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Easy Sunday Dessert

  Pots au Chocolat Finely grated rid of 1/2 Orange 3 fresh Eggs seperated 65ml – 2.5fld oz of single cream 125g -4oz plain chocolate, melted over a pan of boiling water (do not let the base of the bowl of chocolate touch the water, let it melt with the hot steam) 1...

Italian Lemon Chicken

  Italian Lemon Chicken Great and easy recipe for you to cook midweek. 4 Chicken Portions salt and pepper 2 tbsp oil 25g – 1 oz butter 25g – 1 oz plain flour 1/2 pint of chicken stock 1 bay leaf 1 small sprig of thyme or a teaspoon of dried 2 egg yolks 1 tbsp...

Our own Jammie Doggers we call them Jam Drops

  These are so easy to make and taste delicious 80g – 23/4 oz unsalted butter softened 90g – 31/4 oz of caster sugar 2 tbsp of milk 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 175g – 6oz plain flour 40g 11/2oz custard powder 105g – 31/2 oz raspberry jam METHOD 1. Preheat...

Fresh Herb and Oat Scones

Are you making Spaghetti Bolognaise this week? These scones are a fantastic compliment to it instead of the normal garlic bread.  Spread with butter they are delicious with a ploughmans lunch or, with a slice of cheese as a lunch.  Easy to cook and a change from bread. 185g...

Curried Onion Tart. Great with a salad and crusty bread.

    SERVES 6 METHOD Pastry 125g – 41/2 oz of plain flour with a pinch of salt 75g – 21/2 oz of cold butter cut into pieces 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin cold water. FILLING 1 tsp of Vegetable Oil 25g – 1oz butter 1tsp garam masala 1 tsp ground...

Pearl Barley and Mushroom Risotto

Pearl Barley and Mushroom Risotto Serves 4   120g Pearl Barley 500ml Chicken Stock or two stock cubes 4 tbsp Olive Oil 1 White Onion chopped 500g Chestnut Mushrooms cut into quarters 125ml white wine 2 Bay Leaves 2 tbsp capers A large bunch of parsley finely chopped plenty of...

Chef ‘s Lemon Drizzle Cake

Try making Chef Lesley’s lemon drizzle cake. All you need is; 225g unsalted butter, softened 225g caster sugar 4 eggs finely grated zest 1 lemon 225g self-raising flour For the drizzle topping juice 1½ lemons 85g caster sugar   Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat...

Chef’s Tomato and Beef Pot Roast serves 8

My wife is Spanish and this is a Beef dish that we often have.I know this is for 8 people but it depends on appitites and you can also freeze half and defrost for another day.  Best of Luck.  Martin.