Fish Recipes

  White Fish with Sweet and Sour Peppers 1 tbsp olive oil 3 mixed peppers, deseeded and finely sliced 1 fennel bulb, finely sliced 2 large garlic cloves, finely sliced 50ml white wine vinegar zest and juice of 1 large orange handful of chopped parsley + extra to serve 400g can chopped tomatoes 4 fillets white fish, 150g each [ […]

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Easter Chocolate Fudge Cake and Spanish Orange and Almond Cake

  Easter Chocolate Fudge Cake 150g unsalted butter, softened 150g light muscovado sugar 40g cocoa powder 150g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bi-carb of soda 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 142ml soured cream 2 tbsp. golden syrup For the ganache; 250ml double cream 250g dark chocolate [Bournville is ideal ] To decorate; 1 chocolate flake, […]

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Cheese Tartlets and Fishcakes

  Leek and Goat's Cheese Tartlets 4 med leeks, trimmed, halved and finely sliced large knob of butter 2 tbsp thyme leaves and 4 nice sprigs 375g block of puff pastry 4 good slices goats cheese [with rind] truffle oil or walnut oil [optional] Wash the leeks and drain. Heat the butter in a wide pan until sizzling, [don’t bun […]

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Vegetable Side Dishes

  Vegetable Side Dishes. Fennel Gratin 4 large fennel bulbs pinch grated nutmeg 1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped 200ml double cream 50 / 75g parmesan cheese, grated Heat oven 180C. Trim the fennel tops, then cut into wedges. Boil in salted water for about 5-6 mins, drain well. Arrange the fennel in an ovenproof dish, season with salt […]

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Chicken, Celery and Mushroom Cobbler

  Chicken, Celery and Mushroom Cobbler 500g chicken breasts, [or use any leftover turkey and ham] cubed 250ml chicken stock 25g butter and 1 tbsp. oil 5 sticks of celery, thinly sliced 3 medium leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced 250g mushrooms sliced 2 lemons, juiced and zested 1 tbsp. flour a few sprigs of thyme, leaves picked 200ml tub crème […]

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Christmas Sand Cookies – Spain

Christmas Sand Cookies – Spain 1cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 med eggs 2 cups plain flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cardamom [see Mr Greedy’s tip] 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp salt Topping- 2 tbsp. golden caster sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. [ use a […]

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Snow Flakes – Bavaria

  Snow |Flakes – Bavaria 250g butter, melted 100g icing sugar A few drops of vanilla essence 100g plain flour 250g cornflour 50g ground almonds Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat [ don’t burn it ]. When cool add the vanilla essence. Sift remaining ingredients into a bowl, add butter and mix well. Leave to cool for […]

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Vanilla Crescents – Germany

  Vanilla Crescents – Germany 100g butter, at room temperature 100g plain flour 25g fine corn meal 65g ground almonds 50g icing sugar 1 large egg yolk 1 vanilla pod 100g white caster sugar Preheat oven to 180C. Cormbine the butter, flour and corn meal until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the almonds, icing sugar and egg and mix until it […]

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Afternoon Pear Cake

Afternoon Pear Cake 3 large eggs 150g granulated sugar 150g plain flour 30g cornflour 1 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 90g butter, melted 4 – 5 ripe medium pears, peeled, cored, cut into chunks icing sugar to dust Preheat oven 180C. Line the base of a 23cm spring form tin with baking parchment. In a […]

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Cream |Cheese Frosting 250g plain flour 3 tsp baking powder 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda pinch of salt 2 tsp ground cinnamon 400g caster sugar 250ml vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 500g tinned pumpkin puree [see Mr Greedys tip] 4 large eggs 125g chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare and line the base of a […]

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