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Tomato and Carrot Dhal

Tomato and Carrot Dhal

Another of my vegetarian experiments, which works well if you like curry. I wasn’t convinced I like lentils, but this turned out very enjoyable with brown basmati and a samosa. Tinned lentils make this quick and easy! 1 carrot, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 heaped dessertspoon Madras paste ½ can chopped tomatoes ¼ – ½ […]

Savoury Roll

Savoury Roll

This works well cold and sliced for a buffet, or hot with gravy for a main meal. This makes a great contribution to a bring-and-share, because it is a little different from what one usually sees.  Both filling and pastry can be made up ahead and assembled when needed. Makes 10-12 slices. For a vegetarian […]

Canellini Hotpot

Canellini Hotpot

Found a soup recipe I’ve adapted to be a savoury topping for potato – or else even topped with sliced potato and baked in the oven would be good. Finding ways to use more beans for protein, and no mushrooms for a change. This does four portions for us as I always serve fresh veg […]

Green Tomato Pickle

Green Tomato Pickle

Looking for a pickle for green tomatoes that was NOT a chutney, I came across this one (which I’ve adapted) from Joy of Cooking, 1998 European edition. 900g green tomatoes, thinly sliced 250g onions, thinly sliced 32g salt 375ml cider vinegar 225g soft brown sugar 225g green peppers 115g red peppers 1 stick celery ½ […]

Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart

A classic British treat based on a recipe from Everyday Cookbook, but I can’t leave a recipe alone… 7” diam flan tin – either removable base or lined with a circle of greaseproof paper or baking parchment. 6 oz shortcrust pastry 3 Tbs sieved Seville orange marmalade, warmed slightly 3 oz butter or marg 3 […]

Choc Chip Chewsies

Choc Chip Chewsies

This half-recipe sits well in a 7”x10” or similar size, with 1” sides or higher. Grease & flour, or and line the tray including the sides, or use a silicone tray, because it adheres fiercely!  2 oz butter or marg (55g) 4 oz light muscovado sugar (115g) ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp bicarb ½ can […]

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 […]