Liam’s Sweet Potato in a Cayenne, Ginger and Groundnut Sauce

This is my favorite recipe from my favorite recipe book, World Food Cafe by Chris & Carolyn Caldicott, which appropriately was given to me on my 18th birthday. It’s delicious, healthy, and fairly cheap and easy to make. It also scales up well–I’ve made it…

Sophie’s Salted Caramel Popcorn

Sophie’s Salted Caramel Popcorn

Popcorn is for sharing… Here’s the recipe And here are the popcorn girls…

Tilda’s best ever Carbonara

Tilda’s best ever Carbonara

2 eggs 2 garlic cloves peeled and poked with forks olive oil thyme a good handful of pancetta grated parmesan Pour the olive oil in a saucepan, letting it heat up. Put the garlic cloves in, making sure that they become golden and not too…

Pat’s Green Pancakes with Lime butter

(Adapted from Otolenghi) For the lime butter 1/4 to 1/2 pack of unsalted butter, at room temperature Zest of 1 lime plus the juice Smidgin of salt A flick of pepper 1 tbsp coriander leaves or not as the case may be. ½ garlic clove,…

Manisha’s Pommes Dauphinoise

Serves 6-8 1 Large Garlic Clove 250ml Whole Milk 250ml Double Cream 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper 1/2 tsp Nutmeg 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 900g Potatoes- Sliced as thinly as possible 175g Grated Cantal or Comte Cheese (Cheddar can work as well)…

Ali’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Ali’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Chicken (thighs or breast) 2tsp Ground Allspice 2tsp Cayenne pepper 2tsp dried thyme (or some fresh) 2 tsp Ground ginger 2tsp Ground nutmeg 2tsp Ground Cinnamon 2 cloves garlic 1 piece ginger 1 x 15 ml dark muscavado sugar 60ml dark rum 60 ml lime…

Canon Angus MacQueen’s Roasted Cormorant

Canon Angus MacQueen’s Roasted Cormorant

Canon Angus MacQueen’s recipe for cormorant, as recounted to me the day of his arrival as the new incumbent of the Parish of South Uist. When I was a boy, my brothers and I used to sail out the Monach islands in the autumn to…

Sophie’s Limoncello

Sophie’s Limoncello

This seems to make a huge amount and take a long time but I wanted to put it in because we had it when we went to Italy. Let’s try it sometime! BBC recipe Limoncello is for sharing…

Gavin’s mum’s Guacamole

Gavin’s mum’s Guacamole

My Mum showed us how to make this when we were kids. We’ve always loved it – Ali still makes it too! At least two ripe avocados 1/4 of a red onion 1 small garlic clove 1 Lime Tabasco (chipotle version is great). Fresh coriander…

Julian’s Gosky Patties (from his good friend Edward Lear)

Julian’s Gosky Patties (from his good friend Edward Lear)

A pig Currants Sugar Peas Roast chestnuts A candle 6 bushels of turnips (more if necessary) Take a pig, three or four years of age, and tie him by the off-hind leg to a post. Place 5 pounds of currants, 5 of sugar, 2 pecks…

Gavin’s BEST EVER Roast Potatoes!

Gavin’s BEST EVER Roast Potatoes!

This is cooking with Science! The baking soda (bicarb) is the magic ingredient – it makes the water slightly alkaline. This breaks down the outside of the potatoes and makes a starchy slurry – so the oil sticks to them and they go super crispy…

Alex’s Unique Uni menu planning system

My university cooking recipes in full: Toast Cereal Toast Salmon and blue cheese Pasta  Toast Vegetables on a special occasion Toast Hope this helps, Alex

Nick’s go-to recipe for Kedgeree

Basmati rice 2 eggs Onions 1 smoked haddock Parsley Frozen peas Curry powder or garam masala Salt & pepper Boil a goodly amount of basmati rice, and a couple of eggs which, If you’re a heathen like me, you can even cook in the same…

Myrtle’s grilled mushroom starter

Mushrooms Butter Chopped chilli peppers

Myrtle’s Mojo de Cilantro

Fish Cilantro (fresh coriander) Other things in Spanish

Neil’s Lentil Dahl – from Gavin

Neil’s Lentil Dahl – from Gavin

Super quick, cheap and tasty. This is based on a recipe that Neil showed me years ago. 1 cup (210g) red lentils, rinsed well 3cm fresh ginger, cut into small chunks 2 bay leaves 1 cinnamon stick 2 tablespoons (40g) butter 1 large onion, finely…