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  • #1730141
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    Apple Crumble ( with Plain and Oat Topping )
    1 kg granny smith apples peeled and cut into small cubes
    1/2 cup caster sugar
    2.5 tbsp lemon juice
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    Crumble
    1.5 cups flour
    1/2 cup caster sugar
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1 cup oats
    250 g butter unsalted

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Mix the filling ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine. Transfer the filling to a large dish – large enough to leave room for the crumble topping.
    Put the the flour, sugar, cinnamon, oats and butter for the crumble topping in a large bowl and mix until combined together. No need to over-mix!
    Spread the crumble mixture over the filling in the dish. Bake for 40–45 minutes, or until the crumble is toasted and the apples are soft.
    Serve with cream, ice cream or yoghurt.

    #1730186
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    This is a handy recipe to have, well worth making for a change.

    1lb sausages
    1 medium onion chopped
    1 large carrot grated
    Brown the sausages, and put in casserole dish with onion and carrot.

    Mix to a paste
    2 Tblsp flour
    4 Tblsp tomato sauce
    1 dessertsp sugar
    1 tsp curry powder
    2 cups boiling water
    Pour over sausages and vegetables and cook.

    I would think for an 1 – 1 1/4 hour. 🙂

    #1730777
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    Breakfast Oat Pancakes
    Makes:6 | Prep: 15 mins

    ¾ cup Traditional Rolled Oats
    ½ cup plain flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1 egg + 1 egg white
    ¾ cup milk
    25g butter, melted, plus extra for cooking
    Seasonal fresh fruit and maple syrup, to serve
    Method:
    Sift flour, baking powder and salt, and make a well in the middle. Mix the egg, milk and melted butter, and pour into the well. Add rolled oats and stir to combine. Leave to sit for 5 minutes. Beat egg white until just stiff and fold through batter.

    Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Melt a little butter and allow to sizzle, then drop in tablespoonfuls of pancake mixture. Cook until bubbles appear, then flip. Cook the other side until golden. Remove pancakes to a warmed plate and repeat with the remaining mixture. Serve with fresh fruit and syrup.

    #1732611
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    Serve with roast lamb or pork to add a great flavour to the meal.

    Serves 5-6

    1kg small roasting potatoes, washed
    1 Tbsp vegetable oil
    1 lemon, sliced into thick slices
    4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
    2-3 sprigs of thyme
    pinch salt
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    TASTY WARM POTATO’S

    Preheat oven to 200°C.
    Leave golf-ball size potatoes whole, slice larger potatoes into halves or quarters.
    Place potatoes in a heavy-based saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover, bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Drain and allow to dry.
    Place a roasting dish in preheated oven to heat. Remove from oven, add oil and potatoes, lemon slices, garlic and thyme and gently toss to mix.
    Roast in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, turning occasionally, until the lemons are starting to caramelise and the potatoes are golden brown and tender when pierced with a knife.
    Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.

    #1732623
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    Easy squash pasta salad – makes a delicious lunch or side for dinner.

    Ingredients
    500gm squash or pumpkin
    1 tsp dried sage
    250gm dried pasta (1 pack, cooked to instructions. Try bowties or penne!)
    1/2 bunch fresh parsley
    1/3 cup dried cranberries
    3/4 cup shredded parmesan or grated cheese
    to taste salt & pepper

    Instructions
    Peel and cube the squash, into smaller 1cm cubes. Need help with this? Ask our team to pre cut your squash for you – they’re lots easier to manage in halves and quarters!
    Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large pot or skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the cubed squash, sage, salt & pepper (a generous sprinkle). Saute until the squash tender (about 10-15 min). They will looks slightly translucent and will start to smash a little like a cooked potato. Taste a cube or two to make sure they’re cooked through. Turn the heat off.
    While the squash is cooking, cook the pasta. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a generous sprinkle of salt to the pasta water for flavor. Cook the pasta according to the package directions (boil for 7-10 minutes or until al dente). Drain the pasta.
    Once the squash is tender and the pasta is drained, add the pasta, cranberries, and chopped parsley to the pot. Stir to combine.
    Drizzle the last 2 Tbsp of olive oil over everything and add salt and pepper to taste. Lastly, stir in the shredded parmesan. Serve warm!

    #1732759
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    SMOKED FISH PIE:
    1x 310g Smoked Fish Fillets, drained 4medium size potatoes, roasted or boiled 1 tspGarlic parsley, chopped 1 mediumOnion 1/2 cupcheese, grated
    SAUCE
    3 tbspbutter 3 tbspplain flour, sifted 2 cupsmilk 1 tbspwholegrain mustard salt and pepper
    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Next, cook the potatoes and mash together with a splash of milk, parsley, salt and pepper (to taste) and a little butter.
    In a saucepan melt butter over a medium heat, then add diced onion and garlic. Blend in flour and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
    Slowly add in milk until the sauce thickens, then mix in mustard and season to taste.
    Stir in Smoked Fish Fillets and place mixture in an ovenproof dish. Top with potato mash then with grated cheese. Bake for 35 minutes.

    #1732791
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    NGREDIENTS 400 grams Potatoes Peeled and sliced length ways thinly 2 tbsp Butter 400 grams Pumpkin Thinly sliced 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated 1 tsp Salt And Pepper To Taste 1 tsp Mixed Herbs 1 Grated Zucchini METHOD Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Lightly grease a 1.5 litres rectangular baking tray. Melt the butter in the microwave and add the herbs to the butter. Place all the vegetables in a bowl and pour the butter mixture over the veggies. Stir well so all the veggies are coated. Layer the vegetables in the baking tray (you can do one veggie at a time if you like or just layer them any way). Pour over the canned tomatoes and season well. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, add the cheese and bake for a further 15 minutes or until golden and the vegetables are well cooked.

    QUICK EASY VEGETABLE BAKE.
    🙂

    #1732864
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    MEAT LOAF with OATS:
    2
    lbs ground beef
    1
    1 cup ketchup or 1 cup salsa
    3⁄4
    cup Quaker Oats
    1⁄2
    cup chopped onion
    1
    large egg, beaten
    1
    tablespoon soy sauce or 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    salt and pepper

    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    mix all ingreds, put in loaf pan and bake 1 hour.
    drain off fat.

    #1732899
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    Rhubarb bread and butter pudding
    1 bunch rhubarb, trimmed
    1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
    10 slices white bread, crusts removed, buttered
    3 eggs
    1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
    1 cup (250ml) milk
    1 cup (250ml) cream
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    icing sugar, to dust
    METHOD
    Rhubarb bread and butter pudding
    1
    Cut rhubarb into 8cm lengths. Place in a small frying pan with brown sugar and 2 tablespoons water and cook on low heat for 3-5 minutes, until just tender. Remove pan from heat.
    2
    Preheat oven to 180 °C/160 °C fan-forced. Grease a 6-cup ovenproof dish.
    3
    Cut each slice of bread into four triangles. Place in prepared dish, overlapping. Place rhubarb between each layer of bread. Whisk together eggs, caster sugar, milk, cream and vanilla. Pour over bread and set aside to soak for 15 minutes.
    4
    Bake for 45 minutes, until set and golden. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

    #1732998
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    DEVILLED SAUSAGES:
    1 tbsp olive oil
    8 quality sausages, pork or beef
    1 onion, halved & sliced
    1 fresh pear, cored & sliced
    ¼ cup tomato sauce
    2 tbsp cornflour
    2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    ½ tsp curry powder
    ½ tsp ground cumin
    ½ tsp coriander
    1 Tbsp brown sugar
    ¼ cup raisins
    Instructions
    Heat the oil in a large frying pan & cook the sausages for 4-5 minutes over a low to medium heat until browned. Add the onions & pear, then cook for a further 2 minutes – drain off any excess oil.
    In a jug combine the tomato sauce, cornflour, Worcestershire sauce, spices & brown sugar with 2 cups of water, then whisk to mix well.
    Add the raisins to the jug, then pour the sauce mix into the pan & mix well. Cover & simmer gently for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sausages are cooked & the sauce thickens.
    Serve the sausages over couscous & garnish with fresh thyme. Add seasonal greens.

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