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Have any of you got any good recipes to share?

I know we've seen a few success (and disaster!) stories shared here and there, so feel free to pop any here that we can all have a go at!
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May I respectfully suggest avoiding @Astra LeMort hubby's spaghetti bolognese. :?
I'd love to stay and chat...........but.
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@Peregrine Trousers that would be very wise :mrgreen:
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Tuscany Beef (serves 4)

2lb diced steak (I use rump, but braising/stewing is fine)
3/4 pint of red wine
2 tablespoons tomato puree
Garlic and rosemary (optional)

Toss the beef in seasoned flour and brown in a frying pan* (add the garlic and rosemary here if using)
Deglaze the pan with the red wine*
Stir in the tomato puree.
Chuck everything into a casserole dish, and cook in a low oven (gas mark 3) until done. Or can be done in a slow cooker.

*Don't skip these stages - it's what produces the lovely rich red sauce.

My favourite recipe - it's very easy, has only a few ingredients and the end result looks and tastes great.
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^^ That sounds amazing, right up my street!
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^^It does sound very nice.
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Pesto pasta is one of my favourite quick recipes. Olive oil, pine nuts garlic and basil mulched in a blender and added to cooked spaghetti to heat through. Small squares of crispy fried bacon to add a bit of crunch, and accompanied by some garlic bread. Mrs P does that one to perfection to be fair.
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This is all making me very hungry!
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Here's one to try :)

5 oz very strong wholemeal bread flour
4 oz sugar (can mix but no more than half demarara)
2 lev tsp baking powder
3 or 4 tsp mild curry powder
2 eggs
(can do less sugar or curry powder if desired)

Add sunflower (or light olive) oil until the consistency is like mortar and then split it into two, each half neatly fits the foil dish off a supermarket quiche (16cm across 2cm deep)
Shove in the oven for 20-25 mins at 200.

Excellent with custard.
For this I usually make a mug of instant custard (if I remembered this correctly, it's on a bit of card in the cupboard somewhere) - heaped teaspoon of custard powder, heaped teaspoon of powdered milk, heaped teaspoon of sugar, bit of water to make the paste, then add boiling water (quickly) and immediately stir, should almost-set within moments.
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Peregrine Trousers wrote: Pesto pasta is one of my favourite quick recipes. Olive oil, pine nuts garlic and basil mulched in a blender and added to cooked spaghetti to heat through. Small squares of crispy fried bacon to add a bit of crunch, and accompanied by some garlic bread. Mrs P does that one to perfection to be fair.
I do a vegetarian version with Parmesan and green beans or peas instead of the bacon. We have grown our own Basil this year with success thanks to the hot weather.
NB When I say 'we' I mean my wife I don't do gardening.
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