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Recipe Notes

Alternative Sausage Rolls

We had a really frosty start to the week in Essex, so on a last minute whim it was decided we should make sausage rolls for our workshop. We did the usual sausage rolls (and mixed in some crushed fennel seeds with the meat for an extra kick) but we also made two alternatives –…

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Traditional Orange Cake

We baked this traditional orange cake using the automatic Bake setting on the Wolf M Series oven which worked perfectly – no fuss, no drama; just a perfectly baked cake (it’s also dairy free). It’s really quick and easy to make with only a few steps. I N G R E D I E N…

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Spicy cajun wedges

We made these spicy cajun wedges using the Miele convection steam oven which is the XXL combination steam oven with mains water and drain connection for steam cooking, baking, roasting with wireless food probe + menu cooking. We love this oven it is so smart! I N G R E D I E N T…

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Roast Beef With A Herby Dijon Crust

MEATER food probes are most definitely a favourite gadget here at H|M. Developed with state of the art technology, the result is almost always guaranteed to be mouthwatering, perfectly cooked food. The MEATER block is what we used to cook this roast beef with herby dijon crust absolutely perfectly. Simply remove the probe from the…

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3 delicious ways to use up leftover pumpkins

We love this time of year for cooking truly delicious seasonal produce. With everyone busy carving pumpkins we were talking about ways to use up the flesh in new and creative ways. As usual Daylesford Cookery School have come to the rescue with 3 amazing recipes to try if you’ve got leftover pumpkins to use…

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Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad

A tasty greek inspired side to a not so traditional Sunday roast or a delicious light lunch, this recipe for roasted winter veggies and feta is so easy it doesn’t really need a recipe! We roasted red and yellow peppers with a red onion for around 30 minutes, just drizzle a little olive oil and…

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Rosemary Roasted Parmentier Potatoes

A super fast alternative to traditional roasted potatoes, we love these quick rosemary parmentier potatoes and my goodness do they taste incredible. We used king edward potatoes and pre-heated the oven to a fan setting at 200C. While the oven was heating up, we peeled and cubed the potatoes. Then simply add them to a…

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The Perfect Roast Chicken

Is there anything more irresistible or homely that the smell of a chicken roasting in the oven? We love to cook in our H|M kitchens and you can guarantee that the waft of roast chicken will make its way into the office and design studio and get everyone’s noses in the air! We wanted to…

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Alexandra Dudley

An Ode To Squash

Alexandra Dudley as some of you may already know is an artist, author and entrepreneur who has a distinct passion for food. This autumn Alexandra is celebrating all things squash. From roasted squash with sage, honey and spices to squash in desserts, there are so many types to try and so many ways to cook…

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Homemade Flatbreads

If you follow French Family Food on instagram you may recognise this! We saw that Alexandra had recently posted this insanely delicious looking flatbread and we persuaded her to share the recipe with us for the H|M blog. We are big fans of her wonderful French inspired seasonal cooking and previously shared a Q&A with…

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Mini Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Pies

These mini chicken, bacon and mushroom pies are delicious no matter the time of year but it does feel apt to be making more comforting and warming recipes like this as the colder months. The recipe for the chicken, bacon and mushroom filling was given to us by Jamie Gibson who is one of our…

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New potato and broad bean salad

A wonderful side dish all year round with slow roasted meats, or on its own for a quick lunch; this recipe is easy, quick and delicious. Light and effortlessly fragrant this dish is a great alternative to roast or plain boiled potatoes. The mustard dressing brings out the best in the rest of the ingredients…

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Smoked Haddock & Leek Pasta Bake

We love recipes that are easy, delicious and not too heavy. As the cooler months draw closer, we wanted to create a baked pasta dish using fish rather red meat, and one that wasn’t too heavy going. The end result is this wonderful smoked haddock and leek pasta bake, it is so good and a…

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Coffee Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are ideal for busy mornings when you’re short on time but want breakfast to be big on flavours. This (semi!) healthy recipe for coffee overnight oats combines healthy, quick breakfast with a caffeine hit that’s sure to help you through your manic mornings whether it’s getting the children to school or powering through…

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Iced Coffee

A lip-smackingly good iced coffee is the perfect summer treat and it’s so easy to make at home. Taking just a few minutes from start to finish and with the option to jazz it up with your own syrups it’ll taste like it does when you treat yourself at a coffee shop – but with…

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Rhubarb Paloma

A tart, refreshing cocktail laced with tequila and paired with citrus and a simple rhubarb syrup makes for an exquisite summer taste sensation. Inspired by the warmer weather and seasonal produce, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. I N G R E D I E N T S  2 parts Tequila 1 part fresh…

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No-Bake Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake

Each mouthful of this cheesecake is pure delight, an Oreo biscuit base topped with a smooth chocolate and espresso laced filling and to finish it off – a rich dark chocolate espresso ganache. Easy to make – you just need time on your side – and oh so impressive. If you’re not a fan of…

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Eastern Standard

The Eastern Standard is a delectably indulgent cocktail that is super simple, takes no time to make and packs a punch in flavour. We spotted Lily Paulson-Ellis making these for a Friday night during lockdown and just had to have a go. MAKES: 2 I N G R E D I E N T S…

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Chorizo And Veggie Rice

A super quick lunch or light dinner dish that’s reminiscent of a good old fashioned Spanish paella without the lengthy cook time (and the faff), this chorizo veggie rice is perfect for using up the bottom of the fridge contents… It’s so simple and easy it doesn’t really need a recipe at all. You just…

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Rob Allison’s Lamb Donner Kebab

A takeaway classic, the donner kebab can get a pretty bad rep at times. This recipe by food writer and stylist Rob Allison featured in the Guardian is full of spiced, succulent, pieces of grilled lamb meat served in soft pittas and topped with crunchy salad is similar to the takeaway version in concept, but…

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Chicken Casserole

Delicious and easy to make, this nourishing chicken casserole is perfect no matter the time of year. We recently made this on one of those cold June days when it rains and the temperature drops quite drastically – it was extremely comforting, and as it is not a heavy dish it makes a lovely light…

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Baked Camembert & Garlic Bread

Baked camembert is the ultimate laidback starter or evening meal for those that just love their cheese! An impressive and ridiculously easy dish that always impresses, here’s how we prepared ours… Unwrap the camembert but leave it within the base and pierce the top with rosemary stalks all over. Drizzle a tablespoon of  white wine…

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Prosciutto and Asparagus Spaghetti

A super recipe for a easy weekend lunch in the sunshine, best served with a glass of chilled white wine. As the asparagus season is short, substitute in courgettes if it isn’t available. I N G R E D I E N T S 350g dried spaghetti good glug of olive oil 90g prosciutto slices,…

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Roasted Tomato, Basil and Prawn Tagliatelle

A bright, light pasta dish perfect for lunch or dinner, super easy to make and delicious all year round but especially good served alfresco with a glass of chilled dry white wine… I N G R E D I E N T S  Serves 2 6/7 vine tomatoes, sliced in half 1 packet of prawns…

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Mackerel & Sweet Potato Fish Cakes

For a quick lunch or light supper, these mackerel fish cakes are the best. With just a handful of ingredients, the prep time is minimal and you can also make them in batches and freeze for another day. I N G R E D I E N T S  1 x pack of mackerel (usually…

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Gluten & Dairy Free Oat Cookies

Right now there’s few better afternoon joys than a homemade biscuit with a cup of tea whether you are in the office or taking time out at home with a magazine. If you are gluten and/ or dairy free however biscuit choices can be harder to come by, however this super easy recipe oat cookie…

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Orange Polenta Cake

Dairy Free & Gluten Free

This is a great recipe if you want a gluten free and dairy free cake recipe as you can replace the butter with vegetable oil and it still tastes absolutely incredible. C A K E  I N G R E D I E N T S  200 grams soft unsalted butter or vegetable oil 200…

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Quick and Easy Potato Salad

We are obsessed with this herby lemony potato salad especially as it’s so easy! We love La Ratte potatoes from Waitrose – they are a traditional French variety that is a little bit nutty and so so flavoursome. To make the potato salad, I mean everyone knows how to make potato salad, but this is…

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Reducing Food Waste

Daylesford

It might surprise you to know that food waste is one of the most avoidable environmental problems we face today and this is particularly the case in the UK. With a horrifying 24 million slices of bread thrown away each day there’s no time like the present for us to take action and get inventive…

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Veggie Lasagne Pasta Roll Ups

This is a great recipe to make with children on a rainy weekend because they can get totally involved and since zero precision is required it doesn’t matter how they end up – they always look and taste great! You can make the pasta roll ups using fresh lasagne sheets or simply boil some dried…

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