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Barney Desmazery recipes

45 Recipes

Try popular recipes for hearty comfort food, culinary classics and decadent desserts from the longest serving member of our cookery team, Barney Desmazery.

 

 

Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

4.52137

(117 ratings)

A veggie dinner party dish which stands alone as a vegan main course or as a complex side dish perfect served with spiced roast meat or fish
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Best ever chunky guacamole

4.784485

(116 ratings)

This is the best version of this classic dip. The ingredients are kept to a minimum, so it's as fresh-tasting as possible...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Herby lamb cobbler

4.740385

(104 ratings)

This warming cobbler is impossible to resist on a winter's day, but is so delicious you'll be cooking it up all year round
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

One-pan Spanish fish stew

4.432435

(111 ratings)

Use any sustainable white fish or salmon in this easy, flavour-packed stew - perfect with crusty bread
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Asparagus cream pasta

4.52586

(116 ratings)

Making a cream out of the stalks means that every mouthful of pasta will have a delicious taste of asparagus
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & chocolate cake

3.788735

(71 ratings)

Beetroot is actually very sweet and keeps this rich chocolate loaf wonderfully moist
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Red onion marmalade

4.42683

(82 ratings)

Soft, sticky onion marmalade - great with pâtés and terrrines or a ploughman's lunch
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Classic roast chicken & gravy

4.87952

(83 ratings)

What more can we say? The classic roast chicken is something everyone should know and can always save the day
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Flourless chocolate & pear cake

4.694445

(72 ratings)

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Creamy mushroom soup

4.831325

(83 ratings)

Use porcini and wild mushrooms to make this rich and creamy soup that makes a filling yet light supper for cold nights. Serve with croutons and chives
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Melty mushroom Wellingtons

4.55128

(78 ratings)

This smart all-in-one vegetarian main is perfect for entertaining on winter nights
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Golden veggie shepherd’s pie

4.707865

(89 ratings)

Make this comforting pie in bulk and freeze in separate servings, so you can defrost only what you need
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chococcino cake

4.359375

(64 ratings)

We know you all love coffee cake as much as chocolate cake, so why not combine the two?
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Madeira loaf cake

4.84058

(69 ratings)

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Parmesan-roasted potatoes

4.851065

(47 ratings)

These are a great addition to Christmas dinner, and perfect for Boxing Day bubble and squeak... if you have any left over
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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