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What you need:

150g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
150g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk

For the frosting

200g butter, at room temperature
250g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
green food colouring

To decorate:

silver balls, sugar stars or hundreds and thousands

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C /350F / gas mark 4.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light, fluffy and pale.

Gradually mix in the beaten egg alternating with the flour to stop the mix from curdling. Finally, stir through the vanilla extract and milk.

Place 12 paper cupcake cases into a muffin tin and divide the mixture between them.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting: In a mixing bowl beat the butter with a spoon or spatula until smooth, then start to sift in the icing sugar, stirring regularly. Add the vanilla extract and milk. The frosting should be light and creamy.

Mix your green food colouring into the icing to give an even green colour.

Once the cupcakes are totally cool, pipe the icing onto them starting from the outside of the cake and working into the centre to create tall Christmas trees. Decorate with silver balls, stars or hundreds and thousands then allow to set for at least 30 minutes so that the icing has a slightly crispy finish

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what you need:

85g watercress, coarse stems removed
115g cream cheese
1 pinch salt
1 pinch black pepper, freshly ground
600g salmon fillet, skinless
400g puff pastry
100g flour, for dusting
1 egg, beaten, to glaze

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 200C  / 400F /Gas mark 6.

Chop the watercress very finely, place in a bowl, add the cream cheese, season generously with salt and pepper, and mix well.

Cut the salmon fillet into 2 pieces. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 3mm (1/8in). It should be roughly 7.5cm (3in) longer than the salmon pieces and just over twice as wide. Trim the edges straight. Transfer to a lightly greased baking tray.

Place 1 piece of salmon in the middle of the pastry. Spread the top with the watercress cream and place the other piece of salmon on top. Lightly brush the pastry edges with water, then fold the 2 ends over the salmon. Fold in the sides so they overlap slightly and press together to seal. Re-roll the trimmings and use to decorate the top of the pastry, if liked. Brush with beaten egg, and make 2 or 3 holes with a skewer to allow steam to escape.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the pastry is well risen and golden brown. Test if the salmon is cooked by pushing a skewer halfway through the thickest part and leaving for 4–5 seconds; when removed, it should feel hot.

Remove from the oven and allow to stand for a few minutes, then slice and serve.

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What you need:

5  eggs
4 tbsp golden breadcrumbs
A little (about 1 tbsp) vegetable or olive oil
6  pork sausages ( or 1lb of saugage meat)

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

Grease a baking tray with oil.

Crack 1 egg into a bowl and beat with a fork. Put the breadcrumbs and oil into another bowl, mix together.

Hard-boil the remaining eggs (boil for 6 minutes). Leave until cool. Peel.

Squeeze 1½ sausages out of their skin and squash the meat as flat as you can. Wrap around 1 egg to cover. Repeat.

Dip into the beaten egg then into the breadcrumbs.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning a few times to brown evenly.

When cooked cut them in half & serve.

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What you need:

For the pastry:

8oz / 200g self raising flour
2oz / 50g lard
2oz / 50g margarine or butter.

For the filling:

4oz /100g castor sugar
4oz / 100g margarine or butter
5oz / 125g currants or sultana’s
1 egg (beaten)

What you do:
pre heat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

to make the pastry:
mix together the self raising flour, lard & margarine /butter.
Use the pastry to line a swiss roll size tin.

For the filling:
Beat the margarine /butter together with the castor sugar until fluffy.
Add the beaten egg & currants / sultanas & mix together.
Pour the mixture over the pastry spreading evenly.
Bake in the oven for around 10 to 15 mins or until lightly brown on top.
Leave to cool, then cut into slices.

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What you need:

2 1/2 lb / 1 kg of ready cooked mash potatoes
1 large or 2 small tins of drained pilchards ( bones removed)
1 oz / 25 g butter
1 clove of garlic ( crushed)
2 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley
2 oz / 50 g cheese ( grated)
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 egg ( whisked)
5 oz /150 g fresh bread crumbs

What you do:

In a bowl , mix together the sardines, crushed garlic ,parsley and mashed potato together .
Season well and shape mixture into 10 fishcakes
Dip each cake in beaten egg and roll in breadcrumbs to coat
In a large frying pan heat the butter in a pan and fry fishcakes until golden.
Drain on paper kitchen towel and serve

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What you need:

1 large onion  ( diced )
3 tbsp oil
2 oz /50 g plain Flour
1 lb /450g Diced Stewing Steak
1 Beef Stock Cube ( dissolved in 400ml hot water)
3/4 lb /400g Carrots ( sliced)
6 fl oz / 200ml Guinness
110z /300g Shortcrust Pastry
1 beaten egg  (for glazing)

What to do :

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375 F / Gas mark 5.

In a frying pan heat one tbsp of the oil and cook the onion until softened and transparent. Then place in a large saucepan.

Season the flour with salt and pepper and add the beef, tossing it well to coat evenly in the flour.

Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and cook the beef  turning it until browned all over.

Add the onions to the beef  &  return the frying pan to a gentle heat and add the Guinness, stirring and scraping up any of the bits that may have caught to the base of the pan.

When the mixture is thickened and bubbling, pour it over the beef and onions. Add the sliced carrots to pan along with the stock stirring well  to mix. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 1 hour.

Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Spoon the beef mixture into your pie dish.

Brush the edge of the dish with beaten egg then cover with the pastry. Trim away the excess and press round the edges to seal.

Cut a hole in the middle to allow the steam to escape.

Decorate the top of the pie using the pastry trimmings.

Brush with the beaten egg and bake in the oven for  around 25 minutes.

Serve hot .

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