Recipes

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Young Buck blue cheese scones

Ingredients 250g soda bread flour ( I use Mortons) 50g butter 125g Young Buck blue cheese 100ml buttermilk 1 egg Method Preheat a fan oven to 200c. Put the soda bread flour in a large bowl, add the butter and rub the butter through flour to resemble breadcrumbs. Cut up the Young Buck blue cheese into little pieces and add to the flour mix. In a jug mix together the...

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Mini Simnel Bundt Cakes

Ingredients ( makes 4 mini bundt cakes and some muffins)480g plain flour1 tsp baking powder½ tsp bicarbonate of soda1 ½ tsp mixed spice 200g caster sugar2 eggs110g melted unsalted butter 280ml milkZest of an orange100g sultanas50g raisins 50g currants50g mixed peel100g marzipan (plus extra to decorate) Method Heat the oven to 170cPut the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and mixed spice in a bowl In a separate bowl whisk the sugar and eggs...

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Slow cooked mutton in a spiced marinade

Ingredients Leg of mutton 150g Longley Farm fat free yoghurt Thumb side piece of ginger 2 cloves of garlic  Teaspoon each of cumin, turmeric, chilli flakes and fennel seeds Juice of a lime  1 teaspoon of tomato purée  Small bunch coriander Method Put the yoghurt, spices, ginger, garlic, tomato purée and lime juice in a food processor and blitz Place the mutton in a large food bag and pour in...

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Mincemeat biscuits

I love making edible gifts for Christmas presents and this is one I’ve made many times. This recipe makes about 24 biscuits. Ingredients 200g unsalted butter, softened  100g soft brown sugar 200g porridge oats (I use Stringer porridge oats, from  a local farm in Bishop Wilton)  100g plain flour 6 tablespoons of mincemeat (I made my mincemeat using the River Cottage apple, pear and ginger mincemeat recipe) Method: Heat the...

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Wild Garlic Pesto and Brinkburn Chicken

We discovered Brinkburn goats cheese from Northumberland Cheese Company during an explore of Alnwick Market over Easter.  I love cheese.  I love goats cheese even more. Coupled with the wild garlic I had just picked and turned into pesto I knew I had the makings of a tasty dish.... so a little experimenting and here is the recipe (It is not a looker but it is delicious and quick): Ingredients:...

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Wild Garlic Pesto. A Recipe Reworked

I make wild garlic pesto every year.  I’ve had a recipe on here for a long time but after a fantastic lesson with Sara Danesin last year I realised I could improve it.  In particular using more pine nuts and less olive oil helps the flavour.  Here is my reworked version. 100g wild garlic leaves 150g pine nuts 75g grated parmesan pinch of salt Good quality olive oil Put the...

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Rhubarb and orange cake

We have a lot of rhubarb in our garden and so I make this cake a lot in the summer. It is lovely and moist. Ingredients: Rhubarb topping: 50g caster sugar (I usually use golden) Zest of an orange 300g rhubarb cut up into small chunks Cake: 150g caster sugar 140 g butter 85g self raising flour 100g ground almonds 1/2tsp baking powder  Juice of half the orange 2 eggs...

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Raspberry Amaretti cake

This is one of my favourite cakes to make.  It's simple to make and gets great comments every time.  It's lovely warm with cream or icecream as a pudding and just as delicious cold with a cup of tea.  This recipe makes one cake in a 20cm round cake tin. Ingredients: 175g unsalted  butter, softened 175g caster sugar ( I usually use golden) 140g self raising flour 85g ground almonds...

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Blueberry and Lemon Scones

I made these scones using my thermomix but they are easily done by hand. 370g self raising flour  40g golden caster sugar 1tsp baking powder Zest of a lemon 80g unsalted butter 150g blueberries 100ml single cream 1tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs  Heat oven to 180c Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and butter in the thermomix and knead for 20 seconds on the dough setting ( if...

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Wild Garlic Soda Bread

I've said it before, I love soda bread, it's quick and easy to make, it smells amazing and most of all it reminds me of home. I also love this time of year and nature's gift of wild garlic. So here's my new recipe for wild garlic soda bread. 450g plain flour.                                    1...

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