Monthly Archives: June 2016

Mish Mash – A Traditional Bulgarian Dish

Ingredients:  3 tomatoes 3 red peppers 1 onion 203 tablespoons of vegetable oil 200g of feta cheese 3 eggs Parsley (chopped) Salt and pepper Method:  Cut the ingredients into small pieces. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the … Continue reading

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Herby Masala Mash

Ingredients:  Potatoes (cut into small cubes) A few sprigs of fresh mint 1 tablespoon of fresh coriander 1 teaspoon of mango powder or ground cumin 1 green chilli (finely chopped) Salt and pepper Butter Yoghurt or milk for mashing Method:  … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Icing

Ingredients:  200g of butter 200g of sugar 200g of self-raising flour 4 eggs (beaten) 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 50g of melted chocolate 1 tablespoons of cocoa Chocolate Fudge Topping:  150g of butter 2 tablespoons of cocoa 150g of icing … Continue reading

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Sticky Apples with Sausages, Bacon and Winter Vegetables

Ingredients:  8 rashers of streaky bacon 8 pork sausages 2 apples (cut into wedges) Potatoes and sweet potatoes (chopped into chunks) Onions (chopped into quarters) Optional Ingredients:  Red onions Parsnips Swedes Beetroots Method:  Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.  … Continue reading

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Seco De Cordero

Ingredients:  1 red onion (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (chopped) 2 teaspoons of cumin 1 teaspoon of turmeric 400g of lamb shoulder (minced or diced) Coriander (chopped) Tomatoes (chopped, not tinned) 1 red pepper (sliced) Stock/boiling water Salt and pepper Method:  … Continue reading

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Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Toppings

Ingredients:  200g of digestive biscuits 60g of butter 1 lemon 300g of medium-fat cream cheese 75g of caster sugar 150ml of double cream 1 punnet of strawberries (sliced or cut into quarters) 25g of icing sugar 1 lime Method:  Put … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Giuvech

Ingredients:  A generous handful of okra (whole) A generous handful of green peas A generous handful of diced tomatoes 200g of tomato sauce 1 large diced onion 3-4 garlic cloves (crushed) Dried mint 1/2 a bunch of parsley (chopped) 1 … Continue reading

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Carrot Muffins

Ingredients:  1 cup of whole-wheat flour 1 cup of oat bran 1 tablespoon of cornstarch 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon of all-spice 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 2/3 cup of grated carrots 1/3 cup … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Stir Fry

Ingredients:  1 large chicken breast (approximately 180g) 1 bunch of fresh coriander 2 large cloves of garlic A small piece of fresh ginger 8 spring onions 1 fresh red chilli 1 lime 100g of dried egg noodles Vegetable oil 2 … Continue reading

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Fruit Crumble

Ingredients:  225g of plain and whole-wheat flour 75g of butter 110g of brown sugar Method:  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. The choice of fruit comes down to your own personal preference.  Place the flour in a mixing bowl, then … Continue reading

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Pastry Pies

Ingredients:  Puff pastry (home or ready made) 1 potato Eggs For the leek and haddock filling:  Haddock White sauce Butter Leeks (chopped) Flour Milk For the chicken and mushroom filling:  Chicken 1 onion Flour Milk Method:  Preheat the oven to … Continue reading

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Drob Sarma

Bulgarian “Drob Sarma” is  a main course made with chopped lamb’s liver and rice topped with a savoury egg ‘custard’ known as kalifka.  Ingredients:  450g of lamb’s liver (washed, trimmed and chopped) 2 tablespoons of butter 2 bunches of green … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients:  25g of butter 1 onion (finely chopped) 1 handful of rosemary leaves (roughly chopped) 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 1 large carrot (finely chopped) 1 celery stick (finely chopped) 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 900g of minced beef 800g of … Continue reading

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Honey Fried Bananas

Ingredients:  4 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons of butter 4 tablespoons of honey 1 teaspoon of cinnamon Crème fraîche Toasted almond flakes Toasted desiccated coconut Salt Method:  Peel the bananas and cut them into thick slices. Put a frying pan over … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sponge

Ingredients:  4 large eggs 200g of self-raising flour 30g of chocolate powder 230g of butter 230g of castor sugar Dark chocolate Filling:  60g of soft butter 60g of icing sugar 60g of chocolate powder Method:  Preheat the oven to 180 … Continue reading

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Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Ingredients:  450g of green beans (with trimmed ends) 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter 1 large garlic clove (crushed) Red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste Method:  Steam green beans over boiling water for roughly … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn and Chilli Soup

Ingredients:  1 onion (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (chopped) 1 small red chilli (chopped) Vegetable stock 2 teaspoons of ground cumin 1 medium-sized sweet potato (diced) 1/2 red pepper 1 tin of sweet corn Method:  Sizzle the onions, garlic and chilli. … Continue reading

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Stomna Kebap

Ingredients:  1kg of stewing beef 600-700g spring onions 5-6 peppers 1 tablespoon of tomato puree 2 bunches of parsley 1 tablespoon of plain flour Thyme, peppermint, paprika, salt and pepper 100ml of vegetable oil 1 root celeriac 200ml of water … Continue reading

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Anzac Biscuits

Ingredients:  85g of porridge oats 85g of desiccated coconut 100g of plain flour 100g of caster sugar 100g of butter 1 tablespoon of golden syrup 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate soda mixed with 2 tablespoons of boiling water Method:  Preheat the … Continue reading

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Rocket, Cherry Tomato and Pine Nut Salad

Ingredients:  4 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar 4 big handfuls of wild rocket leaves (rinsed and dried) 1/2 punnet of cherry tomatoes (halved) 40g of pine nuts Shaved parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Method:  … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:  125g of butter 100g of caster sugar 75g of light brown sugar 1 egg (beaten) 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 150g of plain flour 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 100g of chocolate (milk, dark or white chocolate, broken into … Continue reading

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Riata

Ingredients:  1 10cm piece of cucumber (finely chopped) 1 spring onion (finely chopped) 2 garlic cloves (crushed) 6 tablespoons of yoghurt Chilli powder Salt and pepper to season Method:  Mix all the ingredients together and add salt and pepper to … Continue reading

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Fruit Kebabs

Ingredients:  1 small bunch of seedless grapes (red, green or mixed) 1 punnet of strawberries 1 star fruit 2 kiwi fruits (skinned) 1 small pineapple 1/2 of a gala melon 1 slice of watermelon 1 mango 1 apple or pear … Continue reading

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Eton Mess

Ingredients:  300ml of double cream 8 meringues 450g of strawberries/blueberries/raspberries Orange Juice 25g of icing sugar 1 piece of stem ginger (chopped into small pieces). Method:  Roughly chop the strawberries into pieces, then chuck them into a bowl with some … Continue reading

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Lemon Rice

Ingredients:  225g of basmati rice 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2 tablespoons of mustard seeds Rind and juice of 2 lemons 1 handful of curry leaves Salt and pepper Method:  Put the rice in boiling water and cook for 10-12 … Continue reading

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ingredients:  115g of self-raising flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 eggs 115g of castor or light brown sugar 65ml of double cream 1 lemon’s worth of grated zest 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 45g of butter (melted) 30g of … Continue reading

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Chocolate-dipped Fruits

Ingredients:  20 pieces of fruit with stalks, e.g. strawberries and cherries 200g of chocolate (dark, milk or white) Method:  Rinse the fruit and dry well. Lay out grease-proof paper on a baking tray. Break the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, … Continue reading

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Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:  4 pointed red peppers 200g of feta cheese 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 tomato (cut 4 squares from the tougher part of the tomato) Optional:  Mixing an egg and herbs in with the cheese Method:  Cut a hole … Continue reading

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Curried Fish with Vegetables

Ingredients:  650g of haddock, coley, salmon or hake (It doesn’t really matter) 3 slices of root ginger 3 medium-sized or 2 large leeks A large handful of potatoes 3 tomatoes Sunflower oil 2 cloves of garlic Curry powder 140ml of milk … Continue reading

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Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients:  Butter or vegetable oil for frying 1 large onion 400g of the best stewing or fillet steak that you can obtain 200g of button mushrooms 250ml of sour cream 2 teaspoons of French mustard or Worcester Sauce Method:  Chop … Continue reading

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