Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are probably one of the greasiest meals we have and hence we only have this meal one or two times a year. It’s also one of the fiddliest meals and makes a lot of mess.



6 eggs hard boiled de-shelled
454g (1lb) of sausage meat
Bread crumbs of 4 slices in a bowl
1 egg lightly beaten with a touch of water in another bowl
Plain flour in another bowl



Roll an egg in the flour. Wrap it in sausage meat. Dip it in the egg. Roll it in bread crumbs. Repeat for all the other eggs.

Deep fry all the eggs for as long as possible so as to cook the sausage meat, but not burn the Scotch egg.


Serving Ideas

We tend to serve with chips, peas, sweet corn, beans and ketchup.

Cottage Pie

This is for my sister (stop ringing up for it!).

Serves 4.



½ an onion
500g of mince
2 tablespoons of gravy granules
½ pint of water
Splash of Worcester sauce (Lea and Perrins)
Pepper (to taste)
Enough mash potato to cover



Chop up the onion and place the onion and mince in a saucepan. Brown the mince. Add the gravy granules and water. Dissolve the granules. Add the Worcester sauce and pepper to taste.

Cook for 10 minutes on the hob. Put in a casserole dish and top with mashed potato. Cook in the oven for ½ an hour @ 190C.

Serve with vegetables.

Homemade lemonade

This is one of our favourite summer time drinks and since today the weather has improved, it’s time to make this refreshing drink after a hard day’s work in the garden.


3 lemons
170g (6oz) white sugar
1 pint of warm water
2 pints of cold water (later)

Home Made lemonade 1


Cut the lemons in half and juice.

Home Made lemonade 2

Add the juice to the jug of sugar and place the juicer on top of the jug. Pour the 1 pint of warm water through the juicer to get more flavour.

Home Made lemonade 3

Home Made lemonade 4

Stir the jug thoroughly to dissolve as much sugar as possible. Place the jug in the fridge for 2 hours. Remove and add 2 pints of cold water. Stir again to dissolve any sugar crystals left.



Update: After drinking a little of this, we found it a little sharp as the lemons pictured, were very juicy. So we added another 2 oz (60g) of sugar. It all depends on your taste, so if you’re unsure, start with the amount of sugar specified and add more if needed.