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Chocolate Cream

Chocolate cream This is a sundae glass kind of dessert, easy, quick and very tasty. For 2 generous portions 300 ml double cream 1 rounded teaspoon cocoa 1 level teaspoon of soft brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract A little cocoa for dusting Mix the cocoa and sugar with a little cold cream Put the rest of the cream in a small pan and heat very gently until it is finger hot Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa and sugar mixture Add the chocolate and allow to melt into the warm...

Duration: 00:13:43

Cherry Almond buns

Cherry and almond buns This is one of the easiest bun recipes to make. Makes about 12 buns. Use cup cake sized bun cases. You will need: 150 g real butter, at room temperature. 150 g golden caster sugar 100 g self raising flour 50 g ground almonds 2 good sized eggs 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 60 g cherries, chopped Cream together the butter, sugar and almond extract Sieve in a little of the almond and flour mix and add the eggs, and whisk together. Then add the rest of the flour and...

Duration: 00:19:31


Pastichio is a kind of Greek version of a lasagne, though it doesn’t use sheets, but tubes, mac or spirals. You will need: This is a non white sauce version - so you don’t need a Béchamel. And it has some spices. Meat sauce 1 large onion and 2 garlic cloves, chopped and fried in oil, lightly 500 g lean minced beef (can use lamb) Add the beef to the mix, season 2 tablespoons of tomato puree Stir in 400 g can tomatoes and a 500 g can pasta 1/2 tsp cinnamon and cumin 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp dried...

Duration: 00:13:48

Gammon and Leek Layer

Tasty, nutritious, very inexpensive and did I say tasty? This is a dish that is easy to make, you can be adventurous with the ingredients. Bally Ann week - a week (or longer) you haven’t got much money and you do what you can to put make some tasty meals. You will need: 400 g gammon 1 onion 2 leeks 3 - 4 potatoes 200 g cheese A little milk Oil a pan and fry onion and leeks with the gammon. Slice the potatoes like Dauphinoise slices, par boil. Grate the cheese Add a little thyme to the...

Duration: 00:13:39

Curd Cheese with a tomato twist

This is a really simple cheese to make - but there is a twist! The cheese is made with 3.6 litres of full fat milk (though you can use semi if you really must) 6 drops of rennet at 32C Leave for an hour Drain the curds for 4 hours (or more) in a cheesecloth Spoon curds into moulds and leave overnight, or longer, to drain The topping is made of: 8 sundried tomatoes Oil from the tomatoes A dash of lemon juice A pinch of salt A clove of garlic All whizzed together to make a runny paste Turn...

Duration: 00:22:09

Vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes These are gorgeous! Made all over the world, they have become really popular - especially in coffee shops! Cupcakes are called cup cakes because they are made in little cups. This makes about 15 cupcakes You will need: 200 g butter, golden caster sugar and self raising flour Butter should be soft Mix the butter and sugar should be beaten together You need 3 eggs and 3 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Whisk the extract into the butter and sugar Sift a...

Duration: 00:22:12

Green Tomato Chutney

This can also be made with ripe tomatoes. Chop or process the following: 1.5 kg green tomatoes 1 large onion 2 Bramley apples, peeled and cored Other ingredients 350 g soft brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2 to 1 tsp each of allspice and ground cinnamon Enough vinegar to cover the vegetables plus 1 cm over Put all into a large pan and heat on a low light to dissolve the sugar Then bring to the boil and then reduce heat to a slow simmer Cook for about 1 to 1.5 hours It is ready when it is glossy,...

Duration: 00:20:40

Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart Quite why we don’t call this syrup tart I don’t know. To make the shortcrust 200 g plain flour 50 g butter 50 g lard Rub in or use food processor to make crumbly mix 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons of water to make a dough Chill for 30 minutes For the filling 420 g golden syrup Heat lightly in a pan to warm Mix into the syrup Zest and juice of a medium lemon 100 g fresh white breadcrumbs Heat oven to 200C, 400F, Gas 6 Roll out the pastry into a greased tin (18 cm) Pour the syrup...

Duration: 00:16:52

Lord Kelvin's Bake

This originally had no name, but listen and you will find out how it is now called Lord Kelvin's Bake. Needless to say, Diana didn't know who Lord Kelvin actually is! It's a kind of layered ratatouille / Dauphinoise sort of thing, but very tasty! 1 ONion 1 Red pepper 1 Courgette 4 ripe tomatoes 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp dried parsley 1/2 tsp Oregano 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan 100g - 150 g mature cheddar, grated 150 ml double (heavy) cream Slice the potatoes thinly and par boil for 3...

Duration: 00:10:29

Two blokes - Chicken Kiev

Really easy to do, just a few steps. You need 8 chicken breasts For the garlic butter: 100 g butter 4 cloves garlic, chopped Big handful of chopped parsley For the breadcrumbs 225g breadcrumbs 75 g grated parmesan cheese Mix all together You also need 5 eggs, 100 g plain flour, pinch of salt and a big pinch paprika. Make the butter by mixing all together Slit into the chicken breast and stuff with a teaspoonful of the garlic butter Dudt with the flour, then into the egg, then into the...

Duration: 00:15:15

Fish and Chorizo Casserole

This is a wonderful dish, an absolute must for mixing sausage and fish - the flavours compliment each other so well. 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, finely chopped 180g chorizi, finely chopped 500 ml can passata 1/3 teaspoon oregano 400 g can butter beans 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 4 to 8 pieces of white fish of your choice (about 400g in total) Heat the oil and cook the onion and chorizo in a large based pan for 3 minutes Stir in the passata and oregano and simmer for 5 minutes Stir in the...

Duration: 00:15:22

Diana's Chilli

Chilli is one of the staples we all fall back on sometime, but when we were young, our mothers never made it! 1 large onion 3 garlic cloves 1 red pepper Chop all very finely and fry them together. 500 g pork or beef mince, or combine. Add to the pan and fry for a couple of minutes Add 1 hot red chilli, or 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 1level tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp oregano Mix these together and then add to the cooking meat Add 500 ml passata, 2 tsp soft brown sugar, 400 g red kidney beans2...

Duration: 00:14:59

Beef black bean stir fry

This is an easy option, plenty for two, and very inexpensive, just as good as your take away. 200 g beef, shredder 5 spring onions 3 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 green pepper hand full of bean sprouts 1 cm ginger finely chopped Half a sheet of noodles A splash of soy A few mushrooms (not compulsory) About 150 ml Black Bean sauce. Oil for cooking In the wok add the ginger and garlic, then the onions and stir a lot. Add the peppers, stirring Add the meat, stirring. Cook for about 3 minutes...

Duration: 00:20:28


This is a delicious sauce / paste from the Western Med. 175g chickpeas, soaked in water overnight 2 garlic cloves, chopped 5 tablespoons tahini 40 - 50 ml lemon juice 40 - 60 ml olive il Salt to taste Drain the chickpeas and put them in a saucepan, simmer for 2 - 2 1/2 hours Drain well and puree with the garlic Add the lemon juice, tahini and olive oil, mix well Season to taste.

Duration: 00:15:55

Peppermint slice

This is a minty chocolate lover's heaven - really tasty, and the mint makes it feel healthy somehow - well it is actually! Shortbread base 300g Plain flour 30g cocoa 20g cornflour 220g butter 170g soft brown sugar Sift the flour, cocoa and cornflour into a bowl rub in the butter and stir in the sugar Grease and line a 23cm x 18cm shallow baking tin Preheat oven to 170C, 325F, Gas3 Bake for 20 - 25 mins Allow to cool completely in the tin Peppermint cream 1 medium egg white 3 - 4 drops...

Duration: 00:17:25

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding has been a long standing favourite - completely wonderful, and you can twist the recipes to make your own special treat! Butter for spreading 8 slices bread 80 g sultanas or raisins or a mixture 3 beaten eggs 300 ml milk zest of a lemon 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 50 g golden caster sugar Grated nutmeg for the top Butter the bread Butter an oven proof dish Lay the bread, cut into triangles in layers, butter side up Sprinkle the fruit over the top Beat the eggs into...

Duration: 00:17:23


Flapjacks are not flapjacks all around the world! In America a flapjack is a kind of pancake. In Australia they call them muesli bars, but a rose by any other name ..... Ingredients 200 g butter 200 g sugar 3 tablespoons of syrup 400 g porridge oats Preheat the oven to 170 C, 325 F, Gas 3 Butter an 18 by 27 cm pan and line with baking parchment In a large pan melt the butter, sugar and syrup together Stir in the oats and mix well, making sure everything is coated Bake for 20 to 25 minutes...

Duration: 00:19:28

onion bhaji

Marvellous! What can I say? These are my favourite little extra with a curry, a BBQ or anything. 140 g Gram Flour or half and half with plain flour 4 Tablespoons od yoghurt mixed with 5 tablespoons of water 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin, chilli powder, turmeric, salt and garamasalata 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 2 Tablespoons coriander, chopped 1 large onion chopped oil for frying 1 sift the flour, spices and salt and pepper into a mixing bowl and stir in the yoghurt and...

Duration: 00:25:29

Two Blokes in the Kitchen - baked beans

Ingredients 500 g Haricot beans 450 ml can tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato puree 1/2 cup yellow mustard 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 1/2 cups water or stock 3/4 cup treacle or molasses 1/2 cup brandy 1 large chopped onion 1 green pepper, chopped 6 cloves of garlic or 3 teaspoons of garlic powder 200 g chopped bacon 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 dessert spoon tabasco How to do it Put the haricot beans to soak in water overnight Collect all your ingredients Set the haricot beans to boil in...

Duration: 00:19:05

Rice Salads and Rice Pudding - Long Grain Staple Rice

Rice Continuing with our themes of staples, long grain rice is one of the most wonderful ingredients, a must for every store cupboard. Pepper, bean and rice salad For 2 150 g long grain rice 400 g can red kidney beans 2 ripe tomatoes 1 clove of garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons parsley chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Chop all the vegetables finely Combine the honey, lemon, oil and garlic, parsley and...

Duration: 00:20:46

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