Showing posts with label English Cusine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label English Cusine. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Strawberry Scones





Ingredients:
Self raising flour-200g
Butter-40g
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp(optional)
Natural yoghurt-125ml
Strawberries-10-12
Milk to glaze

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 220'c/gas 7/425'F,place a ungreased baking sheet to heat up in the oven.
2.Add the flour, salt,sugar and butter in a bowl,mix with hands until the mixture turns into crumbs.Now mix yoghurt gently and make a dough.
3.Chop the strawberries roughly  and keep it aside
4.Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface to make a smooth dough,mix the berries gently into dough,make a free-form balls on a palm.
5.Gently lift the scones onto preheated baking sheet. Brush the tops with milk and bake for 7-10 minutes until the scones are risen and  golden brown on top.
6.Cool on  a wire rack.Serve with Butter or jam.
Note:
1.You can use any fruits of your choice.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Yoghurt Scones(Eggless)




Ingredients:
Self raising flour-200g
Butter-40g
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp(optional)
Natural yoghurt-125ml
Milk to glaze

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 220'c/gas7/425'F,place a ungreased baking sheet to heat up in the oven.
2.Add the flour, salt,sugar and butter in a bowl,mix with hands until the mixture turns into crumbs.Now mix yoghurt and gently knead a dough.
3.Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface to make a smooth dough.Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1inch.
4.Dip a 2.5inch plain cutter in some flour then use it to stamp out 8 rounds of dough.
5.Gently lift the scones onto preheated bakingsheet.Brush the tops
with milk and bake for 7-10 minutes until the scones are risen and  golden brown on top.

6.Cool on  a wire rack
Serve with fresh cream and strawberries or a simple fruit jam.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Asparagus, Sundried Tomato & Olive Loaf

This bread recipe is from Mary Cadogan,She is one of the best cooks in U.K..I made little changes to her recipe,This savoury bread is very moist and perfect to have for breakfast with any butter or spread.Because of asparagus this will be little moist,you can slice them and toast it for more flavour and crunchyness.It will be better to eat fresh. 
Ingredients:

50ml olive oil , plus extra for greasing
10 asparagus spears , each cut into 3 pieces
100g self-raising flour
1 tsp thyme leaves(i used dried) or mixed herb will do
2 large eggs , lightly beaten
50ml milk
Handful pitted black olives
2tbsp sundried tomatoes , roughly chopped
50g cheddar cheese, grated

Method:


1.Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Oil and line the base of a loaf tin with baking paper. Cook the asparagus in boiling, salted water for 2 mins, drain, then cool quickly under cold running water. Pat dry.
2.Mix the flour and thyme with seasoning in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, then add the eggs, milk and oil, stirring all the time to draw the flour into the centre. Beat for 1 min to make a smooth batter.
3.Reserve 5 asparagus tips and a few olives. Add the remaining asparagus, tomatoes, olives and two-thirds of the cheese to the batter. Pour into the tin, then put the reserved asparagus and olives on top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 35-40 mins until the cake feels firm to the touch and is golden and crusty on top. Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then turn out and cool on a wire rack.
Preparing and cooking asparagus
Rinse spears. Hold one at each end, then bend - it will break where the tough woody stem meets the edible tip. the best way to cook the spears is in boiling water in a wide, deep sauté pan. Green asparagus will take 3-5 minutes, depending on its thickness. Test by piercing a spear with the point of a knife - when cooked it will just slide in easily. White asparagus takes much longer to cook as it has a woodier texture. It needs 12-15 minutes - test as above.






Friday, 3 September 2010

Corn on Toast with Hashbrowns





Ingredients:
Corn -1cup,frozen or fresh
Plain flour-1tbsp
Butter-1tbsp
Milk-1cup
Chedder cheese-1/2 cup
Black pepper to taste
salt to taste
English Mustard paste-1/4tsp
Chilli flakes-1/2 tsp(optional)
Mixed herbs-1/4tsp
Toasted bread slices-4-6


Method:
heat a butter in a pan,when it melts add flour and fry until the raw 
smell of the flour is gone.then add milk and stir continously until it thickens
a little now add pepper, salt,chilliflakes,mustard paste,mixed herbs mix well.
add corn and cheese,stir well cook for a 2 minutes and take out of fire.if the 
sauce is very thick you can add little more milk.Spoon a tbsp of mixture on toasted bread slices.Bake the slices in the oven for 5minutes at 200'C.Serve hot.


Hash browns


Ingredients:
Potatoes-2big
Salt to taste
Black pepper
Oil for shallow fry


Method:
Boil the potatoes nearly soft but firm.
Cool and peel the skin,grate the potatoes
season it with salt and pepper,mix gently.
Make patties out of the mixture and shallow
fry them with little oil.Cook until golden brown
on both sides.Serve hot.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Pancake with Carmelised Apples



Ingredients:
Flour-150gms
Eggs-2
Baking powder-1tsp
Milk-150ml-200ml
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp
Zest of orange-1tsp
Butter/oil for frying


Method:
Mix everything like a dosa batter consistency.
Heat a non stick pan,add 1 or 2tsp of sunflower oil.
Pour 2tbsp of batter and allow to spread itself.
Cook on both sides until golden brown.


Carmelised Apples
Ingredients:
Apples-2,thinnly sliced
Light brown sugar(muscavado)-2tbsp
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
Butter-1tbsp


Method:
Heat a pan add butter when it melts add sliced apples and sugar,
mix well closed the lid and on a low medium flame.
When apples becomes nearly soft and brownish,take out from the flame.
serve warm on pancakes.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Apple Cake

Apple Cake is a versatile dessert, you can use any fruits like pears,strawberrys,blueberry and raspberry etc.
Dorset apple cake and Somerset apple cakes are the traditional forms of this cake,respectively from Dorset and Somerset,England.It is a English country style,rustic cake...Hope you enjoy my simple and easy version....





Ingredients:

Apple-3-4(peeled,cored and diced)any apples,i have used royal gala
Plain flour-1cup
Eggs-2
Sugar-6tbsp
Salt pinch
Butter-4tbsp(soft)
Baking powder-2tsp
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
Nutmeg powder-1/2tsp
Custard/whipped cream to serve
Icing sugar for dusting


Method:
1.Sift plainflour with baking powder and salt.
2.Blend butter and sugar until soft and creamy with a wooden spoon.
3.Add eggs one by one blend nicely with wooden spoon.
4.Now add sifed plain flour to the mixture part by part mix well.
5.Add diced apples and cinnamon powder,mixwell,tranfer the mixture into 
greased square cake tin.
6.In a preheated oven at 180'C for 30-35 minutes.
7.Remove from the oven, leave it to cool on a wire rack.
8.Dust with icing sugar,serve with custard or whipped cream.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Brown Soda Bread


Ingredients:
225g (8oz) wholemeal flour
225g (8oz) plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g (2oz) mixed seeds, such as sesame, pumpkin or sunflower, or golden linseeds (optional)
25g (1oz) butter (optional)
1 egg
375-400ml (13-14fl oz) Buttermilk

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F), Gas mark 7.
2. Sift together the flours, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl and mix with the seeds (if using). Add the butter (if using), and rub into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre.
3. In another bowl, whisk the egg with the buttermilk and pour most of the liquid into the flour mixture. Using one hand with your fingers outstretched like a claw, bring the flour and liquid together, adding more buttermilk if necessary. The dough should be quite soft, but not too sticky.
4. Turn onto a floured work surface, and gently bring it together into a round about 4cm (1½in) deep. Cut a deep cross on top
5. Place on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then turn down the heat to 200°C (400°F), Gas mark 6 and cook for 30 minutes more. When cooked, the loaf will sound slightly hollow when tapped on the base. Allow to cool on a wire rack.


Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Spicy Bread Pudding





Ingredients:

6-Slices whole wheat bread with crust removed

1tbsp-Polyunsaturated margarine/butter

1-Green capsicum,halved and seeded

1-Yellow capsicum, halved and seeded

2-Tomatoes,chopped

1-Red onion, finely chopped

2-Greenchillies,finely chopped

1/2cup-Low fat cheddar cheese,grated

2-Eggs,beaten

2cups-Skimmed milk

1tsp-Dried mixed herbs

Ground black pepper to taste

Salt to taste

Method:

1. Spread bread with the margarine and cut each slice into four triangles.
Place capsicum on a rack and broil for 10minutes under the grill until slightly blackened.
Place the capsicums in a polythene bag with tongs, seal and let cool.peel the skins and discard.
Slice the capsicum into thin strips.

2. Layer the bread, peppers,tomatoes,onion,greenchillies and half of the cheese in a large ,shallow ovenproof dish.

3. Mix the eggs and milk together with herbs, salt and pepper to taste and pour over the bread.Allow to sit for 30minutes.

4. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the dish and season.

5. Bake in the oven at 160'c for 45minutes untill set and risen,serve hot.

NOTE: This can be prepared with leftover bread and vegetables