Blancmange

Blancmange Recipe

Blancmange is a recipe that has been around since medieval times but consisted of rice and capons. It's a retro, fun, summer dessert that is easy to whip up with little ingredients and no baking.

Prep Time - 10 minutes                      Ready To Serve In - 3 hours

All you need is...

  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar (depending on your taste)
  • 1 pint of milk 
  • 1 Blancmange sachet

 1- Empty the contents of the sachet into a bowl, add the sugar plus 3 tablespoons of milk. Mix until it is a smooth paste.

 2- Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan until warm.

3- Add some of the warm milk to the paste, mix, then add the rest and stir well. Return it to the saucepan.

4- Bring to a boil, then stirring continuously, simmer gently for at least one minute.

5- Rinse your mould (or pudding bowl) with cold water and then pour in the liquid.

6- Allow it to cool to room temperature and pop in the fridge for at least three hours until set.

7- Serve chilled and consume within two days.

 

 

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Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie Recipe 

This time of year we are especially prone to eating comfort foods that warm us. This recipe requires minimal ingredients and effort for a hearty meal. Choosing which mince you'd like and the style of potatoes can change this recipe from Shepherds to a Cottage Pie. The difference between the two is, Shepherds uses minced mutton (lamb) and mashed potatoes while Cottage uses minced beef and potatoes are generally sliced.



Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 sachet Colman's shepherd's pie seasoning mix
  • 450g lean minced mutton or beef
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 700 g cooked mashed potato
  • 300ml cold water
  • 175g of frozen peas (optional)
  • cooking oil

 1-Ensure mashed is prepared. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Brown the mince and onions in a large pan with some oil. Drain any excess fat.

2-Blend the contents of the seasoning mix into the water and then stir into the mince. Stir in the vegetables. Continuously stirring, bring to a boil, then move to an ovenproof dish.

3-Spoon the mashed potato over the mince and bake for 30 minutes. Add seasoning on top if preferred.

4-Enjoy!



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