Apple Cupcakes
Feb21

Apple Cupcakes

Healthier cupcakes recipe with fruit and Natvia for sweetness

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Walnut, Date and Banana Cake
Jan13

Walnut, Date and Banana Cake

A moist, rich cake that I created due to not having enough flour left to make our usual banana cake.

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Wholemeal Tartlets with Mushroom Filling
Dec10

Wholemeal Tartlets with Mushroom Filling

Print Wholemeal Tartlets with Mushroom Filling Ingredients PASTRY ½ cup wholemeal plain flour ½ cup white plain flour 45g butter 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons lemon juice Approximately ⅓ cup grated tasty cheese MUSHROOM FILLING 30g butter 5 green shallots, chopped 375g mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon white plain flour ¼ cup skim milk ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese...

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Onion Flan
Dec10

Onion Flan

Print Onion Flan Ingredients 625g shortcrust pastry 12 medium onions, chopped 60g butter 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon plain flour 4 eggs ¾ cup cream 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper good pinch nutmeg 1 cup grated Swiss cheese A little extra butter parsley to garnish (optional) Instructions Line a lightly greased family Size flan with pastry. Prick well and bake in a moderately hot oven (200C) for 15 minutes. Meanwhile...

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Savoury Pastry Portions
Dec09

Savoury Pastry Portions

Print Savoury Pastry Portions Ingredients Puff Pastry Grated Cheese Spinach Bacon Egg, Beaten Instructions Cut squares of pastry 10cm by 10cm. Place a small amount of spinach in one corner of pastry, topped with cheese and bacon, and then fold the opposite corner over it, to form a triangle. Press down sides and prod the top with a fork to allow air in. Brush over with egg and place in oven on moderate until golden brown. ENJOY!!!...

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Quiche Lorraine
Dec08

Quiche Lorraine

Print Quiche Lorraine Ingredients 30cm pastry shell 1 cup cream 2-3 eggs, bacon (4 -5) rashes 1 onion Gruyere cheese (or mozzarella) salt, pepper. Instructions Slightly brown sliced bacon and sliced onion in a little butter, let it cool down and place in pastry shell, add ground cheese, beat eggs well and then mix in cream, salt and pepper, pour in shell. Backe at 200� C for approx. 35 min or until brown. 3.2.2885...

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Leek and Bacon Quiche
Dec08

Leek and Bacon Quiche

Print Leek and Bacon Quiche Ingredients Short pastry or Gluten free shortcrust pastry 20g butter 1 large leek, trimmed, halved, thinly sliced 180g rindless shortcut bacon, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves 1 teaspoon chopped fresh marjoram ½ cup grated tasty cheese 4 large or extra large eggs ½ cup milk salt and pepper to taste Instructions Roll out and line a quiche dish, pie dish or springform pan...

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Cheese Souffle
Dec08

Cheese Souffle

Print Cheese Souffle Ingredients 60g butter ¼ cup plain flour 1 cup milk ¼ teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt pinch cayenne pepper 1½ cups grated tasty cheese 3 eggs, separated Instructions Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour and cook a few minutes. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Bring to boil. Add mustard, salt, cayenne and cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Cool. Then stir in well beaten egg...

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Mince Tart
Dec05

Mince Tart

Print Mince Tart Ingredients 375g shortcrust pastry ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 apples ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg ¼ cup currants 2 tablespoons water ¼ cup sugar Grated rind and juice of ½ lemon ¼ cup sultanas 15g butter ¼ cup mixed peel A little extra sugar ½ teaspoon mixed spice Instructions Grease a 20cm Pie Plate. Roll out pastry thinly and line the Pie Plate with half of it....

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Lemon Meringue Pie
Dec05

Lemon Meringue Pie

Print Lemon Meringue Pie Ingredients Short Crust Pastry: 2 Cups plain flour 125 grams butter pinch of salt ¼ cup of water Filling: ⅓ Cup plain flour ⅓ Cup Cornflour 1½ Cup Sugar ½ Teaspoon Salt 2 Cups of hot water ⅓ Cup Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon lemon rind 4 egg yolks 30 grams butter Meringue: 4 egg whites ⅓ cup castor sugar Instructions Base: Sift flour into a bowl Rub butter into flour...

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Fig Pie
Dec05

Fig Pie

Print Fig Pie Ingredients 375g shortcrust pastry 2 cups finely chopped dried Figs 1 cup boiling water ¼ cup sugar 1 tablespoon golden syrup rind and juice of I lemon 1 apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped ½ tsp ground ginger ½ cup soft breadcrumbs a little extra sugar Instructions Grease a 20cm Pie Plate. Roll out pastry thinly and line Pie Plate with half of it. Simmer figs with the water, sugar and golden...

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Date Pie
Dec05

Date Pie

Print Date Pie Ingredients 250g shortcrust pastry ¼ cup sugar 1 cup stoned chopped dates 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons grated orange rind ½ cup milk ½ cup water ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 125g cream cheese Grated nutmeg Instructions Grease a 24cm Pie Plate, Roll out pastry thinly and line the pie plate with it. Crimp the edge. Simmer dates, orange rind and water in a small saucepan until thick. Cool. Spread...

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Apple Turnovers
Dec05

Apple Turnovers

Print Apple Turnovers Ingredients 1¾ cups plain flour ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder 8 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon lemon juice 100 ml cold water 1 tin of pie apples 2 tblsp castor sugar Instructions Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Cut butter into pieces, the size of marbles. Stir butter into flour lightly with a knife. Add lemon juice and water, and mix into a dry dough. Knead lightly...

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Apple Shortbread
Dec05

Apple Shortbread

Print Apple Shortbread Ingredients 500g shortbread pastry 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1.5 cups stewed or canned apples, sweetened little extra sugar Instructions Grease a Biscuit Slice Pan. Roll out pastry thinly and line the Pan with half of it. Spread with the apples. Sprinkle with the cinnamon. Cover with remaining pastry and seal edges. Brush with water and sprinkle with extra sugar. Bake in a hot oven (220°C) for 30 minutes,...

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Apple Pie
Dec05

Apple Pie

Print Apple Pie Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup self-raising flour ½ teaspoon salt 6 tblsp butter 1 egg 60ml milk 2 tblsp castor sugar 6 cooking apples ½ cup sugar 120ml water 2 cloves Instructions Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Place in a large saucepan with sugar, water and cloves. Cook on low heat until apples are tender, then drain off any excess water. Sift flours and salt into a bowl. Rub butter into...

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Almond Tart
Dec05

Almond Tart

Print Almond Tart Ingredients 125g rough puff pastry ¼ cup cake crumbs 2 tablespoons strawberry jam or lemon butter 1 tablespoon sugar A few drops of almond essence 2 eggs, separated 1 tablespoon ground almonds or coconut 2 tablespoons castor sugar Instructions Grease a 20cm Pie Plate. Roll out pastry thinly and line Pie Plate with it. Crimp the edge. Spread with jam. Combine egg yolks, ground almonds or coconut, cake crumbs,...

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Steak and kidney pie
Dec03

Steak and kidney pie

Print Steak and kidney pie Ingredients 375g frozen puff pastry 705g topside steak 2 kidneys 2 onions 2 carrots 1 bacon rasher 4 tbls butter 2 tbls flour 2 cups water 2 beef stock cubes 1 tsp salt Instructions Cut the steak and kidney into small cubes. Peel and chop pnions and carrots. Dice bacon. heat 2 tbls butter in a large pan and fry meat until browned.Remove from pan. Melt other 2 tbls butter in pan. Stir in the flour. Remove...

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Pasties
Dec03

Pasties

Print Pasties Ingredients 250g topside steak salt and pepper 2 medium potatoes, peeled 250g flaky or rough puff pastry 1 onion, chopped 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Instructions Cut the meat and potatoes into small dice. Mix with the onion and parsley. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll out the pastry thinly and cut into rounds using a saucer as a guide. Put some mixture on one half of each round, leaving a margin of...

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Meat Pie
Dec03

Meat Pie

Print Meat Pie Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup self raising flour ½ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons butter 80 ml cold water 500 grams steak mince 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon salt pinch pepper 1 carrot, grated pinch mixed herbs 60 ml water 2 tablespoons plain flour 3 tablespoons water extra Instructions Put the mince, onion, seasonings, carrots and water in a pan and cook gently. Stir often until the meat is cooked. Blend the 2...

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Cornish Pasties
Dec03

Cornish Pasties

Print Cornish Pasties Ingredients 250g topside steak salt and pepper 2 medium potatoes, peeled 250gr flaky or rough puff pastry 1 onion, chopped 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Instructions Cut the meat and potatoes into small dice. Mix with the onion and parsley. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll out the pastry thinly and cut into rounds using a saucer as a guide. Put some mixture on one half of each pastry round,...

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