To start, rub together the plain flour, caster sugar and butter. This will create a breadcrumb effect. Whisk 1 egg and slowly add it to the mixture, it will start to make a dough, add a little water at a time until the desired dough consistency is met. The dough should then be rested for half an hour in the fridge to make it easier to roll out.
After the dough has been rested, roll it out to fill a 12" quiche tin, ensuring the tin has been greased with butter.
The pastry should then be blind baked at 160ºC until golden brown.
To make the filling, whisk together 10 Eggs with the other ingredients to a smooth thick consistency. Once the mixture has been mixed, pass it through a sieve to ensure there are no lumps. Place the filling into the pre baked pastry base giving it a grating of nutmeg on the surface before returning it to the oven to cook at 120ºC for 40 minutes or until set.
Dissolve the honey, butter and sugar in a pan over low heat. Add the granola/muesli and mix well together. Line a baking tray (20cm x 30cm ) with parchment paper and pour in the mixture. Smooth with a knife. Bake in a moderate oven (170C) until golden brown, approx 20 mins.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then cut into slices and leave to cool completely before removing from the tin.
Preheat the oven to 160C /Gas mark 3. Put the ribs, meaty side down, in a single layer in a large roasting tin. Cover with the Dandelion & Burdock and add the spices. Seal with foil and cook for around 2 hours.
Put all the glaze ingredients in a pan and reduce on a high heat until thick and syrupy.
After tow hours take the ribs out of the oven and turn it up to 200C/Gas mark 6,
Drain all the stock from the tin. Turn the ribs flesh side up and baste with the glaze.
Roast in the oven for 30 minutes or finish them on a barbecue, keep adding more glaze during cooking until sticky and shiny.
Cut into four portions and enjoy.
Delicious served with fresh fruit or for something different try crumbling Side Oven Honey Toasted Muesli or Granola on top.
Whip the egg whites to a soft peak consistency, add sugar and whip together. Fold in egg yolks, lightly whipped cream and lemon cordial.
Pour into a freezer-proof container and freeze. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before eating to allow the ice cream to soften before serving.
Pre Heat your oven to 170C (Not fan)
Combine all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat together until a smooth batter is formed. Grease and line 2x 20cm Circular cake tins and pour in the batter spitting equally between them both, place in the oven and cook for 20-25 mins or until a cooked.
(mention how to test this if you are with the other cakes)
Leave for a few mins then remove from the tins and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
When the cakes are cooked whip the double cream until firm. Add in the icing sugar jsut at the end of whipping. Firstly spread the jam generously over one of the cakes, followed by the cream. For a bit of extra luxury scatter in the chocolate chips if using the place the second cake on top.
1. Lightly grease the sides of a round cake tin with a small amount of olive oil.
2. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for at least 5 minutes
3. Crush the biscuits and add the melted butter
4. Compact the biscuit as much as possible into the cake tin
5. Chop 12-13 strawberries in half and slot these around the sides of the cake with the flat side of the strawberries touching the side of the tin
6. Place the cake tin in the fridge to set the biscuit base
7. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pods and mix in with the cream cheese and caster sugar
8. Whip 300ml double cream
9. Heat 100ml of cream just before boiling point
10. Squeeze out as much water from the gelatine as possible and add to the hot cream.
11. Add the hot cream and gelatine mix to the cheese, vanilla and sugar mixture
12. Add the whipped cream and then fold into the mixture
13. Remove the cake tin from the fridge and add in the cheesecake mixture.
14. Use a spatula to create a smooth flat surface.
15. Place the cheesecake in the fridge and leave for at least 4 hours
16. When releasing the cheesecake from the cake tin, simply use a flat pointy knife and carefully go around the sides of the cheesecake
17. Lightly push down on the top of the cheesecake and slowly release the cheesecake
18. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with the rest of the berries however you like.
*Bonfire toffee is the perfect treat on, the 5th of November. No Bonfire Night would be complete without it! It's also known as Plot Toffee, because of Yorkshire rebel Guy Fawkes and his plot to blow up the houses of parliament. It is important that the toffee reaches the correct temperature or it will not be brittle and hard when it sets. It is worth investing in a sugar thermometer. That said, the toffee still tastes good even when a little soft and sticky but it won't be real Bonfire Toffee*
Line the base and sides of a Swiss roll tin with non-stick parchment and then grease it really well. Put the sugar and hot water in a large heavy bottomed pan and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved, do not stir the mixture instead tilt the pan if you need to move it around.
Grease a jug and Weigh out your remaining ingredients into the jug they will be much easier to pour out. Once the sugar has dissolved add all the ingredients and put the sugar thermometer in.
Bring to the boil and boil until you reach soft crack on your thermometer (280/140C) this can take up to 30 minutes, so be patient. As soon as it reaches the temp, tip the toffee into your prepared tin and leave it to cool.
When it's cool remove it from the tin a break up into bite sized chunks with a rolling pin. Store in an airtight tin or wrap up in boxes or cellophane bags tied with a ribbon to give as gift.
1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas3. Line a 24x24cm tin with baking parchment
2. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Put the plain and milk chocolate with the butter in a large bowl, place over the boiling water, switch off the heat and allow to melt
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until light fluffy and creamy. Add the beer and whisk in thoroughly, followed by the melted chocolate and butter, beat in until all combined again.
4. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into the eggs and fold in until thoroughly combined, then fold in the nuts and remaining white chocolate pieces.
5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared tin. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. The top should be firm but the inside should still feel soft, ie still have a slight wobble. It should still be gooey!.
6. Allow the brownies to cool in the tin
7. To make the frosting, beat the fettle and milk together with an electric hand mixer until soft. Gradually add the icing sugar, beating now with a wooden spoon to avoid a volcanic storm. Beat vigorously until soft
8. When the brownie has cooled, spread the icing over the top and cut the brownies into squares.
- mixing bowl
- sharp knife
- measuring jug
- wooden spoon
- 25cm cake tin
- rolling tin
- chopping board
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Grease and line a 25cm lose-bottomed cake tin.
2. Cut two thirds of rhubarb into pieces about 5cm long. Place in an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with 55g of caster sugar. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until tender.
3. Meanwhile, cut the remaining rhubarb into pieces about 7.5cm long, place in another ovenproof dish with a tablespoon of caster sugar and roast until just tender but still holding their shape. Set aside to decorate the cheesecake.
4. To make the biscuit base, place the ginger biscuits in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin, leaving the mixture quite rough. Place the biscuit crumbs in a bowl, mix in the melted butter and press into the bottom of the prepared cake tin. Place in the fridge while you make the cheesecake mixture.
5. Beat the cream cheese with the remaining 125g caster sugar and the lemon zest, then add the soured cream and egg yolks and beat until smooth.
6. Spread the rhubarb onto the chilled biscuit base. Whisk the egg white until they hold soft peaks then fold into the cheese mixture and pour on top of the rhubarb.
7. Bake in the oven for about one hour, reducing the heat to 180Â°C/Gas 4 once the cheesecake has risen. The top should be firm to the touch but still slightly wobbly. Leave the cheesecake to cool then remove it from the tin, arrange the reserved rhubarb on top and dust with the icing sugar.