Basic but Impressive · Christmas · Plan Ahead

Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Warning, this makes around 2 litres of mincemeat – it’s a big recipe, for big Christmas fans!   Ingredients 850g mixed dried fruit (combination of raisins, currants, cranberries and sultanas) 50g chopped almonds 50g glaced cherries 50g mixed peel 50g stem ginger (in syrup) 2 lemons 2 oranges 225g bramley apple 350g dark brown sugar… Continue reading Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

20 Minute Meals (max!) · Basic but Impressive · Cocktail Hour · Fish · Party Food · Plan Ahead

Salmon Rillettes with Cucumber Pickle

Part starter, part lazy weekend lunch, this is simple, delicious and dangerously moreish. Ingredients 150g butter 1 tsp water 200g salmon fillets Lemon juice to taste Fresh nutmeg Black pepper for seasoning Sliced fresh bread to serve 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 25g caster sugar 1 tsp salt 200ml cider vinegar… Continue reading Salmon Rillettes with Cucumber Pickle

20 Minute Meals (max!) · Basic but Impressive · Cocktail Hour · Party Food · Picnic Inspiration · Plan Ahead · Sauces & Dips

Broadbean and Feta Bruschetta

Great layered up for parties, or deconstructed for picnic ease   Ingredients 1 loaf of fresh French bread 300h broad beans (fresh or frozen) ½ bunch fresh tarragon Olive oil 1 clove garlic 100g feta cheese 4 tbsp natural yogurt Black pepper to season   Method Boil the broad beans for 5-8 minutes, until the… Continue reading Broadbean and Feta Bruschetta

Basic but Impressive · Comfort Food · Meat · Picnic Inspiration · Plan Ahead · Pork

Perfect Flakey Sausage Rolls

Make them big and serve them hot. You can make the puff pastry, or you can cheat. Today, we’re cheating   Ingredients 1 pack of ready to use puff pastry 750g minced pork 150g lard 120g fresh breadcrumbs 2 tbs dried mixed herbs 1 tbs chopped sage 1 tbs chopped parsley 1 egg, beaten to… Continue reading Perfect Flakey Sausage Rolls