• 35 mins
  • 10
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Ingredients

  • 350g McDougalls Sponge Mix
  • 2 Medium bananas, mashed
  • 140ml Orange juice

Method

  1. Place the orange juice into a mixing bowl and add the McDougalls Sponge Mix and the mashed banana.
  2. Select the whisk attachment and mix on a slow speed for 1 minute.
  3. Scrape down.
  4. Mix for a further 4 minutes on medium speed, to produce a smooth batter.
  5. Transfer to a greased and lined 900g (2lb) loaf tin.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven 170°C / 375°F / gas mark 5 for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden and well risen.
  7. Serve cold in slices or warm with Bird’s Custard.
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Ingredients

150g McDougalls Jelly Crystals

300g Boiling water

400g Cold water

Method

  1. Choose your flavours!
  2. Dissolve the McDougalls Jelly Crystals in a bowl with the boiling water.
  3. Add the cold water and mix.
  4. Pour into suitable moulds and freeze overnight.
  5. Serve as required.
  • 65 mins
  • 10
  • Main, On the Go, Starter
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Ingredients

500g brown rice

40g Essential Cuisine Aromatic Base

16g Essential Cuisine Light Veg Stock Mix

2 ltrs water

1kg firm tofu, diced

 

MARINADE FOR TOFU

1 bunch spring onion, finely sliced

1 bunch coriander, finely chopped

6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

30g ginger paste

20g toasted sesame seeds

100g gluten free soy sauce

50g sesame oil

45g honey

5g chilli flakes

 

CITRUS DRESSING

45g rice wine vinegar

100g mirin

100g gluten free soy sauce

100g orange juice

45g fresh lime juice

10g Essential Cuisine Aromatic Base

 

GARNISH

200g cucumber, sliced

150g shredded red cabbage

5 avocados – peeled, halved and sliced

150g edamame beans, peeled

150g beetroot, sliced

Method

  1. To a large pan add the water, Essential Cuisine Aromatic Base & Essential Cuisine Light Veg Stock Mix & bring to the boil
  2. When boiling, add the rice and cook for around 45 minutes or until cooked. Once cooked, drain and chill
  3. Place the diced tofu in a bowl. Add spring onions, garlic, ginger and sesame seeds
  4. Mix sesame oil, soy sauce and honey in a small bowl, then very gently mix with the tofu to coat evenly
  5. Make the citrus dressing, combining all the ingredients in a small bowl
  6. Assemble bowls – divide rice among ten bowls, then the rest of the garnishes
  7. Spoon the citrus dressing over the veggies and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chilli flakes
  8. Serve with chop sticks and Sriracha
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Ingredients

2 tins of lentils

2 tins of kidney beans

1 can of sweet corn

1 can of cannellini beans

large handful of dried apricots – chopped

bunch of spring onions – chopped

bunch of coriander – chopped

2 courgettes – finely chopped

1 tablespoon of olive oil

 

For the dressing

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

Method

  1. Drain and rinse the tins of beans and corn, and pile them all into a large salad bowl.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan, and add the spring onions and courgettes and fry until just softened for about 5 minutes and combine with the beans. Add the chopped coriander and apricots to the beans and vegetables.
  3. Mix the dressing ingredients: the remaining olive oil (2 tablespoons), balsamic vinegar and garlic in a screw topped jar and shake well to combine and toss into the beans and vegetables.
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Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 large fennel bulb, trimmed, cored and thinly sliced, fronds reserved

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 cinnamon stick

350ml vegetable stock, made with 1 stock cube

4 courgettes, trimmed and cut into 4cm chunks

100g pitted green olives in brine, drained and halved

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve

2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander, plus extra to serve

200g couscous

2 preserved lemons in brine, drained, halved and finely chopped

Juice of ½ lemon

Method

  1. Mist a large flameproof casserole or tagine dish with cooking spray and set over a medium heat. Add the onion and fennel and cook, covered, for 10-12 minutes until soft, then stir in the garlic and all of the spices and cook for another minute. Stir in the stock, courgettes and olives and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick. Season to taste, then stir in the fresh herbs.
  2. Meanwhile, put the couscous and preserved lemons in a large bowl and pour over 250ml boiling water from the kettle. Cover with clingfilm, then set aside for 5 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff up the grains with a fork, then stir through the lemon juice and season to taste.
  3. Serve the lemon couscous topped with the tagine and garnished with the extra parsley and coriander, and the reserved fennel fronds. The tagine can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months. 6 SmartPoints value per serving A delicious Moroccan-style dish that features a medley of green veg and herbs. Cook’s tip If you can’t find preserved lemons, you can use the finely grated zest of 1 lemon instead. The SmartPoints will remain the same.
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Ingredients

2 medium courgettes

2 tbsp self-raising flour

40g Pamesan cheese

1 tbsp olive oil

salt / seasoning

Method

  1. Grate the courgette and the Parmesan cheese and combine with the flour. Shape into fritters. Cook for 203 minutes in a non-stick frying pan with a little olive oil until golden brown.
  2. There are many recipes and you can use egg or breadcrumbs to bind them. Add herbs or finely chopped onion for added flavour or switch the Parmesan for feta!
  3. Great for dipping in humous or crème fraîche.
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Ingredients

65g        soft bap mix

40ml      water for bap mix

260g      apple one red and one green

40g        soft brown sugar

40ml      cream

40g        butter

50ml      syrup

50g        castor sugar

10g        sugar

1g           cinnamon

20ml      lemon juice

50ml      water for apples

Method

  1. Make up soft bap mix, leave in a warm place. For 20 minutes
  2. Make toffee sauce by heating butter, sugar and cream – allow to cool
  3. Line a tin with parchment x 2 – one with sugar and cinnamon mix ready for dough balls
  4. Make cinder toffee, by heating syrup and sugar to 150 – add bicarb and whisk, pour onto lined tin.
  5. Diced one apple into squares, slice the other and leave all in lemon juice and water
  6. Sweat diced apple lightly – leave till needed
  7. Knock back dough, and roll into 4 balls – place in oiled cupcake case – (this makes it easier to transfer into fryer).
  8. Heat deep fat fryer to 160
  9. Once balls have grown, fry for two minutes each side
  10. Place dough balls in to sugar and cinnamon, roll around until coated.
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Ingredients

320g      Large chicken breast – skin on x 2

150ml   boiling water for stuffing

56g        sage and onion stuffing

500g      potato

300g      butternut squash

120g      peas

200g      carrots

100ml    beetroot juice

20g        horseradish

20g        The Best chicken gravy

10g        chicken bouillon

8g           McDougalls thickening granules

10g        Paprika

15g        salt

5g           pepper

40g        butter for mash

 

Method

  1. Skin chicken, place skin on parchment on baking tray, season skin and place more parchment and another tray on top.
  2. Cook at 180 for 15 minutes, remove top tray and bake again for 10 minutes.
  3. Place chicken in tin, season, add some chicken stock. Cook for 25 minutes at 180 basting occasionally, dust with paprika on final baste.
  4. Make up stuffing, roll into balls and bake for 12mins.
  5. Peel potatoes, butternut squash and carrots.
  6. Boil potatoes, once boiling add butternut squash after five minutes.
  7. Make sauce by heating up beetroot juice and horseradish, add thickening granules, heat until dissolved.
  8. Cook carrots, when tender add peas.
  9. Mash potatoes and butternut with butter – season.
  10. Make up best of gravy, with boiling water until desired consistency reached.
  11. Cut chicken crackling and portion chicken up.
  12. Pipe mash on to plate. Assemble the rest of the dish.
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Ingredients

120g      fresh apples

1g           cinnamon

25g        sugar

2ml        vanilla extract

10g        ginger

80g        strawberries

100g      mixed berries frozen

200g      McDougalls crumble mix

30g        corn flour

320ml    semi skimmed milk

2g           ginger

Method

  1. Turn oven to 180c
  2. Wash and finely slice strawberries and apples
  3. In a pan place strawberries, mixed berries and water and bring to boil
  4. Reduce heat, add ginger, stir and let simmer for 10mins
  5. In a bowl measure out and follow instructions for McDougalls crumble mix
  6. Measure out corn flour and milk and vanilla
  7. In a square baking tin place baking paper
  8. Drain berry mix and marinade apple slices in cinnamon
  9. Assemble crumble and place another baking tin on top heavy enough to compress it
  10. Place in oven for 25-35 minutes
  11. Remove top baking tin and place crumble back in oven until top becomes golden
  12. Remove and serve with berry mix, fresh strawberry slices and vanilla sauce
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Ingredients

320g      chicken breast

3g           Cajun spice

300g      chopped tomato

220g      basmati rice

60g        cauliflower

60g        cabbage

60g        carrots

25g        red onion

25g        white onion

2g           fresh garlic

20g        spring onion

50g        fresh peppers

2g           vegetable bouillon

20g        lime

2g           coriander

160g      Hovis Best of Both

5g           tomato  paste

1g           white pepper

40g        yoghurt

15ml      vinegar

5ml        vegetable oil

12           skewers

2g           chilli powder

 

Method

  1. • Set oven temperature to 180 & turn on char grill
  2. • Wash and grate vegetables for coleslaw
  3. • Finely chop onion and garlic and sweat off in a pan with oil
  4. • Add tomato paste and chilli powder & stir
  5. • Add tinned tomatoes, veg bouillon and water
  6. • Continue to stir and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat
  7. • Wash and cook rice for 20-30 minutes on medium heat
  8. • Slice chicken breast into thin fillets (aim to get 4-5 pieces per breast)
  9. • Marinate in Cajun seasoning and splash of oil
  10. • Skewer chicken (one fillet at a time)
  11. • Place skewers on grill and char mark both sides (1 minutes at a time)
  12. • Prepare cauliflower into florets (rub with black pepper & oil)
  13. • Place cauliflower in steamer for 7-10 minutes
  14. • Using Hovis Best of Both (make the dough for the pitta bread)
  15. • Roll dough into four round dough balls
  16. • hot pan place one flat bread at a time cooking for two mins on each side. (flip until cooked and golden on both sides)
  17. • Roast cauliflower for 10-15minutes in oven (until golden brown)
  18. • Place chicken in oven for 12-18 minutes
  19. • In a ramekin add small amount of tomato sauce for side dipping
  20. • Stir rice into the spicy tomato sauce and add herbs
  21. • Mix slaw mix with lime juice and vinegar and season with black white pepper
  22. • In a bowl add yoghurt and Cajun spice mix and place in ramekin
  23. • Slice peppers into thin strips for garnishing • thinly red onion and limes into wedges for decoration •
  24. Assemble on plates and serve
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Ingredients

200g      McDougalls Brownie Mix

50g        Cooked beetroot

60ml      Water

40g        McDougalls Crumble Mix

120g      Frozen Banana

80ml      Fat free vanilla yoghurt

25           Fresh raspberries

80g        Frozen raspberries

1g           Fresh mint leaves

6ml        Honey

3g           Icing sugar

2g           McDougalls Thickening granules

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180
  2. Place 60g of yoghurt into the freezer.
  3. Put the cooked beetroot, 10ml of water and brownie mix into a blender and wizz until it becomes a thick paste.
  4. Using a non-stick cupcake pan (I use a silicon one) Divide the brownie mix equally into 4 and bake for 10-15 minutes, the brownies should have a crusty top but still feel soft to touch. Set aside to cool.
  5. Spread the crumble mix out on a baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes until dark golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  6. Put the frozen raspberries, honey and 50ml of water into a pan and place on a medium heat on the hob, cook until the mixture reduces and thickens slightly. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Add the thickening granules and stir for a further 2 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
  7. Once cooled, pass the raspberry mix through a sieve, throw away the seeds. Put just over 1/3 of the coulis into a separate bowl and mix in 20g of the yoghurt. Pour into 2 sauce bottles and set aside
  8. In a blender, put the frozen banana and 60g of vanilla yoghurt and blend until smooth, mix in the cooled crumble and return to the freezer.
  9. Remove the brownies from the mould by running a knife around the edge and gently ease them out, dust with icing sugar.
  10. To plate - Diagonally across the middle of the plate, dot 8 dots, (4 raspberry, 4 vanilla) of the coulis’s alternating between the two, then using a chopstick and starting at the top of the line drag it down the centre to create a “heart” pattern. Place the brownie in the bottom left corner and top with 2 fresh raspberries and a mint leaf, scoop out a ball of ice cream and place in a small bowl in the opposite corner to the brownie.
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Ingredients

170g      Braising steak

25g        Onion

50g        Carrot

6g           Garlic

7g           Beef boullion

2g           Fresh thyme

1             Bay leaf

1             Egg

110g      McDougalls plain flour

20ml      Olive oil

5ml        Semi skimmed milk

125g      Cherry tomatoes

4g           Fresh Basil

20g        Parmesan cheese

20g        Butter

115g      Spinach

60ml      Balsamic Vinegar

5g           Pea shoots

7ml        Honey

100g      Soya Beans

6g           McDougalls thickening granules

 

Method

  1. Heat an electric pressure cooker on high, add the beef to the hot pan and seal each side for about 40 seconds, alternatively you can do this with a hot pan on a hob.
  2. Finely dice the carrot and onion and add to the pressure cooker, along with the thyme, bay leaf and 3g garlic (I use a garlic press and just squeeze it directly into the pan, if you do not have one, just finely chop)
  3. Add the bouillon to 190ml of hot water, stir until fully dissolved and add to the pan.
  4. Cook on high for 35 minutes.
  5. While the filling is cooking make the pasta and prepare the sauce.
  6. Add the egg, 100g flour (keeping 10g for flouring surface, pasta machine and fingers) and 7ml olive oil to a food processor and pulse until a breadcrumb texture is achieved.
  7. Tip the mix onto a lightly floured surface and bring together to form a dough, knead for 2-3 minutes until smooth and elastic. Roll into a ball and wrap in cling film and put into the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  8. Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters, finely chop the basil and set aside.
  9. Once the pressure cooker has finished cooking pour the meat filling into a pan, using 2 forks shred the beef, then put the pan onto a hob on a medium-high heat, once the mixture is bubbling add 4g of thickening granules and cook until the mixtures thickens and no liquid remains. Remove from heat and set aside.
  10. Grate the parmesan and take out 5g for plating, on a non-stick baking sheet, share the remaining cheese between 4 equal piles, pat down slightly and bake for 4-7 minutes in an oven at 180 until golden brown, set aside to cool.
  11. Add the balsamic and honey to a pan on a high heat, once they reach a rolling boil, reduce the heat and add 2g thickening granules and simmer until thickened, remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  12. Take the pasta from the fridge and remove the cling film. Flatten the ball with a rolling pin and lightly flour the pasta machine.
  13. Starting on the widest setting feed the pasta through the machine, holding the dough as it comes out. Turn the machine down a setting each time until you reach the thinnest setting. Place the dough in between layers of cling film to prevent it drying out.
  14. Cut 24 circles from the dough, using a 6cm cutter, if you can’t cut enough circles out of the dough, roll the excess back into a ball and repeat stage 11. Remember to flour the machine sporadically to prevent sticking.
  15. Lightly brush around the edge with milk, place about a teaspoon of meat filling in one half of the circle, fold the other half and press to seal, bring the 2 corners together to create a ring and pinch to seal. Repeat until all the tortellini is made.
  16. Fill a medium pan with hot water and put on the hob on a high heat to boil, once boiling, reduce heat to medium and add half the tortellini. Once they are floating remove, check they are above 75 degrees and remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm, repeat with the second half.
  17. For the sauce . Heat 14ml of olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat, squeeze in the garlic (again I use a garlic press but if you don’t have one just finely chop and add) fry for 1-2 minutes then add the cherry tomatoes and basil and cook for a further 2 minutes stirring continuously. Set aside. In a separate pan on a medium heat add butter and once melted add the soya beans and stir them around for about 2 mintues, add a splash of water and the spinach, cook until the spinach is wilted and set aside. Put the tortellini into the tomato sauce with a few tablespoons of the pasta water and gently mix so all the tortellini is coated.
  18. To plate. Place the spinach and soya beans in the centre of the plate, using tongs pick out the tortellini and place around the spinach then spoon the tomatoes into the centre to sit on top of the spinach. Place the parmesan crisp standing up in the centre of the tomatoes. Drizzle the balsamic around the edge of the plate and sprinkle the remaining grated parmesan over the pasta. place the pea shoots on top of the pasta to finish.
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Ingredients

 

  • 1 Polarbröd Soft Thin Bread XL
  • 70 g avocado, fresh or thawed from frozen
  • 6 g lemon juice
  • 60 g cream cheese
  • 15 g horseradish, grated
  • 70 g tofu, preferably firm
  • 70 g bell pepper, preferably red
  • 10 g dill, fresh or thawed from frozen
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. If using fresh avocado, peel and pit it. Cut the avocado into pieces about 10 mm in diameter. Gently toss the avocado in the lemon juice and place it on a paper towel to drain.
  2. Mix the cheese with the horseradish, add salt and pepper to taste. Spread the mix on the bread, making sure to cover it completely.
  3. Cut the tofu into cubes of the same size as the avocado. Chop the bell pepper into smaller pieces.
  4. Place the avocado, tofu, bell pepper and dill on the thin bread, preferably in rows so that there is space between the different ingredients. This will make the sliced Mini Rolls look nicer.
  5. Sprinkle the surface with a little salt and pepper. Roll it tightly together lengthwise and wrap it in plastic.
  6. Store the sandwich roll in the refrigerator until serving. When serving, decorate with small pieces of fresh dill and bell pepper.
  7. Preparation tip! To make a vegan variant, substitute vegan cheese (spreadable) or vegan mayonnaise for the soft cheese.
  • 1hr 15min
  • 120 portions
  • Dessert
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Ingredients

• 6kg Country Range Sponge & Pudding Mix
• 6ltr Country Range UHT Dairy Whipping Cream
• 750g Country Range Instant Coffee Granules
• 200g granulated sugar
• 10ml lemon juice
• 50ml vanilla essence
• Country Range Cocoa Powder for dusting

Method

  1. Make up the sponge and pudding mix and pour into a large flat tray so that it is one inch deep. Bake in the oven (180°C) very flat for 50 minutes.
  2. Add the lemon juice and vanilla essence to the whipping cream and whip it up until it is stiff and forms peaks.
  3. Make up the hot coffee in a jug and add the sugar. Pour it over the sponge until it is completely soaked.
  4. Smooth the cream over the layer of coffee-soaked sponge.
  5. Add another layer of sponge then a second layer of cream.
  6. Before serving, dust with Country Range Cocoa Powder.
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Ingredients

125ml rosé wine
25ml elderflower cordial
7 raspberries

Method

  1. Blend all of the ingredient together with ice.
  2. Garnish with raspberries.
  • 2hr 20mins
  • 2-4 servings
  • Main
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Ingredients

Salt cure
• 75ml Country Range White Cooking Wine
• 75g coarse salt
• 75g caster sugar
• Zest of 1 lime
• Zest of 1 lemon
• Zest of 1 orange
Anchovy Emulsion
• Yolks of two Country Range Free Range
Medium Eggs
• 1 pinch Country Range Smoked Paprika
• 25ml Country Range White Wine Vinegar
• 15g smoked anchovies
• 75ml rapeseed oil
• 1 pinch saffron
Fish
• 1 side Dollaghan (Trout)
Bouillabaisse
• 2 Country Range Dried Bay Leaves
• 1 Country Range Whole Star Anise
• 1 tbsp Country Range Tomato Paste
• 2½ ltr fish stock, refined
• 1 brown crab
• 1 celery stick
• 1 carrot
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1/2 leek
• 1/2 onion
• 1/2 fennel bulb
• 20ml brandy
• 20ml sherry

Method

  1. Prepare the Dollaghan by de-boning the trout fillet, rinse under cold water and pat dry and leave to one side.
  2. Mix the dry cure ingredients, together and rub onto the trout fillet, wrap tightly in cling film and leave to cure for up to two hours.
  3. Add the brown crab to boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes or until cooked. Remove and refresh in cold water. Dissect the crab removing any crab meat and separating any waste.
  4. To prepare the bouillabaisse, sweat off the chopped onion, fennel, leek, garlic and celery for 6-7 minutes. Add the brandy and sherry and reduce, add in the fish stock, crab shells and crab meat, bay leaf, star anise, and tomato paste and reduce for 2 hours.
  5. Roast the tomatoes for 8-10 minutes, add to the bouillabaisse and reduce until a third of the liquid remains. Remove from the heat, purèe the mixture and pass through a fine sieve. When cool transfer into a plastic bottle and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. To make the anchovy emulsion, beat the egg yolk with the white wine vinegar until slightly thickened. Pour in the rapeseed oil very slowly, continually whisking until an emulsion is formed.
  7. Add the saffron, anchovies and smoked paprika and pulse in a blender until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve, transfer into a plastic bottle and chill.
  8. Wash off the Dollaghan under cold water, and pat dry. Rub with a little oil, and sear with a blow torch fr 1-2 minutes to finish.
  9. Portion the dollaghan. Present on a plate. Add some of the crab sauce, anchovy emulsion and herring roe then garnish with a sea purslane.
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Ingredients

For the Sandwiches:
400g Country Range Supreme Coronation Chicken Filling
300g Country Range Medium White Sliced Bread (crusts removed)
900ml Full fat milk
20g Vegi gel
Thickener (as needed)

For the Scones
6cm Plain Scone made with Country Range Scone Mix
140 g Single Cream
2 tbsp Seedless Raspberry Jam
Thickener as required
3 tbsp whipped Cream

For the Pudding
375g Country Range Plain Sponge (Baked)
200ml Ambrosia custard
50ml yoghurt
50ml Double Cream
250g Country Range Milk Chocolate Drops
300ml Ambrosia Custard
2 tbsp Seedless Raspberry Jam

Method

  1. Sandwiches: For the filling - Transfer the Country Range Supreme Coronation Chicken Filling to a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Check seasoning and, if required add food thickener.
  3. Sandwiches: For the bread - Heat the milk to 90°c, add the bread slices and blend to a smooth purée. Add vegi gel and cook for a further 2 minutes. Immediately pour the mixture onto a tray lined with cling film. Smooth out the mixture and set on the tray.
  4. When the bread mix is cold, pipe the filling mixture over half of the bread sheet. Fold the naked side over and cut into 15 finger sandwiches or triangles.
  5. Complete checks using IDDSI Framework Testing Methods for Level.
  6. Scones: Place the scones and cream into a food processor and blend to a crumb. Add cream, blend and complete checks using IDDSI Framework Testing Methods for Level 4. Add more cream if required.
  7. Add mixture into a piping bag and create small rounds 3cm in diameter
  8. Thicken jam with Thick and Easy, and pipe in a swirl over the scone.
  9. Pipe a small swirl of whipped cream on top of the jam.
  10. Pudding: Place sponge into a food blender and blend to a fine crumb. Add the custard to make a puree. Check list to ensure it passed, if there are any bits or it is not the correct consistency blend or adjust as needed. Place in a piping bag.
  11. Melt the milk chocolate over a hob or in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add double cream and whisk until well mixed and thickened. Place into a piping bag.
  12. Serve in clear glasses or bowls layering sponge, chocolate, custard adding a touch of jam onto the centre of the top custard layer
  13. Complete checks using IDDSI Framework Testing Methods for Level 4.
  • 25 mins
  • serves 2
  • Lunch, Main
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Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 courgette, sliced
200g tinned chopped tomatoes
125g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tsp dried thyme
150g pasta
12 large raw king prawns
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A few basil leaves
To serve: Parmesan (optional)

Method

  1. Heat half the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
  2. Fry the onion for 3 minutes, then add the garlic and courgette.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the chopped and cherry tomatoes and thyme and simmer for 8–10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile cook the pasta in boiling water according to the packet instructions. Drain and mix with the tomato mixture. Return the pan to a medium heat and add the remaining oil.
  5. When hot add the prawns, then season and fry, stirring for 2–3 minutes until they’re pink and cooked through.
  6. Put the pasta in a bowl, arrange the prawns on top, and scatter over the basil and Parmesan, if using.