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  • Bread,  Hairy Bikers,  Italian

    Pizza Dough

    Ingredients 300g/10½ oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting 7g instant yeast (one sachet) 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp olive oil 175ml/6fl oz tepid water Method To make the pizza base, put the flour in a large bowl (or stand mixer) and sprinkle in the yeast. Stir thoroughly before adding the salt. Mix the olive oil with the water, then make a well in the centre of the flour and start pouring it in. Stir until you have a fairly wet dough, then turn out and knead until it is no longer sticky, but soft and pliable. Leave to rise for an hour in a large bowl, covered, then…

  • Casserole / Stew,  English / British,  Jeff,  Main,  Snack,  Starter,  Vegaterian

    JB – Veggie Bake

    Main Ingredients Peel & slice sweet potato Peel & slice sweet beets Rough chop celery Chickpeas Baby Broad Beans Layer everything in dish Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle with oats. The purpose of the top layer of oats and seeds is to give a crust. Sauce Sweat fine chop onion & fine chop ginger Stir in flour for thickening to make a Rue Set heat to low and slowly add milk Stir to prevent lumping. Once boiling, set to slow buble for a few mins to cook out the flour. Basically make a bechammel without the butter. Pour sauce over the main dish. Cover with shrededed cabbage, oats and pumpkin…

  • English / British,  Gary Rhodes,  Snack

    Gary Rhodes Brownie

    It is very rich and tasty and can be used as petits fours or as a biscuit to go with ice-cream. Remember that when melting butter or chocolate, don’t let it heat above room temperature. Ingredients 300 g (10 oz) caster sugar 4 eggs 225 g (8 oz) unsalted butter 75 g (3 oz) cocoa 75 g (3 oz) plain flour 225 g (8 oz) good quality plain chocolate 100 g (4 oz) hazel or pecan nuts, chopped 100 g (4 oz) white chocolate, cut into 1 cm (½ in) chunks Method Pre-heat the oven to 180–200°C/350-400°F/gas 4–6 and lightly grease a 20 cm (8 in) tin. Beat together the…

  • Bread,  English / British

    Carrot Cake Oat Pecan Bread

    Ingredients 1 ½ cups all-pupose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons nutmeg 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup canola oil or (½ cup canola oil and ½ cup applesauce can be used as well) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups carrots , shredded 3/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats 3/4 cup chopped pecans , optional 1/2 cup raisins , optional Instructions Preheat the oven to 170 – 180C. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set it aside. In a mixing bowl whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together. Set aside. In a large…

  • Bread,  English / British

    Carrot Cake Oat Pecan Bread

    Mimi’s Carrot Cake Oat Pecan Bread Made with 100% wholegrain Irish Oats, shredded carrots, roughly chopped pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and applesauce are just a few key natural ingredients, mixed in with the usual suspects. And… Top of the mornin’ to ya! Mimi’s Carrot Cake Oat Pecan Loaf IS the BOMB! 🙂 Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hr Course: BreakfastKeyword: breakfast, easy quick bread, healthy, oats, snack Calories: Author: Kim Lange Ingredients 1 ½ cups all-pupose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons nutmeg 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup canola oil or (½ cup canola oil and ½ cup applesauce can be used as well) 3/4 cup granulated…

  • English / British,  Jeff,  Snack

    Beetroot / Oat Brownie.

    Ingredients ½ of a big cooked beet * 350g (12oz) oats ¼ cup melted coconut oil / olive oil / rapeseed oil or any good stable oil. ⅓ cup milk ½ cup cooked chickpeas ½ cup honey a pinch of sea salt a pinch of baking powder ¼ cup cocoa (optional) cocoa nibs/dark chocolate to sprinkle (optional) Substitutions Natural Erythritol Granulated ZERO Calorie Sugar Replacement Instructions If chickpeas are dried. Use slow cooker on low setting. 3 X Water to 1 of Chickpeas. Steam beetroot for about 25 to 45 mins. Medium size about 30mins. If its cooked a little too long no big deal. In a liquidizer , blend oats,…

  • Japanese

    Okonomiyaki Osaka Version

    Ingredients Okonomiyaki Batter 1 cup all-purpose flour (plain flour) (If you use a measuring cup, follow this method: fluff your flour with a spoon, sprinkle it into your measuring cup, and use a knife to level it off. 120 g.) ¼ tsp kosher/sea salt (I use Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt) ¼ tsp sugar ¼ tsp baking powder 5.6 oz nagaimo/yamaimo (mountain yam) (2-3″, 5-8 cm) ¾ cup dashi (Japanese soup stock; click to learn more) (You can make the standard kombu + katsuobushi awase dashi or use ¾ cup water + 1 tsp dashi powder. For vegetarian, use kombu dashi.) 4 large eggs (50 g each w/o…

  • French,  justonecookbook

    Bouillabaisse Recipe (French Seafood Stew)

    Ingredients    ▢ 120 ml dry sherry ▢ ½ tsp saffron ▢ 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ▢ 6 cloves garlic (minced) ▢ 1 onion (diced) ▢ 1 shallots (minced) ▢ 90 g fennel bulb (thinly sliced) ▢ 1 stalk celery (minced) ▢ 1 carrot (diced) ▢ 454 g white fish (I used Alaskan true cod, feel free to substitute with halibut or ocean trout; cut into bite sizes) ▢ 1.1 kg seafood mix (your choice of shrimp, clams or mussels, lobsters, scallops, crab meat, squid, etc, defrosted in the fridge for a few hours, if frozen) ▢ 1 jar oyster (10 oz, 283 g) ▢ 1 can diced tomatoes…

  • Japanese

    Miso (味噌)

    Yes! You can also make your own homemade miso from scratch – with just 4 ingredients and a little patience! My simple step-by-step instructions on How to Make Miso will guide you through this process. Get the recipe here. Make Homemade Miso from scratch with just 4 ingredients and a little patience. My simple step-by-step instructions on How to Make Miso will guide you through this process. Once miso paste is made, you can use it for many delicious Japanese dishes! As a home cook and a Japanese cuisine advocator, I want to be able to share not just the recipes, but also to uphold the tradition of making food…

  • Japanese

    Miso SoupNiku Miso) 肉味噌

    All-Purpose Miso Meat Sauce (Niku Miso) This easy Miso Meat Sauce (Niku Miso) is a great side dish to go with steamed rice, noodles, or lettuce wrap! As a bonus, it’s meal prep friendly! Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: JapaneseKeyword: miso, pork Servings: 4 (as a side dish) Calories: 368kcal Author: Namiko Chen Ingredients 340 g ground pork 1 knob ginger ½ negi (long green onion) (you can use 2 green onions/scallions) 1 Tbsp sesame oil (roasted) 4 Tbsp miso 2 Tbsp sugar Seasonings 45 ml mirin 45 ml sake 15 ml soy sauce 30 ml water 2 tsp potato starch/cornstarch Instructions Gather all the…

  • Japanese

    ngredients    For Soup Broth ▢ 2 ¼ cups dashi (Japanese soup stock; click to learn more) (Homemade dashi recipe below; or 2 ¼ cup water + 1 to 1 ¼ tsp dashi powder) ▢ 1 Tbsp mirin ▢ 1 tsp sugar ▢ 1 Tbsp usukuchi (light-colored) soy sauce (or regular soy sauce; we use light color soy sauce here so the soup doesn’t become too dark) ▢ ½ tsp kosher/sea salt (I use Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt) For Kitsune Udon ▢ 2 servings udon noodles (180 g dry udon noodles; 500 g frozen/boiled udon noodles) ▢ 4 inari age (seasoned fried tofu pouch) (You can buy…

  • Bread,  English / British

    Oat & Bread

    Ingredients 1/4 Ounce(s) package (about 2 1/4 teaspoon) quick rising yeast 3 Cup(s) Bread Flour 1 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 2 Tablespoon(s) granulated sugar 1 Teaspoon(s) Salt 1 1/4 Cup(s) milk or water 2 Tablespoon(s) butter or margarine, melted or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Key Products Cooking Instructions Bring all refrigerated ingredients to room temperature by letting them stand on counter about 30 minutes. Place yeast in bread machine pan according to directions in manual. In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar and salt; mix well. In separate bowl, combine milk and margarine; mix well. Place dry ingredients and milk mixture into bread machine pan according…

  • Bread,  Desert,  Jeff,  Main,  Mexico,  Snack,  Starter

    Tortia / Flat Bread

    2 flour 1 1/2 Hot Water ( Tap Hot ) 1/2 tsp salt Mix until dough forms ( Add the water as needed may not need qty above ) Roll out Pre heat to a med heat heavy flat bottom pan —- Dry no oil. Place totia on pan for a few mins, flip and a few mins. Done when colour looks right.

  • James Martin,  Sauce

    Mayonnaise

    Ingredients 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 200ml vegetable oil Salt and pepper 1 lemon, juice and zest Method To make the mayo whisk together the egg yolks, mustard and vinegar. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking continuously, until thick. Add the lemon juice and zest then whisk again.

  • Desert,  English / British,  Nan,  Sauce,  Snack,  Starter

    Custard

    Ingredients 1 pint cream / milk 6 large egg yolks 1 dsp cornflour 1 oz golden sugar 1 dsp Vanilla or a pod split Method Heat cream / milk Whisk Egg yolks sugar and cornflour, if using vanilla extract mix here. If using a pod add to the milk to infuse. Gradually pour hot milk into bowl with eggs etc stirring in as it pours.. Take your time or you get scrambled eggs When its mixed return to heat. It can be done directly in a pan but it tends to burn or stick. I prefer a bai marie . Slowly stir constantly. Until its done. Normally, nothing appears to…

  • English / British,  Sauce

    Shrewsbury Sauce

    For the Shrewsbury sauce: 2 level tablespoons plain flour 1 heaped teaspoon mustard powder 1 pint (570 ml) Beaujolais or other light red wine 5 rounded tablespoons good-quality redcurrant jelly, such as Tiptree 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce juice 1 lemon salt and freshly milled black pepper

  • Desert,  English / British,  Main,  Nan,  Snack

    Nan Eggs, Good when feeling sick.

    4 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups milk 1 tsp ginger Nutmeg to top Beat eggs Add milk sugar , ginger and mix. Pour into oven dish Sprinkle top nutmeg Oen about 190C for 30mins to 1 hour, depending on depth of mix. Use skewer test. Should have a good wobble , dry skewer but still moist. Dont over cook, it will be dry and have rubbery feel.

  • Desert,  English / British,  Nan,  Snack

    Nan Rice Pudding

    4 oz Pudding Rice 1 1/2 pint milk 10 floz cream ( optional ) 1 tsp vanilla 2 oz Sugar ( Damera is good, normal White is fine ) 1 tsp Ginger nutmeg for topping Put rice in seive Pour boiling water over rice to clean Bring milk, cream, rice to boil During boil and simmer phase stir occassional to prevent sticking to pan Simmer on most gentle bubble possible for 15 mins Add sugar Continue boil 15 mins Pour into dish, sprinkle nutmeg on top & put in oven 150C for 45 mins.

  • Indian,  Jeff,  Spice Mix, Rubs, Marinades, odds and ends

    Southern Indian Jeff Style

    Ingredients Spice Mix 1 tbl Garlic Granules ( not powder ) 2 tspFennel Seed 1 tsp Cinnamon 2 tbl Fenugreek Powder 1 tsp Gnd Cumin 1 tsp Ginger 2 tbl JB Garam 1 tbl Gnd Corriander 1 1/2 Chilli Powder – Can change for fresh Chilli Ghee For Frying Ingredients For Sauce 1 Tin coconut milk 1 large onion, chopped very large 3 tbl Curry Leaves Method Fry the powders in ghee. Fry onion Add Coconut milk Add Curry Leaves Slow as possible simmer ( very gentle bubble )

  • Indian,  Jeff,  Spice Mix, Rubs, Marinades, odds and ends

    Jeff Madras Curry Spice Mix

    Ingredients 2 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp cumin seed 1 tbsp Fenugreek seed 1 tbsp Black mustard seed 10 cm Cinnamon stick 10 green cardamom pods split 6 dried Kashmiri chillies or other mild ones 1 tsp black peppercorns or 1 long pepper 12 dried curry leaves 2 tbsp ground turmeric Instructions Heat up a skillet over a medium-high heat, and dry-roast the coriander, cumin, fenugreek, mustard, cinnamon stick, cardamom, chillies, and peppercorns for around five minutes, until the spices give off their perfume. Make sure you keep them moving around the pan or they will burn. Don’t inhale too deeply! Transfer to a mixie or spice/coffee grinder, along with the dried curry leaves, and blitz until you have a fine powder. Add the turmeric, and give the masala another…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Sauce

    Pepper Corn Sauce

    Ingredients Classic Peppercorn Steak Sauce 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil or steak drippings 1/3 cup (35 g) minced shallot 1 clove garlic minced 1/4 cup (60 ml) cognac or brandy 2 cups (475 ml) beef broth or stock 1 tablespoon (8 g) black peppercorns, coarsely crushed 1/3 cup (80 ml) heavy cream 4 teaspoons (10 g) cornstarch 2 to 3 teaspoons (10 to 15 g) Dijon mustard Makes enough for 4 servings Peppercorn Sauce Without Cream 2 1/2 tablespoons (35 g) butter 4 1/2 tablespoons (35 g) flour 3/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons (200 ml) milk 1/3 cup plus 4 teaspoons (100 ml) chicken or vegetable stock 1 tablespoon…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Greek,  Ice Cream,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    Easy Frozen Yoghurt

    Ingedients Instructions Freeze the bowl of your ice cream maker 24 hours in advance. Whisk together all the ingredients: Combine the yogurt, heavy cream, and sweetener in a bowl. Whisk until heavy cream and the sweetener are fully mixed in, 1 to 2 minutes. If you’re using granulated sugar, then the mixture should feel smooth between your fingers, not gritty. Refrigerate, if needed: If your yogurt mixture has warmed at all or if you want to wait to churn it for any reason, cover it and place it in the fridge until it has cooled to fridge temperature again. If your ingredients have only been out of the fridge a…

  • Greek,  Main,  Roast

    Greek Roast Lamb

    Ingedients 1 large leg of lamb, about 3kg/6lb 8oz 6 garlic cloves 1 bunch oregano zest and juice 1 lemon 6 tbsp olive oil 1 ½kg new potatoes 400g can chopped tomato Method STEP 1 Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9. Pound the garlic, half the oregano, lemon zest and a pinch of salt in a pestle and mortar, then add the lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Stab the lamb all over with a sharp knife, then push as much of the herb paste as you can into the holes. STEP 2 Tip the potatoes into a large roasting tin, then toss in the remaining olive oil…

  • Greek,  Main,  Rick Stein,  Roast

    kleftiko – Greek Lamp Recipe

    Ingredients 1.5kg waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges 1 large red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips 3 large tomatoes, cut into thick slices 1 1/2 tsp salt 12 turns black peppermill 1 leg of lamb (about 2.5kg) Juice 1 lemon 60ml olive oil 1 bulb garlic, cut in half horizontally 1 tbsp dried oregano 200ml water 100g feta cheese, roughly crumbled Method . Heat the oven to 190°C/gas 5. Place the potatoes, red pepper and tomato in a large, flameproof oven dish or tin and season with the salt and pepper. Put the leg of lamb on top and pour over the lemon juice and olive oil, then add…

  • English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main

    Pot Roast

    Ingredients For the beef brisket 1.2kg/2lb 12oz well-marbled beef brisket, rolled and tied 4–5 tbsp sunflower oil 4 onions, 2 thinly sliced and 2 quartered 3 sprigs bushy thyme 1 large bay leaf 2 tbsp tomato purée 500ml/18fl oz hot beef stock, made with 1 beef stock cube 200ml/7fl oz red wine 4 large carrots, cut into 3cm/1¼in chunks 6 celery sticks, trimmed and cut into 4cm/1½in lengths sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the potato latkes 1 free-range egg 1 free-range egg yolk 1 large onion, grated 1.2kg/2lb 12oz potatoes, preferably Maris Piper, grated 25g/1oz plain flour 1 tsp flaked sea salt 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh…

  • English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Has video,  Main,  No Category,  Roast,  Snack,  Spice Mix, Rubs, Marinades, odds and ends,  Spit Roast

    Hairy bikers Tennessee Pulled Pork

    This is the video : This is the video link Or on youtube Ingredients shoulder of pork 50 g soft brown sugar 4 tbl paprika 3 tbl sea salt flakes 1tb cayenne 1 tbl cumin 1 tbl mustard Power 1 tbl dried thyme. Method Mix all of the above in a bowl Rub the pork with the mix above – note the salt is important as it draws out moisture from the pork Only use half the mix Leave in fridge for an hour or more After the fridge rub in a 2nd coat of the mix Really rub it in, good and hard rubbing Note the spices have already…

  • English / British,  Italian,  Jeff,  Main,  Snack,  Starter

    Stuffed Peppers

    Ingredients 115g uncooked rice 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tbsp tomato paste 3 cloves garlic, crushed 450 g beef mince 1 (400g) can chopped tomatoes 1 tsp dried oregano Salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 bell peppers, tops and cores removed 100 g grated Cheese Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish Method Preheat oven to 200°C (180ºC fan). In a small saucepan, prepare rice according to package instructions. In a large pan over medium heat, heat oil. Cook onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add beef and cook,…

  • Casserole / Stew,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main

    The Hairy Bikers: Lancashire Sausage Hotpot Recipe

    List Of Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable oil 600g sausages 2 onions, thinly sliced 1 tbsp flour 750ml beef or chicken stock 1 bay leaf 2 sprigs thyme or 1 tsp rubbed sage a good dash of Worcestershire sauce butter, for greasing and dotting 1kg floury potatoes, thinly sliced 250g black pudding, peeled and cut into slices flaked sea salt freshly ground black pepper Method Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Skin the sausages, break each one into a couple of pieces and flatten them slightly into little patties. Fry the sausage patties for a couple of minutes on each side until…

  • Chinese

    Cantonese Beef and Tomato

    How to tenderise beef with baking soda Always cut beef across the grain. Sprinkle just a small amount of baking soda over the beef and then stir to coat.Then let the meat sit for 15 minutes before washing really well to remove the baking soda.The meat will change color and will be so tender!Pat it dry before you fry it to ensure it gets nice and crisp and doesn’t sweat as you cook it. This will work for the packets of stir fry beef or for any cut of beef you want to buy. Tips for making Cantonese Beef and Tomato Stir Fry Prepare the beef correctly by cutting across…

  • Ainsley Harriott,  Casserole / Stew,  Jamaican,  Main

    Peppy’s Brown Stew Chicken with Rice n’ Peas

    From Ainsley’s Food We Love Based on my mum’s delicious Jamaican brown stew with rice n’ peas – I’ve made a few changes over the years, but this always reminds me of my childhood. Ingredients 6-8 skinless chicken thighs 1 onion, diced 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped 500ml chicken stock or water 2 large ripe tomatoes, diced 1 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 scotch bonnet, whole 1 tsp allspice 1 bay leaf 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1 tbsp chopped parsley For the Marinade 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 3 garlic cloves, minced ½ tsp sweet paprika 1 heaped tbsp…

  • Casserole / Stew,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main

    Lamb Hot Pot – Spuds Topping

    Ingredients For the filling 700g well-trimmed lamb leg meat (or leg steaks) 2 tsp sunflower oil 2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced 5 medium carrots, peeled and thickly sliced (about 300g prepared weight) 2sticks of celery , chopped Perl Barley to taste – Remember they swell a lot during cooking 3 tbsp plain flour 600ml lamb stock, made with 1 lamb stock cube 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves or ½ tsp dried thyme 1 rosemary stalk or ½ tsp dried rosemary 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce flaked sea salt freshly ground black pepper For the topping 3 medium potatoes (about 500g) Trim any visible fat off the lamb and cut…

  • Curry - Curried,  Indian,  Main,  Pat Chapman,  Snack,  Starter

    Mince Curry

    This is a wonderful eat anytime curry adapted from a recipe by Pat Chapman of The Curry Club. The curry is so easy to make and will be loved by all. I added chickpeas to my version as I love them but you could add peas which is more traditional. Ingredients 2 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil2 medium red onions, chopped2 cloves garlic, finely chopped5 cm piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped1 tsp turmeric1 tsp coriander, ground1 tsp chilli powder (use less if you don’t like your curries too hot)4 cloves1 cardamom500g mince. This can be lamb, beef or pork which ever you like400g tin of tomatoes1 tbsp tomato ketchup225g…

  • Bread,  English / British,  Jeff,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    Machine Made , Oven Cooked Loaf

    Method Use machine on dough mode. Shape dough into a  ball(ish) shape. Place on a try.   In our case a pizza / bread stone.  Use lots of flour on stone to stop it sticking. Use sharp knife to cut a X in the top to allow it to expand without tearing during cooking Brush the top of it with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the porridge oats. NOTE : I place a tray of water in the oven / bbq, the steam helps to give a nice crispy crust. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 230C/450F/Gas OR Heat BBQ to high, put apple / hickory chips in smoker. Cook for…

  • Casserole / Stew,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main

    Lamb and Barley Hot Pot

    Ingredients 6 lamb shanks 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, roughly chopped 3 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped ½ swede/turnip, peeled and cut into small chunks 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 2 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs thyme, finely chopped 2 tbsp tomato puree 250g (9oz) pearl barley 1½ litres chicken stock 2-3 tbsp mint jelly 3 tbsp flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped Method 1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2. 2. Season the lamb shanks with salt and black pepper. 3. Heat a large ovenproof casserole until hot, add the oil and lamb shanks and cook on each side until golden brown. 4. Remove from…

  • Casserole / Stew,  Hairy Bikers,  Main

    Navajo lamb stew

    Ingredients 2 tbsp oil or lard 1kg/2lb 4oz lamb or mutton neck fillet, cut into chunks 2 onions, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1 tbsp coriander seeds, lightly crushed 1 tbsp dried thyme 2 tbsp tomato purée 3 celery sticks, trimmed and cut into large chunks 4 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks ½ pointed or hispi cabbage, cut into wedges or chunks 250g tin sweetcorn or hominy, drained and rinsed salt and freshly ground black pepper finely chopped celery leaves, to garnish For the cornmeal dumplings 125g/4½oz medium fine cornmeal or polenta 125g/4½oz plain flour 1 tsp baking…

  • Casserole / Stew,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main

    White Irish stew

    2 big knobs of butter glug olive oil 4 medium onions, cut into various sizes 3 cloves garlic, crushed 6 large potatoes, cut into various sizes 8 lamb chops, excess fat trimmed off and reserved – thick neck chops will be best (go to a butcher if you can) salt and freshly ground black pepper 565ml / 1 pint good-quality lamb stock chopped parsley Melt butter with the oil in a large heavy-bottomed pan with a tight-fitting lid. Add the onions and garlic and sweat them gently, slowly teasing the flavours out – 15 minutes or so over a low heat should do it. Add the potatoes and stir well…

  • Casserole / Stew,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main,  Snack

    Lancashire Hot Pot

    Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1kg/2lb 2oz neck of lamb, chopped into bite-sized pieces 4 lambs’ kidneys, cleaned, trimmed, cut into quarters 2 onions, peeled, sliced ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp plain flour 250ml/9fl oz lamb stock 1 sprig fresh thyme 2 fresh bay leaves 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 50g/2oz butter, cut into cubes, plus extra for greasing 2 x 250g/7oz black pudding rings, outer casing removed, thickly sliced 1kg/2lb 2oz potatoes, peeled and sliced salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the lamb pieces and kidneys for 1-2 minutes on both sides, or until…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Nan,  Pastry,Pie, Pie fillings

    Nan and Mum’s Bacon Roly Poly.

    This was a family favourite of ours.I would often help either Nan or Mum make this. Serves well with mash or baked potato, boiled veg and Or if you prefer after steaming it can be fried to give a crisp coating. This was one of my sister’s favourite ways of enjoying. We mostly did this option with left overs for breakfast the following day. Ingredients 1 mix of Click Here Suet Pastry Mix. 6 rashers of bacon. The number varied depending on the size poly you make or how much bacon you like. I personally like to put as much as I can fit into the dough mix. Method Remove…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Jeff

    Treacle Tart

    Ingredients For the pastry 225g/8oz Flour 110g/4oz butter, chilled, diced 1 medium free-range egg , lightly beaten For the filling 450g/1lb  golden syrup 85g/3oz fresh breadcrumbs generous pinch ground ginger 1 lemon, zest, finely grated and 2 tbsp of the juice   Method In a bowl, rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in the egg with a knife, then knead on a clean, lightly dusted work surface to form a smooth dough. Use the dough to line a 23cm/9in loose-bottomed tart tin, prick the base all over with a fork and leave to rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Nan,  Pastry,Pie, Pie fillings

    Nan’s Steak & Kidney Pudding.

    This was a family favourite of ours.Nan would make for us to have fresh for our evening meal. Serves well with mash, boiled veg and lots of gravy left made from some of the cooking juices. Or if you prefer a cold snack a slice of pudding with salad is tasty. Ingredients 1 mix of Click Here Steak & Kidney Mix. 1 mix of Click Here – Suet Pasty Mix. Gravy thickening flour. I use Bisto gravy browning powder. Corn flour works equally well. Add about 3tsp to a small cup. Mix with enough water to make a very thick paste. 1 egg, broken into a cup and mixed until…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Nan,  Pastry,Pie, Pie fillings

    Nan’s Apple / Fruit Pie.

    This was a family favourite of ours.Nan would make for us to have fresh on a Friday evening. Serves well with cream, custard or as is. A good recipe for custard is made by The Hairy Bikers and can be found here. Ingredients 1 mix of Click Here Apple / Fruit Mix. 1 mix of Click Here – Sweet Pasty Mix. 1 egg. Break an egg into a cup and mix it up. This makes the egg wash. Optional – sultanas, cinnamon, nutmeg. Method Select your 8″ / 20 cm pie tin or any other oven proof dish. Remove the pastry from the fridge. Divide the mix into 2 parts,…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Nan,  Pastry,Pie, Pie fillings

    Apple Pie / Sauce Mix ( other fruits may be used. Berries etc)

    This is a basic apple sauce Mix which is used for many things such as pies Apple sauce etc.The quantities are given as a guideline for an 8″ / 20 cm pie. Ingredients 5oz golden sugar ( Demerara ). White or Basic brown sugar is fine. 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp cornflour 600g/1lb 5oz Bramley or Granny Smith cooking apples, peeled, cored, sliced. The same weight for other fruits such as pears, plumb, fig, berries, passion fruit or a mix of all of them. Apple and raspberry or black berry works well. Apple or Pear with gooseberry also works well. Apple or Pear with Apricot is tasty. Method Mix…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Nan,  Pastry,Pie, Pie fillings

    Nan’s Steak & Kidney Pie.

    This was a family favourite of ours.Nan would make for us to have fresh on a Friday evening. Serves well with mash, boiled veg and lots of gravy left made from some of the cooking juices. Or if you prefer a cold snack a slice of pie with salad is tasty. Ingredients 1 mix of Click Here Steak & Kidney Mix. 1 mix of Click Here – Basic Pasty Mix. Gravy thickening flour. I use Bisto gravy browning powder. Corn flour works equally well. Add about 3tsp to a small cup. Mix with enough water to make a very thick paste. 1 egg. Break an egg into a cup and…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Nan,  Pastry,Pie, Pie fillings

    Steak & Kidney Mix

    This is a basic pie filling which is used for many things such as pies.The quantities are given as a guideline. The important part is use 1/2 kidney to 1 Steak. Ingredients 500g Steak. The cheap cuts are fine. Cut into bite size pieces. 250g Kidney. I prefer lamb or pork. Cut into bite size pieces. Enough Stock to cover the meats once in a pot. I use beef Bisto stock cubes. Any own brand are fine. Method Put the meat pieces into a large pot – must have a lid . Cover the meat with the stock. This is a slow cook dish so allow for some evaporation. Cook…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Nan,  Pastry,Pie, Pie fillings

    Sweet Pastry

    This is a sweet pastry which is used for many things such as friut pies.The quantities are given as a guideline. The important part is use 1/2 fat to 1 flour. Ingredients for a 20cm / 8″ tin. Base & Lid 4 oz / 110g Self Raising Flour. 4 oz / 110g Sugar. I used either plain white or Demerara. 4 oz / 110g Fat. I prefer butter but marg can also be used. It is easier to work with if the fat is at room temp. Method Sieve flour into a mixing bowl. If you don’t have a sieve do not worry just put it in a bowl. For…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Nan,  Pastry,Pie, Pie fillings

    Suet Pastry

    This is a basic pastry which is used for many things such as pies.The quantities are given as a guideline. The important part is use 1/2 fat to 1 flour. Ingredients for a 20cm / 8″ tin. Base & Lid 8 oz / 220g Flour. For pies I use plain white but self raising can also be used. 4 oz / 110g Fat. I prefer low fat suet from a box called shredded suet. Fresh suet is great but can be difficult to obtain. It is easier to work with if the fat is at room temp. Method Sieve flour into a mixing bowl. If you don’t have a sieve…

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    Standard / Basic Pastry

    This is a basic pastry which is used for many things such as pies.The quantities are given as a guideline. The important part is use 1/2 fat to 1 flour. Ingredients for a 20cm / 8″ tin. Base & Lid 8 oz / 220g Flour. For pies I use plain white but self raising can also be used. 4 oz / 110g Fat. I prefer butter but marg can also be used. It is easier to work with if the fat is at room temp. Method Sieve flour into a mixing bowl. If you don’t have a sieve do not worry just put it in a bowl. For ease of…

  • Casserole / Stew,  English / British,  Jeff,  Main,  Nan

    Nan and Mum’s Lamb Casserole.

    I enjoyed this. We mostly had it for Thursday dinner cooked by Mum.Mum had learnt it from her Mother , my Nan. Ingredients Lamp chops were our family favourite. I have also tried this with pork and beef. 2 tbl Shop Dried Mixed Herbs or if you mix by hand- Thyme, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Sage and Basil. I would use about 1 tsp of each. I often use various herbs based on what I have available. Adjust the qty to your taste. 1 Onion – Chopped 1 Carrot – sliced / chopped , what ever As many as you want smallish potatoes halved Any other root veg such as swede,…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Jeff,  Main,  Snack

    Corned Beef Hash

    IngredientsServes: 4  340g tinned corned beef 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons French’s® or Dijon mustard 1 large onion 600g potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil salt and ground black pepper Method Get your can of corned beef and cut into 1cm-ish pieces or break it up by hand for a more rustic look. Combine the Worcestershire sauce and mustard in a cup and pour over the corned beef, stir to combine. Set this aside for later. Slice the onion. Wash the potatoes and cut into 1 cm cubes, leaving the skin on, place the cubes in a saucepan. Pour enough boiling water from the kettle to almost cover…

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    Choc Chip & other Muffins

    Ingredients 300g self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 50g cold unsalted butter cubed 80g caster sugar 150g milk or plain chocolate chips 2 eggs , lightly beaten 225ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Method preheat the oven to 200 c / 400 f / gas mark . line 12 muffin cases. Mix the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Rub in the butter untill the mixture is like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and the chocolate chips. In a separate bowl mix the eggs , milk and vanilla extract together , then pour the mixture all at once into the dry ingredients and mix briefly. Spoon…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Burger / Kebab,  Indian,  Jeff,  Main,  Snack,  Starter

    Jeff ‘s Seekh Kebab & Rita

    There are many recipes for kebabs, this one I learnt from some Pakistani friends. I’ve also added my own tweaks to the original. Ingredients For Kebab NOTE: An electric grinder can be used if you do not have a pestle & mortar. 1 lb beef , minced. Also works with Chicken, Turkey, Pork and of course Lamb. 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tsp ginger and garlic paste or 1 clove of garlic and 1″ fresh ginger , crush them into a paste using pestle & mortar ¼ cup mint, finely chopped ¼ cup coriander, finely chopped 2 tbsp ghee or butter, melted to liquid. Ghee is a purified butter…

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    Choc Chip Cookie

    Ingredients 110g soft or spreadable butter 150g light brown soft sugar 1 large egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 175g plain flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 75g toasted chopped hazelnuts 100g dark, milk or white chocolate chips Method First put the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4 Then beat in the egg and the vanilla extract before folding in the remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Now take slightly rounded dessert spoonfuls of the dough and arrange them (well spaced out) on baking sheets. Next flatten each one slightly,…

  • News / Howto's

    Adding A New Recipe – Rick

    This is how a user added a new recipe On 30/04/2020 05:52, Richard Hann wrote: Hi Jeff, That was fairly easy. I have loaded the recipe, title “Red Thai Curry Pork with Ginger and Lime”. The only thing I didn’t do was assign a category. Should be “curry”. I’ll leave that to you to fix, please. Cheers, Rick At 15:04 29-04-20, you wrote: Hi Rick, Yep you can do anything you need. Each recipe is a post. Once logged in there should be  a lack bar along the top which has a +then select post. Put in a title, then the text. Once finished there is a publish button top…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Curry - Curried,  Main,  Rick,  Starter,  Thai

    Red Thai Curry Pork with Ginger and Lime

    Serves 3 Ingredients 450g pork scotch fillet, cut into 5mm slices 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil 1 small brown onion, cut into wedges 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 cm piece ginger, peeled, finely grated 2 heaped tbs Thai red curry paste Pinch lemon myrtle 300 ml thickened cream ¾ cup chicken stock 300g potatoes, peeled, roughly chopped 200g green beans cut into 3 cm lengths 1 lime, zested and juiced 2 tsp fish sauce 2 tsp brown sugar Pinch dried basil ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped 1 cup long grain rice Method Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Coat the pork…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Has video,  Jeff,  Main,  Mexico,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter,  Vegaterian

    Mexican Chilli Soup

    Some butter and oil for saute 200g Onion – cut small 1 clove garlic – fine chopped 1 1/2 cup sweet corn 1  tin toms or 500g fresh toms 1 1/2 L  ( 750 ml ) Chicken / Veg  Stock 1/2 L ( 250 ml )Milk 2 red chilli  – Use flame or toast / grill  to darken and soften skin. Parmesan Cheese  – cut into small cubes and add to the bowl for serving. Method Sauté onion, corn, garlic for about 5 mins ( lid on ) Add tomatoes ( small pieces ) and simmer 10 mins Add stock and milk After flaming / grilling the chillies, remove the…

  • Desert,  Gary Rhodes,  Snack

    Gary Rhodes Bread & Butter Pudding

    This is posted in honour and as a tribute to the late great Gary Rhodes.Thank you for your inspired cooking. Ingredients 12 medium slices white bread 50 g (2 oz) unsalted butter, softened 8 egg yolks 175 g (6 oz) caster sugar 1 vanilla pod or a few drops of vanilla essence 300 ml (10 fl oz) milk 300 ml (10 fl oz) double cream 25 g (1 oz) sultanas 25 g (1 oz) raisins To finish caster sugar Method Grease a 1.75 litre (3 pint) pudding basin with butter. Firstly, remove the crusts and butter the bread. Whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar together in a bowl. Split…

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    Spinach Pancakes with Creamy Ricotta Cheese Sauce

    Good with ricotta cheese sauce and bacon 0r Vegetable , onion bits. Easy creamy ricotta cheese sauce 1. Finely-dice 1 onion and minced 3-4 cloves of garlic. 2. Heat 1-2 Tblsp olive oil in a frying pan and gently sauté the onions and garlic, seasoned to taste with sea salt, freshly-cracked black pepper, dried basil, and crushed red pepper flakes. 3. Once the onions are soft and fragrant, stir in 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta cheese.  Then, thin with boiling starchy pasta water (or regular hot water if not preparing pasta) one ladle at a time until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. 4. Taste and adjust seasoning’s as necessary.…

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    Herb Roast Mediterranean root vegetables

    Ingredients This is made of pretty much any root or root like veg. Olive Oil Salt & Pepper Herbs – Mixed herbs, Thyme, Rosemary or for a touch some oregano. Peel and cut the veg into bite size cubes and put inside a container. A food bag is perfect. Add a little olive oil and your choice of herbs. The idea is just. enough to form a coating on the veg. NOTE: They should not be swimming in the oil. Add salt & pepper to your normal taste. Roll the bag around to ensure the veg cubes have some herbs & oil. Now leave for a time, ideal is overnight…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Casserole / Stew,  English / British,  Has video,  Hungry,  Jeff,  Main,  Snack

    Beef Stew / Goulash Style

    Ingredients 700g beef stewing steak trimmed and cut into 4cms cubes 2 large onions 1tblsp olive oil 1 clove garlic crushed 1 rounded tblsp plain flour 1 rounded tblsp smoked paprika – This also works well with sweet paprika or a mix of both 400g tin Italian chopped tomatoes 1 medium green pepper 1 red pepper 150ml soured cream salt and pepper Cooking Method Pre heat the oven to 140c Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole dish until sizzling hot and then brown the cubes of beef on all sides, cooking a few at a time and transferring them to a plate with a slotted spoon as they brown.…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  Has video,  Ice Cream,  Italian,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    Raspberry ripple ice cream

    Ingredients 250g raspberry, plus extra to serve, if you like 225g caster sugar 2 large eggs , plus 4 egg yolks 600ml whipping cream sliced mango, sprinkles, or cones, to serve Method Place the raspberries and 2 tbsp of the sugar in a small pan. Cook on a medium heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 mins until thickened, then push through a sieve into a bowl and discard the seeds left in the sieve. Place the eggs, egg yolks and remaining sugar in a bowl. Whisk with a whisk – electric whisk makes it a lot easier, to combine, then place over a pan of gently simmering water –…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Has video,  Jeff,  Main,  Roast

    Tray ( tray ) baked pork with potato, parsnips,pears

    Marinade Main Mint Bread Method 1. Rub marinade into the pork chops leave for 1 – 6 hours. 2.Heat oven 220C 3.Clean, Skin, quater pears & parsnips, spuds 4. Add everything to a roast tin 5. Cover evenly with the marinade 6. Make  Minted bread when the roast goes in the oven.  Mix the ingredients balancing flavours, taste again after 30 mins Roast for about 1 hour.

  • News / Howto's

    New Feature – Your own favourites list.

    I was asked to add a way for users to create a favourites list of their own which would not get lost in the browser bookmarks and also move with them if they log in from a different location / computer. If you look at the top of each recipe there is now a favourites button. Click on this if you want to add it to your personal list. If you decide to remove it click on it again. Use the Favourites Menu option in the main menu bar, close to Home etc to view your list. Hope that helps.

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Cake / Biscuit / Cookie,  Desert,  English / British,  Has video,  Jeff,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Ingredients: 300g best dark chocolate 50g best milk chocolate 175g unsalted butter 8 large eggs, separated 100g light brown sugar 100g caster sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract pinch of salt  25cm spring form tin foil  Method: Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C and put the kettle on to boil. Line the inside of the springform with foil, making sure you press the foil well into the sides and bottom of the tin to make a smooth surface.  Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler or microwave, let it cool.  In another bowl beat the egg yolks and sugars until pale and really thick, like mayonnaise.  Whisk the egg…

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    Apple & Lemon Sponge Cake

    Ingredients   Method Mix sugar  and butter / marg  in a largish bowl Beat eggs in a small bowl Mix flour and baking power and sieve into sugar mixture and mix. Add eggs – be careful not to over stir . Peel and chop the fruit into large chunks and stir into mixture Pour mixture into  7″ cake tin Oven 160C – Gas 2 1/2 Cook in pre-heated oven 160 C – Gas 2 1/2 for about  30 – 35 mins. Note: Because of the juice in the fruit cooking time will vary. Depending on the amount of juice in the fruit the time may be longer. If the top…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Delia,  Italian,  Main,  Snack,  Starter

    Carbonara ( Jeff Mods )

    Ingredients  8 oz (225 g) dried spaghetti  5 oz (150 g) sliced smoked pancetta  or good baconFine chopped onion. Some garlic , chopped.  2 large eggs, plus 2 extra yolks  4 tablespoons Pecorino Romano, finely grated, plus extra to serve  4 tablespoons double cream  little olive oil  freshly milled black pepperHand full of Peas  Method First of all, cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes in boiling salted water to which 1 teaspoon of olive oil and  peas  ( its ok from frozen ) have been added. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan and fry the pancetta , onion and garlic in  a little extra oil Next, whisk the eggs, yolks and…

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    Nan’s Cup / Fairy Cakes

    Ingredients 1/2 lb (225g) ,SR flour 1/2 lb ( 225g ), Butter or Marge 8 oz (225g), Caster Sugar 4 ,eggs ( beat together ) Some, Milk as required. Method 1, In a largish bowl mix sugar with butter / marg. This is often known as creaming. 2,Add the eggs and stir into mixture. 3, Mix flour & baking power and sieve into sugar mixture and mix  be careful not to over stir. 4,Add enough milk to mixture to make it a thick paste / soft butter texture. 5,Add flavouring of choice to mixture. 6,I use some grease proof paper with some butter on it to wipe the insides (all…