Recipes



Margaret D’s Raspberry  Souffle
8oz frozen raspberries
2 tablespoonfuls of sugar
Packet of raspberry jelly
Quarter pint of water
10floz double cream
6floz full cream milk
Decorate with raspberries, cream, chocolate, vermicelli or angelica.
  1. Tie a band of foil around a 1½pt soufflé dish, standing 2” above dish
  2. Put raspberries, sugar, jelly and water into a pan and heat until jelly has dissolved.   Cool.
  3. Put cream and milk into a bowl and whip until softly stiff.
  4. Combine raspberry mixture with cream mixture and blend well.  Pour into soufflé dish and allow to set.
  5. Remove foil and decorate
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Maggie’s Gooseberry and Elderflower Jam:
Ingredients


Equipment needed:  A large heavy-based pan, preferably a preserving pan to maintain a rolling boil, long-handled wooden spoon, slotted spoon for skimming. Pyrex jug for filling jars, jam funnel, warm sterilised jam jars with screw-top lids, wax discs and labels.
Method
  1. Place the gooseberries in a preserving pan with 150ml (1/4 pint) water, then cook over a low heat until the gooseberries are very soft. Meanwhile, place the sugar in a large roasting tin and warm in the oven at 180°C (160°C fan) mark 4 for 10min.
  2. Add the lemon juice, elderflower cordial and warmed sugar to the gooseberries, bring to the boil and simmer gently until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and bubble for 25-30min or until the jam is set (see Cook's Tips). Cool, pot, then cover and label the jars.
  3. COOK'S TIPS Setting agents Preserving sugar produces less scum, dissolves easily and produces sparkling clear jellies and jams. (Jam sugar is used for fruits with low pectin and acid level.) Pectin makes jam set when fruit is heated with sugar. However, many summer fruits are low in natural pectin, so if your jam is not setting, add extra lemon juice - a good natural source of pectin. Alternatively, use an artificial pectin.
  4. Setting point When jam reaches setting point, it's ready to pot. There are two good ways of testing this stage: 1 Spoon a little jam on to a chilled plate, then chill for 1-2min. If it crinkles when you run your finger through it, setting point has been reached. 2 Use a jam thermometer - when it reaches at least 110°C (230°F) the jam is at setting point.
Potting tips:  Before use, wash jars in hot water, drain, then leave to dry in a warm oven. Boil the lids. Alternatively, a fast wash in the dishwasher is ideal. Always pour hot jam into warm jars. Always fill to the rim to allow for shrinkage on cooling. Cover with waxed discs, waxed side down, and dampened Cellophane covers, dampened side up. For longer-term storage, cover with screw-on lids too. For best results, store jams in a cool dark place. 
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Graham’s Beetroot, Ginger and Raisin Cake
Ingredients:
4 oz butter
4 oz caster sugar
4 oz S R flour
5 oz cooked beetroot
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tsps ground ginger
2 beaten eggs
Method:
Cream butter and sugar
Mix flour, mixed spice and ginger, then add beaten egg (alternatively add egg to butter/sugar mix).
Add raisins, mix well.
Add grated beetroot, mix well.
Place in 1lb loaf tin and bake Gas 4 for 1 hour.


Graham’s Beetroot and Chocolate Muffins
Takes 15 mins to prepare, 30 mins to cook, makes 10/12
75 g cocoa powder/drinking chocolate
2 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
180 g plain flour
250 g beetroot, cooked and peeled
200 ml sunflower oil
250 g caster sugar
Method:  In large bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder & baking powder, then mix in caster sugar and set aside.  In a food processor puree the beetroot then add eggs one at a time, then add oil and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.  Make well in centre of dry mix and add beetroot mixture, lightly mix together then divide into 12 muffin cases.
Bake in preheated oven 180c/355f/gas 4 for 25 – 30 minutes or until firm to touch.  Cool on rack and dust with icing sugar.  If using smaller cases, amend time accordingly.



Lime Cake
8 oz plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
4 oz butter
2 oz light brown sugar
1 lime (zest and juice)
2 medium eggs
2 tbsp lime marmalade
3 tbsp milk
For the topping: 1 tbsp melted marmalade, little lime juice, 2 tbsp icing sugar and tsp zest
Method

Rub butter into flour and sugar
Add all other ingredients (saving a little juice and zest for topping)
Mix well and bake in greased and lined 8” round tin at 160c/325f/gas 3
When cool, brush top with melted marmalade, mix icing sugar with remaining lime juice, drizzle over top and sprinkle with remaining zest. 

 Courgette Cake
250g soft dark brown sugar
3 eggs
250ml veg oil
375g S R flour
1 tsp mixed spice
375g (1 large) courgette, ends removed and coarsely grated
250g mixed dried fruit
Zest & juice of 1 lemon
Topping
50g butter, softened
50g cream cheese
250g icing sugar, sieved
Finely grated zest and juice of half lemon
(Oven temp. Electric 160c or fan 140c, or gas mark 4)
 Method
1  Whisk together the sugar and eggs until thick and creamy, gradually add oil whilst continuing to whisk the mixture
2  Fold in the sifted flour and spice.
3  Carefully stir in grated courgette, fruit and zest and juice of lemon
4  Place the mixture into a lined 20cm deep cake tin and bake for 1.3/4 - 2 hr until risen and golden and crispy to the touch. Cool for 15 min. before removing from the tin.
5 Topping - Mix all ingredients in a bowl without beating, until combined.
6 Spread generously over top of cold cake.

Linda's Honey Cake
Melt the following in a saucepan and allow to cool.
5 oz marg, 4 oz brown sugar, 6 oz clear honey and 1 tblsp water.
Then add to eggs (beaten) plus 7 oz SR flour and pinch of salt.
Beat until smooth, spread mixture level and sprinkle with split almonds.
Bake at 180 fan for 30-35 mins or until firm.  
Enjoy!

Norma’s MUSHROOM PATE

3 oz Butter
2 Shallots or onion – chopped
1 Clove Garlic – crushed
8 oz Flat Mushrooms – sliced
1 oz Fine wholemeal breadcrumb
4 oz Cottage Cheese
1 pinch Nutmeg
1 pinch Ground Mace
 Salt and Pepper

Melt 2 oz butter and soften onion and garlic for 3 mins.  Add sliced mushrooms and cook with lid on for 15 mins.  After 15 mins. Remove lid and boil liquid away. Then add 1 oz butter, mix and cool.  Add rest of ingredients.
Chill for 1-2 hours. Trim with parsley and wedges of lemon.

Kate’s Carrot Cake
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
3 cups granulated sugar
Tsp salt
Tbsp baking soda
Tbs ground cinnamon
1.5 cups corn oil
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Tbs vanilla extract
1.5 cups shelled walnuts, chopped
1.5 cups shredded coconut
1.5 cups pureed cooked carrots
¾ cup drained crushed pineapple
Frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons sweet butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice of ½ lemon (optional)
  1. For the cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch layer cake pans lined with wax paper.
  2. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Add oils, eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Fold in walnuts, coconut, carrots and pineapple.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pans. Set on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until edges have pulled away from sides and a cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
  4. Cool on a cake rack for 3 hours.
For the frosting:
1.     Cream together cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl.
  1. Slowly sift in confectioners’ sugar and continue beating until fully incorporated. Mixture should be free of lumps.
  2. Stir in vanilla, and lemon juice if you use it.
  3. Fill cake and frost sides with cream-cheese frosting. Dust top with confectioners’ sugar
Janella’s 15 minute veggie goulash

1 onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic crushed
2 carrots diced
3 medium courgettes diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbs paprika
Pinch nutmeg
1 heaped tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 tbs tomato puree
1 x 400g tin tomatoes
8 oz cooked red kidney beans or 400g tin, drained and washed
8 oz cooked white kidney beans or 400g tin, drained and washed
¼ pint tomato juice or stock
Salt and pepper
Soured cream or yoghurt to serve

Put onion, garlic, carrots and courgettes in pan with the olive oil and sautee for 5 mins until softened.
Stir in paprika, nutmeg, parsley and tomato puree.
Add rest of ingredients except cream/yoghurt and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
Turn onto hot serving dish and top with soured cream/yoghurt
(Could try other beans such as haricots, soya beans or chickpeas)






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