My blog is for anyone like me who love's food and cooking. I'm a busy mum of two but always find time to cook & bake.My blog is full of recipes I love and I hope you do to.
ONE FOR THE KID'S
350g shortcrust pastry
175g strawberry jam
100g strawberries,finely chopped
grated zest of 1 orange
Preheat the oven to 180c,fan 160c,gas 4.On a lightly floured surface,roll out the pastry to a thickness of 3mm,then cut out 12 rounds using a 7cm fluted cutter.Gently press the pastry rounds into a 12-hole cupcake tin and set aside.In a bowl mix together the jam,strawberries and orange zest.Spoon into the pastry rounds,being careful not to overfill.Bake for 15mins,until golden.Remove from oven and let cool silghtly before serving.
175g butter,plus extra for greasing
200g milk chocolate,broken into pieces
225g light soft brown sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to gas 4,180c,fan 160c.Grease 20cm square baking tin and line with nonestick
Put the butter and 150g chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water,stirring often,until completely melted.Remove and set aside to cool a little.
Put the eggs,sugar and vanilla in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.Stir in cooled chocolate,then sift in flour and cocoa.Add the remaining chocolate ;mix well.
Pour the mixture into the lined tray and bake for 20-25 mins,until a thin crust forms on the surface with a silght wobble.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 30 mins,before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.Cut into 36 squares and chill until ready to serve.
2 x 198g cans tuna steaks in brine
198g can sweetcorn,drained
350g pot four cheese sauce
500g ready to roll shortcrust pastry
1 med egg,beaten
Preheat the oven to 200c/180c fan/gas 6.Line two baking trays with baking paper.Drain tuna and mix with the corn and one third of the cheese sauce.Season with pepper.Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a 2p coin.Cut out 11cm rounds.Re-roll the pastry trimmings and cut out more rounds.Brush one round with the egg.Put 1 heaped tsp of the tuna mixture in the middle.Fold over the pastry to make a turnover and press the edges together to seal.Repeat until all the tuna is used up.Put on the baking trays and brush with egg.Bake for 20-25 mins until golden.
1 med onion,chopped
1 small leek,sliced
150g carrots,cut into small cubes
125g swede,cut into small cubes
100g great scot pearl barley
100g great scot dried green lentils
few sprigs thyme
1.2 litres veg stock
200g bag sliced curly kale
crusty bread to serve
Heat oil in a large pan and cook onion and leeks until soft.Add carrots and swede and cook for 2-3 min.Stir in barley,lentils,thyme and stock and bring to the boil for 5 min.Cover the pan,reduce the heat and simmer gently for 35 min.Add the kale and cook for 10-15 min or until the barley and kale are tender.Serve with crusty bread.