Steak Pie

Ingredients 900g/2lb stewing steak, cut into cubes Plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper –  for dusting 1 tbsp Olive oil 2 Onions, sliced 1 Knob Butter 2 x Carrots, chopped 1 tbsp chopped Fresh thyme salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 x Pot hot beef stock 225g/8oz ready-rolled puff pastry 1 free-range egg, beaten Method Lightly dust the cubed steak with … Continue reading Steak Pie

Easy Choccie Biscuits

Ingredients 100g cooking margarine or butter 50g caster sugar 100g self-raising flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Method Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly butter a baking tray. Cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy; stir in flour and cocoa powder. Divide dough into small balls and place on prepared baking tray. Lightly press each ball with the back of … Continue reading Easy Choccie Biscuits

Olive Bread Twists

Ingredients 1kg/2lb 2oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting 20g/¾oz salt 20g/¾oz instant yeast 800ml/1½ pints tepid water 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for oiling 1 x 1kg/2lb 2oz jar pitted green olives in brine, drained and quartered Method Oil two 2-3 litre/3½-5¼ pints square plastic container. Put the flour into a bowl. Add the salt to one side of the bowl … Continue reading Olive Bread Twists

Sausage and Bean Casserole

Ingredients 1–2 tbsp oil 12 good quality pork sausages 6 rashers rindless streaky bacon, roughly sluced 2 leeks, thinly sliced 1 x Red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 x Yellow bell pepper, deseeded and chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 x 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes 300ml/10fl oz chicken stock 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp dark brown muscovado sugar 2 … Continue reading Sausage and Bean Casserole

Leftover Christmas Pie

Ingredients  45g/1½oz butter 2 large leeks, washed and roughly sliced 3 tbsp plain flour 500ml/18fl oz chicken stock (or 250ml/9fl oz leftover gravy and 250ml/9fl oz stock) 1 heaped tsp English mustard powder 600g/1lb 5oz leftover turkey meat, cut into bite-sized pieces 250g/9oz cooked ham, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 tbsp roughly chopped thyme  200ml/7fl oz single cream 1 free-range egg, beaten for egg wash … Continue reading Leftover Christmas Pie

Belly Pork with Apple Juniper & Cider

Not quite your traditional Belly Pork recipe Ingredients Serves 2 550g belly of pork (6 thick cut slices) smoked dry-cured streaky bacon – I use around 7 slices, but it’s your own preference 3 medium Cox’s apples, cored, and cut into thick slices  2 x medium onions, sliced into rings 2 x cloves garlic, peeled, and sliced 18 juniper berries 18 sage leaves 225ml dry … Continue reading Belly Pork with Apple Juniper & Cider

Oh My Fudge!

Christmas is all about gift making, good food and lots of yummy treats! Ingredients 1 x Can Condensed Milk 150ml milk 450g demerara sugar 115g butter Method Add the sugar, butter, milk and condensed milk to a heavy based pan and heat gently, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and as the temperature rises, stir the fudge occasionally so that the … Continue reading Oh My Fudge!