Low fat Chocolate Brownies

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Ingredients

100 ml (4 fl oz) sunflower oil, plus extra to grease
500 g (18oz) dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken up
8 medium eggs
300 g (10ozs) light muscovado sugar
2 tsps vanilla extract
150 g (6oz) plain flour gluten free
1 tsp baking powder gluten free
2 tbsp cocoa powder

* optional100 grams (4 ozs) walnuts

Method
Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan) mark 4.
Lightly grease and line two 20.5cm (8in) square tins with baking parchment.
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (make sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water).
Lift bowl off the pan, set aside to cool (if too hot the brownie may not cook in the middle).
Beat in the eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil and a pinch of salt in a large bowl with a handheld electric whisk until pale and thick.
Sift the flour, baking and cocoa powder over and add the *walnuts and cooled chocolate.
Fold together with a large metal spoon.
Scrape mixture into the prepared tin, level and scatter over topping* (if using).
Bake for 20-25min or until set.
Cool completely in tin before cutting into squares.

Optional Toppings:
A good handful of fresh raspberries and blanced almond slithers or broken walnuts or chopped mixed nuts.
Dusting of icing sugar and/or popping candy

To Store:
The brownie without raspberries, will keep well wrapped in foil or in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Adding fresh fruit shortens the shelf life (if it last that long in your household!).

Tru3 J0y

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Cajun spiced fish

Cajun fish from Southern states of USA 

 

Cajun fish

Ingredients

200 grams of any white fish; Hake, Haddock, Plaice, Cod, Pollock per person

1/4 teaspoon of cajun spice per portion

olive/ sunflower/vegetable oil

Method

  1. Heat oil on medium hot heat, add spice once sizzling turn down the heat to medium.
  2. Add fish cook for two mintues then turn over each piece; repeat once other side cooked for each piece then check to see if cooked in middle fish should look clear.
  3. Serve with either: chips/French fries or rice
    salad or salsa vegetable,s

Tru3 J0y

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Banana syrup cake

Ingredients
200 grams butter or margarine for lactose intolerant use dairy free spread
200 grams sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon Lyles Golden syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 medium eggs
2 ripe bananas
100 grams porridge oats for gluten intolerance or coeliac use certified coeliac oats or free from oats
100 grams self raising flour for coeliacs or gluten intolerance use Gluten free flour

Method
1, Preheat oven 190 or Gas 5.
Muffin tins put paper cases in bake for 20 minutes alternatively line a baking tray but bake for 40 minutes.

2, Cream the butter/margarine and sugar together, using a wooden spoon or electric whisk.

3, Add syrup, vanilla extract, eggs and cinnamon and mix well.

4, Add oats either blend in a food mixture or using electric whisk to blend down as whisked for a couple of minutes.

5, Add banana, if mixing by hand then mash first, if not add and use electric whisk to blend until the mixture is smooth.

6, Add flour, mix gradually with a large spoon until folded. Using a spoon, spoon the mixture into the cases half filling once each tray is complete place in oven, set timer.

7, Check after 20 minutes for muffins or 40 for a larger cake, prick centre with a cake skewer or similar.

8, Once cooked remove from oven place on a cooling rack to cool.

9, Buttercream or Cream cheese Icing can be added or a simply a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar shaken over the top for added taste and texture.

Tru3 J0y
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Graham’s 30 minute Chicken and vegetable stew

Chicken and vegetable stew – Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 dessert spoons of sunflower or olive oil
  • 6 pieces of Chicken breast – cut into large 2″ chunks
  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • 1 carrot per person – peeled and chopped
  • Add other vegetables of choice – cabbage, peppers sliced; peas, sweetcorn
  • 1 dessert spoon of cajun spices
  • 2 dessert spoons of bouillion
  • 1 1/2 Litres of boiling water
  •  1 dessert spoon of cornflour
  • 600 grams of rice
  • freshly ground mixed peppercorns

Method

  1. Add and heat the oil in a large stockpot or saucepan for half a minute on a medium heat until oil heated.
  2. Add cajun, chopped onion saute in a medium heat for one minute; maximum.
  3. Add chicken brown off adding vegetables of choice mixing thoroughly together to ensure spices well spread out; heat together for five minutes.
  4. Put bouillion or stock cubes to boiling water dissolving well before adding to the saucepan – mixing well with other ingredients once you do.
  5. Simmer for twenty minutes – check the chicken is cooked before serving.
  6. Once chicken is simmering cook the rice adding to pan and then double water to amount of rice simmering on a low heat for fifteen minutes.
  7. Add cornflour to a little cold water about 50ml eggcup amount – mix until smooth watery paste add to saucpean gently mix well heat to boil for two mintues to ensure flavours are blended together and cooked in.
  8. Serve with the rice adding freshly ground mixed peppercorns, to taste.

 

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