Bread Sauce

This is not something that we tend to eat ourselves, but when it gets to Christmas we make this for Grandma.

 

Ingredients

White breadcrumbs
¾ pint of milk
Onion pealed and studded with cloves
Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Instructions

Place all ingredients except the bread crumbs in a microwavable jug. Put in the microwave and cook until scalded. Cool then reheat gently in a pan on the hob and add the breadcrumbs.

American pan cakes

These are a great late breakfast or lunch meal. High calorie content but very yummy, especially when service with bacon or sausage meat and golden syrup!

 

Ingredients

2 eggs
1 Pint of milk, soured with 3 or 4 tablespoons of vinegar
1 lb (454g) Self raising flour
2 Teaspoons caster sugar
3 Tablespoons cooking oil
3 Drops of vanilla essence

 

Instructions

Make sure the milk has been soured for some time (1 hour or more).

Beat eggs well, add remaining ingredients and beat together but not so well that the lumps disappear. Cook immediately on a very hot griddle. Turn once.

Serve with butter and golden syrup. Goes well with bacon and sausage meat

Cauliflower cheese

This is for Kate. She’s been asking for lots of our recipes now that she has to cook for herself. So here you are:

Ingredients

Cauliflower for 3 or 4
1 oz (28g) of butter
1 oz (28g) of plain flour
½ pint of milk – semi-skimmed
Cheese – grated – around 2 or 3 oz (56g to 84g)

The ingredients make enough for 3 to 4 people, so double for 6-8 etc…

Instructions

Put the butter on a microwavable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to melt completely.

Then add the plain flour and whisk until combined.

Microwave for 30 seconds. Add the milk gradually, making sure that it’s whisked thoroughly to get all lumps out. Once all milk is in, add the grated cheese.

Microwave in 1 minute increments, taking out and whisking, then microwaving again and again until the mixture is thick.

(What it should look like when thickened)

Boil the cauliflower for about 5 minutes, just to soften it up. Drain the cauliflower and then transfer it to an oven proof dish. Pour the cheese sauce over, trying to cover all of the florets of cauliflower.

(Circular Pyrex dish above)

Place the dish in the oven for 30 minutes at about 170C.

During cooking, you are likely to get burnt spots (which we love).

(The floret on the right has an example of a burnt spot)

Serve and Enjoy!