Chunky vegetable & Fennel Goulash with Dumplings

Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs, weighing about 450 g/1 lb2 tbsp sunflower oil1 large onion peeled and sliced1 ½ tsp paprika1 tsp plain flour300 ml ½ pints vegetable stock400 can chopped tomatoes450 g/1 lb potatoes peeled and cut into 2.5 cm 1 inch chunks125 g/4 oz small button mushrooms (optional)Salt and freshly ground black pepper For…

Apple and sour cream crumble muffins..

Two-thirds of the cooking apples in this recipe are chopped and baked in the muffin batter. The remaining apples are sliced and coated in a sweet almond crumble, which makes a delicious crunchy texture for the muffin top. I choose to use sunflower by liquidising until crumbly instead of the almonds due to nuts allergies….

Orange Poppy Seed Cakes..

These muffins look attractive on the tea table when baked in large muffin cups without paper cases so the poppy-seed flecked sides are visible. To serve, break open and spread with butter and marmalade. Store without icing in an airtight container for three days. Ingredients.. 275g/10oz/2 ½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour150g/5oz/3/4 cup castor (superfine) sugar15ml/1…

Sticky gingerbread

Ingredients 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 10ml/2 tsp ground ginger 5ml/1 tsp mixed (apple pie) spice Pinch of salt 2 pieces preserved stem ginger, drained and chopped 115g/4oz/1/2 cup vegan butter 115g/4oz ½ cup dark muscovado (molasses) sugar, 275g/10oz/scant 1 cup black treacle (molasses) 2 vegan eggs beaten 2.5ml/1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 30ml/2 tbsp vegan…

Lemon drizzle cake..

Wonderful moist and lemony, this cake is a favourite at coffee morning and afternoon tea. A lemon and sugar syrup is poured over the cooked cake and allowed to soak through, so that the whole cake is sweet and tangy. Store in a airtight container for up to five days. Ingredients.. Finely grated rind of…

Rock buns..

These old-fashioned favourites are perfect fun in the kitchen and provide a great introduction to baking, as the mixture can be formed into little balls-great for hands-on kids’ Cooking. As rock buns are not a rich mixture, they are best eaten on the day they are baked. Ingredients.. 225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 1.5ml/1/4 tsp…

Apple pie..

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative or fatty or sugary desert, stewed apples make an excellent option. Easy to prepare, stewed apples work well as a slightly sweet topping or as a fruit compote. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, the average. Adult should half fill their plate of each meal with fruits…