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Cosmopolitan Recipe

If you’re a regular at hosting parties and dinners, this one is a crowd favourite and had to be on our list.… Read the rest

Gooey Chocolate Brownie

INGREDIENTS 200g Dark Chocolate 250g Butter 50g Chopped Walnuts Nut 30g Cocoa Powder 65g Cake Flour 5ml Baking Powder 360g Castor Sugar 4 Large Eggs 1 Cup Chocolate Chips METHOD: Preheat Oven at 180 Degrees Line a 24 cm Spring Form Pan Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler add nuts.… Read the rest

Beef Bourguignon

A hearty French dish to keep you warm this winter! INGREDIENTS 2 Beef Stock Cubes 1 ½ Cups Boiling Water Olive Oil 1 ½ kg Beef Chuck or Stewing Beef, Cut Into 4cm Pieces 175g Rindless Streaky Bacon, Coarsely Chopped 1 Onion, Finely Chopped 3 Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped 2 Tablespoons Plain Flour 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste 2 Cups Red Wine (and 1 glass for the Chef) 2 Dried Bay Leaves 30g Butter 1 Bunch Spring Onions, Trimmed, Halved 10 Pickling Onions 250g Button Mushrooms Fresh Thyme, Chopped 1 Bunch Fresh Parsley, Chopped Buttered Mashed Potato, To Serve METHOD Preheat the oven to 180ºC.… Read the rest


Dutch Apple Cake: 1 ½ cup soft butter 1 cup castor sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt Cinnamon and sugar ½ cup milk 385g tin pie apples Cream butter and sugar Add eggs one at a time and beat well Sieve the dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture alternating with the milk.… Read the rest


Crust: 12 Tablespoons butter ½ cup castor sugar 1 egg 1 Tablespoon oil 2 ½ cups flour 1 Teaspoon baking powder ½ Teaspoon salt 150g dark chocolate melted with 3 tablespoons milk Preheat oven to 180c Cream butter and sugar, add egg and oil, continue beating Add dry ingredients and process until dough forms Press into bottom and up sides of 24cm loose tart tin or 25 cm loaf tin Prick and bake 10 – 15 minutes Remove from oven and spread with melted chocolate mixture cool slightly Topping: 1 ½ cup treacle brown sugar 2/3 cup milk 12 Tbs butter 500 glace fruit mix 250g red glace cherries Photo credit: www.bbcgoodfood.comRead the rest
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