December 10, 2009

Baking with the kids: Christmas Surprise Cookies

Here is a great recipe for baking with the kids over Christmas time. It is my Christmas surprise cookies that the children will love making with you.

 

Ingredients:

 

3/4 cup of shortening

3/4 cup of light brown sugar

1 egg

1 3/4 cups of flour

1 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla … Read the rest

December 8, 2009

Barbecued Pork Spare ribs

Here is one of my favourite Barbecued pork spare ribs recipes.

Ingredients

2 banks of spareribs, uncut, about 2 pounds each
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sweet bean sauce or hoi sin sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sherry

Method

Trim off the excess fat from the thick edges of spare-ribs. Place ribs
in a … Read the rest

December 1, 2009

How to make Beef stroganoff

Here is my favourite How to make Beef stroganoff recipe.

Ingredients:

Olive oil cooking spray
1kg beef fillet, trimmed and cut into thin strips
2 onions chopped
2 cloves of crushed garlic
400g of sliced button mushrooms
3 teaspoons corn flour or more if required to thicken
1 cup of stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup of single cream… Read the rest

November 25, 2009

Double chocolate chip cookies

Here is my outrageous Double chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Double chocolate chip cookies

1 (24 ounce) package  chocolate chips (4 cups)
1 cup butter or margarine — softened
1 cup  brown sugar
1 tspn vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tspns baking soda
1/2 tspn salt
1 (6 ounce) package white baking bars — cut into … Read the rest

November 19, 2009

How to make an apple pie

Here is an apple pie recipe that would be perfect for a thanksgiving treat.

How to make an apple pie

Ingredients:
225g or 8oz of Shortcrust Pie Pastry .
55g or 4oz sultanas
55g or 2oz plump raisins
1 egg white which has been beaten
3 tablespoons of rum or brandy
550g or 1¼ lbs of Cooking apples
2 peeled … Read the rest

October 28, 2009

Pumpkin bars recipe

Here is my favourite pumpkin bars recipe another nice treat for thanksgiving.

Ingredients

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins
Cream Cheese Frosting … Read the rest

October 21, 2009

Tuna Pasta Bake

If you are looking for something easy to put together that will not cost much to make it doesn’t get any better than this tuna pasta bake. It is also a great way of using up your leftover pasta with some lovely seasoning.

My Tuna Pasta Bake

Ingredients:

30g margarine

4 tbs flour
2 cups milk

½ cup grated cheeseRead the rest

October 7, 2009

My Best Ever Garlic Mushroom Recipe

I have always loved garlic mushrooms and this is my best ever garlic mushroom recipe that I regularly make at home for family and friends.

Ingredients

8 oz (225 gm) Mushrooms

1/2 oz (15 gm) Butter

2 Cloves Garlic, crushed

Dash hot pepper sauce

Salt & pepper

Method:

Wash and dry the mushrooms. Melt the butter in a small pan Read the rest

September 30, 2009

Traditional Beef Stew Recipe

If like me you love a traditional winter dish then look no further than traditional beef stew. It is great for making from your food leftovers or as a stand alone meal to keep you warm as the winter months fast approach us. Not to mention how much children love making the dumplings in the kitchen with you.

So here … Read the rest

September 23, 2009

The Perfect Chicken Pie Recipe

Here is your chance to enjoy the perfect chicken pie recipe that the whole family can enjoy with you. There is something special about a quality chicken pie and my chicken pie recipe will have you the envy of your neighbours when they smell the special delights coming from your house.

Here is the perfect chicken pie recipe for you … Read the rest

September 18, 2009

Classic French Onion Soup

One of my favourite starters is classic french onion soup and as a result here is my favourite recipe:

Ingredient:

4 Tablespoons butter
2 pounds onions, thinly sliced
4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
3 cups whipping cream
salt and white pepper

Stilton Toast:

French bread, 2 ounces Stilton cheese,
2 ounces Cheddar cheese, and butter.

Method:

Toast 6 thick Read the rest

August 26, 2009

Coconut Meringue Cookies

We all love a quality cookies recipe and if you have had your fill of the famous chocolate cookies I have a fantastic alternative for you with my Coconut Meringue Cookies. These really will put a lovely smile on your face and the kids will just love them. Not to mention the big kid inside all of us!

This is … Read the rest

August 5, 2009

Baked Jam Roly Poly

If you are anything like me you will love something sweet to eat during the hot summer months. Whether it is something warm or cold we have to have our treats especially when it involves making them with our kids. Think of all the times when you were little and you did the baking with your mum or grandma it … Read the rest

August 4, 2009

Easy chocolate chip cookies

We all love chocolate chip cookies and I must admit I am no different. Whether it was the easy chocolate chip cookies that I ate as a child or the ones I have enjoyed making with my son they are incredibly naughty but extremely nice.

Here is my recipe for easy chocolate chip cookies that I hope you will love … Read the rest

August 3, 2009

Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

This is a lovely quick pudding that takes less than five minutes to make and is perfect for eating after a family meal. Both kids and adults will love my five minute chocolate mug cake.

Ingredients:
1 coffee mug
4 tablespoons of plain flour
4 tablespoons of sugar
4 tablespoons of baking cocoa
1 medium egg
1 tablespoon of milk… Read the rest

May 13, 2009

The perfect Pizza Dough

When I look back at my childhood the one bit of baking that I enjoyed doing the most was making pizza’s when my school friends came round for tea after school. It was wonderful making them from scratch and rolling out the dough before deciding what to put on top of them. There would be three or four of us … Read the rest

May 12, 2009

Traditional Tomato Soup

We all love a traditional bowl of soup with warm crusty bread and tomato soup is no different. It is also very filling and good for you without breaking the bank.

Ingredients:

30ml Olive Oil

900g Fresh Medium Tomatoes halved

2 Medium Garlic Cloves

1 Small Potato peeled and sliced

300ml Water

Vegetable Stock

5ml Sugar

Instructions:

You need to … Read the rest

May 11, 2009

Welsh Rarebit

A fantastic easy lunch or snack for you that is a personal favourite in our household…

Ingredients:

25g Butter

25g Flour

150ml Milk

75ml Brown Ale

175g Mature Cheddar Cheese

1 Teaspoon of Mustard

2 Teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce

1 Egg Yolk

4 Slices of Bread

Instructions:

Mix the flour and butter together until they form a nice paste. Then … Read the rest