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I don't know how well-known haslet is throughout the UK (and indeed the world), but it deserves to be very popular. Made from minced pork and offal, it's a deliciously savoury meaty loaf that's perfect eaten cold with a salad or sliced in a sandwich.
English Pouring Custard - Creme Anglaise
I've always found custard pretty tricky to make the conventional way - a lot can go wrong, and it takes quite a bit of practice to get right. In this recipe, I'll show you the traditional way, and also a foolproof method using a sous vide machine.
Spotted Dick is one of the classic British puddings. Thanks to the suet, it is actually quite light in texture, and utterly comforting. And it's got fruit in it, so it's one of your 5 a day!
Chilli and Cheese Burritos with Home-made Flour Tortillas
Burritos can contain pretty much anything, but the key thing is a good flour tortilla - the best ones are home-made, so I'm showing you how to do that here.
Chilli Con Carne
In Texas and Mexico, Chilli con carne would typically be made using diced beef and a blend of 3 or 4 different types of chilli. In the British version we use minced beef, 1 type of chilli ('red'!) and beans, usually red kidney beans. So, not authentic, but very tasty.
If you ever get bored of potatoes, rice or pasta for your carbs hit, try spätzle. It's yummy! By the way, it's pronounced something like 'shpetzly'.
Hungarian Chicken Paprikash
I don't know why Hungary seems to be obsessed with paprika, but it's used to great effect in this recipe. In Hungary, this dish is known as Paprikás Csirke. Your chicken pieces should be on the bone and with the skin on for maximum flavour.
Lovely and creamy and mushroomy and cheesy - this vegetarian risotto is proper comfort food.
Chilli and Lime Chicken with Mushroom Salad
This Thai-inspired chicken marinated in lime juice and chilli is just perfect for a hot summer day. The herb-packed mushroom tabbouleh salad is delicious too. If you don't like mushrooms, you can use avocados instead.
Like apple pie and hamburgers, meatloaf is almost a synonym for American cooking. It can be a bit disappointing though - minced meat on its own doesn't taste that great, so in this recipe we make sure it's packed with flavour.
Four Cheese Pizza - Pizza Quattro Formaggi
Four-cheese pizza is a totally wonderful thing - a good variety of cheeses makes for an really tasty pizza.
Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
Most cultures have a dish like this - Spanish albóndigas, British faggots, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern kofte, IKEA Swedish meatballs etc. This recipe is a bit Italian influenced, especially in the tomato sauce that goes with the meatballs.
Jam Roly Poly
Heavy, stodgy, overly sweet - the badly-made jam roly poly served at my school was everything doctors warn us against. But this one is actually quite light, not too sweet, and utterly wonderful.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls
This recipe produces the kind of sweet and sour chicken that you would typically get from a Western Chinese takeaway. I very much doubt you could get anything remotely like it in China! But unlike the takeaway version, you'll be eating this when freshly made, so the batter will be crisp, not soggy, and the chicken tender and juicy rather than dry and stringy. And I don't know what takeaways put in the sauce to make it glow in the dark, but this sauce doesn't!