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Tomato & Ginger Chutney

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Preserves

Tomato & Ginger Chutney   Author: Mike Recipe type: Chutney Print   Ideal to eat immediately or to leave to mature, this chutney is tasty yet subtle. Ingredients 300 ml white wine vinegar 300 g Caster Sugar 100 g golden sultanas 1 kg ripe tomatoes washed and roughly chopped 2 ... more

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Triple Chocolate Mousse

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Desserts | Tags : ,

This one is for my eldest daughter, who clearly has good, if not calorific, taste. Triple Chocolate Mousse   Author: Mike Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 6-8 Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 25 mins Print   Indulgent and rich, a luxurious treat to be enjoyed sparingly, ... more

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A classic Viccy sponge

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Cakes & Pastries

And why not? Sometime when you are wondering what new cake to make, simplicity takes over and you revert to basics! more

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Opera Cake

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Cakes & Pastries

I saw this on Great British Bake Off and thought I’d have a go. For a first attempt I am pleased. Not ecstatic, but pleased. Opera Cake   Author: Mike Recipe type: Cake Cuisine: French Serves: 8 Prep time: 90 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 1 hour 50 ... more

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Chocolate Ginger Cake

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Ginger and other spices combine with treacle and brown sugar to make a dark, sticky, very British teatime treat. And the chocolate is the gilding on the cake Chocolate Ginger Cake   Author: Mike Serves: 8-12 Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hour 15 mins ... more

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Eggs Benedict

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Breakfasts, Light Meals, Starters | Tags : , ,

Sometimes, you just need that opulence that butter and eggs gives! Eggs Benedict   Author: Mike Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 25 mins Print   Ingredients For the Hollandaise 3 large free-range eggs, yolks only ½ lemon, juice only 250g/9oz butter, melted pinch ... more

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Fragrant Pilau Rice

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Main Courses | Tags :

Fragrant Pilau Rice   Author: Mike Cuisine: Indian Serves: 4 Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Print   This is my favourite pilau rice recipe, it is from Jo Pratt Ingredients 450g/1lb basmati rice (for a more authentic flavour and texture it is best ... more

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Easy Chocolate Cake

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Cakes & Pastries | Tags : , , ,

This cake is deliciously moist, and is fat-free! (OK, it doesn’t use butter…) This recipe was the one good thing to come from a job that went really badly. Easy Chocolate Cake   Author: Mike Serves: 12 Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 55 mins Print ... more

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Jamaica Ginger Cake

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  Jamaica Ginger Cake   Author: Mike Recipe type: Cake Serves: 12 Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hour 15 mins Print   I love this cake! It’s deliciously moist with a lovely ginger kick. It’s light enough to enjoy at any time. Ingredients 250g ... more

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Coconut Beef Curry

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Main Courses, Meat | Tags : , , , , ,

  Coconut Beef Curry   Author: Mike Recipe type: Main Meal Cuisine: Indian Serves: 4 Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins Total time: 1 hour 50 mins Print   Reassuringly tasty and simple, this is a great one for Friday nights in! Ingredients 2 tbsp oil ... more

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