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How to trim and tie a roast

In this video, we show you the best way to trim and tie a roast, all by yourself! You don't need the butcher or supermarket to do it for you when it's so easy to do it at home. 

Top rated Basic recipes


A need to know basic for many other sauces

  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 pint milk
3.4/5 (127 Votes)


Cream butter and sugar together

  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
4.1/5 (76 Votes)


Quick and easy biscuit recipe, can be used for large and small buscuit cutters/shapes

  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 100g Butter
  • 50g Sugar
  • (makes 12 small biscuits)
3.2/5 (126 Votes)


Very easy cheesecake

  • Filling:
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tub smooth cream cheese
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • Base:
  • 1 packet digestive biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
2.8/5 (91 Votes)


This is the recipe I use to make my pasta dough for Lasagne and Ravioli, although it does work well for other types...

  • 00 Grade Flour or 'Pasta' Flour - 100g per person
  • Large Eggs at Room Temperature - 1 per person
  • Salt (If required)
3/5 (117 Votes)


This is a really easy, quick and simple cake to make

  • 200g of butter
  • 200g of caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g of self raising flour/ 175g of flour if you want it to be chocolate
  • 25g of coco is you would like it to be a chocolate cake.
3/5 (92 Votes)


Basic quick and easy buns

  • 100g of self raising flower.
  • 100g of sugar.
  • 2 eggs.
3.7/5 (15 Votes)


This is a perfect base recipe for plain brownies, or for you to make your own adaptations

  • 6½ oz unsalted butter
  • 6½ oz milk chocolate (I used Cadbury's Dairy milk)
  • 3 oz plain flour
  • 1½ oz cocoa powder
  • 10 oz golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
2.7/5 (50 Votes)

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