Elitist’s Kitchen's Recipes

Béarnaise Sauce Served With Steak

MAKING 1) In a saucepan boil the first four ingredients together till reduced. 2) Stir in 1 tbsp cold water immediately. 3) Take off from heat and cool for 1-2 minutes. 4) Whisk in the egg yolks and mustard powder. 5) Stir in butter little at a time over a... - 35.6188

Lasagne

GETTING READY 1) Heat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4. MAKING 2) In a skillet hot oil/butter and cook bacon pieces until crisp. 3) Add onion and garlic and stir until soft. 4) Add meat and brown well. 5) Mix tomatoes, puree, stock, herbs, and seasoning. 6)... - 45.9095

Savory Chump

MAKING 1) Using a knife, slice steak into very fine 2" (5 cm) strips. 2) Slice onions and mushrooms thinly. 3)Cut tomatoes into quarters. 4) In large pan, heat oil. Brown the meat quickly on either sides. 5) Put in the remaining ingredients. Close the lid and... - 39.3337

Courgettes With Peas And Herbs

MAKING 1. Toss the courgettes in lemon juice to avoid discolouration 2. In a pan, melt butter add peas, courgettes and all the other ingredients 3. Stir gently and cook till vegetables are cooked and yet crisp SERVING 4. Serve along with the pan juices - 31.3362

Crab And Mushroom Ramekins

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 400°C 200°F/Gas 6. MAKING 2) Heat a saucepan, melt butter, sauté mushrooms tender. Put the rest of the mushrooms in ramekin dishes. Keep 4 for garnish. 3) Add salt and pepper and season lightly. Add crab meat on top,... - 32.5434

Saute Potatoes

MAKING 1. In a pan, boil the potatoes with the peel till almost tender, drain and allow to cool 2. Peel the potatoes an dice large; fry the diced potatoes with oil an butter in a frying pan 3. Sprinkle herbs, garlic and seasonings on top; turn them over when... - 30.8204

Quarter Backs

GETTING READY 1. Turn the oven to the setting 425°F/220°C/Gas 7 MAKING 2. Cut the peppers into quarters, core and de-seed them; brush the insides with olive oil 3. Put them in the roasting tin with the cut side facing up, lay the rashers on top and bake... - 31.1775

Curried Cauliflower

MAKING 1. Cut the cauliflower into sprigs and blanch for a couple of minutes in boiling water with salt in it; drain thoroughly 2. In a skillet, heta butter and oil and cook onions in it for a couple of minutes; add tomato and cauliflower to it 3. Cover and... - 31.4778

Apricot Treacle Tart

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5 before baking. MAKING 2) For the pastry, sift flour into a bowl and rub in margarine until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 3) Keep the pastry in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. 4) Even out the pastry... - 44.6307

Vanilla Puffs

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 before baking. MAKING 2) Grease and wet a baking sheet and then spoon or pipe six balls of choux pastry onto it. 3) Bake the pastry for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven and then take off from oven when... - 45.813

Sponge Cake

GETTING READY 1 Preheat the oven at 350 degrees farenheit/180 degrees celsius. 2 Grease 2 x 8" (20 cm) round sandwich tins. MAKING 3 In a mixer, whisk the eggs and sugar until thick and creamy. 4 Gently fold in the sieved flour. 5 Pour into the prepared... - 31.3692

Fish And Chip Pie

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6. MAKING 1) Heat a pan and melt butter and oil. Sauté onion until soft. 2) Stir in flour, gradually. Pour in milk and mix well, slowly allowing it to come to a boil. 3) Put in tomatoes, peas, herbs... - 46.7654

Potato, Carrot And Onion Borguignonne

MAKING 1. In a pan, heat oil and butter, add syrup, onion, potatoes and carrots to it and cook until brown 2. Add mushrooms and cook for another minute; add flour and stir, scraping the sediments from the pan 3. Add in all the rest of the ingredients, cover... - 33.8743

Broccoli Puree In Tomato Cups

GETTING READY 1. Set the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 2. Cut broccoli into florets along with a bit of the main stalk MAKING 3. Steam the broccoli until just tender 4. Halve the beef tomatoes, scopp the centre out, place in a lightly greaseed ovenproof... - 39.4011

Lemon Curd

MAKING 1. In a double saucepan, melt butter 2. Beat eggs and yolk together and add to molten butter along with sugar and grated rind and juice of the lemons 3. Cook without boiling and allow to thicken till it can coat the back of a spoon 4. Pour into... - 34.4088

Madeira Cake

GETTING READY 1 Preaheat the oven at 325 degrees farenheit/160 degrees celsius. 2 Use a 7" deep cake tin, base lined and greased. MAKING 3 In a mixing bowl, place all the ingredients and beat until well mixed. 4 Place in the prepared tin. 5 Smooth the top... - 37.5446

Golden Cauliflower

MAKING 1. In a pan, heat oil and butter, add potatoes and cauliflower florets to it and cook for a few minutes 2. Crush mustard seeds with the turmeric, sesame seeds and seasoning and add to the pan 3. Stir well, cover and allow to simmer for ten minutes... - 30.8727

Scalloped Potatoes

GETTING READY 1. Set the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 MAKING 2. In a greased, shallow ovenproof dish, place the potato slices and add a layer of onion, garlic and seasoning 3. Add milk on top and allow to stand for a couple of hours 4. In a little hot milk,... - 37.6329

Cream Of Asparagus Soup

MAKING 1) Using a knife, cut the heads off the asparagus. 2) In a pan add lightly salted water and simmer them for a few minutes in it. Drain and cool under cold running water. Keep them aside. 3) Using a vegetable scraper, scrape the asparagus stalks. 4) In... - 39.3679

Sweet Pastry

MAKING 1 In a bowl, sieve flour with salt, soda and cream of tartar. 2 Rub in butter and add the sugar. 3 Beat egg lightly and mix flour to a stiff dough. 4 Leave to rest for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. 5 Roll out to 1/4" (5 mm)... - 32.3058

Lettuce Soup

MAKING 1) Using a vegetable shredder, shred lettuce. 2) Heat a pan and melt butter. Put in the lettuce, onion and potato. 3) Sauté lightly without browning. This will take about 5 minutes. 4) Pour in milk, stock and wine, let it come to a boil, stirring... - 37.6892

Carrot Salad

MAKING 1. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds; cover the pan and allow to the mustard seeds to crackle 2. Add grated carrot to it and cook a few minutes gently, stirring all the while 3. Turn the heat off, add a tablespoon of lemon juice and season;... - 33.3335

Ratatouille And Lamb Bake

MAKING 1. In a plate, ad the slices of aubergine and shake salt over them; set aside for fifteen minutes, rinse the salt off and pat dry with paper towels 2. In a skillet, heat oil and brown the lamb chops on each side evenly; remove from the pan and set... - 35.4465

Pear And Peach Frangipane

GETTING READY 1. Turn the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 2. Oil a Swiss roll tin of dimensions 7"X11" lightly MAKING 3. In a large bowl, sift the flours, ground rice and lemon rind; rub in butter and sugar and form into a dough, press into the tin and chill 4.... - 44.9453

Queen Of Puddings

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C/Gas 3 before baking. MAKING 2) Take a basin and place breadcrumbs, sugar and lemon rind into it, stirring lightly to mix together. 3) In a pan, heat butter till it melts and then pour in milk. 4) Spoon this over... - 46.6342

Tomato Sauce

MAKING 1. In a pan, melt butter and add tomatoes and parsley and the pan juices 2. Heat for a while and add the seasonings to it; stir well to combine and blend SERVING 3. Heat well before serving - 27.8832

Lattice Plum Tarts

MAKING 1. For the egg custard, whisk egg yolks with a third of the castor sugar until it turns pale and thick; fold the flour into it slowly 2. In a saucepan, heat the milk till it boils and add the rest of the sugar and vanilla; stir a third of this into the... - 46.5623

Chicken Roulade

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4. MAKING 2) Using a knife, cut the chicken breasts horizontally almost three-quarters of the way through. 3) Split open the chicken breasts. Using oiled greaseproof paper or clingfilm, cover them.... - 44.846

Chunky Strawberry Cheesecake

GETTING READY 1) Chop the strawberries roughly. 2) Crush the digestive biscuits finely. MAKING 3) In a bowl, place the chopped strawberries along with orange juice and caster sugar and keep aside. 4) Combine the biscuits with caster sugar and melted... - 44.4515

Fruity Lamb Kebabs

MAKING 1. In a bowl, beat the root ginger, jelly, mustard, tomato paste, rosemary, oil and seasonings; add the lamb and marinade for four hours 2. Drain the meat and thread it on to six skewers alternately with red pepper and apricots 3. Grill the kebabs on... - 38.5659

Plum And Apple Meringue

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5 temperature. 2) Cut the plums into half and stone them. 3) Cut apples into quarters, core and slice them. MAKING 4) In a pan, place the apples and plums with sugar, wine and spice. 5) Allow the mixture to... - 44.434

Chocolate Cream Sauce

MAKING 1) In a bowl, melt chocolate and butter over a pan of boiling water. 2) Let cool slightly and mix in double cream. SERVING 3) Use as required. - 27.0551

Pork Chops With Orange Sauce

MAKING 1. Season the flour and toss the meat in it 2. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the meat till golden brown; remove from the pan 3. Add sliced onions and garlic to the pan and cook till soft 4. Add the meat back to the pan along with orange juice,... - 30.5951

Escalopes Of Pork

MAKING 1. Blend the bread crumbs with the herbs, salt and pepper 2. Cut the porksteak half along the legth, place between sheets of clingfilm and beat gently with the rolling pin to flatten; cut into four escalopes 3. Coat the escalopes with seasoned flour,... - 27.114

Smoked Fish Trio

MAKING 1) Take a 1 lb (450 g) loaf tin and apply a little oil over it. Lay a cling film in it. 2) In a food processor, flake the trout. Mash with one third of the melted butter (about 6 tbsp), 2 tbsp cream, 1 tbsp lemon juice, horseradish and white pepper to... - 41.9185

Porc A La Creme

MAKING 1. Cube the pork to 1" size and fry in hot oil and butter in a pan to brown evenly; remove and drain excess oil 2. Fry onion and paprika in the oil for a couple of minutes; add flour and cook for another minute 3. Turn the heat off and add stock,... - 30.529

Smoked And Fresh Salmon Mousse

MAKING 1) Boil water in a deep saucepan and poach the fish for 8 minutes. Add oil, seasoning, and half the lemon juice to water before poaching. 2) Remove, drain and flake finely while still warm. 3) In a bowl over a pan of hot water, add 3 tbsp fish stock or... - 42.5136

Luxury Bread And Butter Pudding

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 before baking. 2) Skin the rind from the orange thinly with a potato peeler. 3) Take a shallow 2 1/2 pt (1.4 ltr) ovenproof dish and lightly grease it with butter. 4) Apply butter and marmalade over each slice... - 48.2179

Baked Bananas

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 before baking. MAKING 2) Whip sugar and softened butter until it becomes pale and creamy. 3) Mix in rum and lime juice, beating well. 4) Stir in spices. 5) In an ovenproof dish, arrange the peeled bananas... - 42.2432

Caribbean Cocktail

MAKING 1) Using a knife, cut the grapefruits in halves. Remove pulp, discard pith and pips and chop flesh. 2) In a bowl, mix grapefruit with chicken, celery, pineapple, mayonnaise, mango chutney, salt and pepper. SERVING 3) Equally divide the mixture on to... - 33.2025

Peachy Duck

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6. MAKING 2) Remove the peaches from can. Keep aside. 3) In a shallow dish, mix the juice with red wine, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, orange rind and juice. 4) Thread a skewer through the duck... - 46.1138

Flaky Pastry

MAKING 1 Into a bowl, chop frozen fats . 2 Add sifted flour and salt. 3 Mix together and combine with water and lemon juice. 4 Put onto a floured board and roll out into a rectangular shape. 5 Fold up the bottom third of the rectangle and fold the... - 35.5813

Brandy Snaps

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C/Gas 3 before baking. MAKING 2) In a pan, over low heat, stir butter, sugar and syrup until melted. 3) Sift together flour and ginger and mix this with the melted mixture. 4) Take a large, shallow baking tray;... - 39.9428

Duck With Orange Sauce

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas 7. MAKING 2) Heat a pan, pour in water, add giblets and make stock.. 3) On a trivet of a roasting tin, keep the duck and prick all over with a fork. 4) Add salt and pepper and season liberally. 5) Roast... - 38.3908

Grilled Pepper Salad

MAKING 1. Rinse and dry the peppers and grill them for a few minutes till the skin blisters 2. Add to a plastic bag, close loosely and allow to cool completely; peel the skin off when it cools and cut into thin strips 3. Add to a dish along with herbs and... - 36.5717

Leaf Parcels

GETTING READY 1. Set the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 MAKING 2. In a skillet, heat butter and oil and cook the garlic in it for a minute; add onion to it and cook till soft, similarly, cook the bacon 3. Add it to an electric mixer along with cookied rice,... - 45.0446

Prawn And Mushroom Vol Au Vents

MAKING 1) Using a knife, peel and finely chop the onion. Then, slice the mushrooms. 2) Heat a saucepan, melt butter and sauté onion till it is soft. 3) Put in the mushrooms, turn up the heat and quickly sauté the mushrooms until soft. 4) Pour in the wine... - 38.373

Gaelic Chicken

MAKING 1) Using a knife, slice the chicken breasts into thick strips. Add salt, pepper and herbs to season. Let it stand for a while. 2) Heat a saucepan and melt half of the butter and oil. Put in onion and garlic. Saute until soft but do not brown it. 3) Put... - 43.6833

Scotch Pancakes

GETTING READY 1 Preheat a heavy pan or griddle. MAKING 2 Into a mixer bowl, put all the ingredients and beat until mixture is a thick dropping consistency. 3 Add more buttermilk if required. 4 Grease or oil pan and drop tablespoonfuls into rounds -... - 38.5298

Pear Jalousie

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas 7 temperature. MAKING 2) Even out the pastry to a 9" x 7" (23 cm x 18 cm) oblong and cut it lengthwise into two. 3) Fold one piece lengthwise in two and make gashes at 1/4" (5 mm) intervals almost to the... - 42.0272

Broccoli And Apple Soup

MAKING 1) Heat a pan and melt butter. Add onion and apple, sauté till they are softened but not colored. 2) Put in the broccoli. Pour in stock and wine. 3) Add salt and pepper. Season to taste. 4) Close the lid, allow it to come to a boil. Reduce heat and... - 42.6081

Savory Puff Slice

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6. MAKING 2) Take a 7 x 11 Swiss roll tin and grease it well. 3) Using a knife, cut the meat loaf into 1" (2.5 cm) slices. 4) On a floured work surface, roll out half the pastry. Line the tin with... - 36.3576

Artichoke Soup

MAKING 1) Clean the artichokes well 2) In a pan, parboil the artichokes in water. 3) Remove the skins and and simmer in milk with bacon till done. 4) In a saucepan, melt butter. Lightly sauté the onions and garlic. 5) Put in the sliced potato, and add stock... - 39.2428

Apricot And Orange Roulade

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5 before baking. 2) Line the base of a 12" x 8" (30 x 20 cm) Swiss roll tin. MAKING 3) In a food processor, puree apricots, half of orange rind and orange juice until smooth. 4) Whip egg yolks and almonds... - 42.071

Tuna And Orange Cocktail

MAKING 1) Take 4 individual dishes, and line it with lettuce leaves. 2) Using a knife, chop the oranges and mix with flaked tuna fish. Keep a few mandarin segments for decoration. 3) In a bowl, mix salad cream, Worcestershire sauce, tomato puree, mil, lemon... - 31.0705

Salmon And Spinach Quiche

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6. MAKING 2) On a floured surface, roll out the dough and use it to line a 9" (23 cm) metal flan tin. 3) To line the pastry, use baking paper. Put baking beans in it and blind bake for 10 minutes. Take... - 45.6626

Sole Veronique

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6. MAKING 1) Take a baking dish and apply 1 tsp butter on it. 2) Apply salt and pepper to the fish and line them on the baking dish. 3) Scatter onion and dill over it. 4) Add in wine and water. 5) In... - 45.1623

Baked Alaska

GETING READY 1 Preheat the oven at 450 degrees farenheit /230 degrees celsius. 2 Make the meringue - In a clean dry bowl, put the egg whites and beat until stiff and peaky. 3 Gradually add the caster sugar and whisk until the mixture is stiff and glossy. 4... - 35.8605

Coffee Brandy Log

MAKING 1) Mix coffee essence with orange juice. 2) Gently stir brandy into whipped cream. 3) Into the coffee mixture, dip each biscuit and then sandwich them together to form 3 groups of 4 biscuits using half the cream. 4) On a plate, arrange the groups to... - 36.3813

Sirloins In Foil

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4. MAKING 2) Using scissors, make 4 squares of tinfoil large enough to wrap around each steak. 3) Using a knife, chop mushrooms, onions and tomatoes finely. 4) In a frying pan, heat oil over a high... - 40.2258

Pork Provencale

GETTING READY 1. Turn the oven to Oven 375°F/190°C/Gas 5 MAKING 2. In a pan, heat oila dn butter and fry onions and celery till soft; add cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, sugar and seaosning to it 3. Allow to come to a boil and add to a shallow ovenproof dish 4.... - 30.2744

Slngin Hlnny Or Welsh Cakes

GETTING READY 1 Preheat a griddle to moderate heat and grease well. MAKING 2 In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients. 3 Rub in the fats. 4 Add the currants. 5 Mix to a soft, but manageable dough with egg and milk. 6 Roll out into a large circle -... - 42.081

Pork With Black Pudding

MAKING 1. In a pan, add apples and quarter pint apple juice and heat till the apples soften 2. Slice the slides on an escalope to open it out and place it between two sheets of clingfilm; beat it to soften 3. Spread black pudding over the meat and add the... - 42.493

Shaken Peas

MAKING 1. In a skillet, melt butter and fry onions till soft 2. Add peas to it and shake tha pan till the juices are drawn out 3. Simmer for a couple of minutes, add lettuce, sugar and seasoning and simmer for another couple of minutes 4. Add cream and roux... - 35.9535

Paupiettes De Boeuf

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 325°F/160°C/Gas 3. MAKING 2) On a flat surface, spread the slices of beef with sausage meat. 3) Add some salt and pepper, along with a little crushed rosemary. 4) Roll up and close with cocktail sticks securely. 5) In... - 44.6554

Scallops In Cream Sauce

MAKING 1) Take a heavy-based saucepan, pour wine and lemon juice in it and bring to a boil. 2) Lower the heat and add the scallops. Let it simmer gently for 8 -10 minutes. 3) Take away from heat and cool. Pour liquid through a strainer and strain. 4) Cut the... - 34.8403

Chicken Paprika

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 MAKING 2) In a pan, heat butter and oil. Sauté the vegetables. 3) In greased casserole dish, and the vegetables in it. 4) In a polythene bag, add flour and paprika to it. Put in the chicken pieces... - 43.8765

Salmon Loaf

MAKING 1) Take a 2 lb loaf tin and grease it. 2) In a medium sized bowl, mix the flaked salmon, chopped eggs, tomatoes, gherkins, parsley, salt and pepper. 3) Take a separate bowl and blend the mayonnaise, milk, lemon juice, and melted gelatine. 4) Add into... - 41.6118

Rosemary And Parmesan Stuffed Chicken

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5. MAKING 2) Using a knife, loosen the skin on the chicken breasts. 3) In a bowl, whisk the butter, garlic, Parmesan, rosemary and breadcrumbs together. 4) Add seasoning and apply over the chicken... - 45.9919

Lamb And Mushroom Korma

MAKING 1. In a skillet, melt the butter and saute onions till soft; add garlic and spices and fry for a couple of minutes 2. Add lamb pieces to it and coat it well with the spice mixture; add yogurt, cover and allow to simmer for three quarters of an hour 3.... - 40.5804

Potato Bread Or Fadge

MAKING 1 Combine the potatoes and seasoned flour. 2 Knead lightly on a floured board and roll out a quarter of an inch thick. 3 Cut into rounds or triangles. 4 Bake on floured, preheated griddle or pan until well skinned on both sides. SERVING 5 Serve... - 32.4066

Lemon Chicken With Rosemary

MAKING 1) Take plastic bag and put in flour, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper. 2) Put in each chicken joint into the bag. Shake to coat. 3) Heat a pan with oil. Fry the chicken until well browned. 4) In a big bowl, mix together chicken stock, lemon rind,... - 42.9465

Creamed Cabbage

MAKING 1. Remove the outer leaves, the ones that are dark green in colour, of the cabbage and wash then thoroughly 2. Shred them, dicarding any hard cores and add to a pan of hot salted water 3. Cook for fifteen minute and add shredded white cabbage; cook for... - 29.4985

Salmon And Cheese Toasties

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6. MAKING 2) Take a baking tray, apply butter to the bread and keep them in it. 3) Top each bread slice with pieces of smoked salmon. Cover with cheese. 4) Bake or grill for 4 to 5 minutes, till the... - 28.9411

Carrot And Orange Soup

MAKING 1) Heat a pan and melt butter and oil. Put in the carrot and onion 2) Close with lid and let the vegetables 'water'. This will take about 5 minutes. 3) Add stock and wine, bring to the boil, stirring continuously. 4) Close with lid and simmer for 15... - 41.0565

Creamed Green Beans

MAKING 1. Top and tail the beans and slice them diagonally into thin strips 2. Cook them in boiling water till they turn tender 3. In a pan, melt butter and fry mushrooms; drain the beans and add to the msuhrooms along with cream, mix well and reheat... - 28.0307

Mushroom Cream Sauce

MAKING 1. In a pan, heat butter and add onions and mushrooms to it; cook till tender 2. Add in chicken stock, wine and lemon juice to it and allow to simmer for a few more minutes 3. Add roux and simmer again for another couple of minutes; add cream and... - 32.6911

Turkey Bourguignon

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5. MAKING 2) In a pan, heat oil and butter, fry turkey slices until golden brown. 3) Take the turkey from pan and keep them in an ovenproof casserole dish. 4) De-rind and chop bacon 5) Put them into the... - 44.4424

Flaky Fruit Pie

GETTING READY 1) Remove the hull of fruits and slice them. 2) Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 before baking. MAKING 3) Into a bowl, sieve cottage cheese. 4) Mix in corn flour, sugar and grated lemon rind. 5) In a 7" (18 cm) greased flan dish, lay 4... - 43.5127

Strawberry Jam

MAKING 1. In a pan, add the strawberries, lemon juice an sugar andheat gradually till the sugar dissolves 2. Allow it to boil and cook briskly for fifteen minutes till it reaches the seeting point 3. Remove from the heat, add butter to dispense the scum and... - 33.1093

Rich Tomato Soup

MAKING 1) Heat a pan, melt the butter and oil. Put in the onion, garlic, bacon and celery. Sauté until soft but do not brown. 2) Pour in stock, wine, and then add sugar, tomatoes, tomato puree, seasoning and parsley. 3) Let it come to a boil. Let it simmer... - 41.4031

Ratatouille

MAKING 1. On a flat plate, add the pieces of courgette and aubergine and sprinkle salt on top generously; set aside for fifteen minutes; rinse and dry 2. In a pan, heat both the oils and fry onions and garlic in it for almost five minutes 3. Add aubergine,... - 35.9092

Curried Eggs

MAKING 1) Using a knife, halve the eggs. Transfer the yolks to a bowl. 2) Put in 1 egg white and mash well. 3) Add in fruit chutney, curry paste, mayonnaise, horseradish sauce and the seasonings. Mix well. SERVING 4) Serve with toasted bread. - 31.5922

Apricot Cream Tart

MAKING 1) Heat butter till it melts and then mix in crushed biscuits. 2) Pack this into the base of a tin and keep in refrigerator to chill. 3) In the meantime, in a pan, mix sugar and cornflour with enough milk to form a smooth paste. 4) Heat rest of the... - 45.9399

Plaice With Carrot Sauce

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 375°F/190°C/ Gas 5. MAKING 2) Wash the fillets. Using a knife skin them. Roll up neatly. 3) Grease an oven- proof dish. Place the fillets along with bay leaf, 1 sprig coriander and 3 tbsp of fish stock. 4) Cover... - 45.3634

Plum Pudding

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 temperature. 2) Cut the plums into half and stone them. MAKING 3) In a pan, place the plums with orange juice, 1/4 pt (150 ml) water, sugar and cinnamon stick. 4) Allow the mixture to come to a boil and... - 46.1274

Bacon And Potato Casserole

GETTING READY 1. Turn the oven to setting 375°F/190°C/Gas 5 MAKING 2. In a greased, wide ovenproof dish, add a layer of potato slices 3. Dilute the white sauce and bring it up to three quarters of a pint and add chopped onoon and parsley to it 4. Add it... - 31.7964

Red Pepper Soup

MAKING 1) Heat a pan, melt the butter and oil. Put in the onion and garlic, sauté until soft but do not brown it. 2) Pour in the stock, sherry, and add peppers, tomatoes, sugar and parsley. 3) In a bowl, add flour into the melted butter. Whisk. Pour it into... - 42.9139

Roast Belly Of Pork

GETTING READY 1. Turn the oven to a setting of 425°F/220°C/Gas 7 MAKING 2. In the pork, make a cavity for the stuffing at the same place from where the bones were removed 3. In a processor, add bread, parsley and prunes and chop finely; add grated onion to... - 33.3129

Mussels With Crushed Garlic

MAKING 1) Take an oven-proof dish and place the mussels in it. 2) In a saucepan, melt butter, add garlic and heat, add lemon juice, pepper and parsley. 3) Transfer the sauce over the mussels and then dust some breadcrumbs over each mussel. 4) Cook under a... - 30.3978

Cumberland Sauce

GETTING READY 1. Pare the rind from the lemon and orange and cut into very fine strips MAKING 2. Cook the strips of rind in water for five minutes till tender, drain and reserve the strips 3. Heat jelly and port till the jelly dissolves completely 4. Mix... - 37.0307

Spiced Pork

MAKING 1. Heat oil in a pan and brown the pork by batches; remove and drain excess oil on paper towels 2. Add onion, garlic and sugar to the pan and fry for five minutes 3. Add chilli, coriander and turmeric, fry for a minute and then add chicken stockand... - 38.8284

Smoked Trout Pate

MAKING 1) In a blender, cream the cheese until soft. 2) Take a bowl and transfer the creamed cheese into it. 3) Flake the smoked trout and add to the cheese. Add horseradish, lemon juice and rind to the creamed cheese. 4) Season with salt and pepper. 5) Take... - 36.5004

Ocean Rolls

MAKING 1) In a bowl, squeeze lemon juice over fillets. 2) In a saucepan, melt butter and sauté shallot for 3 to 4 minutes. 3) Put in the prawns, crab meat, sweetcorn, seasoning and cream. Stir and cook for 3 mins. 4) Take the pan away from the heat. Put... - 42.182

Avocado And Prawn Mousse

MAKING 1) In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in white wine. 2) Using a knife, peel, halve and stone avocados. Cut the flesh coarsely. 3) In a blender, blend with the mayonnaise, gelatin, lemon zest and seasoning. 4) Add a little water and liquidize until... - 36.9314

Meat Loaf

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5. MAKING 2) Take a 2 lb base lined, loaf tin. Greased it with butter. 3) Heat a pan and melt butter and oil. Sauté onion and garlic until soft. 4) Put in chopped mushrooms and sauté until soft. 5)... - 42.6328

Shortbread Biscuits

GETTING READY 1) Preheat oven to 275°F/140°C/Gas 2 before baking. MAKING 2) Mix together butter and icing sugar, creaming well. 3) Mix in flour. 4) On an 8" (20 cm) round metal tray, roll out the mixture. 5) Take a greased baking tray; place the rolled... - 36.3871

Marinated Salmon

MAKING 1) In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except salmon. 2) Take a non metallic dish and add a quarter of the mixture over its base. 3) Place the salmon fillet, skin side down. 4) Add half the mixture over the salmon, sandwich it with second fillet, skin... - 30.8061

Shortcrust Pastry

GETTING READY 1 Preheat the oven at 350 degrees farenheit/180 degrees celsius. MAKING 2 In a food processor ,whizz the flour and cubed butter until it resembles rough breadcrumbs. 3 Whisk the egg, use three-quarters of it to bind the mixture in a... - 32.4224

Basic Beef Burger

GETTING READY 1) Pre-heat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4. MAKING 1) In a bowl, mix the meat, bread crumbs, parsely, herbs, garlic and pepper along with egg. 2) Apply some flour to your hands and shape into six 3" (7.5 cm) burgers. 3) Heat a frying pan with... - 42.1893

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