Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
Jan25

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Who doesn’t fancy a batch of home-made cookies now and again? Try this quick and easy recipe for the weekend that is perfect for including the kids. Makes 24 Ready in 50 minutes, plus cooling time Ingredients: 225g self-raising flour 175g rolled oats 1 tsp baking powder 250g unsalted butter, softened 200g golden caster sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract 150g raisins Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease two large...

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Tandoori Lamb
Jan02

Tandoori Lamb

A pot of yoghurt and a few spices can transform some simple lamb steaks into a spicy specialty to add to your midweek menu. Serves 4 Ready in 30 mins, plus marinating time Ingredients: 4 large lamb steaks 6 tbsp natural yoghurt, plus extra to serve 2cm piece root ginger, peeled and grated 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 tsp each garam masala and ground cumin 1 tsp each ground coriander and chilli powder 1 tbsp lemon juice 4...

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Lemon Pot Puddings
Jan01

Lemon Pot Puddings

These delicious individual puddings are the perfect sweet treat after a hearty Sunday lunch Makes 6 Ready in 40 mins Ingredients: 100g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 175g golden caster sugar Zest and juice of 2 large lemons (you will need about 120ml lemon juice) 4 medium eggs, separated 75g plain flour 130ml milk 2 tbsp flaked almonds Icing sugar, for dusting Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas mark 4. Grease...

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Home-made Spiced Flatbreads
Oct23

Home-made Spiced Flatbreads

Try this simple to make but delicious tasting flatbread recipe – perfect as a home-made accompaniment to a main meal or as part of your own mezze platter Ingredients: 400g strong white bread flour 200g seeded/wholemeal strong bread flour 15g salt 10g dried yeast 1 tbsp olive oil 1tsp sugar 330g water – luke warm Melted butter for brushing Your choice of Fennel, cumin, coriander, nigella or black onion seeds for sprinkling Place the...

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Mincemeat Sponge Puddings
Oct23

Mincemeat Sponge Puddings

With Christmas just around the corner there will be plenty of jars of rich and fruity mincemeat in the shops – perfect for adding to mini sponge puddings. Makes 4 Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes Ingredients: 115g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 6 tbsp good quality mincemeat 115g caster sugar Zest of ½ orange or lemon 2 medium eggs, beaten 125g self-raising flour, sifted 1 tbsp milk Thoroughly grease 4 x 175ml pudding...

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Delicious Doughnuts
Aug21

Delicious Doughnuts

Home-made doughnuts are simple, delicious and easier to make than you may think! Makes 16 Ready in 1 hour (plus proving time) Ingredients: 175ml milk 25g butter 350g strong plain flour, plus extra for dusting and kneading ½ tsp salt 1½ tsp easy-blend dried yeast 75g caster sugar 1 medium egg, beaten Vegetable oil for deep frying Chocolate sauce, warmed, for dipping (optional) Place the milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat...

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