Baking

What Can You Freeze? Plus 3 ‘Eat & Freeze” Recipes

How to freeze food

What Can You Freeze?

 

As we need to minimise the number of times that we go out to shop, cooking several meals at once (or batch cooking) is a really good idea.

You can also freeze many ingredients to extend their shelf life.

See our useful freezing guide here.

 


 

3 Fabulous ‘Eat & Freeze” Recipes

These three scrummy recipes can be frozen; each gives specific instructions on how to freeze and defrost.

 

Golden Topped Fish Pie

Golden-Topped Fish Pies

These little pots of deliciousness give a modern twist to a traditional fish pie with a creamy sweet potato topping.

 

Moroccan Mince

Moroccan Mince

If you’re looking for comfort food (and we all need some comfort at the moment), look no further. This minced beef dish is packed full of sweet spices, vegetables and pulses. It’s really versatile as you can serve it with couscous, rice or in a wrap.

 

Ginger & Prune Scones

Ginger & Prune Scones

These gorgeous scones can be served warm after just an hour defrosting.

 


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British Regional Specialities

Around Britain regional food guides

Discover new regional dishes

 

For such a small country we have a wealth of different regional dishes. You can read about your region (and others) in our Regional Food Guides.

I’m originally from Stoke-on-Trent, where the most famous regional treat is the Staffordshire oatcake. Sadly, I can’t share the recipe as it’s a closely guarded secret and recipes can be sold for thousands! However, if you ever visit the region, an oatcake, filled with cheese and griddled until crisp is perfect for a Saturday brunch with a cup of tea.

What’s your favourite local dish? We would love to hear about other regional foods.
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A recipe from Western England that I can share is this gorgeous Malvern Cherry Cake. Malvern, in Worcestershire, is famous for its mineral water, for being the birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar and for this light Madeira-style cake.

I only recently discovered this area of the country but what a find, it’s beautiful. From the Malvern Hills you can enjoy glorious 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside – I highly recommend a visit after this challenging period is over and we are able to travel again.

 

Malvern Cherry Cake

Malvern Cherry Cake

RECIPE

 


 

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St Patrick’s Day: Stout Soda Bread

Guinness Soda Bread

How to Bake Bread in under 1 Hour!

 

Yes really! Soda bread can be ready in just 50 minutes.

The inclusion of bicarbonate of soda, creates some magical alchemy, meaning no proving or kneading is necessary.

The native Americans used a natural type of soda found in tree ash to create the original soda bread, but it wasn’t until the Irish adopted this approach that it became known worldwide.

Irish Soda Bread was first created in the late 1830s, when the first iteration of baking soda—or bicarbonate soda—was introduced to the UK.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with ‘the craic’ and a chunk of this delicious soda bread, which includes buttermilk and stout as well as soda.

Stout Soda Bread

RECIPE

 

Go on; challenge yourself to make bread in under an hour!

 

Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone.

 

 

 

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School dinners – did you love them or loathe them?

Coconut Sponge Pudding

National School Meals Week


This week has been National School Meals week; an occasion that celebrates the quality of today’s school meals (my children love them and insist that most of my meals are inferior; roll of eyes) and also gives us the opportunity to reminisce.

I remember not being permitted to choose a salad as they were ‘saved for the teachers’ and forced to eat chips instead – unthinkable now.

I have very fond memories of the puddings, however, and this recipe is a homage to my favourite.

Recipe of the Week: Coconut Sponge Pudding

RECIPE

 

This and many more delicious recipes can be found in the 2020 Dairy Diary, available now.

 

I would love to hear your memories of school meals.

Did you love them or loathe them? Please leave your comments below.

 

 

#schooldinners

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