Recipes

Herb-infused oils

Herb-infused oils

Herb-infused oils   Print Ingredients olive oil and one or more of: thyme rosemary sage oregano Method Invest or save some attractive bottles with cork stoppers (metal lids can rust). Herbs which work well include thyme, rosemary, sage, and oregano. ...

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Infused vinegars

Infused vinegars

Infused vinegars   Print Ingredients distilled white vinegar and one or more of: sprigs fresh rosemary sprigs fresh thyme fennel fronds orange zest strips star anise chili peppers Method Invest in or save some attractive bottles with tight lids (cork ...

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Vanilla extract

Vanilla extract

Vanilla extract   Print Ingredients 10 vanilla pods, split lengthwise 1 litre bottle vodka Method This is so easy – just bung the pods into the vodka bottle and replace the cap. Store in a cool, dark place for anything ...

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Vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar   Print Ingredients 450g white sugar 1 whole vanilla pod Method Pour the sugar into an airtight container, slice the vanilla pod lengthwise and use a knife to scrape out the black seeds. Stir into the sugar and ...

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Cranberry and orange marmalade

Cranberry and orange marmalade

Cranberry and orange marmalade   Print Ingredients 1.5 kg oranges 350ml water 350g sugar 350g fresh cranberries Method Remove the zest from the oranges, slice into thin strips, and set aside. Peel the oranges and cut into sections. Put in ...

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Peaches in Cointreau

Peaches in Cointreau

Peaches in Cointreau   Print Ingredients 450g fresh peaches 225g sugar 300ml water 150ml (approx.) Cointreau Method To skin the peaches, plunge them in boiling water for 2 mins, remove and gently rub off the skin. Halve and remove stones. ...

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Manhattan cherries

Manhattan cherries

Manhattan cherries   Print Ingredients whole sweet red cherries bourbon Method Fill clean small jars with cherries (retain some stalks if you can, and don’t pit them) and pour in enough bourbon to cover. Cover with a lid and store ...

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Limoncello

Limoncello

Limoncello   Print Ingredients zest of 10 lemons 1 litre vodka 675g white sugar 1 litre water Method Put the lemon zest into a large bottle or jar, pour over vodka, cover and leave in a cool dark place for ...

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Pineapple rum

Pineapple rum

Pineapple rum   Print Ingredients I pineapple 75cl bottle gold Barbados rum Method Peel, core and cut the pineapple into chunks and place in a large container. Pour in rum, covering the pineapple. Store in a cool, dark place, stirring ...

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Berry cordial

Berry cordial

Berry cordial   Print Ingredients 500g blackcurrants 500ml vodka 500g granulated sugar Method Wash the berries and dry completely. Pour the sugar into large jars or bottles and fill the remaining space with berries. Fill up with vodka to cover ...

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