Sweet and Sour Sauce
Ingredients: 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp demerara sugar 2 tbsps malt vinegar 2 tbsps tomato ketchup 2 tbsps sherry (medium or cream is best) 2 tbsps dark soy sauce 1 onion 2 tbsps vegetable oil 1 bell pepper (green gives the best colour contrast but yellow/orange/red is sweeter) 1 tin pineapple chunks in own juice (or rings, but break the ring up into smaller chunks first) Method: ...
Ingredients: 400-500g (1lb) beef mince 400g peeled plum tomatoes 4-5 closed cup mushrooms 1 x beef stock cube (pref. Oxo) 1 tsp oregano 1 small onion Spaghetti and grated cheese to serve Method: Slice or dice mushrooms Finely dice onion Blend tomatoes Brown mince if not using lean meat and drain off fat (skip step if using lean mince) Add all ingredients except spaghetti and cheese to...
Tuna and Courgette Bake
Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 1 medium onion 3 tbsps olive oil 2 large or 3 medium courgettes 1 tsp marjoram 300-400g tin tuna 300-400g tin peeled plum tomatoes 3 tbsps plain yoghurt 100g grated white cheddar 50-100g breadcrumbs Pasta and/or garlic bread to serve Method: Finely dice the onion, crush the garlic cloves, and place in a large, lidded, microwavable dish with the olive oil....
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Tried and tested and loved from here - http://joythebaker.com/2011/03/cinnamon-sugar-pull-apart-bread/ - just reposting the recipe in the event that website is ever tragically taken down. Ingredients: 3 cups plain flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 packet active dry yeast 2 ounces butter (add 1/2 tsp salt if using unsalted butter) 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup water 2 large eggs, at room temperature ...
Easy Steak Sauce
Ingredients: 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 4 or 5 closed cup mushrooms, finely diced (chestnut mushrooms are also okay, as are button mushrooms if you up the quantity) 1/4 pint single cream (best to have a full 1/2 pint on hand in case the sauce thickens too much if left simmering) 1 tbsp brandy 1 oz butter 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp salt Method: Melt the butter...
Ingredients: 3 bananas (preferably large, size occasionally matters) 6oz butter 6oz demerara sugar 8oz flour 1 egg 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon As many walnut halves/pieces as you please (I added about fifteen last time I made this, come at me bro) 4oz sultanas (optional) Method: Peel and mash bananas and softened butter together. Once well blended sprinkle on...
Technically these are fairy cakes, but shh. Cake Ingredients: 4 oz butter 4 oz caster sugar 4 oz self-raising flour 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla flavouring Icing Ingredients: 2 tbsps Soft brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla flavouring 1 oz butter 3 tbsps Evaporated milk 4 oz Icing sugar Method: Soften butter, then blend with caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla essence then blend...
Dough: 1/3 cup warm water (not exceeding 40C) 1 tsp granulated sugar 2 tsps or 1 sachet active dry yeast 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3 tbsps cooking oil 1/4 cup boiling hot water 1 large egg, beaten with a fork 2 1/4 cups white flour (may need more if not using bread flour) Filling: 3 tbsps granulated sugar 3 tbsps softened butter 1 cup fine coconut 1 egg yolk Egg...
Ingredients: 8oz plain chocolate 15ml rum or brandy 4oz slightly salted butter 4oz caster sugar 4 eggs, separated 5 fl.oz fresh double cream (optional) Chocolate curls to decorate (optional) Method: Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a bowl over simmering water with the rum (or brandy) and 2 tbsps water. Stir until smooth, and allow to cool slightly. Beat together the butter and sugar...