Feed Your Family For £20...In A Hurry! The Cookbook
00Steak with a honey mustard sauceRump Steak is a slightly cheaper cut of beef that makes it affordable but no less flavourful than the more expensive cuts. In fact some would say it gives the best flavour. This dish is perfect for date night, birthdays or just as a treat after a hard week. It's quick to cook and needs very little prep which is a bonus! I've kept it relatively simple with just a few ingredients in the sauce, as once it's reduced the flavours intensify. You can of course serve it with a different sauce if you prefer and just follow the guidelines on cooking the steak itself, the same applies to the mushrooms-onions work well with this too. The choice is yours. The timings are for a medium cooked Steak but you can adjust this to suit your tastes ( 2mns each side for rare and 4 mns each side for well done depending on the thickness of the meat). Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Halogen baked Cinnamon BunsCinnamon buns or rolls are a sweet roll served commonly In North America and Northern Europe. In N. America it is commonly eaten for breakfast with a cream cheese frosting. In Sweden & Denmark etc they have them sprinkled with sugar at their coffee break. Whichever way you prefer to eat yours they will soon become a family favourite I'm sure as they are they are sweet, sticky and so moreish; oozing with the warming fragrance of cinnamon and versatile enough that you can add other ingredients to the filling etc. I added chopped pecans and sultanas and glazed them with honey as I didnt have apricot jam and it worked really well. I also baked them in the Halogen but you can use a conventional oven also. The method is fairly straightforward but it may seem like a long prep as it calls for 2 proofing stages but it is definitely worth doing so you get a light fluffy dough. This is a great recipe for the children to try as the method is fairly simple. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Bacon Chops in a spicy Cider SauceBacon chops are a boneless, thicker cut of the bacon. Take your weekend fry-up up a notch or enjoy as a tasty alternative to a normal pork chop. They are sometimes called bacon steaks, which are taken from whole bacon loins. In other words, a bacon chop is basically a super thick cut rasher of bacon. It comes from exactly the same place, and is produced the same way, as the bacon you put on your sandwich, it's just, well, thicker and as such can be used for much more than just breakfast. Pairing them with the dry cider, naturally sweet pineapple juice and the fragrant spices gives a lovely flavour to this dish.This is a super easy recipe that your family will love. Its very versatile too as you can easily swap the cider for apple juice and the mushrooms for onions. I've used my Halogen oven to bake it but it works in a conventional oven also. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Strawberry cheesecake french toast in the slow cookerThis is a very indulgent dish that can be served as a special breakfast / brunch or even a dessert. It is great for using up slightly stale bread although no one would ever know! And they will never guess how easy it is to cook either!
00Custard Cream CheesecakeCustard Cream biscuits are a store cupboard staple in most homes as the creamy custard filling makes them a firm favourite for every generation. As such, I decided to try them in a cheesecake recipe and it was a success! This recipe is super easy to do as its a no bake cheesecake,which is my favourite as there's not much room for error. The biggest problem you'll have is waiting for it to set. I always let my cheesecake set in the fridge overnight, otherwise they risk being a little soft still – you’re more likely to get a better result the longer you leave it! I used biscuits straight from the pkt- the purists would separate them and scrape out the filling-but who has time for that? Save your time and energy for eating them later. I've used a square dish in keeping with the classic biscuit shape and just kept the decoration simple,adding a biscuit on top and a sprinkle of crumb but you could line the sides of your tin with biscuits too if you wish. The choice of decoration is yours. This would be a great recipe for the children to do as its so easy. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Creamy Vegetable SoupThink you need fresh vegetables to make soup? Think again. I fancied some soup for lunch, but had only a half pack of Country Veg mix in the freezer. I added that to the pot, along with some stock, herbs, spinach and cream cheese and I had a full flavoured pot of soup that fed 4 hungry people for less than a £1. I used a Country veg pack -cauliflower,broccoli, carrots,green beans and peas but you could use any frozen or fresh veg that you have in the house. The beauty of using frozen veg is it's still full of goodness,is quick to cook and just as tasty as fresh. There's no peeling and no need to thaw either, so win win! I also used Porridge Oats to thicken and add a creaminess- you don't taste them at all, but you could use Lentils or Mash potatoes and a touch of cream instead. This soup is easy to adapt to you and your families tastes. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Creamy Bacon and Chorizo PastaA quick, simple, and delicious midweek dish that's perfect for a busy family. Using mainly store cupboard staples it is quick to throw together. I've used Farfalle(bow ties) pasta as it's what I had in my cupboard as it's very versatile, but any pasta will do. I fried the chorizo to release the lovely smoky paprika flavours and the oils it contains, then used that to fry the onions. This all builds a depth of flavour to the dish. I used cream cheese as the base for the sauce but you can swap that with any sauce you prefer. This dish is easy to prepare and can be adapted to suit you and your families tastes. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Pork Steaks in a creamy caramelised onion & mushroom sauceA lot of people think Pork can be dry but this recipe ensures that isn't the case. Pork loin steaks are leaner than center cut chops but they still contain some fat which helps with the flavours during cooking but you can trim this off once cooked. The creamy sauce, caramelised onions and mushrooms add a depth of flavour thats delicious. I'm sure this recipe will soon become a family favourite. You can tailor it to suit you and your families tastes- I added 1/2 a pack of stir fry veg which I found in the fridge but thats optional and you can add any veg that you prefer or serve it on the side. You can also swap the cream cheese for creme fraîche or cream if you prefer.... It really is versatile. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
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