Berry and coconut cream pancakesI avoided pancakes for a while after a disastrous and expensive Pancake Tuesday when I tried several recipes and only ended up with a crumbly, greasy mess. These are gorgeous, but it's the toppings that make them special. The combination of the coconut cream and the sharp berries is heavenly, but you could go for something simpler like maple syrup and lemon as well. Makes 12 Ingredients 180g spelt flour or ground rolled oats (see the tip, below) 1 banana 1 x 400ml tin of coconut milk 4 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp chia seeds or flaxseeds 1 tsp baking powder or arrowroot powder ¼ tsp vanilla extract Coconut oil, for cooking For the berry compote: 100g frozen mixed berries 125ml filtered water 1 dsp chia seeds 1 dsp lemon juice 1 tbsp agave syrup To serve: 1 batch of vanilla coconut cream (see recipe above) Fresh berries Maple syrup Method 1. Preheat the oven to 80°C. 2. To make the pancake batter, simply put all the ingredients except the … [Read more...] about Berry and coconut cream pancakes, by Holly White
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Child-friendlyMajorca, Spain The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, with an appealing climate and short flight time, Majorca is an obvious choice for families with younger children. Throw in the soft sandy beaches, particularly Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Bona, sheltered coves and limestone mountains, and fine Roman and Moorish remains, and this becomes an all-ages' favourite. Visit the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th Century Santa Maria Cathedral, and the stone-built villages of Pollenca and Fornalutx. Try tumbet, a delicious local dish of fried aubergines, potatoes, red peppers and tomatoes, along with ensaimada, a pastry made with pork lard (sorry vegetarians!). Stay at one of TUI's three Family Life resorts. The four-star Mallorca Mar is right on the seafront, with rooms that include kitchenettes and a balcony or terrace. www.tuiholidays.ie Cantabria, Spain Northern Spain is still relatively low-key as a holiday destination. Which is just the way the Cantabrians … [Read more...] about 50 best holidays for 2019: Get your trips started here!
Will your New Year’s Eve be debauched or decorous? For the morning after, we have fresh, veg-heavy recipes to suit virtuous types set on a fresh start to 2019, and more indulgent ideas for those in need of hangover relief in the form of deliciously comforting stodge. Or why not mix and match the two: start off with a green power smoothie (helpful for countering feelings of self-loathing, plus a burst of vitamins in easily digestible form), followed by a generous one-pan English breakfast. Dig in! Comfort food Banana and blueberry toad in the hole Bananas are a wonderfully sweet fruit, but when cooked they become caramelised and have a gentle toffee flavour. That said, this isn’t a cloyingly sweet brunch dish; it’s just about right and the blueberries add a subtle sourness anyway. The batter is essentially a roasted pancake, so it couldn’t be simpler. SERVES Six to eight INGREDIENTS 3 large ripe bananas 50g self-raising flour 1 small egg 150ml full-fat … [Read more...] about New Year’s breakfasts for saints and sinners, from green smoothies to the full English
I’ve always been a fan of leftovers, which is partly why Boxing Day is my favourite day of the festive season. It’s an excuse to make the most of what’s left, but also to put my feet up. I love nibbling on a mince pie for breakfast, and for lunch, I like to serve cold roast meats like turkey or ham with Sperlari Italian mustard fruits (mostarda di frutta) and Fortnum & Mason piccalilli, which I buy every year. That said, sometimes it can be too much. One Christmas I over-ordered and had so much food in the fridge that I didn’t know where to start. Fortunately, we gave plenty away to friends and family, and you can freeze most things: that way, you won’t get sick of having the same thing day after day. We’ve become obsessed by best-before dates, but you can keep leftovers for a good couple of days, and you can always freeze the turkey and use it for risotto another time. If you’ve got turkey or chicken carcases, make stock with the … [Read more...] about Angela Hartnett’s leftover recipes, from turkey soup to Christmas pudding ice cream
TUCK into a taste of luxury this Christmas without breaking the bank. Snap up these delicious deals now to enjoy a festive feast in a few weeks. These treats will store in your freezer or cupboard until needed. I have great deals on drinks, too – and a top snack recipe from morrisons.com. Hampers FEAST your eyes on these hampers – they’re great to give as gifts. Tesco Finest Taste of Italy Hamper, £25, contains three traditional Italian salami and a bottle of Montepulciano D’abruzzo wine – all from the store’s Finest range – plus a Go Cook utility knife. M&S’s Tier Of Presents, £20, features six tea-time treats in a smart gift box. Or give a friend the gift of a cuppa with Morrisons The Best Tea Gift Set, £10, including English Breakfast Tea, cookies and two bone china mugs. Aldi’s Festive Delights Hamper, £24.99, includes fudge, chutney, truffles and other treats, from the Specially Selected … [Read more...] about Mrs Crunch shares some Christmas deals and recipes to help you prepare for a luxury feast