recipes

Find below a stream of all of FLOUR’s recipes from previous posts – we thought we’d make it easier for you and gather them all in one place, incase you’d missed one! The list will keep growing so make sure to keep checking back for future updates!

 

TOM YUM SOUP:

Fancy a delicious spicy delight – which can be prepared in a jiffy and cost you very little? Well…we might just have what you’re after – Tom YUM Soup – our take on a Thai taste sensation with a kick! For those who prefer a milder taste, we’ll let you know how to reduce the fire in this dish as well!

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What you need:

GINGER – CHILLI -GARLIC -SPRING ONIONS -LIME -LEMON GRASS (IF YOU HAVE IT BUT NOT ESSENTIAL)

TOM YUM PASTE (can be bought from Wing Yip http://www.wingyipstore.co.uk/p-10148-tom-yum-deer-inst-sour-paste.aspx – this is the best one!)

MUSHROOMS

PRAWNS (optional)

CHERRY/WHOLE TOMATOES

CORIANDER

SOY SAUCE

NOODLES (OPTIONAL)

COCONUT MILK (OPTIONAL)

CHOP the ginger, chilli, garlic, lemongrass and a handful of coriander,  and gently fry in oil (sesame is good but whatever you prefer) with 1 – 2 teaspoons of tom yum paste (the more paste you add the spicier it will be but if you’re cooking for more than two you’ll need to ratio to the amount of water you use.)

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FRY: After 2-3 mins of frying the ingredients pour in water. You can fill the bowl you want to eat from and add 1.5 of water. If you’d like a coconut/milder version of the dish – add half a can of coconut milk at this stage too and less water. A dash of fish oil or/and soy sauce seasons the soup.

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SLICE: Whilst you let it simmer slice the mushrooms and half the cherry tomatoes and limes. Add the mushrooms and limes to the water and this is when you can add prawns as well if you’d like.

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ADD: For a more filling soup also add in some noodles of your choice and let them cook in the broth.

Let the mushrooms/prawns cook and add the tomatoes and more fresh coriander right at the end.

SERVE in a small oriental bowl if you have one and enjoy! WARNING: you will feel warm after this dish – a unique feeling for those of us in UK at the moment!

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YUM YUM SOUP!

In the words of Joey..mmmm noodle soup:

(Would quite like this for lunch now!!)

M+R+M

x

 

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STEM GINGER AND CRANBERRY FLORENTINES

These florentines are a brilliant accompaniment to a cup of tea or an after dinner treat and with their jewel colours look very pretty as well! The variant with ginger and cranberries make them unique.

You will need:

FLORENTINE 1

2 tbsp butter

75g/2½oz golden caster sugar

2 tsp plain flour

75ml/2½fl oz creme fraiche

50g/2oz flaked almonds, toasted

2 tbsp candied peel (dried fruits section of supermarket)

2 tbsp crystallised stem ginger (Holland & Barretts)

50g/2oz dried cranberries (dried fruits section of supermarket/Holland & Barretts)

150g/5oz good quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces

PREHEAT your oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

MELT the butter, sugar and flour in a pan over a medium heat, stirring all the time, until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

ADD the crème fraîche, gradually, stirring continuously until well combined.

CHOP the candied peel, stem ginger and sour cherries.

MIX the almonds and fruit into the butter mixture until well combined.

FLORENTINE 2

LINE a baking tray with greaseproof paper (we love the reuseable non stick tray linings available here: http://www.lakeland.co.uk/p5570/Magic-Non-stick-Liners)

TEASPOON the florentine mixture onto it. Space the teaspoonfuls out at 2.5cm/1in intervals so they don’t merge together when heated into one big mess!

BAKE for 12-15 minutes, or until golden-brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

FLORENTINE 3

MELT the chocolate pieces over hot water and stir until smooth.

SPREAD the melted chocolate over the florentine bases (flat side) and set aside to cool and set.

FLORENTINE 4

POP the cool florentines into a mayson jar, tin or box of your choice. We love the retro look of a mayson jar and keeps them nice and fresh.  If a gift the jar can be reused which means it’s a gift that keeps giving! We also bought some pretty ribbon to add the finishing touch! ENJOY.

FLORENTINE 5

M+R+M

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