Pickled Red Cabbage

Preserves and Pickles
May 11, 2012 Pickled Red Cabbage to add some colour to meat and cheese dishes or to add to a salad. Ingredients 500g red cabbage , finely shredded 140g coarse sea salt 500ml cider vinegar 200ml red wine 400g granulated sugar 2 tsp black peppercorns 6 bay leaves 2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds Method Place the shredded cabbage {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Mushroom & Chickpea Burgers

Mushroom & Chickpea Burgers a great dish for vegetarians but tasty, healthy and high in fibre for meat eater too.  There are many different recipes for this dish but this one is taken from BBC Good Food Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 250g chestnut mushrooms , finely chopped 2 garlic cloves , crushed 1 bunch {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Strawberry Jam

Preserves and Pickles
May 9, 2012 Strawberry Jam delicious on toasted teacakes or scones for a cream tea.  You need to start this jam the day before as you have to prepare the strawberries and store in the fridge overnight. Ingredients 1kg /2lb 3oz strawberries 1kg/2lb 3oz granulated sugar or caster sugar Juice of half a lemon small knob of butter {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Currant Teacakes

Currant Teacakes great toasted with butter or jam for breakfast or supper this recipe make 12 teacakes. Ingredients 800g bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 120g caster sugar 2 teaspoons dried yeast 2 teaspoons semi-skimmed dried milk powder 450ml (3/4 pint) tepid water 250g currants Method In a mixing bowl combine the  flour, salt, sugar, yeast {Tags: , , } {More...}

Banana Bread

Banana Bread this is an easy recipe and can be prepared in minutes.   You can use wholemeal flour if you wish and substitute the butter for oil, but the butter gives a richer flavour. Ingredients 4-5 tablespoons butter, softened 2 eggs 2 or 3 very ripe bananas 2/3 cup sugar 1 1/3 cup all-purpose {Tags: , , , , } {More...}