April 25, 2012

 

 

Ingredients for the pastry:

  • 50g self raising flour
  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder
  • 50g butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 40g grated cheddar - use a mature cheddar if you want the flavour to really show through.
  • water

 

Filling in...

December 11, 2011

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

For the cake

  • 330g brown sugar
  • 160 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 310g self raising flour
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 235ml milk
  • 185g rhubarb in medium sized chunks
  • 45g sliced almonds

 

For the topping

  • 65g cane sugar
  • 15g...

November 30, 2011

 

This is a great general Italian sauce that can be use with meatballs, plain with pasta or as a base for lasagne. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil;
  • 2 onions, finely chopped;
  • 2 large carrots, finely chopped;
  • 4 celery stalks,finely chopped;
  •  2 dried red chil...

November 14, 2011

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 350g butter
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 350g self raising flour
  • 8 drops vanilla extract
  • Jam to finish (usually strawberry, but I used home made plum jam)

 

Here is an extra tip for you:

I like to keep vanilla pods in my caster sugar jar.  This gi...

February 15, 2011

 

This is a great leftover and store cupboard soup when you have some less fresh broccoli, very ripe pears and bits of cheese.  The title does say Stilton but the reality is that any strong flavoured cheese will do.  I used Chaume (yum).  

 

Ingredients:

  • 4...

February 15, 2011

 

 

Ingredients for the pastry:

  • 175g plain flour
  • salt
  • 75g butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • water

 

Ingredients:

  • 200g cheese.  Mature cheddar is good but I usually make this  quiche to use use up scrap ends of cheese.
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 5 eggs
  • 200 ml double...

January 30, 2011

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 100g per person Type 00 Farina flour (usually available at delis and some supermarkets
  • 1 egg per person
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil per person
  • pinch of saffron
  • smallest scale semolina for dusting

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Place the flour on a work...

January 25, 2011

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 large parsnips;
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped;
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil and more for roasting;
  • 1 litre vegetable stock;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • leaves from 1 sprig of thyme;
  • 200ml creme fraiche;
  • seasoning; and
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garam massala (optio...

January 25, 2011

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2kg Seville oranges
  • 2 litres of water
  • 1.5kg preserving sugar
  • 500g dark muscavado sugar

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Place the 2 litres of water in a large pan and add the squeezed juice from the oranges using a sieve to reserve any pips and pith.

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January 9, 2011

 

I have made this recipe two ways, once as a mash and once as a puree.  Both work well and it really depends on the consistency that you require.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 225g potatoes
  • 450g celeriac
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 25g butter
  • 75ml creme fraiche
  • seasoning

 

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