DAMSON ALMOND CRUMBLE

DAMSON ALMOND CRUMBLE

With beet, winter squash and damsons on the menu, Anna Pettigrew’s latest culinary creations will certainly get those taste buds tingling Crumbles make some of the best puddings – not only are they easy to make, they are so accommodating in terms of the fillings you can use. If you are short of plums, pop some berries in and you…
Blackcurrant and almond muffins

Blackcurrant and almond muffins

Here’s a delicious homegrown alternative to coffee-shop blueberry muffins. (You can, obviously, also make it with blueberries, if you grow those.) Using yoghurt in the recipe produces a lighter, more authentic texture than the usual all-milk method. The mixture is stiffer than you might expect, but it bakes to perfection. Ingredients (makes 12) 250g (9oz) self-raising flour 140g (5oz) caster…
South African Energy Bowl

South African Energy Bowl

This bowl of good-for-you foods is perfect for an energy-boosting light lunch or sharing snack. Chunks of South African Packham or William pears and Pink Lady apples, cooked quinoa, avocado, chunks of Red Leicester cheese and a few whole almonds. Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 15 minutes | Serves: 4 100g red and white quinoa (or just use white) Pinch…
SICILIAN CAULIFLOWER SALAD

SICILIAN CAULIFLOWER SALAD

Salads aren’t just for summer, you can get very creative experimenting with your winter veg too.  This warm fragrant salad of cauliflower takes its inspiration from Sicily, and is lovely served for lunch or as a side dish. SERVES 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: I hour 30 minutes • 1 medium cauliflower • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil,…
Parsnip & Coconut Cake

Parsnip & Coconut Cake

This deceptively light bake is a delicious use of winter parsnips, and makes a great alternative to the traditional Christmas cake. SERVES 8-10 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes • 175ml/6fl oz oil, plus extra for greasing • 3 large eggs • 170g/6oz sugar • 280g/10oz self-raising flour • ½ tsp baking powder • ½ tsp bicarb •…