Dinner, Healthy

Five a Day Sauce

My kids love to eat pasta, getting them to eat vegetables however, is a virtually impossible task. This is where a pasta sauce comes in. I load it with vegetables, generally whatever I have in the fridge, blitz it and stir cooked pasta into it. My girls love it and I know they are getting a good portion of vegetables. …

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Bread, Breakfast

Breakfast Time!

On Father’s Day I presented Mr. Simply Homemade with a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict. Eggs Benedict Serves 4 For the Hollandaise Sauce: 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar 2 egg yolks 150g butter 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt & Pepper 8 Bacon Rashers 100g Fresh Spinach 25g Butter ¼ tsp nutmeg 4 eggs, at room temperature ½ tbsp vinegar 4  thick slices of …

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Baking

Chloé Cooks

My daughter is developing a real interest in cooking & baking. Today she wanted to make ‘Super Chocolate Brownies’, having seen them on Donal Skehan’s new, and very good, show, Kitchen Hero. The recipe for the brownies can be found here: http://www.rte.ie/food/2011/0530/superchocolatebrownies.html Here she is in action 🙂 Melting butter & Chocolate Adding vanilla extract to eggs & Sugar Adding …

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Baking

Jamie Oliver’s Apple Pie!

Apple Pie, one of the simplest, tastiest all time desserts, and a firm favourite with many people. This one I made is from Jamie Oliver’s, ‘Jamie’s Dinners’, however whilst he uses a mixture of eating & cooking apples in his recipe I used just cooking. It’s a great recipe & very adaptable.   Ingredients Pastry 225g/8oz Plain Flour 140g/5 oz …

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Baking, Cakes

Lemon Madeira Cake

This recipe is from Rachel Allen’s ‘Home Cooking’, the only difference is that in her recipe she uses oranges, whereas I used lemons, and I didn’t ice mine. Ingredients 175g/6 oz Butter 175g/6 oz Caster Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 3 Eggs, beaten Finely grated zest of two lemons 225g/8 oz Plain Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 4 tsp Freshly …

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