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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Four Spice Lamb Curry

Four Spice Lamb Curry 2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 tsp each chilli flakes and ground ginger 2 tsp each ground corriander and cumin 500g lean lamb neck fillet, cubed 1 large red pepper, seeded and cubed 1 large green pepper, seeded and cubed 1 lamb stock cube 3 med tomatoes, cut into wedges 410g chick […]

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Pork Tenderloin in Orange Sauce

Pork Tenderloin in Orange Sauce 3 tbsp garlic oil 2 pork tenderloins about 375g each sea salt fresh ground black pepper 1 med onion, very thinly sliced 6 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1/2 tsp dried thyme 150ml + 5tbsp fresh orange juice 150ml + 5tbsp chicken stock [oxo cube is fine] good pinch of saffron […]

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A Mr Greedy Tip

    Removing the outer skin of fresh root ginger. Don't use a peeler or hack it with a knife, use a spoon. Scrape the ginger with the tip of the spoon. No need to cut of any lumps or bumps, no waste.      

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Cod Loins with Fennel, Olives, Capers and Lemon Potatoes

  Cod Loins with Fennel, Olives, Capers and Lemon Potatoes 4 good sized cod loins, skinned and boned 2 medium sized fennel bulbs 3 medium shallots the juice and zest of one large lemon 2 tbsp capers, drained and chopped 2 tbsp black pitted olives, thinly sliced 1 large clove of garlic chopped 1 tbsp fennel seeds 12 cherry tomatoes, […]

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Coconut Tart

Coconut Tart 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 4 cardamon pods, shelled and seeds crushed 175g desiccated coconut 225g caster sugar 25g butter, melted 500g block all butter shortcrust pastry plain flour for dusting 1 large egg beaten Heat oven to 180c fan. Tip the spices, coconut and sugar into a pan with 150ml of water. Cook over a low heat for […]

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A MR GREEDY TIP:

    A MR GREEDY TIP: Cooking flan – Line the flan tin with the pastry but leave excess over the top of the tin. Trim the pastry to the top of the tin after blind baking with a good sharp knife. Pastry shrinks when it's cooked. this will leave a good flush top.    

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Glazed Plum Cake Courgette, Basil and Ricotta Tart

  Glazed Plum Cake Courgette, Basil and Ricotta Tart 375g ready rolled puff pastry 1 x 250g tub ricotta 3tbsp grated Grana Padano cheese ! large egg beaten handful of fresh basil 3 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced 75g thin parma ham, sliced into strips 1 large clove of garlic, crushed 3 med courgettes cut into thin slices 2tbsp […]

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Glazed Plum Cake

Glazed Plum Cake   200g softened butter 8 red or purple plums 140g golden caster sugar, + 1 extra tbsp grated zest of 1 large lemon 6 tbsp full cream milk 85g blanched almonds, chopped, not too small 6 heaped tbsp redcurrant or plum jelly 3 eggs, lightly beaten 175g self-raising flour 2 tbsp cassis or port Heat oven 160c […]

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