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Leftover Jam Cake

Leftover Jam Cake

Leftover Jam CakeYou may have loads of jars of jam and don’t know what to do with any surplus. This is a cake which can be made only when you feel like having a spongy treat.Serves 6 150g butter or margarine 2 eggs 100g caster sugar or granulated if you’ve run out of...

Oaty Apple Crumble

Oaty Apple Crumble

Oaty Apple CrumbleThis is a great way of using up leftover apples in your fruit bowl. I’ve added oats for that extra crunchiness and a little roughage. I’ve also used less sugar for the topping as is traditionally used.Serves 6 For the crumble: 150g plain flour 70g...

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Lemon BarsThese are like a double layered shortbread which are sweet and tangy. The base is baked first and then the lemony layer is placed on top and baked further for a once in a while treat.Makes approximately 16 pieces For the Base: 225g butter, softened 65g icing...

Rum Bread and Butter Pudding

Rum Bread and Butter Pudding

Rum Bread and Butter PuddingThis makes a change to the traditional bread and butter pudding and adds that festive touch by using Italian panettone. Half a teaspoon of  vanilla extract can be added to the custard for further indulgence.Serves 4 60g raisins 1 tbsp...

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chocolate Orange BrowniesMakes 12-16 squares200g butter, softened 300g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 8-10 Orange Zest Spice Drops® 3 eggs 180-200g caster sugar 100g plain flour 50g cocoa powder the juice of 1 medium orangePreheat the oven to 180C and line a 24x20cm...

Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic MushroomsServe as a first course or as a side vegetable with pork chops or lamb cutlets. The nice addition is the parsley to give it that extra flavour.Serves 4 20 flat black mushrooms, stalks removed 4 tbsp olive oil 2 small lemons, zest removed and chopped,...

Leftover Chocolate Brownies

Leftover Chocolate Brownies

Leftover Chocolate BrowniesHave you ever heard of ‘leftover chocolate’? Yes, contrary to popular belief, it does exist and I’m sure that you may have some left in a store cupboard somewhere including some Easter eggs. This recipe is one way to use up chocolate and...

Egg and Anchovy Salad

Egg and Anchovy Salad

Egg and Anchovy SaladEgg and Anchovy Salad Anchovies are small salt water fish shiny and silver in colour native to the Mediterranean. They add a piquancy to any dish and only a few are required to lift the flavours of any dish. They are available predominantly...

Potato Skins

Potato Skins

Potato SkinsMost of the fibre is found in the skins of potatoes which assists in digestion. This is a once in a while treat but can be served with a crisp green salad. Serves 2 2 baking potatoes, scrubbed and washed 1 tbsp olive oil 50g Cheddar Cheese, grated 2 spring...

Mackerel Pâté

Mackerel Pâté

Mackerel PâtéThis is a quick way to eat oily fish. The pâté can be used as a sandwich filler or spread on some toast, You can make this pâté with smoked mackerel or even sardines. Serves 4Serves 3-4 125g thick rice flakes (poha) 2 tbsp sunflower🌻 or olive oil 1/2 tsp...

Cheesy Nachos

Cheesy Nachos

Cheesy NachosThis is a favourite at most parties and also when you fancy a quick snack with friends.   Serves 3-4Serves 3-4 125g thick rice flakes (poha) 2 tbsp sunflower🌻 or olive oil 1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds 1 onion, chopped 1 green chilli, chopped 1/4 tsp...

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Lemon Rice

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