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Pear and Saffron Chutney

Pear and Saffron Chutney

This is Housebites team member Andy’s favourite chutney recipe, learnt when he spent a week in the kitchen at Maze It goes especially well with paté, or cold meats and game, but also with cheese and all the other usual suspects.  Makes a decent batch, but then that’s normally the idea with chutney. *** Ingredients … Continue reading

Victoria Sponge (Best of British!)

Victoria Sponge (Best of British!)

Victoria Sponges are always the perfect thing to make for a tea with friends and family.  For some reason, you get massive amounts of respect when you bake your own cake (people think you’re doing the ‘undo-able’), and we reckon that this is definitely something you should cash in on, if you’re someone who enjoys … Continue reading

Queen of Puddings (Best of British!)

Queen of Puddings (Best of British!)

Queen of Puddings is a quintessentially English milk pudding.  Perfect for any occasion, it’s easy to make, and looks pretty awesome if you do it well. History of Queen of Puddings: Well…strangely enough, this pudding wasn’t in fact invented for the Queen.  A very similar pudding, Monmouth Pudding, was first cooked in the seventeenth century, … Continue reading

Quick Coronation Chicken (Best of British!)

Quick Coronation Chicken (Best of British!)

The first of the ‘Great British Food’ recipes we’re bringing you is…CORONATION CHICKEN.  Everyone loves a good ‘corrie chick’.  It’s a brilliantly easy, cold dish to enjoy with rice on picnics, or in the garden on a summer’s day.  And for some reason, people always find it incredibly impressive when you take the time to … Continue reading

Quick Spaghetti with Sardines

Quick Spaghetti with Sardines

This is a really great, very quick mid-week supper that can be knocked up in literally 10 minutes. Tinned fish tends to get a bad rep; in most cases this is fair, but you can get really great tinned sardines, and I always have a couple of tins on hand in the cupboard.  Ingredients 3 … Continue reading

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild garlic is in season at the moment (check our our blog for more info!) so we thought we’d give you a fantastically versatile Wild Garlic Pesto recipe, to keep your cooking seasonal.  It’s really easy, and super cheap if you decide to head out to the countryside to forage for your wild garlic… And … Continue reading

Risotto with Scallops and Pancetta

Risotto with Scallops and Pancetta

Chefs Allison and Nico: This is one of our favourite risotto recipes.  It always goes down well when we have friends over for dinner!  We hope you enjoy it…. Ingredients (Serves 4):  4 glasses of rice, best if Carnaroli or Arborio Vegetable stock as needed 12 Scallops 200g of unsmoked bacon cubes 500g of baby … Continue reading

Thai Style Grilled Tiger Prawns

Thai Style Grilled Tiger Prawns

Here’s a quick Thai marinade, perfect for tiger prawns- this would work well with other seafood as well e.g squid or a whole fish. Ingredients: – raw big prawns, ideally still in their shells – half a teaspoon of white peppercorns (if you cannot find white, leave them out) – 2 sticks of lemongrass, tough … Continue reading