Tag Archives: Butter

Cucumber with mint cream cheese sandwiches

These sandwiches are perfect for a summer’s day. You do need to salt the cucumber or you will end up with soggy ones. I got this recipe from the Sunday Times that featured one in the Fortnum and Mason The … Continue reading

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Leek Pie (actually a tart)

It is actually a tart but for three generations we have called it leek pie. It can be prepared in stages and eaten hot, warm or cold. What is not to like about leeks in a cheese sauce on a … Continue reading

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Mini Croustade Cases / mini bread baskets

Croustades  (mini bread baskets) These make a cheap, tasty alternative to bought ones.  These little bread baskets keep for ages if stored in an air-tight box.  They can be filled with anything you fancy but here are a few of … Continue reading

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Sardine and Lime Pâté

This Pâté takes so little time to prepare so makes it perfect as a starter,  a light lunch or supper,  a canapé topping or for taking on a picnic.  Perfect on a croustade /mini bread baskets – see my recipe. … Continue reading

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Baked cherry tomatoes

This is the perfect vegetable to serve with any fish or meat being oven-cooked.  Just pop in the oven 10 minutes before the end of cooking time.  If using a lower oven temperature just put in the oven sooner.  You … Continue reading

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Puréed carrots

This super simple, yet delicious, side dish has just three ingredients.  It can be made well in advance so is great for entertaining. When ready to serve microwave for two or three minutes or heat in a pan until hot .  No … Continue reading

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French Beans and Tomatoes in basil sauce

These beans are briefly boiled and tossed with cherry tomatoes in a buttery basil sauce to make the most yummy green beans ever!  Serves 6 and is ready in 10 – 15 minutes. 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and … Continue reading

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Mackerel pâté and beetroot salsa

This is a very easy pâté which might take slightly longer than my stated aim that nothing should take 10 minutes only.  It is worth it as it can be used for canapés, a starter or a light lunch.  It … Continue reading

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Trout with crème fraîche and chives

This is a super fail-safe recipe that can be produced in 15-20 minutes.  The sauce is delicious and  you will find many ways of serving it with. If having potatoes put them on to boil first and pre-heat the oven … Continue reading

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Jam Sponge Pudding – superfast

This sponge is cooked in the microwave.  It takes minutes to throw the ingredients into a processor or liquidiser and then 5 minutes to cook.  Voila!  Thank you Candy for this recipe.  Serve with cream, ice cream or custard 100g … Continue reading

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