Home-made Pickled Onions

Preserves and Pickles
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...}

Plum Sauce

October 19, 2011 Plum Sauce to serve with Chinese Crispy Duck.   You can also use this sauce to baste chicken breasts or pork chops or ribs. This is a very quick and easy recipe but can make a plain dish seem more exotic.   Ingredients 3/4 (16 ounce) jar plum jam 2 tablespoons rice or cider vinegar {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Brandy Sauce

Sauces and Dips
October 14, 2011 Brandy Sauce traditionally served with Christmas Pudding.  You can make this sauce a few days in advance, keep it in the fridge and then just reheat it on Christmas Day. Ingredients 2oz/55g butter 2oz/55g plain flour 1 pint/570ml milk 2oz/55g fine/caster sugar 5 tbsp Brandy or Sherry Method Melt the butter in a saucepan over {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese

October 12, 2011 Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese are quick and easy to make and can be served as a snack or starter you can use the cream cheese of your choice and top with the cheese you prefer although this recipe called for Parmesan cheese. Ingredients 12 whole fresh mushrooms 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Basic White Sauce

Sauces and Dips
October 5, 2011 Basic White Sauce can be used to accompany a dish or you can add to it to make other sauces such as cheese sauce or parsley sauce.  This basic white sauce can be used when making lasagne or other pasta dishes. Ingredients 1 cup milk 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Left-over Ham and Potato Bake

Left-over Ham and Potato Bake a tasty dish using left-over ham and potates.  This is the basic recipe but you can add more left-overs such as peas or broccoli or add some new ingredients like sautéed mushrooms or cherry tomatoes. Ingredients 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Honey Roast Ham with Cloves

Honey Roast Ham with Cloves a great table centre for a buffet or for a special occasion.  The ham can be served hot with a white sauce or tomato sauce or served cold with a salad or in sandwiches. Ingredients 1 ready-to-eat 10 to 12 lb. ham with the bone 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 {Tags: , , , } {More...}