Cakes, Dinner

Dinner For Two

Himself, that is my Mr. Simply Homemade, has been on holidays for two weeks, so after lots of family time, we decided a couple of hours to ourselves and a nice dinner was in order before he donned the uniform & headed back to work today. So on Saturday night, with the kids engrossed in Harry Potter,  we cooked & …

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Baking, Cakes

Luscious Lemon Bars

This recipe featured in the April 2011 issue of Easy Food magazine, and with a family who like all things lemony, not making them wasn’t really an option. Ingredients  – Makes 12 150g  Flour 90g unsalted butter, chilled & diced 50g icing sugar, sifted For the Topping: 2 eggs 175g caster sugar Finely grated zest & juice of 1 large …

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Chicken Curry

I love curries, so when I saw the following recipe on Donal Skehan’s website, I  decided to make it. The one change I did make was using chicken instead of beef, simply because I prefer it. Ingredients – Serves 4 600g diced Chicken (I used thigh meat, it’s full of flavour and economical) 2 tablespoons of red curry paste 2 …

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Peach Crumble

Himself has a liking for fruit crumbles, so having some lovely peaches sitting pretty in the fruit bowl, I decided to indulge………everyone deserves a treat after all Ingredients for four individual crumbles 4oz Plain Flour ¼ Tsp Cinnamon ¼ Tsp All Spice 4oz Brown Sugar 4oz Butter, cubed 4 Peaches, stoned & sliced ½ Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract …

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