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Apple Bangers

It’s November’s Monthly Featured Ingredient Challenge at I Heart Cooking Clubs and we are going with Apples and Pears! I still a lot of recipes marked with sticky notes from Hugh’s River Cottage Fruit Every Day!978-1408828595* and so I decided to make

Apple Bangers

Apple Bangers on potato mash

a variation of the traditional British dish made of sausages and mashed potatoes. I liked this tasty dish. Here’s the way to my collection of apple recipes, I recommend apple, potato and red onion salad

Apple Bangers

Yield: Serves 2 as a main course, 4 as a side dish

Apple Bangers

Ingredients:

  • a trickle of olive,rapeseed or sunflower oil; Ulrike: rapeseed oil
  • 4 well-seasoned butcher’s sausages
  • 4 medium-large eating apples; Ulrike: Juwel von Kirchwerder

SOURCE

978-1408828595978-1408828595*

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
River Cottage Fruit Every Day!978-1408828595*
ISBN: 978-1408828595

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/Gas 4. Line a small roasting dish with baking parchment, or grease it well
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the sausages and cook them for about 10 minutes, turning frequently – they’ll cook through in the oven.
  3. Meanwhile, cut a little slice off the base of each apple so they stand steady. Run a small, sharp knife around the equator of each apple, scoring the skin so it won’t split as it cooks. Use an apple corer to remove the core of each apple from the top. You’ll need to go into the apple with the corer several times, moving it into a slightly different place each time, in order to create a space in the middle large enough to take a sausage.
  4. Stand the apples on the baking sheet. Pick the browned sausages up with a fork and push into the apple cavities, pressing them down so they go right in. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender to the point of a sharp knife. Take out one of the sausages and check it’s cooked through and piping hot in the centre.

total time: 1 hour
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 10 + 30 minutes

 
 
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IHCCApplesandPears
 
 
 
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Red cabbage and cashew biryani

It’s Potluck week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). I couldn’t resist and bought River Cottage Much More Veg978-1408869000*. The Food Assembly offers red cabbage and leeks, I decided to cook

Red cabbage and cashew biryani

Red cabbage and cashew biryani (1)

For this dish I could use up my raisins, cashews, curry paste and the last tin of coconut milk from the shelf in the basement. This dish is worth to try, very delicious

Red cabbage and cashew biryani

Yield: 4 servings

Red cabbage and cashew biryani (2)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablesp. virgin coconut or rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 medium-large leek, about 200 – 250 grams, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red cabbage; about 300 grams, cored and shredded
  • 1 400-ml-tin coconut milk
  • 250 grams white basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 125 grams cashew nuts
  • 100 grams raisins
  • Sea salt

FOR THE SPICE MIX

  • 2 teasp. coriander seeds 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 teasp. black mustard seeds
  • 1 teasp. black peppercorns
  • 4 cardamom pods, seeds extracted
  • 1 tablesp. ground turmeric

OR

  • 3 tablesp. ready-made mild-medium curry paste

TO FINISH

  • 2 mild red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • Chopped coriander, optional

SOURCE

978-1408869000978-1408869000*

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
River Cottage Much More Veg978-1408869000*
ISBN 978-1408869000

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Have ready a large, wic flameproof casserole with a well-fitting lid.
  2. You can grind your own spices for this generous, all-in-one rice dig or use a good ready-made curry paste for an easy option.
    If preparing your own spice mix, put the casserole over a medium he add all the whole spices and toast them gently for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Take off the heat and grind the spices coarsely using a pestleand mortar or spice grinder. Mix with the turmeric and set aside.
  3. Return the casserole to a medium heat and add the oil. When hot, a the onion, garlic, leek and cabbage. Cook gently, stirring regularly, for about 10 minutes, until the veg are softened and reduced in volume Add the freshly prepared spice mix, or bought curry paste, and coo‘ for another couple of minutes, stirring a few times.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the coconut milk gently in a saucepan with 300 ml water until smoothly amalgamated.
  5. Add the rice, cashews and raisins to the veg. Add 1 tsp salt, or if using a ready-made paste that already includes salt, just 1/2 tsp. Stir well so that everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Pour on the warm diluted coconut milk and stir well. Make sure the ingredients are level in the dish, then bring up to a simmer. Cover the casserole and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Take it out of the oven( and check that the rice is tender (if not, give it another 5 minutes). Then cover the dish again and leave it to stand for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and fluff up the rice a little with a fork. Scatter over some red chilli and coriander, if using, then serve. This is really good with a spoonful of chutney on the side.

total time: 1 hour
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 30 minutes

 
 
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Potluck
 
 
 
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Chicken, leek and plum pie

For October’s Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge the IHCC members are going with: Alliums! I opted for leeks and prepared

Chicken, leek and plum pie

Chicken, leek and plum pie

from our last chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Very delicious, I think next time I’ll use damsons or – how Hugh recommends – 150 grams stoned prunes. The winter leek season just started here. Did you know that leeks have superpowers because of their organosulfur compounds? Those phytochemicals may carry immune-boosting benefits. Leeks are low in calories and high in vitamins, healthy and … cheap-

Chicken, leek and plum pie

Yield: 3 – 4 servings

Chicken, leek and plum pie collage

Chicken pie is a wonderful thing: all savoury, succulent comfort. This one is light and juicy; the thin juice deliciously flavoured by the fruity sharpness of the plums and the savoury edge of the leeks.

Ingredients:

  • 25 grams butter
  • a little olive oil; Ulrike: rapeseed oil
  • 2 large leeks, trimmed, washed and cut into 1cm thick slices
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • about 500 grams boned, skinnless chicken thighs, cut into large chunks; Ulrike: 2 chicken thighs
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 Lemon the zest, a couple of strips
  • 150 ml chicken stock
  • 250 grams ripe plums
  • about 200 grams puff or rough puff pastry; I used ready-made all butter puff pastry
  • sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • a little beaten egg

SOURCE

978-1408828595978-1408828595*

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
River Cottage Fruit Every Day!978-1408828595*
ISBN: 978-1408828595
also found at River Cottage

Instructions

  1. For the filling, heat a trickle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the chicken.
  2. Fry for 3-4 minutes until golden then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a 1.5 litre pie dish.B00FMUUPB2* Add the butter to the pan then add the leeks and garlic.
  3. As soon as they are sizzling, reduce the heat, cover and let the veg sweat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Increase the heat under the pan and pour in the wine.
  4. Bubble briefly then add the bay leaf, lemon zest and stock and simmer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, halve the plums and remove the stones, then cut each half into 3 or 4 slices, depending on size.
  5. Tip the contents of the pan into the pie dish, add the plums and mix well. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
  6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until large enough to cover the pie generously. Brush the rim of the pie dish with a little egg wash, then lay the pastry lid over the filling and press the edges down firmly on to the rim of the dish to seal.
  7. Trim off the excess pastry. Brush the pastry lid with more egg wash, and cut a few long slits so that steam can escape. Bake for about 30 minutes, until puffed up and golden brown.
  8. Serve with mash and steamed greens or broccoli.

total time: 1,5 h
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 55 minutes

 
 
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IHCCAlliumsCollage
 
 
 
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Apple, potato and red onion salad

Autumn is coming with potatoes and crisp apples, time for

Apple, potato and red onion salad

Apple, potato and red onion salad (1)

Delicious! With this recipe I say Goodbye, Hugh! Since April I cook recipes from Hugh with the I♥CC. I have to admit, I have no favourite recipe, I liked all 27 recipes I made.

Apple, potato and red onion salad

4 as a side dish, 2 as main

Apple, potato and red onion salad (2)

Enjoy this crunchy, creamy salad with som thickly sliced, homecook ham of flakes of kipper or smoked mackerel. For a vegetarian version, scatter a few roughly chopped walnuts over it before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium apples, crisped like Cox
  • 300 grams waxy potatoes, cooked and peeled, ready to eat
  • 1 red onion, finely diced, about 70 grams
  • sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground

DRESSING

  • 1 ½ teaspoons English mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 65 grams crème fraîche

FINSIH

  • A few sprigs of dill of fennel fronds, optional

Source

978-1408828595978-1408828595*

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
River Cottage Fruit Every Day!978-1408828595*
ISBN: 978-1408828595

Zubereitung

  1. FOR THE DRESSING: Put the ingredients into a small jar with some salt and pepper, put the lid on an schake to comine, or whisk together in a jug to emulsify.
  2. Quarter and core the apples. Cut each quarter into a few slices and place in a large bowl. Slice the potatoes slightly more thickly and add to the wowl, along with the onion.
  3. Add the dressing and toss gently before transferring to a serving bowl or individual plates. Finish with a scattering of salt and pepper an, if using, some fronds of dill or fennel. Serve with brown bread or rye bread and butter.

total time: 10 minutes without boiling and cooling the potatoes.
preparation time: 5 minutes

 
 
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Goodbye, Hugh!
 
 
 
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French beans with tomatoes

I had the

French beans with tomatoes

French beans with tomatoes (1)

already in mind, when the monthly featured ingredient was tomato at I♥CC. At that time I filled my lunchbox with tomoatoes and Joyce from Kitchen Flavours made this dish. I had some unused rainbow tomatoes and purple beans called „Blauhilde“B003DJC1RA*, they look dark green cooked, and prepared half the recipe below.

With some bread it was a wonderful lunch for two.

This dish is dedicated in honor of Kim Kim, one of the I♥CC hosts and her mother, who passed away. My deepest sympathy with Kim and her family. I wish much strength and courage in this difficult period.

French beans with tomatoes

Yield: 4 servings

French beans with tomatoes (2)

Tender green beans and garlicky tomatoes can be served as part of an al fresco spread, or with the meats at a barbecue, but even on its own with a good hunk of bread it’s a lovely supper or lunch dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed or olive oil; I used rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400 gram tin of chopped tomatoes, or 1 kg fresh tomatoes, blanched, skinned, deseeded and roughly chopped; I was lazy and skipped the deseeding step
  • 500 grams French beans, topped, tailed and cut into 4 – 5 cm lengths
  • sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground

SOURCE

ISBN: 978-074759840ISBN: 978-074759840 *

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal
River Cottage EverydayISBN: 978-074759840 *
ISBN: 978-074759840

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or frying pan, add the onion and sweat for at least 10 minutes, until soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and cook gently for another minute or two, then add the tomatoes and stir well. Stir in the beans, bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and season well. Turn down the heat, partly cover the pan and cook very gently, stirring frequently, for about 30 minutes until the beans are fully tender. If the mixture seems to be in danger of sticking, add a splash of water or stock. Serve warm or cold.

VARIATION: This could also made with runner beans. String and slice them lengthways through one of those clever little ‚zip‘ cutters, or string and slice diagonally before proceeding as above.

total time: 1 hour
preparation time: 10 minutes
cooking/baking time: 40 minutes

 
 
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September Potluck
 
 
 
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