Good Food - Caroline Velik
A quick supper with a spicy Mexican kick from chipotle chilli. Chipotle chillies in adobo are available at specialty stores and some supermarkets.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Mon Feb 25 07:47:15 EST 2013
Good old-fashioned mint jelly is easy to make and especially useful if you have the herb growing rampant in the garden. Try using different mint varieties such as peppermint, spearmint or apple mint.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Tue Feb 12 09:51:31 EST 2013
Muffins are a mainstay of school lunches, easy to make at the weekend for the coming week. Get the kids involved and use this recipe as a base, substituting different fruits to change the flavour.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Mon Feb 04 07:53:15 EST 2013
Plump, firm and delicious — what's not to love about this seasonal favourite?
Cook | Caroline Velik | Sun Nov 25 18:35:57 EST 2012
This kasoundi recipe has been at countless primary school fairs. I have made it more times than I can remember; it's super-easy.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:30:00 EST 2012
A celebrated Christmas tradition.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:29:03 EST 2012
These shortbread-like cookies are also known as Russian tea cakes. Use good-quality nuts and butter for the best results.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:29:05 EST 2012
Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread. For coloured icing, add a few drops of food colouring before kneading and mix it in well.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:29:07 EST 2012
At its simplest, this traditional Lebanese dish is made with lentils, rice, onion and water. I have added spices. The onions should be cooked really well with lots of blackened, crunchy bits.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:29:54 EST 2012
This is a smart and easy recipe for entertaining. The braised lentils can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to five days. Make extra and freeze them.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:29:59 EST 2012
These beans are not just for breakfast, they are delicious for lunch or dinner, too.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:29:57 EST 2012
I love Portuguese tarts and this simplified version is perfect for parties. Use a good-quality butter puff pastry and be sure to roll it thinly.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:28:08 EST 2012
Inspired by Sally Clarke of Clarke's bakery in London, the flatbread can be made super-thin with the aid of a pasta machine but a rolling pin also does the trick.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:28:47 EST 2012
A simple dough that can also be used for pizza bases. Perfect for beginners. Get adventurous and add different toppings.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:28:42 EST 2012
These little dumplings are popular party food and easy to make. Wonton wrappers are available at Asian grocers and many supermarkets. Water chestnuts add a refreshing crunch.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:28:25 EST 2012
These are like mini fruit breads, bursting with figs and dates. Serve them as finger food or part of a cheese platter with a glass of something sparkling.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:28:39 EST 2012
These rice balls are best served hot and are delicious with a tomato dipping sauce. You can freeze or refrigerate them, uncooked or cooked and reheat in the oven.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:28:32 EST 2012
This is lighter and more of a salad version of the famous Sichuan dish of chicken in a spicy peanut sauce, this time served with lightly pickled vegetables tossed with bean thread noodles and mint.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:28:05 EST 2012
Pick up a pack of fresh wonton wrappers and a lethal-looking bottle of chilli oil - the one with chilli flecks in it - at a Chinese food store, and serve these chilli oil dumplings as a starter or...
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:28:01 EST 2012
This is a simple cake that's great for beginners to try.
Cook | Caroline Velik | Fri Nov 23 08:26:02 EST 2012