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Monday, 25 September 2017

Creamed spinach

Serves 2

12g butter
1/2 small onion
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp plain flour
100ml whole milk
200g bag spinach
50ml single cream
40g cheddar
Salt and pepper

Finely chop onion and garlic and soften in butter over a low heat. Add flour and then add milk gradually until you have a roux. Allow to.thicken. Meanwhile, boil the kettle and poor over the spinach to wilt. Stir into roux mix along with cream. Poor into oven proof dish and top with cheese.  At this point you can refrigerate until ready to cook. When ready, heat in oven at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

American style chocolate chip cookies

Preheat oven to 180 degrees c (fan)

Mix the followong using a food mixer.

3/4 cup caster or granulated sugar
3/4 cup soft brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 tbsp baking powder

When all mixed together. Add 2 1/4 cup plain flour and hen finally 200g chopped chocolate. (Unused half dark.and half milk).

You should have a thick dough that can be formed into 1" diameter balls. Place them on a baking tray and push down gently to flatten. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Good butter icing

75g real butter room temperature
200g icing sugar

Double to ice and cover a normal.size sponge