• Casserole / Stew,  Hairy Bikers,  Main,  Snack

    Hairy Bikers Chilli con Carne

    . Ingredients . 500g lean minced beef (10% or less fat) 2 medium onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1–2 tsp hot chilli powder 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tbsp plain flour 150ml red wine or extra stock 300ml beef stock, made with 1 beef stock cube 400g can of chopped tomatoes 400g can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 3 tbsp tomato purée 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp dried oregano 1 bay leaf flaked sea salt freshly ground black pepper Method Place a large non-stick saucepan over a medium heat and add the beef and onions. Cook together for 5…

  • English / British,  Jeff,  Nan,  Sauce,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter,  Vegaterian

    JB- Mushroom Sauce

    . Ingredients . Method . Put the dried mushrooms in a jug with 275ml boiling water and leave them to soak for 10 minutes Melt the butter, Saute all the prepared vegetables, herbs and garlic, stir well over a gentle heat until everything is glistening with a coating of butter NOT MUSHROOMS. Pour in the dried mushrooms and their soaking water, followed by 2ltr (3½pt) of hot stock. Bring up to a gentle simmer and, keeping the heat low, let the soup barely simmer for 1 hour. After that, place a colander over a large bowl and strain the soup into it. Remove the bay leaves, and purée the vegetables…

  • Hairy Bikers,  Korean,  Main,  Snack

    Kimchi – Hairy Bikers Version – Easy Table Use

    . REF: . . Ingredients . Method . Make sauce whilst leaves are standing. Dry leaves Salt leaves, rub into whole leaf. Set aside 30 mins – check if more salt needed. If so add, repeat every 30 mins. For 2 to 4 hours- until wilted. The test is a white stalk should just start to soften when pinched. No longer than 2 1/2 hours . Sauce. Make garlic , ginger paste, onion, apple paste ( NOT Chile), may need liquidizer or spiny choppy thing. Add sweetener and water if needed. Should be thick paste. Chop spring onion to 1inch lengths, not sliced. Bruise them. Chop carrot into…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Casserole / Stew,  Italian,  Japanese,  Jeff,  Main,  Snack,  Starter

    JB Pasta Bake

    . Key to this is to allow for everything needing different cooking times. The best outcome is things are cooked but still have bite. i.e you have a piece of apple, the carrots have crunch. Also make sure the pasta does not end up over cooked. . Marinade 50 / 50 Rosemary & Basil Sesome Oil White Miso Garlic Ginger fresh not powder. Pestle & Mortar into a paste. i.e qty for 1 kg meat, 1/4 cup Basil, 1/4 Rosemary, 2 heaped tsp Miso, Garlic & Ginger to taste (use fresh not powder ) Oil to make a thick paste. The Meat It should be thin cut about 1mm to…

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

    Aloo gobi

    . Ingredients 3 medium–large floury potatoes (about 500g/1lb 2oz in weight), peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 star anise 2 tsp sea salt, plus extra if desired 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 4cm/1½in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated ½ chilli, finely chopped, plus extra if desired 1½ tsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric few sprigs fresh coriander, leaves and stalks separated and both finely chopped (about 1 pinch stalks, 2 pinches leaves, or to taste) 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into small florets How-to-videos Method Wash the potatoes…

  • 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,  Gary Rhodes,  Snack

    Gary Rhodes Brownie

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

  • 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.

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


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

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

    Nan Eggs, Good when feeling sick.

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

  • Desert,  English / British,  Nan,  Snack

    Nan Rice Pudding

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

  • 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,  Has video,  Main,  No Category,  Roast,  Snack,  Spice Mix, Rubs, Marinades, odds and ends,  Spit Roast

    Hairy bikers Tennessee Pulled Pork

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

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

    Stuffed Peppers

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

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

    Mince Curry

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

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

    Machine Made , Oven Cooked Loaf

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

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

    Lancashire Hot Pot

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

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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…

  • 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,  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…

  • 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…

  • Desert,  Gary Rhodes,  Snack

    Gary Rhodes Bread & Butter Pudding

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

  • 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,  Has video,  Jeff,  Main,  Snack

    Herb Roast Mediterranean root vegetables

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

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

    Beef Stew / Goulash Style

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

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

    Raspberry ripple ice cream

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

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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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    Carbonara ( Jeff Mods )

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

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    Nan’s Cup / Fairy Cakes

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

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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…

  • Curry - Curried,  Ken Hom,  Main,  Malay,  Snack


    Ingredients For the rendang 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger 1 tbsp chopped galangal (or another tbsp of the above) 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer layer removed and roughly chopped 1 tsp turmeric 6 long red dried chillies, soaked in water and roughly chopped 2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 cinnamon stick 6 cardamom pods 650g/1lb 7oz braising steak, cut into 2cm/1inch cubes 4 kaffir lime leaves zest of a kaffir lime or lime 400ml/14fl oz coconut milk 1 tbsp of tamarind paste or juice of a lime 50g/2oz desiccated coconut flakes coriander sprigs to garnish For the herby rice 1 tbsp sunflower oil…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Italian,  Main,  Pizza / Pasta,  Simon Rimmer,  Snack


    For the dough 225g/8oz plain strong flour, plus extra for dusting 90ml/3fl oz milk, warmed to body temperature 50ml/2fl oz water, warmed to body temperature 1 tsp dried yeast 25ml/1fl oz olive oil pinch salt For the filling 150g/5oz cherry tomatoes, halved 200g/7oz buffalo mozzarella, roughly chopped 200g/7oz assorted Italian cold meats (for example: salami, prosciutto, speck) slices of chorizo ( Jeff Mod ) 30g/1oz grated parmesan   Method For the dough, sift the flour into a bowl. Mix the milk, water and yeast together in a separate bowl. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix together to form a dough. Knead the dough for five minutes on…

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    Chop Seuy

    Note : 1 cup is about 250 g     To Velvet meat : Mix flour pinch of salt and enough water to make a paste. Cover the meat and let sit in marinade for 30 mins. Flash fry on high heat for a couple of mins. Remover and leave to the side whilst cooking the rest of the dish     Method: Mix the marinade ingredients together and marinate the pork for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a wok (with a few drops of sesame oil added) and stir fry the pork. When the pork is cooked remove it from the pan and set aside. Add all the vegetables…

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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 heat proof bowl. Use 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 separate bowl until pale and thick. Fold egg mix into the cooled chocolate milk mix. Put the custard over a gentle heat, stirring all the…

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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.…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  Shelley,  Snack

    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…

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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,  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,  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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    Quick orange and lemon chicken

    Orange and lemon zest give a zingy flavour to this chicken stir fry, served with garlicky Chinese greens and rice. Ingredients For the chicken 450g/1lb boneless chicken breasts, skinned, cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes 2 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp Shaoxing rice wine (or dry sherry) 1 tsp cornflour 1 tbsp groundnut (peanut) oil 1 tsp salt freshly ground white pepper 2 tbsp finely chopped orange zest 1 tbsp finely chopped lemon zest 2 tsp sesame oil 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander For the rice enough long-grain rice to fill a measuring jug to 400ml/14fl oz level For the greens 1 tbsp groundnut or peanut oil 3 garlic cloves,…

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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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    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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    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.…

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    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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    Crispy Duck

    Ingredients   Method Trim wing tips, split duck and remove legs and wings,  rub the marinade into the pieces and then continue to marinade in a large bowl with spring onions cut into short lengths, ginger, spices, soy for at least 4 hours. Remove and steam for 3 -4 hours Remove drain and cool for 4 hours. The point is they must be dry and room temp before frying. Deep fat fry skin side down first until brown turn and fry for 5 mins.      

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    Chicken and pork pâté with pistachios Terrine

    A rich make-ahead pâté that’s perfect party food or makes a great starter – delicious with pickled onions, toast and salad. Equipment: You will need a 1.5 litres/2½ pints terrine mould. Ingredients 3 corn fed chicken breasts, skin removed 100g/3½oz chicken livers 180g/6oz pork belly, minced 1 tsp salt 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 unwaxed lemon, zest only 2 shallots, finely sliced 2 sprigs lemon thyme, leaves picked 50g/1¾oz pistachios, blanched 20 thin slices streaky bacon Preparation method Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Cut each chicken breast into three big slices and set aside. Mix the chicken livers into the minced pork and season with the salt…

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    Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

    Serves 2 Ingredients list: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 100g boneless, skinless Chicken breast 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped 1 cm piece Ginger, finely chopped 1 tbsp cornflour 600ml hot chicken stock 100g Sweetcorn 1 Egg 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice shredded Spring onions, shredded, to garnish dark Soy sauce toasted Sesame seeds, to garnish Method Heat the oil in a deep pan and gently cook the chicken, garlic and ginger for 3-4 minutes without colouring  Blend the cornflour with a little stock and add to the soup pan with the remaining stock and the sweetcorn. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously and simmer gently for 5-7 minutes eat together the…

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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,…

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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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    Chocolate Roule

    >X-POP3-Rcpt: >Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 12:09:13 +1100 (EST) >From: Rick Hann <> >X-Sender: >To: Jeff Arnold <> >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…


    Norwegian Mountain Loaf

    250ml  milk / butter milk 250 ml water 350g whole (meal ) bread flour 50g rye flour 7g ( 1 sachet ) yeast (easy blend) or 15g fresh yeast 50g porridge oats 25g wheat germ 3+ tbl spoons sunflower seeds 3+ tbl spoons linseed 1+ tbl spoon salt Mix water + milk in measuring jug. Combine all other ingredients in large bowl. Pour liquid in whilst stirring well to make sticky porridge. Scrape into well buttered loaf tin. Put in cold oven, turn on and set to 110 C , gas ¼. After 30 Min, increase to 180C, gas 4 for 1 hour. Test with skewer. If it comes out…

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    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…

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    Christmas Cake ( Nans )

    Christmas Cake – JA – This is the one 10oz (280g) Butter 10oz (280g) Moist dark brown sugar 1 tbl black treacle 1 lemon rind ( finely grated ) 4 large or 5 medium eggs 3 tbs sherry, rum or brandy 12oz (340g) plain flour 1oz (25g) ground almonds ½ tsp powder cinnamon ½ tsp powder allspice 4oz (100g) chopped candied peel 4oz (100g) chopped glace cherry 1lb (½ kg ) currants 8oz ( 200g ) sultanas 12oz ( 340g) seedless raisins 2-4 oz ( 50g – 100g) chopped blanched almonds Cooking time 3 ½ – 3 ¾ Hours Makes 9” round or 8” square tin. Line the tin with…

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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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    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…

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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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    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…

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    Vanilla Frozen Yoghurt

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 envelope gelatin 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cup plain yoghurt 1/4 cup corn syrup Combine the milk, sugar, gelatin, and salt. Let stand 1 minute. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until the gelatin dissolves. Let the mixture cool completely. Stir in the vanilla extract, yoghurt, and corn syrup. Pour into a bowl; cover and chill for 8 hours. Pour into a ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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    Ingredients • 455g/1lb farfalle • 1 egg, preferably free-range or organic • 100ml/3½ fl oz double cream • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • 12 rashers of pancetta or smoked streaky bacon, roughly sliced • 3 handfuls of fresh podded or frozen peas • 2 sprigs of fresh basil, leaves picked • 2 handfuls of freshly grated Parmesan cheese Method First of all, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the farfalle, and cook according to the packet instructions. Whisk the egg in a bowl with the cream, salt and pepper. Put your pancetta or bacon into a second pan and cook until crispy…

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    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…

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    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…

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    These are probably the most common starter to be found in Indian restaurants. You’ll find them really quick and easy to make. It’s lust a matter of getting the batter consistency right. You must use gram flour (bsan) which is made from channa dhal. The two-stage cooking method in the recipe makes life easier if you want to serve bhajias at a dinner party. Ingredients 2 large tablespoons gram flour Spices 1 large onion, chopped into thin strips about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground 1/2 teaspoon garam masala salt corn oil for deep-frying Method 1 Mix the spices thoroughly with the flour in…

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    Seekh (Stick or Skewer) and Shami (Balls) KEBABS

    These are great at barbecues, and as a snack, starter or main course, and are familiar friends at the Indian restaurant. You should get about eight kebabs from this mix. Ingredients For side dish 1oz (25 g) channa dhal, split Spices – Only if naking side dish 8 oz (22 g) fatless stewing ground (minced) steak or any meat 1 egg yolk For  kebabs 1brown cardamom, 1 bay leaf 1/2 large onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 inch (2.5 cm) fresh ginger chopped or ground 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 large clove garlic, chopped 1/2 teaspoon garam masala salt to taste ghee or oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander or…

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    Green Spinach Pancake

    . Ingredients 125 g   white flour 125 g  self raising wholemeal flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 eggs 240 ml  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…

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    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.

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    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.…

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    Chicken Goujons , Southern Fried Chicken, KFC

    125g/4½oz fresh fine breadcrumbs ½ tsp cayenne pepper 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 50g/2oz plain flour 3 medium free-range eggs, beaten Method 1.heat a deep fat fryer to 190C/375F. 2. Mix the breadcrumbs and the cayenne pepper in a bowl and set aside. 3. Dredge the chicken in the flour, then dip into the beaten egg. 4. Dip the chicken into the spicy breadcrumbs, making sure all the chicken is coated thoroughly. 5. Carefully place the goujons into the deep fat fryer in batches and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until crisp and golden brown and the chicken is completely cooked through. Carefully remove with a…

  • 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…