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Sakura Box Bag

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  • 22 April 2014

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  • 09 April 2014
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Great Bramley Bake In runner-up

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:52

Apple and Calvados Soufflé  By Victoria Ashley from Bramhall, StockportServes: 4Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients:1 tbsp butter, melted 100g (3½oz) caster sugar300g (10oz) Bramley apples (approximately 2 medium size) 4 tsp cornflour15ml Calvados (optional)2 large eggs, separatedIcing sugar, to dust 1. Preheat the oven to 200ᵒC/400ᵒF/Gas Mark 4. Brush the melted butter all over the insides ...

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Gin-tastic

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:37

Tanqueray Easter Sour 2.2 units per cocktail Ingredients45ml London Dry Gin15ml cherry brandy25ml lemon juice5ml sugar syrup3 tsp cherry jam½ egg white Mix all ingredients (in a cocktail shaker if possible), then add ice and shake vigorously until your arms get tired! Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with mini eggs… Tanqueray London Dry Gin (70cl £21.50, Waitrose) has ...

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Spring Salmon

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:29

Baked Salmon Cakes Serves 4 Ingredients2 x 213g cans red salmon, drained2 eggs454g (1lb) cold mashed potatoes5 tbsp freshly chopped parsley25g (1oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbsSpray oilTartare sauce3 tbsp natural fromage frais2 tbsp Greek yogurt2 mini gherkins1 tbsp capers 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6, and flake the salmon into a bowl. 2. Beat an egg and add to ...

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Something different

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:18

Creamy Pineapple and Chocolate Eggs Makes 2 Ingredients 2 hollow chocolate eggs½ wheel of Castello Pineapple Halo cheese (or similar)4tbsp crème fraicheZest of 1 orange 1. Carefully slice the top off the chocolate eggs, using a hot knife dipped in water from a boiled kettle. Put them into egg cups.2. Put the cheese, crème fraiche and ¾ of the orange ...

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Top treats

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:18

Easter Chocolate Cupcakes Serves: 18-20Preparation time: 25 minutesCooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients114g (4oz) stork or similar115g (4oz) caster sugar2 large eggs115g (4oz) self-raising flour, sieved with 1 tbsp cocoa and ½ tsp baking powderIcing85g (3¼oz) stork or similar1-2 tbsp milk1 heaped tbsp cocoa225g (8oz) icing sugar (less 1 tbsp), sieved100g (3½oz) mini chocolate eggs, to decorate 1. Preheat the oven ...

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Easter treats

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:06

Spiced Chocolate and Orange Hot Cross Buns Serves:  8Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 225g (8oz) plain flour1 tsp salt25g (1oz) Stork or similar7g sachet fast action dried yeast40g (1½oz) sugar1 tbsp cocoa powder55g (2oz) milk chocolate, chopped55g (2oz) dried apricots, choppedZest of 1 orange1 level tsp mixed spice150ml (¼ pint) semi-skimmed milkCrosses25g (1oz) Stork or similar55g (2oz) ...

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Spring mackerel

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 10:01

Mackerel Tart Serves 4 Ingredients1 yellow pepper1 onion1 tomatoFreshly ground black pepper½ tsp dried mixed herbsSpray oil4 slices wholemeal bread1 egg2 x 125g cans of mackerel in tomato sauceFresh basil, to garnish 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Quarter the pepper and onion and halve the tomato. 2. Arrange in a shallow roasting tin, season well and sprinkle ...

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Spring Sardines

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 09:52

Sardines and Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes Serves 4 Ingredients142g (5oz) couscous5 large beef(steak) tomatoes1 red onion1 clove garlic1 red chilli1 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground cumin3 tbsp coriander, freshly choppedFreshly ground black pepper3 x 120g cans of sardines in tomato sauce 1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Soak the couscous according to packet instructions and set ...

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