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How to make a simple ham omelette

Hi everyone in Todays post ill be telling you how to make a simple ham omelette, Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients you will need
3 free-range eggs 10g unsalted butter 1 thick slice ham, finely chopped
Step 1-Gently beat the eggs together in a mixing bowl and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Step 2-Heat the butter in an omelette pan until foaming. Pour in the beaten eggs and cook for a few seconds, until the bottom of the omelette is lightly set.

Step 3-Push the set parts of the omelette into the uncooked centre of the omelette. Cook again, until the omelette has set further, then push those set parts into the centre of the omelette again.

Step 4-Repeat the process until the eggs have just set but the omelette is still soft in the centre

Step 5-Place the into the centre of the omelette.

Step 6-Increase the heat to high and cook the omelette for a further 30 seconds, or until it browns on the bottom

Step 7-Fold the omelette in half, then remove the pan from the heat and …

How to make a Bookmaker sandwich with a small salad

Hi everyone in todays post ill be telling you how to how to make a bookmaker sandwich and also how to make a side salad I hope you enjoy Ingredients  you will need for the salad cucumber 1 chunk pepper(colour of your choice) half a pepper lettuce   1 small lettuce tomato   1 Step 1- First chop four slices of cucumber into small chunks then cut off the skin if you want to. But you don't have to its up to you. Step 2-Next get your pepper of choice and chop off the top then take out the middle and all the seeds, then chop it in half then chop it into slices and into small chunks. Step 3-Then get your lettuce and chop it in half and take off the outside bits, then get some small bits of lettuce and wash them then chop them up into small bits. Step 4- This last step is optional, Lastly get your tomato and put a little cross on the bottom, then put it some salted boiling Walter for 30 seconds then take it out and peal off the skin, Then chop up into small chunks. But you only have to do is i…

How to make a Apple and Celeriac soup

Hi everyone In  todays  post  ill  be  telling  you  how  to  make  apple and celeriac  soup  I  hope  you  enjoy

Ingredients needed  1 small celeriac, peeled and chopped1 tsp. chives1 medium onions1 tub crème fraiche1 tbsp. blended olive oil 2 bramley cooking apples, peeled and chopped2 tbsp. horseradish sauce 1 litre vegetable stockStep 1- Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and cook until softened. Stir in the celeriac and apples and cook covered over a gentle heat for 10 minutes, shaking the pan from time to time, to mix.
 Step 2- Pour over the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle    simmer and cook covered for about 30 minutes until the celeriac is soft.  Step 3- Remove from the heat. Blend until smooth. Serve topped with a little crème fraiche, or a few chopped chives and black pepper to taste.

How to make pork stroganoff

Hi everyone in todays post ill be telling you how to make some pork stroganoff hope you enjoy

Ingredients needed
350g/12oz pork fillet Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp sunflower oil 25g/1oz butter 1 onion, finely sliced 2 tsp paprika 225g/8oz button chestnut mushrooms, halved 5fl oz/140ml carton sour cream 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley Step 1-Remove any membrane from the pork fillet and discard. cut into thin strips on the slant about 1cmx6cm 1/2inx 21/2in. Step 2-Heat a large non stick frying pan until hot, add a little oil when very hot and add the meat. Stir fry really briskly until brown, if cooked really fast there should be no juices, but take care not to overcook. Lift out with a slotted spoon onto a plate. Step 3-Measure butter to the pan, add sliced onions, cook over a low heat until the onions are really tender. Sprinkle in paprika, stir in the mushrooms, turn up the heat and toss for a minute, add meat to the pan with the cream, allow to just bubble to heat thr…

How to make cornish pasties

Hi everyone in todays post ill be telling you how to make some Cornish pasties

 Cooks 4 portions 
First you will need to know how to make a short paste

Ingredients you will need
200g flour(soft)1  pinch of salt50g vegetable fat 50g butter or margarine 2-3 tbsp water Step 1-Sieve the flour and salt.

Step 2-Rub  in the fat to achieve a sandy texture.

Step 3-Make a well in the centre.

Step 4-Add sufficient water to make a fairly firm paste. 

Step 5-Handle as little and as lightly as possible

To make the Cornish pasties you will need
200g of short paste 100g potato (raw),finely diced 100g raw beef,chuck or skirt, cut in thin pieces50g onion or leeks chopped 50g swede (raw),finely diced (optional)eggwash Step 1-Roll out the short paste to 3mm thick and cut into rounds 12 cm in diameter .Quickly brown the meat in oil, drain and cook quickly.

Step 2-Mix the remaining ingredients together,moisten with a little water and place in the rounds in piles.Eggwash the edges.

Step 3-Fold in half and seal;…

How to make donuts

Hi everyone in this post I will be telling you how to make some donuts I hope you enjoy First you will need to make a basic bun dough recipe
Ingredients you will need 200g Flour(strong) 5g yeast 60ml milk  1 medium egg  50g butter or margarine 25g caster sugar Step 1-sieve the flour into a bowl and warm Step 2-Cream the yeast in a basin with a little of the milk. Step 3-Make a well in the centre of the flour. Step 4-Add the dispersed yeast, sprinkle with a little flour ,cover with a cloth, leave in a warm place until the yeast ferments (bubbles). Step 5-add the beaten egg, butter ,sugar, and remainder of the liquid. Knead well to form a soft, slack dough, Knead until smooth and free from stickiness.  Making the donuts. Step 1- Take the basic bun dough recipe and divide into eight pieces. Step 2-Mould into balls. Press a floured thumb into each. Step 3-Add a little jam in each hole. Mould carefully to seal the hole.(For ring doughnuts, press your thumb right through each one and rotate to form …

How to make sticky toffee pudding

Hi everyone and in this post ill be telling you how to make sticky toffee pudding  I hope you enjoy and come back for more. Prep time: 15 mins     cook time:30 mins      easy    Serves 4

Ingredients needed
75g dates, stoned and chopped 75g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing50g light brown soft sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 140g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder For the sauce

159 ml double cream 75g light brown soft sugar 25g butter
Step 1- Put the dates in a small saucepan and pour over 75ml water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3-4 mins until the dates are mushy and have absorbed the water. Gently stir to blend. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line the bases of 4x150ml pudding moulds Step 2-Cream the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla, then fold in the flour and baking powder. Mix in the blended date purée and divide between the moulds. Transfer to a roasting tin and pour enough boiling wa…

how to make ecles cakes

Tuesday February 17th 2015

 Ingredients For the pastry 250g block of cold butter 350g plain flour juice 1/2 lemon For the filling 25g butter 200g currents 50g mixed chopped peel 100g light muscovado sugar 1 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger and ground allspice zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange, plus a few tbsp. of orange juice. For the glaze 1 egg white, lightly beaten The method Step 1- First to make the pastry, dice the butter and put it in the freezer to go really hard. Tip flour into bowl of food processor with half the butter and pulse to the texture of breadcrumbs. Step 2-Pour in the lemon juice and 100ml iced water, and pulse to a dough. Tip in the rest of the butter and pulse a few times until the dough is heavily flecked with butter. It is important that you don't overdo this as the flecks of butter are what makes the pastry flaky. Step 3-On a floured surface roll the pastry out to a neat rectangle about 20x30cm. Step 4-Fold the two ends of the pastry into the middle, then fold in half. Rol…