recipes

My recipes/cooking blog. I don't update it anywhere near as often as I should, but that's probably because I don't get creative in the kitchen anywhere near as often as I should!

  • Fruit Scones

    Fruit Scones

    There are probably more different recipes for scones, and even just for fruit scones, than there are people who make them on a regular basis. This is another one!

    Robert Wray …

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  • Green Peppercorn sauce for Steak

    A rather rich, and very tasty (even if I do say so myself!) sauce to accompany steak that doesn't really take very long to prepare and really does go nicely with a ribeye steak that's been cooked to …

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  • Noodle salad

    Stats

    Serves: 20 people as one component of a BBQ buffetPrep Time: 10 mins

    Ingredients

    1 carrot60ml Soy sauce3 nests of medium egg noodles, dried (c. 200g)1 red chilli (mild/medium heat)Couple of …

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  • Paprika & Pancetta Chicken Casserole

    Stats

    Serves: 6Prep Time: 20 minsCook Time: 1 hour

    Ingredients

    900g skinless chicken thigh fillets340g cubed smoked pancetta2 leeks, trimmed and sliced into 1 cm rounds1 white onion, finely sliced1 …

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  • Rocky Road Cookies

    Stats

    Makes: 12 cookiesPrep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 10 mins

    Ingredients

    125g butter100g dark brown/muscavado sugar125g golden caster sugar200g chocolate chips50g small marshmallows1 medium egg1 …

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  • Oven Baked Pea Risotto

    Oven Baked Pea Risotto

    The big downside, if you can call it that, to making risotto is the time that you have to spend pandering to its needs by stirring, adding stock, stirring some more, and …

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  • Iberico and Grape Pizza

    Stats

    Serves: 2Prep Time: 15 minutes (if using a bread maker)

    Ingredients

    275g "00" Flour / Strong white bread flour25g Semolina25ml Olive Oil1/2 tsp Yeast1 tsp Salt170ml WaterPizza sauce, from a …

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  • Pork Chops with a Barbecue Maple sauce

    StatsPrep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 50 mins

    Ingredients4 pork chops25ml lemon juice25ml olive oil1 red onion, finely diced200ml red wine75ml jack daniels25ml red wine vinegar25ml light soy sauce2 …

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  • Beetroot chutney

    StatsPrep Time: 20 minsCook Time: 1 hourIngredients900g cooked beetroot, cubed into 5-10mm cubes375g onions peeled and chopped350g cooking apple peeled, cubed into 5-10mm cubes120g demarara sugar1 …

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  • Spicy chorizo and lentil soup

    Stats

    Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

    Ingredients

    1 tin chopped tomatoes 75g chorizo (a picante one is best) sliced and then quartered 150g red split lentils, well washed 2tbsp …

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