Recipe: Hot chilli vegetable pancakes

  This recipe is as quick and easy as it is zippy with crunch and spice. By using premade pancakes (you can keep a package in the freezer) you can literally have these on the table in a quarter of an hour — perfect for midweek meals and last-minute suppers when everyone’s tummy is rumbling. …

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Recipe: Duchy butternut squash, walnut & Stilton stuffed pancakes

This pancake dish is made a bit differently: Once the ingredients are cooked on the hob, they are finished in the oven in a baking dish. It’s like the pancake version of lasagna and completely delicious. Walnuts are a great addition here as the cooked squash and Stilton are lovely and soft, a great counterpart…

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Recipes: Creamy leek & mushroom pancakes

We love leek and mushrooms together. By combining chestnut and button mushrooms, you can a rich yet not overwhelming flavour, perfectly complemented by the leeks.  Making pancakes from scratch couldn’t be easier. For oiling the pan, you can drizzle a little on or you could do it like the crepe vendors do on the streets…

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Recipe: Cheesy pancakes with cauliflower and broccoli

Cheese and broccoli are a classic combination in loads of dishes. This hearty yet easy pancake recipe also brings in the taste, texture and nutritional benefits of cauliflower. You can make it very quick by using prepared frozen pancakes — keep a package in the freezer and you know you’ll never far away from a…

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Baking: Using dried fruits

Dried fruits are often added to baked goods, adding not just flavour but sweetness too. They are classified into two groups, Vine fruits and Tree fruits. The moisture of the fruits is reduced by drying and changes the character of the fruits so that the flavour and sweetness is intensified.  Dried fruit is often treated…

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Recipe: Irish Fever Whiskey cocktail

The K West Hotel & Spa in West London is in the former BBC Kensington House and has a contemporary chic that also draws upon its rock and roll associations (the Hammersmith Apollo is nearby as well). Visitors can check in to one of its elegant rooms (grey and white colour scheme), get pummelled or…

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