Portly Cooks | Ameretti Biscuits

Perfect for a cup of coffee or tea! 200g Almond Flour 200g Caster Sugar 2 Egg Whites Half tsp Lemon Juice Half tsp Pistachio Extract Mix almond flour and caster sugar, in a separate bowl whip the egg whites, extract and lemon juice until soft peaks. Fold egg mix into almond flour and sugar. Roll…

Portly Cooks | Mushroom Pasta

I used dried mushrooms in this so I could use the stock made from re-hydrating them in the sauce, you don’t have to obviously a veg or chicken stock cube will do the same job. Serves 2 200g Oyster Mushrooms 50g Dried Shitake 120g Spaghetti (or your favourite one whatever you have to hand) Stock…

Portly Cooks | Leftover Mash Gnocchi

I’d never made gnocchi before making this dish, mainly because I’m not all that keen on mash potato… roast potatoes are clearly always much better right? Sorry about the cup measures and actual measure mix… it’s what I used to scoop out the mash. 1 cup leftover Mashed Potato 1.5 cups Flour 1 egg Oyster…

Portly Cooks | Gamberi all’aglio

If you’re in need of a quick and easy starter for date night or a dinner party with friends then look no further than this. It’s got fabulous fresh prawns, garlic butter and freshly baked bread… kind of and its all in the oven so you can forget about it! 12 King Prawns* 1 White…

Portly Cooks | Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

For when you have nothing in the cupboard and have no idea what to have for dinner, this Italian classic can save you! 100g Spaghetti 1 Red Chilli 3 Cloves of Garlic 2 tbsp Olive Oil Fresh Parsley Cook the pasta, while the pasta cooks, finely chop the chilli and parsley. In another pan heat…

Portly Cooks | Samphire and Spaghetti in Garlic Cream Cheese Sauce

I saw this on TV the other day, it’s supposed to have Agretti in it but in place of that i’ve used Samphire and I didn’t have any Gorgonzola either so… 90g Spaghetti 60g Samphire Half pack of Garlic and Herb Cheese Roll 25ml Double Cream 20ml White Wine Boil the pasta and samphire together…

Portly Cooks | Parmigiana di melanzane

Parmigiana de melanzane is an Italian classic, its up there with some truly wonderful comfort foods, you can even make this ahead of time and freeze it if you are so inclined. 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes 1 tsp Mixed Herbs 2 Cloves Garlic (crushed) ½ Glass of red wine 1 tsp Ketchup (don’t shoot me)…

Portly Cooks | Spaghetti Alle Vongole

I finally get the hype… 300g Clams 100g Spaghetti Drizzle of Olive Oil 50g Butter 2 cloves of Garlic Half glass of White Wine Cook the pasta (9 mins rolling boil in salted water) and steam open the clams with a little of the white wine. In a frying pan, melt the butter and add…

Portly Cooks | Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs are one of the simplest things you can make, grab some beef mince a roll it into a ball right? For the sauce 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp Ketchup 1 tsp Tomato Puree 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Mixed Herbs For the meatballs 250g Beef Mince Half an…

Portly Cooks | Pizza

Everyone loves a pizza and this is nice and easy and uses the Bread recipe that was posted before this recipe. This time I halved it and makes two roughly side plate sized pizzas. 125g Plain/Strong Bread Flour 88ml Warm Water 1/3 tsp Dried Yeast Drizzle Olive Oil For the topping ½ tin Chopped Tomatoes…