You can then use the buttermilk to make soda bread.
Mix 250g plain flour, 250g wholemeal plain flour with 1tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda with 300ml of the buttermilk. when mixed shape into a round make into four and then bake at 180 C for 30 minutes
Ideas for a Mad Hatters Tea Party
Chequer Board Sandwiches
Popping Candy Chocolate Crispy Cakes
Heart shaped puff pastry jam tarts
Jewelled flap jacks ( see flapjack recipe and add cranberries as well as sultanas)
and to drink, add food colouring to squash and see if the children can identify the real flavour !!
This is one of the easiest and best recipes for flapjacks
Melt equal quantities of butter, brown sugar and honey together
Mix in double the quantity of oats
Add dried fruit and nuts
Bake for 20 minutes at 180c in a parchment lined tin
Allow to cool in the tin
Cut into squares or fingers
These are amazing buns to have with home made burgers
375g strong white bread flour
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt
1 table spoon sugar
150 ml milk
Mix together and knead for about 10 minutes. I tend to use a dough hook on a mixer.
Allow to double in size before shaping into rolls and snipping the top
Glaze with beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds as desired
Most meatballs use raw meat, this uses pre cooked which means it is an excellent way of using up bits of chicken from the Sunday Roast or even excess Christmas turkey.
Blend together cooked chopped chicken, fresh breadcrumbs, 1 egg, fresh coriander, salt, dried coriander and cumin, clove of garlic and fresh chilli in a food processor. Make into balls or patties and then shallow or deep fry until golden
Serve with a Raita of yoghurt, grated cucumber and minced garlic
Oil a square tin and then add the dough, make dimples in the dough and add another tablespoon of oil Bake for 25-30 minutes in a hot oven
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