RECIPES

LOW FAT FRUIT COBBLER

admin / December 15, 2017

Fruit cobblers are basically a fruit based pudding with a topping made with a scone type mixture. You can use any fruits that you have to hand, either fresh or from your freezer. It is possible to use combinations of fruits, such as apple and blackcurrants or blackberries with cinnamon or cloves. Blackcurrants and josterberries are too strong tasting when used…

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NO FAT FRUIT AND BATTER PUDDINGS

admin / December 15, 2017

This is a variation of a traditional Scottish recipe, and may date from the time of the “Auld alliance” with the French, as it is so similar to the French “clafoutis” . It is a really useful recipe as it can be made  with  many different fruits such as :- Blackcurrants, Jostaberries, Gooseberries, Cherries, Plums, Rhubarb and Ginger. If you…

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PUDDINGS

admin / December 14, 2017

The Scots are well known for their love of sweet puddings and I am no exception!! Our family celebration meals were not complete unless there was a choice of several delicious puddings to finish off the proceedings, and you were expected to try them all!!. Sadly, the high amounts of fat and sugar included in most recipes, makes you feel guilty…

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SAVOURY STUFFING of PUMPKINS

admin / December 14, 2017

A simple, quickly prepared savoury pumpkin which looks absolutely stunning on the plate! First, choose your pumpkin. One of the small, ornamental pumpkins will give the best results. The shape is very stable on the plate. The pumpkin used in the photos was Sweet Lightning F1. Ingredients for a savoury stuffed pumpkin. One small pumpkin some 10 to 15 cm diameter,…

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LOW FAT MINCE AND HERBY DOUGH BALLS

admin / December 14, 2017

The way to end up with a low fat mince dish is to start with low fat ingredients, especially the raw mince that has been made from meat that is naturally low in fat. Venison is particularly low in fat. If using meat such as beef or lamb or mutton, try to find mince that has  been made from lean cuts…

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LEEK AND POTATO PIE

admin / December 14, 2017

You will need flame proof dish 20 cm dia., 1/2kg leeks, washed and cut into small slices, 5 eggs hard boiled, about 0.8kg potatoes, herbs, condiments, sauce or plain flour, 100 mg 1/2 fat grated cheese, and 300 ml of milk. Method. Microwave or steam the leeks until soft. Scrub potatoes and cut into medium slices, and microwave in a covered container…

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FISH PIE

admin / December 14, 2017

You will need flame proof dish 20 cm dia. 3 or 4 fillets of fish, half smoked and half un-smoked, 5 eggs, about 0.8kg potatoes, herbs, mustard, anchovy essence if available and milk. Method. Poach the fish in 300 ml milk, infused with 4 bay leaves, for 5 minutes. Scrub potatoes and cut into medium slices, and microwave in a covered container…

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MAIN COURSES

admin / December 14, 2017

Most of us are trying to eat more healthily these days. To this end I have reformulated my Recipes. No additional saturated fats such as butter, added; liquid vegetable oils used instead. Where cheese is added, use a reduced fat cheese. No hydrogenated fats used; liquid vegetable oils used instead. No added salt; herbs and spices used instead. The portion size for most dishes…

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PLUOT, (PLUM X APRICOT) (Interspecific cross)

admin / December 14, 2017

Strange though it may seem, a whole series of crosses between plums and apricots, and even peaches, have now been developed. The original hybrid is the “plumcot”, which is 1/2 plum and 1/2 apricot. This hybrid was then used to create further crosses in the late 20th century by Floyd Zaiger in the US. One such complex cross now available…

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