Bahamian rice & peas (Bahamas)

Bahamian rice & peas Ingredients:   1/4 cup butter 2 ounces sliced bacon, diced 1 large onion, diced 1 large tomato, diced 6 ounces tomato puree 1 tbsp ketchup salt and pepper to taste 1 x can black eyed beans, with liquid 1 2/3 cups water 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped Method: Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium high heat Place bacon in the saucepan and cook until evenly brown Stir in onion and celery and cook until tender Mix…

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Azerbaijan pilaf (Azerbaijan)

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup of blanched almonds 2 tbsp butter 1 cup brown basmati rice 2 cups of chicken stock 1/2 tsp of white sesame seeds 1/4 tsp of ground ginger 1/4 tsp of salt Freshly ground black pepper   Method: Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C Toast ¾ of the almonds in a frying pan on a medium heat. Be careful not to burn Melt butter in a heavy oven proof casserole dish on a medium heat Add the rice and stir with a wooden spoon until for…

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Anzac biscuits (New Zealand)

We love the story behind Anzac biscuits. These tasty treats were baked to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) when serving in Gallipoli. They are meant to be flat but we didn’t realise this when baking. But while they may not look authentic, they certainly taste good. Ingredients: 90g porridge oats 90g desiccated coconut 100g plain flour 100g golden caster sugar 100g butter , plus extra butter for greasing 1 tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Method: Pre heat oven to 180°C Put the…

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Almond sesame pastries

Ingredients: 175g golden caster sugar 300ml water 1 tbsp lemon juice 275g ground almonds 2 tsp finely grated orange zest 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground allspice 4 sheets filo pastry olive oil, for brushing 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds Method: Pre heat the oven to 180°C Place the ground almonds, orange zest, cinnamon, allspice and 50g of the sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix together using your hands Brush one sheet of the pastry with olive oil, keeping the remaining pastry covered with a damp cloth so…

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Alfajores (Argentina)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup golden caster sugar 1 egg 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp lemon rind, grated 1 1/2 cup corn flour 1/2 cup plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Desiccated coconut to decorate Method: Cream butter and sugar together for 5 minutes, or until fluffy Add whole eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, beating well Beat in vanilla and lemon rind Sift together corn flour, plain flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixture and mix well…

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