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Lidl recipe challenge: are you ready to surprise them with your culinary creation? 5x£50 Lidl vouchers to be won! NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Oct-15 11:44:06

Lidl have asked us to find out Mumsnetters' favourite family-friendly recipes.

They'd like to see what great family-friendly recipes Mumsnetters can come up with when faced with an ingredients challenge. smile

Maybe you rate yourself as the best baker never to have appeared on GBBO, or perhaps your pasta sauces or casseroles are the stuff of local legend?

We'd like you to choose from one of two baskets of ingredients - sweet or savoury - all of which are available at Lidl, and then come up with a recipe you'd make using all (or most) of the ingredients in that basket.

You can add in any normal store cupboard staples too (within reason).

Sweet basket - Apples, Chocolate, Butter, Pastry, Eggs, Double cream

Savoury basket - Potatoes, Celery, Garlic, Chicken, Tomatoes, Double cream

Everyone who posts their recipe on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where 5 Mumsnetters will each win a £50 Lidl voucher.

thanks and good luck!

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G1veMeStrength Thu 08-Oct-15 15:16:55

I would slice the potatoes & onions and crush the garlic, layer them with grated cheese and cream and bake (ie kind of dauphinose style pots).

Chope celery into finger lengths, half tomatoes, stick in a dish with chicken on top (assuming thighs/breasts/pieces of some sort?) and a splash of white wine and stick that in the oven too.

Plus some frozen peas.

Followed by some Mr Choc ;)

BrandNewAndImproved Thu 08-Oct-15 15:20:38

I would make a creamy chicken soup.

Fry off chicken, garlic tomatoes and celery add the potatoes and boil for a couple of hours. Blend it all down and stir through cream.

nemno Thu 08-Oct-15 15:24:00


Eat the chocolate.
Stew the apples, mash and cool.
line a tart/flan tin with the pastry and blind bake but not till fully cooked.
Beat the eggs, mix with cream and apple mixture. Sweeten to taste. Add either a little nutmeg or cinnamon.
Bake till the filling is lightly set.

bigsnugglebunny Thu 08-Oct-15 18:20:31


Skin and chop the tomatoes, put them in the slow cooker with the chicken (breasts I hope!) squish up the garlic and add that along with finely sliced celery. Add a smidgen of mild chilli powder from the cupboard, or paprika instead if you have it.

Cook on low for 6 then shred the chicken with forks and add some cream. (Off the heat so it doesn't curdle)

Serve with the potatoes either mashed with plenty of butter, or as jacket spuds with the creamy shredded chicken as a topping.

Lulabellx1 Fri 09-Oct-15 12:55:15

Savoury basket - Potatoes, Celery, Garlic, Chicken, Tomatoes, Double cream

French Chicken served with Grilled tomatoes.

Fry the celery and garlic with a little onion and add the chicken. Turn to a low heat and add some chicken stock. Chop potatoes in to small cubes and add these and simmer for 18 minutes. Take off the heat and stir in two tablespoons of double cream to finish. Serve with the grilled tomatoes o the side. Yum!

jes73 Fri 09-Oct-15 14:22:25

Sweet - definitely. smile

Apple Pastry Pinwheels

Sweet basket - Apples, Chocolate, Butter, Pastry, Eggs, Double cream

Chope the apples
Use puff pastry for this.
Melt the chocolate and spread it on the pastry.
Add the chopped apples.
Fold over in a roll
Slice the pastry. They will resemble pin wheels.
Brush with beaten egg. Grease the baking tray with butter.
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
Serve warm with double cream

A perfect autumn warmer.

jes73 Fri 09-Oct-15 14:28:44

Obviously in the previous recipe I mean chop!! grin

PirateSmile Fri 09-Oct-15 14:35:50

Fry the chicken with an onion and then when browned, add the garlic.
In the meantime, slice the potatoes and boil in salted water.
Once the chicken is cooked, add the celery, soften for a few minutes then add the double cream and a chicken stock cube and simmer for a few minutes.
Place the chicken, cream etc into an oven proof dish.
Spread the cooked sliced potatoes on to the chicken and cream then add a few slices of the tomatoes on top of the potatoes.
Bake in a hot oven until golden.

TheSpottedZebra Fri 09-Oct-15 14:54:19

Sweet for me too. Apple and chocolate tarte tatin

Basket: apples, chocolate, butter, pastry, eggs, double cream

Peel and chop apples
Melt butter in oven and hob proof pan. Then add sugar and caramelise.
Put in apples, swish about briefly to cover all sides and leave cooking for a few mins.
Take off heat, and grate very dark chocolate over the apple/caramel mix.

Leave to cool a bit, then tuck rolled-out round of puff pasty over the mix, and place in oven.
While tatin cooks, make custard using the yolks of the eggs whisked with sugar and cornflour, and vanilla added. Pour into this the double cream, heated up, and whisk hard. Then pour the mix back into the cream saucepan, and whisk over a gentle heat.

superbfairywren Fri 09-Oct-15 15:08:40

Chop chicken, dice celery and garlic. Peel and boil potatoes then mash with cream.Peel and chop some of the tomatoes and just slice the remainder. fry celery and onions in some oil, add chicken and peeled tomatoes, plus some stock and herbs and spices if allowed, add some cream before removing from heat. Once thickened up, transfer to an oven dish and top with mashed potatoes and slices of tomatoes. Add seasoned breadcrumbs on top if allowed. Bake in oven until crispy on top.

pillowaddict Fri 09-Oct-15 16:17:58

Savoury - Par boil potatoes then place in a roasting dish with garlic, celery, tomatoes and salt/pepper and some dried herbs (italian mix or oregano) and olive oil (add thinly sliced onion if you have some)
Crush potatoes slightly with fork and roast until skin is crisp.
Rub salt and pepper into chicken and pan fry.
Make a sauce using the cream, by frying some garlic in butter, adding some flour and chicken stock and the cream, then serve over the chicken along with potatoes.

FlukeSkyeRunner Fri 09-Oct-15 16:19:07

Sweet basket - Apples, Chocolate, Butter, Pastry, Eggs, Double cream

I would make an egg custard tart with the pastry, egg and half of the double cream and a little milk to prevent the custard from becoming too rich, adding plenty of nutmeg. Then peel and cut the apples into smallish pieces, and zap in the microwave until soft (adding sugar if they are cooking apples). Melt the chocolate and stir in the remaining double cream to make a chocolate sauce. serve the egg custard tart cold with the stewed apples and chocolate sauce.

Savoury basket - Potatoes, Celery, Garlic, Chicken, Tomatoes, Double cream

Fry off the chicken, garlic and celery and an onion. Chop the potatoes and add. Finely chop the tomatoes and add, and add a good few table spoons of curry paste. Stir in a little double cream to taste.

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Fri 09-Oct-15 16:21:07

Id do a pasta sauce using fried off garlic, chicken and tomatoes sauce. Normally id add cheese for comfort but a slosh of cream would work well.
For DS I'd add it to pasta but DD's a funny old thing and would have it over potatoes instead!

hunhun007 Fri 09-Oct-15 18:08:09

Savoury basket - Potatoes, Celery, Garlic, Chicken, Tomatoes, Double cream

Cube the chicken.
Mash the garlic, add salt and fresh ground pepper, pinch of chilli powder and a dash of double cream creating a marinade.
Marinade the chicken for at least 30min.
Cut potatoes into wedges, add salt, pepper and a bit of oil olive or goose fat and put into roast.
Once almost ready add tomatoes cut in half), chopped celery and chopped peppers (if possible) and put back into the oven.
Preheat heavy bottom frying pan and fry the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
Serve with roasted potatoes and the rest of roasted veggies.

sharond101 Fri 09-Oct-15 18:15:23

Thinly slice the apples and poach in water for 5 minutes. Roll the pastry out into a long rectangle with 6cm, diameter and cut strips 10cm long. Place apple slices alon the top of the pastry and roll up into a flower shape. Brush with beaten egg and bake for 12 minutes at 200degrees.

purplepandas Fri 09-Oct-15 19:21:35

Savoury. Casserole with the chicken and veggies. Serve with hassleback potatoes. Cream is tricky but I would keep that back for dessert with a nice pie or crumble! Good hearty food.

ahbollocks Fri 09-Oct-15 19:21:50

Upside down apple tarte

Melt butter in a frying pan and add in 2 table spoons of sugar, watch closely and keep little ones a good distance while the butter caramelises
Add thinly sliced apples quickly, in a nice fan pattern.
Turn on oven at around 200 degrees.
Roll out pastry and carefully drape over the apples, trimming away the excess with a sharp knife.

Put the whole pan in the oven for 15 minutes.

In the mean time grate the chocolate.

Once the pastry is cooked, take the pan out of the oven and place a plate over the top.

Very quickly and very very carefully flip the pan over so the apples are facing up. You might want to cover your arm with a tea towel because the caramel is very hot!

Finally, sprinkle over your chocolate and enjoy warm with a generous spoonful of double cream!

Duggee Fri 09-Oct-15 21:16:27


Press the pastry into a tart tin or dish. Line with baking paper and then put stones ontop and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile whip the cream to form stif peaks.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water along with butter and icing sugar. Once cooled slightly add this to the whipped cream.

Once the pastry is cooked, take it out of the oven, remove stones and allow it to cool.

Once cool too the chocolate mixture into the tart and put in the fridge.

Grease a baking tray and put sliced apples along with a sorinkle of brown sugar. Pop in the oven until the apple just start to brown and the sugar caramelises. Decorate your chocolate tart with the apples and then enjoy!

lolapops1 Fri 09-Oct-15 21:18:17

Savoury basket - Potatoes, Celery, Garlic, Chicken, Tomatoes, Double cream
I would mix the garlic with some butter and put it under the skin of the chicken and roast it. In the same roasting tin I would have the potatoes,celery and tomatoes so they could get cooked at the same time.
I would make a sauce with the cream and some black peppercorns.

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 09-Oct-15 21:41:53

Savoury basket - Potatoes, Celery, Garlic, Chicken, Tomatoes, Double cream

Fry the chicken. Chop the potatoes, celery, leeks and garlic. Pop it all into an ovenproof dish with the double cream and chorizo. Top with cheese and breadcrumbs. Don't add the tomatoes.

CopperPan Fri 09-Oct-15 21:55:59


Slice the potatoes and season with olive oil, pepper, salt, paprika and chopped garlic. Spread in a baking dish and bake for 35 mins.
Chop the chicken into cubes, fry some bacon and add to chicken. Add chopped celery and double cream. Spread the chicken over the potatoes and bake for 15 mins. Add a layer of grated cheese and top with sliced tomato, then return to the oven for another 10 mins.

Sparkles23 Sat 10-Oct-15 07:39:59

Savoury basket - Potatoes, Celery, Garlic, Chicken, Tomatoes, Double cream

I would make a sauce from the garlic, celery, tomatoes -reduce it down, season then add cream once off heat to add richness then use this sauce in slow cooker to cook the chicken and then either serve with rice or lovely crusty french bread.

Sparkles23 Sat 10-Oct-15 07:41:45

Sorry forgot the potatoes-I would probably either make these into crispy wedgesand serve with the chicken dish instead of rice/bread.

sky1010 Sat 10-Oct-15 12:19:58

Savoury basket - Potatoes, Celery, Garlic, Chicken, Tomatoes, Double Cream

I would make a spicy tomato sauce by crushing the garlic into blended tomatoes and celery, seasoned with salt, pepper, a bit of sugar and paprika and chilli from the cupboard. A few tablespoons of double cream at the end.

Chop the potatoes into little cubes, and roast until crispy with sea salt and olive oil.

I'd fry the chicken breasts on a griddle pan, marinated in a bit of harissa, then chuck in whatever veggies I had to hand to roast with the potatoes.

Voila, deconstructed patatas bravas with griddle pan chicken and roasted veg.

Hungry for dinner food but it's brunch time now...

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