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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Chocolate StrawberryTarts...


Chocolate strawberry tarts: There is no need to miss out if you are following a gluten free, dairy free or vegan diet without any animal products. These extravagant looking strawberry tarts make a great alternative to Christmas pudding or why not make for an indulgent valentine’s dessert.


Gluten free, dairy free and suitable for a vegan diet

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Maple Pear Porridge..


Maple Pear Porridge:


Serves 4

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Carrot Cake With Lemon Mascarpone Topping...


Carrot cake with lemon mascarpone topping.


From Braun Household.

Serves: 8
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Cheese Crisps...


Fancy try these cheese crisps?


Perfect for parties..


Cooking Time: 5 minutes
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Monday, 28 November 2016

6 Smoothie Recipes To Try...


We love smoothies here. So much so we could drink them all day if possible!!


But them we would get board of them wouldn't we!?! And to much fruit sugars. So we have one a few times a week.

This way they never get boring!!


What is your favourite flavour smoothie?
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Spanish Roast Cod with Chorizo and Persimon®...


Spanish Roast Cod with Chorizo and Persimon®.


In this tasty dish, cod loin fillets are sprinkled with olive oil and smoked pimentón (Spanish paprika), then roasted with slices of chorizo, red onion and Persimon®. Serve with fine green beans or asparagus for a healthy light meal.


Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes

 Serves: 2
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Trifles....


We love making fun trifles for a special weekend treat or party idea. Home made ones tastes so good too. They always remind me of Christmas as every year when I was little you could guarantee a nice big home made trifle on our Christmas tea party table. Then we would go to grandmas house on Boxing day and she would have made one too.


Trifles....
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Christmas Spiced Blueberry Panettones...


Part cake, part bread, these buttery festive Italian treats are flavoured with cinnamon, citrus rinds, ginger and vanilla.


Rather than making in one large traditional tall tin, these individual ones are baked in recycled cans and make great Christmas gifts wrapped in cellophane.


Makes 8

Prep: 30 minutes
Rising: 2 hours
Cook: 35 minutes

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Strawberries, Peach And Banana Milkshake...


Strawberries, Peach And Banana Milkshake.


We love making smoothies and the easiest way of getting most of your 5 a day into your diet at the start of the day. With few fresh or frozen ingredients and milk also makes the best morning treats..

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Apple Pie Porridge...


Edd Kimber Porridge Recipe:


Apple Pie Porridge...


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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Persimon® Star Scones...


Persimon® Star Scones. This is an easy, homely way to serve Persimon® – chopped up in a simple scone recipe, then served with Persimon® conserve and clotted cream.

Heaven!


Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 18 minutes for scones,
20 minutes for conserve

 Makes 12
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Red -Nosed Reindeer's...


These fun reindeers will bring a personal touch of festive cheer to your Christmas tree. And they taste scrummy too! Today's guest post comes from Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Tate & Lyle Sugars.


Makes approx. 24
Preparation: 40 minutes, plus cooling
Cooking: 5 minutes
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Welsh Lamb Curry With Aubergine & Figs..



Fancy making this Welsh Lamb Curry with Aubergine & Figs recipe?

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Baked Raspberry And Chocolate Puddings With Rich Dark Chocolate Sauce..


Baked raspberry and chocolate puddings with rich dark chocolate sauce.


Make these rich dark chocolate puddings earlier in the day then just cook for 10 minutes while you clear the table. Serve with a drizzle of warm cinnamon spiced chocolate sauce and complete with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – then sit back and bask in the compliments.

Serves 4 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

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5 Raspberry Treats..


5 Raspberry Treats..


Fancy a nice Sunday treat with raspberries included?

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

My Everyday Smoothie...


After my morning run I make myself a tasty smoothie.


At the minute I love adding low fat natural yogurt into my breakfast treat. It make them taste creamier and without being fatty.


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Cinnamon Stars...


Cinnamon Stars... Handmade gifts..

Makes 12 large stars or 30-40 smaller ones.


These stars, packed in crinkly cellophane, tied with some ribbon or raffia and given a pretty label, have got the whole ‘jingle bell rocks’ thing going on. They take a little time to make, as you need to rest the dough at a couple of stages, but you can use this time to deck the hall with boughs of holly. And you don’t need to stick to star shapes – anything Christmassy or even little hearts will go down well.

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Red Fruit And Brioche Bread And Butter Pudding...


Red fruit and brioche bread and butter pudding. We’ve used a mix of dried summer berries in this pudding – you’ll find them in the baking section of most supermarkets.

They’re a mix of dried cranberries, cherries and blueberries. If you prefer though, you could use raisins or sultanas instead.

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Parfait Day...


As it is Parfait Day I thought I would share a few recipes you can adapt.Traditional Parfait layer up the fruit, cream and nuts in glasses to make a yummy treat.


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Creamy Chicken And Pancetta Fusilli With A Garlic And Parsley Gratin...


How about trying  this Creamy Chicken and Pancetta Fusilli with a Garlic and Parsley Gratin?


Serves 4

Preparation time: 30mins, cooking time: 20mins

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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Spanish Persimon® Tarte Tatin...


Spanish Persimon® Tarte Tatin. You simply must try this delectable “upside down” caramelized persimon® tart.


It’s best if cooked in a heavy-based frying pan that will withstand oven temperatures. Serve it with clotted cream, ice cream or creme fraiche for a fabulous finish.


Preparation: 25 minutes, plus cooling
Cooking: 40 minutes

Serves: 6
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Spiced Apple and Ginger Pie


Spiced Apple and Ginger Pie. It will depend how sour your apples are as to how much sweetening they’ll require!


We’ve pre baked the base of this pie to prevent a soggy bottom and topped it with decorative leaves. Serve it warm in slices with cream or custard.

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New York Style Open Grilled Sandwich..


Wondering how to make a New York style sandwich!?


Fancy trying this New York Style Open Grilled Sandwich? 🍞


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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Star of Valencia Tarts...


Fancy trying these Star of Valencia Tarts?


These individual sweet pastry tarts (shop bought for ease) are filled with a mixture of ground almonds, orange zest and juice, egg yolks and sugar – with sliced Persimon® arranged in a star shape. Serve them sprinkled with icing sugar. Yum!


Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Serves: 6
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Monday, 21 November 2016

California Raisin Mincemeat...


Santa loves mince pies, doesn't he!?




Fancy making your own California Raisin Mincemeat?


Just in time for Christmas 🎅

Makes 4 x 1 litre preserving jars
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Parsnip And Cabbage Fritters...


A simple veggie dish that even the kids will love.


Serves four as a main, six as a starter

Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 10 min

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Ian Cumming’s Poached Pear Frangipane Tart...


The Autumn air grows chilly and cold while fruits and nuts thud on the ground, falling from trees and bushes, ripe for harvest.


It’s the perfect time to turn to warming, comforting dishes that make use of all that nature’s seasonal larder has to offer; berries, pears, apples and nuts, available in rich abundance.


Belvoir Fruit Farms who make all their Pressés and Cordials with wholly natural ingredients; freshly pressed fruits and gently infused flowers and spices has worked with leading chefs including 2015 Great British Bake Off Finalist, Ian Cumming to produce a quartet of mouth-watering Autumnal recipes to make the most of this bountiful season.
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Roasted Plum And Fennel Porridge...


Roasted Plum and Fennel Porridge.


(Contains nuts)

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