No Bake Cheesecake

Easter
February 24, 2012 Easy basic Cheescake which you can decorate for any occasion but for Easter you could use edible sugar pearls or  wafer butterflies which you can purchase online. Fresh fruit is also good strawberries and kiwi look very seasonal for Easter. Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cups finely ground digestive biscuits 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons white sugar {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Stuffed Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Cucmber

Easter
Stuffed Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Cucmber an easy starter to n Easter Meal or a colourful addition to a buffet- Ingredients 10 large eggs 2 ounce(s) smoked salmon, finely chopped 3 tablespoon(s) light mayonnaise 1/4 cup(s) cucumber, chopped 2 teaspoon(s) fresh dill, chopped, plus sprigs for garnish Pepper Method Place eggs in a large {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Hot Cross Buns

Easter
Hot Cross Buns an Easter Treat associated with Good Friday.  They are sweet and sticky made with dried fruit and very good good toasted. Ingredients For the Buns 500g strong white bread flour ½ tsp salt 2 heaped tsp mixed spice 50g caster sugar 50g butter , chopped into cubes 200g mixed dried fruits 7g {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Chicken Kiev

Russian
February 17, 2012 Chicken Kiev succulent chicken breasts stuffed with butter and garlic and coated in breadcrumbs then baked.  Great served with a green salad. Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 garlic cloves , finely minced 1 lemon, zest of 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 ounces softened butter 1 tablespoon fresh parsley , chopped salt and black {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian
Russian Tea Cakes delicious traditional Russian pastries date back the the 18th century as a confection used in a tea-sharing ceremony but now popular at Christmas time and at Weddings. Ingredients 1 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup sifted icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/4 cups all purpose 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup finely {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Beef Stroganoff

Russian
Beef Stroganoff a favourite Russian dish which can be served with rice or noodles or just with a chunk of crusty bread.  My husband likes it with chips. Ingredients 6 Tbsp butter 1 pound of top sirloin or tenderloin, cut thin into 1-inch wide by 2 1/2-inch long strips 1/3 cup chopped shallots 1/2 pound {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Basic Beef Stock

Beef
Bastic Beef stock to use as a base for soups and casseroles or other sauces to serve with beef dishes.  The recipe is basic and you can add any other vegetables you may have to the mix. Keeps refrigerated for up to three days so you can make it in advance. Ingredients ¼ cup vegetable oil {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Borscht authentic Russian Soup

Russian
Borscht is the most popular soup in Russia.  There are many different recipes for this colourful soup and this is one of them.  Borscht can be served hot or cold and the recipe varies this is a recipe for hot Borscht. Ingredients 8 cups beef  stock* 1 pound slice of meaty bone-in beef shank 1 large {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Cheesy Green Peppers

Cheese
Cheesy Green Peppers ready in 30 minutes and really tasty.  If you prefer you can use red peppers or yellow peppers or even a mixture for a colourful table display. Ingredients 6 large green bell peppers 1 ½ tablespoons of onion, chopped 5 tablespoons of butter, seperate 2 cups of breadcrumbs 3 cups of grated {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Almond Salsa Verde

Sauces and Dips
February 10, 2012 Almond Salsa Verde is a great accompaniment to fish and chicken and lamb dishes   Ingredients 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 3 tablespoons capers, chopped 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}