Food hacks guide

While we love nothing more than spending quality time in the kitchen whipping up a feast, occasionally we want something impressive in mere minutes. Enter our handy food hacks, guaranteed to make your life a little easier and a whole lot more delicious...

How to make our food hacks

Short on time? Watch our quick food hacks and find more details on the recipes below...

Chicken noodle soupEasiest ever chicken noodle soup
Classic comfort food you can make with just a few ingredients. Warm your cockles with this simple noodle soup. 
Chicken noodle soup

 

Stuffed pancakesNext level stuffed pancakes
These chocolate stuffed American-style pancakes have got our mouthes watering. Try them for yourself!
Stuffed pancakes

 

Healthy vegan curryHealthy vegan curry 
An easy storecupboard vegan curry that you can whip up with minimal fuss.
Healthy vegan curry


 

Seafood pastaEasiest ever seafood pasta
This easy crab linguine makes a great midweek supper for two and only needs a handful of ingredients. 
Seafood pasta

 

Chicken lunchesEasiest ever chicken lunches
Three simple recipes for leftover chicken lunches that'll keep you going 'til dinner.
Chicken lunches


 

vegan cereal barsEasiest ever vegan cereal bars
These simple vegan breakfast bars are perfect as a quick snack or an on-the-go breakfast option. 
Vegan cereal bars

 

Food hack: Yule logEasiest ever yule log
This super simple chocolate yule log takes almost no effort and is a real showstopper. 
Yule log

 

Food hack: Mince piesEasiest ever mince pies
The easiest mince pies you'll ever make! Ready in minutes with a handful of ingredients. 
Mince pies

 

Food hack: healthy canapésHealthy canapés
Good Food's simple party foods are here to help you through the party season without packing on the calories.
Healthy canapé 

 

No-knead breadEasiest ever no-knead bread
Making your own loaf has never been easier. It's all about the proving and the baking - cut out the kneading and bake to impress. 
No-knead bread

 

Burger saucesEasiest ever burger sauces
3 really easy burger sauces you can dollop onto your burgers and instantly improve any summer barbecue. 
3 Burger sauces

 

flavoured popcornNext level flavoured popcorn
We've come up with 3 popcorn flavours that are as addictive as they are easy to make for your perfect movie night.
How to make flavoured popcorn

 

protein shakeEasiest ever protein shake
Our super easy, all-natural protein shake can be blended up in minutes and tastes delicious.
How to make a protein shake

 

smoothiesEasiest ever fruit smoothies
You can freeze these fruity combinations ahead of time to make these smoothies whenever you fancy. Pop in the blender, sit back and relax.
Quick smoothie recipes

 

energy ballsEasiest ever energy balls
These energy boosting chocolate orange balls are a tasty snack that will keep you going 'til dinner time.
How to make energy balls

 

Slicing cheatSlicing cheat
Slicing by hand doesn't have to be time consuming or hard work, all you need is a plate and a serrated knife to make your salad in seconds.
Slicing cheat

 

KiwiHow to peel a kiwi 
Kiwis are delicious when they're ripe and sweet, however they can be tricky little devils to peel. This hack shows you how to scoop out that tasty flesh effectively.
How to peel a kiwi

 

strawberry daiquiriEasiest ever frozen strawberry daiquiri
The ultimate cooling cocktail you can make with just 4 ingredients and a blender!
How to make a frozen strawberry daiquiri
 



hot cross lemon puddingNext level hot cross lemon pudding
A delicious twist on an Easter favourite, using hot cross buns and lashings of lemon curd.
How to make hot cross bread & lemon pudding



egg decoratingNext level Easter egg decoration
The simplest and most effective designs to jazz up your eggs and make shop-bought products look eggstra professional.
Easter egg decorating

 

cheesecakeEasiest ever lemon cheesecake
A perfectly smooth cheesecake you can make in 10 minutes with 5 ingredients. Don't sweat it out in the kitchen, leave your impressive dessert in the fridge and go enjoy the party!
Easy lemon curd cheesecake
 

fudgeEasiest ever choc cherry truffle fudge
A deliciously indulgent fudge everyone will be helping themselves to. Leave this to chill in the fridge, then simply slice and serve when you're ready for something sweet.
Quick choc-cherry truffle fudge
 

Choc orange cakeEasiest ever choc-orange cake
A gluten free chocolate cake that's bound to be an instant crowd-pleaser. Serve with a drizzle of double cream and top with sliced orange for a deceptively simple sweet meal finish.
Choc-orange cake
 

Guinness martiniNext level Guinness Martini
Give your martini a kick with a splash of Guinness, rum and a dash of espresso coffee. Serve chilled and in your most impressive martini glasses.
How to make a Guinness Martini



Black RussianNext level Guinness Black Russian
Add a dash of stout to your traditional cocktail to create something unique in minutes.
How to make a Guinness Black Russian



Hot dog hackNext level hot dogs
Four revamped hot dog flavours that're easy to make and will keep you coming back for more. 
Four hot dog flavours



jam jar marinadesEasiest ever jam jar marinades
Marinades that transform your meal, that you can make in minutes!
How to make jam jar marinades


 

Potato saladNext level potato salad
We've cracked the way to make the creamiest, most addictive bowl of potato salad.
How to make the best potato salad


 

Rainbow fruit pizzaNext level rainbow fruit pizza
This vibrant fruit topped sweet pizza is the perfect treat for kids.
How to make rainbow fruit pizza


 

Marble fondantNext level marble fondant
Learn how to make pretty marbled fondant to make your next cake extra special.
How to make marble fondant
 



CordialEasiest ever cordial
Watch how to make your own fruity cordials in just a few easy steps.
How to make cordial

 


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katharinebarnes
19th Mar, 2016
Several of these recipes don't give quantities. I'd like to try the fudge and could have a guess at quantities but can you state them please?
Georgina Kiely
21st Mar, 2016
Hi there, thanks for pointing this out for us, we've updated the recipes with the amounts needed. If you need any further help please take a look at our handy hacks video which shows you how to make them. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/videos/hacks/hack-foods-cakes-and-cocktails 
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