These quick quesadillas are a fantastic idea for your party this New Year’s Eve, they take virtually no time at all to prepare and cook, and your party guests will love the flavours from the pineapple salsa and guacamole!

After a busy Christmas with a lot of complicated food, we can imagine that you want to keep the food simple for New Year’s Eve without losing any of the flavour of the food. Well these quick quesadillas are a fantastic dish to serve your guests! The recipe is courtesy of Jamie Oliver, so you know it is going to be fantastic! The sweet finish of the pineapple is backed up with the heat from the chilli, and this is excellently complimented by the creamy taste of the cheese in the quesadillas themselves. So have a go at this fantastic recipe and your guests won’t be disappointed!



  • 250g cottage cheese
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 finely chopped yellow pepper
  • 1 finely chopped red pepper
  • 1 red chilli
  • Half a bunch of fresh coriander
  • 120g cheddar cheese
  • 4 large flour tortillas

For the Pineapple Salsa

  • 227g tinned pineapple rings, chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • Half a Lime
  • Half a teaspoon of black mustard seeds
  • Half a red chilli

For the Guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados (halved and stoned)
  • Half a bunch of fresh coriander
  • Half a red onion, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped


Step 1-Start with your pineapple salsa. Set your hob or hotplate to a medium-high heat and add a dash of oil, the mustard seeds and the chilli. Once the smell starts to release, add the pineapple and the juice and some black pepper. Cook until this solution turns thicker and starts to bind and become sticky. Squeeze the juice of the lime in and set aside in a dish to serve later.

Step 2-The next part to do is the guacamole. Take the already halved and stoned avocados and scrape the flesh of both avocados in to a mixing bowl. Add in the grated red onion, lime juice, chilli and coriander. Add as much salt and black pepper as you want, then add the tomatoes. Mix it together well either using an electric blender or just your hands.

Step 3-Add the lime juice and salt and pepper in to the cottage cheese and stir together. To make the quesadillas, mix the cheddar cheese in with the coriander, peppers and chilli and spread across two of the flour tortillas, and then add the other two tortillas on top.

Step 4-Cook in your oven or grill for 3 minutes or so on either side of the quesadilla until they turn a delicious golden brown colour and the cheese melts.

Step 5-That’s it, simply cut up and serve with the pineapple salsa and guacamole. Enjoy!

Source: Jamie Oliver 

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Roast Root Vegetables

If you want something hearty to accompany your roast this Christmas, then these roast root vegetables are the perfect side dish for you! There is nothing better than seasonal roast root vegetables as they provide so many fantastic flavours to accompany your meal.

If you would like a change to traditional boiled vegetables this Christmas, here at British Bakeware we believe we have the perfect solution. These roast root vegetables can include whatever you want, but the classics are potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips and swede at this time of year. Couple these delicious vegetables with herbs and spices, and you have the perfect accompanying dish for your Christmas roast!

Photo by Elin B (view original here)



  • 1 kg seasonal root vegetables
  • 225g shallots
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black peppercorns
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Any additional thyme or rosemary to garnish


Step 1-Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celcius/gas mark 7/425 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash all the vegetables and peel them. Cut any larger vegetables in half so they are in larger but still more manageable chunks.

Step 2-You should then place the vegetables in a saucepan and bring them to the boil. Then reduce the heat and let them simmer for between 5 and 7 minutes until they are partly. Be careful not to over boil the vegetables.

Step 3-Once the vegetables are partly cooked, drain them and put them in a roasting tin. Glaze them with the extra virgin olive oil and season them with salt and pepper to your personal taste. For extra flavour, add the sprigs of thyme and rosemary.

Step 4-To get the perfect roast vegetables, you should look to roast for no longer than 35 minutes. After 35 minutes the vegetables should start to crisp and turn a fantastic golden brown colour. To ensure an even cooking process, turn the vegetables over a few times while they are cooking.

Step 5-Now all that is left to do is serve. Garnish with any remaining sprigs of rosemary or thyme if you wish, and that’s it! We think these roast root vegetables are perfect with any meat, but our favourites are roast lamb and roast chicken!

Source: All Recipes 

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Mediterranean Veg

Everyone loves a bit of a one-pot wonder – let’s face it, we are all guilty of being a bit lazy at times, so if we can save on washing up it is always a bonus! This next recipe is not only super-tasty, healthy, and a beautiful taste of the Med, it’s also all cooked on only one roasting tin too.

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  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Courgette
  • 2 Peppers (at least one red)
  • 100g Crumbly Feta Cheese
  • Glug of Olive Oil
  • Oregano (preferably fresh)
  • Basil (preferably fresh)
  • Salt & Pepper



Step 1 - Cut the red onion into about 8 pieces, the courgette into rings, and the peppers into 4cm chunks. Arrange all the cut up vegetables in one layer on a large non-stick roasting tin

Step 2 - Chop up your fresh oregano and basil, then sprinkle over the prepared vegetables. Then evenly add a generous glug of olive oil, and season to taste. Pop your roasting tin in the oven for about 30 minutes on 200 oC.

Step 3 - Take your roasted vegetables out of the oven, give them a good mix to make sure the juices are evenly coating the veg, then crumble the feta cheese over everything. Pop the roasting tin back in the oven for around 10 minutes, or until the cheese has slightly browned. Serve with some crusty bread or grilled meat for a true taste of the Mediterranean!

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