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Lasagne 500g pack beef mince 1 onion 1 clove of garlic 420g tins of tomatoes 2oz/50g butter 2oz/50g flour 1 pint/500ml milk 100g cheddar cheese 1 pack of lasagne sheets 1. Wash hands and put on a clean apron. 2. Pre-heat the oven to 200�C or Gas Mark 6. 3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and saut� the beef mince, onion and garlic until cooked. 4. Next add the tinned tomatoes and simmer gently. 5. Meanwhile melt the butter in a separate pan and add the flour, stirring constantly so as not to burn. 6. Gradually add the milk, whisking continuously to stop lumps from developing. 7. When all the milk is added continue to cook until the sauce is the correct consistency. Add the cheddar. 8. Next assemble the lasagne in an oven-proof dish. First put a third of the meat in layer, cover with the pasta sheets and then one third of the cheese sauce. Repeat until all the layers are complete. 9. Garnish the top with more cheese. 10. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden. Spaghetti Bolognaise 14oz/400g minced beef/lamb 420g tin of tinned tomatoes 1 onion 1 clove of garlic 1tbsp tomato puree 1tbsp tomato ketchup 6oz/175g spaghetti Cheese Herbs 1. Wash hands and put on a clean apron. 2. Chop the onions and crush the garlic. 3. Heat some oil in a pan then add the onions and garlic and fry lightly. 4. Add the mince and cook off until thoroughly browned. 5. Next add the tomatoes, puree, ketchup and herbs and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. 6. Boil the spaghetti as per instructions. 7. Drain the spaghetti and place on a plate. 8. Top with a portion of bolognaise sauce. 9. Garnish and serve. Basic Cake Recipe 6oz/175g self raising flour 6oz/175g butter or margarine 6oz/175g caster sugar 3 eggs Ingredients for decorating - cream, icing sugar, chocolate, fruit etc. For chocolate cake replace 2tbsp of flour with 2tbsp cocoa powder. 1. ...read more.

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Take care not to stir the mixture. 8. Season and simmer for 20 minutes. 9. When the rice is cooked, add the onion mixture. Fluff through with a fork and serve. Basic Muffin Recipe 5oz/150g plain flour 1tsp Baking Powder 2oz/50g soft light brown sugar 21/2oz/60g fillings (fruit, chocolate etc.) 1 egg 41/2fl.oz/150ml milk 3tbsp Sunflower Oil 1tsp Vanilla Essence 1. Wash hands and put on a clean apron. 2. Pre-heat the oven to 180�C or Gas Mark 4. 3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl. 4. Stir in the sugar and berries/chocolate. 5. Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl and then beat in the milk, oil and vanilla. 6. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ones. 7. Stir gently until just combined (the mix may look lumpy but this is good.) 8. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin cases. 9. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until well-risen and golden. 10. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool. Chocolate Brownies 12oz/350g plain chocolate 8oz/225g margarine 2tsp instant coffee 2tbsp hot water 2 eggs 8oz/225g caster sugar 1tsp vanilla essence 3oz/85g self raising flour 8oz/225g fillings (chocolate, nuts etc.) 1. Wash hands and put on a clean apron. 2. Pre-heat the oven to 190�C or Gas Mark 5. 3. Slowly melt the chocolate and margarine in a bowl over hot water. 4. Dissolve the coffee. 5. In another bowl mix the coffee, eggs, sugar and vanilla. 6. Slowly beat in the cooled chocolate mix. 7. Fold in the flour and filling. 8. Pour into a greased 12x9inch baking tin. 9. Bake in the oven for 40mins or until firm to the touch and a dull crust has formed. 10. Leave to cool in the tin. Lemon Tart 7oz/200g plain flour, sifted 1 tbsp icing sugar 4oz/110g Butter, chilled and cubed 4eggs 1 lemon, grated zest 41/2oz/125g caster sugar 1/4 pint/150ml double cream 3 Lemons, juice only 1 Oranges, juice only 1. ...read more.

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9. Roll out the pastry and place on top. Trim the edges and glaze. 10. Bake in the oven for 20mins or until golden. Quiche 6oz/150g plain flour 3oz/75g margarine 3oz/75g cheese, grated 3 eggs 1 small onion Any fillings (mushrooms, peppers, bacon, ham) 1. Wash hands and put on a clean apron. 2. Pre-heat the oven to 200�C or Gas Mark 6. 3. Place the flour and margarine in a bowl. 4. Rub together with fingertips until breadcrumbs are formed. 5. Add a small amount of water and mix to make a dough. Take care not to make the dough sticky. 6. Roll out the pastry and line a flan ring. 7. Chop the onion and any other fillings. 8. Place in a bowl with the cheese and the beaten egg. Stir. 9. Pour into the pastry case. 10. Bake in the oven for 30mins or until set. Basic Cheesecake 6oz/150g crushed digestives 2oz/50g margarine or butter 7oz/200g cream cheese 2oz/50g caster sugar 5fl.oz double cream Lemon juice Sliced fruit to decorate 1. Wash hands and put on a clean apron. 2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. 3. Add the crushed biscuits and stir. 4. Place the crumb mix into a tin and press down with a wooden spoon. 5. Place the cream cheese, cream, sugar and a splash of lemon juice into a bowl. 6. Whisk for 2-3mins until tick and glossy. 7. Spoon gently onto the biscuit base and spread. 8. Decorate with fruit. 9. Chill before serving. Basic Stir-fry 1 chicken breast (optional) 1 carrot 1 onion 2oz/50g mushrooms 1 red/green pepper 1 packet bean sprouts 1tbsp oil 1tbsp soy sauce. By adding some garlic, Chinese 5 spice, honey and noodles this dish becomes a Chow Mein. 1. Wash hands and put on a clean apron. 2. Peel and finely slice all of the vegetables. 3. Heat a large-based pan on a medium-high heat. Add a splash of oil. 4. Put the vegetables in the pan from hardest to softest, stirring constantly. 5. When softened add the soy sauce. 6. Serve. ...read more.

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