Category Archives: Family Favourites

Family Noodle Bake

I first made this when I had a huge amount of Spag Bol left. You need a quantity of your favourite Italian meat sauce and a quantity of cooked pasta. The amounts are so-o-o variable it is hard to say … Continue reading

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Katies Stovies

4 Large Potatoes (Tatties) 2 Medium Onions Left over Beef or Lamb from Family Roast (about 6 slices) 1.5 Pints of Beef Stock This is my first recipe and my daddy told me that this was the way that his … Continue reading

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Tomato & Pepper Tarts

4 red peppers Extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and black pepper 150g/51/2oz large cherry tomatoes, halved 375g/13oz puff pastry 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tbsp milk 1 tsp thyme leaves 100g/31/2oz dolcelatte, cut into 1cm/1/2in dice 1. Heat … Continue reading

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Italian Meatballs

1 small aubergine 450g/1lb minced lean pork 1 level tsp fennel seeds, crushed 1/4 level tsp chilli flakes, or to taste 3 garlic cloves, crushed 4 level tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 3 tbsp red wine Oregano leaves to garnish Preparation … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Cheese Cake

SERVES 10-12 Oreo biscuits 16 Butter, melted 50g Creme fraiche 200ml Philadelphia cream cheese 600g Sugar 200g Cornflour 20g White chocolate, melted 220g Essence of vanilla 2.5ml Eggs, lightly beaten 4 White chocolate Shavings to serve Heat the oven to … Continue reading

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Auld Grannies meat loaf

Minced Bacon 1lb Lean Minced Beef 1lb Mincked Pork 1/2lb White sliced Bread 3 slices English Mustard Powder 2 teaspoonfuls Eggs, small 2 Make bread into crumbs in food processor. Mix all the ingredients together by hand till well blended. … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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Oatmeal and Seed Bread

1 packet easiblend yeast 320gm strong wholemeal flour 80gm rye flour 2 tsp jumbo oats 2tsp linseeds 2tsp sesame seeds 2 tsp sunflour seeds 2tsp wheat bran 2tsp saly 300ml water at room temp 20ml veg oil NOT olive 20ml … Continue reading

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Marathon Scones

This recipe was very kindly given to me when visiting a town called Marathon near the Big Bend national park in Texas. the lady who made them first was Barbara Novovitch. Do try this they are great. INGREDIENTS 2 cups … Continue reading

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Grannie’s Stuffing

1 cup oatmeal (not porridge oats) 1 onion, chopped 4 oz sausage meat (pork) 2 oz bacon, smoked streaky, chopped 2 tablespoons chicken stock Extra bacon needed to cover when cooking if not being cooked in the bird. Cook (fry … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Pate

225g/8oz chicken livers 3 tbsp cream 75g/3oz butter Salt and pepper Pinch mixed herbs 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 onion, chopped 1/4lb bacon 1. Cook all ingredients except cream in the butter for 5-10 minutes in a frying pan. 2. … Continue reading

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Beef Chasseur

2lb porterhouse steak or skirt, cut in one piece 3 shallots or 1 small onion 1 clove of garlic 2 tbsp oil 11/2 oz butter 1 tbsp plain flour 1/2-3/4 pint of jellied brown stock Salt and pepper 1/2lb button … Continue reading

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Portugese Style Shellfish Rice

10oz mixed shellfish -I use tiger prawns and scallops but mussels ,monkfish or other shellfish are all possible. 1 medium onion finely chopped 1 clove garlic finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup risotto rice 1 tin chopped tomatoes … Continue reading

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Kidneys Turbigo

This recipe was one of my Dad’s favourites! 5 lambs kidneys 2 onions chopped 50g/2oz butter 112g/1/4lb button mushrooms, quartered 1 dessertspoon plain flour 1 tsp tomato puree 1 tbsp sherry 71/2 fl oz brown stock 1 bayleaf salt and … Continue reading

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Orange Glazed Chicken with Coriander

4 chicken joints (quarters) 2 heaped tsps whole coriander seeds 4 tbsps coarse cut Seville orange marmalade Juice of one large orange 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp lemon juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Pre-heat oven to … Continue reading

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Camembert & Onion Parcels

50g/2oz butter 2 spanish onions, sliced 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar 1 tsp white wine vinegar 400g packet filo pastry 1 Camembert cheeses, about 250g/9oz, cut into 6 pieces 6 tsp cranberry sauce Seasoning 1. Melt half of the butter … Continue reading

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Spiced Beef

1.25kg-1.5kg/3-4lb boned salt silverside or brisket Ground black pepper Soft dark brown sugar 1 tbsp/15ml whole allspice berries 1 tbsp/15ml juniper berries 2 tsp/10ml whole cloves Preparation time: 10 minutes plus standingCooking time: 3 hours 30 minutes – 4 hours … Continue reading

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Fionas Beetroot Chutney

1350g/3lb cooked beetroot 675g/11/2lb apples 2 large onions 225g/8oz sugar 600ml/1pint vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground ginger 1. Boil apples and chopped onions with ginger, salt, sugar and vinegar for 30 minutes. 2. Add diced beetroot and cook … Continue reading

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Cheese and Tomato Rice

2 tbsp oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 red pepper, coredd, seeded and sliced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 300g/10oz long grain rice 1 litre/13/4 pints chicken or vegetable stock Can of chopped tomatoes 100g/4oz mature cheddar, cubed Chives and … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

10 Medium but ripe tomatos – chopped 2 Medium Onions – finely chopped 3 limes – skinned and chop the flesh 2 Garlic cloves – finely chopped 1/2 Jar of Jalepeno chillis chopped 1 tsp of ground cumin 3 splashes … Continue reading

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