Quiche Lorraine

Leave out the bacon for a vegitarian option! This recipe is based on one by Andreas Wohr. h1. Ingredients Pastry 200g flour 150g butter/margerine (not low fat!) 1 teaspoon baking powder salt 6 tablespoons water Filling 250g—300g medium chedder 4—6 rashers smoked bacon, grilled and chopped 4—6 eggs 30g butter, melted 1 small onion, finely […]

Pork Dijonaise

Ingredients Pork 2 pork steaks 2—3 tablespoons of dijon mustard 150g single cream 1/2 glass dry white wine butter Accompanying vegetables about 10 new potatos green beans 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped salt and pepper butter h1. Method Put 2 saucepans of water on to boil for the vegetables. Heat a little butter in a […]

Pork a’l’Orange

This can be served with the same accompanying vegetables mentioned in my recipe for Pork Dijonaise or with some crusty French bread. h1. Ingredients 2 pork steaks 1 orange 250mL orange juice 2 sprigs of parsley thyme salt and pepper butter h1. Method Heat a little butter in a frying pan. Fry the pork in […]

Chocolate Cheesecake

I found this recipe somewhere on the Internet, but I can’t remember where. All I can remember is that it’s by a guy called Glenn. I’ve changed it slightly (metricised the units, added a little more in-depth explanation). Ingredients Crust 1 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs 1/4 cup melted butter Filling 700g cream cheese 1 […]

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole is a classic British meal which thankfully contains neither frogs nor potholes. Ingredients * 6 pork sausages * 2 eggs * 100g flour * 50g butter/margerine, melted * 100 mL water * 50 mL milk * a pinch of salt * 1 onion * ¾ teaspoon of sage * a little […]

Shepherd’s Pie

For some reason, there seem to be a bunch of recipes out there for Shepherd's pie that use beef. Obviously, a real shepherd's pie must use lamb or, at a push, mutton! Recipes involving beef, while delicious, are properly called “Cottage Pie”. Serves 4. h1. Ingredients * 650g minced lamb (fresh or forzen — doesn't […]

Roast Leg of Lamb with all the Trimmings

This should serve 4 or even 5! You may want to also serve it with some autumnal vegetables (such as swede, parsnip, carrot, cauliflower, brocolli or spinach) although I haven't included details of how to cook them here. Ingredients Lamb half a leg of lamb 1 large glass red wine loads of rosemary, preferably fresh […]

Spaghetti Bolognese

Yes, I know Spag Bol isn’t actually Italian, but it is Italian-style. The sauce doesn’t just have to be served with spaghetti – any other pasta will do, as would chips, baguettes, garlic bread or jacket potato. Ingredients 450g tin of chopped tomatos 500g of lean minced beef, frozen 4 rashers of pancetta or smoked […]

Penne Gorgonzola

Ingredients 450g tin of chopped tomatoes or pasatta sauce 100g gorgonzola 150g – 200g penne or other pasta Method If using tinned tomatoes, put them in a blender and liquify. Heat over a medium flame. Cook the penne, following the instructions on the packaging. Chop the gorgonzola into 1/2 inch cubes. Drain the pasta. Put […]

Neopolitan Sauce

A very simple Italian tomato sauce, suitable for pasta. Ingredients 450g tin of chopped tomatos 1 medium onion, chopped 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped some fresh chopped basil or oregano (or both) salt and pepper to taste some olive oil Method Fry the onions and garlic in the olive oil until they […]