Chef alexande's Recipes

Soup Bone Stock

MAKING 1) In a saucepan, place all ingredients and cover with water. 2) Place over high heat and bring to a boil. 3) Skim the fat and cover with a lid. Reduce heat to simmer for 2 hours. 4) Place a strainer over a bowl to strain the stock. 5) Return the stock... - 37.4497

Iced Christmas Pudding

MAKING 1) In a bowl add fruit and brandy and leave for 2 hours to macerate. 2) In another bowl turn out the ice cream and beat till smooth. 3) Mix in the macerated fruits and liquor. 4) Scoop the mixture into a foil container of 900 ml (1 1/2 pint). 5) To... - 45.682

Fish Stock

MAKING 1) In a colander, add fish trimmings and rinse under cold running water. 2) Empty into a large pot and cover with cold water. 3) Gently allow to boil and scoop off ay scum that surfaces. 4) Add the onion, celery stalk, bouquet garni, lemon rind, salt,... - 38.073

Raspberry Almond Flan

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven at 190°C, 375°F/Gas 5. 2) In a bowl, place the flour. Add butter to rub with the flour. 3) Add 50 g (2 oz) sugar to combine with the flour and bind with beaten egg. 4) Knead the flour properly to a smooth dough. 5) In another... - 45.5287

Ginger Nut Biscuit Roll

GETTING READY 1) In a saucepan, warm the syrup, treacle and margarine together until melted; cool. 2) In a bowl, sift together flour, ginger, spice and bicarbonate of soda. 3) Add the sugar and eggs. 4) Pour in cooled syrup mixture and combine well. 5) Place... - 43.7793

White Wine Cook-in Sauce

GETTING READY 1) Remove the skin off the onions and chop. Place aside. 2) Thoroughly wash the celery and slice. Keep aside. 3) Slice the gammon or bacon. Place aside. 4) In a small bowl, dissolve cornflour in little water. Place aside. MAKING 5) In a pan,... - 43.8898

Camembert Crescents

MAKING 1) In a bowl, mash Camembert cheese until smooth. 2) Mix in chives, nutmeg, pepper and cream. 3) On a lightly floured board, roll out pastry and cut into 12 squares, each 15 cm (6 inches). 4) Diagonally half each square. 5) Scoop up 1 tsp of the... - 41.4838

Walnut Flan

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 220°C, 425°F, Gas Mark 7. MAKING 2) In a bowl, sift flour and salt. 3) Mix in the butter and margarine and using fingertips rub in to the mix till appearance is like breadcrumbs. 4) Add enough cold water to form a firm... - 46.5979

Chocolate Fork Biscuits

MAKING 1) In a bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat till light and fluffy. 2) Mix in the vanilla essence and gently fold in the flour and chocolate powder. 3) Break down and roll the mix into walnut-sized balls. 4) Arrange on a baking sheet. 5) Dip a... - 38.9868

Honey Roast Lamb

GETTING READY 1) Remove the peel from the onion and apple. Finely chop these. 2) Finely chop the raisins. 3) Cut the bread in small cubes or crumble. 4) Preheat oven to (190°C, 375°F/Gas 5). 5) Squeeze the orange juice and combine with honey. Reserve the... - 43.5404

Whole Wheat Ginger Cake

GETTING READY 1) Preheat a cool oven to 150°C,300°F/Gas 2. 2) Use a large 30x25 cm (12 x 1 0 in) roasting tin to grease and to line the base with greaseproof paper. MAKING 3) In a large saucepan, combine milk and sugar. 4) Place over low heat and keep... - 44.1829

Freezer Trifle

GETTING READY 1) Use an ovenproof or plastic dish of similar size to your trifle bowl to line with cling wrap. 2) Cut the sponge cakes into halves and sandwich with jam. 3) Arrange in the bowl, by cutting in pieces. 4) Squeeze in the juice from the orange and... - 44.5041

Honey And Brandy Mousse

MAKING 1) In a large bowl, add egg yolks, honey, lemon juice, brandy and water and beat till the mix is thick and light and the volume has doubled. 2) In another bowl, beat egg whites till stiff, then gently fold into the brandy mix. When done, fold in the... - 37.732

Kidney Soup

GETTING READY 1) Wash the kidney and remove the core. Slice into small pieces. Place aside. 2) In a small bowl, dissolve cornflour in little water. Place aside. MAKING 3) In a pan, heat up lard. 4) Add sliced onions, sugar and bacon in hot lard, cook until... - 44.7192

Tartar Beef Casserole

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to (190°C,375°F/Gas 5). 2) In a saucepan, place the rice. 3) In a cup, dissolve the cube in water and add to the rice. 4) Add herbs and pour in ½ cup water. MAKING 5) Place over heat and bring to a boil. 6) Cover the pan and... - 44.6982

Moist Chocolate Cake

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to (160°C, 325°F/Gas 3). 2) Use a 17-5-cm (7-in) round cake tin, to grease and line the base. 3) In a bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder and cinnamon. 4) Add the remaining ingredients, by carefully measuring the... - 42.4564

Chilled Citrus Cheesecake

GETTING READY 1) In a bowl, crush the biscuits. 2) Add cinnamon, melted butter and syrup to combine. 3) In a 20-cm (8-in) loose-based cake tin, spread the mixture. With the back of spoon to press. 4) To prepare the topping, add 3 tablespoons water in a cup... - 45.0612

Chicken Stroganoff

GETTING READY 1) Discard the chicken skin and bone. Reserve these for making chicken stock. Slice the chicken in thin strips. 2) In a bowl, combine flour with 5 ml (1 level teaspoon) salt and a generous shake of pepper. 3) Place the chicken inside the flour... - 43.5223

Cream Of Cucumber Soup

GETTING READY 1) Remove the cucumber skin and chop. 2) Peel off the skin from shallots or onion and chop. 3) Peel the potatoes and slice. MAKING 4) In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. 5) Add vegetables, cover and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, for... - 43.1394

Janne's Pavlova

GETTING READY 1) Preheat a oven at (200°C, 400°F/Gas 6). 2) Use a 20-cm (8-in) caketin, to line base and side. 3) In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff. 4) Pour in vinegar to whisk in. 5) Gradually whisk in sugar. 6) In the tin, spread the... - 36.6304

Apple Strudel

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5. MAKING 2) In a bowl, add egg and water and beat with a wooden spoon. 3) Add in flour and mix till a light sticky dough is formed. 4) Dust a board with flour and turn out the dough. 5) To give the... - 45.7413

Brandied Berry Bombe

GETTING READY 1) Set the refrigerator to the coldest. 2) Place the basins or moulds in the freezer to chill. 3) In a bowl, whisk the egg yolk and sugar together. MAKING 4) Boil the milk and gradually whisk into the yolk mixture. 5) Return the mixture into... - 43.7562

Kidney And Bacon Filling

GETTING READY 1) Discard the bacon rind and bones; cut into small pieces. 2) Discard the core from the kidney; cut into small pieces. 3) Peel off the onion skin and chop. 4) In a small bowl, dissolve the cornflour in sherry. Place aside. MAKING 5) In a... - 41.4907

Grapefruit Sorbet

MAKING 1) In a pan, add sugar and water and heat on a low till sugar dissolves. 2) Raise heat and without stirring, allow to boil for 1 minute and then cool. 3) Mix in concentrated juice and grapefruit rind and juice. 4) Empty into a container and freeze... - 39.182

Chestnut Vacherin

GETTING READY 1) On lowest setting, heat the oven. 2) On 3 baking sheets, line greased greaseproof paper with a 23 cm (9 inch) circle marked on each. MAKING 3) In a bowl, place the egg whites and whisk till stiff. 4) Beat in half the sugar, and beat for... - 38.4451

Basic Minced Beef

GETTING READY 1) Remove the skin off the onion and chop. Place aside. 2) In a bowl, dissolve the stock cubes in 1 litre (11 pints) of boiling water. 3) In another bowl, dissolve cornflour in little water. Add some salt and pepper and gravy browning into the... - 44.5324

Fruit Medley Flan

GETTING READY 1) Preheat the oven at (200°C, 400°F/Gas 6). 2) Roll out the pastry sheet. 3) Use a 20-cm (8-in) fluted flan ring to line. 4) Spread all the fruit mixture over the pastry. 5) In a bowl, add egg and sugar to whisk in. 6) Add few drops of... - 41.6252

Normandy Pork

GETTING READY 1) Wash the apples and peel, core and finely chop. MAKING 2) In a large casserole, fry the pork fat till crisp. 3) Leaving only 2 tbls of fat, drain out the rest. 4) Add onion and lightly cook for 1-2 minutes. 5) Raise the heat, mix in the... - 40.9606

Quick Cheesecake

MAKING 1) In a saucepan, melt butter for preparing the base. 2) In a liquidizer, prepare the biscuit crumbs and add to the pan with sugar. Mix well. 3) Use foil plates and line the bases and sides with the biscuit crumb mixture. 4) In a liquidizer, add the... - 46.2592

Sweet And Sour Cook-in Sauce

GETTING READY 1) Peel off the onions and garlic. Chop in fine slices. 2) Wash and slice the pepper after removing the core. Keep aside. 3) In a bowl, dissolve the Chicken extract cube in little water. 4) In another bowl, dissolve cornflour in little water and... - 44.1797

Freezer Cookies

MAKING 1) In a bowl, sift flour with baking powder. 2) Mix in the butter and rub with the fingertips till the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. 3) Add the sugar, vanilla essence and beaten egg and mix till a smooth dough is formed. 4) Lightly dust a board and... - 38.2667

Smoked Haddock Filling

GETTING READY 1) Cook the haddock as directed on the packet. 2) In a saucepan, add drain. 3) In a plate, place the fillets and discard the skin. With a fork, flake the fish. MAKING 4) In a saucepan, place the rice by adding the fish stock with 4 tablespoons... - 35.5171

Brown Onion Cook In Sauce

GETTING READY 1) Remove the skin off the onions and coarsely chop. Place aside. 2) Wash the celery thoroughly and finely chop. MAKING 3) In a pan, heat up oil and add onions and celery. 4) Sprinkle sugar and cook the onions until golden brown. 5) With a... - 42.2372

Smoked Mackerel Pate

GETTING READY 1) Discard the bread crusts, and break into pieces. 2) In a basin, place the bread pieces and pour in milk. 3) With a fork, mash the bread. 4) Discard the skin and bone from the mackerel. With a fork, flake the fish. 5) Scrub the lemon and... - 36.7933

Bacon And Lentil Soup

GETTING READY 1) Thoroughly wash the knuckle. 2) In a pressure cooker, place the knuckle, lentils, peeled onions and carrots. 3) Pour in 2 litres (4 pints) water and cover the lid. MAKING 4) Place over heat to bring a boil, skim the fat, and then cook at... - 44.2983

Creamy Onion Soup

GETTING READY 1) Remove the skin off the onions and potatoes. Cut these into cubes. MAKING 2) In a saucepan, place the vegetables and pour in 1/2 liter (1 pint) water and stock cubes. 3) Place over high heat to bring a boil. 4) Cover with a lid and simmer... - 39.5166

Curry Cook-in Sauce

GETTING READY 1) Remove the skin off the onion and garlic. Chop finely. 2) Remove the skin off the tomatoes and chop. Place aside. 3) Peel off the apple skin, remove the core and chop. 4) In a bowl, dissolve the extract cube in 300 ml (1/2 pint) boiling... - 43.3307

Fruit Scones

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 230°C, 450°F, Gas Mark 8. MAKING 2) In a bowl, sift flour with the salt, mixed spice, cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda. 3) Mix in the butter and rub with the fingertips till the mixture looks like fine... - 45.4349

Boned Stuffed Chicken

GETTING READY 1) Separate the chicken liver from the giblets. 2) In a saucepan, place the remaining part. 3) To prepare the stuffing, chop the bacon and reserved liver. 4) In a bowl, combine the sausage meat, breadcrumbs, some salt and pepper and chopped... - 44.5508

Quick Liver Pate

GETTING READY 1) Discard the bacon rind and bone. Slice the bacon into strips. 2) Peel off the onion skin and slice. 3) Slice the liver and place aside. 4) Preheat oven at 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). MAKING 5) In a pan, fry the bacon until fat runs. 6) Add onion... - 40.9783

Apricot Nut Stuffing

MAKING 1) In a bowl, add apricots, breadcrumbs, hazelnuts and parsley. Mix well. 2) In a pot, heat butter and gently fry onion till lightly colored. 3) Stir in the apricot and breadcrumb mixture. 4) Mix in orange rind, juice, and egg and season with salt and... - 44.6389

Sparkling Wine Ice Cream

MAKING 1) In a heavy-based pan, add sugar and water and heat till sugar dissolves. 2) Insert a sugar thermometer into the pan and raise the heat. 3) Without stirring, allow the mix to boil, till the thermometer reflects 107°C, 225°F. (You can also test the... - 38.8824

Sole Veronique

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5. MAKING 2) Fold up the fillets into three and arrange in greased baking dish 3) Add lemon juice, onion, parsley, peppercorns and salt and pepper. 4) Add white wine with just the amount of water... - 42.2725

Savory Biscuit Bites

GETTING READY 1) In a bowl, combine the flour, ground rice, mustard, salt and pepper. 2) Add margarine to rub in. 3) Add cheese and beaten egg and mix to a stiff dough. 4) Divide the dough into 4. 5) Knead the paprika into half of one piece, form into a roll... - 45.8705

Fruit Mousse

MAKING 1) In a measuring jug, place the jelly. Pour in boiling water to make up to 250 ml (1/2 pint). 2) Stir to dissolve and keep aside until beginning to set. 3) Add the evaporated milk or cream to whisk in until thick. 4) Add the fruit puree to whisk... - 37.531

Cranberry Sauce

MAKING 1) In a pot, add water, lemon juice and sugar and heat till the sugar dissolves. 2) Raise the heat and mix in the cranberries and cook for few minutes till the skins break. 3) Lower the heat and uncover and simmer, for 15-20 minutes, stirring... - 40.0394

Java Pork

GETTING READY 1) Remove the skin off the onions and slice. 2) Wash the celery and slice. Keep aside. 3) Fine chop the orange peel and place aside. 4) In a bowl, dissolve cornflour and stock cube in 250 ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. MAKING 5) In a large... - 44.4119

Pancakes

GETTING READY 1) In a bowl, combine flour and salt. 2) In the center of the flour mixture, break the eggs. 3) Gradually whisk in half the liquid and beat the mixture until smooth. 4) Pour in the remaining liquid or liquidize the eggs, salt, flour and liquid... - 40.189

Rich Baked Cheesecake

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven at (180°C,350°F/Gas 4). 2) In a bowl, place the flour and rub in the butter. 3) Add icing sugar to stir in. 4) Add egg yolk and combine to a firm dough. 5) Knead to a smooth dough. 6) Roll out the dough. 7) In a 20-cm (8-in)... - 46.0787

Bechamel Sauce

MAKING 1) In a pot, add milk, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf and peppercorns. 2) Allow to boil, then turn off heat, cover and leave to infuse for 20 minutes and strain. 3) In a pan, heat butter, and add cornflour and cook gently for 2 minutes, continuously... - 43.4994

Salmon Seafood Pate

MAKING 1) In a liquidizer, place the salmon, ketchup, lemon juice, cream cheese, salt, a shake of pepper and a few drops of pink colouring. 2) Liquidize all the ingredients to make a smooth mixture. 3) In a basin, transfer the puree and add the... - 43.7995

White Bread Dough

MAKING 1) In a small basin, dissolve the sugar in water and add the yeast. Place aside for 20 minutes until frothy. 2) In a bowl, combine the flour with lard. Add salt and dried milk, if using. 3) Pour in the yeast liquid and 800 ml (11 pints) of hand-hot... - 41.5942

Country Terrine

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven at 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). 2) In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with 15 ml (1 level tablespoon) salt and 6 generous grinds of black pepper. 3) Use a 1 1/2-litre (3-pint) deep round ovenproof dish to press the... - 43.5314

Chicken And Sweet Corn Filling

GETTING READY 1) In a measuring jug, drain the sweet corn. Add milk to make up to 250 ml (1 pint). MAKING 2) In a saucepan, pour the mixture and place over heat to bring a boil. 3) Add the stock cube and stir well. 4) Remove from heat. 5) In a plate, combine... - 40.4631

Rich Icecream

GETTING READY 1) Break the eggs and separate the yolks and whites in separate bowls. MAKING 2) Whisk the egg whites to stiff. 3) Add sifted icing sugar in a little quantity at a time and continue whisking. 4) Whisk the yolks, with the vanilia essence. 5)... - 35.0136

Basic Beef Stock

MAKING 1) In a large pot add chopped beef bones, water, carrot, onion, leek, celery stalk, bay leaf, thyme, parsley, salt and peppercorns and cloves. 2) Gently boil the stock, scooping out any scum that surfaces. 3) Place lid, reduce the heat and gently... - 42.0816

Vanilla Icecream

MAKING 1) Break the eggs and separate the whites and yolks in separate bowls. 2) Whisk the egg whites to stiff and add sifted icing sugar to whisk by a little at a time. 3) Also, whisk the egg yolks by adding vanilla essence. 4) Fold this into the whites and... - 39.9953

Apple Sauce

MAKING 1) In a non-stick pan, add apples, water, and butter. 2) Allow to boil, then reduce the heat and stirring occasionally, cover and simmer, till the apples are soft. 3) Beat well to make a smooth puree and season with salt and pepper. 4) If you choose... - 32.4293

Turkey Roll

GETTING READY 1) Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F/Gas 6. 2) Season the turkey with some salt and pepper. 3) Discard the pork bones and skin. Mince the pork and bread, together. 4) Sprinkle with thyme, some salt and pepper. Combine well. 5) Spread this... - 37.6253

Orange And Apple Cake

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 180°C, 350°F/Gas 4. 2) Use a large (21-litre or 5 1/2-pint) roasting tin to line with greaseproof paper. Grease the tin and the paper. 3) Cut the orange into pieces after scrubbing. Discard the pulp and finely chop or... - 45.9165

Foolproof Baked Custard Tart

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 190°C, 375°F/Gas 5. 2) Form a ridge higher than the edge of the plate by turning the pastry under and pulling up with the fingers, on the edge. Flute the edge with fingers. 3) Chill while making the filling. 4) In a bowl,... - 40.0744

Tomato Cook-in Sauce

GETTING READY 1) Peel off the onions, and chop. Place aside. 2) Wash the celery and slice. Place aside. 3) Remove the skin off the tomatoes and cut into halves. 4) In a small bowl, dissolve cornflour in stock. Place aside. MAKING 5) In a pan, heat up oil... - 43.594

Avocado Ice Cream

MAKING 1) Peel the avocado and remove the stones by cutting into half. 2) In the food processor add chopped avocado, cheese, shallot, lemon juice, yoghurt, Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg, paprika, salt and pepper and process till smooth. 3) Scoop into a 600 ml... - 45.7164

Tomato Sauce

MAKING 1) In a pot, over low heat, add oil and fry onions and garlic till transparent. 2) Add the tomatoes, sugar, puree, dried thyme, bay leaf and beef stock and season with salt and pepper. 3) Allow to boil and stir well. 4) Lower the heat and simmer... - 43.3508

Chicken In Ale

GETTING READY 1) Remove the bacon rind and chop into strips. 2) Remove the peel from onions and garlic, if using. Cut the onions into quarters and crush the garlic. Place aside. 3) Preheat oven to (190°C, 375°F/Gas 5). MAKING 4) In a saucepan, place the... - 43.3508

Profiterole

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to (200°C, 400°F/Gas 6). 2) Use a baking sheet to grease the base. MAKING 3) In a saucepan with 125 ml (1/4 pint) of water, add the margarine to melt over heat. 4) Bring the water to boil, remove from the heat and add the... - 40.4092

Chestnut Stuffing Using Whole Meal Breadcrumbs

MAKING 1) With a knife, slit each chestnut. 2) In a pot, add chestnuts and water to cover. 3) Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then drain and peel the chestnuts. 4) In fresh pot, add chestnuts and stock and simmer for 20-30 minutes. 5) Drain and puree the... - 39.2452

Beef Burger

MAKING 1) In a bowl, combine minced beef, salt and pepper. 2) In another bowl, soak the bread in milk. 3) Add the soaked bread and egg into the minced meat by beating. 4) In a fine grater, grate the onion, if using. Add to the mix. 5) Combine all together... - 37.4546

Chocolate Sauce

MAKING 1) In a pan, add sugar and vanilla essence. 2) In a cup, blend the cornflour with a little milk and make a smooth paste. 3) In the pan with remaining milk, stir in the cornflour mix. 4) Gently heat till the sugar dissolves, then increase the heat and... - 39.5476

Framed Meat Loaf

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven at 190°C(375°F/Gas 5). 2) In a bowl, grate the raw potato and onion. 3) Remove the core of the kidney and mince or chop the kidney and pork. 4) Add this to the bowl along with beef. 5) Crumble the bread into the meat and... - 44.5855

Ratatouille

GETTING READY 1) Remove the onion skin and chop. 2) Peel off the tomato skin and cut into quarters. MAKING 3) In a large saucepan, add oil to heat up. 4) Saute the onions in hot oil and cook them until golden brown. 5) Add the garlic, sliced peppers and... - 41.0954

Caramel Oranges

MAKING 1) In a heavy-bottom pan, add sugar and half the water and heat on low till the sugar dissolves. 2) Raise the heat and without stirring allow to boil till the syrup registers 168°C, 336°F on a sugar thermometer, or pour a little syrup on a white... - 36.362

Battenberg Charlotte

MAKING 1) Use a 1-litre (1 -lb) loaf tin to line with freezer paper or foil. 2) Make 8 slices from the cake. Place the cake slices around the sides of the tin, cutting to fit if necessary. 3) In a saucepan, drain the fruit syrup from the can, add jelly and... - 38.1095

Nutty Biscuit Roll

GETTING READY 1) In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the chocolate. 2) Chop the chocolate, if using. 3) Add the chocolate to half of the mixture. 4) Form two rolls out of the mixture, each about 5 cm (2 in) in diameter. 5) Cut thin slices and... - 41.6036

Strawberry Almond Cream

MAKING 1) In a bowl, use 1 macaroon to crush finely. Cut the remaining macaroons. 2) Use a 1/2-litre (1 -pint) metal jelly mould, bombe mould or 1 5-cm (6-in) cake tin, to butter. 3) Place the crushed macaroon in the mould or tin and turn to coat all over. 4)... - 39.5686

Red Wine Cook-in Sauce

GETTING READY 1) Remove the skin off the button onions or shallots and the large onion. Finely chop the large onion. 2) Peel the garlic and crush. Place aside. 3) Peel off the carrots and slice. Place aside. 4) Remove the rind and bones from the bacon and... - 43.3671

Cream Sponge Cake

GETTING READY 1) Prepare a moderate oven (190°C, 375°F/Gas 5). 2) Use one 20-cm (8-in) tin or two 17-5-cm (7-in) tins, to grease and line. 3) In a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until thick. Place the bowl over hot water if using a hand whisk. 4) In another... - 42.1642

Devil's Food Cake With Black Coffee

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 190°C. 375°F, Gas Mark 5. MAKING 2) In a pan, add chocolate and coffee and stir over gentle heat you have a smooth sauce, then cool. 3) Take three 20 cm (8 inch) sandwich tins and grease and line with greased greaseproof... - 44.2574

Cheese Roulade

GETTING READY 1) Through a sieve, press the Camembert into a bowl. 2) Finely grate the Gouda over the same bowl. 3) Add the remaining ingredients and beat well. MAKING 4) In a piece of foil, form a a 20-cm (8-in) roll on a piece of foil. 5) Roll up. 6) Keep... - 43.5895

Coffee Cake

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 190°C. 375°F, Gas Mark 5. MAKING 2) In a large bowl, combine margarine with sugar and cream till fluffy and mix in the coffee. Beat well. 3) In a bowl, sift flour with baking powder and salt. 4) Use 2 tbls of the sifted... - 43.5675

Mince Pies

MAKING 1) In a bowl, sift flour and salt. 2) Add butter and rub with fingertips till the mix looks like fine breadcrumbs. 3) Mix in sugar and almonds. 4) Add enough water to make a firm crumbly dough. 5) With the fingertips, draw the dough together and turn... - 43.0336

Easy Lemon Dairy Sponge

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 190°C. 375°F, Gas Mark 5. 2) Take two 18 cm (7 inch) sandwich tins and grease. 3) Line with greased greaseproof paper. MAKING 4) In a heatproof bowl, add eggs and sugar and stand over a saucepan of hot water. 5) Beat... - 39.4384

Prune And Orange Tea Loaf

GETTING READY 1) Use two 1-lb (1 1/2-pint or 1-litre capacity) loaf tins, to grease and line the base. 2) Preheat the oven to (180°C, 350°F/Gas 4). MAKING 3) In a saucepan with milk, dissolve the sugar over heat. 4) Remove from heat and add the halved... - 41.5995

Rich Bread Dough

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 200°C, 400°F/Gas 6. MAKING 2) In a bowl, add all the batter ingredients and beat together. 3) Place in a warm place for 20 minutes until frothy. 4) In a bowl, place the flour and salt to rub in the margarine. 5) Add this... - 40.6509

Apple Nut And Sultana Loaf

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. MAKING 2) Using a 10 x 25 cm (4 x 10 inch) loaf tin grease and line with greased greaseproof paper. 3) In a bowl, add margarine and sugar and cream till light and fluffy. 4) Mix in the eggs,... - 44.441

Minestrone Soup

GETTING READY 1) Remove the peel off the onions, and chop into finely slices. 2) Thoroughly wash the celery and slice. 3) Remove the skin off carrots and potatoes and cut into small cubes. 4) Discard the bacon rind and bone and slice. 5) In a bowl, soak the... - 45.5836

Fresh Tomato Soup

GETTING READY 1) Remove the skin off the onions and chop. Place aside. 2) Wash the celery and chop. Place aside. 3) In a bowl, place the tomatoes and pour boiling water to cover. 4) Drain after counting 10, and peel off the skins. Cut into quarters and keep... - 45.0355

Iced Maraschino Gateau

GETTING READY 1) Prepare a hot oven (200°C, 400°F/Gas 6). 2) Use a round 20-cm (8-in) loose-based cake tin to line the base with greaseproof paper. 3) In a bowl, whisk in sugar and egg until thick. 4) Separately sift together flour and cornflour and fold... - 44.2396

Lamb Curry

MAKING 1) In a pan, add half the amount of oil and heat. 2) Add onion and garlic and fry till onion turns transparent. 3) Add the ginger and coconut and lower heat, to cook gently for 2 minutes. 4) Add in the curry powder, stock, and seasoning and allow to... - 44.6371

Stuffed Breast Of Lamb

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 160°C, 325°F, Gas Mark 3. MAKING 2) Mix together the sausage meat, egg, breadcrumbs, herbs, mustard and salt and pepper and spread over the lamb breasts. 3) Make a roll of each breast and tie together with string to secure... - 44.0579

Tomato And Anchovy Tarts

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. MAKING 2) In a bowl, sift the flour and salt and add the lard and margarine and rub with the fingertips until the texture of mix is like breadcrumbs. 3) With the required amount of water, bind the... - 44.7192

Beef With Green Peppercorns

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 160°C, 325°F, Gas Mark 3. MAKING 2) In a flameproof casserole, heat oil and add the meat cubes. 3) Fry the meat for 5 minutes till brown on all sides stirring and turning continuously. 4) Using a slotted spoon, remove the... - 44.347

Minestrone

MAKING 1) In a pot, add bacon to hot oil and fry till the fat runs. 2) Mix in the onions, carrots, potato, celery, leeks, tomatoes and French beans and cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3) Add the haricot beans, tomato puree and herbs and... - 47.4576

Blackberry And Apple Whip

MAKING 1) In a pan, add butter and heat. 2) Mix in the apples and gently cook till soft but not brown. 3) Mix in the blackberries and cook till tender. 4) Remove the pan from the heat and force blackberry and apple mixture through a sieve. 5) Add the puree... - 43.1358

Pork With Lemon And Lime

GETTING READY 1) Heat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5. MAKING 2) In a pan, fry garlic and onions in margarine, till onions are transparent. 3) Leaving behind any excess margarine, transfer the ingredients to a flameproof casserole. 4) In the pan add... - 44.0528

Mediterranean Fish Soup

MAKING 1) In a pan, add butter and melt. 2) Add onions, garlic and leeks, and gently cook covered for 5 minutes over very low heat, stirring frequently. 3) Mix in the tomato puree, potatoes, tomatoes with their juice, lemon rind, stock, bouquet garni and... - 48.2609

Spicy Stuffed Pancakes

MAKING 1) For the pancakes, in a bowl, sift flour with salt and make a well in the centre. 2) In the well, add the egg, oil and half the amount of milk. 3) Slowly whisk the mixture, incorporating the flour little at a time. 4) Add in the remaining milk,... - 44.6474

Iced Raspberry Souffle

MAKING 1) In a blender, add raspberries and puree. 2) In a strainer, place a muslin cloth and strain the puree with the help of the back of a wooden spoon. 3) In a bowl, add egg whites and beat till stiff. 4) Continuing to beat, add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at... - 38.5521

Classic Family Fish Pie

MAKING 1) In a pan, add the cod along with the peas and milk and gently simmer for 10 minutes till a fork the fish easily flakes with a fork. 2) In a bowl, strain out the contents of the pan and store in a jug and rinse out the pan. 3) Keep the fish and peas... - 42.8402

Veal Goulash

GETTING READY 1) Before other preparations, heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. MAKING 2) In a bowl, add the veal, flour paprika and salt and pepper to taste and mix well. 3) In a pan, add margarine and melt. 4) Add in the veal and onion and fry for... - 45.8105

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