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Spring Flower Cupcakes

Spring Flower Cupcakes

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These would make a great mother's day gift or easter surprise for someone

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 50g margarine
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 75g butter (softened)
  • 175g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Natural yellow food colouring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Wafer daisies
  • Soft silver balls
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Silver shimmer spray
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Crispy Chicken Goujons

Crispy Chicken Goujons

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The art of cooking goujons of any sort is to be well prepared

  • 3 boneless
  • skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 slices of stale white bread (or fresh bread that has been blasted in a hot oven for a few minutes)
  • 3 eggs
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon polenta / cornmeal
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
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Peppermint Creams

Peppermint Creams

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It is such a simple recipe that is perfect for cooking with preschoolers and at this time of year they are a classi...

  • 340g icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Peppermint extract or flavouring
  • Green food colouring
  • 100g bar of dark chocolate
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Peach and Parma Ham Salad

Peach and Parma Ham Salad

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Remove the stone and slice the peaches as thin as you fancy (I had to do this as our peaches were a bit too firm fo...

  • 2 fresh peaches
  • 4 slices of Parma Ham or other air-dried ham
  • 150g Apetina crumbly white cheese (classic)
  • Handful of chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Ground black pepper and salt to taste
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Pasta with Pesto, Roast Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta with Pesto, Roast Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes

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Tear all of the basil leaves and mint leaves from their stalks and place them in a blender

  • A large handful of fresh basil leaves (about 3 full stems or about 30 leaves)
  • A large handful of fresh mint leaves (about 3 full stems or about 50 leaves)
  • A large handful of fresh parsley leaves (the more the merrier)
  • A small clump of chives (about 10 leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoon pine nut kernels
  • 1 large slug of olive oil
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 match-box sized piece of hard cheese (traditionally parmesan
  • but we used cheddar!)
  • 10-15 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 roasted chicken breasts (cold
  • with or without skin)
  • Garofalo Dischi Volante pasta 260g (we allow 100g per adult and 60g for Lara)
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BBQ Chicken Drumsticks and Spicy Rice

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks and Spicy Rice

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Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade

  • For the chicken:
  • 10-12 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons Heinz tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (we use a dark soy sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons english mustard
  • 1 tablespoon malt vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon plum jam (any sweet jam will do but strawberries and raspberries may taste a bit weird in a savoury dish!)
  • For the rice:
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 small cups of rice
  • 1/2 an onion (we used a red onion for colour)
  • 2 peppers chopped (we used several different colours)
  • 1 small can red kidney beans
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 a can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Heinz tomato ketchup
  • 3 cups of water
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Brazilian Garlic-Marinated BBQ Piquana, spicy pineapple & zingy gaucho potato salad.

Brazilian Garlic-Marinated BBQ Piquana, spicy pineapple & zingy gaucho potato salad.

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. Traditional Brazilian grills don't put sauce on their barbecue meat but instead use a series of marinades to prov...

  • 4 thick rump steaks with plenty of fat (top rump is as close to picanha as you are likely to find in a supermarket)
  • 1 pot Knorr Garlic Flavour Pot
  • Half a small fresh pinapple
  • 1 pot Knorr Mixed Chillis Flavour Pot
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 250g new potatoes (chopped into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 large carrots (chopped roughly into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons tinned or frozen sweetcorn
  • 2 tablespoons frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 tablespoons Hellmann's Mayonnaise with a zing of lemon
3.7/5 (15 Votes)

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

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Preheat the oven to the temperature indicated on the packet of puff pastry that you are using (about 200 degrees in...

  • 1 packet of ready-made puff pastry (either fresh or frozen). We use ready-rolled puff pastry as it is EVEN easier to use!
  • 1 packet of pork sausage meat (fresh or frozen
  • it normally comes in a great big sausage shape but at this time of year you may find it in flat packs alongside the sausages in your supermarket).
  • 1 egg
  • beaten
3.7/5 (15 Votes)

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

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For the soul!

  • A whole chicken carcass
  • Around 2.5 - 3 pints of cold water
  • 2 onions
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 50g butter or margarine
  • Ground black pepper
3.7/5 (15 Votes)

Blackberry Muffins

Blackberry Muffins

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Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade Measure all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl

  • 75g well softened butter (we used Flora cuisine to give the muffins a really bouncy texture)
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg (medium will do too)
  • 200ml milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
  • A big bowl of blackberries. On reflection
  • I probably should have weighed how many we had but it was about one full cereal bowl.
3.7/5 (15 Votes)