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Contents

APRIL 2013

MEET OUR EXPERTS

Damon Johnson, Head of Produce Quality, highlights

Glynis McGuinness, Food Editor, shares her mini hot cross

Philippa Carr, Master of Wine, chooses her three

his favourite fruit and veg available in store this month (page 19)

bun recipe – they’re ideal for sharing with friends over a cup of tea (page 70).

favourite wines to accompany our Easter Feast recipes (page 65).

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70 we love

59 23 Chocolate Stunning recipes with

32 Kids’ cooking Little ones will

chocolate and caramel – sublime!

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Cheerful chicks Feel all chirpy

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with these super-cute fluffy chicks What to buy Let little chefs get creative with colourful cookware

food & drink 16 Fresh from the farm Producer

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Robin Thompson talks about the free-range eggs he supplies to Asda In season Presenting the best fresh produce in store this month

74 7 ways with bruschetta

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Seven different variations for this perfect starter or snack Weekday winners Midweek meals they’ll love… try home-made pizzas and veggie cottage pie

Easter

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36 Have a cracking Easter

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28 Easter fun Our selection of baskets and craft kits will help you create an egg hunt to remember

love getting their paws on this bunny cupcake recipe… and the results Garden gang Fun garden accessories the kids will dig

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Spring into action with our round-up of the UK’s best family Easter events Easter parade All you need for an Easter full of fun, with toys, decorations and activities to keep the kids busy during the holidays Eggs over easy The perfect ingredient for a relaxed Easter brunch

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53 Fantastic fish Our delicious 59 70

recipes are ideal for Good Friday or any day of the year Easter feast Bank holiday entertaining made easy Masterclass Traditional hot cross buns with a tear-and-share twist

technology 86 Appy days Get more from your smartphone with our apps guide

beauty

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88 Heal your hair Love your locks with our guide to healthy hair

fashion 91 George style Win our gorgeous embellished flapper-style dress

93 Style note book New summer ON THE COVER

bikinis and cute ballet pumps

95 Style trend Be bold and beautiful 96 98 99 100

in Oriental prints and bright colours Creating an illusion Flatter your figure with George shapewear Get the look Ways to introduce tie-dye prints to your wardrobe Street smart He’ll look cool and chic in cotton shirts and chinos Flower power Let the kids bloom in great-value fashion wear for spring

this month 13 Asda news An in-store Easter egg hunt, free Wifi and lots more

107 Entertainment Our choice 111

of the latest cinema, DVD, book, music and game releases Up for grabs Fabulous family breaks, show tickets, and more!

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Daffodil cake (page 64) Photograph: Kate Whitaker. Styling: Rachel Jukes. Food styling: Lorna Brash

Asda editor HANNAH McDERMOTT Editorial editor CORALIE DORMAN Deputy editor CLAIRE THANSRISKUL Art director KEVAN WESTBURY Projects art editor MATTHEW FORD Chief sub editor SALLY SHORE Senior sub editor CARLY RIGLEY Senior designers JACK CUNNINGHAM, KATERINA VARNAVIDES Food editor GLYNIS McGUINNESS Deputy food editor GREGOR McMASTER Food and editorial assistant LINZI BRECHIN Picture researcher CATHARINE EGAN Account manager BECKY TURNBULL Account executive LIZZIE GULL Thanks to ANGELO ACANFORA, BONNIE BRYAN, FRANCES EWINGS, ROB JOHNSON, JO MADDOX, NICKI McINTYRE, SUE SHARROCK For Publicis Blueprint: Account director EMILY FOGGIN Senior account manager NICOLA DAVEY Senior account executive AMY ATKIN George account director KIRSTY WARE George account managers CLARE JONES, KATHRYN SHEARD George account executive ALICE PATON Production director MELANIE CLARKE Group account director JULIE GOODAIR Associate creative director SEAN O’CONNELL Editorial and creative director CAROL BRONZE Chief executive officer GERI RICHARDS Asda Media Centre for Advertising Sales: Commercial director ROBIN DRYSDALE Sales director SIMON COCKBURN Group sales manager MATT HARDMAN Client sales manager FELICE PUCINO Agency sales manager BRENDAN CAREY Key account manager TOM COWIE Deputy trading sales manager JULIA McCALLION Senior trading sales executives JON-PAUL DAVANY, SONIA LIMBACHIA Senior client sales executives When you have finished with SHEENA LADWA, AXEL TULIP Sales executives PETE FOSTER, HOLLIE GOULD Insight manager KIM ARMSTRONG this magazine please recycle it. Asda Magazine is published for Asda by Publicis Blueprint Ltd, Oxford House, 76 Oxford Street, London W1D 1BS; switchboard number 020 7830 3979; website publicis-blueprint.co.uk. Colour reproduction by Rhapsody Media, London. Printed in the UK by Prinovis. Print sourced by HH Associates. The promoter is Asda Stores Ltd unless otherwise stated. © 2013 Publicis Blueprint. All rights reserved; reproduction of any part of this magazine is not allowed without the written permission of the publishers and the institution. Prices correct at time of going to press. Product availability may vary.


Coke Zero Cherry is the latest addition to the Coca-Cola family. True to its Coke Zero name, it’s still zero sugar, still zero calories* with the same great Coke taste, but for the first time it comes with a splash of Cherry to add a delicious fruity twist.

*Less than 4kcal/100ml is considered calorie free ©2013 The Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola Zero is a registered trade mark of The Coca-Cola Company.


Get in touch with the magazine team… Write to Asda Magazine Send your letters and photos to: The Editor, Asda Magazine, Asda House, South Bank, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD, or email asda.editor@ asdamagazine.co.uk.

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YOUR LETTERS FROM THE HEART My seven-year-old daughter, Evie (right), was inspired to make and decorate the cute little heart-shaped biscuits that appeared on the February cover of your magazine. She wanted to make them for her daddy and older brother, Benjamin. Evie was really pleased with the biscuits. They look and taste lovely. Lorraine Youens

Welcome

We’ve had loads of fun putting together our Easter issue. This time of year is great for bringing families together for walks, meals and Easter eggs. And, as we can’t guarantee it won’t rain, we’ve weatherproofed our offering with ways to bring the fun indoors with brilliant baking ideas, toys and crafts for kids. If you’ve got little ones, get them working hard to earn their chocolate treats with a good egg hunt – like ours on page 28. I’m a firm believer in making the eggs really tricky to find, which means my nephews can get fit and play detectives at the same time. I make a checklist of clues and keep sending the boys back to search while my sister and I put our feet up! This issue is packed with over 40 recipes to provide inspiration this Easter. We’ve paid attention to cost, ease and time to ensure all our recipes are simple, delicious and won’t break the bank. Have an Eggcellent Easter!

HANNAH McDERMOTT Asda Editor

L LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS I loved your recipes for using g leftovers in the January issue. le e. We waste very little food in W our house and I get great o pleasure in thinking of new p ways to use it up. It’s a pity w sso much food is wasted in our country – hopefully your o good ideas will get other g rreaders to use up leftovers. Gail Hawkins G

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Welove

PHOTOGRAPH: CLAIRE RICHARDSON

Create your own fluffy family this Easter with our range of cute chicks

LARGE CHICK DECORATION,

£2

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Your chance to STAR in the WIN £100 OF ASDA VOUCHER S*

TASTES LIKE HOME BAKING RECIPE BOOK

Charlieís WELCOME HOME DADDY

Jam Tarts

My husband Steve works on the rigs, so is often away from home for weeks at a time and we really miss him.When he comes home Charlie and I like to make a big fuss and we always make his favourite jam tarts.

Sarah and Charlie

Weíd love to hear more stories just like Sarah and Charlieís.

Share your baking recipe and story for a chance to star in the exclusive Asda Anchor Baking Recipe Book.

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Visit www.anchordairy.co.uk/ASDA/tastes-like-home ** Submit your story and recipe at www.anchordairy.co.uk/ASDA/tastes-like-home and youíll be entered into a free prize draw for a chance to win £100 of Asda vouchers. GB only. 18+. Normal exclusions apply. Prize is to win £100 of Asda vouchers. No purchase necessary. Closing date is 11:59pm 31st May 2013. Promoter: Arla Foods Ltd, 4 Savannah Way, Leeds Valley Park, Leeds LS10 1AB.


What to buy

HOT PICKS

Bright spoons Use this handy measuring spoon set to get the right amounts every time, £1

this month

Make the most of the Easter break by cooking with the kids, using these fun utensils

Chef’s wear Keep kids’ clothes protected from splashes and spills. Kid’s apron and hat set, £5

Get set Create pretty fruit jellies in these lidded, individual jelly moulds, £1* for 6-pack

Freeze fruit juice to make your own refreshing ice lollies with this 8-piece lolly mould set, £1*

*£1 UNTIL 12 APRIL, THEN £2 AFTER

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With spatulas, spoon and pastry brush, our silicone utensil set is a must-have, £7 for 4-pack

A traditional whisk that no kitchen should be without. Rotary whisk, £2 (or two for £3)

Lovely lollies

R’S O T I ED OICE

Cook kit

Beat it

Classic cutter

Super stars

Create perfectly shaped treats. Gingerbread man cutter, £1.50

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MORE PRODUCT NEWS ON

ASDA NEWS

news This monthÕs

Fab new self tan, fun lunchboxes for kids and an in-store Easter egg hunt!

In store egg hunt

Join in our Easter Egg Hunt, taking place in stores on Saturday, 23 March. With prizes for everyone, it’s a great way to keep the kids entertained while you’re shopping. To take part, simply download the Asda app from your app store. No smartphone? No worries. You’ll find colleagues on hand with iPads to help you get involved. And as part of the fun, the kids will love seeing our bunny jump off your page with Zappar technology, right (available until 7 April).

Step 1: Download the Asda app from your app store. Make sure you’ve done this before you go in store to join the egg hunt. Step 2: Open the Asda app and click on ‘Meet the Easter Bunny’. Scan the Zapcode, above right, with your phone to see the bunny hop out of the page and take your photo with him, or scan the Zapcodes in stores on 23 March to follow the egg hunt.

Scan here to see the Easter bunny

Celebrate St George’s Day on 23 April with events near you. Go to visitengland.com to find out what’s on. Or pick up regional food and drink specialities in store and create your own English-themed party.

SEASONAL STYLE For the latest trend inspiration, look out for our spring/summer catalogue, available in stores from 25 March. Showcasing the best of our outdoor, home and George ranges, it’ll whet your appetite for gorgeous garden furniture, stylish homewares and the latest fashions – so make sure you pick up a copy.

Luscious lamb

Pasture-fed and naturally raised outdoors, New Zealand lamb is deliciously tender and succulent – and perfect for an Easter family treat. Turn to page 60 for our fabulous recipe for slow-roasted leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic.

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ASDA NEWS

Easter treats Calling all chocolate fans! This Easter, we’ve got lots of yummy treats in store – but one range we’re particularly excited about is the mini chocolate Easter eggs, right, at just £1 each. Expect all your favourites, from Cadbury Creme Egg to Nestlé Smarties and more. They’re a good size for children, and at only £1 each, you can pick up a few boxes!

£1

Tan in an instant It might not be warm enough to sunbathe quite yet, but you can still get your skin set for summer with our new Self Tan range. There are seven great products, including a Self Tan Spray, £4, Mousse, £4, Gradual Tan Lotion, £3.50 and Instant Bronzer, £3.50. At these prices, getting a fabulous golden glow won’t break the bank!

Saving energy, keeping prices low As part of our commitment to sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment, we’re announcing major new goals around energy. By investing money in energy efficiency and renewable energy, it means we’re also investing in keeping our prices low for customers in the future. Since 2005, we’ve reduced energy consumption in stores by almost a third – that’s the equivalent to powering over 20,000 homes for a year. Go to ASDA.com/sustainability for more information.

Add an extra layer of

indulgence to a heavenly Great news! pudding this Easter with our We’ve launched luxurious Extra Special Extra Madagascan Vanilla free WiFi in all of Thick Cream or Extra Special our stores, which Cornish Clotted Cream. both means you’ll be They’re created in able to use the partnership with Leiths School of internet for free, Food and Wine. access our extended online- THE BIG BREAKFAST only ranges and Here comes the one-stop brekkie! Our new Chosen by you Full English Breakfast stay connected Scotch Egg is a twist on a classic favourite, consisting of egg, sausage, tomato and while you’re mushroom all wrapped up in a cornflake shopping in store. coating. Ideal for a breakfast on-the-go

Top boxes If your kids prefer taking a packed lunch to school, kit them out in style with a fun new lunchbox – you’ll find a great range in store, featuring bright colours and their fave characters.

or serve it warm for a tasty brunch treat.

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WORDS: SUE SHARROCK. PHOTOGRAPHS: GETTY IMAGES

Free WiFi

CREAM OF THE CROP


Roast with the most A cooked chicken from the Asda hot chicken counter is great for a quick roast – check out our recipe ideas for leftovers 2

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RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPH: HOWARD SHOOTER. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART

♦ Asda Whole Chicken, £4.90 each or 2 for £8 (excludes large and extra large)

Baby leaf & chicken salad

le Availatbhe f rom ken hot chicter coun

Put a 90g bag baby leaf salad in a large bowl. Add 10 halved cherry tomatoes, 50g croutons and 200g chopped cooked chicken, and toss. Crumble in 2 rashers cooked, cooled bacon and mix to combine. Mix together 3tbsp oil, 2tbsp cider vinegar, a crushed garlic clove, 1tbsp honey and 1tsp mustard. Season and drizzle over the salad. Serves 2

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CALORIES SUGAR

FAT SAT FAT

SALT

544 10.2g 31g 7.6g 1.6g OF YOUR 5 A DAY 27% 11% 44% 38% 27% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

Chicken stir-fry

Chicken & herb risotto

Heat 2tbsp oil in a frying pan or wok over a medium heat. Add 200g chopped cooked chicken and reheat for 2 minutes. Add a 340g pack Asda Oriental Bean Stir-Fry Mix with Edamame Beans and Peppers and 495g fresh egg noodles. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time. Add a 230g pack Asda Black Bean Stir-Fry Sauce and cook, tossing gently, for a further minute, until piping hot. Serve with soy sauce. Serves 2

Heat 25g butter in a pan and cook a crushed garlic clove, chopped onion and sliced stick of celery for 3-4 minutes. Add 300g Arborio rice, 200g chopped mushrooms and 200g chopped cooked chicken. Make up 1.2 litres vegetable stock and keep warm. Add 2 ladlefuls to the rice and simmer. Once absorbed, add a ladleful at a time until the rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes. Top with parsley. Serve with Parmesan and bread. Serves 2

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SALT

485 9.9g 19.9g 2.4g 2.5g OF YOUR 5 A DAY 24% 11% 28% 12% 42% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

CALORIES

434 22%

LOW

LOW

1.3g 1%

9.7g 14%

SUGAR

FAT

LOW

LOW

5.3g 27%

0.3g 5%

SAT FAT

SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING


Fresh from

the farm Copious amounts of delicious eggs are laid each day at producer Robin Thompson’s family farm

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words: carly rigley. photographs: william shaw

who produces them EGGS There’s something really nice about looking out to a feathered flock of happy hens roaming around our fields, says Robin Thompson, the Managing Director of Bridge House Farm Ltd in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire. The family-run farm supplies free-range eggs to Asda through Noble Foods. ‘We have 30,000 free-range laying hens who go in and out of the sheds via pop-holes, and they’re free to wander and forage on the surrounding grass and fields during daylight hours,’ Robin says. GreaT qualiTies of free-ranGe eGGs Robin ensures that his free-range hens are healthy, happy and fed a wholesome diet mainly consisting of grains. The result is delicious-tasting, high quality Asda Free Range Eggs with excellent shell consistency and rich golden yolks. They’re

a good source of protein and a medium egg contains less than 80 calories.

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eGG ProDuCTion The nesting areas can hold up to 120 birds. ‘Once eggs are laid, we collect them from a belt that runs underneath and outside the building,’ Robin says. Each week the farm supplies around 170,000 free-range eggs to Noble Foods. The eggs are then sent to a packing centre, destined for Asda stores. enjoy your eGGs aT home Eggs are very versatile. ‘I like to eat mine poached on toasted breakfast muffins,’ says Robin. A simple way to test that your egg is fresh is to put it in water: generally, if it sinks then it’s fresh – if it floats then it’s not. And for maximum freshness, store eggs in their box, in the fridge.

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1 Robin Thompson has been working at the farm for 30 years – he says as well as producing eggs, they also rear pigs and grow cereals. 2 The hens are fed seven times a day. And as creatures of habit, they know exactly when the feeds are, so gather around at certain times for it! 3 The egg shells are stamped with the British Lion Quality mark, detailing the farming method and the site’s unique code so they can be traced back.

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FRESH IN STORE FOOD

In season How to make the most of the tastiest produce available in store this month at Asda

Spotlight on BANANAS To stop bananas from going black, store them at room temperature in their own fruit bowl. We love them for breakfast – try them mashed on toast or whizzed into a smoothie – and they make tasty desserts when baked (see right).

Baked bananas

♦ Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Halve a few bananas and put in a baking dish. ♦ Splash over a little rum, dot with butter and drizzle with clear honey. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Sprinkle over some chopped pecan nuts. Serve with ice cream. APRIL 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 19


Damon Johnson Head of Produce Quality

Curly kale makes a nice change to cabbage. Just trim away the tough outer stalks, wash the leaves, then chop or shred them. Put in a pan with 1cm water and simmer for 5 minutes until wilted. Drain, then mix in a knob of butter and some black pepper.

Oriental crispy roasted kale V ♌ Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Place 200g Asda Sliced Curly Kale in an ovenproof dish. Drizzle with 2tbsp sesame oil and sprinkle over 3tbsp toasted sesame seeds. Bake for 20 minutes and serve with beef, pork or a nut roast. Serves 4 CALORIES

133 7%

LOW

SUGAR

MED FAT

0.7g 12.8g 1% 18%

MED

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2.1g 11%

0.1g 2%

SAT FAT

SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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FRESH IN STORE FOOD FRESHER FOR LONGER

Our Asda Lettuce Trio Leaf, a mix of Lollo Rosso, Lollo Biondo and Red Oak Leaf varieties, comes potted and lasts up to a week longer than cut lettuces or bagged leaves. Tear the leaves from the roots, wash and use in sandwiches and salads.

WORDS AND RECIPES: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: LAUREN MCLEAN, TERRY BENSON. STYLING: ROB MERRETT, TAMZIN FERDINANDO

CHIVES Here are some ideas for this versatile herb. The easiest way to prepare chives is to snip them with scissors. ♦ Use whole or chopped in salads and sandwiches instead of onions for a more subtle flavour. ♦ Sprinkle them in omelettes and scrambled eggs. ♦ Stir chopped chives into soft cheese for an easy dip. ♦ Add chives to cheese sauce or mashed potatoes for a mild onion taste.

3 WAYS WITH…

Tzatziki

♦ Halve, deseed and grate a cucumber. Squeeze out any excess water. ♦ Place in a bowl and stir in some Greek yogurt, chopped mint leaves and a little lemon juice, crushed garlic and salt and pepper. ♦ Serve with crudités.

CUCUMBER RIBBONS

Cucumber

Cucumber & feta salad ♦ Toast a handful of pecan nuts, then toss together with some cucumber ribbons (see right) and crumbled feta in a large bowl. ♦ Make a dressing of 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. Shake well and dress the salad just before serving.

Cut a cucumber in half and remove the seeds with a teaspoon. Use a vegetable peeler to make long thin strips or slice thinly with a knife.

Crunchy cucumber & radish coleslaw ♦ Halve, deseed and cut a cucumber into matchstick-size pieces. ♦ Toss with some grated carrot, sliced radishes and a little mayonnaise. ♦ Season to taste and serve as a side dish.

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Flavour oF the month food

Chocolate

A match made in heaven! Treat your taste buds to a little luxury with our rich chocolate and sweet caramel recipes

ServeS 12 ready in 30 mins plus chilling and cooling Price Per Serving 35p

Chocolate banoffee pie A lovely chocolate cookie crust holds this wickedly indulgent dessert 250g Oreo cookies 175g unsalted butter 150g caster sugar 300ml double cream 4 bananas, sliced 25g dark chocolate, grated or shaved

❶ Grease a 24cm loosebased cake tin and line the base with baking paper. Crush the biscuits in a processor to make crumbs or put them in

a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin. Melt 75g butter and mix with the crumbs. Put into the tin, covering the sides and base evenly and pressing firmly with the back of a spoon. Chill for at least 30 minutes. ❷ Heat the sugar with 100ml cold water, stirring gently, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Stop stirring and simmer until the mixture is a caramel colour. You can

shake the pan gently as it caramelises but don’t stir or it will crystalise. ❸ Immediately remove from the heat and add 100g butter, a small pinch of salt and 115ml of the double cream. Stir until evenly mixed, then return to a very gentle heat and stir constantly until the mixture is smooth. ❹ Pour three-quarters of the caramel over the base. Cool.

❺ Peel and slice the bananas and put on top of the caramel.

❻ Whip the rest of the cream

until it just starts to thicken and hold it’s shape. Fold in the rest of the caramel to make a rippled effect. ❼ Spread the cream over the bananas and decorate with chocolate shavings. high

high

med

452 25.6g 28.2g 23% 28% 40%

17.4g 87%

0.5g 8%

Calories

high sUGar

fat

sat fat

salt

based on guideline daily amount per serving

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serves 30 ready in 1hr plus cooling Price Per serving 21p

Millionaire’s shortbread This super-rich family favourite will keep for up to five days in an airtight container 125g caster sugar 350g plain flour, sifted 225g salted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces 150g unsalted butter 150g soft brown sugar 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk 150g Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids), in squares 200g Asda Milk Chocolate, in squares

❶ Preheat the oven to 160C/

❸ Put the unsalted butter and

❹ Put the chocolate in a large

140C Fan/Gas 3. Line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm shallow cake tin or roasting tin with baking paper. Mix the caster sugar with the flour and rub in the salted butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Tip into the tin and press down very firmly with a large spoon. ❷ Bake for 35 minutes until pale golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin.

brown sugar in a pan and heat gently until melted. Add the condensed milk and simmer gently for 8-10 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly. As it cooks, stir continuously with a wooden spoon, making sure you take the spoon into the edges of the pan to stop it catching and burning. Pour over the biscuit base and leave until cold.

bowl. Put the bowl over a pan of hot water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave until melted, stirring occasionally. ❺ As soon as the chocolate has melted, pour onto the caramel and leave until set. Cut into squares to serve.

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HigH

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190 22.9g 10.4g 10% 25% 15%

6.5g 33%

0.1g 2%

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salt

based on guideline daily amount per serving


flavour of the month food

Chocolate caramel mousse If you prefer a darker chocolate mousse, use 250g of dark chocolate and leave out the milk chocolate 397g can Carnation Caramel 125g Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids), in squares 125g Asda Milk Chocolate, in squares 4 large free-range eggs, separated 4tbsp black coffee 2 level tbsp caster sugar Whitworths Chopped Hazelnuts, to serve

❶ Add the caramel to a pan with a pinch of salt. Gently warm until it softens. Pour into six small glasses and leave until cold. ❷ Put the chocolate in a large bowl and stand it over a pan of

simmering water, making sure the base of the pan doesn’t touch the water. Leave until melted, then immediately remove the bowl from the pan. Set aside for exactly 10 minutes. ❸ Mix in the egg yolks with a spoon, and then the coffee. ❹ Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the caster sugar and whisk until stiff again. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture using a large metal spoon. ❺ Spoon on top of the caramel and chill for 2 hours. ❻ Top with nuts before serving. HigH

HigH

loW

513 65.2g 22.9g 26% 72% 33%

11.3g 57%

0.4g 7%

Calories

HigH sUGar

fat

sat fat

serves 6 ready in 20 mins plus cooling and chilling Price Per serving 81p

salt

based on guideline daily amount per serving

TOP TIP This mousse is best made with dark chocolate with 50% cocoa solids – anything above 50% makes the flavour too intense.


Double choc slab

serves 16 ready in 20 mins plus setting Price Per serving 38p

A great home-made gift for Easter. Create your own design using your favourite sweets, nuts or dried fruit 300g Asda Extra Special Fairtrade Organic Dominican Milk Chocolate, broken into squares 100g Asda Extra Special Fairtrade Organic Dominican Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into squares 50g dried cranberries 50g sultanas or raisins 50g Asda Home Baking Fudge Chunks 85g pot Asda Chocolate Beans Cake Decorations and Smarties, to decorate

❶ Line two baking trays with baking paper. Melt the chocolate in a bowl, standing it over simmering water, but making sure the base of the bowl doesnÕt touch the water. ❷ As soon as the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl from the heat. Stir in half the cranberries, sultanas or raisins and fudge chunks. Pour half onto each tray and shape with a round-bladed knife to make slabs about 16cm x 20cm. ❸ Immediately sprinkle the rest of the dried fruit and fudge chunks on top of the chocolate. ❹ Make an egg shape using chocolate beans and Smarties (you could use all yellow or a mixture of colours). ❺ Leave in a cool place to set (but not the fridge, where the chocolate will ÔsweatÕ and lose its shine). If giving as a gift, wrap in baking paper. HigH

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186 24.2g 9% 27%

8.9g 13%

5.3g 27%

0.1g 2%

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based on guideline daily amount per serving


flavour of the month food

Chocolate caramel creams Unfilled biscuits will last for up to a week but once filled, eat within a day 250g self-raising flour 40g cocoa powder 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus 75g for the filling Few drops of vanilla extract 175g caster sugar 2tbsp whole milk 100g icing sugar

❶ Preheat the oven to

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180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Sift the flour and cocoa together. Beat the butter, vanilla and 125g of the sugar in a bowl with a wooden spoon. ❷ Add the flour and stir. Once it’s too stiff to use the spoon, gather the mixture together

with your hands, handling it as little as possible to stop it becoming greasy. ❸ Shape into 32 small balls and put on the baking trays, leaving a gap between each. ❹ Dip the prongs of a fork in cold water and press onto the biscuits to flatten them slightly and mark the tops. ❺ Bake for 15-17 minutes. Leave on the trays to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. ❻ For the buttercream, put the rest of the sugar in a pan with 3tbsp water and heat slowly until dissolved. Simmer, without stirring, until it is a rich

caramel colour, watching it carefully all the time. Immediately remove from the heat and stir in 25g of the unsalted butter and the milk. Return to a gentle heat and stir until evenly mixed. Leave until cold. ❼ Beat the remaining butter until soft, then gradually stir in the icing sugar. Add the cold caramel mixture and beat until light and creamy. ❽ Just before serving, sandwich the biscuits together with the caramel buttercream. Calories

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Easter fun Have an egg hunt in your garden – they’ll love it!

Creating a magical Easter for the kids is easy. Turn the garden into a wonderland with our fab range of egg-hunt kits and decorations. Then lay a trail of clues that will lead to treats such as chocolate eggs and Easter-themed toys. Kit the kids out with egg hunt baskets and bunny masks and watch them excitedly run around looking for treats the Easter bunny has hidden. Make sure you set boundaries on how far they can go and join in by shouting ‘you’re getting warmer’ as they get close to their treats. Turn over for ideas on what to do if it rains!

Asda has everything you need to make Easter special, from bunting, masks, baskets and toys. See page 41 for details and more gift ideas.

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Dressing-up outfits and masks add to the fun. Fillable egg, £1; Bunny Mask Making Kit, £1 for 4-pack

Hang colourful decorations on a tree or inside your home. Eggs, £2 for 12-pack; lanterns, £1 for 2-pack

They’ll love colouring in their own rabbit mask. Bunny Mask Making Kit, as before; chocolate eggs, from £1

These fun egg collecting baskets come in four different designs. Easter Egg Hunt Basket, £2 (does not include contents)


Crafty kids They’ll all love making their own Easter egg basket and colouring in their bunny mask.

Bunny Mask Making Kit, £1

Rainy day ideas Decorate the house and have an indoor egg hunt instead! You could also hold an egg decorating competition. Make a den using sheets or tablecloths draped over sofas, chairs and clothes-dryers. Put on a puppet show or play of a favourite story. Lay a rug on the floor and have an indoor bunnies’ picnic or tea party. Get the kids to make our Easter bunny cupcakes – turn to page 32 for the recipe.

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Fill plastic eggs with toys and goodies. Decorations (above, as before); fillable egg, as before; small chicks, £1 for 12-pack; shredded paper, £1

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Keep them on track (above) with decorations. bunting, £1; rabbit decoration, £1; Easter Egg Hunt Kit, £2

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Make Your Own Easter Basket, £1


Little cuties

Perfect for the kids, these fun Easter goodies are delicious and new from If you want to give your kids a special treat, how about throwing an Easter-themed party just for them? You’ll find all the inspiration you need in store – just head to the Bakery aisle to discover the wonderful range of Chosen by you cakes and biscuits. We believe our customers are the best judges of the quality of our

products so all these Easter goodies have been tried, tasted and chosen by you. You’ll love our mouthwatering iced doughnuts (below), beautifully decorated Easter cupcakes (below, right) and super-cute Billy the Bunny biscuit. And our new Charlie the Chick 3D cake (right) will make a fantastic centrepiece. Happy Easter!

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Charlieck the Chiost is alm te t oo c u ! to eat

♦ Chosen by you Iced Ic c Doughnuts, £2 for 12-pack; £ Chosen by you C Charlie the Chick C 3D Cake, £10; 3 Chosen by you C Easter Cupcakes, Ea £5 for 18-pack; £ Chosen C hos by you Billy the Bunny B Biscuit, £2 B


Let’s make

Bunny CupCakes

Hop over to the kitchen to make these yummy treats with the kids. They’ll have so much fun creating crazy faces for them!

makes 12 ready in 40 mins Price Per cake 40p

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kids’ cooking food

children should Be supervised By an adult when preparing Food. recipes: glynis mcguinness. photographs: claire richardson. styling: tony hutchinson. Food styling: glynis mcguinness, gregor mcmaster

125g self-raising flour 1 level tsp baking powder 225g butter, softened 125g caster sugar 2 large free-range eggs 200g icing sugar, plus extra for rolling out ½tsp vanilla extract 1tbsp milk Ready to roll icing, white and coloured Asda Pink Glimmer Sugar 24 jelly beans 12 Smarties 12 mini marshmallows

❶ preheat the oven to 180c/160c Fan/gas 4. line a 12-hole bun tray with cupcake cases (not fairy cake or muffin cases). sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. add 125g of the butter, the caster sugar and eggs. ❷ Beat with a wooden spoon until mixed. scrape the sides of the bowl down with a spatula, then beat the cake mixture for another minute. ❸ divide the mixture between the paper cases. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. cool on a wire rack. ❹ make the buttercream by beating the remaining 100g butter in a bowl until soft. stir in the icing sugar, a spoonful at a time. add the vanilla extract and milk, then beat until creamy. set aside some buttercream for the ears and spread the rest on the cakes. ❺ make bunny ears and whiskers (see right). ❻ position the ears on the cupcakes, then stick on jelly beans for eyes and smarties for noses. cut the mini marsmallows in half to make the mouth, place on the cakes, then add the whiskers. CupCakE WitH gLaCÉ iCing Calories

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a surface dusted with icing sugar. Cut out 24 x 3cm circles. Use the cutter to trim them into ears (see pic 5). Spread with the buttercream and sprinkle with the glimmer sugar.

l Whiskers Roll thin strips of the

roll-out icing to make the whiskers. You can make white whiskers or coloured whiskers – it’s up to you. Cut them to even lengths with scissors – about 2.5cm long is ideal.

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Garden gang

Budding gardeners will love these accessories – available online and in selected stores

Large welly planter, £5; windmill spinner, £1 for 2-pack; bucket, £2; small welly planter, £2; kneeling pad, £1; mini trowel, £1; mini rake, £1

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KIDS’ GARDENING

These smiley characters will brighten up a windowsill. Planters, £2 each; mini stakes, £1 each

Listen out for the gentle sound when there’s a breeze. Owl wind chime, £2

Novice gardeners need all the kit. Watering cans, £2.50 each; spades, £4 each; rakes, £4 each

Planting fun If you don’t have a very big garden, colourful planters are great for livening up balconies or patios.

Place on the patio or near a pathway for a fun display. Tea cup planter, £5; mini stakes, as before

PHOTOGRAPHS: CLAIRE RICHARDSON. STYLING: TONY HUTCHINSON

Get them to measure how much it has actually rained. Rain gauges, £3 each

Let them water the windmills to get them spinning! Watering can, as before; flower spinners, £1 each; windmills, £1 each

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Enjoy a fun-packed family day out with our pick of of the th best events around the country th

Wales

FREE MEET THE MAD HATTER Enjoy Alice in Wonderland themed events at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. Fun highlights will include the Mad Hatter’s Eggstravaganza, a back-to-front Looking Glass Trail and, on Easter Sunday, a screening of the 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie. ♦ National Waterfront Museum, Swansea; 29 March to 1 April. ● EASTER BUNNY TRAIN RIDE Meet the Easter Bunny and receive a free chocolate egg on the historic Pontypool and Blaenavon Steam Railway. Tickets are valid for travel el

all day and trains stop at the Big Pit: National Coal Museum, which is free to enter. ♦ Pontypool and Blaenavon Steam Railway, Pontypool; pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk; 29 March to 1 April; see online for ticket prices. ● ANIMAL MAGIC See baby rabbits, chicks and other adorable animals at the Gower Heritage Centre near Swansea. Plus, there’s an Easter Bunny quiz, duck race (50p per duck), puppet shows, craft activities and cartoons. ♦ Gower Heritage Centre, Gower; gowerheritagecentre.co.uk; 30 March-14 April; see online for ticket prices. fo

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England

● GIANT EASTER EGG HUNT Help Peter Rabbit find 50 ceramic eggs hidden around the stunning lakes of Cumbria, and win fantastic prizes. Make a minimum donation of £1 to WaterAid, then download a map and clues at hop-skip-jump.com from 10am on Thursday, 4 April. ♦ The Great Peter Rabbit WaterAid Egg Hunt, Cumbria; hop-skip-jump.com; from 4 April. ● RACE A DUCK Go quackers at Manchester’s annual rubber duck race on the River Irwell on Good Friday. Ducks cost £1 each and all proceeds will go to charity.


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♦ SSpinningfi i i fields ld D Duckk R Race, Manchester; spinningfields online.com; 29 March. ● GET EGG DANCING Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire, below, and try the unusual Easter tradition of dancing blindfolded across a street strewn with eggs gg – the aim

is to step on as few eggs as possible. You can also take part in a Hunt the Chick competition and a sing-a-long in the town’s pub. ♦ Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford, Shropshire; ironbridge.org.uk; 29 March to 1 April. ● CHOCOLATE SPECIAL Discover the history of chocolate at Kew Gardens in Surrey. There’ll also be chocolate making workshops, an Easter egg hunt and spring flowers to enjoy. ♦ Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey; kew.org; 29 March14 April; see online for prices.

FREE DAFFODILS GALORE Take a walk along the banks of the River Dove in Farndale, North Yorkshire, famous for its wild daffodils known as Lenten Lillies.

Scotland

● MAKE AN EASTER BONNET Get crafty at the Easter bonnet making workshops at Traquair House on Easter Sunday, then show off your creation in the grand procession, above. There’s also an egg hunt in the maze and Old Walled Garden. ♦ Easter Eggstravaganza, Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire; traquair.co.uk; see online for ticket prices; 31 March

FREE CYCLE THE CAIRNGORMS Enjoy a bike ride along the scenic route that links Aviemore and Carrbridge in the Cairngorms. The track runs unss through pine forest, heather moorland and woodland, and has great views of the mountains, right.

FREE ROLL AN EGG Join the crowds on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh on Easter Sunday to roll eggs down the slopes. You’ll get great views of the city, too. 31 March.

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FREE EastEr paradE

Head to the seaside town of Bangor, County Down, on Bank Holiday Monday to watch its colourful Easter parade, above. Entertainment for

the whole family, with themed floats, music and street performers. ♦ Easter Parade, Bangor; northdown tourism.com; 1 March.

FREE GO ON a sCENIC pICNIC Fill a rucksack with your family’s favourite picnic food and walk in the Mourne Mountains in County Down, left. If the weather’s good, picnic at the top of Slieve Donard, and later tuck into an ice cream from famous Café Mauds in nearby Newcastle. l FOllOw aN EGG traIl Complete challenges to find prizes at Florence Court in Enniskillen, one of more than 250 National Trust

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and National Trust Scotland properties holding Cadbury Easter egg trails and other fun family entertainment over the bank holiday. Activities vary from place to place, but include games such as face painting, egg and spoon races, and giant snakes and ladders. Go to eastereggtrail. com to find your nearest trail. ♦ Florence Court, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh; nationaltrust. org.uk/florence-court; see online for ticket prices. 31 March-1 April.

l For more information about Easter events in your area, go to visitengland.com, surprise.visitscotland.com, discovernorthernireland.com or visitwales.co.uk

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Northern Ireland


EXTRA SPECIAL FOOD

Divine desserts

WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPH: TERRY BENSON. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART

Treat yourself to a slice of luxury this Easter from the Extra Special range, created in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine

We’ve added a new dessert to the Extra Special range just in time for Easter. Our Chocolate & Hazelnut Cheesecake is made with rich Belgian chocolate for an intense flavour and velvety texture – perfect for chocolate lovers. Serve with a generous spoonful of Extra Special Crème Fraîche and a handful of berries. Leiths School of Food and Wine have brought their knowledge and expertise to every product in the Extra Special range, so they’re perfect for spoiling your loved ones, or celebrating in style. Our improved range of Extra Special cakes includes a moist, fruity Carrot Cake with delicious cream cheese frosting. Try with Extra Special Earl Grey Tea to enhance the citrus flavours in the cake.

♦ Extra Special Chocolate & Hazelnut Cheesecake, £4; Extra Special Carrot Cake, £4


EXTRA SPECIAL FOOD

Everyday luxury Indulge in our delicious new range of Extra Special yogurts, created in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine Fudge with rich, caramel flavours; a velvety and aromatic Exotic Coconut; and a creamy Black Cherry with generous fruit pieces. Top with meringues, fresh berries, walnuts or crumbled shortbread and enjoy as an after dinner treat or indulge at breakfast with fresh fruit or cereal. Decadent, delicious, and waiting for you in store.

♦ Extra Special Clotted Cream Fudge West Country Yogurt, 50p (150g; 33.3p/ 100g); Black Cherry West Country Yogurt, 50p (150g; 33.3p/100g); Exotic Coconut West Country Yogurt, 50p (150g; 33.3p/100g)

WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPH: TERRY BENSON. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART

Invite a little luxury into your life with our range of Extra Special yogurts. They combine British West Country whole milk yogurt and whipping cream for a thick, luscious texture. We’ve worked closely with Leiths School of Food and Wine to ensure each flavour really delivers. The improved range includes smooth Clotted Cream


EASTER GIFTS

Have a colourful time with these fun stickers. Easter stickers, £1

Enjoy a cuppa in these cute Easterthemed mugs, £1 each ; Happy Easter bunting (above), £1

EASTER

PARADE

Make little ones smile with these gorgeous Easter gifts

ALL £5 AND LESS

Two activity toys in one – make the jigsaw and colour it in. 2 colour-in Easter jigsaws and pen set, £1

Perfect for a leisurely breakfast on Easter Sunday. Chick egg cup, £2 chick plate, £2

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Wherever you see these icons, the products are available online and in store

Adorable hopping toys. Wind-up chick and bunny, £1 each

They’ll love collecting eggs in these bright felt baskets. Easter egg hunt baskets, £2 each

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This charming painted decoration will add seasonal cheer to your home. Easter decoration, £2

Scrummy chocolate eggs with rabbit ears. Yummy Bunny eggs, £3 each (available until 31 March)

They’ll love these cards – and the contents! Money wallets, £1 for 2-pack

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Create a special centrepiece for your Easter table with this pretty tree. Easter pre-decorated tree, £5

Treat the family to a DVD everyone will enjoy. The Smurfs, £5; Gulliver’s Travels, £5; Top Cat: The Movie, £5


EASTER GIFTS

Tiny tots will adore re this as their first phone. one. Fisher-Price Chatter hatter Phone, £5

Posable action figure – collect the set. Leonardo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, £5

Give them a blast with a foam dart shooter. Nerf Firestrike Elite, £5 ; dart refills, £5 for 30-pack

TIME

TO PLAY Keep them entertained with these toys and favourite characters

Snuggle up with Peppa Pig. Peppa Pig plush toys, £4 each

KIds will have fun swapping the face and body parts of this classic character. Mrs Potato Head, £5 (Mr Potato Head also available)

Crack open the egg to discover a character inside. Playmobil Gift Eggs: Fairy with Swan Pond; Fire Knight on Horse, £5 each

Her favourite princess is now a ballerina. Disney Princess Ballerina, £5

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Make a bake date Little chefs will enjoy time in the kitchen with these Peppa Pig cupcake and pancake mixes

£1

each

♦ Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Cupcake Mix, £1 (195g; 51.3p/100g); Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Chocolate Pancake Mix, £1 (155g; 64.5p/100g)

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ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Make the most of our Easter baking offers and keep your kids busy with a Peppa Pig Cupcake Kit for just £1. They just need to add an egg and some water to the mix – then get creative with the icing and edible Peppa Pig decorations included in the kit (right). The kit contains enough to make 12 cupcakes.

CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN PREPARING FOOD. PEPPA PIG IS ON WEEKDAY MORNINGS ON CHANNEL 5. PHOTOGRAPHS: TERRY BENSON. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: DENISE SMART

Keeping little ones entertained this Easter is easy with no-fuss Peppa Pig cooking mixes es – they just need to follow packet instructionss to make delicious treats for all the family And if your kids enjoy making pancakes, they’ll love the Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Chocolate Pancake Mix – it contains enough to make six pancakes. Simply add milk and shake (right), then help them pour the batter into a frying pan and cook until golden. Serve with their favourite toppings.

Try serving the chocolate pancakes with delicious fresh fruit and a dollop of cream

Always get an adult to pour the mix into the frying pan


EASTER bRunch food

Eggs over easy Serve up a so-simple family brunch with Easter’s classic ingredient

Eggs Benedict with Parma ham Poaching eggs is not as tricky as you might think – but use a poacher if you want to make things even easier 23g sachet Asda Hollandaise Sauce Mix 300ml semi-skimmed milk 25g butter 2 x 100g packs Asda Extra Special Parma Ham 6 Asda Chosen by you Breakfast Muffins 1tbsp vinegar 6 large free-range eggs

❶ preheat the grill. put the sauce mix in a small nonstick

pan and gradually stir in the milk. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time. remove from the heat and immediately stir in the butter. Keep warm. ❷ cook the parma ham in a dry frying pan until it starts to crisp. Keep warm. ❸ split and toast the muffins. Top with the parma ham and keep warm. ❹ To poach the eggs, pour boiling water into a large frying

pan to a depth of 3cm, add the vinegar and a pinch of salt, and heat until simmering. Break an egg into a cup. ❺ With a wooden spoon handle, swirl the water to make a ‘whirlpool’ and slide the egg into it. repeat with more eggs. cook for 3-4 minutes or until the whites are set and the yolks are still soft. if it’s easier, you could cook the eggs in two batches by

cooking them three at a time.

❻ carefully lift out with a fish

slice and put on the muffins. serve with the sauce. TIP chefs often poach eggs in advance, then store them in cold water in the fridge for up to 24 hours. To serve, slip into a pan of simmering water and cook for 2 minutes until hot. Calories

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FOOD EASTER BRUNCH

Baked eggs with mushrooms To get ahead, cook the vegetable mixture the day before, then reheat and prepare from step 3 25g butter, plus extra for greasing 250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced or chopped 2 Asda Shallots, ďŹ nely chopped 2 x 160g bags baby spinach, ready washed Small pinch grated nutmeg 6 large free-range eggs

SERVES 6 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 92p

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75g Emmental, grated Toast, to serve Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Grease six ramekins with a little butter. Put a kettle of water on to boil. Cook the mushrooms and shallots in the butter until they are soft and any mushroom

juices have evaporated. Add the spinach and cook until it wilts. Stir in the nutmeg and season with pepper. Divide the vegetable mixture between the ramekins. Make a shallow hole in the veg with the back of a spoon. Break an egg into each hole and sprinkle the cheese on top.

Put the ramekins in a roasting tin and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides. Bake for 20 minutes or until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Serve with toast. CALORIES

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Asparagus & Cheddar strata A strata is a layered casserole dish made with bread, eggs and cheese – it makes a great brunch because you can prepare it in the evening and reheat the next day

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15g butter, plus extra for greasing 2 x 125g packs Asda Extra Special Asparagus Tips 1 leek, white and pale green part only, sliced finely 160g bag baby spinach 175g bread or bread rolls, a day or two old 4 large free-range eggs 600ml semi-skimmed milk 2tsp Dijon mustard 125g extra mature Cheddar, grated Grease a large ovenproof dish with a little butter. Trim the tough ends off the asparagus. Add the tips to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 2 minutes. Drain, then cut in half. Leave on kitchen paper to absorb any moisture. Melt the butter in a pan and add the leek. Stir to coat, then cover and cook over a very low heat for 10 minutes until soft. Add the spinach and stir until it wilts. Remove from the heat and add the asparagus. Cut the bread into 2cm cubes and put two-thirds of it in the base of the dish. Put the vegetables on top, then top with the rest of the bread. Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and mustard. Season with pepper. Pour over the bread, then press the bread lightly into the liquid. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or overnight) to let the bread soak. To serve, preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Sprinkle the Cheddar over the strata. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the top is golden and the inside is just set. CALORIES

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SERVES 10 READY IN 1HR 10 MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.35

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FOOD EASTER BRUNCH

SERVES 6 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.43

Fluffy potato cakes with smoked salmon You can also use leftover potatoes for the potato cakes – they go really well with smoked salmon and eggs 600g King Edward or Maris Piper potatoes, peeled weight 50g butter 7 large free-range eggs 1tbsp chopped fresh chives, plus extra to garnish A little flour, for shaping 1tbsp sunflower oil, for frying 200g Asda Extra Special Smoked Salmon Put the potatoes in a large pan and cover with cold

water. Cover and bring to the boil. Simmer for 12-16 minutes until soft. Drain and return to the hot pan, off the heat, and stand for a minute, uncovered, to drive off any moisture. Add the butter to the potatoes and mash them. Cool for 10 minutes. Beat one of the eggs and add to the potatoes with the chives. Season with salt and pepper. Dust flour on your hands and

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shape the mash into six cakes. Heat a little of the oil in a frying pan and cook the cakes in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden, adding more oil to the pan if needed. Keep the cooked cakes warm. Poach the remaining eggs as for the Eggs Benedict recipe (see page 47). Serve the potato cakes topped with the smoked salmon and

eggs, seasoned with pepper and garnished with chives. TIP You could make the potato cakes the day before (but not cook them) and store in the fridge overnight. Next day, pat off any moisture with kitchen paper and fry as from step 3 – they’ll need an extra minute to cook from cold. CALORIES

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Fantastic fish There are so many ways to enjoy fish – these recipes are perfect for Good Friday or any day of the year

Plaice with herby mushroom stuffing Skinning the fillets is simple but not essential. If you want to take the easy option, buy the plaice from a fish counter in store and ask the fishmonger to skin it for you 1tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing 2 shallots, finely chopped 15g butter 250g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped 1tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme (leaves only) 1tbsp chopped fresh curly parsley 3 x 250g packs plaice fillets or 6 x 125-150g plaice fillets from the fish counter Roasted new potatoes, salad and lemon wedges, to serve

❶ preheat the oven to

180c/160c/gas 4. grease a shallow ovenproof dish with a little oil. ❷ Fry the shallots in the oil and butter until soft. Add the mushrooms and cook until they shrink and the juices start to run out. continue to cook, stirring often, until all the juices have evaporated. ❸ Tip into a bowl. Add the herbs and season well. cool. ❹ if you want to skin the fish, place a fillet on a board, skin side down, with the tail end towards you. Hold the tail end with one hand and with a

fillet knife in the other hand (or sharp knife if you don’t have one). insert the knife at a slight angle and carefully cut between the skin and flesh. ❺ divide the stuffing into 6 portions. put a portion on the skinned (or skin side) of each fillet and fold over twice. put in the dish and brush with oil. ❻ cook in the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily. serve with the potatoes, salad and lemon wedges. Calories

145 7%

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6g 9%

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1.9g 10%

0.4g 7%

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serves 6 ready in 35 mins Price Per serving £1.74

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serves 6 ready in 35 mins plus marinating Price Per serving £2.15

Salmon with treacle glaze The fennel seeds give salmon a lovely, mild aniseed flavour but take care not to use too many as they can be overpowering 3tbsp Lyles Black Treacle 5tbsp lemon juice 2 level tbsp Asda Coarse Grain French mustard 1 whole side of salmon, about 950g ½ level tsp Schwartz Fennel Seeds 2 spring onions, trimmed and cut into shreds, to serve

❶ mix together the treacle, lemon juice and mustard and put in a shallow dish, large enough to hold the salmon. put the salmon in the dish, skin-side up, making sure all the flesh is coated, and leave in the fridge for 1-2 hours. ❷ preheat the oven to 180c/160c/gas 4. line a large roasting tin with foil. remove the fish from the marinade and put in the tin, skin-side down. ❸ lightly crush the fennel seeds in a pestle and mortar or put them in a bowl and crush with the end of a rolling pin. sprinkle over the fish and season with salt and pepper. ❹ cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the flesh flakes easily. ❺ sprinkle the spring onions on top before serving. Calories

313 16%

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5.4g 6%

17.9g 26%

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med

LOw

3g 15%

0.6g 10%

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TOP TIP A whole side of salmon looks stunning and is cheaper than buying individual fillets


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easter food

serves 4 ready in 1hr Price Per serving £3.02

Trout with fennel Bulbs of fennel give a lovely fresh flavour – perfect teamed with trout Olive oil, for greasing 2 large or 3 small fennel bulbs 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus extra for serving 1tbsp chopped fresh thyme (leaves only) 150ml dry white wine 25g butter 4 trout fillets 250g baby plum tomatoes 25g pine nuts grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon Lemon wedges, to serve

❶ preheat the oven to 220c/ 200c Fan/gas 7. grease a shallow ovenproof dish with oil. Trim the fronds (the feather-like leaves) from the fennel and reserve. Trim off the roots and stems and any damaged outer layers (you will need about 350g trimmed weight). ❷ Thinly slice the fennel and put in the dish with the shallots, garlic, herbs and wine. cut the butter into small pieces and scatter on top. season. ❸ Take a sheet of baking paper and run it under a cold

tap. shake off any excess water, scrunch it up and lay over the fennel, so it covers it but stays inside the dish. ❹ cook in the oven for 20 minutes, moving the fennel about in the dish halfway through. remove the paper, stir again, and return to the oven, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until tender. ❺ reduce the oven to 190c/ 170c Fan/gas 5. put the trout on top and brush lightly with oil. Add the baby plum tomatoes. cook for another

12-15 minutes or until the trout flakes easily. ❻ put the pine nuts in a dry frying pan and toss over a medium heat until they start to turn golden. chop the reserved fronds. ❼ scatter the toasted pine nuts, chopped fennel fronds and lemon zest over the trout fillets. serve the dish with the lemon wedges.

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315 4.4g 16.3g 3.7g 0.4g of your 5 a day 16% 5% 23% 19% 7% based on guideline daily amount per serving

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Fish made simple For fuss-free suppers, check out the new additions to our fish counter range

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1. Choose your fish

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Visit your in-store Asda fish counter and choose a fish portion from our Fish Made Simple range. There are 22 options available, ranging from £2.28 to £2.38 per portion, but all currently on a great-value 2 for £4 offer, including cod (right), which we chose to go with tartare sauce, and served with chunky chips and mushy peas.

2. Pick a flavour

3. Cook it at home

Select your free Chosen by you butter, marinade, sauce or crumb topping to go with your fish. Our colleagues can help you choose the perfect match, including our haddock with a lemon and pepper butter (above), which we served with salad and roasted new potatoes. There are 13 options to choose from.

We’ll package your fish in a bag so it’s easy to cook in the oven or microwave, or in a foil tray for the barbecue. Just follow the simple instructions on the back of the pack. Try salmon with cool salsa (left). It’s great served with rice and pak choi – and one of the many options to be discovered at the in-store fish counter.


For your chance to WIN a Colman’s Gravy Bull this Easter Simply purchase a Colman’s Gravy Paste from Asda and send your Asda receipt along with your entry form to the Colman’s freepost address

Participating stores only. Subject to availability, while stocks last. * Open to UK & ROI residents 18+. To enter purchase 1x Colman’s Gravy Paste and send Asda receipt (for Gravy Paste dated 11.03.13 – 19.05.13) and completed entry form (found in Easter Asda Magazine (available in participating stores 19.03.13 - 22.04.13), In-store demonstrations (at participating Asda stores on 23.03.13 & 24.03.13), or (at www.ASDA.com/colmans) to: Colman’s Gravy Bull, Freepost RRLT-EEAS-XBSJ, PO Box 7557, Derby, DE1 0NP. Closing date for receipt of entries: 09.06.13 (allow 5 working days from sending). One entry per person. Participating Asda stores only subject to availability while stocks last. Prizes: 3900 x Colman’s Gravy Bulls. Retain receipt and send as proof. NI: No purchase necessary, send name, address and telephone no to address above. See www.ASDA.com/colmans for full terms. Promoter: Unilever.

Entry Form For your chance to WIN a Colman’s Gravy Bull, simply purchase a Colman’s Gravy Paste before 19.05.13 Send your Asda receipt (dated between 11.03.13 & 19.05.13) and this entry form in an envelope to the freepost address below. Don’t forget to complete all details. Colman’s Gravy Bull Freepost RRLT-EEAS_XBSJ PO Box 7557 Derby DE10NP United Kingdom

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Easter feast

A traditional roast lunch is a classic for the bank holiday – we’ve put together a three-course meal with a delicious choice of mains and puddings

ServeS 6 ready in 15 mins plus chilling Price Per Serving 65p

Smoked mackerel pâté with melba toast This easy starter will keep in the fridge for up to four days – it’s really cheap to make, too ♦ remove the skin from a 285g pack Asda Smoked Mackerel and check for bones. put in a processor or bowl with a 200g pack Asda Plain Soft Cheese, 2tbsp Asda Fat Free Greek Yogurt, 1 level tsp Asda Extra Special Horseradish Sauce, 1tbsp

lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne pepper. season with black pepper. ♦ Blitz in the processor or use a hand blender to form a pâté. (mash thoroughly with a fork if you don’t have a blender.) Taste and add more lemon juice if necessary. put in a

serving dish or six ramekins and chill until needed. ♦ To make the melba toast, preheat the grill, cut the crusts off 6 slices of white sliced bread and toast on both sides. carefully cut each slice through the middle to make two very thin slices. put back

under the grill, uncooked side uppermost, until the bread is lightly toasted all over. ♦ sprinkle chopped parsley on top of the pâté, and serve with the melba toast. Calories

363 18%

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1.1g 1%

28.8g 41%

12.5g 63%

1.4g 23%

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sat fat

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serves 6 ready in 4hrs plus resting Price Per serving £2.56

Slow-roasted leg of lamb with redcurrant gravy The lamb doesn’t need any attention once it's in the oven, so you can enjoy time with the family as it cooks. Roast lamb is a classic British dish that everyone loves, especially for Easter Sunday 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 level tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 level tbsp Asda Coarse Grain French Mustard 1 level tsp dried oregano Butcher’s Selection New Zealand Leg Of Lamb, 2kg 175ml rosé or red wine 1 Knorr Reduced Salt Beef Stock Cube 1 level tbsp redcurrant jelly 1 level tbsp cornflour 60 | asda.com/magazine | april 2013

❶ preheat the oven to 160c/ 140c Fan/gas 3. mix the garlic and rosemary, mustard and oregano to make a paste. season with pepper. ❷ Using the point of a sharp knife, make small incisions all over the lamb. push the paste into the incisions. put in a roasting tin and pour the wine round it. cover the tin with foil, leaving plenty of room inside for the air to circulate. seal the

foil round the edges of the tin.

❸ cook in the oven for 3 hours 30 minutes. remove the foil and cook, uncovered, for another 20 minutes. ❹ Transfer the lamb to a serving platter and cover loosely with foil. leave to rest for 15 minutes before carving. ❺ meanwhile, make the gravy. skim the fat from the roasting juices, then pour into a measuring jug. make up to

300ml if necessary and transfer to a pan. dissolve the stock cube in 300ml hot water and add to the pan with the redcurrant jelly. stir until the jelly melts. mix the cornflour with 3tbsp cold water and stir into the pan. Heat until boiling, stirring all the time, and simmer for 2 minutes. Calories

347 17%

LOw

Med

1.7g 2%

14.5g 21%

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fat

Med

LOw

5.8g 29%

0.4g 7%

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ENTERTAINING food

Springtime vegetables Serve your lamb (or pork, overleaf) with easy-cook potatoes and veg BOuLANGÈRe pOtAtOeS ♦ grease an ovenproof

BABy CARROtS with ORANGe GLAZe ♦ put 3 or 4 packs of Asda Baby Carrots, trimmed and halved if necessary, in a pan with 1 level tsp sugar, 15g butter, 4tbsp orange juice and enough boiling water to just cover them. cover and simmer for 4 minutes. ♦ remove the lid and cook for another 3 minutes until just tender. drain. sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

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60 8.6g 2.4g 1.4g 0.1g of your 5 a day 3% 10% 3% 7% 2% based on guideline daily amount per serving

CABBAGe with CARAwAy SeedS ♦ cut the stem off a savoy cabbage and thinly slice the leaves. add to a pan of boiling water, return to the boil and simmer fast for 2 minutes or until just tender. drain well. ♦ melt 15g butter in a large frying pan and cook 1 diced shallot until soft. reduce the heat to low. add 1tsp caraway seeds and a little black pepper and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. ♦ add the drained cabbage to the pan and stir to coat the leaves in the caraway seed mixture. Heat through.

1

dish, about 25cm by 18cm, 4cm deep, with a little butter. ♦ peel 1kg Maris piper or King edward potatoes and cut into slices no thicker than a pound coin. Thinly slice 1 medium onion. ♦ layer the potatoes and onion in the dish, dotting the layers with butter. season. ♦ dissolve 1 reduced-salt beef stock cube in 750ml hot water and pour into the dish. ♦ Bake for 1 hour if you’re cooking alongside the pork (overleaf); 1 hour 20 minutes if you’re cooking them with the lamb. The potatoes are cooked when brown on top and crisp at the edges, and the slices underneath are soft. Calories

197 10%

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2g 2%

6g 9%

sUGar

fat

LOw

LOw

3.5g 18%

0.2g 3%

sat fat

salt

based on guideline daily amount per serving

serves 6 ready in 10 mins Price Per serving 51p

serves 6 ready in 1hr 20 mins Price Per serving 22p

LOw LOw LOw LOw

Calories sUGar

fat sat fat

salt

46 4g 2.5g 1.4g 0.1g of your 5 a day 2% 4% 4% 7% 2% based on guideline daily amount per serving

serves 6 ready in 10 mins Price Per serving 20p

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Pork with caraway crust The caraway crust in this recipe gives a very subtle flavour to the meat – any leftovers would be good added to egg fried rice. We’ve used a pork loin joint, which is a great choice if you fancy a change from lamb 1 level tsp caraway seeds 1 level tbsp dijon mustard 1tsp lemon juice 1½ level tsp brown sugar 1 x 1.1kg Asda Pork loin Joint ½tsp olive oil 2 x 335g jars Asda extra Special Rich onion gravy

❶ preheat the oven to 220C/ 200C Fan/gas 7. arrange a rack in a roasting tin. Crush the caraway seeds lightly using a pestle and mortar. or put them in a small bowl and crush with the end of a rolling pin. mix with the mustard,

lemon juice and sugar. spread thickly all over the meat of the pork but not the skin. brush the skin with the oil. ❷ put the meat on the rack in the tin, skin side up. pour 500ml water into the tin. roast in the oven for 30 minutes. ❸ reduce the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/gas 5 and cook for another hour. leave to rest for 15 minutes before carving. ❹ Heat the gravy and serve with the meat and stuffing. Calories

290 15%

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low

4.1g 5%

9g 13%

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low

med

3g 15%

1.4g 23%

sat fat

salt

based on guideline daily amount per serving

APRicot, wAlnut & celeRy Stuffing ♦ melt 15g butter with 2tbsp sunflower oil in a frying pan, add 1 chopped large onion and fry until soft. tip into a bowl. ♦ add 100g chopped ready-to-eat dried apricots, 200g fresh breadcrumbs, 3 finely chopped sticks of celery, 2tbsp chopped curly parsley and 115g chopped walnuts. ♦ lightly beat together 1 medium free-range egg and 5tbsp milk, and season

with salt and black pepper. ♦ add the egg and milk to the breadcrumb mixture and mix together to form a stuffing. you may need to add an extra 1-2tbsp milk, depending on the dryness of the bread. ♦ grease an ovenproof dish with a little butter. put the stuffing in the dish and dot with butter. bake alongside the pork for 25 minutes. serves 6. Calories

367 18%

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high

10.3g 11%

21.3g 30%

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fat

med

med

3.8g 19%

0.8g 13%

sat fat

based on guideline daily amount per serving

ServeS 6 ready in 2hrs Price Per Serving £2.59

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ENTERTAINING food

Peaches or nectarines in raspberry & orange sauce This fruity, refreshing dessert makes a lovely light follow-on to a rich roast dinner 6 peaches or nectarines (they must be ripe) 75g apricot jam 50g granulated sugar 100ml freshly squeezed orange juice 350g pack frozen raspberries, thawed

ServeS 6 ready in 40 mins Price Per Serving 71p

❶ preheat the oven to 180c/ 160c Fan/gas 4. make a cut all the way round the peaches or nectarines, following the natural groove and cutting right through to the stone. Twist the two halves in opposite directions to separate them. ease out the stones using a small, sharp knife. ❷ put the fruit cut-side up in an ovenproof dish. put the jam, sugar, orange juice and 400ml water in a small pan and stir until the sugar has dissolved and the jam has melted. pour over the fruit and cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes, basting the fruit with the juices often. ❸ To make the sauce, carefully measure 300ml of the fruit cooking juices into a jug and then put in a blender or processor with the raspberries. Blitz until puréed (or use a hand-held blender to do this). push the mixture through a sieve to remove the seeds. ❹ leave the peaches to cool in the rest of the juices. When cold, gently lift them out and peel off the skin. put some raspberry sauce on six plates, top with two peach halves and pour over more sauce.

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TOP TIP The peaches and the raspberry sauce can be prepared the day before, then stored separately in the fridge and assembled before serving.

high low low low

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168 39.7g 0.3g 0g 0g of your 5 a day 8% 44% <1% 0% 0% based on guideline daily amount per serving

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food ENTERTAINING

Daffodil cake This classic sponge topped with cheerful iced biscuit flowers is bound to be an Easter hit ½tsp vanilla extract 1tbsp milk 100g Asda Lemon Curd For the daffodils: 50g butter 25g caster sugar

75g plain flour 500g pack dr Oetker Ready to Roll Coloured icing Lolly sticks Asda green Natural Food Colouring (optional) Small jellied sweets

ServeS 12 ready in 1hr 10 mins Price Per Serving 52p

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❶ preheat the oven to 180c/ 160c fan/gas 4. grease and base-line two 20cm cake tins with baking paper. line a baking tray with baking paper. ❷ Beat together the flour, baking powder, 225g of the softened butter, caster sugar, eggs and lemon zest until creamy and evenly mixed. ❸ divide between the tins, level the tops and bake for about 25 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. cool on a wire rack. ❹ gradually beat the icing sugar into the remaining 75g butter. add the vanilla and milk, and beat until light and creamy. set aside 1tbsp of this icing. use the rest to sandwich the cakes with the lemon curd. dust with icing sugar. ❺ for the daffodils, make a biscuit dough by creaming the butter and sugar together. mix in the flour. chill for 30 minutes, wrapped in clingfilm. ❻ roll out between two sheets of clingfilm until 1cm thick. cut into stars using a cutter and put on the baking tray. trim the lolly sticks to different lengths and stick into the biscuits, about one-third of the way in. Bake for 12 minutes. cool. ❼ Brush the lolly sticks with the green food colouring and leave to dry. or simply leave them white. ❽ roll out the yellow coloured icing and cut out stars. stick on top of the biscuits using the reserved buttercream. ❾ press jellied sweets into the centre of each daffodil and score lines on the petals with the back of a knife. stick the daffodils into the cake. Calories

633 32%

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72.3g 80%

27.3g 39%

16.1g 81%

1g 17%

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225g self-raising flour 2 level tsp baking powder 300g butter, softened 225g caster sugar 4 large free-range eggs grated zest of 2 lemons 150g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting


ENTERTAINING WINE

The perfect match Asda’s Master of Wine, Philippa Carr, has picked three wines from The Wine Selection range to go with our Easter Feast recipes

Master of Wine, Philippa Carr ‘The Wine Selection range is chosen by myself and a panel of independent experts at the Wine Quality Mark, so you know you can expect a great-tasting, quality wine with every bottle. I love these wines because they’re brilliant value for money.’

STARTER The smoky flavours of our mackerel pâté are fantastic paired with the lemony taste of this crisp white.

FABULOUS FIZZ A fragrant, fruity sparkler that’s delicious on its own or enjoy it with our poached peaches.

The Wine Selection Asti Spumante, £4.98 (75cl) An award-winning Italian sparkling white that’s brimming with ripe grape flavours. It’s fun, frothy and wonderfully sweet and will go down a treat with chocolates or desserts.

MAIN Our roast lamb, or pork dish is fab partnered with the berry flavours of this gorgeous tasting red.

The Wine Selection Margaret River Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, £4.48 (75cl) A crisp, lively white produced in beautiful Western Australia. Its blend of floral and lemony flavours is refreshing with seafood or fish starters.

The Wine Selection Dão, £4.23 (75cl) A Portuguese star from the Dão region, this full-bodied red is packed with rich, ripe, red fruit flavours. It makes a wonderful accompaniment to meat or veggie main courses.

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With Knorr, it couldn’t be simpler to create mouth-watering meals to enjoy every day of the week – whether it’s adding incredible flavour to your family’s favourites or trying something a little different. This Easter, why not do something ExtraKnorrdinary with your leftovers and try our easy recipe for delicious Persian Lamb Stew? Serving Suggestion

For more tasty tips and recipe inspiration, visit us at www.knorr.co.uk or like us on Facebook.com/knorr


Great for using up your Easter Leftovers!

PERSIAN LAMB STEW Servings: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

INGREDIENTS 1-2 tbsp oil 1 red onion, sliced

RECI PE 1 Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until softened. 2 Add the garlic and the spices and fry gently for 1 minute. 3 Cut the cooked lamb into cubes, or tear into bite sized shredded pieces and add to the pan.

2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 pinch of chilli flakes, or to taste 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander seed 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 350g leftover cooked lamb

4 Stir in the puree and stock, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Ten minutes before the end of cooking time, add the apricots. 5 Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with couscous and yoghurt.

2 tablespoons tomato puree 1 Knorr Beef Stock Pot, dissolved in 450ml boiling water 100g ready to eat apricots, cut into quarters Handful of fresh coriander to garnish 150g yoghurt, to serve

Per 1 4 of the recipe CALORIES

368 18%

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HIGH

SUGAR

FAT

14.6g 23.2g 16% 33%

HIGH SAT FAT

9g 45%

HIGH SALT

1.7g 28%

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNTS PER SERVING


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Masterclass

Mini hot cross buns Soft, fruity and perfectly spiced, serve them for an Easter breakfast or afternoon tea â&#x20AC;&#x201C; simply tear of what you want from the circle of buns

MAKES 20 READY IN 3HRS 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 9p

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MASTERCLASS FOOD

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Glynis McGuinness Food Editor

These sweet buns marked with a cross are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. They’re very satisfying to make at home, but you need to allow enough time for the yeast dough to rise. So if you want them for breakfast on Good Friday, make them the day before. Or turn over for freshly made Asda Hot Cross Buns you can buy in store.

1 Grease a baking tray. Sift together the flour, mixed spice, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Stir in the yeast, sugar and mixed dried fruit. Heat the milk and butter together in a pan until the butter melts and the mixture is lukewarm. Test with your finger – if it’s hot it will destroy the yeast. Add the egg and the milk mixture to the flour and mix to form a dough.

2 Knead for 10 minutes. Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover with greased clingfilm and leave in a warm place until doubled in size. Turn out onto a floured surface and push out the air. Cut into 20 pieces and shape into rolls. Place on the tray in a circular pattern (they’ll stick together while baking). Cover with greased clingfilm and leave to double in size.

For the buns 500g Asda Organic Bread Flour, plus extra for kneading 1 level tsp Asda Mixed Spice 1 level tsp Asda Ground Cinnamon 1 sachet Asda Easy Bake Yeast, 7g 75g caster sugar 150g Asda Mixed Dried Fruit 250ml semi-skimmed milk 50g butter 1 large egg, lightly beaten

For the crosses 50g plain flour 1tsp sunflower oil 1 level tbsp icing sugar

40g caster sugar 4tbsp milk

172 9%

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3.3g 5%

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1.6g 8%

0.1g 2%

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Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. For the crosses, mix the flour with the oil, icing sugar and 4tbsp water to make a paste. Put it in a piping bag or use a freezer bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe paste crosses on the top of the buns. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown – if you tap the base of the bun round, it will sound hollow when cooked.

While the buns are cooking, heat the sugar and milk for the glaze in a small pan until dissolved and then simmer for 2-3 minutes until sticky. To make them shiny, brush the glaze on the top of the buns as soon as they come out of the oven. Eat warm or leave to cool on a wire rack. You can split and toast them when they’re cold, if you prefer.

Glynis’ tips

For the glaze

CALORIES

4

3

SALT

● To knead the dough, fold it

● To shape the rolls, put a piece

in half on a floured surface, then push it away from you with the heel of your hand. Fold it over, turn and repeat for 10 minutes. This develops the gluten (the protein in the flour), which makes the buns nice and light.

of dough on a floured surface and lightly flour the palm of your hand. Using a circular motion, gently roll the dough round and round until you have a ball shape with a smooth top. Put on the baking tray, smooth side up.

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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Hot cross yums! Make tea time a little more special with our super soft hot cross buns – now with extra fruit. What’s more, they’re made fresh in store every day

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‘Our golden-brown hot cross buns are soft, delicious and filled with a generous helping of juicy sultanas.’ Our delicious Asda Hot Cross Buns taste better than ever thanks to a new and improved recipe. ‘We’ve made them even softer and increased the fruit content,’ reveals Mark Oliver, Asda’s Bakery Specialist. A pinch of warm spices completes the traditional taste that everyone loves at Easter. ‘It’s the perfect balance of spice and sweetness,’ says Mark. So follow your nose to the bakery counter and stock up on these family favourites.

‘If you don’t eat up all of your delicious hot cross buns, use any leftovers to make bread and butter pudding.’ Mark Oliver, right Asda’s Bakery Specialist As holders of the In-store Bakery of the Year title (awarded at last year’s Baking Industry Awards), you can be assured our hot cross buns are great quality. Made in store by our award-winning bakers, the lightly-spiced dough is mixed to create a soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture, then shaped into buns. For the finishing touch, the pastry crosses are piped onto each bun by hand and, thanks to their increased fruit content, our hot cross buns will give you a juicy burst of


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Broad beans & Parmesan Frozen broad beans and frozen petit pois, cooked and tossed in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, topped with shavings of Parmesan.

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Mushroom & shallot

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Sliced mushrooms (one type or an assortment), cooked in butter until soft, with chopped shallots, thyme, garlic, and a splash of Asda Crème Fraîche, topped with sprigs of thyme.

Tuna & beans Canned cannellini beans, drained and roughly mashed with olive oil and garlic, then topped with tuna and parsley.

Avocado & prawns Diced avocado, tossed in a squeeze of lime juice, with prawns, diced tomato, finely chopped and deseeded red chilli, and coriander leaves.


Weekday winners It's easy to feed the family through the week with these fuss-free recipes

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Prawn tostadas Traditionally served in Mexico, tostadas are crispy tortillas piled with toppings such as beans, meat and vegetables – they make a fun family supper 4 Asda Flour Tortillas 4tbsp olive oil 400g can Asda Mexican Style Bean Mix, drained and rinsed 326g can Asda Sweetcorn, 4 spring onions, finely sliced 200g pot Asda Salsa (Cool or hot & Spicy) 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 chilli, deseeded, chopped 240g pack Asda Cooked and Peeled King Prawns iceberg lettuce, shredded Flat-leaf parsley, to serve 76 | asda.com/magazine | april 2013

4 level tbsp Asda Reduced Fat Soured Cream, to serve 1 lime, quartered, to serve

preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/gas 5. scrunch some foil into four 6cm-wide balls, then place on a baking tray. brush one side of each tortilla with water. stack them on a baking tray. ❷ bake the tortillas for 2 minutes, then place over the balls to form bowl shapes. bake for another 8-10 minutes

until crisp and golden. Cool for 5 minutes. lift off the foil. ❸ put the beans, sweetcorn, spring onions, salsa, tomatoes and chilli in a pan. Heat gently, stirring often. add the prawns and heat through. ❹ divide the lettuce between the tortillas. top with the prawn mix, sprinkle with parsley. serve with soured cream and lime wedges.

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Meat eaters and vegetarians will love this pie – packed with loads of vegetables, it’s a tasty and nutritious meal for all 700g medium-sized potatoes 2tbsp sunflower oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 stick celery, diced 150g carrots, diced 250g mushrooms, chopped 350g pack Quorn Mince (from the chiller) 400g can Asda green Lentils, drained 3tbsp Asda Tomato Ketchup 3tbsp Asda Brown Sauce

❶ preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/gas 6. put the unpeeled potatoes in a large pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. drain and set aside to cool. ❷ Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large pan and cook the onion, celery and carrots, stirring often, for 5 minutes. add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. ❸ add the Quorn mince, lentils, ketchup, brown sauce and 200ml water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. transfer to an ovenproof dish. ❹ While the Quorn is cooking, peel the potatoes and grate them coarsely. put in a bowl and toss with the remaining oil. ❺ Cover the filling with the potato. bake for 30-35 minutes.

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Ciabatta mushroom & pepper pizzas Great for toasted sandwiches, ciabatta also makes a quick pizza base if you're short of time. You can vary the veggies – just use what your family likes 2 packs Asda deli Ciabatta Rolls 2tbsp olive oil 150g button mushrooms, sliced 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 1 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and diced 160g baby leaf spinach 265g jar Asda Tomato & Basil Pizza Topper 125g pack Asda lighter 78 | asda.com/magazine | april 2013

mozzarella, drained and patted dry with kitchen paper Fresh basil and salad leaves, to serve

❶ preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/gas 6. Cut the ciabatta rolls through the middle and put on a baking tray, cut-side up. brush the cut surfaces with 1tbsp of the olive oil and bake for 5 minutes.

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a frying pan and cook the mushrooms and spring onions until the juices run out of the mushrooms. add the pepper and continue to cook until the mushroom juices have evaporated. transfer to a bowl and set aside. ❸ Wipe out the frying pan with kitchen paper. add the spinach to the pan and cook, stirring, until it wilts.

over the ciabatta halves. share the vegetable mixture between them. tear the mozzarella into small pieces and scatter on top. ❺ bake for 15-18 minutes until the mozzarella has melted. scatter with a few basil leaves and serve with salad.

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Spicy honey pork Marinating the meat in our Asian-style marinade gives it a sweet, tangy flavour – 20 minutes is enough but it will be even tastier if you leave it longer 500g Asda Butcher’s Selection Pork Fillet 1tbsp clear honey 2tbsp Amoy Reduced Salt Soy Sauce grated zest and juice of 1 small orange 1tsp lea & Perrins worcestershire Sauce 1 level tsp Asda Smoked Paprika 600g sweet potato (peeled

weight), cut into small chunks 15g butter Fresh thyme leaves, (optional) Cabbage, lightly boiled or steamed, to serve

❶ Cut the pork into eight slices (trim any sinew if necessary) and put in a freezer bag. add the honey, soy sauce, 2tbsp of the orange

juice (reserve the rest for later), Worcestershire sauce and paprika to the bag and shake to coat the meat. refrigerate for 20 minutes to 4 hours. ❷ boil the sweet potato until tender. drain and mash with the orange zest and butter. ❸ While the sweet potato is cooking, drain the marinade into a small pan and add the reserved orange juice and

4tbsp water. grill or griddle the pork for 4 minutes each side until cooked through. ❹ Heat the marinade, then simmer fast for 5 minutes. ❺ garnish the pork with thyme leaves (if using) and serve with the marinade, sweet potato and cabbage.

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Cod & prosciutto bake You can also use frozen cod loin instead of fresh in this recipe. If you do this, allow an extra 5-10 minutes cooking time 500g Asda Baby Pearl Potatoes 2tbsp sunflower oil 2 x 250g packs Asda Cod loin 2 x 75g packs Asda Prosciutto 250g cherry vine tomatoes 325g broccoli (fresh or frozen), to serve

preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/gas 5. put the potatoes in a large pan and add enough cold water to just cover them. bring to the boil, then simmer for 4-5 minutes. drain and tip into a large roasting tin. ❷ set aside 2tsp of the oil and add the rest to the potatoes. toss until they are all coated.

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Cook on the top shelf of the oven for 20 minutes until golden and tender. ❸ Wrap the prosciutto round the cod fillets, leaving the ends open, and place on a baking tray. brush with the reserved oil. Cook on the middle shelf for 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily.

❹ after the fish has been cooking for 15 minutes, put the tomatoes on the baking tray alongside the fish and cook for the final 5 minutes. ❺ serve the fish with the roasted potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli.

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What are apps? I don’t know what they are Think of an app as a tool that runs on your smartphone or tablet. It’s there to provide a service, such as shopping, entertainment or information.

How do I put one onto my mobile or tablet? Look for the apps icon on the screen of your smartphone or tablet – it will be called App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or Google Play for Android. Tap the icon to browse, buy and download the apps that are e available for your system.

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THE ASDA APP

How much? Free Use it for Use it for online shopping, an in-store shopping list, ASDA store locator and live petrol prices wherever you are.. Speak, scan or type pe to find any groceries ries you need and add dd them to your online ne shopping basket. You can add items up p until 11pm the day ay before an online e delivery. TThe app p recently won a Best Award ward from parent website Mumsnet p and was praised for being an convenient co nt to use.

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How much? Free Use it for Staying on budget. Helps you keep on top of your expenses and is an easy way to understand where your money goes. You can include reminders about upcoming bills so there’ll be no nasty surprises, and set a budget to keep an eye on your spending.

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How much? Free Use it for Being prepared for the elements. Whether you’re planning a barbecue or just want to know if today’s a brolly day, The Weather Channel app will give you the forecast in your chosen area by the hour, day or week. Also gives local and national severe weather alerts, airport delays and more.

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How much? Free Use it for Keeping track of your food intake and the activity you’ve done – which is ideal if you’re trying to lose weight. Many weight-loss experts advise keeping a food diary and an exercise log, so this app is designed to make it easier and quicker for you. It also means you’re more likely to succeed in dropping any excess pounds.


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WHAT WILL STOP MY HAIR FRIZZING? Damp air can make hair frizzy. Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner to create a barrier. We like Andrew Barton The Frizz Tamer Salon Smooth Shampoo, £3 (400ml), and Conditioner, £3 (250ml). Also apply a drop of serum through damp hair before styling to seal hair cuticles. One of our favourites is John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Serum, £4 (50ml).

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Street smart S Steal a little weekend style from movie legend James Dean, with m ccotton shirts, chinos and shades GET SSHORTY Short-s Short-sleeved shirts are a hot trend in che checks, stripes and pastels. Wear untucked with chinos or cargo shorts. untuck

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FROM LEFT SHE WEARS: Playsuit, 9mths-6yrs, from £6, code 4182958 AVAILABLE FROM 7 APRIL;

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HE WEARS: T-shirt, 4-14yrs, £2, code 4181686; trousers, 4-14yrs, from £8, code 4170153; shoes, 10-6, from £6, code 4060092

SHE WEARS: Hooded jumper, 4-14yrs, from £6, code 4158191; T-shirt, 4-14yrs, from £3.50, code 4158206;

leggings, 4-14yrs, from £3, code 4219829; shoes, 10-6, from £8, code 4148625 AVAILABLE FROM 28 MARCH

HE WEARS: T-shirt, 9mths-6yrs, from £4 (part of a 2-pack), code 4170231 AVAILABLE FROM 25 MARCH;

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introductory price £5, future price from 4 April: 9mths to 3-4yrs £7, 4-5 to 5-6yrs £8, code 4178762;

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FROM LEFT Top (comes with a skirt as part of a set), 9mths-6yrs, from £8, code 4163271 AVAILABLE FROM 1 APRIL;;

leggings, 9mths-6yrs, from £2.50, code 4157976 AVAILABLE FROM 15 APRIL;

sandals, 10-6, from £6, code 4140975

Hat, 4-16yrs, £4, code 4150325;

dress, 4-14yrs, from £9 (part of a 2-pack), code 4160003;

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HE WEARS: Hat, 4-16yrs, £4, code 4150325; T-shirt, 4-14yrs, from £3, code 4171334; shirt, 4-14yrs, from £6, code 4171996; trousers, 4-14yrs, from £8, code 4170153

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THIS MONTH ENTERTAINMENT

Films, music, books

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CINEMA

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THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG)

This heart-warming Disney film tells the tale of a very special boy called Timothy (CJ Adams, right). One night he appears in the home of couple Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, right), who buried a box in their garden containing a list of all their wishes for a child. Muddy and with leaves sprouting from his legs, Timothy’s appearance isn’t the only thing that makes him different. In cinemas 5 April.

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DVD RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG)

In this 3D fantasy-adventure animation, Pitch Black, an English bogeyman (Jude Law), sets out to shatter the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. But can their Gurdians: Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) protect the children with the help of Jack Frost (Chris Pine)?

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Get in the mood for a carefree summer with Now’s latest compilation of all your favourite rock and pop hits of 2012. Artists include Robbie Williams, Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Calvin Harris, James Arthur and Bruno Mars.

GAME SKYLANDERS GIANTS

Skylanders are special action figures that come to life in the video game when you place them on the Portal of Power. Unleash new supersized Giants with supersized powers rs to match. Look out ut for the Molten Hot Dog og character, £8, right, ht, exclusive to our stores from 2 April. il. APRIL 2013 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 107


The human race is under attack from an unseen enemy – aliens called ‘souls’ who invade the bodies of humans and take them over. But when a ‘soul’ called Wanderer inhabits the body of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan, right), it gets more than it bargained for. As Wanderer is exposed to Melanie’s memories, they become allies in a mission to find Jared (Max Irons, far right), the man Melanie loves, and to help members of the resistance. Based on the novel by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, (see below) The Host is in cinemas from 29 March.

BOOKS

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CINEMA THE HOST (TBC)

CRIME

PARKER BY RICHARD STARK, £3.85 OR 2 FOR £7 (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS)

SCI-FI ROMANCE

THE HOST BY STEPHENIE MEYER, £3.85 OR 2 FOR £7 (LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY)

LEAVE A MAN

If you’d like to read this best-selling novel before catching the film version of this romantic tale (see review, above), pick up a copy in store and follow Melanie Stryder and the invading ‘soul’ Wanderer on their dangerous mission of love and betrayal at your own pace.

One of the most notorious figures in crime fiction, Parker returns to seek revenge on the criminals who betrayed him, as Melander and his gang head for Palm Beach to score a fortune in stolen jewellery. Look out for the film version featuring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.

CHILDREN’S

THE SINGING MERMAID BY JULIA DONALDSON AND LYDIA MONKS, £3.85 (MACMILLAN CHILDREN’S BOOKS) From the creators of the best-selling What the Ladybird Heard comes this delightful tale of a singing mermaid who is tempted away to join the circus – but soon longs to return home to the freedom of the sea. Each glittery, tactile page is beautifully illustrated, and gently teaches youngsters the values of friendship, courage and trust.


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CD

POP PARTY 11 – VARIOUS ARTISTS

This is a great music compilation for kids. Pop it on the stereo for birthdays and parties and you’ll be the coolest mum and dad ever, leaving you to get on with organising everything else!

DVD THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (12)

In the first of a three-part film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit, this prequel to The Lord of the Rings sees Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, below left) joining a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from dragon Smaug. Along the way he meets a creature called Gollum and acquires his ‘precious’ – a ring that changes Bilbo’s life forever. In store 8 April.

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Up for grabs We’ve got lots of fantastic giveaways this month. Turn over for more prizes and entry details WIN! A family stay at Butlins Bognor Regis Shoreline Hotel, plus a great offer for all readers rain or shine, there’s always something to do on a Butlins holiday, with free fairground, arts and crafts activities, sports coaching, live entertainment, thrills and spills in splash Waterworld, and Billy the Bear on hand to entertain. We’re giving away a short break for a family of four at Butlins Bognor regis shoreline Hotel for either a three-night weekend or four-night midweek stay. our readers can also enjoy an extra £20 off a break at any of the three Butlins resorts, on top of the up to 50 per cent best-price deals. To claim this offer, visit butlins.com/ASDA or call 0845 070 4736, quoting 472, by 31 may 2013. Breaks must be taken by 31 december 2013.

WIN! An overnight stay in London for four with tickets to see the award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical With a score written by elton John, and sensational choreography, Billy Elliot the Musical offers a knockout night out at the theatre. The award-winning show tells the inspirational tale of young Billy, who switches boxing for ballet and dreams of making it as a dancer. But with finances and family in his way, can he achieve his ambition? We’ve got tickets for one lucky reader and three friends to see a weekday show, plus interval drinks, complimentary programmes and an overnight stay for four at the grosvenor Hotel, just moments away from the Victoria palace Theatre, home to Billy Elliot the Musical.

WIN! Weekend tickets to the 2013 British Grand Prix enjoy life in the fast lane with this fantastic prize. We’ve teamed up with Whyte & mackay, sponsors of the Formula 1 racing team sahara Force india, to offer one lucky reader and a friend weekend tickets to one of the most prestigious sporting events in the UK – the 2013 British grand prix on 28-30 June. enjoy the weekend’s racing from grandstand seating and as a special treat you’ll get to meet with the sahara Force india drivers during the Friday practice session in the exclusive paddock club. The winner will also receive a bottle of Whyte & mackay special signed by driver paul di resta.

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Giveaways & offers WIN! One of six family tickets to In the Night Garden Live, including a meet and greet with the show’s characters if igglepiggle, Upsy daisy and makka pakka are a big deal in your household, read on. Kids’ favourite In the Night Garden Live is back this summer and we have six Vip family tickets to give away to see the show and meet the stars afterwards. Ten runners-up will each win a family ticket. In the Night Garden Live takes place in its own showdome, equipped with family-friendly facilities to ensure an unforgettable day out. For details of dates and venues, visit nightgardenlive.com or call 0333 300 0023.

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For your chance to win these giveaways, call the number below or text the code, then a space and your name and address to 82229, or enter the prize draw online at ASDA.com/win butlins call 0901 151 0084 Text ASDA1

WIN! A 10-night family holiday with Keycamp Holidays Here’s a chance to holiday in europe with the family. We’ve teamed up with Keycamp Holidays to give away a 10-day family break for two adults and up to four children to one of their european destinations in selfcatering mobile home accommodation. With resorts across europe boasting a wide-range of family activities, from free kids’ clubs, pool complexes and sports facilities, Keycamp’s parcs offer the perfect base for exploring. For more information, visit keycamp. co.uk or call 0844 4060 319. *entry details Calls cost 50p from BT landlines. Calls from other networks, payphones and mobiles may be higher. Text entries cost 50p plus standard operator rates. For technical issues/help only, call 0845 803 0325. See page 114 for full and specific terms and conditions

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PRIZE DRAW TERMS & CoNDITIoNS 1 prize draws are open to UK residents aged 18 years and over (unless otherwise stated), excluding employees (and their immediate family) of asda, publicis Blueprint and their affiliated companies, and anyone professionally connected with the prizes. 2 proof of sending shall not constitute proof of receipt. no responsibility is accepted for entries lost, delayed, incompletely received or damaged. 3 maximum one entry per person per draw. automated, bulk or third-party entries not accepted. 4 all entries must be received by 30 april 2013. calls cost 50p from BT landlines; text entries 50p plus standard operator rates. phone/text lines open 24 hours a day until midnight of draw closing date. ask bill payer before calling. if you text after the closing date, you will not be entered but will be charged. 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For technical issues/help only, call 0845 803 0325. 5 Winners are selected at random by an independent verified computer system after the closing date and will be notified by letter within 28 days of closing date. if the prize is not claimed within six weeks of notification, a redraw will take place. 6 There are no cash alternatives. prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as offered. 7 By entering our prize draws, you agree to take part in publicity. 8 To obtain winners’ names/counties, send an sae to: asda magazine april 2013 Winners list, asda House, great Wilson street, leeds ls11 5ad, 28 days after the closing date. please do not send entries to this address. 9 if winners are unable to take prizes, a redraw will take place. 10 promoter’s decision is final. 11 in the event of unforeseen circumstances, promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. 12 prize draws may be featured in other promotional material with different treatments. 13 The promoter is asda, asda House, great Wilson street, leeds ls11 5ad. 14 Winners accept prize at own risk. Unless stated otherwise, holiday winners should obtain their own travel insurance, visas and passport and be fit to travel. 15 promoter is not liable for any loss or damage, except death or personal injury, arising out of administration, or for the winner’s enjoyment of the prize draws. 16 Where terms/conditions are inconsistent with additional prize draw terms, additional ones will prevail. By entering you accept this. SPECIfIC PRIZE DRAW TERMS & CoNDITIoNS Butlins holiday, page 111 prize consists of a three-night weekend or four-night mid-week break for a family of four (two adults and two children aged 14 years or under), staying at the Butlins shoreline Hotel in Bognor regis. prize includes breakfast and dinner. prize must be taken by 31 december 2013, excluding bank holidays and christmas, subject to availability. prize does not include travel, meals or beverages other than stated, activities or spending money. The winner must be present on the prize booking and at least one person from the party must be aged 21 years or over. Butlins full booking terms and conditions apply – see butlins.com/terms. Butlins offer, page 111 offer is an extra £20 per booking discount on top of Butlins 50 per cent best-price deals for bookings made by 31 may 2013 and taken by 31 december 2013. offer does not apply to two-night hotel breaks or two-berth room-only bookings. offer cannot be combined with any other offer code and is subject to availability. Visit butlins.com/terms for full booking terms and conditions. Billy Elliot the Musical, page 111 one winner will win four tickets to Billy Elliott the Muscial at the Victoria palace Theatre, london. prize includes an overnight stay for four people, sharing two twin or double rooms, with breakfast at The grosvenor Hotel, london, one interval drink per person (beer, wine or soft drinks only) and show programmes. prize does not include travel, meals or beverages other than stated, expenses or spending money. Tickets will be valid for monday-Friday performances until 28 June 2013, excluding 6 and 27-31 may 2013. Tickets and hotel are subject to availability.. British Grand Prix tickets, page 111 prize is two standard weekend tickets to the British grand prix on 28-30 June 2013 for the winner and their guest (aged 18 or over). prize includes a meet and greet with the sahara Force india drivers and two paddock club passes for use on 28 June 2013 only. meet and greet will be subject to the driver’s availability and at a time chosen by sahara Force india. prize does not include travel, accommodation, meals, beverages, expenses or spending money. Winner will receive a bottle of Whyte & mackay special signed by paul di resta no later than 1 september 2013. In the Night Garden Live, page 112 There are six meet-and-greet family tickets and 10 runner-up family tickets. each family ticket is for four people with any combination of adults and children, provided one adult is present. meet and greets are only available at selected shows. Tickets are available for shows from 6 June 2013 to 29 august 2013, subject to availability. Visit nightgardenlive.com for locations, venues and times. prize does not include accommodation, travel to venue, expenses or spending money. Keycamp holiday, page 112 The prize is one 10-night stay for two adults and up to four children (aged 18 or under) in self-catering grand/Villa mobile home accommodation at any of the european parcs featured in the Keycamp 2013 main brochure, subject to availability, with return p&o dover to calais ferry crossing for one standard car up to the total prize value of £1,500. The prize must be taken by 4 may 2014, excluding 21 July 2013 to 31 august 2013, subject to availability. if the value of the holiday booked is less than £1,500, no refund of the difference shall be made. For extra nights, upgraded accommodation type or travel on a weekend, the normal brochure supplements will apply. The prize is subject to Keycamp’s booking terms and conditions, see keycamp.co.uk/ terms for details. 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