Pastry

  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Tasty homemade waffles

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour | 2 teaspoons baking powder | 2 tablespoons white sugar | 1 teaspoon salt | 2 cups milk | 2 eggs | 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Complexity: advanced

Manti in multicooker

Ingredients

For the dough: | 500 g (18 oz) wheat flour | 2 eggs | 15 ml vegetable oil | 200 ml water | salt | For the mince: | 300 g (10 oz) veal fillet | 300 g (10 oz) pork fillet | 2 eggs | 100 g (3.5 oz) onions | 5 g (0.18 oz) garlic | 1 liter water | salt, spices
  • Complexity: advanced
  • Origin: Indian

Vegetable samosa

Ingredients

For Cover: | 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida) | water to knead dough | 2 tbsp oil | a little salt | 1/4 tsp ajwain (optional) | For Stuffing: | 3-4 potatoes (boiled, peeled & mashed) | 1/2 cup green peas (boiled) | 1-2 green chilies (finely chopped) | ½ tsp ginger (crushed) | 1 tbsp coriander, finely chopped | few chopped Cashews (optional) | few Raisins (optional) | 1/2tsp garam masala | salt to taste | red chili powder to taste | 1/2 tsp dry mango powder (amchur) (optional)
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: difficult
  • Origin: Italian

Tiramisu

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of aromatized coffee "Montana" | 100 g of sugar powder | 2 eggs | 2 tablespoons of liquor "Amaretto" | 200 g of Marcapone cheese | 100 g of biscuit cookies

Chocolate cookies with species

Ingredients

75 g of butter | 5 tablespoons of sugar powder | 3 tablespoons of flour | 50 g of grinded almonds or filbert | 50 g of finely grinded citrus peel | 25 g of raisins | 25 g of candied cherries | 150 g of milk chocolate | one pinch of ground cloves | one pinch of ginger | one pinch of cinnamon | one pinch of ground chilly

«Knots» with chicken and mushrooms

Ingredients

8 thin pancakes | 100 q of boiled chicken fillet | 50 g of boiled champignons | 30 g of carrot | 40 g of onion | 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil | 100 g of mayonnaise | 8 spouts or spring onions | salt, pepper

It's a great dish for parties. Also you can put into pancakes any other stuffing: meat, cottage cheese, cheese, boiled and raw vegetables. You can make sweet «knots» by putting into pancakes honey and cottage cheese, fruits and so on. But in sweet dish don't forget to use something else instead of spring onions.

  • Time: 2-5 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Origin: Italian

Bruschetta snacks

Ingredients

4 x 57 g/2 oz slices wholemeal bread (24 Sins) | 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved | 1 ripe tomato, skinned | salt and freshly ground black pepper | For the grilled pepper topping: | 1 red pepper, grilled, deseeded and sliced | 1 yellow pepper, grilled, deseeded and sliced | 1 tablespoon chopped parsley | For the cheese and pear topping: | small bunch rocket or watercress | 170 g/6 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced | paprika, for dusting

The ultimate Italian snack — grilled garlic bread using bread from your Healthy Extras allowance, with ravishing Sin-free toppings. Each of the suggested toppings below serves 4 people.

Crostini toasts

Ingredients

4 medium slices white bread, 800 g loaf (18 Sins) | 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved | Fry Light, for spraying

These wonderful little toasts are ideal for handing round at parties. You can top them with a wide range of different savoury toppings.

Wild mushroom feuillete

Ingredients

500 g (1 lb) packet frozen puff pastry, thawed | 15 g (1/2 oz) butter or margarine | 500 g (1 lb) closed cup mushrooms, sliced | 375 g (12 oz) oyster mushrooms, sliced | 300 ml (1/2 pint) soured cream | 300 ml (1/2 pint) single cream | 1 garlic clove, crushed | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Flaky mushroom roll

Ingredients

25 g (1 oz) butter or margarine | 1 onion, chopped | 250 g (8 oz) chestnut mushrooms, chopped | 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley | 75 g (3 oz) brown rice, cooked | 250 g (8 oz) packet frozen puff pastry, thawed | egg yolk, to glaze | salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Mushroom & pepper pizza

Ingredients

Topping: | 2 tablespoons sunflower oil | 250 g (8 oz) onions, sliced | 425 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 2 tablespoons tomato puree | 125 g (4 oz) mozzarella cheese, grated | 1/2 red pepper, cored, seeded and sliced | 1/2 orange pepper, cored, seeded and sliced | 1/2 green pepper, cored, seeded and sliced | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 125 g (4 oz) mixed mushrooms, such as oyster, shiitake and chestnut, sliced | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Dough: | 250 g (8 oz) strong plain flour | 1/2 teaspoon salt | 7 g (1/4 oz) sachet fast-action dried yeast | pinch of sugar | 150 ml (1/4 pint) tepid water
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Italian

Peppered Beef Pizza

Ingredients

1/2 x 275 g (9 oz) packet bread mix | Topping: | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 small onion, grated | 2 tablespoons tomato puree | 1 teaspoon paprika | 125 g (4 oz) button mushrooms, sliced | 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into rings | 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into rings | 250 g (8 oz) mozzareila cheese, thinly sliced | 50 g (2 oz) can anchovy fillets, cut in half lengthways | a few black olives | salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Chilli Calzone

Ingredients

1/2 x 560 g (20 oz) packet bread mix | Filling: | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 large onion, chopped | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 2 tablespoons ground coriander | 1 tablespoon chilli powder | 325 g (11 oz) can sweetcorn, drained | 375 g (12 oz) mozzareila cheese, sliced | 1 teaspoon dried marjoram | 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried thyme | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mexicali Golden Corn Pancakes

Ingredients

75 g (3 oz) cornmeal | 25 g (1 oz) plain flour | 2 eggs | 300-450 ml (1/2-3/4 pint) milk | oil or butter, for cooking | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Filling: | 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and diced | 1 large onion, finely chopped | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 2 tablespoons peanut oil | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced pork | 150 ml (1/4 pint) boiling beef stock | 400 g (13 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional) | Topping: | 2 large ripe avocado pears, peeled, stoned and diced | juice of 1/2 lemon | 1 gariic clove, crushed | 150 ml (1/4 pint) soured cream | 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Veal and Apple Pasties with Walnuts

Ingredients

400 g (13 oz) packet shortcrust pastry | beaten egg, to glaze | Filling: | 500 g (1 lb) minced veal | 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and diced | 50 g (2 oz) chopped walnuts | 1 small onion, finely chopped | 2 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs, e.g. thyme, parsley, sage, marjoram, rosemary | 50 g (2 oz) raisins | salt and freshly ground black pepper

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