Currant Teacakes

May 9, 2012 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...}


February 10, 2012 Pancakes are a versatile base for both sweet and savoury dishes or justserve them alone with a sprinkling of sugar and a squeeze of lemon here is the basic recipe.  Traditional Shrove Tuesday dish. Ingredients 2/3 cup self rising flour 1 egg 2 tablespoons sunflower oil or butter 1/2 cup milk Method Mix ingredients with {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Apple Chutney

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November 30, 2011 This Apple Chutney recipe is really good served with cheeses such as Cheshire, Cheddar or White Stilton.  It is also very good with Traditional English Pork Pie.  You need to make this chutney at least 3 months before you eat it. Ingredients 225g/8oz onions, chopped 900g/2lb apples, cored and chopped 110g/4oz sultanas, raisins or chopped dates {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Home-made Pickled Onions

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November 16, 2011 Most of us like pickled onions but Home-made Pickled Onions are a little bit extra special.  You can pickle then in jars of plastic containers but you must test because as vinegar is acid there may be a reaction. Leave a little vinegar in the container overnight to see if there is a reaction. Ingredients {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Blackberry and Apple Jam

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November 9, 2011 Easy to make Blackberry and Apple Jam delicious on toast or scones or to use in a Sponge Sandwich Cake.  Make sure you have warm sterilized jars ready to put the jam into when it is ready and put a plate in the freezer ready for the testing. Ingredients 2bs blackberries 1 lbs apples 3 {Tags: , , } {More...}