It's no surprise that Donna loves to make over recipes that have lost their way, Pasta Cabonara gets the Donna treatment and the Donna pasta twirl! Chocolate and Cinnamon Wontons sound strange but nothing is off limits with Donna Hay, same for the classic Steak and Three Veg.
Donna grew up with a dish that was a combination of leftovers; Donna's Prawn Fried Rice is the glamorous makeover of something for everyone. If you love éclairs this is Donna's cheats version made with sponge fingers, cream and chocolate, Donna also cheated by using won ton wrappers while making her Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli!
When Donna has friends over for dinner they have high expectations, she has a soufflé that delivers 'wow' without any of the work, followed by raspberry trifle made from sponge fingers and mascarpone… Donna's cheat recipes make life so simple.
It’s dinner made easy in this episode as Donna cooks up one-pot Chinese chicken and a stand-by pasta that you won’t even need to shop for. Caesar salad undergoes a total tranformation as Donna gives it her fresh take. And discover berry mille feuille – a glamorous dessert that’s so simple, anyone can make it.
Learn how to deliver big results in less time. Donna makes tasty pork and fennel meatballs in minutes, teaches her tricks for the perfect roast pumpkin soup and whips up a fresh and simple guilt-free dessert – mango and banana gelato.
Never fear pastry again, Donna cooks up the easiest chicken pie you’ll ever make and shows her secret to simple jam tarts. Be inspired by her vibrant and tasty Thai fish cakes and a magical baked lemon pudding you won’t want to share.
In tonight’s episodes of donna hay – fast, fresh, simple., Donna freshens up a family favourite with her quick and easy take on chicken schnitzel, offers a new spin on Greek salad and makes a tiramisu so simple you’ll want it every night. Yum!
More secrets are revealed tonight as Donna shows how to make perfect roast chicken and chips in only half the time, a simple slow-cooked balsamic lamb that’s super tender and full of flavour and she also reveals her no-fail method for chocolate fondants that are perfect every time.
Modernise your meals the simple way with Donna’s version of steak and mash – seared beef with garlic white beans, a no-fuss fig and gorgonzola tart, no-chop vegetable soup and an almost guilt-free buttermilk panna cotta.
A favourite Donna Hay mantra is that life’s too short to mess around with pastry. She shows her cheat’s solution when she cooks up her easy caramelised onion, potato and feta tart. Her garlic prawn pasta takes mere minutes; and she bakes a simple lemon yoghurt cake that’s perfect for afternoon tea in a hurry.
No more excuses for dull dinners as Donna cooks her fast, fresh and simple Greek-inspired lamb meatballs, maple-glazed chicken and pork loin with Stilton, port and honey glaze. And for dessert? No-fuss banana caramel pudding.
Donna’s baked pumpkin and sage risotto proves risotto doesn’t need constant stirring at the stove. Porcini salt minute steaks with crispy potato rosti is a simple supper with bite and too-easy blueberry muffins will have you baking before breakfast.