From the Daily Mail. It's seems a good way to use up my over abundant herb garden. I love the thought of garlic, lemon and thyme and a crisp crackling. I plan to try this soon - I have the meat in the freezer. I'm entering it now in case I lose my scrap of paper. The recipe says: serve with plenty of mashed potatoes. This needs overnight marinating. There is no indication of how many it will serve.
I've made this and it was really delicious. A bit of fussying around, but worth it for a special occasion.
This is a recipe I used to make many years ago but lost. I found it in an Annette Human cookbook - but in a microwave version.
It's a delicious toffee apple pie. Annette calls it "Babsie Bloemfontein's apple tart". She suggests serving it with whipped cream. Although I'm not too keen on the appearance of microwave oven cakes, this one works well because of the fudge sauce.
This is in reply to a request on the British forum. I do love a Swiss roll and I make it to satisfy my craving for apricot jam. I make a chocolate one every Christmas for those who don't like traditional fruit cake. In the UK, all cakes etc are filled with strawberry jam. Recipe is from Mrs. Beeton's Family Cookbook.
This is one of my signature dishes - I've been using it since the 80's. I found the recipe in one of the local supermarkets own cookbooks, used it to acclaim and it made me famous, with people I hardly knew actually coming up to me and asking me how to do it. (I come from a very backward town!) Very easy, very pretty and unusual and well worth the effort. Oh, and it tastes good, too. On one side of the plate you've got green watercress soup and the other an orange carrot soup.
I can't remember where I got this from. But I keep a can of cherries in the cupboard, a sachet of the pudding mix and knowing that the corner shop stocks cream, have always got a posh pud on hand for unexpected guests. Use deep glasses so that the layers can be seen. You want the light to shine through the cherries. The original recipe called for chocolate instant pudding, but my family prefers toffee flavour. Oh, and I always make twice as much because people always want seconds.
Something different - and these are really good. My kids love them. My new favourite. This recipe is from the Daily Mail. It says Devon custard - I use the shops own brand
It's fast, it's easy (when we go through so many) and it's delicious.
I've hung onto this recipe for years, knowing that I would need it one day. And this Christmas I will be using it. I thought I'd post it so as not to lose it.
It's a puff pastry case in the shape of a pine tree, stuffed with a mixture of rice, boursin cheese and mushrooms. Decorate the tree with pastry scraps, cut out into the shape of baubles and stars.
It looks festive enough to be a crowd pleaser, veggie or not.
From Sue B - whoever she may be! Thanks Sue for a delicious soup, which my friends say is the best one I've ever made.
And apparently it has 1 point per serving, for those on the Weight Watchers Diet. I don't believe it.
I substitute the can of pinto beans for a can of beans in barbecue sauce. And I must confess, the sizes are approximate - the original recipe just says 1 can or 1 packet.
A recipe I came across on Donatella's Dish on Yahoo! Food. It sounds intriguing and I'd like to try it. I am a bit puzzled by the addition of egg yolks in the pastry.
Donatella says this is a delicious tart, not at all gummy and quite tart. The crust is baked before the filling is poured and chilled. According to her it is a big hit.
I've guessed the times but there is a fair bit of resting and cooling.
My children loved this chicken dish. It's easy and delicious. I think it is from BBC Good Food magazine. The times are approximate as you can, if you wish, leave them in the marinade for up to two days.