Apple and Cardamon Cake

Apple and Cardamon Cake 125g butter, softened + extra for greasing 20 cardamom pods, [or1½ tsp ground cinnamon] 150g caster sugar 2 large eggs 130g plain flour, sifted 30g ground almonds 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp fine sea salt zest of 1 lemon, and 1 tbsp. of the juice 3 eating apples, peeled [use a softer apple] 1 tbsp. […]

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Chicken and Chorizo Jumbalaya

Chicken and Chorizo Jumbalaya 1 tbsp. garlic olive oil 2 large skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sizes pieces 1 onion, diced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 100g chorizo, cut into chunks 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning 250g long grain rice 400g can chopped tomatoes 350ml chicken stock, [use an oxo] Heat the oil […]

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Mediterranean Fish Casserole

Mediterranean Fish Casserole 2 tbsp. garlic olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 red onions, sliced 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into strips 100ml dry white wine 2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp. sun dried tomato paste Salt and fresh black pepper 650-700g skinless firm white fish, cod, haddock, cut into […]

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Chicken Nacho Grills

Chicken Nacho Grills 40g bag tortilla chips 4 medium skinless chicken breasts 200g tub fresh spicy tomato salsa 142ml pot soured cream Good handful grated mature cheddar cheese. Heat oven to180C. Crush the tortilla chips. Put the chicken breasts on a non stick baking tray, season, then slash each 3 times with a sharp knife. Spoon 1 tbsp. of salsa […]

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XMAS and NEW YEAR Leftovers 2

Cheeseboard Macaroni Cheese 350g pasta shapes [use a mixture of shapes] 2 tbsp. butter 2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp mustard powder 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 3 tbsp. plain flour 500ml whole milk 250g mix of cheeses [ Cheshire, cheddar and camembert] extra hard cheese for the topping Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, drain […]

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XMAS and NEW YEAR Leftovers 1

Turkey Fricassee 50g butter 100g chestnut or button mushrooms 1 tbsp plain flour 100ml white wine 200ml chicken stock [use an oxo cube] 150ml double cream 800g leftover turkey [or a mixture to include, ham, pork and chicken] cut into chunks small bunch of parsley Heat the butter in a deep frying pan or sauté pan until just sizzling [ […]

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Delia’s Way Vs Real Women’s Way

Delia’s Way Vs Real Women’s Way Delia’s way Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. The Real Women’s Way: Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Gods sake, you’re probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway. Delia’s way To keep potatoes […]

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Christmas Cake

Just thought I would share my old family recipe for Christmas Cake. ,This has been handed down in our family for years. Ingredients: * 2 cups flour * 1/2 lb butter * 1 cup of water * 1 tsp bicarb soda * 1 cup of sugar * 1 tsp salt * 1 cup of brown sugar * Lemon juice * […]

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