Steak & Ale Pie

Method Heat the oil in the pan with the onion and garlic for 1 mintue. Add the steak – I usually cut the steak gradually into the pan. Cook until the meat is seared all over and there is no pink left. By this time there will be some juice…

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Blueberry Muffins

Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/ fan 180C and very lightly butter a 12-hole muffin tin. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then stir in the melted butter, milk and blueberrys. Add to the flour with the remaining ingredients. Combine…

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Mince Beef and Dumplings

Ingredients For the mince 2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, peeled, finely sliced 2 medium carrots, diced 500g/1lb 2oz lean beef mince 1 x 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato purée 350ml/12fl beef stock 150ml/5fl oz red wine…

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Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Preperation Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Ingredients 2 lb / 900g potatoes, peeled and quartered 6 tbsp milk 1 stick / 110g butter, cubed + 1 tbsp for the sauce Salt and ground black pepper 1/2 tbsp lard or dripping 1…

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Fish Chips & Mushy Peas

Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 4. Peel and chop the potatoes into thick chips, then coss with the olive oil and some salt. Arrange on a large non-stick baking tray and roast for 20 mins, turning halfway. Lightly toast the bread, then pulse briefly in a food processor for coarse…

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Roast Beef Dinner

Ready in about 2 1/2 hours (for medium beef) Ingredients 2kg piece boned and rolled sirloin beef Beef dripping, softened, or olive oil 1 tsp plain flour 600ml good beef stock, preferably home-made For the Yorkshire puddings 225g plain flour 1/2 tsp salt 4 medium eggs 300ml milk METHOD How…

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Summer Sways Trifle

Ingredients For the base 500g/1lb 2oz frozen summer fruit (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants work well) 50g/2oz caster sugar, or more to taste 2 tbsp blackcurrant or raspberry liqueur (cassis or Chambord) 500ml/18fl oz cloudy apple juice 5 sheets leaf gelatine 250g/9oz madiera cake For the custard 250g/9oz mascarpone…

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Yorkshire Puddings

Ingredients 125g/4½oz plain flour 2 medium free-range eggs 300ml/10fl oz full-fat milk sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 tbsp goose fat, beef dripping or lard (if you are vegetarian, you can use rapeseed oil, sunflower oil or vegetable oil) Preparation method Sieve the flour into a large bowl.…

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Fudge Loaf

Ingrients & Directions 1 c Butter or margarine 2 c Sugar 5 Eggs 2 Squares unsweetened -chocolate, melted 2 1/2 c Flour 1 ts Baking soda 1 c Buttermilk 1/2 c Chopped pecans Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Add melted chocolate. Sift…

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