Sunday, September 13, 2009

Big Pancakes Mixture

1 cup S.R Flour
1 cup Yoghurt
1 cup Milk
2 large Eggs
0.25 t Bicarbonare Soda

Mix it all together. Cook in medium sized frying pan and move mixture to cover whole pan. Great with fillings.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Best Mac Cheese

  1. boil pasta
  2. In rapeseed oil, fry medium diced red onion
  3. Season with S'nP'
  4. Add 1 clove garlic; crushed
  5. Add 1T butter,when caramalised
  6. Add 1T plain flour and cook the roux
  7. Add combination of semi-skimmed and soya milk
  8. Add 1 bayleaf and peppercorns crushed
  9. Add 1 t English mustard
  10. Stir continuosly and bring to the boil
  11. Stir on gentle heat until it starts to thicken
  12. Take off the heat and add 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
  13. Place drained pasta in baking dish; optional(can add tuna and or sweetcorn)
  14. Pour over cheese sauce, top with (breadcrumbs and) cheese and bake for 20 minutes at 180dgrees C.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Aloo Gobi-Curried Cauliflower and potatoes

This is a traditional north Indian dish. It turns a simple cauliflower into something special. Of course eating more cruciferous vegetables are beneficial to our health. Best eaten with rotis or parathas, but still delicious as a sandwich filling!

I used a deep saute pan.
In 2 T of hot rapeseed oil, add 1 t crushed coriander seeds and 1 t of cumin.
On popping add 1 medium diced onion.
Add 3 cloves of garlic.
1.5 T finely chopped fresh ginger.
Add 2-3 slashed green chillies, 1 t salt, 1 t turmeric and 3/4 t garam masala.
When browning, add 2T chopped tinned tomatoes. Cook for 2-4 minutes.
Add florets from head of a small cauliflower. Chop the central core in as well if fresh.
Stir to incorporate spices into cauliflower.
Add 3-4 potatoes cubed(1.5cm).
Add 1 diced fresh tomato.
Cover and cook on lowest heat ; checking to see if veg are done(to softness); after 7-8 minute intervals.
Add chopped green coriander and serve with plain natural yogurt.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pav baji

instead of onion, make turka with diced green pepper in jeera!

3 Berry Black Forest Gateau

If you can make choc cake its just a case of whipping cream and assembly for dramatic results!
 grating coolate and preping berries.

Make standard choc cake in to sandwich tins(cadburys milk powder recipe)
 to assembly:

  1. Place holes in bottom cake and pour Kirsch into them(I used kirsch from jar of cherries in Kirsch).
  2. Whip 2 cartons of yeo valley double cream, with 3 T of sieved icing sugar and 1t of vanilla extract.
  3. Spread half of the cream onto the cake.
  4. Grate G&B dark cooks choc onto cream on cake.
  5. Place  raspberries on edge and cherries from kirsch jar into centre(this is to hide them from dd who wont eat cherries!)
  6. Place top layer cake on.
  7. Decorate as before with an extra layer of grated choc b4 spreading on cream.
  8. Decorate top with raspberries and strawberry slices.
  9. Dust with vanilla sugar powder.

Lamb burgers

I served these burgers in seeded buns with finely shredded pointed cabbadge, tomatoe slices, cucumber slices, red onion slices and ketchup. If children find them hot; minted greek yogurt can be used as a relish-this takes the heat out of the chilie.

Deeeeeeeee-licious in the words/word of my 3 yr old and my 7 year old went very quite while guzzling it down with satisfied slurpy sounds!

  • 1 packet organic lamb mince-500g
  • 1 T ginger-garlic paste(minced garlic and ginger stored in rapeseed oil)
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 0.25 -0.5 t red chillie powder
  • 1 finely diced red onion
  • 2 T chopped green coriander
  • 1 T dry roasted chickpea flour
The following were also dry roasted in a pan, allowed to cool and ground in a pestle and mortar
  • 1 t sesame seeds-till
  • 1 t coriander seed-dhaniya
  • 1t cumin seeds-jeera
All the ingredients were first mixed with a spoon and then kneaded by hand to really combine all the flavours into the meat. It was quite a sticky mixture. Small hamburger patties were shaped and coated in rapeseed oil to prevent sticking. They were ready to go straight onto the barbecue or grill pan. Patties can be left to stand for 20mins minimum or refrigerated or use later in the day.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Boil freshly grated ginger and cinnamon with
black tea
add milk and sugar to taste

Warming and soothing

Kithcherie-vegetarian chicken Soup

We have been suffering with the boomerang flu and when I finally managed to clamber into the Kitchen-my best ever kitcherie was borne. Its quick and nutritious and does claim to have the life rejuvenating properties of chicken soup.

In a heavy based saucepan add
  • a knob of butter(good for sore throat)
  • a teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • inch of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 t salt and pepper
  • 0.5 t of turmeric(antibacterial)
  • 0.5 cup each of masoor(washed orange/red lentils) and basmati rice
  • fill saucepan 3/4 full with filtered water
Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Organic Sausage Rolls

  • 1 pkt Organic Pork mince
  • 1/2 apple finely diced
  • 1 stick of celery finely diced
  • 1 T pickled red jalepenos finely diced
  • 1 t mustard powder
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1 t garam masala
  • 1/2 t each salt and pepper
  • 1 T chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 T finely diced shallots- I cheat here and use frozen diced shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • beaten egg for sealing pastry and brushing on top.
  • 2 pks of organic puff pastry or 1 pack will give you spare mince for just sausages.
  • sesame seeds or poppy seeds to sprinkle on top if you like.

Baileys Cookies

Great with coffee!
Don't turn your back or they will all disappear very quickly!!
Best to make the coffee whilst in oven ;)

Method and Ingredients:

4oz softened unsalted butter beaten with
2oz soft light brown muscovado sugar
Beat in 1 beaten egg.
Add 1 T Baileys Irish Cream and
1 t Vanilla extract
Gently fold in 5 oz plain flour and 1/2 t baking powder.
Add about 2-4oz of a mix of white, milk and or dark chocolate chips.
Place 1 t of mixture onto baking sheet lined with paper.
Cook on 180degrees C for 10 minutes.
Cool and enjoy!

These cookies can be made by omitting the Baileys for teetotalers.