The Cook Book


Irish soda bread

Irish soda bread Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 250g plain white flour 250g plain wholemeal flour 100g porridge oats 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp salt 25g butter, cut in pieces 500ml buttermilk Direction Preheat

Eves pudding

Eve’s pudding Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 6 large Bramley apples, finely sliced 200g unsalted butter 140g raisins 100g soft brown sugar 4 eggs 200g self-raising flour Tip Thick custard Place 250ml full-fat milk, 250ml

Pistachio milk chocolate squares

Pistachio & milk chocolate squares Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 140g shelled pistachios 200g milk chocolate, broken into chunks 200g golden caster sugar 200g very soft butter 3 eggs 200g self-raising flour 100ml milk 150ml soured cream Direction

Custard tart with nutmeg pastry

Custard tart with nutmeg pastry Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 500g pack shortcrust pastry 1 whole nutmeg, for grating 4 large eggs 140g golden caster sugar 300ml double cream 300ml whole milk 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out

Lemon drizzle cakes

Lemon drizzle cakes Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 250g pack of butter, softenend 400g caster sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 250g self-raising flour zest and juice 3 lemons Direction Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line

Banbury cakes

Banbury cakes Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 50g unsalted butter, softened 1 tbsp English honey ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg ½ tsp ground cinnamon 100g currants 50g candied orange peel plain flour, for dusting 500g

Raspberry almond traybake

Raspberry & almond traybake Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 250g self-raising flour 50g ground almonds 200g butter, diced 280g golden granulated sugar 50g desiccated coconut 2 medium eggs 350-450g/12oz-1lb fresh or frozen raspberries Tip Fruit alternatives If

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Rhubarb & pear crumble Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 3 ripe pears 600g rhubarb 100g golden caster sugar finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange 200g wholemeal flour 200g cold butter, diced 140g soft, light brown

Lemon poppyseed cupcakes

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 225g self-raising flour 175g golden caster sugar zest 2 lemons 1 tbsp poppy seeds, toasted 3 eggs 100g natural yogurt 175g butter, melted and cooled a little 225g

Yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe

Yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 175g light muscovado sugar 175ml sunflower oil 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 140g grated carrots (about 3 medium) 100g raisins grated zest of 1 large orange 175g self-raising

Ultimate quiche Lorraine

Ultimate quiche Lorraine Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 175g plain flour 100g cold butter, cut into pieces 1 egg yolk 200g pack lardon, unsmoked or smoked 50g Gruyère 200ml carton crème fraîche 200ml double cream 3

Little rose almond cupcakes

Little rose & almond cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 140g self-raising flour 100g ground almonds ½ tsp baking powder 175g caster sugar ½ tsp almond extract 3 large eggs 100g natural yogurt 175g melted butter 100g icing