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Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Ingredients: ¾ cup sunflower oil 2 eggs 1 tablespoon lemon rind 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 cup plain yoghurt 1 ¾ cup castor sugar 2 cups self- raising flour   Icing: ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ¾ cup white sugar   Method: Turn oven onto 180°C In a large bowl mix all the ingredients – mix with a metal spoon Pour into greased round ring tin Bake for about 35 min at 180°C To make icing – place sugar and lemon juice into a bowl and just stir twice – drizzle over cooled cake and it will form a crust  … Read the rest

Roast Pumpkin Soup

 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic clove crushed Pinch dried oregano – or fresh from the herb garden 250g Roma tomatoes – halved length ways 850g butternut or pumpkin – unpeeled and chopped 250g carrots  – peeled and roughly chopped 2 onions  – chopped 200g sweet potato- peeled and chopped Salt and pepper to taste 6 cups homemade chicken stock   Method:   Preheat the oven to 190°C Mix the oil, garlic, salt ( about ½ tsp)  and oregano Put the tomatoes cut side up in roasting tin with pumpkin, carrots, onion and sweet potato Brush with oil mixture and bake for about 1 ½ hours Cool and scrape the flesh from the pumpkin and put into large pan with the vegetables, oregano and stock Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes Cool and puree Check seasoning and serve with fresh crouton and a swirl of cream… Read the rest

Karin’s Homemade Mayonnaise

Ingredients: 2 whole eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoons castor sugar 3 teaspoons mustard powder 2 tablespoon white grape vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 500ml sunflower oil 1 tablespoon boiling water   Method: Beat eggs in a food processor till light.… Read the rest

Date and Coconut Squares

(This recipe makes about 25 squares) Ingredients: 115g butter ½ cup sugar 1 packet of dates without pips – chopped small (250g) 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 packet of Marie biscuits ½ cup of grated coconut to cover squares  
Method: Prepare a baking tin / tray (about 4cm deep, 30 cm long and 20cm wide) line with foil and spray with spray and cook and sprinkle with some of the grated coconut Melt the butter and sugar over a medium heat Add the chopped dates and boil until soft – take off heat and allow to cool a little bit Break the egg into a small cup and add vanilla essence and mix lightly Add to the date mixture Break the Marie Biscuits into small pieces – not powder Mix all together and press into the dish tightly Sprinkle a little coconut on the top of the biscuits Put in the fridge to set properly – leave for at least 1 hour Cut into little squares – best kept in the fridge  … Read the rest

Baked Sweet Potatoes and Mexican Bean filling

(This recipe serves 8) Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes 1 Tablespoon oil 1 onion – finely chopped 2 cloves garlic – crushed 2 red chillies – deseeded and chopped finely 2 tablespoon vinegar (red wine preferably) Pinch sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 600g canned tomatoes – mash 1 can mixed beans – kidney / borlotti etc.… Read the rest
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