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Treats22 Dec 2010 06:02 am

This is an incredibly quick, easy recipe that makes delicious toffee perfect for giving as a gift. You can substitute the almonds for chopped hazelnuts if you prefer.

250g caster sugar
225g butter
175g plain chopped chocolate
4 tbsp. chopped almonds
2 tbsp. water

1. Butter a swiss roll tin.

2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter.

3. Stir in the sugar and water and bring the mixture to the boil.

4. Add the almonds and mix in well.

5. Cook, stirring all the while until the almonds are toasted and the mixture is golden in colour.

6. Remove this from the heat and pour into the prepared tin.

7. Break the chocolate over the top and when melted, spread out with a palette knife and leave to set.

8. Once completely cooled, break into pieces and serve.

Source: Toffee Recipes.

Fish&General Recipes13 Dec 2010 10:21 am

An American classic – cheesy, crumbly, and hearty, the tuna casserole is many a working professional’s quick-fix dinner solution. And deliciously so.

½ pound egg noodles
¼ cup unsalted butter
1 onion, chopped
3 cups sliced mushrooms
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 (6-ounce) can tuna, drained
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese

1) Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a large casserole dish.

2) Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Drain, return to pot, and set aside.

3) Melt butter in a medium pot over medium pot. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and cook until liquid is released and evaporated, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4) Add flour and cook until light golden, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Slowly add broth, stirring with a whisk to mix. Bring to a boil over high heat, whisking. Add milk, lemon juice, soy sauce, and salt; cook, whisking, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add tuna and mix well. Add to pot of noodles and mix to fully incorporate.

5) Transfer mixture into prepared dish. Top with bread crumbs and cheese. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, uncovered, until bubbly and golden. Cool 10 minutes and serve.

Source: Noodle Recipe.