Home-made Marzipan

Toppings and Fillings
December 28, 2011 Home-made Marzipan to use to top Christmas cakes and you can color, flavor, or form the marzipan into many different sweets or decorations. Ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 1/8 tsp cream of tartar 4 cups ground almonds (or almond meal) 2 egg whites Icing sugar for dusting Method Prepare a work space by dusting over {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Angel Hair Pasta with Ham and Baby Peas

Angel Hair Pasta with Ham and Baby Peas another tasty and really good pasta dish to serve five to six people for lunch or supper.   Ingredients 12 ounces Angel Hair, uncooked 1 10 ounce box frozen baby peas, defrosted 1 1/2 cups 1% milk 1 tablespoons all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables is easy to make and low in fat.  You can use the vegetables and pasta of your choice. A good tasty lunch or supper dish. Ingredients 8 oz. Rigatoni, Mostaccioli, or other medium pasta shape, uncooked 1 pound fresh mixed vegetablesof your choice such as: (green beans, red onions, sugar snap {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Sweet Potato and Turnip Gratin

December 23, 2011 Sweet Potato and Turnip Gratin is a lovely addition to roast meat dishes such as Roast Beef:  It’s a simple dish to make and cooks in the oven leaving you to get on with other things. Ingredients 1/2 pounds turnips , peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds Coarse salt and ground pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose {More...}

Bean Soup

December 21, 2011 This is a hearty soup which is very easy to make an is a good winter lunchtime dish.  You can use any sort of beans and to cut down the time you can use bottled or canned beans (rinse these first) and replace the 6 cups of water with 4 cups chicken stock. Ingredients 2 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Clear Tomato Soup

Clear Tomato Soup is a light first course soup and can be made very quickly it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.  This recipe will serve 4 for a starter. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 5lb/2.25kg really ripe tomatoes Salt, pepper and sugar A {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Sauces and Dips
December 14, 2011 Roasted Tomato Sauce can be made in advance to use to accompany meat or fish dishes or you can use it as the topping base for pizzas.  It will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. Ingredients 1kg/2lb 4oz halved, ripe tomatoes 3 cloves of garlic slices {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse a delicious, light dessert that is very easy to make but can look very impressive if served in pretty dishes or glasses. Ingredients 75g dark chocolate , chopped and melted (standard dark chocolate combines better than one with a high cocoa content) 2 eggs , separated 25g butter , melted 2 tbsp golden {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Chocolate Cheesecake

This cheesecake recipe is a Gordon Ramsey recipe and will look great on the table at Christmas.  It is fairly easy to make and the lemon adds a lightness to the dessert. Ingredients 175.0g caster sugar 450.0g soft cream cheese 1 vanilla pod 75.0ml lemon juice 175.0g crème fraîche 475.0ml double cream Method For the {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Carrot Paté

Paté and Spreads
December 9, 2011 Carrot Paté is a cheap and delicious vegetarian paté can be served on crackers or toast or even in sandwiches for a picnic with other ingredients such as cold meats for non-vegetarians.  This receipe uses boiled carrots but for a more intense flavour you can roast them. Ingredients 2 pounds of carrots, peeled 4 large {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}