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Cereal Bars

Cereal Bars

This more-ish creation is based on my Flapjack recipe. I developed it to have something that worked as cereal bars for packed lunches, but the recipes I found seemed very complicated, and often American. This one isn’t! 6 oz butter 6 oz soft brown sugar 6 oz porridge oats 1 oz desiccated coconut 1 oz […]

Fudgies

Fudgies

I have no recollection at all where I came across this recipe (although I know it was decades ago) but I love how it’s quick and easy and flavourful! 4 oz SR flour 4 oz marg or butter 4 oz caster sugar 2 heaped tsp cocoa (½ oz) ¼ tsp salt 2½ oz porridge oats […]

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

I have been exploring cream of mushroom soup recipes. This particular one has great taste, and was intended to be made into a soup, but it’s absolutely fab on rice or pasta! So I’m using it as another vegetarian entre, and it will become a regular for us. This recipe is half the original (and […]

Mexican Hot Sauce

Mexican Hot Sauce

Long ago, we used to visit my sister and watch old black-and-white movies, having nachos and hot sauce along with a glass of wine. Better than takeaway! This is my easy-cooking interpretation of her recipe, though I’ve included equivalent fresh ingredients if you prefer trying that. 1 onion, chopped 1 tsp garlic powder (or 2 cloves […]

Chelsea Buns

Chelsea Buns

Chelsea buns are popular in my family, and these have a strong American influence of Cinnamon Rolls. Best recipe I’ve found, and only slightly altered (and translated into English!) The rapid-mix method is uncommon in the UK, but using a mixer at the start helps to develop the gluten more quickly. Dough 210g (7½ oz) […]

Oat Apple Pudding

Oat Apple Pudding

This is an easy, inexpensive and filling recipe I found back in the 70s and have re-discovered. Took me ages to track down my recipe, and when I hunted online I couldn’t find anything like it. This recipe yields about 1lb/450g, for 4-6 portions, but of course would multiply up quite easily. With your usual […]

Cov Cakes

Cov Cakes

I came up with this when looking for a lower fat, and easier, alternative to mince pies, as my husband likes to enjoy mincemeat in baking all through the year. I had heard of Coventry Godcakes, which are triangular mince-filled pastries, so the name is a nod in that direction as we live not far […]

Ginger Parkin

Ginger Parkin

This is a traditional Yorkshire treat, dense and chewy, and easy to make Vegan because there are no eggs. If you like ginger, it’s well spiced. Using cut oats instead of porridge oats gives it an unusual gritty texture. 7 oz plain wholemeal flour 5 oz medium cut oats 1 heaped tsp mixed spice 2 […]

Cauli & Chickpea Madras

Cauli & Chickpea Madras

Another of my vegetarian experiments, which works well if you like curry. I use Patak’s curry paste, as personal preference, but obviously your choice! I think this is about Medium hot, add more paste if needed. 60g red lentils 280ml water (10 floz) Rinse the red lentils well, 2 or 3 times. Bring water to […]