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  • 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 onions – softened fine cut ginger 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

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    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…

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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.…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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,…

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    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…

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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…

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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.…

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    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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    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…

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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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    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 a boiling point, stirring all the time. Now remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter (cut into lumps)…

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    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…

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    Choc / Mint Cheese Cake

    1 tub Ricota Cheese 1 pck Ginger Biscuits ( GingerNut) Some butter 1 bar dark chocolate 1 pack after 8 or other nice mint choc small ( 120 ml ish ) tub of whipping cream 2tbl coco   Make the base. Melt the choc Whip cream to peaks Mix with the cool  melted choc Add the coco Mix  Ricota & sugar Mix cream mix & ricota mix Add to base  in tin Decorate with after 8 ‘s Fridge for a minimum of 30 mins, longer the better.        

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    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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    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…

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    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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    Tomato soup

    1 1/2  lb 700g  tomatoes skins on quartered 1 medium onion chopped small 1 med spud chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 10 floz 275ml stock 1clove garlic Good with thyme, basil or bacon bits 1 heat oil, soften spud & onion about 10 mins 2 add toms stir well leave for a min 3 add stock, garlic and season 4 cover and simmer for 25 mins 5 sieve to remove pips and skins 6 add fresh herbs    

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    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.

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    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…

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    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  

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    Nan’s Mince Pie.

    This was a Christmas family favourite of ours. Nan would make for us to have fresh on the big day. Ingredients 1 mix of Click Here Sweet Pastry Mix. 1 jar of mince meat or better one batch of Click Here – Mince Meat Mix. some sugar for covering the tops. 1 egg. Break an egg into a cup and mix it up. This makes the egg wash. Method Select a pie tray mine has little dishes / cups to hold 12 pies. Remove the pastry from the fridge. Sprinkle a little flour on a flat surface, this stops the pastry from sticking to the surface whilst rolling it Using…

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    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,  Curry - Curried,  Has video,  Indian,  Jeff,  Main,  Vegaterian

    Jeff Curry

    Curry 5tbl oil 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp mustard seed 6 big toms or 1/2 tin 1 tsp fenugreek 440 ml Coconut milk 1 green chille (deseeded diced) To add to the sauce pieces cut into bite size chunks : I have used Turkey, Chick, Beef, Lamb , Potato, Carrots , Aubergine , Onion — Basically anything I have laying around. 1 hand curry leaves To Serve 1 inch ginger grated Coriander leaves 3 onions chopped Yoghurt 1 tsp chilie powder   Heat oil, Add mustard seed and cook until they pop. Add fenugreek, green chille, ginger and curry leaves. Stir for a minute. Purée onion and add to mix.…

  • 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,  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…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Jeff,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    Stuffed Bread Rolls

    Ingredients Crusty Bread Rolls, cut off the lid and scrape out the bread inside with tea spoon ( leave some thickness ). Coat with melted butter and put in hot oven ( 190 ) until toasted inside. Create tasty filling and place inside the rolls. Place back in the oven for about 15 mins.

  • Italian,  Jeff,  Pizza / Pasta,  Vegaterian

    Pasta

    Ingredients 1 egg per 100g of flour 1 tsb olive oil per 100g of flour i.e. 6 eggs , 600g flour, 6 tsp olive oil Flavorings Spinach either frozen ( defrost and drain before using ) Tomao puree or Sun Dried Toms. Various herbs i.e oregeno, taragon , sage etc. Method Combine the ingredients. Kneed until dough becomes elastic and glutin starts to work. Cover / Wrap. Put in fridge for at least 1 hour. Roll out to shape.

  • Desert,  English / British,  Jeff,  Marmalade-Jam,  Snack,  Vegaterian

    Marmalade ( Oxford Style) Pressure Cooker

    Ingredients circa 6 jars Remove trivet from pot. 1lb – 1/2 kg seedless orange / clementines 0r remove pips when cutting. Slice them, thickness to taste. Place in pot. 1.5 l water. Use 500 mls ( vary for your pressure cooker ) to pressure, add the rest later 1kg sugar. Add 1/2 to pot before cook cooking, add the rest later. 2 tbl dark treacle or to taste. Stir just to combine. Pressure for 10 mins. After let pot cool naturally – do not force de-steam. It can sit for as long as you want. Remove lid, then add the remaining water and sugar. Add the dark treacle. Swig of…