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Potatoes Dauphinoise

April 28, 2015

The name Dauphinoise comes from the Dauphiné region in south-east France, where the Potatoes Dauphinoise recipe is said to originate. The dish is distinguished from gratin savoyard by the use of cream, and from ordinary gratin potatoes by the use of raw and not boiled potatoes. The traditional recipe is only with cream, not cheese but I like to sprinkle a bit of Gruyère cheese on top in the last stages of cooking. There are many variations and recipes for Potatoes Dauphinoise, I find this method the most simple and it always turns out well. Potatoes Dauphinoise 4-5 large potatoes (Use good…

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Homemade Yogurt Cheese

November 25, 2014

Ever tried to make your own soft cheese? No me either! Feeling inspired while reading about cheese making in one of my many Pioneer books I thought I would give it a try. Strained yogurt, yogurt cheese, labneh, or Greek yogurt is yogurt which has been strained to remove its whey, resulting in a relatively thick consistency, while preserving yogurt’s distinctive, sour taste. Yoghurt strained through muslin is a traditional food in many countries and it is regularly enjoyed throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. Eaten plain as a dip, and used in cooking because it does not curdle at higher temperatures.…

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Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Stew

October 24, 2014

Winter traditionally heralds a rise in slow cooker sales, on a cold and dark winter’s evening there is surely nothing better than coming home from a hard day’s work to find a bubbling stew or creamy casserole sitting ready to eat on the kitchen table. Slow cookers are cheap to buy, economical to use and they’re great for making the most of budget ingredients. They offer a healthier, low-fat method of cooking and require the minimum amount of effort.  Low-energy – slow cookers only use the same amount of electricity as a light bulb and are perfect for transforming cheaper…

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Easy Banana Bread

August 10, 2014

With the popular tv series  The Great British Bake Off back on our screens this week, Britain will be going baking mad!! Here is an easy Banana Bread recipe which makes good use of those over-ripe banana’s. Easy Banana Bread Ingredients:- Makes: 1 loaf 200g Plain flour 100g Caster sugar 100g Brown sugar 50g butter, softened (10 secs in the microwave will soften it quickly) 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 2 very ripe bananas Method:- Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease/line your loaf tin. Mash…

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Homemade Hummus

May 11, 2014

Hummus the popular Middle Eastern dip/spread is really easy to make at home and super healthy! Full of protein the homemade version tastes better than the mass-produced hummus you find in the shops. Homemade Hummus Ingredients 1 can Chickpeas 1/3 cup Tahini Paste 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice 1 clove of Garlic Pinch of Salt Method Drain and rinse the chickpeas in cold water Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blitz until smooth Pour into a serving dish Drizzle with Olive Oil/Paprika/Lemon Juice Serve with warm Pitta Bread  

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Winkles

April 27, 2014

Evening all, hope you have had a great weekend! This post will probably be a little like my Octopus recipe not to everyone’s taste that’s for sure but hey lets give it a bash you never know you might get to try them one day and at least you will know how to cook them!! While I was in the Outer Hebrides last week, I spent a glorious afternoon at the seashore searching for fresh winkles. They are found down by the seashore among the rocks and rock pools. Winkles or Peri-winkles as they are sometimes called are small edible…

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