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a few recipe suggestions, in no particular order ! your culinary ideas welcomed

from Sarah in Bakewell "feelgood flapjacks"

Finn's simple recipe for Pain au Chocolate
- with a little help from Mum!!

you need

  • bought filo pastry

  • a jar of chockie spread

  • some icing sugar



  • cut the filo pastry into 60mm squares

  • dollop on some chocolate spread to the centre of the filo squares

  • roll them up like a sausage

  • pop it into the oven on a baking tray for 10 mins at fan 220

  • take out - sprinkle with icing sugar 

            then stuff your face !!!!

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If you haven't tried it already...get your tastebuds ready!! ... for ... CULLEN SKINK

a combo of smoked haddock, potato, onion, butter, milk and parsley. I always add a tad more haddock than the recipe suggests

Named after the fishing village of Cullen on the North Sea coast of Scotland 20 miles east of Elgin

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you need...basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, sea salt, Parmesan cheese and a pestle and mortar....

it's very easy to grow your own basil on a window sill - but you may wish to buy ready made!

method: tear up some basil leaves

and place in your pestle and mortar, add some olive oil and pine nuts and bash away until you produce a thickish modge ... have a little taste and then add sea salt to suit. and sprinkle with fine ground Parmesan cheese. Excellent on cheese biscuits or mixed with pasta.

Jamie's Lemon Drizzle Cake [yummy]


for the sponge

225g castor sugar

225g self-raising flour

225g unsalted butter, unsoftened

Zest of 1 lemon

4 eggs

for the drizzle

Juice of 1 lemon

75g castor sugar

the method

  1. pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas4

  2. eat the butter and castor sugar together until it becomes pale and cream then add one egg at a time, slowly mixing them in.

  3. Sift in the self-raising flour and the finely grated lemon zest and mix until the are nicely combined

  4. Once all is mixed, line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper and sponnin the mixture. Level the mixture with the back of a spoon

  5. It is now ready to be placed into the oven for 40-45 minutes To determine use a skewer [or similar] and if it comes out clean...all is good!

  6. Whilst cooking away in the oven you can turn your attention to the all important drizzle. To do this use 50-75% of the lemon juice [from where the zest came from] and mix it with 75g of castor sugar

  7. Once the cake is ready in the oven prick it with a skewer, fork etc. nsure you spread the pricks evenly. Next pour the rest of the juice without sugar onto thw cake to give it that extra taste of lemon. As soon as the cake becomes warm; pour the drizzle mixture on to of the cake and wait until the cake cools and the drizzle crisps

  8. It can now be served  and hopefully, enjoyed!

  9. It can be kept in an airtight container for 3-4 days or frzen for up to a month.

Ditter's Ginger Crinkles.....sensational !!!!!

24/7 recipes on

The Food Network

also on Freeview channel 41 [may vary]

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Grace aka "Ditter"
now 99 !!!

make a jam, or marmalade, or chutney or pickle online

re-discover, if you've forgotten it .... potted meat....  

pancakes aren't just for Shrove Tuesday....enjoy them all year round

Buy and cook British fish....very tasty and our fishermen need our via below link

Fish Recipes - Great British Chefs

 grow your own's easy

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it was Grace and her sister Jeanne who, in the 1950's, started The Byeways Café in Bakewell

a tip.. if you don't already have one...
a Soupmaker is a great addition to
your kitchen - try Morphy Richards
if you are interested

.......any veg soup!...just an example

explore your veg stock may have a couple of carrots, parsnip, onions, and celery stalk lurking in there...slice them up... add a veg stock pot/cube, seasoning and 1400ml of water ... stick the lot in your Soupmaker [smooth setting] switch on and in 20 mins you'll have a cracking soup!

...your own imagination is the limit of soup success!

4oz butter
1 tbs syrup
6oz self-raing flour
1/4 tsp bi-carb
2tsp grated or ground ginger
3oz sugar
rotate in mixer to bind
put walnut sized pieces on a baking tray
Gas 4 for 15-20 mins
Fan 160 15-20mins
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