From one pot wonders to chocolate desserts, as temperatures plummet, we count down our top six recipes to fight off the cold and stay warm this winter.
Outside, the weather is descending towards winter, leaving us hiding from the rain and shivering from the cold. So take comfort in the kitchen, with these recipes that are bound to lift your mood, whatever the weather outside.
ONE POT WONDERS
Pot Roast of Beef Brisket
Brisket is a cheap cut of meat that lends itself to long, slow cooking at a low heat. Although this recipe calls for two and a half hours in the oven, if time is on your side, don’t be afraid to turn down the oven and leave this dish to cook longer for maximum depth of flavour.
Asian Winter Chicken Hot Pot
An asian twist on an old favourite, this recipe for hot pot combines tender chicken with delicate Chinese flavours and healthy pearl barley to fill you up. Cooked in a large roasting pan or casserole dish, this recipe saves on the washing up, too.
Leek and Potato Soup
Combining the comforting texture of potato with the delicate flavour of leeks, this classic seasonal soup recipe is sure to warm you up during the winter months.
Fisherman’s Wharf Clam Chowder
If you can’t get your hands on clams, this North American classic works fine with mussels. Head to your bakers to find some large sourdough rolls, that can be hollowed out to create the perfect serving dish that will soak up the flavour of this yummy soup.
Chocolate Molten Desserts
What better way to warm up than with a hot, gooey chocolate pudding? So simple to make, these desserts can be made in advance and kept in the fridge. Served with a dollop of thick cream and a coffee and chocolate sauce, there definitely won’t be any left overs.
Citrus Steamed Pudding
Served with home made custard and a tasty caramel, this light steamed pudding provides the perfect winter dessert, and will fill your home with the delicate scent of citrus.