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

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

November 30, 2017

Mini Meatball Fedilini

Enjoyed by Peter

This is a clever way with meat balls. As small individual portions it makes an elegant Italian starter. The smaller-sized meatballs and thin spaghetti also make a fun and wholesome dish for children. Or piled high on a big platter it makes a great family dish to share around the table.

November 29, 2017

Roman Artichokes

Enjoyed by Bill

This is one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes. I got these artichokes from Kingston Market – they’re fresh in from Italy.

November 15, 2017

Chipotle Meatballs

Enjoyed by Bill

These Mexican-style meatballs in a smoky chipotle sauce are a great antidote to the coming Christmas fare.

November 8, 2017

Snickerdoodle Dandies

Enjoyed by Bill

An American favourite and an excellent way with cinnamon.

October 26, 2017

Bangers ‘n’ Squash

Enjoyed by Bill

Sausages and seasonal squash make a great combo. Here they are served with sage and onion gravy to make a perfect autumn supper.

October 26, 2017

Bangers ‘n’ Mash – Spanish Style with Butternut Squash Mash

Enjoyed by Bill

With this bangers and mash recipe, the sausages and potatoes are replaced with chorizo and seasonal butternut squash mash and the gravy is replaced with a Spanish pepper sauce.

October 9, 2017

Orange Julius

Enjoyed by Bill

If you’ve been pining, like me, for a real taste of California, here it is, an Orange Julius you can make at home!

October 3, 2017

Dad’s Californian Salad with Artichokes and Fresh Vegetables

Enjoyed by Leo

A delicious salad of fresh vegetables, typical of those grown in my childhood home!

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