Fennel and Potato Latkes with Lemon and Chive Aioli

I used to enjoy latkes every Chanukah, when they are traditionally served to symbolize the miracle of oil (yes, oily foods are the done thing during this festival), along with cheese blintzes and doughnuts. The key to achieving the perfect latke is to make sure the oil is not so …

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Recipe of the Week: Salmon Parcels with Vegetables

Serves 4 Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Arrange the salmon steaks, the courgettes cut in rounds and the remaining vegetables in the middle of 4 sheets of baking paper. Close the parcels tightly. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with basil …

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Weekend Recipe: Gizzi Erskine’s Black Velvet Cake

  SERVES 10–12 Preparation Time 20 minutes, plus chilling Cooking Time 50 minutes Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes, plus extra for greasing 250ml chocolate stout or Guinness 100g plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 35g cocoa powder 400g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 142g natural yogurt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract …

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