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What you need:

300g basmati rice
25g butter
1 large onion , finely sliced
1 bay leaf
3 cardamom pods
small cinnamon stick
1 tsp turmeric
4 skinless chicken breasts , cut into large chunks
4 tbsp curry paste
85g raisins
850ml chicken stock
chopped coriander and toasted flaked almonds to garnish

what you do:

Soak the rice in warm water, then wash in cold until the water runs clear. Heat butter in a saucepan and cook the onions with the bay leaf and other whole spices for 10 mins. Sprinkle in the turmeric, then add chicken and curry paste and cook until aromatic.

Stir the rice into the pan with the raisins, then pour over the stock. Place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and bring to a hard boil, then lower the heat to a minimum and cook the rice for another 5 mins. Turn off the heat and leave for 10 mins. Stir well, mixing through half the coriander.

To serve, scatter over the rest of the coriander and the almonds.

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What you need:

8 slices bread  thick sliced
60 ml melted butter
4 eggs
160 ml milk
Salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

In a bowl, mix together melted butter, eggs, and milk. Beat well.
Soak bread in egg mixture and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
If there is any dip left, you can drizzle it over the sticks.
Bake for 25 minutes on middle rack of oven. Turn halfway through baking time.
Allow to cool.

Lovely on it’s own or serve with syrup or tomato sauce

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What you need:

2 lbs chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
2 red  pepper, cut into cubes
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
6 bamboo skewers

What you do:

Wash chicken breasts and pat dry.
Cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes.
Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.
Preheat grill over high heat.
Combine cumin, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt in a bowl.
Mix well.
Toss chicken cubes with oil and prepared marination.
Cover and marinate for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, thread chicken and pepper onto skewers.
Lightly greased grill then place chicken kebabs over it.
Turning occasionally.
Grill for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is browned.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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What you need:

4 pork chops
30g dried porcini mushrooms
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
250ml cream
salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp herbs de provence (optional)
1 small glass white wine (optional)

What you do:

Soak mushrooms in 250ml hot water for 30 minutes. Squeeze mushrooms, reserving liquid. Chop mushrooms.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion. Saute until soft and translucent, but do not brown.
Sear both sides of the pork chops, remove and set aside.
Add mushroom soaking liquid, herbs and wine to the pan. Cook until liquid has reduced by half.
Return pork and mushrooms to the pan and lower the heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add cream and heat until just bubbling. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve.

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What you need:

8oz / 200g mixed fruit
4oz / 100g brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups of self raising flour.

What you do:

Soak the mixed fruit & brown sugar overnight in a cupful of cold tea.
Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

Next day,
Add these ingredients in a bowl & mix in the egg & the self raising flour.
Pour the mixture into a 1lb loaf tin & bake for around 1 hour.
Serve it spread with butter.

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