Recipes starting with D

    Date Slices

    Date Slices

    This recipe really stands the test of time and I have been making it since the late 1970's. It is oat based and has no added sugar in the date filling. Made with a plant based or dairy free fat then it is suitable for vegans. What the current rage of clean eating, vegan and sugar free cakes, breakfast bars and superfoods then I suggest that you just give this old fashioned recipe a try. Dried apples, apricots and prunes all work well in the filling. Just substitute for the dates.

    • Time: 60 minutes
    • Complexity: easy

    Devilled Crab with Hot Avocado

    Devilled Crab with Hot Avocado

    Make ahead for a dinner party and just pop into the oven when required. Makes six individual gratins or one large dish.

    • Time: 35 minutes
    • Complexity: easy

    Duck Leg Casserole with Orange and Olives

    Duck Leg Casserole with Orange and Olives

    A marinated and slow cooked duck casserole which does not have a thickened gravy. It is sweet from the fresh sun ripened tomatoes, deliciously citrussy from the orange zest and juice with a briny saltiness from the olives. It tastes even better the next day.

    • Time: Marinade the duck overnight if possible. Takes 1 hr 15 mins in the oven.
    • Complexity: medium

    Durban Chicken Curry

    Durban Chicken Curry

    A hot and spicy chicken curry, originating from Durban, South Africa. Unlike traditional Indian recipes, a Durban curry does not usually include cream, milk, yoghurt or nuts, and very little butter or ghee is used. In Durban oil is used, with a lot of chilli, cumin and coriander and the vibrant colour comes from the tomatoes. Potatoes are added too. This curry is always best the next day and in Durban might be served as a Bunny Chow, in a hollowed out loaf of bread.

    • Time: 40 minutes
    • Complexity: easy