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    Rock Cakes

    These may look like rocks, but they don’t taste like them. This is the first ever recipe my great-grandmother, taught me. Easy Peasy! Ingredients 200g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 100g butter or margarine 85g sugar 100g of sultanas or mixed dried fruit 2 eggs beaten Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk sugar for sprinkling 1 cup of icing sugar with 2 tablespoons of water added for a dropping texture Method Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Sieve flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add the cubed butter or margarine and mix into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. I use…

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    Low Fat Chilli Beef

    Ingredients:  3 cloves of garlic crushed Low cal fry light Pinch of chilli flakes Quarter teaspoon of pepper Half a teaspoon of sugar Tablespoon light soy sauce 1 Teaspoon of chilli bean paste 4 leaves if pak choi Rump or sirloin steak for 2 people. Or adjust accordingly. Sliced thin. 1 tablespoon of shaosing rice wine or dry sherry Method: In a bowl make a marinade for the beef. Add the garlic, chilli flakes, pepper, sugar, light soy sauce and chilli bean sauce. Next add the beef, mix and leave for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, put the rice on to boil for 10 minutes. Spray the wok or frying pan…

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    Low Fat Pastrami Wrap

    I’ve been dieting for a couple of months now and I’m always trying to make new food stuffs to relieve the boredom. I came across this tasty wrap idea the other day, adapted it a little, and enjoy it immensely. Even my 14 year-old picky eater child likes it, so it must be good. If you’re losing weight this is low calorific, and if you’re not it has top marks for taste bud stimulation, so you could have 3. It has a fresh spicy taste. The plate does contain a scotch egg, which of course is optional. It was my son’s plate.   You will need: 1 wholegrain wrap or…

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    Spicy Prawns with Noodles/1&1/2 Syns with Slimming World

          This is virtually Syn free so you can eat as much of it as you like, and you’ll want to because it’s great. Even if you’re not following the Slimming World diet, it is still very low in calories, apart from the noodles. Try and buy the nearest to these ingredients as you can on the left.       Ingredients: 2 cups of frozen prawns, thawed 2 spring onions 1 packet of noodles per person. One of my boys prefers his with rice 3 large mushrooms 1 pepper green or yellow No calorie fry light spray 2 or 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. I used light,…

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    Sandwich

    John Montagu. 4th Earl of Sandwich This guy to the right is John Montagu, who made the sandwich popular. It is said that around 1762 he asked for two slices of bread with meat in the middle, therefore making the term popular and also the concept of eating ingredients between two slices of bread. Do you like eating sandwiches? I love them. I was working in a primary school yesterday, and we were having a little discussion whilst making pizzas with playdough, about what was our favourite sandwiches. Many answers were along the lines of jam, cheese, ham, butter. Nothing fancy, but nice all the same. Then it made me…

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    Chocolate Cake with Grated Twix

    This cake is really nice and the use of 3 eggs gives it an excellent rise. I grated a Twix (a two finger chocolate bar) on mine, which works really well because you have the chocolate, biscuit and caramel in shards on the top, however this is not necessary and you can put anything on top, but try not to grate your fingertips as this will detract from the taste. I am very careless with a grater! Ingredients: 7 oz self raising flour 5 and half oz sugar 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 3 eggs 100 ml milk 100 ml vegetable oil Butter Icing: 4…