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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JUNE – Lemon Meringue Pie

JUNE – Lemon Meringue Pie

            Lemon Meringue Pie     INGREDIENTS   PASTRY 175g plain flour 100g cold butter , cut in small pieces 1 tbsp icing sugar 1 egg yolk FILLING 2 level tbsp cornflour 100g golden caster sugar finely grated zest 2 large lemon 125ml fresh lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons) juice 1 small orange 85g butter , cut into pieces 3 egg yolks and a 1 whole...

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MAY – Lamb Tikka Masala

MAY – Lamb Tikka Masala

Lamb Tikka Masala Ingredients 2 tsp powdered ginger 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp chilli powder (optional) 2 tbsp fresh coriander juice of 2 limes 2 tbsp vegetable oil salt and black pepper 900g/2lb lamb, diced 1 onion, finely chopped 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped 2 tbsp turmeric 300ml/½ pint double cream ½ lemon, juice only fresh coriander, to garnish   Method 1. In a...

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APRIL – Meringue Roulade with Passion Fruit and Mango

APRIL – Meringue Roulade with Passion Fruit and Mango

  Meringue Roulade with Passion Fruit and Mango Serves 10 Ingredients 4 egg whites 225g (8oz) castor sugar Mango and passion fruit Sauce 1 large ripe mango 4 passion fruit 1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1-2 tablespoons castor sugar Filling 1 large ripe mango peeled and thinly sliced 2 passion fruit 300ml (½ pint) whipped cream Swiss roll tin 12 x 8 inch (30.5 x 20.5cm) Method...

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FEBRUARY – Mushroom Risotto With Honey Spiced Duck

FEBRUARY – Mushroom Risotto With Honey Spiced Duck

Risotto 3 Shallots, chopped finely 1 garlic clove finely diced 350g/12 oz Arborio rice 175ml / 6fl oz white wine 600ml hot vegetable stock 150g/5oz mushrooms chopped 30g/ 1 oz freshly grated parmesan Salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 oz butter   Duck 1 duck breast trimmed Salt & freshly ground black pepper 65g/2 oz fresh cherries (stones removed) 2 tbsp honey Splash of red wine ½...

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