Comfort Food

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  • Comfort food for cold days, including a herby toad in the hole recipe, rich spaghetti carbonara and wild mushroom and spinach lasagne, as well as comforting puds

    Make comfort food for cold days, whether it’s a herby toad in the hole with lashings of gravy, an oozing wild mushroom and spinach lasagne or a rich spaghetti carbonara recipe, made the proper way with eggs and plenty of Parmesan.

    There’s nothing like steaming hot comfort food to sooth you and it’s worth taking the time over, especially when it’s raining outside. With this in mind, we’ve featured some slow cooked comfort food, like roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding which is a classic recipe and a family favourite, alongside everyone’s favourites, like the ultimate macaroni cheese.

    First up, this classic alpine tartiflette recipe (pictured) is wickedly addictive! Serve it with a bitter green salad and pickled onions and crusty French bread, or as a side to a good cut of roast meat for a really warming, filling and indulgent meal. The double cream and bacon make this tartiflette really rich, but when it’s cold and the days are short, there’s nothing better.

    Whether you’re vegetarian or a committed carnivore, everyone has days where they need really hearty food. If you fancy something meaty, try our beef meatballs in Guinness – the horseradish dumplings put a really nice twist on a classic dumpling.

    Or perhaps you might fancy our chilli with avocado salsa. Served with rice or a baked potato, or even on its own with a side of salad, this is a super warming dish that’ll leave you feeling really satisfied.If you don’t eat meat, then you might want to try our cheese gratin – made with four different types of cheese, this is a real treat. Whilst it’s not exactly diet-friendly, it has to be one of the most delicious vegetarian recipes, and there’s nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while!

    Click through for more of our favourite comfort food recipes…