Gluten and Dairy Free Mince Pies

Cakes & BakingServes 10

RECIPE TITLE: Golden mincemeat INTRO SENTENCE: This recipe is perfect for guests who don't like dark dried fruit such as raisins or currants. It makes enough for 2 large (900g) jars. METHOD: 1. Mix everything together, spoon into sterilised jars and top with a little more brandy. 2. Seal tightly with screw-on lids, then store or use in your recipes straight away. TIP: You can sterilise jam jars by placing them in the oven at 140°C for 10 minutes. Wash the lids in soapy water, rinse well, and allow to dry before use. PREP TIME 10 minutes READY 10 minutes MAKES 2 large (900g) jars WHEEL INFO One 40g serving provides: Calories – 81 (amber) Fat – 0.6g (green) Sat fat – 0.1g (green) Salt – 0.1g (green) Total sugars – 17.9g (red)

Phil Vickery’s Delicious Christmas Turkey

Main courseServes N/K

– As a guide, if the bird is under 4kg allow 20 minutes per kg + 70 minutes. If it is over 4kg allow 20 minutes per kg + 90 minutes at the end. – Weigh the turkey after stuffing to calculate cooking time and remember oven temperatures vary. Fan assisted ovens cook at a higher temperature - consult the manufacturers handbook. Cook in a conventional oven at 190ºC/375ºF, Gas Mark 5. Bring to room temperature before roasting. Cover loosely with foil and remove foil for last 40 minutes for browning. – Check the bird is cooked by inserting a skewer in the thickest part of the thigh or breast and ensure the juices run clear. If there are any pink juices pop back in the oven for 10-15 minutes then test again. – Ensure your oven is up to temperature. Remember - on Christmas Day power may be reduced slightly due to the surge on the grid. This and regular opening and closing of the oven door (to test the bird etc) will also reduce the heat – Allow the turkey to stand for at least 15-20 minutes before carving

Stuffed Butternut Squash

StarterServes 1 - 2

1. Cut the squash lengthways, remove seeds, brush with olive oil, season and put in a baking tray, then place in a medium oven for 30 minutes until cooked through. Scoop out a little of the flesh, dice it and put to one side. 2. Prepare couscous by seasoning in a bowl and rubbing olive oil through it with your fingers. Cover with boiling water then seal the bowl with clingfilm and leave for 5 minutes to steam. Fluff up with a fork. 3. Sweat the onion (& red pepper) in oil for 5 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes. Add the tomatoes and sugar and reduce down for 10-15 minutes. 4. Blanch the spinach/chard for a minute then squeeze out the water, chop roughly and add to the tomato sauce, mix through adding couscous and vinegar, toasted pine nuts, spring onions, herbs and finish by folding through the squash and feta. 5. Season, return to the squash case and bake for 10 minutes. Serve with green salad

Grandma’s Recipe of the Month : Lemon Delicious Pudding

DessertServes N/K

How about a tangy start to the New Year? Grandma Abson's Lemon Delicious Pudding, on display as "Recipe of the Month" at Tim & Jane's Tasty Flavours in Doncaster Market's Award winning International Food Hall, is causing quite a stir! We're collaborating on getting people to bake again with Grandma's easy recipes from the past and this one is a delectable prospect. Most of the ingredients are available to buy straight from Tim and Jane's stall. It's one of my favourite recipes too, as I like the way the mixture separates into a curd at the base and a sponge on the top. – Cream the sugar and butter. Add the flour, lemon juice and zest and mix in. Beat the egg yolks in the milk and add to the rest of the mixture. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the creamed mixture with a metal spoon. Bake in a greased 1½ pint/1 litre pie dish for 35 -45 minutes. (350F, Mark 4, 180C) Meryl's tips : In Grandma Abson's book on page 93 (and e-book) the measurements are for a smaller pudding but I've made it here with 2 lemons and have slightly increased the amount of butter, plain flour and added an extra egg to make a slightly larger pudding. That's the great thing about Grandma's recipes – you can adapt them and they still work out brilliantly. Lemons are pretty underestimated in the baking world so don't forget to check out many other fabulous recipes in Grandma Abson's Traditional Baking book such as Lemon biscuits, Lemon loaf, Lemon tart, Lemon meringue pie and Lemon curd.

Beetroot Soup with Warm Spices

StarterServes 4

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, carrot and celery and fry on a low heat for 8 mins, stirring occasionally, to soften without browning. Add the garlic and fry for 2 mins. Add the cinnamon, cloves, beetroot, tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10-15 mins. Blend until very smooth. Put the soup back in the pan. Reheat gently to serve, seasoning to taste.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Mozzarella & Tomato Bake

Main courseServes 2

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the leek and cook gently for 8 mins to soften. Steam or boil the broccoli for 2 mins. Drain and refresh in a bowl of cold water. Drain again. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Toss the broccoli in a shallow baking dish with the leeks, tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter over the breadcrumbs. Bake for 20-25 mins, until the cheese has melted. Drizzle over a little olive oil to serve.

Pan-Fried Pollack with Warm Potato, Kale & Dill Salad

Main courseServes 4

Boil the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water for 8-10 mins, until tender. Meanwhile, make the dressing: whisk the mustard, honey, vinegar and oil in a large bowl. Drain the potatoes and add them to the dressing while still warm. Add the raw kale, season and stir. Sprinkle the flour over the fish skin and season. Heat a little oil in a heavy-based non-stick frying pan. Add the fish, skin side down and leave to cook on a medium heat for approx 3-4 mins for a 2-3cm thick fillet. Turn it over - the skin should be crispy - if not, give it another min on that side. Turn and cook for about a min or so on the other side to just cook it through. Stir the dill into the potato salad, then serve the fish with the potato salad and lemon wedges.

Moroccan Spiced Lamb with Beetroot

Main courseServes N/K

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Wrap the beetroot in foil and place in a baking dish. Bake until tender (small ones will take 30-40 mins; larger up to 2 hours - test with a knife). Remove from the oven and leave until cool enough to handle, then rub off the skins. Roughly chop, then blitz in a food processor with the yoghurt, seasoning to taste. Mix the oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic and spices in a bowl. Add the lamb and toss together. If you have time, marinate in the fridge for an hour or two. Put the couscous in a large bowl and add just enough boiling water to cover. Pop in the butter, stir and leave to absorb for about 10 mins. Fluff it up with a fork. Add the lemon zest, juice, herbs and stir. Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Cook the lamb on both sides for 3-4 mins, depending on thickness. Rest the meat for 5 mins, then serve with the couscous and a dollop of beetroot purée (warm it in a pan if you like).

Nadia Sawalha’s Breakfast Scones

BreakfastServes 10

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10-15 minutes Preheat the oven to 220ºC, gas mark 7. Grease a baking tray. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the mushrooms for 4-5 minutes until golden. Grill the bacon whole and chop the bacon into small pieces, roughly 1cm. Mix the flours and baking powder in a large bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the bacon mixture and half the cheese. Mix in the milk to form a soft dough. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 2cm thick and using a 6cm round cutter, cut out 10 scones and place on the tray. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Perfect for eating on the go, wrapped in a napkin. The scones will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container. The scones can also be frozen (best to freeze once cooled, on the day they have been baked) so you have a ready supply for busy weeks. Hints and tips Serve spread with low fat cream cheese, sliced tomatoes or ham for a more substantial breakfast on the go. For a vegetarian option replace the bacon with finely chopped spring onion or chives. Nutrient Per portion (1 scone) Per 100g Calories (kcal) 126 242 Protein 4 8 Fat 8 16 Of which saturated fat 4 8 Carbohydrate 8 16 Of which sugar 0.7 1.3 Salt Sodium equivalent 0.2 0.5

Marbled Fruity Porridge

BreakfastServes 1

Prep time: 2 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Place the oats and milk in a small saucepan and bring to the boil, simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir through the puree to create a marbled effect. Top with fresh fruit to serve. Hints and tips Try a variety of fruit purees or compotes and mix and match with your favourite fruits and what is in season. For extra sweetness add a little more fruit puree or compote. Nutrient Per portion Per 100g Calories 373 84 Protein 19 4 Fat 10 2 Of which saturated fat 3.8 0.8 Carbohydrate 55 12 Of which sugar (all naturally occurring sugars) 18 4 Salt Sodium equivalent Trace Trace

Oaty Yogurt with Nuts

SnackServes 1

Prep time: 5 minutes Dry fry the oats and nuts for about 3 minutes over a medium heat until toasted. Stir in the honey and dried fruit and allow to cool slightly. Reserve 1 tbsp of the mixture and stir the rest into the yogurt. Spoon into a glass and top with the reserved oat mixture before serving. Hints and tips Try using a flavoured yogurt like strawberry or add fresh fruit for a different taste. Nutrient Per portion Per 100g Calories 400 160 Protein 16 6.5 Fat 14 6 Of which saturated fat 1.6 0.7 Carbohydrate 54 22 Of which sugar (naturally occurring sugars only 5g of extrinsic sugars) 35 14 Salt Sodium equivalent trace Trace

Chutney Toast with Scrambled Eggs

StarterServes 1

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes 2 medium eggs, whisked Dash semi skimmed milk (approx 1 tbsp) 1 tbsp chopped chives 1 thick slice wholemeal bread, toasted 1 tbsp tomato chutney Total cost: £0.92 Cost per serving: £0.92 Place the eggs, milk and seasoning in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally until lightly scrambled. Stir in the chives. Spread the chutney on the toast and top with the eggs. Hints and tips Try any flavoured savoury chutney or relish for variation. Nutrient Per portion Per 100g Calories 344 160 Protein 21.4 9.9 Fat 15.2 7.1 Of which saturated fat 4.2 2 Carbohydrate 32 15 Of which sugar 8 3.2 Salt Sodium equivalent 0.5 0.2