Western Europe

Mushroom and walnut quiche _ menus for two

MUSHROOM-AND-WALNUTQUICHEPREPARATION TIME: about 20 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20-25 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full); then Medium Low (35%)

Pastry:
75 g (3 oz) plain flour
pinch of salt
40 g (1 1/2 oz) soft margarine
1 tablespoon cold water
Filling:
15 g (1/2 oz) butter

1 small onion, peeled and
finely chopped

75 g (3 oz) button
mushrooms, sliced
15 g (1/2 oz) walnuts,
chopped
1 x 170 g (6 floz) can
evaporated milk
3 eggs
salt

freshly ground black
pepper


Liver pate _ menus for two

LIVER-PATE-PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes, plus chilling
COOKING TIME: 4 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


100 g (4 oz) chicken livers,
rinsed, trimmed and halved
3 tablespoons hot water

50 g (2 oz) butter at room
temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon mustard
powder

pinch of ground cloves
pinch of ground allspice
pinch of cayenne

pinch of freshly ground
black pepper
1 teaspoon Madeira
cucumber twist, to garnish

lettuce leaves, to garnish

Apple and coconut brown betty _ menus for two

APPLE-AND-COCONUT-BROWN-BETPREPARATION TIME: about 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 7 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


350 g (12 oz) cooking
apples
20 g (3/4 oz) soft brown
sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground
cinnamon
pinch of salt

2 slices granary bread,
crusts removed and cubed
1 tablespoon desiccated
coconut
4 tablespoons clear honey
1 tablespoon butter


Brussels sprouts in rosemary marinade _ menus for two

BRUSSELS-SPROUTS-IN-ROSEMARPREPARATION TIME: 5 - 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 9 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


Marinade:
8 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons fresh lemon
juice
2 teaspoons rosemary
leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt

pinch of freshly ground
black pepper

1/2 small onion, cut into 4
slices
350 g (12 oz) fresh sprouts
or 225 g (8 oz) frozen
sprouts
1 teaspoon butter

Shepherd's pie _ menus for two

SHEPHERDS-PIEPREPARATION TIME: about 10minutes (excluding potatoes)
COOKING TIME: about 10 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


1/2 onion, peeled and finely
chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons flour

1/2 beef stock cube,
crumbled
150ml (1/4 pint) boiling
water

225 g (8 oz) minced
cooked beef
salt

freshly ground black
pepper
225 g (8 oz) cooked
mashed potatoes

Cream of onion soup _ menus for two

CREAM-OF-ONION-SOUPPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 18 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

350 g (12 oz) onions,
peeled and finely sliced
200 ml (7 floz) well-
flavoured chicken stock
150 ml (1/4 pint) creamy milk
pinch of powdered bay leaf
1 teaspoon cornflour

1 tablespoon cold water

salt
freshly ground black
pepper
To garnish:
onion rings
parsley sprigs

single cream


Chocolate biscuit log _ menus for two

CHOCOLA-BISCUIT-LOGPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 1 1/2 minutes, plus chilling
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

25 g (1 oz) plain dessert
chocolate
50 g (2 oz) unsaited butter

4 tablespoons sifted icing
sugar

1 egg yolk, threads
removed
1 teaspoon sherry
18 sponge finger biscuits

whipped cream, to serve


Lyonnaise potatoes _ menus for two

LYONNAISE-POTATOESPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 12 minutes, plus browning
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

25 g (1 oz) butter
100 g (4 oz) onions, peeled
and finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper

350 g (12 oz) potatoes,
peeled and washed
1 teaspoon chopped fresh
parsley
sprig of parsley, to garnish


Stuffed aubergine _ menus for two

STUFFED-AUBERGINEPREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 12 minutes, plus browning
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 x 350 g (12 oz)
aubergine
1 small onion, finely
chopped
1/2 green pepper, seeded and
finely chopped
225 g (8 oz) tomatoes,
skinned and finely
chopped
50 g (2 oz) mushrooms,
chopped

50 g (2 oz) butter or
margarine
40 g (1 1/2 oz) fresh brown
breadcrumbs
salt

freshly ground black
pepper
100 g (4 oz) Cheshire
cheese, crumbled
chopped parsley, to
garnish


Cold cucumber soup _ menus for two

COLD-CUCUMBER-SOUPPREPARATION TIME: about 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 5 minutes, plus cooling and chilling
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 small cucumber, washed,
unpeeled and diced
200 ml (7 floz) milk
2 teaspoons flour
15 g (1/2 oz) soft margarine

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground white
pepper
1 small peeled shallot or 1/4
medium onion
3 sprigs parsley


Lemon jelly cups _ menus for two

LEMON-JELLY-CUPSPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 30 seconds, plus setting
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

3 tablespoons evaporated
milk
2 well- shaped large
lemons, washed and dried
3 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon powdered
gelatine
2-3 drops yellow food
colouring
sugar, to taste

angelica, to garnish


Marinated diced breast of chicken _ menus for two

MARINATED-DICED-BREAST-OF-CPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 10 minutes, plus marinating
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

Marinade:
5 tablespoons dry white
wine
1 tablespoon olive oil

4 tablespoons fresh orange
juice
grated rind of 1/2 orange

1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary
leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
leaves

1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
leaves
1/2 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
225 g (8 oz) raw skinned
chicken breast, cubed
orange quarters, to garnish

sprig of rosemary, to
garnish


Raspberry and tomato soup _ menus for two

RASPBERRY-AND-TOMATO-SOUPPREPARATION TIME: about 4 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 8 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


150 ml (1/4 pint) water
300 ml (1/2 pint) tomato
juice

175 g (6 oz) fresh or frozen
raspberries
salt or sugar (optional)

chopped parsley, to
garnish


Pancakes stuffed with loganberries _ menus for two

PANCAKES-STUFFED-WITH-LOGANPREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes (excluding pancakes)
COOKING TIME: about 1 1/2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 teaspoon arrowroot
2 tablespoons fresh orange
juice
3 tablespoons icing sugar,
sifted

100 g (4 oz) loganberries,
picked over and cleaned
4 x 15 cm (6 inch)
pancakes, made from
150 ml (1/4 pint) milk, 1 egg,
50 g (2 oz) plain flour


Asparagus tips _ menus for two

ASPARAGUS-TIPSPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 6 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

450 g (1 lb) fresh
asparagus spears or 225g
(8 oz) frozen asparagus
6 tablespoons water

50 g (2 oz) butter
salt

freshly ground black
pepper

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