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Old Fashioned Comfort Food
Sat 6-Dec-14
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eileen54
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There has not been a lot of recipes going on here lately and winter is fully upon us now, so I thought I would start this thread and share some the old fashioned recipes I have collected over the years.

Bacon and Bean stew

200g dried haricot beans

1 chopped onion

400g of cubed belly pork

400g tomatoes

2 tbls of tomato puree

2 tbls of black treacle

vegetable stock

soak beans overnight , drain rinse and cook until tender.

fry onion and put in a casserole

fry pork until golden and put in the casserole

add tomatoes

tip beans into frying pan to deglaze pan pour into the casserole

pour in enough stock to barely cover

add treacle and tomato puree cook at 160deg for 1 hour.

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Sat 6-Dec-14
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Great idea, Eileen.

That sounds similar to something I used to make years ago.....don't know why I stopped, really.  Must do it again!

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Sat 6-Dec-14
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Here's one for an old-fashioned pud, updated and very quick to prepare and cook.  I did this when we had Mum and Sis staying:-

Microwave sponge pudding

Make up a standard sponge mix - you know, 4, 4, 4 and 2 (or 100g in new money lol).  Put 2 tbsp. of golden syrup, jam, marmalade or lemon curd in the bottom of a microwaveable bowl, put the sponge mix on top (use a deep bowl that the sponge mix will half fill).  Cover the bowl (I use an upturned plate) and microwave for between 3 and 5 minutes.....depends on the power of your microwave, do it until sponge is firm.  Leave to stand for a minute, run a knife around the inside and turn out onto a serving dish....it should plop out easily.  Serve with cream, custard or ice cream.  Serves 4.

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Sun 7-Dec-14
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Hollygog pudding

115g butter

125g flour

4tbs golden syrup

water

300ml milk

pinch of salt

more butter

sift flour and salt into a bowl, rub in butter to form a dough with water

roll out to a rectangle 1/4 inch thick

smear syrup across the dough and roll up

place in a buttered dish and pour over the milk

dot with butter and bake 200deg 30 to 40 mins.

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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Thought that this one would go with the season

Braised red cabbage with cranberry and port

300g red cabbage sliced

100g red onion sliced

100g dried cranberries

200g apples sliced

50g raisins

200ml port

cinnamon stick

70g redcurrant jelly

salt and pepper

sweat onion for 5 mins then add cabbage and cook for 10mins

add cinnamon and jelly, then sliced apples and port cook for 10mins

add the remaining ingredients and cook for 20 mins or until cabbage is soft.

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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Apple , plum and hazelnut crumble

900g apples peeled and diced

4 plums stoned and cut into 8 pieces each

100g brown sugar

100ml apple juice

100g plain flour

50g butter cubed

30 g chopped hazelnuts

put apples , 75g sugar, plums and apple juice in a pan and simmer for 8 mins

preheat the oven to 200deg

divide apples between 6 ramekins

rub butter into the flour , add the rest of the sugar and hazelnuts , sprinkle over the fruit

bake about 15 mins

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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I think when my mum made these she put it in a pudding cloth and boiled it instead of steaming

clootie dumplings

225g sr flour

1 teasp each of ground cinnamon, ginger and mixed spice

225 g light brown sugar

110g suet

225 g raisins, sultanas,and currants mixed

225ml milk

mix dry ingredients together

mix to a soft consistency with milk + whisky or brandy ( it has this in the istructions but not in the ingredient list so I suppose the alcohol is optional )

put in a 11/2 litre bowl cover and steam for 3 hours

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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cumberland sauce

225g redcurrant jelly

large glass of port

zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange

pinch cayenne pepper

dash of worcestershire sauce

heat jelly until boiling

cook until jelly is reduced by a third

cook a little longer

pour into sterilised jars

store in fridge

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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That braised red cabbage sounds good.....don't think I'd put raisins in it though, just my personal preference.

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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Eileen, to answer your thoughts about this new thread - it is one of those that , immediately after reading, disappears from my list. So, although I'm interested in this, I keep losing it. I might also say that it is quite difficult to find again, too!

In the crumble recipe, I am a fan of pecans - so I'd like the topping with pecans instead, but of course that's my favourite!! smile

If anyone has tried the banana crater bread recipe from Veronica, I made it last week, and that brown sugar and cinnamon mix on top goes everso slightly gooey, it is wonderful! ok

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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Oh, and by the way, in the banana crater bread recipe I added the cinnamon to the cake-y part, too, so it came out quite dark, but flavour-wise - luvverly! (It was unintentional, but turned out okay!) laugh

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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Yes, this thread keeps disappearing for me, too......most annoying yell

Val, I've just looked at that banana crater bread......oh my goodness, it does look yummy, but a total of 420g of sugar! eeekI guess you could make it with less, well, for the base part anyway, particularly as bananas are so sweet in any case.

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Mon 8-Dec-14
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Yes, keeps disappearing even though I tried to 'pin it' twice!

To  find it again, go to 'Select Forum' and click on 'Main course', it is at the top of the list there.

I'll try that again!

Mon 8-Dec-14
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Sue, Veronica says that she thought it a lot of sugar, but made it anyway.

However, like your thoughts, I cut down on the sugar, and I did find mine a little too sweet, so heaven knows what it would be like with all of it in the recipe! smile

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I might give it a go with quite a lot less sugar, then.

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