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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:


1 oz / 30ml of vegetable oil
2 medium sized potatoes (still skinned)
Garlic powder
paprika powder
mixed herbs (dried)

( Or you can use any herbs or spices you fancy & as much as you like to your own taste)
1 freezer bag

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6

Pour into the freezer bag the vegetable oil, then shake in the garlic powder, paprika, & dried mixed herbs.
Cut the potatoes into wedge shapes , then place them into the bag of oil , herbs & spices. Give them a good mix about, making sure all the wedges are coated, then spread them out of the bag  into an oven proof dish.
Bake in the oven for around 20 mins.
Serve hot.

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What you need:

4oz / 100g sugar
1/4 pint / 150ml milk
4oz / 100g sultanas
2oz / 50g dates ( chopped)
4 oz /100g margarine
8oz / 200g self raising flour
1 egg (beaten)

What you do :

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

Line & grease a 2lb loaf tin.
Place the sugar, milk, sultanas, dates & margarine in a medium saucepan & melt slowly. Allow to become tepid.
Then add the sieved flour & beaten egg.
Pour into the prepared tin & bake for 1 hour.

Turn out onto a wired rack to cool.

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What you need:

1lb / 400g panettone
1 pt / 500ml milk
1/2 pt / 250ml double cream
4 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
4 oz / 100g sugar

What you do :

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6
cut panettone into 4 pieces, then cut again into slices around 1cm thick.
Lay them overlapping into a shallow oven proof dish.
Whisk the eggs & sugar together, then slowly add the milk & cream, then pour over the panettone slices.
Bake for around 20 mins or until its ‘puffed up’ & the custard has set.
Serve warm.

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What you need:

4 ramekin dishes
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
5oz / 125g castor sugar
miniature bottle of drambuie
2 egg yolks
1/4 pt / 150ml double cream.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 130C /250F / gas mark 1/2
Whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff. Whisk in 3oz / 75 g of the sugar & 1 tbsp of Drambuie.
Pout the mixture into 4 well greased ramekin dishes.
Bake for 40 mins.
Beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar & Drambuie until creamy. Gently fold into lightly whipped cream.
Serve hot with the Drambuie sauce.

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What you need:

340g corned beef
1 large or 2 small onion ( chopped)
3/4 lb short crust pastry.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6.
In a little water, soften the onion. Then add the corned beef & blend really well.
Line a shallow oven- proof dish with half of the pastry & spread the oinion & corned beef mixture on top of the pastry.
Dampen the edges of the pastry with a little water, then place the other half of the pastry on the top. Make 2 or 3 slits in the top to allow the steam to escape.
Bake in the oven for around 25 mins.
Serve hot or cold.

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What you need:

3 eggs
15 fl oz / 450 ml milk
2 oz / 50 g chopped ham (optional)
1 onion diced
6 oz / 150 g grated cheese
1 pastry case
2 tomatoes ( sliced)

What you do:

preheat the oven to 190C / 375F / gas mark 5
Whisk together the eggs & milk, then add all the other ingredients ( except tomatoes) & mix together thoroughly.
Place the slices of tomatoes on the top.
Place in the oven and bake for around 50 mins until firm to the touch.
Serve hot or cold.

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What you need:

4½ oz / 125g butter
1oz / 25g golden syrup
2oz / 55g soft brown sugar
8oz / 225g rolled oats

What to do:

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

Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add syrup and sugar. When bubbling, stir in oats.
Remove from the heat.

Mix together thoroughly and place in a greased and lined 18cm (7in) square tin. Press the mixture down firmly with the back of a big spoon.
Bake for 20-25 mins or until the mixture is golden brown, then mark into nine pieces. Leave to cool, then cut.

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What you need:

680g minced beef
1 egg
1 onion chopped
235ml milk
110g dried breadcrumbs
25g brown sugar
30ml mustard
80ml ketchup

What to do:

preheat the oven to 175C / 350F / gas mark 4
In a large bowl, stir in the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread and mix together thoroughly.
Lightly grease a 5×9 inch loaf tin, and pour in the mixture evenly.
In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.
Bake for around 1 hour.

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What you need:

1 lb / 500g parsnips, peeled & cut into lengths.
2 tbsp goose fat, or vegetable oil.

Pinch of dried thyme

What to do:

Preheat the oven on 220C / 425F / gas mark 7.
Place the parsnips into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 mins.
Place the goose fat or cooking oil into a roasting tin then place in the oven until almost smoking hot.
Place the parsnips carefully into the hot oil, then turn them all over so they’ve all been coated with the fat. Place the parsnips into the oven for around 20 mins, turning occasionally. Sprinkle with a inch of dried thyme.
Serve hot.

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