Banana Bread

Breads
May 9, 2012 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...}

Indian Egg Toast

Eggs, Indian
April 20, 2012 Indian Egg Toast add a a twist to egg on toast with this spicy Gypsy toast recipe.  Serve it for breakfast or lunch or as a tasty supper dish. Ingredients 2 eggs 2-3 slices of Bread 1/2 onion (finely chopped) 1/2 tomato (finely chopped) 1-2 green chilies (finely chopped) 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves Salt {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Boeuf Bourguignon

French
April 6, 2012 Boeuf Bourguignon another traditional French dish with many different variations.  You will need to get an early start at this recipe needs a while for cooking. The longer you cook the beef the more flavour you will get and the beef will be more tender.  A great one pot casserole. Ingredients 2 large onions, chopped 2 {Tags: , , , } {More...}

French Toast with Apricots and Caramel Sauce

French
March 30, 2012 French Toast with Apricots and Caramel Sauce a sophisticated twist to Gypsy Toast and a great breakfast or lunch dish. Ingredients 50g butter 6 apricots , halved and stoned 200g/8oz caramel sauce * 350g ready-made vanilla custard 8 small, thick slices brioche or white bread, or 4 large slices, cut diagonally *Caramel Sauce Ingredients 150ml {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Greek Lamb with Potatoes and Olives

Greek
Greek Lamb with Potatoes and Olives a hearty one pot meal from a recipe by Sara Buenfeld.  Serve it with crusty bread. Ingredients 800g medium-size potatoes , skin on, thinly sliced 4 large tomatoes , thinly sliced 1 aubergine , thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves , chopped 3 tbsp oregano leaves, plus extra for sprinkling {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Home-made Pork Sausages

Pork
March 11, 2012 Home-made Pork Sausages this basic recipe is easy but you can add your own additions to make a range of tasty sausages and patties * (see below) You can use the mixture in a sausage making machine if you have one. Ingredients 2 pounds minced pork 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage 1 1/2 teaspoons salt {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Borscht authentic Russian Soup

Russian
February 17, 2012 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...}

Corned Beef Hash

Beef
January 6, 2012 Corned Beef Hash a cheap and easy meal that you can prepare in 10 minutes and cook in just 20 minutes.  A very filling meal and great for kids. Ingredients 1 tin of corned beef, cut into cubes 3 large potatoes, diced 4 carrots, diced 1 large onion, diced salt and pepper 2 oxo cubes {Tags: , , } {More...}

Mushroom Paté and Wild Mushroom Paté

Paté and Spreads
December 9, 2011 Paté makes a great starter to any meal and they are very easy to make and will keep for up to a week in the fridge.  Here are two recipes one very basic the other for a more extravagant  wild mushroom paté . Basic Mushroom Paté  Ingredients 1 cube butter 1 pound of mushrooms 1/2 cup of {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Poached Eggs

Eggs
November 4, 2011 Poached eggs a quick way to serve eggs and one of the best low calorie ways to cook them.  Good on toast or on top of  Bubble & Squeak.  There are many ways to cook poached eggs this is just one of them Ingredients Eggs 1 teaspoon vinegar Salt and pepper to serve Method Bring {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}