Long Nights and Log Fires
Long Nights and Log Fires: Warming Comfort Food for Family and Friends
This collection of warming recipes will help stave off winter’s chill and keep you warm the whole season through.
On a cold day a steaming bowl of soup is always welcome. Soups & Snacks features hearty recipes such as slow-cooked onion and cider soup; and parsnip, chorizo and chestnut soup. When it’s freezing outside, what we naturally crave is warm, comforting food. In Supper Dishes you’ll find plenty of quick-to-prepare dishes including taleggio and potato tortilla; sage pork chops with kale colcannon; and sausages with celeriac rösti. What better way to spend a chilly afternoon than preparing a casserole that can then slow-cook in time for dinner. One-pot wonders is full of great ideas. Try a smokey hotpot of great northern beans; a classic lamb tagine with almonds, prunes and apricots; or boeuf bourguignon. Roasts are perfect for weekly family get-togethers and seasonal celebrations. Foolproof recipes include roast beef with winter vegetables and garlic crème; roast turkey with lemon and herb stuffing; and roast pork with apple and fennel puddings. Sides and salads complete any meal. Choose from baked spinach mornay or savoy cabbage with bacon and cream; or try a crisp winter salad, such as endive, pear and gorgonzola salad. Whether you enjoy a slice of cake in front of the fire or an indulgent dessert, there are plenty of delicious treats to choose from in bakes and desserts. Try sticky marzipan and cherry loaf or mulled winter fruit crumble. Finally, in drinks there are plenty of ideas for relaxing at home or seasonal entertaining. Enjoy a soothing malted milk or mocha maple coffee or something a little more warming like an egg nog or hot rum and cider punch, guaranteed to get any holiday gathering off to a flying start.