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Bacon and Tomatoes




Bacon and Tomatoes

Bacon and Tomatoes

 Prep.Time: 1 min
 Cook.Time: 10 mins
 Difficulty: Very easy
 Serves: 2

Tools

 Large Frying Pan
 

Ingredients

 6 Rashers Bacon
 1 Tin of Tomatoes
 Black Pepper


Method

Fry the bacon on medium heat till nice and crispy.
Drain off any excess fat.
Add the tomatoes, some black pepper and a little water.
Stir and leave to simmer for 5-10 mins to infuse tomatoes with bacon flavour.
Serve with crusty bread.


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Beef Burgers




Beef Burgers

Beef Burgers

 Prep.Time: 15 min
 Cook.Time: 6-8 min
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4 Large Burgers

Tools

 Large Frying Pan
 Small Frying Pan
 Large Mixing Bowl
 Small Mixing Bowl
 Sieve

Ingredients

 240g/8oz Minced Beef
 4 Large Crusty Rolls
 1 Small Red Onion
 50g/1½oz Breadcrumbs
 1 Egg
 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
 ½ tsp Mixed Herbs
 Black Pepper
 Large Pinch Paprika
   (Optional)


Method

Finely dice the onions and fry in the small frying pan until soft, using 1 Tbsp of the olive oil.
Seperate mince strands and place in the large mixing bowl.
Add breadcrumbs, herbs, black pepper to taste and paprika (if using).
Mix together well with your hands.
Drain softened onions in the sieve and add to the mixture.
Beat egg in the small mixing bowl.
Add egg slowly to mixture and continue to mix with your hands until all is well combined.
Split into 4 and shape into patties.
Fry in the large frying pan using the remaining olive oil until brown both sides.
Place in the rolls and add garnish of your choice.


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Cheesy Crumpets with Garlic Mushrooms




Cheesy Crumpets with Garlic Mushrooms

Cheesy Crumpets with Garlic Mushrooms

 Prep.Time: 5 min
 Cook.Time: 15-20 min
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 2

Tools

 Large Frying Pan with Lid
 Garlic Crusher

Ingredients

 4 Crumpets
 4 Large Field Mushrooms
 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
 1 Large Clove Garlic
 25g/1oz Cream Cheese
 ¼ tsp Mixed Herbs
 Black Pepper


Method

Peel and crush the garlic.
Gently fry the garlic for 1 minute in the olive oil.
Peel and trim the mushrooms.
Add mushrooms to the frying pan with the mixed herbs and fry with a lid on for 5-10 minutes turning occasionally.
Meanwhile, grill the bottom of the crumpets until nice and crisp.
Turn the crumpets over and lightly grill the top.
Place 1 mushroom on each crumpet, gills upwards.
Spoon a little of the garlic juice into each mushroom.
Spread the cream cheese over each mushroom.
Grind a little pepper over the cheese and return to the grill.
Grill for a further 5 minutes or until the cheese has started to brown a little.
Serve immediately.


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Cornish Pasties




Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties

 Prep.Time: 30 min
 Cook.Time: 45-50 min
 Difficulty: Medium
 Serves: 4

Tools

 Mixing Bowl
 Chopping Board
 Medium Size Plate (approx. 17cm/7”)
 Rolling Pin
 Pastry Brush
 Sharp Knife

Ingredients

 300g/12oz Shortcrust Pastry
   (or ready rolled)
 400g/1lb Minced Beef
 1 Medium Onion
 1 Medium Potato
 1 Large Clove Garlic
 1 Egg
 1 Beef Stock Cube
 1tsp Mixed Herbs
 A Little Water
 Black Pepper


Method

Pre-heat oven to 220°c / 425°f / Gas Mark 7.
Peel and finely chop the onions and place in the mixing bowl.
Peel and finely dice potatoes and add to bowl.
Peel and finely dice garlic and add to bowl.
Add minced beef, herbs and pepper and crumble in stock cube.
Mix together using your hands..
Cut pastry into four equal portions.
Roll out one portion to the approximate size of your plate.
Place the plate upside down on the pastry and cut around the plate.
Pile a quarter of the meat mixture in the centre of the pastry and dampen all around the edge with water.
Lift the sides of the pastry up to the middle and press the edges together to make the Pastie shape.
Crimp the edges with your fingers.
Place on a baking sheet and brush with beaten egg.
Repeat the above steps until you have 4 Pasties.
Place in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes.


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 These are big pasties and can be served with chips or veg as a main.
 You can make these in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later use.



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French Bread Pizza



French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

 Prep.Time: 10 mins
 Cook.Time: 15-20 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4

Tools

 Grill Tray with Wire Rack
 Sharp Knife
 Chopping Board

Ingredients

 1 French Bread Stick
   (a long family size stick)
 1 Red or Cooking Onion
 240g/9oz
   (Grated Cheddar Cheese)
 2 Fresh Tomatoes
 Half Tube Tomato Puree
 Olive Oil
 Black Pepper
 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
 2 tsp Oregano
 Toppings of your choice.


Method

Pre-heat oven to 200°c / 400°f / Gas Mark 6.
Cut the ends of the french stick and cut into 4.
Slice each piece of french stick down the middle so you now have 8 slices.
Squeeze some tomato puree onto each slice of bread and spread to cover the base.
Slice onions thinly and put on slices.
Cover slices with about half the cheese.
Slice tomatoes thinly and put on top (2-3 slices per pizza).
Sprinkle the Italian seasoning and Oregano over the pizzas.
Add any other toppings of your choice.
Put the rest of the cheese on top of the pizzas.
Add some black pepper to each pizza.
Drizzle each pizza with a little olive oil to keep the pizzas moist.
Place on Grill tray and cook in middle of oven for 15-20 minutes.

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We use about 30g/1oz of cheese per pizza so adjust this amount per pizza you are making.


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Homemade Pizza



Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

 Prep.Time: 10-15 min
 +1 Hour Proving
 Cook.Time: 15-20 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Makes 2 X 18cm/9” Pizzas

Tools

 Large Mixing Bowl
 Medium Mixing Bowl
 Rolling Pin 
 2 Baking Sheets
   or Silicon Sheets
 Clingfilm
 Sharp Knife
 Chopping Board

Ingredients

 For the pizza dough
 1 Sachet Dried Yeast
 175g/7oz Plain Flour
 2 Tbsp Oil
 ½tsp Salt
 100ml/4floz Warm Water
 For the Topping
 200g/8oz Cheddar Cheese
 4 Fresh Tomatoes
 1 Large Onion
 2 Cloves Garlic
 4 Tbsps Tomato Puree
 4 Mushrooms
 150g/6oz
   Pepperoni (optional)
 1 Green Chilli (optional)
 ½tsp Oregano
 ½tsp Basil
 Coarse Semolina
 Black Pepper


Method

Place the flour, salt and yeast in a large mixing bowl and mix together.
Add the oil and stir in.
Add the warm water a little at a time until you have a soft dough.
Place dough on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth.
Place in large bowl and cover with oiled clingfilm.
Leave the dough in a warm place for about an hour, or until it has doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 230ºC/450ºF/Gas Mark 8.
Skin and de-seed 2 tomatoes.
Finely chop the flesh and place in a bowl with the tomato puree and herbs.
Peel and crush the garlic and add to the tomatoes with some black pepper.
Mix together well.
Sprinkle a layer of coarse semolina onto the baking sheets (this will make the base lovely and crispy).
Divide the pizza in two and roll out into square or round shapes approximately 18cm / 9”.
Place the rolled out dough over the semolina.
Finely slice the onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and chilli if using.
Arrange the toppings on the pizzas, saving the cheese until last.
Finish with a little more black pepper.
Place one pizza on the top shelf of the oven and one on the lowest shelf.
Cook for 5-6 minutes then swap them over.
Keep checking and if needed, swap again.

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Macaroni Cheese


Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese

 Prep.Time: 5 mins
 Cook.Time: 20-25 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4

Tools

 Large Saucepan
 Medium Saucepan
 1½-2 Ltr Ovenproof Dish
 Balloon Whisk
 Wooden Spoon

Ingredients

 175g/6oz Macaroni
 40g/1½oz Butter or Spread
 25g/1oz Plain Flour
 425ml/15floz Milk
 ½ tsp English Mustard Powder
 175g/6oz Grated Cheese
 Black Pepper


Method

Boil the macaroni in the large saucepan for 10-15 minutes.
Put the butter, flour, milk, mustard powder, and black pepper in the medium saucepan.
Place on a medium to high heat and whisk continuously until the butter has melted.
Now using a wooden spoon, stir until the mixture has thickened.
Remove from heat and stir in the cheese, saving a small amount for the topping.
When cooked, drain the macaroni well then add to the sauce.
Stir well to coat the pasta then pour into the ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and grind a little extra black pepper over the top.
Grill under a high heat until the cheese has browned.
Serve.


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 For a really creamy sauce substitute 140ml/5floz of the milk with double cream.


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Pitta Bread Pizza



Pitta Bread Pizza

Pitta Bread Pizza

 Prep.Time: 10 mins
 Cook.Time: 15-20 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 3

Tools

 Grill Tray with Wire Rack
 Sharp Knife
 Chopping Board

Ingredients

 Packet of Pitta Bread
   (normally 6 pitta breads)
 1 Red or Cooking Onion
 180g/6oz
   (Grated Cheddar Cheese)
 2 Fresh Tomatoes
 Half Tube Tomato Puree
 Olive Oil
 Black Pepper
 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
 2 tsp Oregano
 Toppings of your choice.


Method

Pre-heat oven to 200°c / 400°f / Gas Mark 6.
Squeeze some tomato puree onto each pitta bread and spread to cover the base.
Slice onions thinly and put on bases.
Cover bases with about half the cheese.
Slice tomatoes thinly and put on top (2-3 slices per pizza).
Sprinkle the Italian seasoning and Oregano over the pizzas.
Add any other toppings of your choice.
Put the rest of the cheese on top of the pizzas.
Add some black pepper to each pizza.
Drizzle each pizza with a little olive oil to keep the pizzas moist.
Place on Grill tray and cook in middle of oven for 15-20 minutes.

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Chips


Chips

Chips

 Prep.Time: 5-10 min
 Cook.Time: 10-15 min
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4

Tools

 Deep Saucepan
   or Deep Fat Fryer
 Chopping Board
 Vegetable Peeler
 Sharp Knife
 Sieve
 Large Spoon
 Old Tea Towel
 Kitchen Paper

Ingredients

 1lb/450g White Potatoes
 2 Litres Sunflower Oil
   (for Deep Frying)


Method

Start heating the oil on high heat in the saucepan or fryer.
Peel the potatoes.
Cut potatoes into chips or discs to the thickness you prefer.
The thicker the chips are, the longer they take to cook.
Spread the chips on one half of the tea towel and cover with the other half, pat dry.
Break off a small piece of potato and drop it into the oil.
If it pops to the surface immediately the oil is hot enough, if not wait a few more minutes and check again.
When the oil is ready, drop the chips in a few at a time, taking care not to splash yourself.
After a few minutes, stir the chips gently, this will help to separate them.
Repeat this a few times during cooking.
Once the chips have browned, remove using the sieve and shake to remove excess oil.
Drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately.


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Flapjacks



Flapjacks

Flapjacks

 Prep.Time: 10 mins
 Cook.Time: 30 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 24 Slices

Tools

 Saucepan
 Baking Tin
 Wooden Spoon

Ingredients

 200g/7oz Butter or Spread
 300g/11oz Porridge Oats
 50g/2oz Pumpkin Seeds
 50g/2oz Sunflower Seeds
 5 Tbsp Golden Syrup
 2 Tbsp Sugar


Method

Pre-heat oven to 170°c / Gas Mark 3.
Put butter, sugar, and syrup into saucepan and melt together over a medium heat.
Add oats, and seeds and stir well.
Pour into baking tin lined with baking paper.
Bake in top half of oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and cut into slices while warm.
Leave in tray to cool.
Store in an airtight container.


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Muesli



Muesli

Muesli

 Prep.Time: 2 mins
 Cook.Time: n/a
 Difficulty: Easy
 10-12 Servings

Tools

 Large Mixing Bowl
 Wooden Spoon
 Storage Container

Ingredients

 250g/10oz Oats
 50g/2oz Bran
  (unprocessed is best)
 50g/2oz Wheat germ Flakes
 50g/2oz Sultanas
 50g/2oz Raisins
 50g/2oz Almonds
 50g/2oz Pecans
 50g/2oz Linseed Meal
 50g/2oz Apricots
 50g/2oz Dates
 50g/2oz Pumpkin Seed
 50g/2oz Sunflower Seeds


Method

Mix all the ingredients together.
Serve with milk.
Store in an airtight container for later use.


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Nachos



Nachos

Nachos

 Prep.Time: 5 mins
 Cook.Time: 15 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4

Tools

 Large Glass Roasting Dish

Ingredients

 Large Bag Tortilla Chips
   (a family size bag)
 250g/7oz Hot Tomato Salsa
 100g/3oz Jalapenos
 100g/3oz
   (Grated Cheddar Cheese)
 Black Pepper


Method

Pre-heat oven to 180°c / 350°f / Gas Mark 4.
Place a layer of tortilla chips in the bottom of the roasting dish using half of the chips.
Sprinkle half of the salsa over the top.
Spread the remaining chips on top.
Sprinkle the remaining salsa over this.
Sprinkle cheese over the top of the salsa and arrange jalapenos on top.
Place in the top of the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and started to brown.
Serve with Guacamole and soured cream.

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Onion Rings



Onion Rings

Onion Rings

 Prep.Time: 10 mins
 Cook.Time: 10 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4

Tools

 Large Saucepan or Deep Fat Fryer
 Mixing Bowl
 Balloon Whisk
 Chopping Board
 Sharp Knife
 Kitchen Paper

Ingredients

 1 Large Onion
 75g/3oz Plain Flour
 1 Egg
 150ml/5floz Milk
 Oil for Deep Frying
 ½tsp Mustard Powder
 ¼tsp Ground Cumin
 Black Pepper


Method

Heat oil ready for frying.
Place flour, mustard, cumin and pepper in a bowl and mix together.
Make a well in the centre and crack the egg into it.
Using the balloon whisk, stir until most of the dry ingredients have been incorporated.
Slowly add the milk, whisking all the time until you have a smooth batter.
Peel the onion and cut into thick slices.
Separate the rings and place in the batter.
Using your hands, stir the onion about in the batter to ensure a good coating.
Drop onion rings into the hot oil and turn after 1-2 minutes (you will need to do this in 3-4 batches).
Remove from oil and drain well on kitchen paper.
Serve with dips or Tomato Salsa.

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Pancakes



Pancakes

Pancakes

 Prep.Time: 5 mins
 Cook.Time: 4 mins each
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 10-12 Pancakes

Tools

 Large Frying Pan
 Large Mixing Bowl
 Sieve
 Whisk
 Plastic Spatula
 Soup Ladle

Ingredients

 110g/4oz Plain Flour
 2 Eggs
 300ml/10floz Milk
 1 Lemon
 Caster Sugar
 a Knob of Butter or Spread
   (per pancake)


Method

Sift the flour into the large mixing bowl through a sieve held high above the bowl to aerate the flour.
Make a hole in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it.
Whisk the flour and eggs together.
Gradually add small quantities of the milk to the bowl while continuously whisking the batter mixture.
When all the milk is added whisk until the batter is smooth.
Heat the frying pan and add a knob of butter, tipping the pan to coat the base totally.
Add about half a soup ladle of batter for each pancake.
When the pancake loosens at the sides flip it with the spatula and cook the other side.
Squeeze some lemon over the pancake and sprinkle with caster sugar and serve immediately.

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