Category Archives: spanish

Spicy vegan Spanish chorizo

Spending an evening drinking wine and nibbling on tapas is one our favourite summer activities, but the menu can be quite limited for non-meat-eaters. This spicy vegan Spanish chorizo is a great addition to the tapas repertoire! Makes: 1 large … Continue reading

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Convent cake

So soft, moist and flavourful. And it’s butterless, so I can have 2 pieces, right?  😉 According to the site where I first saw this cake, Aisha Kandisha, (I have translated it and converted the measurements), it gets its name … Continue reading

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Padrón peppers

This is my absolute, hands down favourite beer snack. I’m a huge fan of peppers in all their forms, but there is something so incredibly moreish about these luscious little gems. Padrón peppers grow in northwestern Spain. They’re small, about … Continue reading

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 A 3 course empanada feast… The dough Makes enough for one large empanada, 2 medium-sized empanadas or 12 empanadillas Ingredients 500g all-purpose (plain) or bread flour 240ml warm water 100ml olive oil 1 sachet dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 … Continue reading

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Tomato and fresh herb paella

A tomato flavour bomb! Ingredients 1 litre vegetable stock generous pinch saffron threads 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 2 cups rice 1 large (800g) can … Continue reading

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Vegetable paella

The first attempt was good, but nothing to write home about. I forgot a couple of ingredients (d’oh!) and didn’t have a heat diffuser so the rice around the edges of the pan didn’t cook as well (the rice in … Continue reading

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