This is a famous dish from the North of England. There are two versions, those with carrots and those without - each side argues that their version is the correct one. I personally don't like carrots so make this version. You can, however, add 1 large chopped carrot to the mixture when you cook the onion.
You can also use hogget/hoggett chops, but I couldn't add this into the ingredients bit as Zaar didn't recognise the word hogget/hoggett!
This is a version of a dish I first had in Brussels. I think it is a traditional Flemish working person's dish, and goes really well with Carbonnades de Boeuf or Waterzooi. It is also sometimes cooked with ham as well. You can use light chicken stock in place of the vege stock if you prefer.
I first made this in New Zealand - we lived near a berry farm (where you picked your own) that also sold dried herbs and country crafts, so was able to get all of the ingredients in one go. It's basically the Edmonds recipe for raspberry jam with lavender added. We also went to Hampton Court Palace here when they had the kitchens fired up - apparently Queen Elizabeth I loved lavender and insisted on having lavender conserve available all year round.
My friend Laura used to make these for dessert after dinner parties. I lost her recipe so have taken what I remembered of it and added different ingredients to make these a bit more adult. You don't have to use the liqueur if you don't want to, if you do you can also use Kahlua or Tia Maria if you prefer.
This bit has been added as a result of Andria's review - if you use any other biscuits apart from toffee pops (eg Twix) make sure that there is a lot more biscuit than toffee - otherwise the mixture may not harden. I have used Twix in the UK but put them in the freezer for a couple of hours before making. Also, these are not hard truffles anyway - they are quite soft but hold their shape well so long as they are refrigerated until just prior to serving.
This is an old favourite in New Zealand, I think most people can remember their mum making a lettuce salad and having this dressing on the side. It is printed in the Edmonds Cookbook, but I have printed my mum's recipe below (as it uses less vinegar & salt).
I adopted this recipe in August 2006 - and I think it looks great. I haven't made it yet, so any feedback would be welcomed.
You can make them into large rounds (as they sell them in German bakeries) or make them in the size of a cookie. I usually use my muffin tray. That leaves me with the cookie size but they also keep them in shape, wish I found to be a problem, if I did them on a regular baking tray.
This recipe was adopted by me in August 2006. I'm not sure whose it was but it sounds tangy tasty.
Makes a ton. Can easily be cut in half. I think other types of beans would work well too. Cook time is what I use for chilling time in the fridge.