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What you need:

1 lb / 500 g of pumpkin pulp purée from a sugar pumpkin
12 oz /375 g  heavy cream or 1 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
4 oz / 115 g packed dark brown sugar
2 1/2 oz white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs plus the yolk of a third egg
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cardamon
1/2 tsp of lemon zest
1 pastry case

what you do:

Preheat oven to 220C / 425F / gas mark 7

In a large bowl mix together the sugars, salt,  all the spices and lemon zest. Beat the eggs and add to the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée. Stir in cream. Whisk all together until well combined.

Pour into pastry case and bake for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes reduce the temperature to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4 and bake for another 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the centre comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack for at least an  hour.

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What you need:

2 medium baking potaoes

2 tbsp butter or margarine

1 tbsp milk

¼ tsp salt

1 3 0z / 370 g  package of cream cheese, cubed

2 tbsp sour cream

Paprika

What you do:

Pre heat the oven to 190C / 370F / gas mark 5

Pierce the potatoes and bake in the oven  for one hour or until tender.

Leave to cool for around 20 / 30  mins

Cut a thin slice off the to of each potato.

Scoop out all the potato from the skins and place in a mixing bowl.

Add the butter, milk and salt. Mix together  until fluffy

Mix in cream cheese and sour cream and spoon back into the potato skins

Sprinkle with paprika and bake uncovered  20 to 25 minutes, Or until the tops are golden brown .

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What you need:

5 oz / 150g butter or margarine
5oz / 150g castor sugar
13oz / 375g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
a few drops of vanilla essence

What you do:

In a bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla to taste.
Sift in flour, and baking powder, blend with spoon, then work by hand to form a dough. Knead lightly until smooth.
wrap dough in cling film and place in fridge for 40 mins.
Roll out dough on a floured surface about 0.3 thick, use can then use Christmas or any other cutters, to make biscuits.

You can then use the same cutters as i did to cut out shapes in the rolled out icing, and decorate.

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What you need:
1lb / 450g fresh turkey mince
7oz /200g tinned refried beans
2-4 garlic cloves crushed
1-2 jalapeno chillies ( deseeded & chopped)
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
1 tbsp cooking oil

What to do :

Put the turkey mince into a bowl. Beat the refried beans until smooth, then add to the turkey mince in the bowl.
Add the garlic, tomato puree, chillies & coriander, mix together.
Shape into 4 burgers, then cover & chill for upto an hour.
Heat a frying pan & add the oil. Add the burgers & cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes each side, or until thoroughly cooked.
Drain & serve.

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