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November 2011

Meat23 Nov 2011 02:13 pm

This is a lovely alternative to the usual Christmas dinner if you’re only cooking for a few people. A turkey crown is an economical way of cooking turkey for Christmas for just a few people, and the sweet garlic gravy is a welcome addition.

Ingredient List:
1 turkey breast crown on the bone, 2.25kg
1 whole head garlic
350ml chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

Preparation Method:
1) Heat the oven to 180C. Place the joint skin side up in a roasting tin, then brush oil all over the breasts of the joint and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2) Cover with foil, then put in the oven and roast for 45 minutes.

3) Place the garlic head in the roasting tin, basting it with any juices, then roast uncovered for another 1 and a half hours.

4) Put the turkey on a platter to rest, covered with foil, then scoop the fat off the pan juices and put them into a blender along with the garlic cloves and stock. Blitz until smooth, then heat until just simmering. Serve over the turkey.

Source: Turkey Recipes.

Treats06 Nov 2011 01:01 pm

These cute little donut balls are perfect for preparing in advance – simple prepare the batter and roll into balls before putting into the fridge overnight and all you need to do the next day is fry them when you’re ready to serve them. Add a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream for a comforting pudding.

Ingredient List:
- 275g plain flour
- 80g caster sugar
- 60ml rapeseed oil
- 175ml milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 1 tsp. ground mixed spice
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 200g granulated sugar + 1 tsp. cinnamon

- Sieve together the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

- Mix in the sugar, mixed spice and cinnamon.

- Beat together the egg, milk and rapeseed oil. Make a well in the centre of the flour, then pour in this mixture.

- Mix the ingredients together until a smooth batter forms.

- Drop heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture into hot oil. Fry on all sides until a deep golden brown colour.

- Mix together remaining sugar and cinnamon and roll donut balls in the mixture so that they are fully covered in sugar.

Source: Donut Recipes.