Category: Recipes

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Vegan Muffins

Hannah, one of the girls that is working with Anna at the moment is Vegan. She is always saying that she can’t find many vegan cake recipes as most cakes contain eggs. We get on well with her and wanted to treat her to some home made cakes so I decided to modify my Oaty Banana...

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Homemade Camembert

I shouldn’t really be surprised as Anna is usually quite good at such things. But, I am a little surprised at just how good her homemade camembert is. It’s not that I didn’t have faith in her cheese-making abilities, nor did I doubt the expert tuition she had on her River Cottage HQ Cheesemaking Course. What...

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Giant Stollen Baking for Christmas

I had quite a bit of marzipan left over after baking and decorating our Christmas cake this year. That’s nothing unusual as I did have more than 1kg of the delicious yellow almond paste and with only one cake to cover this year I didn’t use it all. The leftover marzipan would usually sit there, gradually...

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Cheesemaking at River Cottage

So, Alan treated me to a cheesemaking course at River Cottage for my birthday.  I’m not really sure how we decided on cheesemaking but I fancied a cookery course and I think we thought it would be nice to do some something completely different rather than baking bread or cakes.  We did some research and...

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This Year’s Christmas Cake

I was back from our activity weekend by mid afternoon on Sunday. I therefore had plenty of time to unpack, was things out and then do some chores. Tidying the house a little, cleaning out the fishtank and then as Anna cooked dinner I made a start on this years Christmas Cake. Yep, it’s that...

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Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe 1

Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Ingredients 2 tbsp of groundnut oil 2 tbsp soy sauce 2tbsp sesame oil 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 2inch piece of ginger, sliced into thin strips 2 shallots 1 tbsp oyster sauce 500ml vegetable stock 1 packet of baby sweetcorn 6 mushrooms sliced 1 red pepper, sliced 1 large courgette, cut into strips 1 packet...

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Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Mmm Mmm Lemon Cheesecake! That was quite a success and so easy to make as well. Anna had been away for a couple of days on the Isle of Man, so I thought I’d make a cheesecake for her as it’s one of her favourites. Unfortunately when Morgan and Pat went shopping they forgot the all important...

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Builders Brownies

We’ve been feeling guilty as we haven’t been here to supply the workmen with tea and cakes whilst they’ve been creating a new drive for us. So today I decided to bake some brownies for them. Not just any old brownies either, but delicious salted caramel brownies. The perfect ‘builders brownies’ in fact. Mind you,...

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Booster Bars

I’m sure that even being packed full of seeds and fruit that these ‘Booster Bars’ aren’t good for you. Somehow, I think the masses of butter, sugar, peanut butter and honey kind of override any goodness from the seeds. And if we’re counting calories then things don’t get much more calorie dense than this. Very...

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Christmas Dinner Curry

It wouldn’t be Christmas without loads of leftovers and what better to do with them than make a Christmas Dinner Curry. I didn’t stop at the turkey either, in went the stuffing, in went the sprouts, even the pigs in blankets and some nice sausage meat and cranberry balls that we had. Any leftover veggies too....

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Witches Finger Biscuits – Getting Ready For Halloween

After work on Friday we popped into the Supermarket and bought 21 pumpkins! Yep, we had a few funny looks wandering around with a trolley full of nothing but pumpkins, but we had good reason – It was a pumpkin each for the Scouts so that they could carve their halloween lanterns. Morgan loves carving...

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