ALL · Bread · Hotpoint Oven & Combi Oven Recipes

Focaccia

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Saturday lunch in my house today was Focaccia, although it turned out to much more like a pizza….lol…..I couldn’t decide on my toppings so just put it all in. Was absolutely delicious. (although note to self…….less toppings next time!)

I decided to try it using my crisper tray and it didn’t fail me, results were amazing in just 15 mins.

 

400g White bread flour

300ml warm milk

1 sachet 7g yeast

salt

1 tsp of dried Italian herbs (or you can use a mix of garlic, oregano, thyme, basil and black pepper)

1 tbsp olive oil

Toppings of your choice………I used Mixed Piccolo tomatoes (halved), sliced roasted peppers, sauteed red onion, black olives, fresh basil leaves.

Salt & pepper to season

 

  1. Mix the yeast with the warm milk and leave for about 10 mins until it starts to froth.
  2. Mix the Flour, salt & herbs in a large mixing bowl
  3. Pour the milk into the flour and mix well. Knead dough for about 10 mins by hand or using a mixer for a few minutes until blended together into a dough.   20170909_132701
  4. Let dough rise for about 1 hour. Use rising setting on Hotpoint oven.       20170909_132721
  5. Preheat crisper plate for 2 minutes on Dynamic Crisp setting.
  6. Once dough has risen, place directly onto crisper plate and spread it out evenly to cover crisper plate.                                                                                                  20170909_144123
  7. Place your toppings into the dough evenly and drizzle with a little oil
  8. Cook on dynamic crisp setting for 15 mins. (Or oven at 220deg for 20 mins)

 

 

 

ALL · chicken · Combi Microwave Ideas · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · Hotpoint Oven & Combi Oven Recipes · One Pot Wonders

One pan dinner in 12 minutes

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When I got my new Hotpoint Combi Oven with this Crisper Plate, I didn’t realise just how much I would use it, I call it my magic plate as it cooks everything in a fraction of the time with tasty results.

We all want healthy meals in minutes these days and this little plate does it all. This was one of the first recipes I had seen and used, so tasty and in 12 minutes.

 

Serves 2 people.

1 large chicken breast – cut into large chunks

6 Salad potatoes of your choice – sliced in half

1 red & green pepper – sliced

1 red onion – wedges

1 garlic clove – sliced

Tomatoes on the vine – I used Piccolo (my fav)

1 tsp olive oil

Salt & pepper

 

  1. I sprinkled my chicken pieces with some smoked paprika for extra flavour – you can of course use anything. I’ve also used rosemary.
  2. Preheat the crisper plate on the crisper setting for 3 minutes
  3. Place the potatoes, onion, garlic and peppers in a food bag and drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil in with salt & pepper and shake to coat.
  4. Place all ingredients onto the crisper plate and cook for 12 mins on the crisper setting.
  5. Its as easy as that………healthy quick meal in minutes.
  6. The tomatoes turn very juicy while cooking for that length of time which gives you your juice for the meal, if you don’t like it too juicy, add the tomatoes after 6 minutes.

 

ALL · Black pudding/ Haggis · Combi Microwave Ideas · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · Meat Dishes · Scottish Cuisine

Haggis with Beetroot, Apple & Chilli Pepper Boats

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Looking for something different to do with haggis and having some Chilli relish in the cupboard with thanks to Lynn from Everything Chilli http://www.everythingchilli.co.uk/ and my local Food Assembly, I came up with this perfect match.

 

Haggis – 100g – I used Scott’s of Huntly (really tasty Haggis)

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2 tbsp of Beetroot and Apple Chilli Relish

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Assorted Vegetables to serve

1 Pepper (Colour of your choice)

 

  1. Firstly pre-heat your grill to high and slice in half the pepper then chargrill the peppers until slightly browned.
  2. Using a microwave on high level cook the haggis for approx 2 mins per 100g.
  3. Mash up and stir in the relish until mixed through.
  4. Remove the peppers and spoon the haggis mixture into pepper boats……..Serve! Yummy!

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ALL · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites

Crust Free Bacon and Vegetable Quiche

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Serves 4 (big portions or 6 average portions) – big portion in pic is fish slice size.

6-8 smoked bacon (chopped)

5 eggs

1 red & green pepper  (chopped)

1 onion (chopped)

4 spring onions (chopped)

1 tsp dried garlic or 1/2 clove

1 tsp salt and pepper

100ml skimmed/semi-skimmed milk

50-75g grated cheddar cheese

Garnish with Ground Black pepper

 

1. Pre-heat oven to 200 deg.

2. Lightly fry bacon in a pan for a few mins, then add in onion and fry for further few mins until lightly browned.

3.Transfer to an lightly greased oven dish.

4. Lightly fry the peppers with garlic for few mins then add to oven dish with bacon and onions.

5. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.

6. Grate cheese over oven dish mix then pour in the egg mixture evenly.

7. Top with the spring onions and ground black pepper

8. Bake for approx. 30-35 mins. Let cool for 5 mins then serve.  YUM!

ALL · chicken · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · Meat Dishes · One Pot Wonders

Low Calorie Chicken Bhuna

Chicken Buana

Serves 2 – 305 calories per portion (add 180 calories for 50g rice)

2 chicken breasts – cubed

1 red, yellow and green pepper – chunks

20g root ginger – cut into small pieces

1 medium onion – quartered

2 garlic cloves – peeled, cut into small pieces

1 tbsp mild curry powder

1 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp hot chilli powder

1 tbsp olive oil

200 g can chopped tomatoes

300ml chicken stock (1 cube)

1 tsp caster sugar

1 tbsp cornflour or plain flour

fresh coriander to garnish (optional)

salt, pepper (seaonsing)

 

Put ginger, onion, garlic, curry powder, garam masala and chilli powder into a food processer and whizz up until blended finely.

Heat oil in a pan, add the spiced mixture and cook on medium heat for 10 mins.

Pour in chopped tomatoes and cook for further 5 mins, stirring regularly

Add chicken and peppers and mix through for 2 mins

Add chicken stock and sugar, bring to gentle simmer and cook for 20 mins.

Mix cornflour with 1 tbsp water and mix into sauce to help thicken, season with salt and pepper

Garnish with some coriander.

Cook choosen rice as per packet instructions…..serve. Yummy.