Risotto game

A collection of risotto recipes because you didn't book an Italian summer holiday.

A timeless dish, loved by all for its versatility. Basil is lovely in place of the chives, as would be parsley or thyme. But whatever you do, don’t...
This tart risotto has a surprisingly savoury flavour, similar to tomato, and is served for lunch or dinner rather than as a dessert.
Once you have a good risotto base you can add all sorts of different ingredients like beetroot, chicken and those forgotten veggies in the back of the fridge....
Originating in Italy, risotto can often be found on menus in Spain and Latin America. This seafood version omits the traditional use of garlic and wine, allowing...
"If you’ve ever been fearful of making risotto, I’m letting you know there’s no need! It’s been a phobia of mine until last year, when a good friend gifted me a...

Cabbage patch cooks

Let's face it, you've probably got half a cabbage hiding in the back of the fridge.

Who knew that popping cabbage in a frying pan and half burning it could be so delicious! 
 You can grind your own spices for this generous, all-in-one rice dish, or use a good ready-made curry paste for an easy option.
This is a swift and easy side dish to make. The cabbage is crunchy and the turmeric gives a lovely earthy flavour and turns it all an excellent shade of yellow....
As spring progresses and the earth blooms, fresher tastes start coming into play in Polish cooking. Side dishes begin to require young vegetables – this is...
Stuffed with a cabbage filling, these yeast buns are fried until golden here, but are also commonly served steamed.

Eat your tart out

Sweet, crumbly and better than your grandma's.

These tarts skip all the fuss of making and baking pastry with a sneaky gingernut-biscuit-and-butter base. Not only practical, it adds a delightful crumbly ...
This sprightly tart has a lovely lemon tang and the richness of cream. You will need a 24 cm tart pan with removable base to make this recipe.
Yuzu is the new black in the citrus world - a glorious amalgamation of mandarin, lime and grapefruit flavours with a sublime aroma, this decadent tart celebrates...
This brittle, buttery tart — a giant shortbread of sorts — originates from Mantua, in Lombardy. 

Bake like a Brit

Sensible and economical, but never boring.

These little parcels are perfect for lunch and picnics. They are inspired by that other great hand pie, known as a Cornish pasty.
Traditionally eaten on Guy Fawkes Night (5 November), this gingerbread-like cake made with oatmeal and treacle becomes slightly softer and sticker after a day or...
Sometimes known as ‘squashed fly’ cakes, these classic English pastries are equally delicious served with a cuppa or accompanied by a hard English-style cheddar...
Bakewell tart is simply a buttery almond cake in a tart case with a welcome layer of jam in the middle. On first consideration you may not think this combination...
Mary Queen of Scots' fondness for shortbread is said to be the reason for its increased popularity in the 1500s. Nowadays it is loved so much there is even a...
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