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Platzki – Grated potato pancakes

I discovered this dish in Poland and they are comfort food personified.

Platzki - Grated potato pancakes

  • Servings: 8 - 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Grated and fried potato pancakes

Hash brown, rosti, platzki, call these what you will. This is one of those dishes that appear across the world in one shape or another.

They’re so easy to make and they are a real treat.

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Sunday Night Supper Club with Nicky Patrick at BBC Surrey

You may have remembered that not so long ago we were invited by Nicky Patrick to join her at BBC Surrey for her Sunday Night Supper club. Well, this week we were invited back.

We spoke about cooking lasagne with fresh pasta, Spanish chicken bake, salads and what we would cook if we were on Come Dine With Me.

Sit back and enjoy!

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Left over vegetable soup

Left over vegetable soup

  • Servings: 2 - 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Using up left over vegetables for a delicious soup

If you’re like me, every so often you you look inside of the fridge and you have hodgepodge of different vegetables in varying quantities.

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Butternut squash and garlic soup

Word of warning with this one – if you’re planning on going on a date or interacting with people on a conversational level, be sure to pack some mints or breath fresheners – other than that, this is a great soup which really does make you feel warm and cosy inside.

Ingredients 

2 whole garlic bulbs

900g butternut squash (or pumpkin, either is just as good)

2 tablespoons of thyme

25g of butter

1 large spanish onion, chopped

1 tablespoon flour

1 litre of chicken stock

Method

1. First pre-heat the oven to 190C/Gas mark 5. Line a roasting tin with foil and place in the garlic. Peel, de-seed and dice the butternut squash and cover with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for one hour or until the squash and garlic are soft.

2. In a saucepan melt the butter, add the onion and fry off until soft, this should on take a few minutes if you apply a medium to high heat, add the  chicken stock and keep on a low to medium heat.

3.  Once the butternut squash has browned, crush the gloves of garlic add the whole of the roasting tin to the saucepan.  Cook for 10 minutes on the same heat.

4. Add the thyme, blend and serve warm.  To make it look really fancy, and add flavour of course, drizzle over olive oil and add a dollop of creme fraiche.

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Borscht – Beetroot Soup

Borscht - Beetroot Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A gorgeous beetroot soup to indulge in

Going down with a cold? Borscht this down the hatch – this beetroot soup is unbelievably good for you (and kind of funky looking!)

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Globe Marrow Bolognese

Globe Marrow Bolognese

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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A stuffed marrow can often make a great alternative to pasta or spaghetti...

You can use meat alternatives for the bolognese if you wish. 🙂