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Peel the tomatoes - prick them with a sharp knife, place in a bowl and cover with boiling water

  • 900g tomatoes
  • 3 red peppers
  • 1 large aubergine and 1 green pepper (total weight of about 900g/2lb)
  • 700g onions
  • peeled and fairly finely chopped by hand or in a food processor
  • 4 fat cloves garlic
  • crushed
  • 350g granulated sugar
  • 300ml/½pint white wine vinegar or distilled malt vinegar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • crushed
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
3.4/5 (96 Votes)

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Mix the flour, baking powder, bread crumbs, butter, salt and brown sugar in a bowl

  • 150g flour
  • 150g breadcrumbs
  • 200g butter
  • 150g of brown sugar
  • 150ml of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 500g raisins
  • soaked and drained (Smyrna
  • Corinth and Malaya)
  • 300g candied fruit (cherries and lemon zest
  • grapefruit and orange)
  • 12 chopped prunes
  • 60g chopped almonds
  • 1/2 grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • cognac or brandy
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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the creamiest shortbread ever

  • 225g butter room temp
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk splash of milk
  • 280g plain flor
  • .5 tablespoon of vanilla
3.1/5 (116 Votes)

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The day before, add the truffle to the stuffing and stuff your turkey

  • 500g fine pork stuffing
  • 1 tin of truffle peels
  • 1 turkey 3 to 4kg
  • 30g of fat (oil or butter)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 24 golden delicious apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 25 ml calvados
  • 50 ml creme fraiche
  • 1 bunch watercress.
4.3/5 (36 Votes)

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To make the pastry, rub 225g cold, diced butter into 350g plain flour, then mix in 100g golden caster sugar and a p...

  • 225g cold butter
  • diced
  • 350g plain flour
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 280g mincemeat
  • 1 small egg
  • icing sugar
  • to dust
3/5 (119 Votes)

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A family recipe from Great-Nanna Lottie

  • 1 lb flour
  • 1 lb breadcrumbs
  • 1 lb suet
  • 1 lb currents
  • 1 lb raisins
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/4 lb candied peel
  • a little milk
  • nutmeg and mace to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 pint brandy
3.9/5 (43 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4

  • For 1 large cake or 8 mini cakes:
  • 175 g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 125 g of caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 115 g butter
  • melted
  • 60 g of ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
  • 2 teaspoons of allspice or 4 spice mix (ground pepper
  • cloves
  • nutmeg
  • ginger)
  • 35 g hazelnuts (optional)
  • 350 g grated carrots and chopped (about 3 large carrots)
2.9/5 (102 Votes)

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Great way to use those apples from your garden

  • 2 Medium Cooking Apples (peeled & cored)
  • Dollop Butter (or to taste)
  • 5 tsps. Sugar (or to taste)
3.3/5 (45 Votes)

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A Lovely treat. That makes a fantastic present!

  • 200g Sugar
  • 120ml Milk
  • 3TBSP Golden Syrup
  • 25g Butter
  • 2TBSP Lemon Juice (Better if fresh)
4/5 (27 Votes)

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Mix all fruit, peel, nuts and lemon rind with brandy and leave overnight

  • Round 17.5cm/7in Round 20cm/8in Round 22.5cm/9in
  • Square 15cm/6in Square 17.5cm/7in Square 20cm/8in
  • gram gram gram
  • Currants 100 150 200
  • Sultanas 100 150 200
  • Raisins 150 225 275
  • GlaceCherries 50 75 100
  • Mixed cut peel 50 75 100
  • Mix chopped nuts 50 75 100
  • Lemon rind (5ml/tsp) 1 1.5 2
  • Brandy(15 ml/tbsp) 1.5 2 2.5
  • Plain flour 125 200 250
  • Mixed spice(5ml/tsp) 1 1.5 1.75
  • Ground Almonds 25 50 60
  • Soft brown sugar 100 175 225
  • Butter 100 175 225
  • Black treacle(15ml/tbsp.)1 1 1.5
  • Eggs 3 4 5
4/5 (25 Votes)

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Cook the pheasant in the oven or bbq (with wood or charcoal)

  • 1 whole pheasant
  • a bunch of nettles
  • a pint of water
4.2/5 (12 Votes)

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Christmas and Wine....what's better than that?

  • 1 Bottle Red Wine
  • 2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 Glass Orange Juice
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Nutmeg (halved)
  • 8 Cloves
  • 8 Allspice Berries (also known as Whole Pimento)
  • 1 Thumb Ginger
4.2/5 (13 Votes)

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