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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • SystemSystem
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    Originally posted by Chris25 :

    Coconut Ice

    2 cups caster sugar
    half cup of milk
    50g butter plus extra for greasing
    165g coconut, dessicated
    2 or 3 drops red food colouring

    *grease a 20cm square tin
    *put sugar & milk into saucepan, slowly bring to boil
    *reduce heat, simmer for 5 mins
    *take off heat, stir in butter and coconut
    *quickly pour half into greased tin
    *quickly mix food colouring with rest left in saucepan
    *carefully pour into tin and before set, cut into squares.

    If you want to make this for a fete, put some into a nice cup & saucer, bag with cellophane and tie pretty gingham ribbon around the top.
  • SystemSystem
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    Originally posted by Cathy :

    Pineapple Jam

    1 1/4lbs of pineapple diced ( or one 20-ounce tin crushed pineapple in syrup)

    1 1/4 pounds sugar
    half bottle of pectin (in the baking section supermarket)

    First, prepare the fruit. Measure contents of one can crushed
    pineapple. Add enough water to make 20 oz Place in very large saucepan

    Then make the jam. Measure sugar and set aside. Mix pectin
    into fruit in saucepan. Place over high heat and stir until mixture
    comes to a full boil. Immediately add all sugar and stir. Bring to
    a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.
    Remove from heat and skim off foam with a metal spoon. Ladle quickly
    into hot sterilized jars

    or if its in your breadmaker just look at the recipe for amounts of fruit
  • SystemSystem
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    Originally posted by 16011996 :

    2oz caster sugar
    4oz proper butter
    6oz plain flour

    mix flour and sugar in bowl, chop the butter up, and rub into the flour/sugar. keep going, it'll go like breadcrumbs, then start to stick together. when it almost sticks all together, put on a baking tray, roll it or squish it so its about 1/4-1/2 inch thick, sprinkle with sugar, bake in medium oven till goes golden and biscuit like to touch (about 20-25 mins). is fabulous
  • SystemSystem
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    Originally posted by VickyA :

    30g cocoa powder
    115g plain flour
    1.5 tsp baking powder
    pinch of salt
    170g caster sugar
    240ml corn oil
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    3 whole eggs, beaten
    125g (half a pack) of vacuum packed beetroot, pureed
    90g plain dark choc, chopped into small pieces

    Sift cocoa, flour, baking powder & salt into a bowl and mix in the sugar.
    All the oil, vanilla essence, eggs, beetroot and chocolate pieces and mix well.
    Grease an 18cm cake tin with butter and pour in the mix.
    Bake for 50mins at 375F/190C/Gas 5 until a skewer comes out clean.
  • SystemSystem
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    Originally posted by Marsie :

    oil or preferably generous knob of butter
    2/3 young-ish leeks
    2 apple sized potatoes
    1.5 knorr chicken stock cubes to 1 pint of boiling water

    Melt the butter
    Add the leeks and garlic and stir on medium heat
    When the leeks are soft add the potatoes and stock
    Cover and simmer
    Cook until potatoes are soft (about 12-15 minutes)
    Leave to cool a little and then liquidize
    Add black pepper to taste

    So quick and easy that even I make it regularly!! It's scrummy.
  • SystemSystem
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    Originally posted by Ashmit :
    • 1 onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 stalks celery
    • 2 medium leeks
    • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling smiley.gif
    • 600ml stock (recipe says chicken, but I'm veggie so use vegetable)*
    • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary (I always just use mixed herbs)
    • 50g pasta shapes
    • half small cabbage (says savoy, but I've used pretty much anything)
    • 1 courgette
    • 4 large ripe tomatoes
    • 1 225g can
    • flageolet beans
    * according to various sources, you don't have to use stock cubes, just save the water veg has been boiled in. As long as you use it quickly you should benefit from any vitamins that've dissolved into the water too smiley.gif

    Cut veg into approx 1cm pieces.
    Fry onion, garlic, celery and leeks in oil til soft.
    Add stock and half rosemary and bring to boil.
    Add pasta shapes and bring back to boil for another 5 mins til cooked.
    Add everything else and boil for one more minute. Serve with crusty bread smiley.gif Serves four, but you can double or treble the ingredients if you want to make lots. I've also been known to vary proportions, leave things out (especially the tomatoes, I rarely use them) and throw other random veg in smiley.gif - potatoes are nice in it. It's a good recipe to experiment with, basically.

    I have also been known to add (presoaked) red split lentils, pearl barley and even general soup mix to add a bit of interest
  • SystemSystem
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    Originally posted by MATH :

    posh name Creme Anglaise

    1/2 pt Milk
    1 Vanilla Pod
    4 Egg Yolks
    1 oz Sugar

    Save 3 tbs milk. Place remaining milk and Vanilla Pod in a saucepan. Bring almost to the boil.

    Remove from heat and rest for 15 mins.

    Put Egg Yolks, Sugar and saved Milk in a bowl and beat unitl thick and creamy.

    Remove Vanilla Pod from rested sauce and pour onto Egg mixture.

    Strain back into sacuepan and cook, stirring until it coats the back of a spoon.

    Serve hot or cold. Will be much thicker if left to cool.
  • SystemSystem
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    The winning poster was Caterina but the thread was started by Glad :

    500g strong flour (£0.30)
    1 sachet fast acting yeast (£0.10)
    2 Tbs.veg. oil, pinch salt, pinch oregano, 2 cloves garlic (£0.10p at the most)
    1 tin economy tomatoes (£0.15p)
    200g cheapest cooking cheese, or edam (£0.60)

    Mix flour with fast acting yeast, add salt after mixing, then add oil and enough water to make a soft but not sticky dough.

    Knead until smooth, on a floured board, for at least 5 minutes. Put into a floured pan and cover with a cloth dampened in hot water and squeezed. Let grow until doubled in size, in a warm and draugth-proof area of the kitchen.

    Meanwhile make sauce: chop the tomatoes from the tin, add a bit of salt and chopped garlic and oregano.

    Grate the cheese.

    Oil a baking tray (Make sure you use metal because the bottom of pizza needs strong heat to become well crusty).

    When dough has had time to grow, give it another few kneads then roll thin (1/2 cm or so) and put on oiled baking tray. Cover with sauce then spread the grated cheese all over it.

    Voila, pizza for 6 with £1.25!

    When you know how much pizza costs, it makes you think before buying a £6.99 pizza in a restaurant doesn't it?

    Incidentally, with the remaining £0.37 a carnivore could buy enough danish salami (cheap but nice-tasting) to have a salami pizza, or a few anchovies, or a bit of cheap ham...

    Or you could make a coleslaw salad (1/4 cabbage, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 tbsp oil 1 Tbsp vinegar) with the remaining money.

    Or an apple compote with a bit of custard for pudding...
  • SystemSystem
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    Originally posted by Heldaz :

    8oz (200g) Self Raising Flour
    2oz (50g) Sugar
    2oz (50g) Margarine
    pinch of salt
    1 flat teaspoon of ground mixed spice
    2oz (50g) dried fruit
    1/4 pint (125ml) milk
    a little milk and a sprinkle of sugar to glaze
    Method 1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220C (425F) and grease the sandwich tin.
    2. Place the sifted flour, spice and salt into a bowl.
    3. Rub in the fat until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    4. Stir in the sugar.
    5. Using a round-bladed knife stir in the milk and dried fruit, and form the mixture into a dough.
    6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead well.
    7. Form the dough into a round, and place it into a greased sandwich tin, press it down evenly.
    8. Score the scone into 8 slices
    9. Brush with milk, and sprinkle with sugar.
    10. Place in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes.
    11. Cool on a wire tray.
  • SystemSystem
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    Fridge Cake

    8oz digestive bisuits
    3os marg
    1 tblsp golden syrup
    1 bar chocolate
    2 desertsp sugar
    1 desrtsp cocoa powder

    1. Smash biscuits into crumbs
    2. Melt marg, sugar, cocoa and sugar in pan.
    3. When melted add the biscuit crumbs and mix well.
    4. Spread mixture into a small baking tin.
    4. Melt chocolate and spread over mixture.
    5. Chill in fridge for 1 hour, when set cut into squares.

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