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  • 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…

  • 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,  Rubs, Marinades, odds and ends,  Snack,  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…

  • 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…

  • 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,  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…

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    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…

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    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.…

  • 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…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Cake / Biscuit / Cookie,  English / British,  Jeff,  Nan,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    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…

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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,…

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    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,  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.

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    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…

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    Golden Syrup 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 . Add Golden Syrup to mixture. Pour mixture into  7″ tin Oven 160C – Gas 2 1/2 Cook in pre-heated oven 160 C – Gas 2 1/2 for about 25 – 30 mins. Depending on the amount of juice in the fruit the time may be longer. If the top of the cake is turning very brown, put a cover – lid or foil, over it and continue cooking. Start checking…

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    Chocolate Ice Cream

    Ingredients 100 g 70% cocoa dark chocolate , broken into pieces 300 ml full-fat milk 85 g sugar 3 free-range egg yolks 300 ml whipping cream Method Recipe by Ginny Rolfe Put the chocolate pieces and milk in a heavy-based saucepan.  ( Jeff Note, I prefer a bay marie  ) Heat gently, stirring, until smooth, then remove from the heat to cool slightly. ( Jeff Note : If choc splits add a little butter and stir gently to bring back together ) Beat the sugar and egg yolks in a bowl until pale and thick. Stir in the cooled chocolate milk, then strain back into the pan. Cook the custard…

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    Fried Bread Crumb Chicken

    2 eggs ½ cup flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 ½ cups fresh bread crumbs, made by cutting the crusts off white bread and swirling the bread in a food processor or blender 1 large chicken breast, split, boned and skinned, and cut into strips (or 4 fillets of fish) 3 tablespoons butter 1 lemon, cut into wedges   Method Crack the eggs into a bowl and lightly beat with a fork. Put the flour in another bowl, and add the salt and pepper. In the third bowl, put the bread crumbs. Dip a piece of chicken in the flour, covering both sides. Gently shake off any excess.…

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    Shelley Creamy Caramel Fudge

    Ingredients   Method 1. Grease a 3.5cm deep, 16.5cm x 26cm (base) slab pan. Line with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends. 2. Place condensed milk, sugar, butter, glucose and golden syrup in a large (14-cup capacity), heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring with a balloon whisk every 2 minutes, or until mixture comes to the boil. 3. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for a further 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every minute with a wooden spoon, or until thick and golden. 4. Place bowl on a board. Stand for 2 minutes or until bubbles subside. Add white…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Cake / Biscuit / Cookie,  Delia,  English / British,  Jeff

    Delia / Jeff & Amy Ginger Bread

    Adapted from Delia Smith Ginger Bread. Ingredients  75g light brown soft sugar  2 tablespoons golden syrup  1 tablespoon black treacle  1 tablespoon water  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  2 rounded teaspoon ground ginger  pinch of cloves  finely grated zest of ½ orange (optional ) / substitute 1 tsp lemon juice  95g block butter  ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda  225g plain flour sifted, plus a little more (if needed)   Method Put the sugar, syrup, treacle, water, spices and zest together in a large saucepan. Then bring them to boiling point, stirring all the time. Now remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter (cut into lumps) and the…

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    Victoria Sponge Cake ( Nans)

    Ingredients Method Mix sugar  and butter / marg  in a largish bowl Mix flour and baking power and sieve into sugar mixture and mix. Add eggs – be careful not to over stir . Divide the mixture equally between both  7″ tins Oven 160C – Gas 2 1/2 Cook in pre-heated oven 160 C – Gas 2 1/2 for about 25 – 30 mins. Start checking after 20 mins as some ovens cook faster – especially fan assisted You know when it’s ready by putting the tip of a knife or skewer in the cake, when pulling it out it should be mostly clean. When ready allow both halves to…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Soup

    Potato soup

    Potato soup A comforting classic, this easy potato soup uses a handful of store cupboard ingredients to great effect. Ingredients 55g/2oz butter 425g/15oz potatoes, peeled and diced to 5mm/1/3in 110g/4oz onions, diced 1 tsp salt freshly ground pepper 900ml/1½pt home-made chicken stock or vegetable stock 120ml/4fl oz creamy milk freshly chopped herbs to garnish Preparation method Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. When it foams, add the potatoes and onions and toss them in the butter until well coated. Sprinkle with salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cover with a butter wrapper or paper lid and the lid of the saucepan. Sweat on a gentle heat for approximately…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Ice Cream,  Jeff,  Snack

    Vanilla , Banana, Fruit Ice Cream

    OPTION, substitute milk for cream. Do not use low fat milk. NOTE: For soft scoop use 50/50 mix of white sugar and  sweetener. Makes 800ml. Method     1. Combine milk, vanilla ( split )  and 1/2 the sugar. 2. Warm in a pan to just below boiling point. 3. Remove from heat and leave for 15 mins to let flavours blend. 4. Combine, egg yolks and remaining sugar in a separate bowl. Beat until pale colour. 5.  Use a bay marie to combine and bring near boil, stir constantly. 6. Let it cool, then freeze / use ice cream maker.   Banana / Fruit versions. Slice the fruit. When…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Gary Rhodes,  Pudding

    Inside Out Orange or Apple Pudding

    Ingredients Method 1. Cream butter, sugar and orange zest 2.Stir in egg yolks then the flour 3. Add the marmalade , OJ and milk 4. Whisk egg whites to soft peaks. 5. Fold the whites into the mixture. 6.Spoon into a cooking bowl. 7. Place in a roasting tin and pour about 1cm deep boiling water 8.Bake at 190C for about 50 -55 mins 9.To glaze mix marmalade  with 3-4 tasp of warm water and brush over.      

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Jeff,  Snack

    Choc Layer Biscuits

    Ingredients   Method 1. Cream butter, sugars, vanilla. 2. Add the egg and beat well. 3. In sep bowl mix flour and baking powder 4. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture & mix to make a dough. 5. Split the dough into 2 equal parts. 6. Mix coco into 1 portion. 7. Mix milk into the other. 8. Roll each portion out so that they are the same size. about 1 cm thick. 9. Put the choc on top of the malt. 10. Cut in 1/2 length wise and place on top of the other. 11. Cover and Chill for 1 hour. 12.Cut into 1 cm wide fingers 13.…

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    Spotted Dick

    Spotted Dick 8 oz Self-raising flour 4 oz Shredded suet 8 oz Currants or Raisins 150 ml Cold Water 1 oz Sugar 1 pinch salt   Method 1. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, suet and the currents/raisins. Keep mixing and add a little water at a time until the whole becomes a firm dough. 2. Roll into a long cylindrical shape that is about 8 inches long. 3. Carefully place the rolled pastry into a small pan that is close to 8 inches diameter as possible. 4. Place this smaller pan into a larger one then fill the larger pan with boiling water – but do not fill so…

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    Rich Devil Food Choc Cake

    Ingredients Filling   Method Put butter and sugar in a bowl, beat , beat in eggs and gently heat over hot water. let it cool a little sieve in flour, choc powder and baking powder. Add milk and mix to combine. Pour mixture into 2 cake 8″ cake tins. ( sponge ) Cook 45mins @ 180C ( test after 30 mins ), skewer test. Cool on rack Filling Beat cream to soft peak. fold in melted choc.          

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    Oxtail soup with mini parsley dumplings

    A really warming traditional winter soup with added dumplings, so there’s no need for bread. Ingredients 1 whole oxtail (around 1.3kg/3lb), cut into chunky pieces 3 tbsp plain flour flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 3-4 tbsp sunflower oil 2 onions, halved and sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 carrots, peeled and diced 2 sticks celery, trimmed and diced 1 tsp dried thyme 2 bay leaves 300ml/10fl oz red wine 2 litres/3½ pints beef stock, made with 2 beef stock cubes 2 tbsp tomato purée 2 tbsp cream sherry 2 tbsp yeast extract, such as Marmite For the mini parsley dumplings 200g/7oz self-raising flour 100g/3½oz shredded suet…

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    Honey-glazed Duck with pomegranate and pineapple

    This recipe is certainly exotic – honey and five-spice chilli guinea fowl served with a fresh fruit salsa splashed with soy sauce. If you can source one, serve in a banana leaf to impress. Ingredients 1kg/2lb 4oz oven-ready guinea fowl / duck 2 tbsp sunflower oil ½ tsp dried crushed chilli ½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder ½ tsp flaked sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 large ripe pineapple, around 1kg/2lb 4oz ½ cucumber ½ large pomegranate 2 tbsp clear honey 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 50g/1¾oz bunch fresh coriander 25g/1oz bunch fresh mint ½ small red onion 1 large lime, juice only banana leaf, to serve (optional) Preparation method…

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    Choc Corn Flakes / Cornflakes

    Gently melt butter on a low heat ( about 1/2 pack ) As it starts to melt add Milk Drink Choc powder about 10 tbls and about 5 tbls of dark drinking choc powder. Keep mixing slowly to prevent lumps and to blend the powders. Once most of the butter has melted, add Golden Syrup about 1/2 the qty of the butter. Let the mixture melt but no hotter than all melt. The temp is key to this working. If it becomes too hot it will not set after. Add corn flakes a little at a time and gently fold them to cover them with the mixture. The ratio of…

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

    Shoulder of Lamb stuffed with Rice ( Delia and Jeff Modifications )

    Ingredients  3-5 lb (1.35-2.25 kg) shoulder of lamb (ask the butcher to bone it for you and give you the trimmings) 1 onion, quartered A few about 3 whole garlic cloves, not peeled. Fresh rosemary sprigs  3 oz (75 g) rice, cooked (that’s 3 oz/75 g weight before cooking)  3-4 oz (75-110 g) minced lamb, from the trimmings  Stuffing  1 egg, beaten  1 clove garlic, crushed  2 tablespoons chopped parsley  ¼ teaspoon finely crushed rosemary  Salt and freshly milled black pepper For the gravy  ¾ oz (20 g) plain flour  ½ pint (275 ml) stock   Preheat the oven to gas mark 6, 400°F (200°C). Or 4 hours at 160C…

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    Beef Stew / Goulash Style

    Ingredients 1kg good braising steak, preferably chuck steak 1 tbsp sunflower oil 3 medium onions, cut into 12 wedges 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp hot smoked paprika 1 tbsp paprika 1 beef stock cube (Oxo works well here) 600ml cold water 400g can of chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato purée 2 bay leaves 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 1 orange pepper flaked sea salt freshly ground black pepper   Cooking Method Lots of peppers and paprika make a good bit of braising steak into something special. A great foot stomping feast from Hungary to stop you feeling hungry! Preheat the oven to 170°C/Fan 150°C/Gas 3½. Trim any hard…

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    15th Century Ginger Bread – Gyngerbrede

        Original Source 2 cups honey 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. white pepper pinch saffron 18 cups bread crumbs (about 2 loaves) cinnamon and red sandalwood to coat 2 tsb ginger powder Bring the honey to a boil, reduce heat, and allow to simmer for 5 or 10 minutes, skimming off any scum that forms on the surface. Remove from heat and add saffron, pepper, cinnamon, and bread crumbs (adding bread crumbs a cup at a time). Mix well and scoop out into half inch sized portions. Form into small balls and coat with a mix of 2 parts sandalwood to 1 part cinnamon. Source [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books, T.…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Main,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter

    Butternut squash and lime soup

    Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 50g/1¾oz butter 200g/7oz onion, finely sliced 900g/2lb butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1cm/½in cubes salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 vegetable stock cubes 750ml/1¼ pint milk 1 lime, juice only Preparation method Heat the olive oil and the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion, cover and fry gently for 3-4 minutes. Add the butternut squash and continue to cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the vegetable stock cubes with 750ml/1¼ pint water and the milk and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for six…

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    Roasted tomato & mascarpone soup

    Ingredients 1kg very ripe tomatoes pinch golden caster sugar 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped sprig of thyme and 2 fresh bay leaves, tied together 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp sundried or normal tomato purée 600ml vegetable stock 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese (or use double cream as alternative) To serve (optional) best quality extra-virgin olive oil fresh thyme   Method Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3 – 4. Bring a pan of water to the boil and get a bowl of iced water at the ready. Cut a small slit in the bottom of each tomato then plunge into…

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    Arnold Bennett – Fish Omlette

    This rather special smoked haddock omelette named after the writer Arnold Bennett is a classic restaurant dish and easy to recreate at home. Ingredients 300ml/10fl oz milk 200g/7oz un-dyed smoked haddock 1 bay leaf 10 black peppercorns 4 free-range eggs 40g/1½oz butter 15g/½oz plain flour 50g/1¾oz grated mature cheddar cheese sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Preparation method Pour the milk into a large shallow pan, then add the smoked haddock, bay leaf and peppercorns and bring to a simmer. Cook for five minutes, or until the fish has just cooked through and flakes when pushed gently. Lift the fish out of the pan and set aside to cool…

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    Roast Leg of Lamb with Shrewsbury Sauce Red Wine Sauce

    Cook Lamb as normal ( Leg or steaks ) 1 small onion peeled small and sliced Little rosemary  for garnish salt & pepper   Sauce 2 tbl plain flour 1 tsp heaped mustard powder 570 ml light red wine 5 tsp red current jelly 3 tbl Worcester Sauce juice 1 lemon slat & pepper Method Oven 190C First of all, place the meat in the roasting tin, tucking the slices of onion beneath it. Season the surface with salt and freshly milled black pepper, then place it, uncovered, in the pre-heated oven on the middle shelf. Roast for 30 minutes per lb (450 g) – for a 5lb (2.25 kg)…

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    Steak , Beef with Red Wine Sauce

    pieces of sirloin steak ( room temp ) 1 small chopped onion Little Olive Oil for cooking   Sauce 175ml Red Wine Ground Black pepper   Method First of all, heat half the oil in the frying pan over a high heat, then fry the chopped onion until it’s softened and tinged dark brown at the edges – about 6 minutes – and remove to a plate. Now add the remaining oil to the pan and, keeping the heat high – the pan should be as hot as you dare – season the steaks with coarsely milled black pepper, but no salt, as this encourages the juices to come out.…

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    Irish Breakfast Sausage

    Method: 1. Cube and partially freeze the pork and then grind through a medium (10mm or 3/8”) plateand regrind through a fine (4.5mm or 3/16”) plate. Refrigerate until needed. 2. Place the pepper, marjoram, mace, thyme and rosemary into a spice mill and grind to a fine consistency. 3. In a food processor add the egg white and process until frothy. 4. Add the beer, bread crumbs, salt, and dry spices and process the mixture until it is smooth. 5. Add the pork and process with a few pulses to blend all the ingredients; don’t over process. 6. Stuff into 28mm sheep casings and twist off into 4 inch links.

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    Sweet Corn Soup Creamy Low Cal

    Serves 2 This creamy sweetcorn soup is perfect for a weekend lunch, serve with slices of cheese on toast to make it more filling. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 onion, finely sliced 150g/5½oz potato, cut into small cubes 200g/7oz sweetcorn 600ml/20fl oz hot vegetable stock 50ml/2fl oz double cream   or milk  plus corn flower to thicken salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp fresh chives, finely chopped Preparation method Heat the olive oil with the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once the butter has melted add the garlic, onion and potato and sauté for five minutes,…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Delia,  English / British,  Soup

    Leek, Onion and Potato Soup

    Ingredients 4 large leeks 2 med spuds 1 med onion chopped small 2 oz butter 1 1/2 pint chick stock 10 floz milk salt & pepper Method split leeks along middle and slice melt butter in pan add spuds onion and leeks stir them around to cover with the butter cover and cook gentle for 15 mins Add stock and milk simmer ( covered )  for 20 mins    

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Jeff,  Main,  No Category,  Snack

    Spinach Ricotta Cheese Quiche

    1 tub about 250g Ricotta cheese 3 eggs, beaten 6 tbsp. milk 1 cube of frozen chopped spinach, or 2 handfuls of blanched 1 min then cooled and rested fresh. Salt & pepper to taste Blind bake the case with beads. About 200 C for 10 mins. Beat eggs into Ricotta cheese., milk and spinach and any other flavourings. Add to pastry case Reduce oven to 150 C Cook for about 30 to 35 mins. Use the skewer test. Dot with butter If you garnish with sliced tomato and sprinkle a little basil.  Use grill and medium heat and colour for about 10 mins.

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Jeff,  Nan

    Steamed Treacle , Golden Syrup Or Marmalade Sponge Pudding

    6 oz SR Flour 6 oz butter 3 Large Eggs 1 tsp baking powder 6 oz sugar ( light brown is nice ) Soften ( cream)  the butter with the sugar,  mix the flour and baking powder then put all into a bowl and mix Golden Syrup  or Marmalade into bottom of cooking bowl, add the mixture and cover the top with buttered baking /grease proof paper and a foil lid held on with string ( or I use an elastic band ). steam 2 hours. Another nice option is to add a couple of tbl spoons of golden syrup to the sponge mix. This makes a 1lb / 1kg…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Cake / Biscuit / Cookie,  Desert,  English / British,  Rick,  Snack

    Chocolate Roule

    >X-POP3-Rcpt: jeff@percy.atoz.co.uk >Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 12:09:13 +1100 (EST) >From: Rick Hann <rick@cyberspace.net.au> >X-Sender: rick@advanced.ais.com.au >To: Jeff Arnold <jeff@atoz.co.uk> >Subject: Re: Probably a daft question > >Jon, > >Yep. Here ’tis. > >INGREDIENTS > >SPONGE >5 eggs, separated >1.25 cups caster sugar >185g (6oz) dark cooking chocolate >3 tblspns water >2 tblspns icing sugar >1 tblspn cocoa > >FILLING >300ml (.5 pint) tickened cream (I use about 500ml – I like lots of cream) >1 tspn vanilla >1 tblspn caster sugar >1 punnet strawberries > >TO DECORATE >extra sifted icing sugar >whipped cream >sliced strawberries > >METHOD >1. Grease a 38c30cm (12x15inch) Swiss roll tin and line base and…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Nan,  Snack

    Christmas Xmas Puddings

    Xmas Pudds – Makes 3  ( This is the full recipe , 1/2 it to fit in the big mixing bowl ) 1lb ( 500g ) Sultana 1lb ( 500g ) Raisins 1lb ( 500g ) Currents ( washed and dried ) ½ lb ( 250 g ) mixed peel 1lb (500g ) Sugar 1lb SR flour 1lb Breadcrumbs – can bulk out.  If making 1/2 the recipe to 250g can be 350g 1 tsp mixed spice ( 5ml ?? ) 1 tsp Nutmeg Juice 1 lemon ( 1tsp jif) 1lb Suet 1lb chopped cooking apples 1/4lb ( 125g ) chopped almonds 8 eggs Mix with barley wine as required…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Jeff,  Nan,  Sauce,  Snack

    Mince Meat

    Ingredients Method 1. Combine everything except the Rum 2. Cover the bowl and leave over night. 3. Pre heat oven to 110C 4. Use a covered dish or tray covered with foil. 5. Cook for 3 hours 6. Remove the bowl and allow to cool slowly. It may appear fatty thats fine. 7. Stir occasionally until cool. It should all come together and not look tiny shreds. 8. When cool stir in Rum  

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Gary Rhodes,  Snack

    Gary Rhodes’ digestive biscuits recipe

    Ingredients 4oz/100g wholewheat flour 4oz/100g medium oatmeal 2oz/50g soft brown or caster sugar 1teaspoon baking powder or ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda pinch of salt 4oz/100g butter or margarine 1-2 tablespoons milk You will also need a lightly greased baking sheet and some cling film. Method Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4/350F/180C. Mix together all of the dry ingredients and rub in the butter to a breadcrumb texture. Now add enough milk to create a moist pastry consistency. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm the mix. This creates a reasonably delicate dough so it’s important to roll between the sheets of cling film with great care. When 3mm…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Marmalade-Jam

    Marmalade – Oxford

    900g Seville oranges 1.8 kg Granulated sugar or some high pectin sugar 2 tsp Dark treacle Swig of Rum   Juice the oranges Either steam skins for 3 1/2 hours or add the juice and skins to pressure cooker , total liquid 900ml top up with water if needed. Pressure cook for 30mins. Remove from heat and let it slowly de-steam Shred the skins and return to the pan Return to heat and slowly stir in the sugar, add treacle boil until 105 C. Add rum Jar it up.      

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

    Jersey Royals

    450g (1lb) Jersey Royal potatoes, gently rubbed to remove flaky skin 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 rashers streaky bacon, chopped 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and chopped 8 – 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 4 large eggs a large pinch paprika salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Cook the Jersey Royals in lightly salted boiling water until tender – about 15 minutes. Drain and allow to cool. Slice thickly. 2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the potatoes, bacon and spring onions. Sauté them for about 5 – 6 minutes until they are golden. Add the cherry tomatoes and parsley and…

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

    Choc Pots – Choc Bomb

    250 ml single cream 200g 70% choc 2 large egg whites 3 tbl rum 20g butter heat the cream until bubbles appear around the edge. Remove the pan from the heat, add the choc and let stand for 1 minute to let choc melt, then stir until smooth. Whisk egg yolks in a small bowl, then whisk in 1/2 cup of the hot chocolate cream. Scrape this mixture into the saucepan and whisk constantly until smooth. Stir in the rum and butter. Pour the custard into about eight ramekins. fridge until set.

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

    Yorkshire Pudding

    Best Yorkshire puddings Ingredients 4 heaped tbsp flour ½ tsp salt 2 free-range eggs, beaten milk, to bind 2 tbsp sunflower oil for cooking Method Heat oven to 230C/fan 210C/gas 8. Drizzle a little sunflower oil evenly into two 4-hole Yorkshire pudding tins or two 12-hole non-stick muffin tins and place in the oven to heat through. To make the batter, add 4 heaped tbls plain flour into a bowl / jug and beat in 2 eggs until smooth. Gradually add milk and carry on beating until the mix is completely lump-free. Season with salt and pepper.  Remove the hot tins from the oven. Carefully and evenly pour the batter into the…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main,  Sauce,  Vegaterian

    Somerset Sauce – Pork or Chickhen

    Jeff Version I’ve used Pork, Chicken and Turkey. The only difference to the method is the cooking time. 1) Cut for pork you need slices about 1″ thick or use thick chops. 2) dry the slices with a tissue etc. 3) put some flour on a plate and lightly cover the slices. 4) heat some oil in a pan we use a metal casserole dish 5) Fry the slices just to give colour. Set slices aside keeping the oil and juice in the pan. 6) Use the same pan and juice  to construct the sauce as below. We omit the mushrooms. 7) Once the sauce is together, add the slices,…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin

    Roast pork with garlic and thyme sautéed potatoes and spiced apple sauce

    Ingredients 1.5kg/3lb 5oz loin of pork, on the bone, chined (ask your butcher to chine the loin for you – this will make carving easier) olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 sage leaves 1 lemon, halved For the thyme and garlic sautéed potatoes 25g/1oz butter 1 kg/2¼lb potatoes, peeled and diced 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper For the spiced apple sauce 500g/1lb 2oz cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped 30g/1oz butter 2 tbsp water 2 tbsp white wine vinegar ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cinnamon freshly ground black pepper 30g/1oz soft dark brown sugar…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Delia,  English / British,  Main

    Traditional Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

    Ingredients 2 lb (1 kg) red cabbage 1 lb (450 g) cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped small 1 lb (450 g) onions, chopped small 1 clove garlic, chopped very small ¼ whole nutmeg, freshly grated ¼ level teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ level teaspoon ground cloves 3 level tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar ½ oz (15 g) butter 1 handful saltanas Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 2, 300°F (150°C). Method First discard the tough outer leaves of the cabbage, cut it into quarters and remove the hard stalk. Then shred the rest of the cabbage finely, using your sharpest knife (although you can shred it in…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Snack

    Low Fat Carrot Cake

    Ingredients 6 oz (175 g) dark brown soft sugar, sifted 2 large eggs at room temperature 4 fl oz (120 ml) sunflower oil 7 oz (200 g) wholemeal self-raising flour 1½ level teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 3 rounded teaspoons mixed spice grated zest 1 orange 7 oz (200 g) carrots, peeled and coarsely grated 6 oz (175 g) sultanas For the topping: 9 oz (250 g) Quark (skimmed-milk soft cheese) ¾ oz (20 g) caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 rounded teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus a little extra for dusting For the syrup glaze: juice ½ small orange 1 dessertspoon lemon juice 1½ oz (40 g) dark brown soft…

  • English / British

    Muffin ( Bread Type)

    3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups bread flour 2 teaspoons yeast 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Run on large/normal cycle. Use dough cycle cook at 180 for 15 Mins 2nd variation =========== Do not make loaves larger than recommended by bread machine manufacturer. Use the 1-pound recipe if your bread machine pan holds 10 cups or less of water. Makes One Loaf 1-POUND LOAF 1-1/2-POUND LOAF (8 slices) (12 slices) Water (70 to 80oF) 1 cup 1-1/2 cups Sugar 2 tablespoons 3 tablespoons Nonfat dry milk 3 tablespoons 1/4 cup Salt 1 teaspoon 1-1/2 teaspoons Baking soda 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon Bread flour 2-1/2 cups 3-1/2 cups Gluten (optional) 1 tablespoon 1…

  • English / British,  Jeff,  Sauce

    Lemon Sauce

    Ingredients ½ cup lemon juice 2 chicken stock cubes, crumbled 2 tablespoons cornflour 2 tablespoons honey 2½ tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon grated green ginger 1¾ cups water Method Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until sauce boils and thickens.

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Desert,  English / British,  Jeff

    UPSIDE – DOWN APPLE CAKE

    3 tbsp. shortening 300g ( 1 1/2 c) brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 egg, beaten 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 c. milk, heated 1 c. flour 7 c. apples, peeled and sliced Melt 1 cup brown sugar and shortening together in a small saucepan. Put in bottom of 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Mix together peeled apples and cinnamon. Pour over brown sugar mixture. Mix the rest of the ingredients together. Pour over apples. Bake at 350 degrees until the apples are done, approximately 45 minutes.

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Delia,  English / British,  Main,  Snack,  Starter

    Salmon Rosti Fish Cakes

    Ingredients 12 oz (350g) tail end of salmon (ask the fishmonger to remove the skin and bones) 8 oz (225g) firm-fleshed new potatoes (Cyprus are a good variety for this) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander 1 heaped tablespoon capers, drained and roughly chopped (or, if they’re very small, left whole) 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice a couple of pinches of cayenne pepper salt groundnut oil for frying Method Begin by washing the potatoes, then place them in a saucepan (skins on), add salt and just cover with boiling water from the kettle. Put a lid on and boil for 10 minutes. Meanwhile chop the salmon into chunks and give it…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Delia,  English / British,  Main

    Baby Summer Vegetables with Lemon Vinaigrette

    Ingredients 12 oz (350 g) broad beans (prepared weight) – about 4 lb (1.8 kg) in shell 8 oz (225 g) fresh tiny baby carrots 10 bulbous spring onions 8 oz (225 g) fresh garden peas (prepared weight) – 1½ lb (700 g) in shell For the lemon vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons lemon juice grated zest 1 lemon 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 8 tablespoons light olive oil 2 level teaspoons mustard powder Method To get the very best colour and texture (and if you have the patience) it’s best to fillet the broad beans. So, after shelling, pour boiling water over them and, when the water has cooled sufficiently, simply…

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

    Apple Sausage

    Ingredients 1kg  Pork shoulder 1  Cooking Apple 2 Tbs. White wine Vinegar 4 tsp.  Salt 2 Tbs. Sugar 11⁄2 tsp.    White pepper, ground 4 tsp.    Sage, rubbed 3⁄4 tsp.     Allspice, ground 1⁄2 tsp.     Ginger; dried, ground 1⁄4 tsp.     Clove, ground 1⁄4 tsp.     Cinnamon, ground Method 1.  Cut length of skin and put in cold water to soak, about 6ft is good for 1Kg meat. 2.  Cube chilled pork and mince through the course plate. 2.   Add all the ingredients and mix well. 3.  If you like it more like a paste then run through the mincer again with the fine plate. 4.  Fit the stuffing tube to the mincer and…

  • English / British,  Sausage

    Chipolata Sausage — English Sausage

    Ingredients 1Kg  Pork shoulder or any value joint 100g  Pork fat or a few belly cuts 40 g   Breadcrumbs 1/2 – 1 Onion to taste and based on size of onion 1 tsp Pepper, white, ground 1 tsp. Coriander, ground 1 tsp. Paprika, ground 1 tsp. Nutmeg, ground 1  tsp. Thyme, ground Optional, some garlic , some tomato puree, some sun dried tomato… They all give a nice variation to this basic mixture.  It also takes chille and ginger if you like some heat. Method 1. Mince on course setting into bowl 2. Add all the ingredients to the ground meats and mix well. Refrigerate while preparing the casings. 3.…

  • English / British,  Main,  Snack,  Starter,  Vegaterian

    Green Spinach Pancake

    Ingredients 125 g   white flour 125 g  self raising wholemeal flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 eggs 24 cl  milk 200 g baby spinach leaves Cracked pepper Method Wash and dry the spinach In a large mixing bowl, mix the two flours and baking powder. Add the eggs, milk and melted butter mix until there are no remaining dry ingredients. Toss the spinach leaves into the bowl, and using a hand mixer, blitz the leaves into the batter, just enough to get a homogeneous mixture. Heat a large non-stick frying pan wiped on its entire surface with a bit of oil on medium-low heat. Pour half the batter into…

  • English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Snack

    Melton Mowbray pork pie

    Description The pastry is best made the day before and kept in the fridge wrapped in cling film. Bring to room temperature before rolling out. Ingredients For the pastry 150g/7oz lard 50ml/2fl oz milk 50ml/2fl oz water 450g/1lb plain flour, plus extra for dusting salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 free-range egg, beaten, for brushing For the pork jelly 900g/2lb pork bones 2 pig’s trotters 2 large carrots, chopped 1 onion, peeled, chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped 1 bouquet garni (bay, thyme, parsley; tied together with string) ½ tbsp black peppercorns For the pie filling 400g/14oz shoulder of pork, finely chopped 55g/2oz pork belly, skin removed, minced 55g/2oz lean…

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    The People’s Cornish pasty

    Ingredients Pasty: 450g plain flour 2tsp baking powder 1tsp salt 125g unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 125ml cold water Filling: 450g potato, finely diced 150g swede, finely diced 150g onion, finely chopped 300g beef skirt, finely chopped Salt and black pepper 1tbsp plain flour 40g butter 1 egg, beaten Method To make the pastry: Place the flour, baking powder, salt, butter and egg yolks into a food processor and blitz until the mixture forms crumbs. Slowly add the water until a ball of pastry miraculously appears – you may not need all the water. Wrap the pastry in clingfilm and leave it to chill in the fridge for an hour.…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Hairy Bikers,  Main,  Soup

    Somerset chicken / pork

    Ingredients 6 boneless chicken breasts, skin on 3tbsp olive oil 75g butter 2 onions, sliced 4tbsp plain flour 2tbsp grain mustard 2 dessert apples, peeled and sliced into batons 110g button mushrooms, sliced 250ml chicken stock 300ml cider 250ml double cream 1tbsp finely chopped sage leaves 300g Cheddar cheese, grated Method Preheat the oven to 200°C or gas 6. Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Heat a large saute pan and add 2tbsp of the oil and 50g of the butter. Fry the chicken breasts in batches for 1-2 mins on each side until golden. Put them into a deep-sided oven tray and roast for 25 mins…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Sauce,  Vegaterian

    Tomato Ketchup / Tomato Sauce

    250ml/8fl oz cider vinegar 1 bay leaf ½ tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground cinnamon 8 tbsp Demerara sugar 1.5kg/3lb ripe tomatoes, quartered, seeds removed 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp English mustard powder 1 garlic clove, crushed Tabasco sauce 2 tbsp tomato purée ½ tsp cornflour, if necessary Method 1. For the tomato ketchup, place the vinegar, bay leaf, coriander, cinnamon and sugar into a heavy-based saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. 2. Add all of the remaining tomato sauce ingredients, except the cornflower, and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally to prevent any sticking or burning. 3. Once boiling, reduce the temperature and simmer, stirring frequently, for 30…

  • Delia,  English / British,  Main,  Roast

    Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary with Redcurrant and Mint Sauce

    Ingredients 1 shoulder lamb, 1.8-2kg 2 fat cloves garlic 3-4 sprigs rosemary 1 rounded teaspoon sea salt 275 ml dry white wine For the Redcurrant and Mint Sauce 3 tablespoons good-quality redcurrant jelly 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 tablespoons chopped mint (2 x 15g packs) salt and freshly milled black pepper Method First of all, peel the garlic cloves and slice each one into about 8 pieces, then divide the rosemary into about 16 tiny sprigs. Now, using a small, sharp knife, make 8 little slits into the underside of the lamb and into each slit, push a sliver of garlic and a little sprig of rosemary, then do…

  • English / British,  Nan,  No Category

    Mince Meat

    Method Mix everything Cover and leave for 12 hours After that pre-heat the oven to gas mark ¼, 225°F about 110 C Cover the bowl loosely with foil and cook for 3 hours, then remove the bowl Stir whilst its cooling, about every 30 mins is fine. Add the brandy when its cold. Give it a good mix Do jars the same as jam. Boil then use.

  • Cake / Biscuit / Cookie,  English / British,  Nan,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    Short Bread / Shortbread

    Ingredients 125g/4oz butter 55g/2oz caster sugar, plus extra to finish 180g/6oz plain flour Method Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/½in thick. Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.