Basic Omelette

Eggs
July 31, 2011 Basic Omelette The basic omelette can be the basis to many a great meal.  The secret top making a good omelette is to get as much air into the egg mixture as possible and to cook the mixture as quickly as possible. Ingredients 2 Eggs 2 tbsp milk or water (use water if you are {Tags: , } {More...}

Basic Tomato Sauce

Sauces and Dips
Basic Tomato Sauce Ingredients This is a basic recipe for tomato sauce which can be used for pastas or served with meats or fish.  With the basic recipe you can add other stuff such as  cooked chicken, prawns or chunky vegetables too to make a really quick meal.  This sauce can be frozen in containers {Tags: } {More...}

Moroccan Spiced Fish with Sweet Potato Mash

Moroccan
Moroccan Spiced Fish with Sweet Potato Mash Ingedients 2 skinless white fish fillets, cod, haddock or any white fish of your choice 2 large sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into chunks   2 tsp butter , softened 1 garlic clove , crushed 0.5-1 tsp harissa (Belazu is good) zest 1 lemon small handful coriander , {Tags: , } {More...}

Raspberry and Elderflower Fool

Desserts
Raspberry and Elderflower Fool Ingredients 2 cups/1lb 10oz/750g raspberries (defrosted if frozen),  plus extra to decorate 4 tbsp/60ml elderflower cordial                                                  4 tbsp/60g icing sugar plus extra to dust 2 cups/500ml double cream   In a food processor or with a hand blender crush the raspberries until smooth. Blend in the icing sugar and spoon 1tbsp/15g {Tags: , } {More...}

Lemon Chicken Stir-fry

Chinese
Lemon Chicken Stir-fry Ingredients 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts       Salt and black pepper 1 tblsp/15ml/ light soy sauce 2 tblsp/30ml oilive oil 2 lemons 2 tblsp/1oz/25g butter 2 tsp/10g cornflour 1¼ cups/10fl oz/300ml chicken stock 1 tblsp/15g sugar coursely grated rind of lemon fresh parsley to garnish   Place the chicken in cling film and {Tags: , } {More...}

Egg Fried Rice

Chinese
Egg Fried Rice Ingredients 150g/5½ oz/2/3 cup ling/grain rice                                    3 eggs beaten 2 t6easp vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves crushed 4 spring onions (scalliuons) chopped 125g/4½ oz71 cup cooked peas 1 teasp light soy sauce Pinch of salt sshredded spring onion (scallion) to garnish   In a saucepan of boiling water cook the rice {More...}

Date and Walnut Cake

Cakes
July 19, 2011 Date and Walnut Cake   Ingredients 8 oz Chopped Dates 4 oz vanilla sugar pinch of salt 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2oz margarine 8 tablespoon of water 1 egg (beaten) 2 oz chopped walnuts   In a mixing bowl place the sugar, salt, dates bicarbonate of soda and margarine. Boil the water and {Tags: } {More...}

Sugar Biscuits

Biscuits
Sugar Biscuits Ingredients 4 oz butter or margarine 4 oz caster sugar Zest of a lemon 1 egg (separated) 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 oz plain flour 1 oz semolina   Cream together the butter or margarine and sugar and ad the lemon zest. Add the egg yolk and salt and mix together. Add the flour {Tags: , } {More...}

Red Pepper and Coconut Pasta Sauce

Sauces and Dips
Red Pepper and Coconut Pasta Sauce Ingredients 2 Red bell peppers 2 Shallots Large clove of Garlic 1 teaspoon of dried ginger Chilli flakes (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Small can of coconut cream or coconut milk and double cream. In a blender blitz together the peppers shallots, garlic and ginger add salt and {Tags: , } {More...}

Beetroots with White Sauce

Vegetables
Beetroots with White Sauce Choose small and evenly sized beetroots carefully wash and top and tail them  being careful not to break the skin then boil for about 1 1/2 hours until tender. For the Sauce 1 oz butter or margarine 1 oz Plain flour 1/2 pint milk Salt an pepper to taste Melt the {Tags: } {More...}