Custard

Custard - So much better than instant! - full fat milk, eggs, vanilla extract, caster sugar, cornflour, Put the milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil, Remove from the heat and set aside.; Separate the eggs. Beat the yolks with the sugar and vanilla until light and frothy. Beat in the flour.; Add [...]

Courgette muffins

Courgette muffins - Tasty alternative to sandwiches for a packed lunch - mature cheddar, large eggs, Milk, courgettes, spring onions, plain flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/Gas 4; Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin cases.; Sieve the flour and the baking powder into a large bowl. Add the salt [...]

Chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse - Dark, delicious and guaranteed to impress - eggs, unsalted butter, 100g dark chocolate (minimun 70% cocoa ), caster sugar, pistachio nuts, Break the chocolate into pieces and put into a heatproof bowl with the butter.; Bring a small pan of water to the boil and set the bowl of chocolate over it, [...]

Banana cake

Banana cake - A delicious way to use over-ripe bananas - unsalted butter, softened, large eggs, very ripe bananas, light muscovado sugar, golden caster sugar, ground hazelnuts, plain flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, dark chocolate chips, demerara sugar, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 170˚C/150˚C fan/Gas 3; Butter the loaf tin or line with baking parchment.; Peel the [...]

Banana and chocolate muffins

Banana and chocolate muffins - A mood-lifting treat! - ripe bananas, large eggs, unsalted butter, softened, Milk, dark chocolate drops, plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla extract, sugar, Pinch of salt, Leave the butter to soften at room temperature.; PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/Gas 4; Sieve the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda [...]

The Lemon Squeezy rhubarb crumble

The Lemon Squeezy rhubarb crumble - An indulgent treat the whole family will enjoy - rhubarb, orange (preferably organic), unsalted butter, wholemeal plain flour, rolled oats, soft brown sugar, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas 5; Wash and top and tail the rhubarb and cut the stalks into 5cm pieces. Zest and squeeze the orange.; Put [...]

Spinach frittata

Spinach frittata - Fluffy, filling and fast - large eggs, fresh spinach, pecorino, olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, PRE-HEAT THE GRILL; Put the spinach in a colander and pour boiling water over it to wilt it. Leave to drain and then roughly chop.; With a sharp knife, cut the cheese into thin shavings; Break [...]

Yogurt cake

Yogurt cake - Light, delicious sponge - coconut or plain full fat yogurt, large eggs, unwaxed lemon, A little butter for greasing, plain flour, desiccated coconut, baking powder, sugar, groundnut oil, cocoa powder for dusting, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas 4; Wash the lemon and finely grate the rind. Grease a loose-bottomed 22cm cake tin [...]

Smoked salmon mini muffins

Smoked salmon mini muffins - Elegant finger food for an evening with friends - smoked salmon, eggs, full fat plain yogurt, Sprig of dill½, lemon, olive oil, plain flour, baking powder, Sea salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas 4; Cut the smoked salmon into thin strips. Squeeze the lemon and drizzle the juice over the [...]

Frittata with red peppers and green beans

Frittata with red peppers and green beans - A quick and healthy meal, on the table in just 30 minutes - 6 eggs, 1 red pepper, 100g fine green beans, 2 shallots, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 clove garlic, 50g grated parmesan, Sea salt, black pepper, TURN THE GRILL ON TO HIGH; Wash, halve and [...]

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