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Falafels

How to make Falafels: These tasty broad bean patties are packed with fragrant herbs and spices. Falafels are a typical Lebanese street snack often served in pita breads with salad. They can also be served as a starter, with dips such as Hummus, or as part of a more substantial meal with plain rice and […]

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Chocolate Bread Pudding

How to make Chocolate Bread Pudding: Ingredients: Directions: Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease 6 ramekins or you can also do this in an 11×9 inch pan. Melt chocolate chips. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, cream, milk, and vanilla. Stir in melted chocolate until smooth. Add bread stirring gently to combine. Place in […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

How to cook Spinach Artichoke Dip: Ingredients: Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a small baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Add in artichoke hearts, spinach, and mozzarella cheese and mix well. Transfer the mixture to the […]

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Ratatouille

How to cook ratatouille. Originally from Nice, ratatouille is one of those reliable recipes that just gets better as it matures. It can be served with many dishes, and also by itself with lots of crusty bread. Don’t use green peppers as they are too bitter. Ingredients: Directions: Cut the aubergines into large, bite-sized pieces, […]

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Cassoulet

How to cook Cassoulet: This heartly dish from south-west France is ideal for large gatherings on cold winter days. It is traditionally made with a type of haricot bean called lingot, but the creamy texture of butter beans also works well. All the components of dish can be made days in advance, then assembled on […]

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Bouillabaisse

How to cook Bouillabaisse: This excellent, ancient recipe from Provence excites huge passion and interest. Bouillabaisse consists of fragrant fish chunks poached in a saffron-enhanced broth. The dish is served as two courses. First the broth is spooned over toasted bread croutes topped with rouille sauce, which enriches the soup; next the fish itself is […]

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Avgolemono

How to make Avgolemono: The name of this classic Greek soup literally means ‘egg-lemon’. It is incredibly fresh and very easy to prepare. If you ‘re serving it to guests, prepare the stock and rice first, then complete the dish just before serving. Ingredients: TO SERVE a large handful of fresh flat leaf parsley, finely […]

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Spicy Meat Pastries

How to cook Spicy Meat Pastries: Packed with sweet and sour flavours, these intricate little pastries are known as sambusak in Greece where they are often served as part of a mixed meze. Traditionally fried, they can also be baked. Ingredients: Directions: To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make […]

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Masala Apple Cake with Cardamom Ice Cream

How to make masala apple cake with cardamom ice cream: The fragrance of the masala spice blend is the very essence of India in this incredibly easy, deliciously moist cake. Ingredients: Directions: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour a 13×9-inch pan. MAKE THE CAKE: Spread the walnuts on a rimmed baking […]

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Cardamom Ice Cream

How to make Cardamom Ice Cream: Ingredients:   Directions: Fill a 4-quart bowl halfway with ice and 2 cups of water. Place a 2-quart metal bowl inside the 4-quart bowl. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the milk, cream and half-and-half. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of the sugar on top, (do not stir) and add the […]

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Caramel Sauce

How to make Caramel Sauce: Ingredients: Directions: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of water. Stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved, then raise the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Do not stir while the mixture is bubbling, but wash down the sides […]

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Sicilian Schiacciata

Something like a double-thickness, well-stuffed pizza, this ancient recipe is really a kind of substantial double-crust pie. Vary ingredients as you like, though these are fairly typical for a Sicilian recipe – food from this island is often packed with intense flavours. Ingredients: Directions: Put the flour, sugar, and salt and yeast into a food […]

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