Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail

Ingredients: For the rhubarb syrup:  85g caster sugar 300g chopped rhubarb For the cocktail:  100ml vodka 100ml rhubarb syrup (see above) 1 length rhubarb 30ml advocaat 75ml lemonade   Instructions: To make the rhubarb syrup, put the caster sugar in a saucepan with 75ml water. Heat very gently, so the sugar disappears but the water doesn’t bubble. Tip in the chopped rhubarb, cover with a … Continue reading Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail

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Meatloaf Recipe

Ingredients: 750g/1lb 10oz lean beef mince 175g/6oz pork sausage meat 1 egg, beaten 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon sage leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon mustard 1 heaped tablespoon tomato purée 110g/4oz fresh breadcrumbs ½ tsp paprika salt and freshly ground black pepper   Method: Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix … Continue reading Meatloaf Recipe

Caraway Seed Loaf Cake

Ingredients: 170g golden caster sugar 170g butter, softened 3 large eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract 170g self-raising flour 45g ground almonds 4 tbsp milk 4 tsp caraway seeds 1 tbsp demerara sugar 1 tbsp flaked almonds Method: Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with baking parchment. Beat the caster sugar and butter using an electric whisk or wooden spoon. Whisk … Continue reading Caraway Seed Loaf Cake

Onion Bread

Ingredients: Makes 1 loaf 1 large onion, chopped or thinly sliced 2 tbsp olive oil salt 500g strong flour 1 tsp salt 25 g fresh yeast 1 bunch spring onion leaves, finely chopped 320 ml warm water Rosemary (optional) Method: In a frying pan heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion until soft and caramelised. Season with salt and set aside to cool. In a … Continue reading Onion Bread

Paprika Grilled Oysters

Ingredients: 6 big shell-on oysters  3 cloves garlic, finely chopped paprika and cayenne pepper  2 tablespoons salted butter, melted  lemon wedges, (optional) Method: Shuck the oysters and set aside. Top the oysters with the chopped garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper. Add some melted butter in each oyster. Place under the grill for about 5-8 minutes or until they are cooked. Serve immediately with a squeeze … Continue reading Paprika Grilled Oysters

One Pot Cauliflower Curry

Ingredients: 1 medium cauliflower head — cut into florets  1 tablespoon vegetable or extra virgin olive oil  2 cups white onions — chopped  3 cloves garlic — minced  1 teaspoon cumin powder  ¼ teaspoon ground coriander  4 teaspoons curry powder  Salt and black pepper to taste  2 cups diced tomatoes with the juice from the can  2 cups green peas or chickpeas  1¾ cups coconut … Continue reading One Pot Cauliflower Curry