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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 […]

Chickpea Madras

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 […]

Coleslaw

Coleslaw

I started making coleslaw as a way to reduce the number of small plastic pots in my life. It’s a good winter salad, with very little plastic involved! This has been evolved from numerous sources to fit with my family’s taste. 1 carrot, grated onto a triple layer of paper towel 4 heaped dessertspoons of […]

Red Dragon Mash

Red Dragon Mash

Continuing my search for vegetarian recipes that suit people who are not very adventurous, I’ve discovered that Aduki beans are fairly inoffensive for us non fans of beans. This recipe is adapted from the book “Not Just  Load of Old Lentils”, and ‘red dragon beans’ is the Chinese name. A lot of scope for varying. […]

Quinoa Lentil Loaf

Quinoa Lentil Loaf

I’ve been looking for vegetarian recipes that work OK for my family (who don’t much like beans other than the Heinz baked sort). This loaf goes down quite well, especially with a mushroom sauce, side veg and mash or baked potatoes. Allow an hour for the prep, at least the first time! 40g quinoa (soaked […]

Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal Bread

This recipe was given to me by my Aunt Celia (my mother’s sister) which she thinks was used by her grandmother probably in the early 1900s. It comes from Fannie Farmer’s Cookbook. I’ve adapted this for modern UK ingredients. Makes 3 small 1 lb loaves. 2 1/2 oz porridge oats 18 fl oz boiling water […]

Chocolate Tiffin

Chocolate Tiffin

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of recipes for Tiffin. I’ve done quite a bit of experimentation to get the version that goes down well with my family. Not too sweet, not gooey or too solid, and thoroughly chocolate. (Obviously use what chocolate you like!) 120g butter 60g golden syrup 100g milk chocolate, chopped 200g […]

Cheese Cake

Cheese Cake

This is an easy refrigerator recipe, and people often ask me for a copy so it’s time to put it online! Makes a 7″ diam cheesecake, although it could be any shape as the thickness doesn’t really matter. Doubles up just fine, which would make you a 9″ diam cheesecake. Prepare a base:   2 […]