Friday, 31 May 2013

Spaghetti Bolognese

Hi guys the odd one or two of you have requested this recipe so here it is:

Spaghetti Bolognese
Serves 4

Extra Easy – free

Fry Light.
1 onion, finely chopped.
4 garlic cloves, crushed.
350g of extra lean mince meat.
225g of button mushrooms, very thinly sliced.  
400g of chopped tomatoes.
1/4 pint of beef stock.
4tbsp of Tomato Puree. 
2tbsp Worcestershire sauce.
Salt and black pepper.
275g of dried spaghetti.

Spray a pain with fry light and fry the onion, garlic and mushrooms until soft. Add the minced beef and fry until browned. 
Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, beef stock and Worcestershire sauce. Season lightly and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes until reduced and thickened. 
Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water, as per the packet instructions. Drain and divide between 4 serving plates. Top with the Bolognese sauce with cheese if desired. 

TunaMayo Pasta

Hi not many people have asked for this one but here it is:

TunaMayo Pasta

Serves 1

Extra Easy – 2 syns

Original – 2 syns

Green - 2 syns

½ cup of Pasta (vary it to yourself)
½ tin of Tuna
2tbsp of extra light Mayo

Cook the pasta as the instructions say on the packet. 
Once cooked mix the Tuna & Mayo into the Pasta until thoroughly mixed. Serve. 

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Malteser Cupcakes

Hi guys a lot have you have been requesting the recipe for the malteser recipe on our instagram page so here it is:

Malteser Cupcakes
Makes 20 Malteser Cupcakes.

Extra Easy – 4 syns

Original – 4 syns

Green - 4 syns

for the cakes.
100g Lurpak lightest.
100g Caster Sugar. 
60g self-raising flour, sifted. 
2 medium – large eggs.
40g Cadbury highlights 
for the butter cream 
50g clover light 
50g icing sugar 
1 tsp of cocoa powder, sifted.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Mix the weighed flour and cocoa powder together in a small bowl until combined. Next, get a large mixing bowl and sift the flour and cocoa into the bowl.
 Once the flour and cocoa are in, add the Lurpak, sugar and eggs to the bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Once the mixture is ready, use a tea spoon to drop a little mixture into each muffin case. Aim to fill the muffin case just over halfway.
Place the cup cakes in your preheated oven for 10 minutes.
To make the icing mix the butter on its own until smooth and creamy.
Then sift the icing sugar into the bowl and mix. You need to mix this for quite a while as you need a smooth mousse like consistency.  Next, sift in the cocoa powder and whisk again. If adding the egg yolk, whisk it in once the cocoa powder is fully combined. 
Check the cakes are cool and then use a syringe to apply the icing. Place a Malteser on each cake and done.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes

Hi guys, here is the new recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes shown on our instagram page:

Chocolate Cupcakes
Makes 16 Chocolate Cupcakes

Extra Easy – 2.5 syns

Original – 2.5 syns

Green - 2.5 syns

3 eggs
57g low-fat spread
6-8 tbsp artificial sweetener
113g self-raising flour
2-3 drops vanilla essence
1tbsp of Cadbury highlights
To decorate:
2 freddo
Icing sugar to dust

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, and put the paper cases in a mini muffin tin. 
Whisk together the eggs, low-fat spread and sweetener. 
Sieve the flour. Using a large metal spoon, fold in the flour with the vanilla essence and add the Cadbury highlights. 
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 mins. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Melt the freddo in the microwave for 30 seconds then drizzle it over the top of the cakes. Dust with icing sugar.

Banana Bread/Loaf

Hi guys a lot of you have been requesting the recipe for our banana bread shown on our instagram so here it is:

Banana Cake/Loaf
Cake/Loaf makes 14 slices.

Extra Easy – 1 syn

Original – 1 syn

Green - 1 syn

56g self raising flour
4 eggs
1tsp vanilla essence
1tp baking powder
2 mashed bananas
Small cup of sweetener

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Line either a loaf or a cake tin with baking paper.
Separate 2 of the eggs.
Put the yolks into a bowl, along with the other 2 eggs, sweetener, sifted flour, vanilla essence, baking powder and the mashed bananas, and then beat to combine.
Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks, and then fold into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into a tin, and put in the oven for 40 minutes.
Once cool remove the baking paper and cut into 14 slices.
Store in an airtight container.

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