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Traditional British food / UK food but also English ‘modern’ cuisine is becoming more popular these days.
While most British people eat a lot of pasta, pizza and dishes influenced by Indian and Chinese cultures – like curries and stir fries – some of the old favourites are still on the menu, even if they’re not eaten every day.
Fish ‘n’ chips Brits have been eating fish and chips since the 19th century.
Pies: There are so many different pies from around the UK: cottage pie (minced beef with a mashed potato topping), shepherd’s pie (using lamb instead of beef),
steak and kidney pie made with a suet-based (beef or mutton fat) pastry case, pork pie (famously made in Melton Mowbray) which is eaten cold, and
the Cornish pasty – meat, potato and vegetables wrapped up in a semi-circular pastry case which is a meal in itself.
The British banger:

Unlike European sausages, most British sausages (‘bangers’) are made from fresh meat rather than smoked or cured and then grilled, fried or baked. Sausages are usually made from casings filled with pork or beef and flavoured with herbs and spices and come in long ‘links’ or strings.
Lancashire hotpot
This stew, which originated in the north west of England, is made from mutton or lamb and vegetables, topped with sliced potatoes. It’s simple to prepare and cheap to make, but cooked long and slow so that the meat is succulent and tender.

Appetizer
Potato galettes with smoked salmon and dill creme fraiche  Print Recipe

Individual potato pancakes called galettes are topped with a sour cream mixture and smoked salmon. The potato galettes can be browned 2 hours in advance. Bake in the oven 10 minutes before serving.
Serves: 6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:12 minutes
1/4 cup crême fraiche or sour cream
3 tablespoons shallots, minced
2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
to taste salt and pepper
2 large Idaho potatoes
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced
1 1/2 ounces salmon caviar, (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix creme fraiche or sour cream, shallots, dill and one tablespoon lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. (Mixture can be prepared a day ahead. Keep chilled.)
Peel and finely grate potatoes. Wash potatoes under cold water. Drain well. Toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons butter in bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Add remaining butter. Spoon 1/2 cups of grated potatoes in the skillet to make four round galettes.
Using a metal spatula, press and flatten potatoes into pancakes. Cook 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook until bottom is golden, about 4 minutes. Invert galette with a metal spatula. Cook until bottom is golden, about 4 minutes.
Transfer pan to oven; cook until galettes are crisp, about 10 minutes.
PRESENTATION
Place galettes on warm plates. Spread with creme fraiche. Top with salmon. Drizzle with a squeeze of lemon juice on each plate. Season with pepper. Garnish with caviar, (optional) and chives.

Main
Baked salmon fillets  Print Recipe


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:15 minutes
1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped chives
2 teaspoons grainy Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
to taste salt and pepper
4 6-ounce salmon fillets, boned
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix butter, half of the lemon juice, chopped chives, mustard, lemon peel, salt and pepper until well blended.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Rub one tablespoon of mustard-chive butter over foil. Place fillets skin side down on foil and spoon about one teaspoon of lemon juice on each fillet. Season with salt and pepper.
Top each fillet with one tablespoon of mustard-chive butter. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

PRESENTATION

Using a slotted spatula, place the fish fillets in the center of warm plates. Spoon the chive-butter sauce over. Serve hot.

Main
Baked salmon steaks with apricot-horseradish sauce  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time:12 minutes
1/4 cup apricot jam
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon white vinegar
4-8-ounce salmon steaks
4 sprigs fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the apricot jam, horseradish, and vinegar.
Rinse salmon steaks under cold water and pat dry. Lay steaks on a lightly oiled baking pan. Spoon the sauce evenly over tops of steaks.
Bake the salmon steaks for ten minutes. Remove center bone to test for doneness.
PRESENTATION
Skin and bone the salmon steaks. Place each steak in the center of warm plates.

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Beer-batter cod fillets  Print Recipe

Other fish options include haddock, sea bass, orange roughy, and tilapia.
Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:20 minutes
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
3/4 cup beer
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
6 5-ounce boneless cod fillets
1 teaspoon fish seasoning
2 quarts vegetable oil for frying .
In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and dill. Add beer, milk, and eggs; mix well. Season cod fillets.
Place fillets in batter mixture, coat well.
Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place fish in hot oil, and fry until golden brown.
Cook fish in batches to maintain oil temperature

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Chicken noodle soup  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:15 minutes
1/2 Tablespoon butter
2 ribs celery, diced
3-4 large carrots diced
1 clove garlic, minced
10 cups chicken home-made stock or broth
1 teaspoon salt, to taste
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper , to taste
1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary ,or more, to taste
1/8 teaspoon dried sage
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 batch homemade egg noodles , or 5 cups dry egg noodles, farfalle or other bite-size pasta
3 cups rotisserie chicken *
1 teaspoon better than bouillon chicken flavor , (or more, as needed), or chicken bouillon cube
1. In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add butter, diced celery and carrots to. Saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
2. Add chicken stock and season with rosemary, sage, crushed red pepper, and salt and pepper. Taste and add a spoonful of “better than boullion” chicken or chicken bouillon cubes as needed.
3. Bring broth to a boil. Add noodles (either uncooked homemade egg noodles, or dry store-bought pasta) and cook just until noodles are al dente.
4. Add chicken meat from the rotisserie chicken. Taste the broth again and add more seasonings, if needed
5. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, depending on the freshness of the chicken you used.
Notes
Stock:Homemade stock gives the best results.
Chicken: Using a rotisserie chicken (or your own whole roasted chicken) is the best method because you can use the meat for the soup and the bones to make homemade chicken stock. To use raw chicken meat, add raw chicken thighs, breasts, or tenders right to the boiling broth in step 3 (before adding the noodles). Cooking time will differ depending on the chicken you use but cook for about 5 minutes before adding the noodles.
Make ahead: This soup is best made ahead of time when you are using homemade egg noodles (they don’t get soggy like regular store bought noodles). If using regular dry noodles I recommend making the broth (steps 1-2) first, and then the day of serving boiling the broth and noodles and adding the chicken.
Freezing Instructions: Allow the soup to cool completely and store it in a freezer safe container for 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, or over medium heat on the stove. If using store bought noodles I would suggest undercooking the noodles before freezing the soup, to avoid them getting soggy upon reheating.

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Creamed salmon casserole  Print Recipe

Serves: 6
Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:15 minutes
1 1/2 pounds cooked salmon
2 ounces butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 ounce flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
to taste, salt and white pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 cups cooked rice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Break up the salmon. Discard any skin and bones. Set aside.
Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy skillet. Add onion, shallot, and mushrooms and sauté until tender. Add wine and cook to reduce by half. Cool mixture. Add the flour. Stir well. Pour in the milk and cream. Mix well and whisk to make a cream sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Mix in the salmon and heat through. Spoon salmon mixture in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with parsley, and breadcrumbs.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Serve with the heated rice.

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Crunchy battered fried fish  Print Recipe


Serves: 4
Preparation time:15 minutes
Cooking time:10 minutes
2 pounds Cod fillets or any white flaky fresh fish
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika divided
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the batter:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
1 cup ice cold water plus more if needed
Peanut oil for frying
Cut fish in 1 1/2 inch strips. Place the cut fish in a plastic bag and season with 1 teaspoon of the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Close the bag and toss the fish until coated. Add in 2 tablespoons of flour and toss again.
For the batter:
Make the batter by placing the flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 tsp paprika, salt, and pepper into a large bowl and stir it together. Whisk in the water until it forms a batter similar to the consistency of pancake batter. Add a little more water if you need to get the right consistency.
Heat the oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat until it reaches 350°F, you can also use an electric deep fryer as well.
Place the fish in the batter, mix to combine until all pieces are coated while the oil is heating.
When the oil is hot, add the fish piece by piece into the hot oil. Do not crowd the pan, you will have to do this in batches. Flipping halfway through the cooking process takes about 8-10 minutes total.
When the fish has an internal temperature of 165°F and is golden brown, take out of the oil using tongs and place them on a wire rack over a sheet tray. Sprinkle with more salt immediately out of the oil so it will stick to the fish.
Keep cooking until all the fish is done. Serve with your favorite condiments like cocktail sauce or tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

Main
Deep-fried cod patties  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
1 pound salted cod
1 pound mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon parsley
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
2 beaten eggs
Soak the cod in cold water for 12 hours. Drain and poach, starting with fresh cold water. Simmer for 15 minutes or until fish becomes flaky. Drain and flake the fish. Combine with the remaining ingredients.
Shape into patties, allowing two per person.
Deep fry at 375 F (190 C) until brown. Arrange on a serving platter and serve hot.
Note: use any leftover fresh or salted codfish for this recipe. Serve with a sauce.

Main
Deviled chicken breasts  Print Recipe

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
4 medium chicken breasts
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup oil
1 cup fine bread crumbs
1 cup tomato sauce
Flatten the chicken breasts with a mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet.
Season with salt and pepper on both sides and sprinkle with oil. Broil the chicken breasts with the skin side down for about 10 minutes . Turn the chicken pieces and continue broiling until skin is brown. Brush each chicken piece with mustard.
Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake until chicken is done and bread crumbs are brown.
Serve with tomato sauce.

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Fish and chips  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time:20 minutes
2 pounds boned and skinned cod
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 recipe batter for fish (recipe below)
2 pounds baking potatoes
6 lemon wedges
oil for frying

BATTER FOR FISH

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup pancake flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup water

Cod can be substituted with other white firm skinless, and boneless fish.
Cut fish into 5 oz. (140 g) pieces. Wash under cold water and dry. Season with salt. Coat in the cold batter.
Deep fry at 360 F. (190 C) for 4 to 5 minutes. Arrange on a warm dish lined with a napkin.
Serve with chips and lemon pieces, or the traditional malt vinegar.
(The chips are actually large French fried potatoes, made with the baking potatoes, and deep fried.

BATTER FOR FISH

In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Beat egg and water. Blend in dry ingredients until smooth.

Main
Kedgeree of salmon with sea asparagus  Print Recipe

A colorful dish using fresh and smoked salmon, decorated in yellow, white and green.The recipe can be cut in half. Sea asparagus, also known as Salicornia has a salty, crunchy brininess. The plant grows in protected salt marshes on all continents except Antarctica. To cook sea asparagus, blanch the plant in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes, then shock it in a bowl of ice water. Once you have your blanched sea asparagus, all you really need to do is dress them with your best olive oil and add a little lemon juice, balsamic vinegar or other acidic component, plus a few grinds of black pepper.
Serves: 10 to 12
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
3 tablespoons butter
5 medium chopped scallions
2 cups sour cream
3 tablespoons curry powder
2 pounds salmon, poached
1 pound smoked salmon, diced
2 cups converted rice
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
6 hard cooked eggs
1 tablespoon onion, chopped
2 tablespoons soft butter
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
8 sprigs fresh parsley

1 cup lemon butter




Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Melt the butter in a saute pan. Add the scallions and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the sour cream and curry powder. Mix well.
Flake the boneless and skinless cooked salmon. Combine with the diced smoked salmon.
In a separate pot, stir the rice with the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat until the liquid is almost absorbed.
While the rice is cooking, separate the egg yolks from the whites. Chop the egg whites.
Reserve. Chop the egg yolks and save for garnish.
Combine the rice and the salmon mixture. Mix in half of the egg whites. Butter a deep casserole dish large enough for the rice mixture. Spoon the salmon-rice mixture into the casserole dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

PRESENTATION

Unmold the kedgeree unto a serving platter. Garnish the top with rows of the chopped egg yolks, chopped onion, and chopped parsley. Garnish the platter with sprigs of parsley.
Serve with the lemon butter.

Main
Leek patties  Print Recipe


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
6 large leeks (white and light green parts only), washed well, halved lengthwise and crosswise
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
Boil the leeks in boiling water until soft. Drain well. Squeeze out moisture. Coarsely chop the leeks.
Place in a bowl. Stir in eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
Make 8 patties. Brown both sides in canola oil.

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Orange glazed ham  Print Recipe

The sage oil or olive oil and chopped sage definitely add another level of flavor. Don't skip this step. Use half of a small bunch of sage leaves to make the paste rub. Baste the ham every 30 minutes Carrots and turnips may be cooked with the ham.
Serves: 8
Preparation time:30 minutes
Cooking time:4 hours
1 (8 to 10-pound) smoked ham, bone-in, skin on
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch fresh sage leaves
1/4 cup sage oil or virgin olive oil
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut in chunks
2 medium navel oranges, sliced thin, seeds removed
2 cups orange juice
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 pounds peeled baby carrots Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Place the ham in a large roasting pan, fat side up. Using a sharp knife, score the ham with cuts across the skin, about 2-inches apart and 1/2-inch deep. Cut diagonally down the slashes to form a diamond pattern; season with salt and pepper.
Chop about 6 of the sage leaves and put in a bowl; mix with the oil to make a paste. Rub the oil all over the ham, being sure to get the flavor into all the slits. Bake the ham for 2 hours. Prepare the orange glaze while the ham cooks.
1. For the glaze: Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add cut up butter, oranges, orange juice, brown sugar, water, and spices. Slowly cook the liquid down to a syrupy glaze; this should take about 30 to 40 minutes.
2. After the ham has been cooking for about 2 hours, pour the orange glaze all over it, with the pieces of fruit and all. Scatter the remaining sage leaves on top and return the ham back in the oven. Continue to cook for 1 1/2 hours, basting with the juices every 30 minutes.
3. Scatter the carrots and turnips of used around the ham and coat in the orange glaze. Place the ham back in the oven and cook for a final 30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender, the ham is dark and crispy, and is glistening with a sugary glaze.
4. Set the ham on a cutting board to rest before carving. Serve the carrots and orange glaze on the side.

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Oven barbecued chicken  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:50 minutes
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 2-pounds whole chickens



Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine onion, water, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire, hot sauce, garlic lemon rind and juice in a saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Wash and dry chickens. Cut into quarters. Brush pieces on both sides with sauce.
Arrange in greased baking pan skin side down. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees.
Turn chicken pieces over. Brush with remaining sauce. Bake 20 minutes or until done and tender.

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Oven pork chops  Print Recipe


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 mintes
Cooking time:20 minutes
4 lean pork chops
1 egg
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry Sherry wine
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a shallow baking pan with foil.
In a mixing bowl, beat egg, soy sauce, sherry, ginger powder, and garlic powder together, and pour into a shallow dish.
Sprinkle bread crumbs on a large plate. Dip pork chops into egg mixture, then coat evenly with bread crumbs on both sides.
Arrange chops on foil-lined baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn and bake another 10 minutes or until chops are tender.

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Silver dollar pear pancakes  Print Recipe


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:20 minutes
4 Bosc or Bartlett pears
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 recipe buttermilk pancakes batter
sour cream for garnish.
Core pears with an apple corer.
Starting at the bottom, slice pears crosswise into 1/8 inch thick rings, and toss in a small bowl with maple syrup and cinnamon.
Heat an electric griddle to 375 degrees or a heavy skillet until very hot.
Brush with butter; wipe off excess with a folded paper towel. Place a few pear slices on the griddle, 2 1/2 inches apart. Cook for a minute. Ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter into center of each pear ring.
Using the bottom of a ladle, gently push batter over edges of pears. Let cook until pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around the edges, about 2 1/2 minutes.
Using a spatula, turn pancakes over; cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.
Repeat with remaining pears and batter. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and extra syrup.

Main
Steak and kidney pie  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
1 pound lean steak
1 tablespoon oil
1 large chopped onion
1 veal kidney
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
6 ounces mushrooms
1 ounce package brown sauce mix
1 recipe never fail pie crust
Cut the steak into 1 inch cubes.
In a cast iron pot, brown cubed beef chuck or steak in oil over high heat to brown. Stir in the onion. Reduce heat to medium.
Cut the veal kidney into 1 inch cubes. Saute in oil over high heat. Transfer the kidneys to the beef. Add the tomato paste to the beef mixture. Add the cubes mushrooms, salt and pepper.
Mix the cold water with the Knorr demi glace mix or brown sauce mix. Stir into the beef mixture.
Simmer for 30 minutes over low heat, or until meat is tender.
Ladle the steak and kidney pie mix to an oven proof baking dish. Cool mixture.
Roll Never fail pie crust over the meat. Seal edges. Bake at 350 F until crust is brown.

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The perfect roast chicken  Print Recipe

Another tip for perfect roast chicken is the the brining method. It is done for a few hours the day before (leaving a chicken in salt water), and after a quick dunk in boiling water. It's left to dry overnight in the fridge. Cooking is then done the second day.
Serves: 6
Preparation time:15 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
3 1/2 lb (1.5kg) chicken
1 lemon/lime/any small citrus (optional)
Salt & pepper
Butter/olive oil

Buy the best chicken you can afford

Preheat oven to 450-460 F. (240 C).
Pour boiling water over the chicken as it lies in the sink.
Season well with sea salt and black pepper.
Cut the citrus fruit in half and place in the chicken cavity.
Rub butter/olive oil liberally over the skin
Place in the oven then IMMEDIATELY turn down temperature to 350 F (180 C).
Roast for one hour, basting once after 30 mins.
When done, remove from the oven and the bird can go straight to table.

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Tuna salad sandwiches  Print Recipe

Cut the celery and any other vegetables you’d like to add into a small dice so it’s still easy to make a sandwich. 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped sweet red bell pepper, dill pickle, pitted olives, or water chestnuts are all good stir-ins for the tuna salad. Mayonnaise, lemon juice or vinegar and seasonings. Stuff tuna salad in hollowed out tomatoes or avocado halves for a fresh take on lunch. Swap out the tuna for chicken or ham, adding some Dijon mustard with the mayonnaise in the dressing.
Serves: 4
Preparation time:15 minutes
2 cans (6 oz each) tuna in water, drained
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 slices bread
In a medium bowl, mix the tuna, celery, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Spread tuna mixture on 4 bread slices, toasted or plain. Top with remaining bread slices.


Side Dish count Apple and pork stuffing  Print Recipe

This recipe is ideal for the Crown Roast of Pork. Use about half of the stuffing to fill the crown roast of pork, and bake the rest in a shallow baking dish until a meat thermometer registers 155 degrees.
Serves: 10
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour 15 minutes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 pounds ground pork
1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
4 ounces dried apples, chopped
3 large eggs, beaten to blend
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons crumbled dried sage
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup canned beef broth
Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Add celery and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add shallots and garlic; sauté until shallots are tender. Transfer mixture to large bowl.
Mix in all remaining ingredients except beef broth. Add enough broth to moisten stuffing.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set aside about half of the stuffing to fill crown roast of pork cavity. Transfer remaining stuffing to loaf pan large enough to hold stuffing. Cover with foil. Bake stuffing in pan alongside roast during last 1 hour of cooking until thermometer inserted into center registers 155 °F, about 1 hour.
Invert stuffing in pan onto platter. Slice stuffing and serve with roast.

Side Dish count Carrot bran muffins  Print Recipe


Serves: 12
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time:18 minutes
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups high fiber bran cereal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup grated carrots
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup raisins
In a large bowl, stir flour, cereal, baking powder, baking soda and seasonings.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs thoroughly. Stir in carrots, buttermilk, brown sugar and oil.
Add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in raisins. Spoon into greased muffin cups 3/4 full and bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer muffins on a rack to cool.

Side Dish count Leek patties  Print Recipe


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
6 large leeks (white and light green parts only), washed well, halved lengthwise and crosswise
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
Boil the leeks in boiling water until soft. Drain well. Squeeze out moisture. Coarsely chop the leeks.
Place in a bowl. Stir in eggs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
Make 8 patties. Brown both sides in canola oil.

Side Dish count Marinated cauliflower  Print Recipe


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:8 minutes
1 medium cauliflower

For dressing :
1 cup French salad dressing
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 clove chopped garlic
3 chopped cooked egg yolks
Wash cauliflower and cook in boiling water until done.
Cool, drain and cut into small pieces.
Place in a salad bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and mix with cauliflower. Marinate for 1 hour in refrigerator.

Side Dish count Porcini mushroom gratin  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time:30 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
200 g dried porcini mushrooms
500 g fresh mushrooms (you can use a variety like button, cremini, or portobello)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
200 ml heavy cream
200 ml milk
50g grated Parmesan cheese
50g grated Gruyere cheese
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh thyme leaves for garnish (optional)
500g (1 lb) potatoes, thinly sliced (optional, for a potato layer)
Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

Start by rehydrating the dried porcini mushrooms. Place them in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let them soak for about 20 minutes or until they are soft. Drain and chop them coarsely.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sauté until they become translucent.

Add the fresh mushrooms and rehydrated porcini mushrooms to the skillet. Cook them until they release their moisture and start to brown. This should take about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

In a separate saucepan, heat the heavy cream and milk over low heat. Once it's warm, add half of the grated Parmesan and half of the grated Gruyere cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.

If you want to add a layer of potatoes, arrange the thinly sliced potatoes in a greased baking dish first. Then layer the mushroom mixture on top.

Pour the cheese sauce over the mushrooms and potatoes (if using).

Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan and Gruyere cheese on top of the gratin.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the gratin is bubbling.

Garnish with fresh thyme leaves if desired and serve your delicious gratin aux porcini hot.

Side Dish count Spicy oven-roasted potatoes  Print Recipe

The potatoes are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The key is to have them at just the right size, coated with just enough oil, and roasted in a hot oven.
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:18 minutes
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon freshly ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound small potatoes, about the size of golf balls
1 1/2 tablespoon hot pepper oil (you can substitute plain oil-if so, use hot paprika instead of regular and/or add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to seasoning mix)
Olive oil cooking spray

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Preheat oven to 500°F.
Combine paprika, turmeric, cumin, and salt in a small dish. Set aside. Cut the potatoes in half and put in a mixing bowl. Add oil and toss well to coat.
Add seasonings and toss again. Spray a shallow roasting pan or cooking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. Spread out potatoes evenly on the pan and put in the oven.
Cook 15 to 18 minutes or until easily pierced with a paring knife. Shake once or twice during cooking to cook evenly

Side Dish count Tomato water  Print Recipe

Tomato Water tastes like concentrated summer garden in a sip. So, what is Tomato Water is the flavorful, fragrant liquid that releases from ripe tomatoes when they're cut. So, the stuff that ends up all over your cutting board when you're slicing tomatoes. Which is such a waste really, because it has SO much flavor. Use it to make cocktails, flavorful sparkling water, dressings, pasta and more.
Serves: 4
Preparation time:10 minutes
4 large fresh tomatoes or 5-7 medium

1 teaspoon sea salt
Set a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl, and line the strainer with cheesecloth.
Add the tomato water ingredients to a blender or food processor, and pulse until pulpy or finely chopped. (You may need to cut the tomatoes or in large chunks to get it next to the blade. If you do, make sure to pour any extra juice in with them!)
Pour the mixture into the prepared strainer, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or up to a day.
Tip: for clear tomato water, don’t press or stir the pulp.
Keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

A favorite application for Tomato Water is, by far, the Farmers Market cocktail. It's like a wine-based Bloody Mary, and it might be my favorite libation ever.
Mix 5 ounces California Pinot Noir,Gamay, Cinsault, Grenache, Counoise
with 3 ounces tomato water. Add
Dash of sea salt, and Ice. Garnish with: tomato + basil + fresh mozzarella on toothpick
*make a “Spicy Farmers Market” by adding 3 slices of fresh jalapeno or serrano pepper.




how to make tomato water and wine bloody mary

A favorite application for Tomato Water is, by far, the Farmers Market cocktail. It's like a wine-based Bloody Mary, and it might be my favorite libation ever.


You can double this recipe if you have a bowl + strainer big enough. You can add fresh herbs or peppers or even an onion. It's your tomato goodness, after all. Once you try it, I'm pretty sure you'll be making it again.

You can also use the water to make a more traditional Bloody Mary with vodka, use it in vinaigrette + salad dressing for knockout flavor, or use it in place of vegetable stock.
You can make Tomato Sorbet. You can even drink it by itself, which is what I often do. Sometimes with a little ice and a squeeze of lemon or a splash of club soda. Sometimes straight - no chaser.

You can double this recipe if you have a bowl + strainer big enough. You can add fresh herbs or peppers or even an onion. It's your tomato goodness, after all. Once you try it, I'm pretty sure you'll be making it again.


NOTES
Use the remaining solids for pasta, salsa, soups or smoothies.
Store refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days. Recipe can be doubled.

Side Dish count Vegan mayo  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time:10 minutes
1 cup whole Cashews, soaked overnight
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp Distilled White Vinegar
1/2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
1/4 tsp Dijon Mustard
3/4 tsp Salt
1/4 – 1/3 cup water
Drain your soaked Cashews, if they are still in liquid. Add the Cashews, Lemon Juice, Vinegar, Nutritional Yeast, Dijon Mustard, and Salt to a high-speed blender.
Add 1/4 cup of Filtered Water if you are using the Cashew Mayo immediately in a recipe
Add 1/3 cup of Filtered Water if you are planning on using the Mayo over time (ex: Sandwiches)
Blend all ingredients together for 60 seconds, then transfer to a glass jar or sealable container.
Store in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Notes:

If you forget to soak your Cashews ahead of time, you can either:
pour hot water over them and let sit for 30 minutes, or microwave them in water for 3 minutes and let sit until soft.

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Apple and berry crisp  Print Recipe


Serves: 10
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
4 cups sliced peeled apples
10 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries
10 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
Topping:
1 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour and lemon rind.
Add apples, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries, stirring gently to combine.
Spoon into 13 by 9-inch baking dish.
TOPPING:
In a small bowl, stir together oats, sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Drizzle with butter and toss.
Spoon over fruit.
Bake in until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Apple betty  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:50 minutes
6 cups apples, peeled and sliced, (granny smith or McIntosh)
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup orange juice
Topping:
1/2 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 teaspoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine baking apples, Graham cracker crumbs,
dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange juice.
Arrange as a mount in a buttered baking dish.
Topping:
Combine Graham cracker crumbs, bread crumbs, dark brown sugar,
melted butter, and vanilla. Spread over apples.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes. Test center for doneness.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

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Apple blueberry crisp  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
8

6 cups fresh blueberries
4 cups sliced peeled green apples
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Spoon in an oven proof casserole dish.

Topping:
1/2 cup flour
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup quick oatmeal
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the blueberries, apples, sugar,
cornstarch and lemon juice.
Spoon in an oven proof casserole dish.
Topping:
Combine the dough and crumble by hand over fruit.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown
and apples are tender.
Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

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Apple crunch   Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
For butter crunch:
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
For apple mixture:
6 apples
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Butter crunch:
Combine ingredients of the butter crunch in a mixing bowl.
Spread one half over bottom of 8 by 8- inch baking pan.
Bake until light brown, about 15 minutes.
Apple mixture:
Peel, core and slice apples. In a large mixing bowl, combine apples,
brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and melted butter.
Spoon apple mixture over butter crunch .
Bake at 350 degrees until apples are cooked and tender.
Sprinkle remaining crunch on top. Bake to brown topping, about 10 minutes.
Serve at room temperature.

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Apple pudding   Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:45 minutes
9 large tart apples
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon rind
1 teaspoon butter

Topping:
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 teaspoons cold butter
1 cup milk
1 egg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Peel large tart apples.
Core and slice. Layer slices in bottom of dish.
In a bowl, combine apple juice, maple syrup, ground cinnamon,
ground cloves, grated nutmeg, dark brown sugar, and lemon rind.
Pour the mixture over apples. Dot the surface with butter.
Topping:
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.
Add cold butter and process to a coarse meal.
Stir in milk. Drop dough onto apple filling.
Brush with a beaten egg.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until soft in the center.

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Banana bread  Print Recipe

the recipe uses honey and applesauce instead of sugar and oil or shortening. Bread keeps, wrapped in plastic wrap, at room temperature 3 days or frozen 1 month.
Serves: 10
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
3 mashed overripe bananas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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Blueberry cobbler   Print Recipe

"Cobble up" means to put together in a hurry.
Serves: 6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Biscuit topping:
1 large egg
3 tablespoons melted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
vanilla ice cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Blend in blueberries and lemon juice. Arrange into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Set aside.
Combine egg, melted butter, and cream in a bowl; Whisk and set aside.
Biscuit topping:
Combine in a bowl, flour, sugar, and baking powder. Make a well in center of dry ingredients, and put egg mixture into well. Mix dry and wet ingredients and work dough until just mixed together. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto fruit, spreading evenly over the surface. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until biscuit topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.

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Blueberry cobbler with peaches and raspberries  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled, cut into pieces
4 ounces cream cheese, chilled, cut into pieces
2 egg yolks

6 cups peach slices
6 1/4 cups blueberries
2 cups raspberries
1/3 cup quick-cooking tapioca
1¼ cups sugar
Combine first 3 ingredients in processor; add 3 tablespoons sugar and process until blended.
Add butter and cream cheese and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg yolks; process just until moist clumps form. Gather dough into ball; flatten into rectangle. Wrap in plastic; chill 30 minutes.
Butter 13 by 9 by 2-inch glass baking dish.
Combine peaches, blueberries, raspberies, tapioca and sugar in large bowl; toss to coat. Let stand 45 minutes, tossing occasionally.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Transfer fruit to prepared dish. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 14 by 10-inch rectangle.
Using cookie cutters, cut out a few decorative shapes in dough. Transfer dough rectangle to top of fruit and sides of dish.
Arrange cutouts around edge of cobbler.
Place on baking sheet. Bake until crust is golden , fruit is tender and juices are bubbling and thick, about 1 hour. Cool slightly.

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Blueberry-rum cobbler   Print Recipe

Serves: 8
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time:55 minutes
6 cups fresh mixed berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel

For topping:
2 1/4 cups cake and pastry flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold vegetable shortening
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease an 8-inch baking dish and set aside. If using strawberries, slice in halves. Place berries in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, using a fork, stir sugar with cornstarch until blended. Add to berries along with rum and orange peel. Stir gently until mixed. Turn into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.
Topping:
Using a fork, stir flour with baking powder, lime peel, salt and sugar. Cut shortening into flour mixture until it resembles oatmeal.
Make a well in dry ingredients and pour in milk. Mix just until a wet dough forms. Do not overmix.
Drop spoonfuls of dough randomly on top of berry mixture. Use back of a spoon to spread a little dough just over open spaces.
Sprinkle dough evenly with brown sugar. Place baking dish on a baking sheet to catch any drips.
Bake until topping is golden and cooked through, from 50 to 55 minutes. Insert a skewer into centre of cobbler. If it comes out fairly clean except for berries, it is done.

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Chiffon mincemeat pie  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time:15 minutes
1 recipe never fail pie crust, baked

1 cup mincemeat
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup brandy
1 envelop unflavored gelatin
3 egg yolks
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2/3 cup milk
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped candied cherries

In a medium saucepan, combine mincemeat, lemon juice, Brandy and gelatin. Let stand for 5 minutes. Heat to dissolve gelatin.
In a double boiler, combine egg yolks, sugar, salt, lemon rind, and milk. Stir until thickened. Combine with mincemeat mixture. Chill on ice. Spoon into pie crust.
Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar. Gradually add sugar, and whisk until firm peaks appear.
Whip cream until firm.
Fold into egg white mixture together with candied cherries. Top pie with cream mixture.
Brown in 450 F. oven.

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Chocolate cheesecake  Print Recipe

Recipe by Philadelphia Original Brick Cream Cheese.
Serves: 16
Preparation time:30 minutes
Cooking time:55 minutes
18 vanilla creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces, melted and cooled
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
Heat oven to 325°F.
Combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

Bake 45 to 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim.
Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours. Top with strawberries just before serving.

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Christmas mince pies  Print Recipe

Mince pies can be made ahead, frozen and reheated as required. Fruit mince will keep for months in an airtight container in refrigerator. The flavors will intensify the longer it is left before using.
Serves: 24
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time:25 minutes
300g (2 cups) plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
6 1/2 oz 185g unsalted butter, chopped
55g (1/4 cup) sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
2 egg yolks
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
1 egg white, whisked

for the cranberry studded mince- makes about 600ml / 2½ cups

2 oz - 60 ml brandy, rum or ruby port
2 1/2 oz - 75 grams soft dark brown sugar
11 oz - 300 grams cranberries, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
3 oz - 75 grams currants
3 oz - 75 grams raisins
1 oz -30 grams dried cranberries
finely grated zest and juice of 1 clementine
2 tbsp brandy
3 drops almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey

Preheat oven to 375 F - 190°C .
Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in butter using fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Add egg yolks and enough lemon juice to bring ingredients together to form a dough.
Knead dough gently on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Halve, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes. Roll out one pastry half between 2 sheets of baking paper until 1/4 inch or less, 3-5mm thick. Using a 2 1/2 inch (6.5cm) fluted round cutter, cut out 12 rounds, reserving leftover pastry. Place rounds into one of the prepared pans. Spoon 2 teaspoons of fruit mince into each. Repeat with second pastry half and fruit mince.
Re-roll scraps of pastry and cut into small stars. Top each pie with a star. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with extra sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Leave to cool completely in pans. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Make the mince fruit in advance.
In a large pan, dissolve the sugar in the brandy, rum or ruby port over a gentle heat. Add the chopped cranberries and stir. Add the cinnamon, ginger and cloves, currants, raisins, dried cranberries and the zest and juice of the clementine. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until the fruit has broken down and has absorbed most of the liquid in the pan.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. Add the brandy, almond extract, vanilla extract and honey and stir well with a wooden spoon to mash the mixture down into a paste.

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Cranberry apple cobbler  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
1 (12-ounce) package cranberries
1 1/2 cups apple juice
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
10 cups sliced peeled apples

Topping:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In heavy saucepan, bring cranberries, apple juice, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg to boil over medium heat; cook, stirring, until thickened.
Spoon into 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange apples over cranberry mixture, overlapping to fit.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Topping:
Combine flour, all but 1 tablespoon of the sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. Drizzle with milk, stirring until in pebble-size chunks. Drop by spoonfuls onto apples.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Note:
Apples that hold their shape well in this recipe . Golden Delicious, Idared, Mutsu (Crispin)and Northern Spy.

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Custard cream  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:8 minutes
6 large egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups hot milk
2 tablespoons dark rum or Grand Marnier

In mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch and whisk with a wire whisk until the mixture turns into a lemon color. Add the vanilla and blend well.
In a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Gradually pour over egg mixture while whisking. Transfer to a saucepan, heat and whisk until thick. The custard should not boil.
Pour the custard through a fine strainer into a mixing bowl. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally to maintain smoothness.
Add rum or Grand Marnier. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Double layer pumpkin cheesecake  Print Recipe

Try our PHILADELPHIA 3-STEP Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake this Thanksgiving. In one layer, you get the fabulous classic flavor of cheesecake, and in the other, you get the sweet flavor of pumpkin and spices. This 3-step double layer pumpkin cheesecake takes 10 minutes of prep.
Serves: 8
Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
dash of ground cloves
dash of ground nutmeg
1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)
Heat oven to 325°F.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs; mix just until blended. Remove 1 cup batter; stir in pumpkin and spices.
Pour remaining plain batter into crust; top with pumpkin batter.
Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

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English apple pudding with rum sauce  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time:35 minutes
3 medium green apples
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Rum sauce:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons dark rum
Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
Core apples (do not peel). Put through food processor.
Cream butter, sugar and egg. Add apples and mix well. add dry ingredients.
Spoon into buttered glass dish or souffle glass dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes in a water bath.
Serve with rum sauce.


Rum sauce:
Combine butter, sugar and cream in a saucepan.
Cook over low heat 8 to 12 minutes, then add vanilla and rum.
Cool and serve with cake.

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Fruit cobbler  Print Recipe

Because this is served in the skillet in which it was made, it's better to make the cobbler the same day it will be served.
Serves: 6
Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
4 cups fresh or defrosted fruit, such as blackberries, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, plums, cherries or apricots
1 cup sugar, or more as needed1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch fine salt
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the butter in a large (10- to 12-inch) cast-iron skillet (you could also use a metal or ceramic casserole or gratin pan) and place in the oven so the butter melts; this should take 5 to 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the fruit in a mixing bowl. Use a potato masher to mash it just enough so that the pieces release some of their juices. If the fruit is tart, sprinkle a little sugar on top.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add the cup of sugar, the milk and vanilla extract, stirring to form a smooth batter.
Remove the skillet from the oven. Carefully pour the melted butter from the skillet into the batter, stirring to combine, then pour the batter all at once into the skillet (it should begin to puff and set around the edges). Add the fruit and its juices to the center of the batter.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the crumb comes out mostly clean. Serve warm, straight from the skillet.

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Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:25 minutes
1 cup dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 stick butter, plus extra for greasing
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons molasses
Zest of half an orange
For the sticky toffee sauce:

1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9 by 13 baking dish.

Combine the dates and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-low heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Allow liquid to cool and puree the date mixture with its liquid in a blender or food processor. Reserve.

Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth at medium-high speed. Beat in eggs one at a time until just combined. Add molasses and mix until incorporated. Lower the speed and slowly add flour mixture in three parts. Stir in date puree and orange zest.

Transfer batter to prepared dish and bake until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the sticky toffee sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan. Slowly add cream and dark brown sugar, whisking until mixture comes to a gentle boil and forms a smooth sauce. Set aside.

Remove pudding from the oven and immediately poke holes in the pudding every inch or so using a skewer or chopstick. Pour three quarters of the sauce over the cake and allow it to soak in for at least 30 minutes. Serve warm with a drizzle of extra sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.

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Lemon curd  Print Recipe


Serves: 10
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:12 minutes
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
4 eggs
1 cup lemon juice
Melt butter in a double boiler. Add sugar, grated lemon rind, lemon juice. Stir to melt sugar.
Beat eggs in a mixing bowl until frothy.
Mix into lemon mixture. Return to double boiler, and cook and stir until thick. Ladle into jars, cover, and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate.

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Lemon rhubarb mousse   Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
For rhubarb mousse:
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 cup Rhubarb puree, well chilled **
1/2 cup whipping cream, beaten to stiff peaks

For lemon mousse:
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed, and strained
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream or 1 1/2 cups cool whip, lite
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

For the rhubarb purée:
3/4 cup rhubarb pieces, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup mashed strawberries or raspberries
For rhubarb mousse:
Soften gelatin in water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Heat over low heat to dissolve.
In a mixing bowl, combine the gelatin with the rhubarb puree.
Fold in the whipped cream.

For lemon mousse:

Soften gelatin in water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat over low heat to dissolve. In a mixing bowl, combine the lemon rind, juice and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add gelatin. Cool mixture but do not set.
Beat the cream with the sugar until stiff. Fold into the lemon mixture.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar to a stiff peak. Fold into the lemon mousse.

For the rhubarb purée:

In a heavy medium saucepan, combine rhubarb and sugar. Cover mixture and let stand for 2 hours or more.
Cook rhubarb over low heat for about 30 minutes. Stir in strawberries.
Cool completely. Cover puree and chill until ready to serve.

To assemble:
alternate layers of rhubarb and lemon mousse in parfait glasses, wine glasses, or glass serving bowl. Refrigerate before serving.

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Lemon squares  Print Recipe


Serves: 12
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Cooking time:45 minutes
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar

For filling:

3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2 cup lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, butter and confectioners sugar. Press evenly in ungreased 8x8x2 inches pan, building up 1/2-inch edges.
Bake 20 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, beat remaining filling ingredients until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Pour over warm crust. Bake about 25 minutes or until center is firm. Cool. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Cut into 25 1-1/2-inch squares.

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Lemon trifle  Print Recipe


Serves: 10
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:12 minutes
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
6 ounces lemon juice
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
16 ounces angel food cake
1 cup heavy cream
Dissolve gelatin in lemon juice. Let stand for 5 minutes. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Combine egg yolks, half of the sugar and gelatin mixture in a saucepan. Cook over low heat and stir to thicken. Set aside to cool. Beat egg whites to form soft peaks. Add remaining sugar and continue to beat until peaks are stiff and glossy. Fold lemon mixture into egg whites. Whip the cream until medium stiff. Fold gently into lemon mixture. Cut angel food cake into 1" pieces and fold into lemon dessert. Spoon into serving dish and chill to set.

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Lime curd and almond tart  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time:25 minutes
For crust:
2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, soft

For filling:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 large eggs
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest

For compote:
3 cups bing cherries, diced
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1/2 cup diced mango
2 diced apricots
2/3 cup raspberries
1 teaspoon sugar
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Make crust:
Butter a 9-inch tart pan with a removable fluted rim. Mix to a fine powder in a food processor, almonds, sugar, and salt. Combine with wafer crumbs and butter. Mix well. Line the bottom and sides of pan with the crust mixture.
Bake 10 minutes to a deep golden color.
Make filling:
In a heavy saucepan, cook sugar, butter, cornstarch, eggs, and lime juice over moderate heat, whisking until thickened and bubbly. Stir in zest and cool.
Filling may be made 2 days ahead. Spoon filling evenly into crust. Cover surface with buttered round of wax paper. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Make compote:
In a bowl, toss compote ingredients and let stand for 15 min. Remove sides of pan, and transfer to a plate.
Serve with the compote.

Dessert
Mango cheesecake with vanilla cream  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour 10 minutes
CRUST
2 packages (each 150 g) Swedish style gingersnap cookies
2 tsp (10 mL) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (60 mL) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering pan
FILLING
1 cup (250 mL) peeled and diced ripe Ataulfo mango, approx. 2 medium mangoes (235 g each), at room temperature
3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
2 blocks (each 250 g) Original Philadelphia cream cheese, quartered, at room temperature
Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean
3 large eggs, at room temperature

ASSEMBLY
1 1/4 cups (310 mL) whipping cream
1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean
1 ripe Ataulfo mango, peeled, thinly sliced
1/4 cup (60 mL) flaked coconut, lightly toasted
For the filling, boil a full kettle of water. Add mango
and sugar to a clean bowl of a food processor and whirl,
scraping down sides if needed, until completely smooth, about
1 minute. Add cream cheese and vanilla seeds (saving pod
for another use). Continue processing until mixture is smooth
and fully combined. Scrape down sides, then add eggs. Pulse a few
times just until combined (do not This silky-smooth cheesecake
is baked on a spicy gingersnap crust and topped with rich vanilla
whipped cream, perfectly ripe mango and toasted coconut.
For the best texture, bring you ingredients to room temperature,
and while this recipe calls for honey-sweet Ataulfo mangoes,
any variety will do, as long as they’re perfectly ripe.

Position racks in centre and bottom third of oven. Preheat to 325°F (163°C). Lightly butter base of an 8-inch (20-cm) round smooth-based springform pan.
Line bottom with parchment and set aside.
For the crust, whirl gingersnaps in bowl of a food processor until
fine crumbs form (you should have about 2 cups/500mL).
Add sugar and pulse to combine.
Add melted butter and pulse until mixture resembles wet sand.
Transfer to prepared pan. Using a flat measuring cup, very firmly press crumbs into the bottom and 2 inches (5 cm) up the sides of the
pan. Bake in centre of oven until set, about 15 minutes. Transfer to
a rack. Cool while you make filling.

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New york-style cheesecake with chocolate crust  Print Recipe

For 1 10-inch cake. This recipe for New York-style cheesecake, adapted from "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook," makes a smooth and creamy dessert that everyone will love.
Serves: 16
Preparation time:30 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour 15 minutes
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
One 9-ounce package chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
2 ¼ cups sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
3 pounds (six 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sour cream, room temperature
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
5 large eggs
4 blood oranges
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Wrap exterior of pan (including base) in a double layer of foil. Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Place crushed wafer cookies and 3 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl; stir until well combined. Pour melted butter over cookie mixture and mix until evenly moistened. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake until crust is set, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down sides as needed. In a large bowl, whisk together remaining 2 1/4 cups sugar and flour. With mixer on low speed, gradually add sugar mixture to cream cheese; mix until smooth. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined; do not overmix.

Pour cream cheese filling into prepared pan. Set pan inside a large, shallow roasting pan. Carefully ladle boiling water into roasting pan to reach halfway up sides of springform pan. Bake 45 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Continue baking until cake is set but still slightly wobbly in the center, about 30 minutes more. Turn off oven; leave cake in oven with door slightly ajar, 1 hour. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cake cool completely. Refrigerate, uncovered, at least 6 hours or overnight. Before unmolding, run a knife around the edge of the cake.

Slice the top and bottom of 1 orange with a paring knife. Set one of the flat sides on your work surface. From top to bottom, following the curve of the fruit, cut away peel and white pith. Trim off any remaining pith. Holding the orange over a bowl, cut along both sides of each segment, staying close to the membrane, to release. Repeat with remaining oranges. Pour in liqueur and toss to combine. Serve over cheesecake.

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Peach cobbler #1  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:50 minutes
8 cups peeled, thickly sliced peaches
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

topping:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/3 cup milk
In bowl, combine peaches, sugar, juice and nutmeg.
Spoon into 11 X 7 inch baking dish.
Topping:
In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in orange rind and vanilla.
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir half into batter; stir in milk, then remaining flour mixture.
Spread over fruit.
Bake in 375 oven for 50 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out clean.

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Peach cobbler #2  Print Recipe

"Cobble up" means to put together in a hurry.
Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups sliced fresh peaches, peeled
1 teaspoon lemon juice

For biscuit topping:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
Prehet oven at 400 degrees.
Blend sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Stir in peaches and lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Keep fruit mixer hot in oven while preparing biscuit topping.
For biscuit topping:
Combine in a bowl, flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add shortening and milk. Cut through 6 times; mix until dough forms a ball. Drop dough by 6 spoonfuls onto hot fruit.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until biscuit topping is golden brown. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

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Peach crisp  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
Filling Ingredients
3 lbs ripe but firm peaches (6-7), peeled, pitted, and sliced into 3/4″ wedges.
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch salt
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg
Crumb Topping
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Serve with vanilla or peach ice cream
Preheat oven to 350 F.
For peach filling, gently combine peaches and sugar in a large bowl and let stand for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. Drain peaches in a colander set over a large bowl, reserving the peach juices. Whisk 1/4 cup of the drained peach juice, cornstarch, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in small bowl. (Save the rest of the excess peach juice in a smoothie or reduce over medium heat until concentrated and serve with the peach crisp )
Toss juice mixture with peaches and transfer to an 8 or 9 inch square pan that’s been buttered or sprayed with cooking spray.
For topping, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon and either grate the cold butter with a large-hole cheese grater, or cut it into small cubes and use your fingers to crumble the mixture together. Sprinkle topping evenly over pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes. The topping should look golden brown, crisp, and bubbly around the corners. Let cool to lukewarm before serving. Spoon over ice cream.

Dessert
Peanut butter coconut pudding  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soft butter
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup molasses
2 cups white flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
grated rind of 1 orange
3 1/2 ounces flaked coconut
In a bowl, mix peanut butter, sugar and butter. Stir in egg. Add milk and molasses. Stir in remaining ingredients. Grease and flour a 1 1/2 quart steamed pudding mold or soufflé mold. Fill with pudding mixture and cover loosely with a piece of greased foil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a pan of water into the oven. Place pudding into water and bake for 1 hour. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Tap to loosen and invert onto serving platter. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, hard sauce or custard sauce.

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Pear apple crisp  Print Recipe

Pears and apples team together in the Fall for this easy crisp dessert
Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:45 minutes
6 cups chopped, cored and peeled pears
2 cups shopped, cored and peeled apples
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Topping:
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/3 cup salted butter melted
Topping: In small bowl, whisk together oats, sugar, flour and nutmeg; drizzle with butter, tossing with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over pear mixture.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 45 minutes until the topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven, place on a wire rack, and allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold. Cover leftovers and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Plum pudding  Print Recipe


Serves: 12
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:4 hours
3 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup currants
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup raisins
1 egg, beaten
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup extra-strength coffee
Combine bread crumbs, sugar and currants. Add softened butter and blend well into mixture. Add raisins, egg, salt, cloves, and cinnamon. Dissolve baking soda in milk. Gradually pour milk and coffee into mixture and blend until most and the liquid has been absorbed. Spoon mixture into a greased 1-quart. pudding basin or a mold. Cover with cheese cloth and foil and steam in a double boiler for 4 hours, adding more boiling water as necessary. To serve, turn pudding on a platter. Heat brandy in a small saucepan. Pour over pudding to table flaming. Top with hard sauce or lemon sauce.

Hard sauce for pudding:
1 cup soft butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup brandy nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar well. Gradually add the brandy and beat until fluffy. Add the nutmeg. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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Prune whip  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:25 minutes
1 pound pitted prunes, stewed
5 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Butter a 4-cup soufflé mold. Set aside.
Drain the prunes and puree in a food processor. Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar to a firm peak. Gradually add the sugar. Fold the egg whites into the pureed prunes together with the lemon rind and nuts.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared soufflé mold. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The prune whip will look like a souffle after it is baked. Serve hot or cold. If served cold the prune whip will settle in the dish.

Dessert
Raspberry-rhubarb custard tart   Print Recipe

Add or replace raspsberries with strawberries for a perfect Spring match
Serves: 10
Preparation time:40 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
Pastry:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup ground almonds
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Filling:
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon ground almonds
1 tablespoon Brandy, Grand Marnier or rum
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
For Pastry:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine flour with sugar, almonds, brown sugar and salt in a large bowl or food processor. Add butter and vanilla. Cut butter into flour mixture until crumbly.
Set aside 2/3 cup of this mixture.
Press remaining flour mixture evenly over bottom of an ungreased 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom or a springform pan, pressing about 1 inch up sides to form a shell if you like.
Bake on bottom rack of oven until pale golden, from 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool on a rack. Turn oven temperature down to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, whisk cream with egg, sugar, flour, almonds, brandy and vanilla.
In another bowl, toss raspberries with rhubarb. Scatter evenly over baked crust.
Drizzle cream mixture over top. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture evenly over top. Bake until custard is just set, from 35 to 40 minutes.
For a golden finish on crumble, turn on broiler and broil until topping is golden, from 1 to 2 minutes.
Serve warm or room temperature.

Dessert
Rhubarb and red wine jelly  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:10 minutes
8 ounces rhubarb, cut into cubes
1-inch piece ginger root, peeled and sliced
2 ounces sugar
4 teaspoons lemon juice juice of 1 orange
1 1/2 cups red wine
2 tablespoons water
3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
In a saucepan, put rhubarb, ginger, and sugar, lemon juice and orange juice, and wine.
Boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until rhubarb is tender.
Strain mixture through a medium mesh strainer, then through a fine strainer to obtain a clear liquid.
Dissolve gelatin in water. Set for 5 minutes. Melt over low heat. Stir in the rhubarb liquid.
Pour mixture into a 2 1/2 pint jelly mold. Refrigerate until set. Dip mold in warm water and invert over a platter to unmold.

Dessert
Rhubarb and strawberry crisp  Print Recipe

Raspberries may also be used instead or in combination with strawberries.
Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
5 cups diced rhubarb
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Topping:
1 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup large-flake rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
Place in a greased 9-inch baking dish. Topping:
Combine flour, sugar, oats and butter. Sprinkle over rhubarb mixture.
Bake until fruit is tender and topping, golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes.

Dessert
Rhubarb cobbler  Print Recipe


Serves: 6
Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
6 cups diced rhubarb
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Topping:
3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine rhubarb, sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
Place in a greased 9-inch by 2-inch deep in a baking dish.
Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
Topping:
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add butter and milk stirring just to form a dough.
Drop tablespoons of dough on top of rhubarb.
Bake at 400 F for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Dessert
Rhubarb crisp  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
6 cups rhubarb, diced
2/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping:
1/2 flour
1 cup oat meal
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine rhubarb, brown sugar, butter, flour and cinnamon.
Spoon into a buttered medium casserole dish.

For topping:
Combine the topping ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle evenly over rhubarb mixture.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Test center to make sure rhubarb is cooked.

Dessert
Rhubarb ice cream  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time:30 minutes
1 pound rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, about 3 1/2 cups
1 cup sugar
3 large egg yolks
2/3 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
In a saucepan, combine rhubarb and 3/4 cup sugar. Cover and cook over low heat until rhubarb releases its juices, about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until most of water evaporates and rhubarb has a soft jam like consistency, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Whisk egg yolks lightly. In a saucepan, combine milk and remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bring to a boil. Gradually whisk milk mixture into yolks. Return to saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Using a fine-meshed sieve, strain into a bowl.
Add rhubarb mixture and cream. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight.
Freeze in an ice-cream maker to manufacturer's instructions. (Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Taste)

Dessert
Rhubarb strawberry trifle   Print Recipe


Serves: 10
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
3 cups rhubarb, cleaned and diced
3 cups strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar

Combine rhubarb, strawberries and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until medium thick, about 15 minutes.

A 10" sponge cake or angel cake cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups whipped cream

CUSTARD CREAM
6 large egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups hot milk
2 tablespoons dark rum or Grand Marnier (optional)
In mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch and whisk with a wire whisk until the mixture turns into a lemon color. Add the vanilla and blend well.
In a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Gradually pour over egg mixture while whisking. Transfer to a saucepan, heat and whisk until thick. The custard should not boil. Pour the custard through a fine strainer into a mixing bowl. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally to maintain smoothness. Top with wax paper to prevent skin formation and let cool completely.


ASSEMBLY
Arrange one half of the sponge cake cubes into a trifle bowl. Add 1/3 of the custard. Top that with 1/3 of the rhubarb. Do this again: cake, custard, rhubarb. Finally end with custard, rhubarb. Top the whole thing with whipped cream.

Dessert
Simple rhubarb fool  Print Recipe


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time:20 minutes
1 lb (450g) fresh rhubarb, cut into 1cm pieces
1/3 cup (75g) clear honey
5 oz (150g) mascarpone
1 cup (250ml) whipping cream

Place the rhubarb in a saucepan with the honey. Cook gently for 20 minutes to obtain a soft pulp. Leave to cool. Reserve 4 dessertspoons of the pulp.
Beat the mascarpone in a bowl until smooth and creamy, then stir in the rhubarb. Do not over stir, the cream should have a marbled effect. Whip the cream to soft peaks, then fold into the rhubarb mix.
Serve in a glasses with a the rhubarb pulp on top. Goes really well with a ginger biscuit

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Swiss roll  Print Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time:12 minutes
3/4 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
4 tablespoons milk, warm
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup flour, all purpose
2 teaspoons baking powder
Filling:
12 ounces apricot jam
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cover the bottom of a 12-by-16 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
Grease and flour the bottom and sides of pan. In bowl of an electric mixer, beat sugar, egg yolks, and milk until light and creamy. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until medium firm. Combine flour and baking powder.
Fold flour in egg yolk mix alternately with egg whites. Spread cake mix over the whole surface of pan.
Bake 12 minutes or until center of cake is set. Sprinkle a clean towel with confectioner's sugar.
Turn the cake over towel. Roll into a jelly roll. Cool. Unroll and fill with apricot jam.
Roll again and cool before serving.

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Trifle  Print Recipe

Serves: 8
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time:5 minutes
12 ounces pound cake
2 tablespoons raspberry jam, melted
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 cup dry sherry
1/4 cup brandy
2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons super fine sugar
3 cups Custard crean

2 cups fresh raspberries

Cut the pound cake into 1 inch cubes, and combine with the melted raspberry.
In a round serving glass bowl, alternate layers of pound cake and custard sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the almonds. Pour the sherry and brandy over and let steep for 30 minutes.
Whip the cream until stiff, gradually adding the sugar. Save a dozen raspberries for garnish. Scatter the rest over the cake, then spread 1/2 of the cream.
Using a pastry bag fitted with a large decorative tip, decorate the cake with the remainder cream. Garnish with raspberries and sprinkle with almonds. Serve chilled.

Dessert
Triple chocolate cheesecake  Print Recipe


Serves: 14
Preparation time:30 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour
For the crust:
2 cups chocolate graham crackers crumbs
6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:
8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
24 ounces (680 grams) full fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) super fine sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup (21 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
4 large eggs, at room temperature

For the topping:
5 oz (150 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
For the crust:
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Process the cookies in the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until moistened. Press into the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.

For the filling:
Melt the chopped chocolate until smooth. Let cool.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the sugar, cream, and cocoa powder and beat** until well combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating just until smooth. Beat in the melted chocolate until just combined. Do not to overbeat.

Pour the batter into the cooled crust. Place the springform pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 50 minutes, or until the top looks slightly dry and the middle is slightly wobbly. Turn off the oven and crack the oven door open and allow to cool for 10 minutes as this helps prevent cracking. Remove the cheesecake from the oven to a wire rack to cool to room temperature.

Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 4 hours. Release the cheesecake from the pan onto a cake stand or serving plate.


For the topping:
Place the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the cream just until simmering. Pour over the chocolate. Let sit for 3 minutes before stirring until the mixture is melted and smooth. If needed, allow to cool and thicken. Pour over the cheesecake.

** Do not overbeat the batter as it adds air which causes the cake to crack in the center when cooked as it cools.
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All-purpose wheat flour 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
All-purpose sifted wheat flour 110 g 80 g 70 g 55 g 35 g 27 g 13 g
White sugar 200 g 150 g 130 g 100 g 65 g 50 g 25 g
Powdered sugar/Icing sugar 100 g 75 g 70 g 50 g 35 g 25 g 13 g
Brown sugar normally packed 180 g 135 g 120 g 90 g 60 g 45 g 23 g
Corn flour 160 g 120 g 100 g 80 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Cornstarch 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Rice (not-cooked) 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
Macaroni (uncooked) 140 g 100 g 90 g 70 g 45 g 35 g 17 g
Couscous (uncooked) 180 g 135 g 120 g 90 g 60 g 45 g 22 g
Quick oatmeal (uncooked) 90 g 65 g 60 g 45 g 30 g 22 g 11 g
Table salt 300 g 230 g 200 g 150 g 100 g 75 g 40 g
Butter / Margarine 240 g 180 g 160 g 120 g 80 g 60 g 30 g
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chopped walnuts 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Nuts /ground almonds 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Fresh bread crumbs (not packed) 60 g 45 g 40 g 30 g 20 g 15 g 8 g
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