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a701bacaAlex Sayers Simplify the mushroom pasta 7 days ago

#Toad in the Hole etc.

Serves 4


  • A large coiled sausage
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 250 ml whole milk (add until consistency of double cream)
  • 4 tbsp drippings/lard
  1. Make batter

  2. Put in fridge to rest

  3. Preheat oven at 200C fan

  4. Put lard in the baking tray, into the oven

  5. Fry up sausage

  6. Take the tray out of the oven and remove any lard rind, leaving just the fat

  7. Place in the sausage, then pour over the batter. (The batter should come 3/4 the way up the sausage.)

  8. Tray back in oven for 30 mins.

#Onion gravy

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 oxo cubes
  • 2 tsp Lee & Perrins
  • 500ml water
  1. Finely slice the onion (radially if you want it to be pretty)
  2. Put in wok on low heat, add some oil, and sprinkle with sugar
  3. Cover with lid and caremelise for 15 mins
  4. Meanwhile, boil the water in a pan, add the worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper
  5. Mix the stock cube into a paste with cold water and add to the pan
  6. Sprinkle onions with flour, fry for a minute, then add to the pan

#Mashed potato

  • 1 kg potatoes (I used Irish cobbler)
  • 700 ml milk/cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  1. Peel potatoes

  2. Put in a pan with cold water

  3. Salt lightly

  4. Bring to boil then boil for ~15 mins

  5. Into collander, leave to steam for a few minutes

  6. Back into pan, add milk/cream and butter

  7. Mash

This is a lot of mash for 4, but you can make potato cakes tomorrow morning.


  • Broccoli
  • garlic
  • cornflower
  1. Boil broccoli for 2 mins
  2. Fry garlic on low heat in butter + olive oil
  3. Place broccoli in large bowl, sprinkle cornflower, toss to coat
  4. Add to garlic and oil, fry for 5 mins
  • 2 carrots
  1. Slice
  2. Boil for 10 mins