Marzipan Eccles Tarts

Ingredients: 300g leftover dried fruit , like raisins, sultanas, currants 2 eating apples or pears, cored and grated 50g demerara sugar , plus a little extra to decorate 100g leftover marzipan , grated ½ tsp ground cloves 1 tsp ground cinnamon 500g block puff pastry little flour , for rolling 1 egg , beaten   Instructions: STEP 1 Mix the dried fruit, grated apple or … Continue reading Marzipan Eccles Tarts

Steak & Ale Pie

Ingredients:   For the pastry:  3 cups (384 grams) all-purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon salt  1 cup (8 ounces/226 grams) unsalted butter, cubed and kept cold until ready to use  1/2 cup (118 ml) cold water  1 large egg beaten to brush on pastry  For the filling:  1 tablespoon vegetable oil  1 tablespoon unsalted butter  2 pounds (907 grams) beef chuck, cut into bite size cubes  1 … Continue reading Steak & Ale Pie

Banana Loaf

Ingredients: 140g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin 140g caster sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 140g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 very ripe bananas, mashed 50g icing sugar handful dried banana chips, for decoration Instructions: Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment. Cream 140g softened butter and 140g caster … Continue reading Banana Loaf

Gatte Curry & Dumplings

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: For the dumplings 1 cup besan / gram flour ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed ¼ tsp carom seeds/bishop’s weed ¼ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp red chilli powder A pinch of  asafoetida ¼ tsp salt 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter 2 tbsp curd / yogurt Water For the gravy  2 tbsp oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves 1 bay leaf ½ tsp fennel seeds A pinch of asafoetida 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger garlic paste ¼ tsp turmeric 1 tsp   red chilli powder ½ tsp coriander powder ¼ tsp cumin powder … Continue reading Gatte Curry & Dumplings

Ultimate Sausage Rolls

Ingredients:  1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 6 Tesco Finest British pork sausages, skins removed 1 tbsp English mustard 4 rashers streaky bacon, finely chopped 1 x 320g sheet ready rolled puff pastry 1 egg, beaten 1 tbsp sesame seeds ketchup, to serve (optional) crushed chillies, to serve (optional) Instructions:  Heat the oil in a frying pan set over a medium heat … Continue reading Ultimate Sausage Rolls