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Ratatouille style pasta bake

Ratatouille Style Pasta Bake You don’t have to simply use pasta, the base can be used for many meals. This recipe is so versatile. You will need 2 large courgettes 1 aubergeine 1 large red onion 1 red and 1 green capsicum 8 large mushrooms, chopped into quarters (about 1 cm or a bit more) 1 400 g can chopped tomatoes 250 ml passata 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley 3 cloves of garlic, grated Salt and pepper Lots of cheese of your choice Oil for cooking Roast...


Pork and Mushroom Pie with Chinese flavours

This is an unusual one because you don't always associate pies with Chinese food. It is a bit of a taste sensation! You will need 1 large red onion 3 spring onions 1 clove of garlic Chop all the above and fry lightly in 3 tablespoons of oil with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to this add... 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder 3 tablespoons of soy sauce 3 tablespoons hoisin (Or you can use oyster sauce instead) To this add ... 100 g chestnut mushrooms chopped finely and cook for a few minutes 500...


Pork steak in apple and sage sauce

Image to follow Pork and apple go together so well, this dish is simply perfect! Serves 2 - 4 depending on how greedy you are. You need 4 pork loin steaks 1 medium onion, chopped 2 large dessert apples, cored and sliced About 1 dessert spoon chopped sage 150 ml cider (or water or stock) Salt and pepper to season Oil for cooking To garnish, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 100 ml double cream Use a large, deep frying pan Fry pork in a little oil until coloured on both sides Remove from the pan and...


Nandos style Halloumi Piri Piri Chips

This is not an attempt to run Nando's down in any way, just an attempt to make my own! Actually, a big thanks to them for being so inventive! If you want to see our seminar on making Halloumi please go to If you would like to buy our booklet on Easy Cheesemaking, then please visit : The recipe for our version of the Piri Piri seasoning - though we used cayenne instead so perhaps we should call it cayenne...


Goat's Cheese tart




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This is a Croatian skinless sausage - or you might call it a kebab, especially since it comes from the Ottoman Empire. The whole thing is easy to make, anyone can do it. 1 Kg Ground Beef 6 - 8 Garlic Cloves 15 vg Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon Sweet paprika 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne Black pepper to taste They are simply mixed together and rolled into sausage shapes and cooked wither in a pan, a grill or an oven. Recipe notes for the pittas to follow...


Herby Roast Chicken with Vegetables

Herby Roast Chicken can be almost any combination of vegetables and herbs you wish in the dish: This is a typical recipe... Chop and put together in a little oil in a large roasting pan: 3 red onions 3red peppers 1 (of our) courgettes 4 garlic cloves Add herbs of your choice, salt and pepper A splash of white wine (we used water as we didn't have any wine) Put chicken on top and cover with foil Bake for about 90 minutes at 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas 4 checking for liquid level after an hour. Then a...


Cauliflower Steaks with Rosemary Dauphinoise potatoes

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Chocolate Bread

This is not a cake! It's a loaf that looks like a cake. Well, it doesn't actually. 400 g strong bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 50 g cocoa powder 1 7g sachet of fast action yeast 50 g soft brown sugar 300 ml warm milk t tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 100 g dark chocolate


Hot Roast Pork Salad



Pecan Toffee tray Bake



Spiced Chicken Skewers

Spiced Chicken Skewers Spiced Chicken Skewers are simply a taste of the Middle East, and the longer you marinate them the more the flavour develops. Ingredients 500 g chicken breasts 1 teaspoon each of: Cumin, paprikaa, dried parsley 3 garlic cloves, grated 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons clear honey Pinch of salt and pepper Mix all these ingredients in a large bowl Cut the chicken into 3 cm chunks Place the chicken in...


Spinach Ricotta and Vegetable Pizza

Enough to make 2 pizzas 400 g strong flour 1 level tablespoon salt 1 x 7g sachet fast action yeast 3 tablespoons oil 280 - 300 ml warm water Sieve the salt and flour together and mix well Add the yeast and mix well Make a well in the flour in a bowl and add 280 ml water, mixing all the time (You might need a little more water) Add the oil to the well before mixing Knead the dough for 5 minutes and then set aside Preheat the oven to its highest possible setting Collect your topping...


Strawberry tart

Strawberry tart A delightful summertime treat This recipe is divided into 3 parts: The Pastry Cream 300 ml milk 30 g cornflour 4 egg yolks 25 g golden caster sugar 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Mix 3 tablespoons of the milk with the cornflour to make a paste Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar and stir in the vanilla Put the rest of the milk into a heavy based pan and heat to warm Pour the warmed milk into the egg mixture and stir well Pour back into the pan and whisk in the cornflour...


Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam 2 kg strawberries, washed lightly and hulled 2 kg jam sugar or 2 kg granulated sugar and 2 sachets of pectin Juice of 2 lemons Sterilise enough jars and lids for just under 4 kg jam Place a small plate in the freezer Place the strawberries into a preserving pan and sprinkle the lemon juice over them Add the sugar Stir carefully but throughly Place over a very low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved Raise the temperature and bring to the boil slowly Boil rapidly...


Paprika sausage and pepper casserole

Paprika Sausage and Pepper Casserole So easy to prepare and wonderfully tasty 2 medium inions 2 red peppers 3 tablespoons of oil 3 cloves garlic §6 pork sausages 2 tablespoons honey 1 rounded dessert spoon paprika 1 500 ml carton of pasta 1 400 g can chopped tomatoes Salt and Pepper 100 g grated cheddar (Mature) Chop onions, peppers and garlic and fry in oil When translucent transfer to a lidded casserole dish Cut the sausages into bite sized pieces and fry to colour Sprinkle paprika and...