November, 2015

Soup & a slice: 20151119

Soup & a slice: 20151119

The focus on food waste tends to be on the fresh items we don’t manage to eat before they go past their sell-by date, but in our house there are plenty of pantry items that are hidden from view and remain unused, and my Inner Womble has been inventing ways to make use of them. […]

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  19th November 2015   No comments
Breadmachine recipe: French bread

Breadmachine recipe: French bread

A reliable French-style bread machine recipe, from the Logik Stainless Steel Bread Maker instruction booklet. Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins Makes: a 700g loaf Ingredients 1 tsp lemon juice 280ml lukewarm water 1.5 tbsp sunflower oil 1.25 tsp salt 1.5 tbsp caster sugar 488g strong white bread flour 1 tsp fast action […]

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  19th November 2015   No comments
Cooking with lager?

Cooking with lager?

I have been given the opportunity to review Celia – an organic, gluten-free premium Czech lager. There’s just one problem – no one in this house likes drinking beer 🙂 But a quick web search convinced me that it has lots of culinary potential, so I thought we could try cooking with it. (Apologies to […]

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  15th November 2015   No comments
Chorizo and potato burgers

Chorizo and potato burgers

A simple supper recipe for chorizo and potato burgers, which can easily be adapted to make use of leftover ingredients. Prep: 1 hr Cook: 15 mins Serves 2 Ingredients 150g cooking chorizo 60g sweetcorn (defrosted, if previously frozen) 400g potatoes 1 cup of breadcrumbs Seasoning 2 tbsp oil for frying Method Peel, chop and boil […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments
Dad’s sage and onion stuffing recipe

Dad’s sage and onion stuffing recipe

My dad’s minimalistic and flexible (but delicious!) recipe for sage and onion stuffing. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1 onion, chopped and sweated in a generous amount of oil 3 or 4 big leaves of sage (dried or fresh is fine), chopped finely Stock made from a stock cube Breadcrumbs […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments
Dad’s Wartime crumble recipe

Dad’s Wartime crumble recipe

Another of my dad’s minimalistic (but tasty!) recipes, for a wartime crumble mix that uses breadcrumbs rather than flour. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins Ingredients 1 cup brown breadcrumbs 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup suet Method Mix ingredients together and use as a topping for the crumble filling of your choice. Cook as […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments
Kitchen wombling: chorizo potato cakes

Kitchen wombling: chorizo potato cakes

I haven’t been doing a lot of cooking since my Inner Womble made beer bread a few weeks ago, and in fact the remaining breadcrumbs are still in the freezer. But now I am freelance and I have a bit more time and energy to experiment, and am keen to Womble my way through the […]

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  10th November 2015   2 comments

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