Leftover Turkey Jambalaya

Leftover Turkey Jambalaya 4 tsp garlic olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 red and green pepper, de-seeded and chopped 4 sticks of celery, chopped 4 large cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped 4 spicy sausages or chorizo, cut into chunks 450g leftover Christmas meats [turkey, ham, pork] cut into chunks 2 large red chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped 500 long grain rice […]

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Italian Christmas Cookies

Italian Christmas Cookies 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1 carton [ 15 ounces ] ricotta cheese 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 4 cups of plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder Frosting 1/4 cup butter, softened 3 to 4 cups icing sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 to 4 tbsp. milk coloured sugar […]

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Christmas Cookies

  Christmas Cookies Italian Lemon Cookies 1cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 3 eggs separated 2 tsp grated lemon peel 2½ cups of plain flour coloured sugar [optional golden caster sugar] In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks and lemon peel. Gradually beat in the flour. Refrigerate, cov-ered, for […]

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Spiced Swede Fritters [vegetarian]

Spiced Swede Fritters [vegetarian] 1 swede, about 650 – 700g, peeled and diced into small chunks 75g plain flour 100ml crème fraiche 1 egg beaten 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 med red onion, finely chopped 1 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds small handful fresh coriander, […]

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Caramelised Onion Tart [vegetarian]

Caramelised Onion Tart [vegetarian] 375g ready rolled shortcrust pastry 500g onions, finely slice 3 tbsp. olive oil few sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves only 3 eggs 300ml milk 100g ready grated emmental cheese Heat oven to 190C/fan. Pre-warm a baking tray. Prepare a 23cm fluted flan tin. Roll out the pastry and line the tin. Chill for 10 mins. Blind […]

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Maple Plum Crumble

Maple Plum Crumble 8 ripe plums, halved, stones removed 4 tbsp maple syrup 50g butter, cut into pieces 50g plain flour 50g rolled oats 25g golden caster sugar ½tsp ground cinnamon 25g flaked almonds Heat the oven to 180C fan. Place the plum halves, skin side down, in a large heat proof dish. Drizzle over half of the maple syrup […]

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Summer Berry Pavlova

Summer Berry Pavlova 5 large egg whites 400ml double cream 600g mixed summer berries [raspberries, blueberries, red/black currants] 250 caster sugar 2 tbsp orange liqueur [optional] Icing sugar to dust Heat the oven to 120C. Mark out 2 circles 23cm diameter on baking parchment. Line 2 baking trays. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt in a CLEAN […]

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Courgette and Tomato Tart

Courgette and Tomato Tart 375 ready rolled puff pastry 200g cherry tomatoes, cut in half 250g good mature cheddar cheese 3 – 4 medium/large sized courgettes, cut into rounds Olive oil 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs Fresh black pepper and sea salt I egg beaten Heat oven to 195C. Lightly oil a 25cm x 38cm bak-ing tray. Roll out pastry […]

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