Sausage cobbler

We used to love this recipe and then I forgot where it was… definitely making this again

From good food magazine!!

4 sausages, squeezed from skins

1 onion

2 cloves garlic

2 celery sticks chopped

Pinch chilli flakes

1 tbsp tomato purée

400g can butter beans

400g can cannelloni beans

2 tons tomatoes


225g sr flour

100g butter

150ml milk

2 tsp oregano

Fry sausage meat (breaking up with spoon), onion, garlic, celery, chilli flakes for 6-7 mins

Add rest of ingredients and simmer for 20 mins

Rub butter into flour

Add milk, oregano, seasoning and make dough

Put sausage mixture in lasagne type dish

Put lumps of cobbler dough on top

Bake for 25-30 mins

Serves 6

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Festive spice

From good food…

I love all things festive… can have this in lattes, butter, cakes, icing… yum yum!!

Will keep for 2 months if you leave zest out or two weeks with it

40g ground Cinnamon

30g ground coriander

2tsp ground nutmeg

1tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground cloves

Zest of 1 orange

Zest of 1 Lemon

2tsp light brown soft sugar

1tsp sea salt

Mix well and enjoy!!

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Mincemeat and cheese toasties

More an idea than a recipe

For your toastie filling use (per person)

50g cheese

1 tbsp mincemeat

Some spring onion if you like!

Yum yum!

How much mincemeat is too much mincemeat…???!!!

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Mincemeat cookies

Good food again

And I love mincemeat!!

125g butter

100g dark brown soft sugar

50g golden caster sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

5 tbsp mincemeat

220g plain flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate

Mix ingredients in above order

Make 12 blobs with space between on trays

Bake for 10-12 mins

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Mincemeat Christmas pudding

A good food recipe… definitely want to try this because it’s normally too expensive to bother making my own!!

Butter and line 1.5 litre pudding basin

Put 300g mincemeat in bowl

Add 140g fine shred marmalade

200g molasses sugar/ dark Demerara

4 tbsp treacle

3 beaten eggs

4tbsp whiskey

200g grated butter (freeze so you can do this)

200g sr flour

Mix it all!

Too into basin and cover with parchment

Microwave for 20-25 mins

Can freeze for a month then reheat for 5-10 mins in microwave

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Mango chutney chicken curry

1 onion

4 cloves garlic

Piece ginger

Cumin seeds

2tbsp curry powder

Can chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp mango chutney

4 chicken breasts

200ml stock

1 tsp Garam masala

Coriander, naan, rice etc

Blitz onion, garlic, ginger

Sizzle the cumin seeds then add the mix

Fry for 8-10 mins

Add the curry powder and fry, then tomatoes and chutney

Stir in the chopped chicken for 2 mins

Add stock and cook for 10 mins

Turn off heat, add garam masala and stir

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Pumpkin cheesecake

Hoping to make this when I eventually get round to baking my pumpkins… still not even made a pumpkin pie and it’s mid way through November!! Reckons to be a frozen cheesecake but don’t see why it wouldn’t work as a normal one…

300g gingernuts (or mix in speculoos too)

350g maple syrup

350g soft cheese

300g pumpkin purée

300ml double cream

Blitz 250g biscuits with 125ml syrup and press into base of tin. Chill it for 30 mins.

Beat 100g syrup with the cheese and pumpkin.

Whip 200ml cream with 100ml syrup and fold into the cream cheese mixture

Spoon onto the base and freeze overnight (or chill I suppose)

Lightly whip the rest of cream and syrup and put on top. Crumble the rest of the biscuits on top and drizzle a bit of syrup if you have some!

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Mince pie baked oats

I’m loving these right now! They’re (kind of) slimming world friendly… Christmassy, delicious, easy…

I’m going to try other flavourings based around the same recipe but for now this is perfect!!

40g oats

100g natural yoghurt

Baking powder

1 egg

Mix the above together in a bowl. Then put 2 tbsp mince meat in the bottom of a small ovenproof dish… I use a square one the size of a slice of bread. Bake in oven for 30-35 mins.

This makes 2 portions. I eat it with some skyr. The second portion is fine reheated the next day. SO good!

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salmon and chorizo carbonara

Saw this on TV so it’s a bit vague! We’re having it next week because I fancy a change!

2-3 frozen pieces of salmon

300-400g pasta (to serve 4, depends on appetite!)

2 eggs


chorizo- the type you cook- you can buy it ready chopped but I’m using 2 of the mini sausages

bread- about 1-2 slices


Chop the chorizo and rip the bread up small

Fry the chorizo. Add the bread and crisp it up

Cook the pasta

Poach the salmon to packet instructions. This shouldn’t take long

Flake the cooked salmon into the pasta while it’s still very hot. Add the eggs and stir very quickly so they cook Then add the cheese and again stir so it melts.

Add the chorizo mix- save a bit of this to go on the top at the end


Sounds easy and yummy!

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Chocolate peanut butter shortbread sandwiches

From good Food. I made these for our GBBO competition and won that week, whoop whoop! They are yummy


150g icing sugar

225g butter

300g plain flour

55g cocoa

peanut buttercream

300g icing sugar

50g butter

100g smooth peanut butter

2-3 tbsp. milk

Pulse the shortbread ingredients in a food processor with a pinch of salt

Bring together with your hands

roll into a log, 5cm diameter. Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hour

Cut the log into 32 rounds, 6mm thick and bake for 22-25 mins

Whizz the buttercream ingredients in a food processor, adding enough milk to make a soft mixture

Sandwich the biscuits together


These are high calorie, 363 cals each so be careful!

The icing is nice just in itself!




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