The Collection

Full collection of home cooked recipes from What Dad Cooked. We’ve got, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks and sauces! So enjoy, and don’t forget to tag your meals with #WhatDadCooked

April 22, 2018

Strawberry Flan

Enjoyed by Bill

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). This flan was served with the coffee and I was surprised that the base was homemade. So I found my own special sponge tin, did some translating and started baking. There are many quick cheats for this recipe which means it can be knocked up in no time. Or there is the full WDC method which will take a little longer…

April 8, 2018

Pappardelle with Parma Ham

Enjoyed by Bill

Another ‘leftover’ from an Easter anti pasto and another recipe worth posting.

April 6, 2018

Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

Enjoyed by Bill

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…

March 29, 2018

Beetroot Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

You can’t go wrong with beetroot and goats cheese – so I make no apologies for another version of this tasty combo.

March 23, 2018

Kohlrabi Asian Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

Kohlrabi has a faint taste of coconut. It’s crisp and crunchy, so I thought it would be perfect in an Asian salad.

March 22, 2018

Monk fish and Prawn Methi, Marsoor Dal, Lemon and Chana Dal Pilaf with Paratha and Chutneys

Enjoyed by Bill

I happened across an unusual fresh herb at the market: ‘Fenugreek!’, the stall holder calls out. I asked if I could taste some – definitely interesting. I then asked the man how he cooks with it. ‘How would I know,’ he said, ‘we don’t cook with it, we’re from the Middle East – only Indians cook with it – they call it methi.’ And so, my cooking everything methi phase begins…

March 10, 2018

A Cake for Easter

Enjoyed by Bill

Inspired by the ricotta tarts made in Naples at Easter.

March 8, 2018

Rhubarb Crumble – Deconstructed

Enjoyed by Bill

Rhubarb is brilliant – it’s got a silly name, it’s vegetable that tastes like fruit, and its pink! My ‘deconstructed’ crumble keeps the shape and the beautiful colour of the rhubarb and transforms a homely pud into a something special.

March 7, 2018

Celeriac and Cyprus Potato Gratin

Enjoyed by Bill

Celeriac and potatoes have a wonderful affinity, but the real delight of this recipe Cyprus potatos – their nutty taste and texture is perfect in a gratin.

February 28, 2018

Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables

Enjoyed by Bill

Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.

January 10, 2018

Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce

Enjoyed by Bill

Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.

January 7, 2018

Biscotti Eight Ways

Enjoyed by Bill

I made eight flavours of biscotti as Christmas gifts. A bit mad, but lots of fun. The photo shows the hazelnut, orange and chocolate, and chocolate and chocolate flavour – the rest were eaten!

December 19, 2017

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

Enjoyed by Bill

A simple 30 minute Italian Classic.

December 18, 2017

Nduja Crostini

Enjoyed by Bill

I was blown away by a nduja pizza I had in London. So naturally, I bought some the next time I was in my Italian deli…

December 8, 2017

Scotch Broth and Boiled Shin of Beef

Enjoyed by Bill

A revived British classic

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