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Thunderduck Mon 22-Jun-09 19:54:28

I purchased this book today,and I'd appreciate some suggestions on what I should cook/bake first.

I've made hokey pokey before, and the caramel croissant pudding, both of which were gorgeous,but I'd love to know which of the other recipes are worth making.

Thankyou in advance.

pecanpie Mon 22-Jun-09 20:08:54

flourless chocolate brownie - yum!

traceybath Mon 22-Jun-09 20:10:55

Popular ones in my house are:

- curry in a hurry and variations of
- blackberry crisp but do add a splodge of golden syrup to it
- the apple tart - i add a little cinammon

Juwesm Mon 22-Jun-09 20:11:12

I practically live on the Breakfast Bars.

DarrellRivers Mon 22-Jun-09 20:12:22

The cherry cheesecake is to die for
And the quesadillas are lovely and really tasty, suprisingly more than the sum of the individual parts
favourite rivers saturday lunch now smile

claricebeansmum Mon 22-Jun-09 20:13:12

The goujons are great and freeze well - but label clearly. They tend to look like breadcrumbs but don't have quite the right effect when added to the onion sauce on Chistmas Day....

Also the nectarine and blueberry tart is dead easy and very impressive.

Chicken noodle soup for needy people also a winner

shoofly Mon 22-Jun-09 20:15:01

banana and butterscotch muffins are good - my sister sent me the butterscotch chips form states, but I've also made them with white choc and plain choc chips, - yummy. The pear and ginger muffins are good too, and the rocky road and the choc chip cookies and the breakfast bars. We also eat the lamb ragu recipe, chicken cacciatora and the burgers on a regular basis- For the burgers I fry an onion and let it cool instead of the onion mush - Love this book - Good luck

janeite Mon 22-Jun-09 20:15:32

Blackberry crisp is fab - and is good with other fruit too. I often do it with a bag of frozen berries that I just blitz in the microwave for a few minutes first. In fact, I don't do it at all - dd2 makes it.

DarrellRivers Mon 22-Jun-09 20:16:13

am saving this thread as haven't cooked anything new from it in a while

fishie Mon 22-Jun-09 20:16:14

mini meatloaves, i have made them with all sorts of things, bulgar wheat insteads of oats, turkey mince etc. i also tend to use a bit less sausage to make them not so fatty.

and i am addicted to the gammon with parsley and vinegar.

dinkystinky Mon 22-Jun-09 20:20:26

The pear and ginger muffins are great - the lamb ragu, chicken cacciatore, minestrone and coq au riesling are all avourites in our house too.

Juwesm Mon 22-Jun-09 20:36:56

Ooh, yes, I second Darrell's cherry cheescake and quesadillas.

RatherBe Tue 23-Jun-09 10:22:13

We have the Thai curry regularly and the pea and pesto soup is good too.

janeite Tue 23-Jun-09 19:50:06

Has anybody made the potato and mushroom gratin? I quite fancy that.

janeite Tue 23-Jun-09 19:51:16

Or the cheddar risotto?

blondissimo Tue 23-Jun-09 19:55:11

The quick chilli is soooo easy and quick to make - we have it all the time and you can have it on a jacket/with rice/wedges/nachos etc yumsmile

poppy34 Tue 23-Jun-09 19:58:19

I am going to get it back down as you lot have inspired me

grendel Tue 23-Jun-09 23:21:48

Instant chocolate mousse is very popular here as is the pear and chocolate pudding. Also the caramel croissant thingy.

Perhaps it time I tried something savoury?

expatinscotland Tue 23-Jun-09 23:37:47

i want this book.

anyone got one they want to sell on the cheap?

andiem Tue 23-Jun-09 23:40:42

we have the potato mushroom gratin at least once a week it is so easy
I love this book

SomeGuy Wed 24-Jun-09 00:31:59

I am a sucker for cookery books. Have this one. Never touch any of them. All my recipes come off the internet.

It seems easier to google what you have in the fridge than to buy stuff to fit in with a recipe in a book.

janeite Wed 24-Jun-09 16:24:38

Thanks Andiem (am picturing Dorothy calling Auntie Em... is that right?). Will try it.

andiem Thu 25-Jun-09 21:19:14

yes it is my favourite film grin
[clicks red shoes and goes home]

charitygirl Thu 25-Jun-09 21:27:42

The rocky road is lush. And the turkey and dill thing is lovely with the piquant broccoli. And the poussin is such a nifty, easy idea.

blondissimo Thu 25-Jun-09 21:43:51

Made the breakfast bars today and although they taste nice, I must have done something wrong as they are a bit sticky. Less like bars....more like oaty goohmm............

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