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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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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