 2 cans (14.5oz each) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano, undrained 2 cups or more lightly packed fresh baby spinach 1/2 to 3/4 C. crumbled feta cheese or grated Parmesan cheese (optional) sliced black olives (optional)  …

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