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Chocolate muffins

Chocolate muffins Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 125g plain flour 25g cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 large egg 60g caster sugar 2 tbsp vegetable oil 100ml whole milk 50g chocolate chips (optional) 100g

Jalebi Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 1 litre vegetable oil, for deep-frying flaked almonds or finely chopped pistachios, to serve 200g caster sugar small pinch of saffron 1⁄4 tsp green cardamom powder, or use

katsu

Lighter chicken katsu

For the chicken, pour the buttermilk into a wide, shallow dish. Season with pepper and a small pinch of salt. Pat the chicken breasts dry with kitchen paper, then put

duck ragu 2

Venetian duck ragu

Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the duck legs and brown on all sides for about 10 mins. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add the onions

chorizo pie

Chicken & chorizo pie

Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish. Brown the chicken thighs in batches until golden, then transfer to a plate. Add the onions to the dish and cook

wedges

Spring chicken paella

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Season the chicken thighs well and then dust all over with the flour. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a paella pan or

rabbit pie

Mr McGregor’s rabbit pie

Toss the rabbit joints (or diced meat) with half the flour and some seasoning. Heat half the oil in a flameproof casserole dish and brown the meat on all sides.

fried chicken

Polenta-crusted chicken with cornbread

If you have time, soak the chicken in the buttermilk (not regular milk) overnight. To make the cornbread, heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Grease 6 holes of a muffin

anise chicken

Star anise roast chicken

Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Put the chicken in a large roasting tin, then put a few onion slices, garlic cloves, a small piece of the ginger and 1

sweet sesame chilli chicken

Sweet sesame chilli chicken

Heat the oil in a wok or large saucepan. Add the onion and stir-fry for 5 mins until turning golden. Add the garlic, ginger, chicken, pak choi and sesame seeds,

chicken pesto wrap

Chicken pesto wrap

Mix together the shredded chicken, soured cream, yogurt or mayonnaise with the pesto. Season. Lay a slice of cheese on each wrap, then divide the chicken mixture between them.

liver parfair with sauternes jelly 1

Liver parfait with Sauternes jelly

Melt the butter in a wide frying pan and add the shallots, herbs and some seasoning. Cook gently for 10 mins until very soft. Spoon the shallots into a food