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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

    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,…

  • 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…

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

    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.…

  • 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,  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…

  • 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,  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,  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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…