Recipes from The Cooking Academy

These healthy bean burgers can be made using cans from the storecupboard. A quick supper recipe which can be adapted, depending on what you have in the fridge. Eat well with this simple grilled salmon recipe courtesy of AGA Rangemaster Group Economist Alexandra Dibble. An easy but indulgent dessert, ideal in autumn when British pears are at their peak. AGA Demonstrator Naomi Hansell’s Black Forest Meringue Pavlova is easy to make and impressive to serve…

Pepper was once very common as a seasoning for sweets. Nutmeg has commonly replaced pepper in desserts and sweet cookery, but nutmeg was practically unknown to the classical Greeks and Romans. The recipe from Athenaeus is sketchy and difficult to interpret.

Nisha Katona’s masala lamb chops

This twist on a shepherds pie has a deliciously addictive crispy and cheesy Hasselback topping. Serve with steamed greens and you’ve got yourself a winning dinner. If you’ve got a well stocked cupboard, you should have all these ingredients already in stock.

  • These have become a firm favourite for Easter and are so easy to make with young children.
  • It is worth poaching the chicken, as the result is full of flavour with the added bonus of a good flavoured stock for soup.
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  • These Savoury Palmiers are super-easy to make and wonderful to serve as a starter.
  • A steamed pudding is definitely comfort food and this recipe combines the flavour of marmalade with thyme for a delicious and unusual end to a meal.

Many thanks to AGA Demonstrator Naomi Hansell for this lovely recipe. You need these chocolate orange pots with rosemary sea salt and olive oil in your life. These seriously mouth-watering, indulgent desserts only contain a few ingredients, so they are super simple to make and are a crowd-pleaser every time. This amazing recipe is full of slow-release energy goodness and packed with flavour. The quinoa forms the base of the salad, which is a great vehicle for any green or roasted root vegetable.

Phil Vickery’s Summer Mille Feuille

Phil heads off to explore the island, known as the ‘spice isle’, before cooking up pork medallions with rum, cream and nutmeg sauce. This book is what I was looking for after getting a very good steamer from Tefal. The recipes are a easy to follow and only for 2 people. However, they are easy to double up should you find it necessary. Sorry but I didn’t find anything in this book that I wanted to try.

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At this stage it can be eaten, as Cato firmly says, but it does improve with a few days’ marinating. Try it with pitta bread, accompanied by a sharp sheep’s cheese such as feta. Shortbread is traditionally given as a Christmas treat.