Pete & Leo

What Dad Cooked is a collection of our dad’s recipes, thoughts, tips and cooking hacks that simply need to be shared with all you foodies!

Recipes, news and tips
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Why Has Pho Become So Popular?

January 25, 2017

Vietnamese market stalls and restaurants are cropping up everywhere – and with them the hugely popular pho soup.

Mr WDC
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Citrus Slaw – Super Salad

April 17, 2016

‘Now that the sun is coming back – let’s start cracking out the superfood citrus slaw!’

Pete
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Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas

December 3, 2016

‘Maybe it’s the wrong time of year in the UK for a BBQ… What?! No way! BBQ anytime of the year, with this awesome, easy Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas.’

Leo Williamson
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Grilled cheese sandwich with speck

October 6, 2015

‘This is more than just a quick sandwich, turn this SOS basic into your own art form by trying out different ingredients…’

Leo Williamson
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Strawberry Flan

April 22, 2018

This is based on an Erdbeer-Biskuit-Kuchen recipe from a German fruit flan cookbook. I was given the book during a recent trip to Germany by our hosts during ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (traditional coffee and cake social just after lunch).

Mr WDC
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Skillet Style Cornbread

April 3, 2017

This recipe replicates the crusty and crunchy style of cornbread that is made in a cast iron skillet (but uses a normal cake tin). It also uses a cornmeal that can now be found in most supermarkets.

Mr WDC
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Hearty Squash and Sausage Casserole

January 18, 2016

‘Loads of sauce and loads of flavour. Here’s an inexpensive and tasty winter warmer that will satisfy the whole family without breaking the bank.’

Leo Williamson
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Chicken Caesar Salad

June 30, 2015

‘A WDC speciality, I’ve never had this better than at home… It’s all about fresh ingredients and proper Caesar dressing!’

Pete
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Tuna Penne Pasta

June 28, 2016

‘I tend to get home late from work and this little beauty is simple, warming and very quick to make.’

Pete
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The Essentials to Cooking Paella

September 7, 2015

In Spain they take paella very seriously. Here are my tips for making successful paella in our own homes…

Mr WDC
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Bao Buns with Char Sui Pork and Pickled Vegetables

September 5, 2018

Bao buns seem to be the latest thing. But don’t just make them to be trendy – they’re fun and good to eat.

Mr WDC
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A Classic French Salad Niçoise Recipe

June 30, 2016

‘Summers here a what better time for the French classic Salad Niçoise!’

Pete
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Can a Brownie be Healthy?

August 6, 2016

Dad explores the question, can a brownie be healthy? Reducing fats and replacing sugars with Xylitol and Stevia in an attempt to make an indulgent brownie.

Mr WDC
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Lasagne al Forno

November 24, 2015

‘Well we can’t claim fame for the world famous lasagne but Dad can certainly help you learn how to make it taste delicious, every time…’

Pete
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Pear Tart

September 7, 2015

‘This looks so good we didn’t want to spoil its perfection, but we did and it was worth it…’

Leo Williamson
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Delicious Summer Hake & Crab Linguine

August 6, 2016

‘With all the Mediterranean weather we are experiencing recently – what better time to serve up a fresh al fresco seafood pasta.’

Pete
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Apple Strudels

October 21, 2018

Apple strudels for the whole family to make and enjoy.

Mr WDC
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Guacamole the Mexican Way

August 31, 2015

‘Wow, spicy guac in Dad’s volcanic rock molcajete thing! If you’re like me and addicted to guac…’

Leo Williamson
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