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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Beef Stew with Yorkshire Puddings

4.1/2 oz plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 lg eggs
375ml milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions
3 carrots
1 tbsp plain four
350g steak
200ml lager
9oz mushrooms
mixed herbs

Make Yorkshire puddings first.  Sieve flour into large bowl, make well in middle and add egg & half on milk to center.  Mix in from the middle and slowly add the remaining milk.  Whisk for a good 2 minutes and set aside.

Heat oil in pan, add onions & carrots and fry for 3-4 minutes.  Roll beef in 1tbsp seasoned four and add to pan.  When brown, add herbs, beer and 3 tbsp water.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Pre heat oven to 220 degrees C.  Add mushrooms to stew and heat oil ready for yorkys.  Add the mix into very hot pans and cook for 20 minutes.

Beef Orlando

1 1/2 lb steak
2 onions
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 tbs tomato puree
1 tsp curry powder
2 tbsp apricot jam
1 tbsp vinegar
1/4 stock

Pre heat oven to 160 degrees C.
Fry meat until brown and remove.  Fry onions until softened and add the curry powder, jam, tomatoes, puree, and vinegar.  Add stock & meat and bring to boil before putting in the oven for 2 hours.  Serve with rice.

Creamy Paprika Pork

4 boneless pork steaks
60g butter
1 onion
2 red pepppers
4 tsp paprika
8 tbs single cream

Melt butter and gently fry onion and pepper until softened.  Add pork and fry for 3-4 minutes.  Add paprika and season.  Cover and simmer for 5 minutes until pork is cooked.  Stir in cream and serve with noodles.

Crispy Cheese Balls

cheddar
1 egg
2 sliced bread, crumbed
2 tsp mustard
pinch nutmeg
salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients and shape into small balls.  Deep fry at 160 degrees C for 6 minutes.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Tarte au Citron

Use pre made pastry case...

5 medium eggs
4 fl oz double cream
8oz caster sugar
4 lemons, juice & zest
icing sugar for dusting

Pre heat over to 170 degrees C (Fan)

Break eggs into large bowl and whisk together.  Add all other ingredients ans whisk again until well combined.

Pour mix into case (top up in over to prevent spillage).

Bake for 30-35 minutes until slight wobble but set.

Bakewell Tart

Use a pre made pastry case....

100g butter
100g caster sugar
3 medium eggs, beaten
150g ground almonds
few drops almond essence
3 tbsp raspberry jam
25g flaked almonds

Pre heat over to 170 degrees C (fan)

Cream together butter & sugar & then add eggs gradually.

Stir in ground almonds & almond essence.

Spread jam on pastry base, top with mix & sprinkle with flaked almonds.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Chewy Meringues

3 large egg whites
175g sugar
pinch salt

Heat oven to 140 degrees C.

Whisk eggs until firm peaks. Add sugar 1tbsp at a time. Spoon onto tray and cook for 40 mins.  Turn oven off, leave door ajar and allow meringue to cool.