Erwtensoep _ Pea soup

400 g/10 oz green split peas
1/2 celeriac
1 small carrot
100 g/3 1/2 oz smoked bacon,
cut into pieces
400 g/14 oz pork chump chops
200 g/7 oz leeks, sliced
1/2 bunch fresh celery leaves
1/2 bunch parsley
250 g/8 oz smoked pork sausage
salt and freshly ground pepper

Herring appetizers in mustard cream

2 raw young herrings
2 spring onions
125 ml/5 fl oz creme fraiche
1 teaspoon smooth mustard
salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 red onion
12 Melba toasts or small rounds
of rye bread

Speculaas Spiced biscuit

200 g/7 oz self-raising cake flour
125 g/4 oz brown soft sugar
2 tablespoons all spice
pinch salt
150 g/5 oz chilled butter
1 tablespoon milk

Hot cider punch

1 pint dry cider
1/4 pint apple juice
juice of 3 large oranges
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 orange, sliced then halved

Chocolate biscuits

2 oz wholemeal flour
2 oz self-raising flour
4 oz porridge oats
1 oz dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
4 oz butter, softened
4 tablespoons milk
12 oz plain chocolate

Orange streusel cake

For the streusel topping
1 oz flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
2 oz chilled butter, diced
3 oz brown sugar
For the cake
2 oz butter
5 oz sugar
6 oz flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
grated rind and juice of 1 orange
1 egg, beaten

Raisin and walnut loaf

1/4 pint orange juice
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 oz butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 oz raisins
3 oz soft brown sugar
1 large egg, beaten
6 oz flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 oz walnuts, chopped

Roast chicken

1 x 3 lb oven-ready chicken

Kebabs a la Grecque

4 lambs' kidneys, cored and cubed
1 lb lean boned leg of lamb, cubed
1 aubergine, peeled and cubed
1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into squares
6 button mushrooms
6 small firm tomatoes
For the marinade
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 bay leaves

Sweet and sour pork

7 onion, sliced
1/2 oz butter
1 1/2 lb lean boned pork, cubed
1 x 8 oz can pineapple cubes
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 oz cornflour
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 red pepper, deseeded and shredded

Caribbean pork

4 thick pork chops
1 tablespoon flour
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 oz butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 pint sour cream
2 bananas, sliced in half lengthways
1 teaspoon paprika

Beef and bacon crumble

4 lean bacon rashers, rinds removed and finely chopped
1 lb lean minced beef
1 beef stock cube
1/4 pint hot water
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cornflour
1/4 pint cold water
For the topping
6 oz self-raising flour
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 oz butter, diced

Scrambled eggs

2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk or single cream
salt and freshly ground white pepper
1/2 oz butter

Baked celery

1 head of celery
9 fl oz boiling water
1 oz butter
1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
salt and freshly ground pepper
chopped fresh parsley

Buttered ginger marrow

1 x 1.5 lb marrow, peeled
1 oz butter
salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


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