Buy it 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 50g (2oz) plain flour
1 small turnip, peeled and chopped 1 small swede, peeled and chopped 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped 4 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 celery stick, sliced 1 leek, trimmed and sliced 50g (2oz) frozen peas 600ml (1pt) strong chicken stock 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 sheet ready-rolled shortcrust pastry Cook it 1.
For the dough: 2 large fresh, free-range eggs, separated470ml buttermilk15g unrefined golden caster sugar' tsp Maldon saltGrated zest of a lemon A little vanilla extract1 tsp bicarbonate of soda300g plain flour
a little melted butter a little extra sugar for dusting or rolling For the filling: Fresh fruit of your choice, or chocolate buttons Extras: An bleskiver pan (available online) Method: Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until slightly pale, then gradually beat in the buttermilk, salt, vanilla and lemon rind.
Serves 4 For the pancakes 2 eggs 80g plain flour
150ml milk 15g unsalted butter, melted Handful herbs, finely chopped (parsley, chives, basil) Sunflower oil For the sauce 40g butter 35g plain flour
400ml milk 250g Arbroath Smokies, deboned Handful parsley, chopped 50g strong Cheddar 1 apple, peeled and grated to garnish Serves 0 0 xxxxxxxxx 00g xxxxxx HEARTY Xxx xxxxxxx A wickedly sweet pud, great for impressing a special friend with your flambe technique.
Finally, if you have a specialist ethnic foodstore nearby it's worth trying to get your hands on some gram flour but wholemeal or white plain flour
will both work
Ingredients 1 Pear, peeled, cored and cut into pieces 150g frozen Waitrose British Garden Fruit Mix 50g Caster sugar 50g Plain flour
40g Butter, cubed 25g Ground almonds 1 tbsp Flaked almonds to finish Method Preheat the oven to 190*C, gas mark 5.
You will need: A cup of water, two tablespoons of oil, one cup of plain flour
, half a cup of salt, two tablespoons of cream of tartar, food colouring as required.
FALAFEL IN PITTA (makes 12) Ingredients 2tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 2 x 400g tins chickpeas, washed and drained 1tsp ground cumin 1tsp ground coriander Handful freshly chopped coriander/mint 2tbsp mango chutney Freshly ground black pepper Plain flour
, lightly seasoned Lettuce, shredded (optional) 1 tomato, sliced (optional) Packet of pitta bread, to serve Method Heat 1tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and garlic and fry gently until soft.
LEMON AND SUGAR PANCAKES (Serves 4) 2 eggs, 2dsp plain flour
, 200g caster sugar, 300ml milk, pinch of salt, knob of butter, 1 lemon, juiced Mix the eggs, flour, two teaspoons of sugar and salt to a paste.
Traditional pancakes You need: 115g plain flour
, 1 large egg, 300ml semi skimmed milk, FryLight sunflower oil, lemon juice and sugar (serves four) Method: 1.
Roll 600g lean cubed shoulder of pork in 25g of plain flour
, 2 tsp dried thyme and seasoning.
INGREDIENTS: 200g/7oz plain flour
; 150g/5 1/2oz butter, cubed; 1 egg; 2tbsp tepid water; 1 peach, stone removed, chopped; 50g/2oz soft brown sugar; 2tbsp Greek-style yoghurt; 2tbsp honey, to drizzle METHOD: Place plain flour
and 100g/3 1/2oz of butter into a food processor and blend until mix resembles breadcrumbs.
Place the plain flour
into a shallow dish and season generously with salt and freshly-ground black pepper.