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Morphy Richards

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If you enjoy cooking or want to learn, you'll love TheAmateurChef! There are over 150 recipes and cooking techniques for all tastes and skill levels. Every recipe has an accompanying cook-along video, giving you simple step by step instructions to create the dish. Whether you're just starting out in the kitchen or a competent cook looking for inspiration for your next dinner party, there's a recipe for everyone. There's no creative editing to make things look easier or "Here's one I made earlier", so if you like the look of a dish, grab your laptop, tablet or smartphone and cook-along!

preparation 7 mins • you cook for 6 mins •

This great recipe is all about deep flavours. It's so tasty, yet so healthy and packs four of your 'five-a-day'. The sweetness of the roasted butternut squash with the earthy mushrooms and lentils works so well. Throw in a good whack of fragrant basil at the end and top with a drizzle of truffle oil for the ultimate in richness. This vegetarian dish showcases some wonderful ingredients that I don't believe we use enough!

I'm The Amateur Chef and this is a little about me and how my website works.

I created TheAmateurChef.co.uk after being food-obsessed for 7 years. I've pored through cookery books, websites and TV shows, picking up tips and tricks, as well as a wife and a baby along the way…

The problem with many recipe books is that a top chef's idea of a simple dish is often a world away from what ordinary, untrained cooks think is simple. I've often thought it would be great to have someone in my kitchen, showing me what to do and when. The cook-along concept is simple - each of my recipes has been honed to make your time in the kitchen as enjoyable as possible. I like to think of them as real recipes for real people! You have realistic timings and can cook alongside me in your kitchen, as I show you what to do and when. Read more...

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This week, there are two original recipes on my newsletter which will make Christmas that little bit easier, and taste that much better! My Pork & Pickle Stuffing Balls and my Baileys Biscuits. The stuffing recipe is a great alternative to the traditional sage and onion - filled with pork, apple and chunky pickle, it has a real tang to it and is very easy and cheap to make. My very grown-up Baileys Biscuits have a good whack of alcohol and a delicious chewy, oat bite to them - naughtily moreish!

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