Mimi’s Plum Torte

Mimi’s Plum Torte

              Ingredients 1 cup sugar ½ cup sweet butter 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder pinch of salt (or none if you use salted butter) 2 eggs 12 plums, sliced in half, or other fruit Method Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and remaining dry ingredients, beat well.  Spoon into a buttered and floured 9-inch spring-form cake pan.  Arrange plums close together...

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Fragrant Chicken Casserole

Ingredients   4 chicken fillets or 6 boned & skinned chicken thighs, diced 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Knob Butter 2 Small or 1 Large Red Onion 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped 1 Inch Fresh Root Ginger, chopped 1 Tsp Ground Cumin 1 Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and chopped into 1” cubes 1 Pack Cherry Tomatoes 500 ml Chicken Stock Pinch Saffron Threads Handful Flat Leaf Parsley (garnish) 1 Bag Fresh...

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October 2016 – Thai Sweet potato & Coconut Soup

October 2016 – Thai Sweet potato & Coconut Soup

              Ingredients Cooking oil 2 tablespoons 3 large onions, diced 6 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into big chunks Turmeric, 1 tablespoon Garam Masala, 1 tablespoon Chili flakes, 1 teaspoon Coconut milk, 1 x 400 ml can Vegetable stock, approximately 2 litres Fresh Coriander, chopped Salt & Pepper to taste Method Gently fry the onions and...

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May 2016 – Basic Scone Recipe

May 2016 – Basic Scone Recipe

              Ingredients 450g self raising flour 100g butter 50g sugar 225ml butter milk 8 tablespoons milk Method Preheat the oven to 220C/gas 7/fan 200C Rub flour butter and sugar together Add milk to bring to a soft dough Pat the dough gently with your hands to a thickness of 2.5 cm Use a pastry cutter to cut out the scones Bake for 10/12...

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March 2016 – German Biscuits

March 2016 – German Biscuits

          Ingredients 300 g plain flour 200 g butter 100 g sugar 1 med egg Oven 180 C or Gas Mark 4 Method Rub the flour, butter and sugar together, add the egg and bring together until it forms a soft dough. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to rest the pastry. Cut into 2.5 inch disks and place on a baking sheet. Prick the biscuits with a fork and bake in the oven for...

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August – Garden Glut Soup

Ingredients 1 medium onion 2 sticks of celery 1 medium leek 2 cloves of garlic olive oil 3 medium potatoes 2 courgettes sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 organic vegetable stock cube, or 1.4 litres hot fresh vegetable stock 100 g podded fresh peas, or broad beans 200 g baby spinach a few sprigs of fresh mint   Method This is a great way of using up the...

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