The Hairy Bikers' Everyday Winners: 100 simple and delicious recipes to fire up your favourites!
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Their spicy fish and chips is not intended to be an improvement on the classic, rather “just a different way of doing it. We try to keep things interesting and get people into the kitchen and empower them to give it a whirl”. Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers Credit: Andrew Hayes-Watkins Whittling the suggestions down to 100 was tough, so the pair decided to merge many together in dishes – a Bakewell tart trifle; fish finger fajitas; Cumberland sausage pie – that may ruffle the feathers of traditionalists. “If it tastes great, it tastes great,” argues King. “I can understand the purity of a carbonara, there should be no cream anywhere near it, and some recipes are about heritage and identity, there’s no need to reinvent them.”
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Like many people, we’re eating more halloumi these days and it’s a really useful veggie option. Credit: Andrew Hayes-Watkins Spicy fish and chips
Beat the butter and sugar together until very soft and aerated. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add all the remaining ingredients, including the chocolate liquid, and combine, keeping the mixing to a minimum. You should end up with a rich, pourable batter.
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Put the beans into a bowl and mash them roughly – you want a mixture of textures. Add the rice, breadcrumbs, egg and the cooled vegetables. Season with more salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
But there’s a twist: the ideas were crowdsourced from their fans. Expecting 500 responses at most, the Bikers, aka Si King and Dave Myers, put out a request on social media for their readers’ favourite grub. They received 20,000 suggestions for main courses, 8,000 puddings and 4,000 bakes, from people all over the world. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan. Add the onion, red pepper and carrot and cook until the onion is soft and translucent and the vegetables are collapsed down and glossy, but dry.