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Friday, October 7, 2016

Dawn's Easy Fridge Tart

You'll need:
1 tin caramel
250ml cream
1 packet of tennis biscuits 
A couple of peppermint crisp chocolates

Method:
Break biscuits up and place on the base of your dish
Gently combine cream and caramel
Break some chocolate into mixture and pour over biscuit 
Sprinkle with chocolate

Place in fridge for a few hours 😊

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Comfy Curry Sauce......

I make a big pot of sauce as I take my time making it and it freezes well too. Just defrost and add your chicken or lamb, fresh corriander and some Greek yogurt. Sorted 👍


Spices for roasting: 

4 Tablespoons Fennel seeds
4 Tablespoons Cumin seeds
4 Tablespoons Corriander seeds
1 Tablespoon Fenugreek seeds
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper corns 
1 Cinnamon quill
4 Cardamom pods
Sprinkle of salt

Toast the spices gently over a low heat in a pot or pan. Roasting in oven also works
Allow to cool and remove quill before grinding into a powder to be used in sauce. The cinnamon will get added to your sauce to cook, then removed. 

Paste Ingredients:
Approximately 6cm fresh ginger
4 large red onions
2 bulbs of fresh garlic
3 chillies
Big bunch of fresh corriander 

Chop paste ingredients ( I use food processor)
Add your spices to the paste. 

Ingredients for sauce:

Big dollop of butter
4 tins of chopped tomatoes 
Approximately 500ml chicken stock
Couple large onions roughly diced

Method:
Heat butter in pot, add onions and fry to golden colour. 
Add paste and allow to heat through gently so not to burn but to allow the spices to release their flavors. 
Add tomatoes and the stock, cover and place in oven, cook on 160 deg for a couple of hours. Switching switch oven off and allow to cool in the oven. 
Remove and stir. Allow to rest over night and divide into freezer bags the next day keeping enough out for your first curry. 
Enjoy 😊






Basic Banana Bread......

I always make a double batch as they freeze very well 😊
 
Ingredients:

125g Butter
180g Sugar
2 Eggs (beaten well)
5 ml Vanilla essence
250g Flour
5ml Bicarbonate of soda 
3ml Salt
45ml Soured Milk 
3 Large Bananas

Method:
Cream butter, add sugar gradually 
Add the eggs and vanilla
Sieve flour, bicarbonate, salt together then add to mixture alternately with your blended banana milk mixture. ( I use my blender for the banana and milk)
Pour mixture into loaf pans and bake at 180 for an hour
Add nuts or raisins if you like
Test with skewer to see when done. 
Enjoy