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Chocolate Brownies

Serves: 8 Cooked: at oven temp 375F/190C Cooking time: 30 minutes Preparation time:10 minutes 100g butter 200g sugar 50g cocoa powder 50g self-raising flour (farine a gateau) good pinch of salt 2 eggs, beaten 100g cream cheese (full fat) 50g plain chocolate, chopped into small chunks icing sugar for dusting Line a roasting tray with…

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Double Chocolate Cookies

Makes: 12 big or appox 30 regular   |   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooked: at oven temp 350F/180C   |   Cooking time:  10-15 minutes Ingredients 300g plain flour 60g cocoa, sifted 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon salt 250g butter, softened 250g sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 200g white chocolate, chopped Break…

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Chicken Liver Paté & Apple Chutney

  Serves: 4-6    Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooked: on the hob | Cooking time: 30 minutes + 5 hours to set Ingredients:   250g chicken livers, defrosted if frozen 125g butter, room temperature ½ large clove garlic, grated finely ½ teaspoon dried thyme 30g extra butter, melted for finishing salt and pepper For the apple chutney:…

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Classic Victoria Sponge

Serves: 10   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooked: at oven temp 190C   |   Cooking time: 25-30 minutes Ingredients: 200g sugar 200g butter (at room temperature) 200g self-raising flour 4 eggs 1 teaspoon baking powder For the filling: Buttercream/Jam 100g butter 150g icing sugar drop of vanilla extract jar strawberry jam icing sugar to serve 1.  …

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Thai Green Chicken Curry

Serves: 4  Preparation time:  10 minutes Cooked: on the hob  | Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: For the curry paste: 4 big green chillis 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 shallots, finely chopped small bunch fresh coriander 2 teaspoons lemongrass, minced grated zest and juice of 1 lime 8 kaffir lime leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon coriander…

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Pancakes

Serves: 4                       Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooked: On the hob | Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 eggs 125g self-raising flour 200ml milk water salt 1 teaspoon sugar vegetable oil 1. Place the flour in a basin and add the eggs, beat until a paste then add the milk in small amounts – whisk if…

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Tignes Uncovered

  When you think Tignes, you picture snow-covered peaks, a frozen lake, a glacier and snow-sure skiing. You might know it’s made up of 5 villages, or that you can ski there almost year round. But did you know that the original village of Tignes is actually submerged under 235 million cubic metres of water?…

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Fast Food: Home VS High street

  We are all prone to a cheat day, or grabbing food for convenience and to fill a craving on occasion, but leaving home for the first time with free rein on food choices- and the responsibility to fill the fridge can lead to some debatable eating habits… often significantly consisting of fast food and…

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Homemade Beefburger

 Serves: 6 Preparation Time: 10 mins On the hob Cooking Time: 10 mins  Ingredients: 500g minced beef 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 egg 100g breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons chilli paste 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup 2 tablespoons plain flour 1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the…

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