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traditional mexican salsaA salsa makes a wonderful dip for vegetable crudites, grilled chicken or party kebabs. It also doubles up as a quick and easily made sauce for grilled meat and fish. This version is particularly colourful as diced peaches and cooked beans are added to the traditional Mexican ingredients.

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Spicy-stewIngredients
500 g/1 lb onions
50 g/2 oz butter
750 g/1 1/2 lb stewing beef
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon flour
500 ml/1 pint beef stock
2 bay leaves
2-3 cloves
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tub creme fraiche

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Basic white coating sauceIngredients:
* 25g (1 oz) Stork margarine
* 25g (1 oz) plain flour
* Salt and pepper
* 275ml (1/2 pint) milk (or milk and water, vegetable, fish or bone stock)

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Gardeneres chickenIngredients:
* 15g (1/2 oz) Stork margarine
* 4 chicken joints
* 1 onion, peeled and sliced
* 3 sticks celery, sliced
* 1 leek, sliced
* 50g (2 oz) mushrooms, sliced
* 1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) tomato puree
* 2 or 3 tomatoes, skinned and de-seeded
* 275ml (1/2 pint) cider or chicken stock
* 1 x 5ml spoon (1 teaspoon) dried mixed herbs or
* 1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) fresh chopped herbs
* Chopped parsley, to garnish

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Farmhouse chicken pieIngredients:
* Flaky or Rough Puff pastry, made with 250g (8 oz) flour etc.

Filling:
* 1 x 1 1/2kg (3lb) chicken, jointed
* 2 x 15ml spoons (2 tablespoons) flour
* 1 x 5ml spoon (1 teaspoon) salt
* 1/2 x 2.5ml spoon (1/4 teaspoon) pepper
* 50g (2 oz) Stork margarine
* 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and sliced
* 125g (4 oz) bacon, rind removed and cut into small pieces
* 1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) parsley, finely chopped
* 1 x 2.5ml spoon (1/2 teaspoon) dried or fresh thyme
* 275ml (1/2 pint) stock or water

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traditional Indian lamb curryIngredients:
* 675g (1 1/2 lb) lean lamb e.g. leg
* 3 cardamom pods
* 1 cinnamon stick or 1 x 2.5ml spoon (1/2 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
* 1 x 2.5ml spoon (1/2 teaspoon) chilli powder
* 1 x 2.5ml spoon (1/2 teaspoon) turmeric
* 1 x 5ml spoon (1 teaspoon) ground coriander
* 1 x 5ml spoon (1 teaspoon) ground cumin
* 1 x 150g (5 oz) carton natural yogurt
* Salt
* 225g (8 oz) onion, peeled and roughly chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled
* 1 x 5cm (2 inch) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled
* 1 x 400g (14 oz) can tomatoes
* 2 x 15ml spoons (2 tablespoons) oil
* 25g (1 oz) Stork margarine
* 2 x 5ml spoons (2 teaspoons) garam masala
* 2 x 5ml spoons (2 teaspoons) paprika
* 1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) chopped fresh coriander

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Turkey in spicy yogurtIngredients:
* 15g (1/2 oz) Stork margarine
* 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
* 2 x 5ml spoons (2 teaspoons) garam masala
* 1 x 2.5ml spoon (1/2 teaspoon) turmeric
* 15g (1/2 oz) plain flour
* 150ml (1/4 pint) chicken stock
* 1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
* 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and diced
* 1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) mango chutney
* 2 x 15ml spoons (2 tablespoons) desiccated coconut
* 150g (5 oz) carton natural yogurt
* 450g (1 lb) turkey, cooked and skinned

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Hamburgers with piquant sauceIngredients:
* 1 onion, peeled and grated
* 450g (1 lb) lean minced beef
* 1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) bran
* 1 egg, size 3
* Salt and pepper
* 1 x 5ml spoon (1 teaspoon) Worcestershire sauce
* Pinch of mixed dried herbs

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Meatballs-with-bacon-and-roIngredients:
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
75 g/3 oz butter
100 g/З 1/2 oz piece smoked
bacon, diced
2 teaspoons finely chopped
rosemary
2 slices stale white bread
100 ml/3 1/2 fl oz milk
1 egg
500 g/1 lb beef and pork mince
salt and pepper
breadcrumbs

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shortbread butter cookiesIngredients
7oz (200g) caster sugar
2 eggs
7oz (200g) unsalted butter, softened
14oz (400g) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2tsp vanilla sugar
Dark chocolate drops

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Brabant-sausage-rollsIngredients:
1/2 packet white bread mix
50 g/2 oz softened butter
150 ml/5 fl oz tepid water
salt
50 g/2 oz mature Gouda (or Cheddar) cheese, grated

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Sticky-Cake-Recipe2Ingredients:
3 1/4 cups (1 400 gram bag) glutinous rice flour
2/3 cup brown sugar or 2 slabs (about 5 ounces) Chinese brown candy(pian tang in Mandarin; peen tong in Cantonese)
7 ounces boiling water
1/2 cup Chinese dates, softened in water, cut in half, pits removed, or 1/2 cup other dried fruit or 1/4 cup dates and 1/4 cup nuts
1 tablespoon milk
Water, as needed
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray

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Pearl-BallsIngredients:
* 3/4 cup glutinous rice (also called sweet or sticky rice, available at Chinese or Asian markets)
* 1 pound pork or ground pork
* 1 large green onion (spring onion) minced (at least 3 tablespoons)
* 2 water chestnuts, minced
* 1 large egg white
* 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon dry sherry
* 1 teaspoon salt
* Black pepper, to taste
* 1 teaspoon cornstarch, or as needed