This best roast potatoes recipe will certainly not disappoint, purely because it is a very simple recipe, but it has everything roast potatoes should have, a crispy outside combined with a light and fluffy centre!
Here at British Bakeware, we have seen many recipes claiming to be the ultimate roast potatoes, but we believe that the brilliant people at BBC Good Food have got it spot on, simple is definitely better in this case! This recipe allows you to use goose fat, duck fat or olive oil, basically whatever you want. All you need is an enamel roasting pan or any other large roasting tin, salt, and you are ready to go!
- 1kg Maris Piper potatoes
- 100g of goose fat, or 100ml of olive oil
- 2 tsp of flour
- Maldon salt
Step 1- Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees celcius/180 degrees for a fan oven/gas mark 6. Place an enamel roasting pan in the oven cavity to pre-heat as well. Peel all of the potatoes and cut each potato in to 4 pieces. Place the potatoes in to a large saucepan and pour in water to barely cover them. Add some salt and wait for the water to boil. Once the water has reached a rolling boiling point, turn the heat right down and simmer the potatoes for 2 minutes. While this is taking place, put your goose fat, duck fat or olive oil in to the enamel roasting pan and place it in the oven for a few minutes until it is piping hot.
Step 2- Drain your potatoes using a colander. Shake the colander around a bit to break up the potatoes and fluff them up. Take the 2 tsp of flour and sprinkle in over the outside of the potatoes. This will help make them crispy on the outside!
Step 3- Once you have done this, carefully put each potato in to the hot fat or oil. Ensure each potato is covered by the fat as this will also help them become lovely and crispy. Spread them out evenly in the tin.
Step 4-Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes before taking them out and turning them over to ensure they are cooking evenly. Roast them for 15 minutes again before turning once more. Place them back in the oven once more until they are deliciously golden and crispy on the outside.
Step 5- Once you are happy with the colour of the potatoes, take them out and sprinkle with some of the Maldon salt before serving straight away.
Step 6- You will definitely have the best roast potatoes to go with your Christmas dinner. Crispy on the outside and light and fluffy in the centre! Merry Christmas!
Source: BBC Good Food
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Picture this, it’s Christmas Eve and you looking for something to do with the children to distract them from the fact that Santa is on his way! These Vanilla Christmas Cookies are the perfect Christmas treat for you and your children this Christmas!
We are all guilty of having an extra sweet tooth at Christmas time! These Vanilla Christmas Cookies are the perfect pre-Christmas treat and a great way to entertain your children in the days leading up to Christmas. Very simple to make, these Vanilla Christmas Cookies take just 12 minutes to bake and you can decorate them as you wish to fill your home with Christmas spirit! We love these cookies and thanks to the people at BBC Good Food, you can bake them at home! Merry Christmas!
For the Cookies
- 140g of icing sugar
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 375g of plain flour
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 200g of icing sugar
- Edible silver and gold balls
- 2 metres of thin ribbon cut in to 10cm lengths
- Edible food colouring
Step 1-Take a large mixing bowl and pour the egg yolk, 250g of butter, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and the 140g of icing sugar in. Mix together using a wooden spoon until you are happy that it is well combined. Then add in the 375g of plain flour to make the dough. You should mix this until it is rather firm in consistency. Once you are happy with the mixture, shape it in to two flat discs and wrap it in clingfilm. Place it in your refrigerator for no more than half an hour. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees celcius/170 degrees celcius for a fan oven/gas mark 5.
Step 2-Take the dough out of your refrigerator and remove the clingfilm. Pour some flour on to your kitchen surface and roll the dough to the thickness of two £1 coins, then cut the dough using a Christmas shaped cookie cutter. Line two baking sheets or baking trays with baking paper, before placing each piece of dough on the sheet. Cut a small hole in the top of each cookie with a skewer or the end of a teaspoon. Place in the centre of your preheated oven and cook for between 10 and 12 minutes.
Step 3-Remove the cookies from the oven when they start to turn a delicious golden brown colour. Place on a plate or wire cooling rack to allow them to cool down properly. Now you can start making the icing by adding a few drops of cold water to the icing sugar and mixing. You want the icing to be quite thick but still a bit runny. Add the food colouring if you wish, but you don’t need to. Spread this on the cookies before decorating further with the edible golden and silver balls.
Source: BBC Good Food
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