Posts Tagged ‘lids’

What you need:

3lb / 1.5kg of already cooked beetroot ( chopped)
1lb / 400g onions (diced)
1lb / 400g of apples ( chopped)
1lb / 400g sugar
1pt / 600 ml white vinegar (spiced)
2tsp / 10ml salt

What you do:

In a saucepan, pour in a little of the vinegar, then cook the chopped onions for a short time.
Then add the apples, beetroot & salt with a little more vinegar…just enough to stop it burning, & cook for around 15/20 mins or until the apples are soft.
Stir in the sugar until its dissolved with the rest of the vinegar and simmer for around another 20 mins or until its thickened.
Pour into hot jars.
Leave to cool, then cover with lids.

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What you need:

6 1/2 lb /3kg strawberries, hulled, halved
6 1/2 lb / 3kg white sugar
Juice from 1/2 a lemon

What you do:

First of  all wash and sterilise the  jars and lids that you will use.

In a large saucepan, put in the strawberries and sugar & mix all together.

Leave for a couple of hours so the sugar can soften all the fruit.

Add the lemon juice then simmer over medium heat, stirring all the time untilall the fruit is soft.

Remove 1/3 of the fruit & leave to one side.

Keep simmering the remaining mixture until fruit is mostly dissolved & the  jam coats the back of a spoon.

Divide the fruit that was put to one side  between the jars then fill with jam.

Allow to cool, then seal with the lids.

Keep refridgerated.

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What you need:
8 lids frozen or canned artichoke
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 fl oz / 60 ml of extra virgin olive oil
8 eggs
50 g coffee pot
What you do:

Preheat the  oven at 180 C / 350F / gas mark 4
In a saucepan boil a litre of water  and cook the artichokes  for 8 minutes.

Strain well.

Carefully place the artichokes into a baking tray for small cakes, then carefully break each egg into each artichoke cavity and bake for  about 5 minutes.

Place on a serving  platter and garnish with a teaspoon coffee pot.

Drizzle olive oil over the top, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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What you need:
12 oz/350 g plain flour
8oz/ 225 g butter, cubed or an half & half mix of margarine and lard
1 beaten egg + 1 cold water as needed
1 jar of mincemeat
icing sugar ( to dust )

To make the pastry…

Place the flour, butter  into a large clean bowl.
Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, working as quickly as possible to prevent the dough becoming warm.
Add the egg to the mixture and using a cold knife stir, add cold water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture binds but don’t make it too wet that it is sticky.
Dust a work surface lightly with a little flour and roll out two-thirds of the pastry to 1/8″/3mm thick. Cut circles to line the cups of your tin, don’t worry if the pastry doesn’t come to the top.
Fill the pastry lined tins 2/3 full with mincemeat.
Roll out the remaining pastry to the same thickness and cut smaller circles to fit as lids on the tarts or to be decorative, cut stars or other fancy shapes.
Dampen the edges of the tart bases with a little cold water and press the lids on. Make a small hole in the surface of each pie with a small sharp knife to allow the steam to escape.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 mins or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the icing sugar.

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