With the arrival of winter we are drawn to the warmth and comfort of our homes. What better way to spend the winter days than trying out delicious, comforting recipes. All hands on deck! Let’s discover some new dishes. From savoury starters that will ward off the cold to moreish desserts.

1. Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Coconut and Ginger


  • Roasted pumpkin
  • Coconut milk
  • Fresh ginger
  • Vegetable stock
  • Onion and garlic
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste

 How to prepare the recipe

  • Roast pumpkin:
    • Cut the pumpkin into chunks and roast until tender.
    • In a pot, sauté onion and garlic until golden brown.
    • Add roasted pumpkin, coconut milk and fresh ginger.
    • Simmer until all the flavours have blended.
  • Aromatic blend:
    • Use a liquidiser or hand blender to create a smooth texture.
    • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    • Serve hot and enjoy the comforting flavour. 

2. Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto


  • Rice
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Mushroom stock
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • White wine
  • Onion, garlic, butter, salt and pepper

Prepare the recipe as follows

  • Sauté and cook the rice:
    • Sauté onion and garlic in butter until golden brown.
    • Add rice and cook until lightly browned.
    • Pour in the white wine and let it soak in.
  • Gradually add the other ingredients:
    • Add mushroom stock gradually, stirring continuously.
    • Add sautéed mushrooms and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Creamy risotto:
    • Continue adding stock until the rice is cooked.
    • Adjust seasoning and serve with an extra  touch of cheese.

Fidere kitchens are equipped with spacious worktops and modern appliances, which make it easy for you to prepare this creamy risotto. What’s more, the open layout means you can enjoy company while you cook.

3. Beef stew with potatoes and carrots


  • Stewing beef
  • Potatoes and carrots
  • Onion, garlic, tomato
  • Beef stock, red wine
  • Fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme)
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper

Follow the steps below.

  • Prepare the ingredients:
    • Cut the meat into chunks and season with salt and pepper.
    • Sauté onion and garlic in oil until golden brown.
  • Slow cooking:
    • Add the meat and brown on all sides to seal.
    • Add chopped potatoes and carrots, along with tomato and beef stock.
    • Cook on a low hear until the meat is tender and the vegetables are cooked.
  • Comforting flavour:
    • Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
    • Serve hot and enjoy a delicious stew.

5. Homemade apple tart with oat crumble


  • Apples
  • Sugar and cinnamon
  • Flour, oats and butter (for the crumble)
  • Pie crust (you can use bought pastry)
  • Egg (for brushing)

For this delicious dessert recipe you’ll need to:

  • Prepare the pastry
    • Mix flour, butter and sugar to form a pastry dough.
    • Spread the pastry in a tart pan.
  • Fill with apples
    • Slice the apples and arrange them on the pastry.
    • Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Oat crumble
    • Rub oats, flour, sugar and butter together into crumbs.
    • Sprinkle over apples.

Bake until crumble is golden brown and apples are tender.

Our kitchens will inspire you to bake this apple tart. The modern ovens ensure even baking, and the large worktops provide the space you need to work the pastry and prepare the crumble.

Why Fidere kitchens are the perfect haven for family cooking

  •  Functional design: The kitchens in our homes are designed with practicality in mind. Quality worktops, modern appliances and ample storage space make cooking a pleasure.
  • Open spaces: The open-plan layout of the kitchens in Fidere homes means that cooking is not a lonely job. You can chat with your family or friends while preparing your favourite dishes.
  • Natural lighting: The natural lighting in the kitchens creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Cooking in daylight is a unique and pleasurable experience.
  • Spacious dining areas: Sharing a comforting meal is even more special in a dedicated space. The dining areas in our homes offer you a charming environment to enjoy your culinary creations.
  • Quality equipment: Quality appliances give you the confidence that your recipes will turn out perfectly. Efficient ovens, modern hobs and spacious fridges make it easy to prepare any dish.

 At Fidere, we understand that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Well-designed, functional kitchens invite you to explore new recipes, create memories and share special moments with your family. This winter, let your kitchen be your culinary haven.

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