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Just in time for autumn: four easy-to-make, cozy comfort recipes!

Potato Gratin

Servings:

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Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 4 tbsp water

  • 1 potato, very thinly sliced

  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese

  • Butter, for greasing

  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • A few chives, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the crushed garlic into the heavy cream, and set aside.

  3. In a bowl with 4 tablespoons water, add the potato slices and cover, then microwave for 3 minutes. Drain.

  4. Grease a mug with a generous amount of butter and add mozzarella. Next, begin to layer the potatoes, seasoning with salt, black pepper and Parmesan every few layers. Pour the garlic cream over the potatoes.

  5. Place in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are completely tender.

  6. Flip the mug upside down on a plate, release the potato gratin and sprinkle chives on top. Serve, and enjoy.

Potato Gratin

Butternut Squash Risotto

Servings:

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Ingredients

  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced

  • 1 tbsp butter, melted

  • 1/3 cup arborio rice

  • 1/3 cup butternut squash, finely diced

  • 2 sage leaves, chopped

  • 2/3 cup chicken stock

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a mug, place the spring onion, melted butter, and rice, then stir together. Add the chopped butternut squash, sage, and chicken stock, then give a quick stir.

  3. Cover with a cartouche and bake for 18 minutes until cooked. Stir through most of the Parmesan then sprinkle remainder on top. Serve, and enjoy.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Chilaquiles

Servings:

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Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 tbsp chipotle paste

  • 2 tbsp black beans

  • 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, grated and divided

  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning

  • A handful of tortilla chips, slightly crushed

  • 3 tbsp salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Grease the inside of the mug with butter and add the eggs, chipotle paste, black beans, half the cheese, salt, and pepper. Whisk until completely combined, then add crushed tortilla chips and salsa.

  3. Place mug in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven and turn the oven to broil. Top the chilaquiles with the remaining cheese and broil for 3 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Chilaquiles

Chocolate Cake

Servings:

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Ingredients

  • Chocolate Cake

  • Butter, for greasing

  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or sunflower oil

  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips

  • 1 tbsp Nutella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease inside of mug with butter.

  2. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients, except the Nutella, together and pour into the mug.

  3. Add the Nutella into the center of the chocolate batter.

  4. Place in oven for 30 minutes. Once baked, flip upside down onto a plate and serve straight away.

Chocolate Cake
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