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All-butter Orange Mince Pies

Ingredients 1 jar of mincemeat. The juice and finely grated rind of 1 orange227g of butter (you're supposed to use unsalted but I prefer salted) 454g of Self-Raising Flour Icing sugar to dust. Method Cut the butter into small chunks and rub it into the flour either...

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup Recipe

This delicious soup combines the mellowness of the roasted garlic with the freshness of the vine-ripened tomatoes to create a wonderfully warming and uplifting soup. Roasted garlic is one of the most amazing flavours known to man. As it roasts, the flavour mellows and...

Super quick and easy lentil soup recipe

Lentil Soup is a wonderfully versatile soup. If you don't have much time it can be made quickly and easily by pretty much throwing a handful of washed lentils, some stock, a finely chopped onion and some herbs into a pan and simmering until the lentils go fluffy. If...

Quick and easy spaghetti bolognese recipe

This quick and easy spaghetti bolognese recipe uses only a few key ingredients and is quick to cook. Perfect for students who may have little time on their hands. It's wonderfully versatile. Any leftover bolognese sauce can be turned into another meal for another day....

Chicken and Leek soup

Chicken and Leek Soup A wonderfully light soup which can use leftover chicken from a roast dinner. Done in the soup maker, this soup only takes 26 minutes to cook If you prefer you can do it in a saucepan instead, simmering the soup until the carrots, onions and...

Soup Maker Ham and lentil Soup

This delicious soup is a perfect way of using up leftover ham. The lentils are packed with protein and fibre which makes the soup very filling. This recipe is for the soup maker but there is absolutely no reason why you couldn't also do it in an ordinary sauce pan...

Slow Cooker Cottage Pie Recipe

There's nothing quite like a big bowl of slow cooker cottage pie to warm you up on a cold, rainy winters night. Delicious minced beef and onions are slow cooked with carrots, celery and herbs and finished with gravy. This is topped with piles of creamy mashed potato...

Soup maker Celeriac and Sweet Potato soup

This celeriac and sweet potato soup is made in less than 20 minutes in a soup maker. The sweetness of the sweet potato are complemented by the tang of the celery and the warmth of the celeriac. The addition of a little ground white pepper gives the dish a warm twist....

9 Top Tips for Using A Soup Maker

Here are 9 Top Tips for using a Soup Maker. Soup makers are great, once you've figured out how to work them! Allowing you to get on with doing other things whilst it makes delicious, nutritious soup in 19-26 minutes makes it wonderfully convenient. It is also a great...

Soup Maker Spicy Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Lentil Soup

This delicious, warming soup is made from a rich combination of roasted red peppers, vine-ripened tomatoes, red chilli and roasted skin-on cloves of garlic. This gives the soup a great depth of flavour. The chilli gives the soup a little warmth. If you don't like...

Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple Crumble is the ultimate comfort food. Buttery crumble topping complements the tartness of the apples. Serve with lashings of steaming hot custard or with a generous drizzle of fresh cream.  Ingredients For the Crumble Topping 250g of Self Raising Flour 125g of...

How to make Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is a fantastic accompaniment to Roast Chicken and Roast Pork. The subtle tang of the apples is complemented with the sweetness of the sugar. It's very easy to make and only has three ingredients. Bramley apples, sugar and a splash of water.  Ingredients...

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup Recipe

This delicious soup combines the mellowness of the roasted garlic with the freshness of the vine-ripened tomatoes to...

Super quick and easy lentil soup recipe

Lentil Soup is a wonderfully versatile soup. If you don't have much time it can be made quickly and easily by pretty...

Quick and easy spaghetti bolognese recipe

This quick and easy spaghetti bolognese recipe uses only a few key ingredients and is quick to cook. Perfect for...

Chicken and Leek soup

Chicken and Leek Soup A wonderfully light soup which can use leftover chicken from a roast dinner. Done in the soup...

Soup Maker Ham and lentil Soup

This delicious soup is a perfect way of using up leftover ham. The lentils are packed with protein and fibre which...

Slow Cooker Cottage Pie Recipe

There's nothing quite like a big bowl of slow cooker cottage pie to warm you up on a cold, rainy winters night....

Soup maker Celeriac and Sweet Potato soup

This celeriac and sweet potato soup is made in less than 20 minutes in a soup maker. The sweetness of the sweet potato...

9 Top Tips for Using A Soup Maker

Here are 9 Top Tips for using a Soup Maker. Soup makers are great, once you've figured out how to work them! Allowing...

Soup Maker Spicy Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Lentil Soup

This delicious, warming soup is made from a rich combination of roasted red peppers, vine-ripened tomatoes, red chilli...

Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple Crumble is the ultimate comfort food. Buttery crumble topping complements the tartness of the apples. Serve with...

How to make Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is a fantastic accompaniment to Roast Chicken and Roast Pork. The subtle tang of the apples is...

Quick and Easy Pancake Recipe

Pancakes make a great weekend brunch dish. They're quick and simple to prepare and can be served plain as they are or...
How to make Apple Sauce

How to make Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is a fantastic accompaniment to Roast Chicken and Roast Pork. The subtle tang of the apples is complemented with the sweetness of the sugar. It's very easy to make and only has three ingredients. Bramley apples, sugar and a splash of water.  Ingredients...

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Quick and Easy Pancake Recipe

Quick and Easy Pancake Recipe

Pancakes make a great weekend brunch dish. They're quick and simple to prepare and can be served plain as they are or with whatever toppings you'd like. There's no need to serve them just on pancake day!  Ingredients 5 heaped tablespoonsful of plain flour pinch of...

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Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe Pulled pork is soft, melt in your mouth pork, which is so tender it simply falls to bits with a fork. Covered in tangy barbeque sauce and served in a bread bun with crunchy coleslaw and a crispy salad. Add some corn on the cob and you...

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Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables  If you have any vegetables that need using up, this recipe is ideal. Serve as a side dish or have on its own. It also makes a great base for pasta sauces and soups and is great mixed with cous cous.  There are no hard and fast rules, you can use...

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Easy Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Easy Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Easy Victoria Sponge Cake recipe Victoria Sponge cake is very easy to make and is very versatile. Light, vanilla sponge cake is sandwiched with tasty raspberry jam and fluffy buttercream, finished with a light dusting of icing sugar. A perfect tea time treat for all...

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Easy All-Butter Shortbread Biscuit Recipe

Easy All-Butter Shortbread Biscuit Recipe

Easy All-Butter Shortbread Biscuit Recipe This  easy all-butter shortbread biscuit recipe has a rich, buttery flavour and a crisp texture, perfect for having with a cup of your favourite coffee or a cup of tea.  They are great given as presents to friends and keep...

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How do I make my stew taste better?

How do I make my stew taste better?

Have you been making stews and found that they're a bit bland or watery or not quite as flavoursome as you'd hoped? If so here are some tips for making your stews tasty and have your family begging you for more!  Choose your ingredients wisely Whilst having lean meat...

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Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe

Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe

Creamy mashed potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to slow-cooked beef and tomato stew, savoury mince or sausages. They form the basis of fish cakes and are the topping for fish pies, cottage pies and shepherds pies. Whilst you can get pre-made or frozen mashed...

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Slow Cooked Spicy Beef and Tomato Stew

Slow Cooked Spicy Beef and Tomato Stew

This spicy, warming tomato and beef stew is just what you need on a cold winters night. The paprika and chilli give it a little kick and the beef, tomatoes and carrots give it a sense of robustness. It feels like all is well in the world when this hits your plate...

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All-butter Orange Mince Pies

Ingredients 1 jar of mincemeat. The juice and finely grated rind of 1 orange227g of butter (you're supposed to use unsalted but I prefer salted) 454g of Self-Raising Flour Icing sugar to dust. Method Cut the butter into small chunks and rub it into the flour either...

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup Recipe

This delicious soup combines the mellowness of the roasted garlic with the freshness of the vine-ripened tomatoes to create a wonderfully warming and uplifting soup. Roasted garlic is one of the most amazing flavours known to man. As it roasts, the flavour mellows and...

Super quick and easy lentil soup recipe

Lentil Soup is a wonderfully versatile soup. If you don't have much time it can be made quickly and easily by pretty much throwing a handful of washed lentils, some stock, a finely chopped onion and some herbs into a pan and simmering until the lentils go fluffy. If...

Quick and easy spaghetti bolognese recipe

This quick and easy spaghetti bolognese recipe uses only a few key ingredients and is quick to cook. Perfect for students who may have little time on their hands. It's wonderfully versatile. Any leftover bolognese sauce can be turned into another meal for another day....

Chicken and Leek soup

Chicken and Leek Soup A wonderfully light soup which can use leftover chicken from a roast dinner. Done in the soup maker, this soup only takes 26 minutes to cook If you prefer you can do it in a saucepan instead, simmering the soup until the carrots, onions and...

Soup Maker Ham and lentil Soup

This delicious soup is a perfect way of using up leftover ham. The lentils are packed with protein and fibre which makes the soup very filling. This recipe is for the soup maker but there is absolutely no reason why you couldn't also do it in an ordinary sauce pan...

Slow Cooker Cottage Pie Recipe

There's nothing quite like a big bowl of slow cooker cottage pie to warm you up on a cold, rainy winters night. Delicious minced beef and onions are slow cooked with carrots, celery and herbs and finished with gravy. This is topped with piles of creamy mashed potato...

Soup maker Celeriac and Sweet Potato soup

This celeriac and sweet potato soup is made in less than 20 minutes in a soup maker. The sweetness of the sweet potato are complemented by the tang of the celery and the warmth of the celeriac. The addition of a little ground white pepper gives the dish a warm twist....

9 Top Tips for Using A Soup Maker

Here are 9 Top Tips for using a Soup Maker. Soup makers are great, once you've figured out how to work them! Allowing you to get on with doing other things whilst it makes delicious, nutritious soup in 19-26 minutes makes it wonderfully convenient. It is also a great...

Soup Maker Spicy Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Lentil Soup

This delicious, warming soup is made from a rich combination of roasted red peppers, vine-ripened tomatoes, red chilli and roasted skin-on cloves of garlic. This gives the soup a great depth of flavour. The chilli gives the soup a little warmth. If you don't like...

Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple Crumble is the ultimate comfort food. Buttery crumble topping complements the tartness of the apples. Serve with lashings of steaming hot custard or with a generous drizzle of fresh cream.  Ingredients For the Crumble Topping 250g of Self Raising Flour 125g of...

How to make Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is a fantastic accompaniment to Roast Chicken and Roast Pork. The subtle tang of the apples is complemented with the sweetness of the sugar. It's very easy to make and only has three ingredients. Bramley apples, sugar and a splash of water.  Ingredients...

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