Andrew James

23/09/2018

Homemade Healthy Dog Treats

  Homemade dog treats are a great way to spoil your pet and do something special for them!   Alongside a sense of pride in yourself, there are a ton of benefits on offer when you make your own dog treats. Firstly, you get to of course control what goes into the recipe, meaning there is guaranteed nutrition and no hidden nasties or unhealthy additives.

21/09/2018

Mini Chocolate Doughnut Surprises

      “Doughnuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” asks Homer Simpson. He would lose his mind for these ones. Never mind Homer, actually, anyone who likes deep fried things and Christmas chocolates would be mad not to give these a go. It is, after all, the season for giving – and we’re determined to give you the best recipes you’ve ever laid eyes on. First things first, take 550g of plain flour and 1 tbsp of baking powder and combine them in a bowl, then rub in 70g... Read More

19/09/2018

Great British Bake Off – Episode 4 Dessert Week Recap

  After Antony’s departure last week really shook the bakers up, tensions were high for Dessert Week and a number of contestants recognised the need to step their game up! However a sense of uncertainty was already injected after Baker’s were informed that national treasure Terry was not in the tent that week. The wonderful moustached man was poorly and an agreement was made by everyone on the show, and indeed the overjoyed nation, that he could return to the tent the following week.   As always dessert week consisted... Read More

19/09/2018

White Chocolate and Raspberry Pancake

This pancake recipe is one of the traditionalists out there. If you say down with the low carb, low fat food, then this is the one for you. This pancake doesn’t just ditch the low carb brigade, it rolls it up in a carpet and beats the living daylights out of it. With a mighty two bags of white chocolate buttons, real flour, eggs, milk and raspberry sauce, this is one recipe sure to kick those sugar cravings into touch.     Ingredients    2 eggs 100g plain flour 100ml... Read More

17/09/2018

How to Make Mozzarella Sticks

  Cheese. Some would say the world’s greatest offering besides ‘This Morning’ and Kittens. We are utterly obsessed with the dairy delight and these mozzarella sticks are utterly delicious; a gooey heartwarming gift to both your mouth and your stomach. Mozzarella is the perfect cheese for deep frying as it gives you that oozing string cheese that is basically a warm hug in food form. Dip these in sauce of your preference we love a tangy tomato relish, salsa or even garlic mayo! This is how to make these gooey... Read More

17/09/2018

Crispy Fried Courgettes

  The humble courgette is a vegetable that sees itself get totally transformed in this recipe and will move well up in your estimations. This quick and easy party food can also be served up as a starter, or as part of a tapas style meal. It takes hardly any time to make especially when you use the Andrew James Deep Fat Fryer!     Ingredients   225g courgettes 1½ tbsp plain flour Vegetable oil, for deep frying 2 tbsp finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano     Method   Slice the courgettes... Read More

17/09/2018
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Slow Cooker Beef and Porcini Stew

  The slow cooker beef and porcini stew is a real winter warmer! It takes very little effort to prepare, and it’ll keep in the freezer for a good while if you want to whip a portion out for lunch at work. Top up with any red wine you like for added sophistication and flavour!     INGREDIENTS   100 g dried porcini mushrooms 3 tbsp olive oil 2 kg braising steak, cut into cubes 5 sticks celery, finely chopped 3 red onions, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, sliced 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 375 ml red wine, such as Chianti  ... Read More

17/09/2018

Slow Cooker Creamy Lemon Chicken

  This slow cooker creamy lemon chicken dish is a firm family favourite, it tastes delicious served over some sliced roasted potatoes, or in a shallow bowl with a few slices of warm crusty bread, it even makes a great pasta topping. Our mouths are watering at the very thought!   Here’s how to make this incredible dish at home…     INGREDIENTS SERVES 5, PREP TIME 10 MINS, COOK TIME 5 HOURS   5 chicken breasts boneless and skinless 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning/Mixed Herbs 2 lemons juiced... Read More

17/09/2018
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Slow Cooker Macaroni Cheese

  Macaroni Cheese is an utter delight enjoyed by adults and kids alike. This recipe is foolproof, incredibly scrumptious and oh so warming on those cold winter nights! Slow Cooker Meals are incredible for if you have busy schedule and want tea ready for when you return to work instantly, especially when our slow cookers have a handy delay timer.     INGREDIENTS SERVES 4, PREP TIME 5 MINS, COOK TIME 3 HOURS   For the white sauce 55g butter 55g plain flour 500ml milk (plus extra for thinning, optional)... Read More

17/09/2018
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Slow Cooker Thai Duck Curry

    This delicious Thai dish is aromatic, warming and a real crowd pleaser! It’s really fun to cook meats at home that are a little less bog standard than chicken and beef, duck is an incredibly juicy and tender meat that instantly elevates any dish. Pop the delay tier on your slow cooker and have this baby ready for when you get back home after a long working day, you’ll be extremely thankful!     INGREDIENTS SERVES 4, PREP 10 MINS, COOK 6 HOURS   100g unsalted peanuts 2tbsp... Read More