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    bloodbath (serves 1)

    1. find willing volunteer, failing that, anybody will do, just so long as they are fresh
    2. bite neck
    3. drink

    yum
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    Hey guys, I have created a Student Recipe Database FeedTheStudent.com to allow everyone to show off their excellent recipes or just learn some decent ones to be able to survive at uni (like me )...so feel free to add some of your dishes and show off your cooking skills !!
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    Can anyone suggest something interesting to do with sausages?

    I'm fed up of casserole, bangers and mash, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, etc, but sausages are pretty cheap, so any more suggestions would be very welcome
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    (Original post by Princess Ana)
    Can anyone suggest something interesting to do with sausages?

    I'm fed up of casserole, bangers and mash, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, etc, but sausages are pretty cheap, so any more suggestions would be very welcome
    You could makea nice dish with beef sausages which involves frying the beef sausages with inions til bron, then adding baby new potatoes, beef gravy and a liberal amount of red wine plus some herbs e.g. a bit of fresh rosemary. Bring to boil and simmer til taties are done. Yum.

    Or you can chop normal sausages into slices, and fry up with onions, chillies and garlic. Add can of chopped tomatoes, a bit of tomato puree, beef stock cube, a can of sweetcorn, a bit of water. Then add some rice. When the rice is cooked you have anice tea made in one pan - just the kind of meal I like.
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    I have only just seen this thread.

    I love this thread.
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    ooh. might try some of these when i can be bothered.

    personally i think there should be a food & drink forum for hopeless people like me who cant cook.
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    bump.

    cooking is my life.

    i will post a recipe soonish.
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    Bolognese Sauce:

    You need
    * mince for two or three people
    * an onion
    * a small carrot
    * two large cans of chopped tomatoes (I recommend Neapolitina, they're tasty, and often on special offer. Supermarket own brand are tasteless)
    * herbs (I use some mixed herbs, extra basil, and garlic puree. You made need lots of tomato puree if your tomatoes weren't up to par)

    Fry up the mince and onions
    Add carrot and most of the chopped tomatoes. Retain a handful of the chopped tomatoes (but none of the juice)
    Leave to simmer for a couple of hours till it's reduced to the right consistency
    Add herbs and the rest of the tomatoes

    Serve with pasta!
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    ooh thank goodyness i found this thread- i was about to start up a cookery soc... not a bad idea... bit more exposure (not the last page of the food & drink section!) and may attract a few more people into the world of cooking-
    should i just join this thread or do people agree with the soc thing?
    i suppose by posting this msg i've just brought it back to the top of food&drink anyway...
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    Ok, I'm getting slightly ahead of myself right now.

    Given the popularity of the Food & Drink board, and the fact that (to the best of my knowledge) this hasn't been done already, I was wondering if a great big thread of recipies should be created, with users adding their favourite/best dishes to it? I saw the stickied Body Mod Thread in F&B, and realised it was incredibly useful for those who needed lots of information in one place, and thought a TSR Recipe Thread/Book would be equally useful (esp. to budding cooks / students :rolleyes:). Also, I couldn't find a Recipe area on the TSR wiki (if this gets enough positive responses, then I might include it there too).

    I'll compile all the recipies tendered by you valued TSRians, divide it up into regional and starter/main course/dessert/snacks, and it'd be nice if you could say if the recipe's easy/middling/hard to make.

    To kick things off, I shall give my favourite dessert's recipe:
    European Cheesecake - Easy to make

    1kg quark (quite hard to get at in the UK, I must admit)
    125g butter
    325g sugar
    3 eggs
    One tbl/s baking powder (where I live, you can get wee satchets of these)
    One tbl/s vanilla sugar (ditto)
    One satchet vanilla pudding powder
    2 tbl/s semolina
    One lemon, grated, and it's juice

    Basically, you add each ingredient bit by bit and use an electric mixer to mix it all up in one big bowl. Simple. Pour into a (round) baking tin (about 20" diameter) and bake on Gas Mark 4 for around 90 mins. Mixture will raise a lot, and then when you take it out to cool, collapse into itself - that's normal. Oh, and don't worry if it's still very wobbly in the middle, it's supposed to be like that, it'll solidify and create a very moist cake... delicious.
    (Original post by Jayk Bakner)
    Microwave Brownies! - The sticky joys of brownies, rapido style!
    Tools
    Your favourite beating instrument (you know you've got one )
    20cm rectangular dish, line with greaseproof paper - should be able to fit comfortable in your microwave, really; so if 20cm is too big, go smaller. Don't go bigger, though; because otherwise the brownies will be too thin.
    Microwave
    Brain

    Ingredients
    100g dark chocolate
    100g butter
    100g soft dark brown sugar
    2 teaspoons cocoa powder
    Pinch'o'salt
    2 eggs, beaten
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (or vanilla flavouring if you can't find that; or - like me - your local Tesco don't stock it...)
    Optional: 100g chopped walnuts

    Directions
    Put chocolate and butter in a bowl and jam in microwave; HIGH power it for 1 minute, or until the chocolate is liquified.
    Stir in all other ingredients, and have at it with your beating tool. Really have at it. Beat it to oblivion and back. Really, just let yourself go!
    Pour the goop into your dish, and then cook on MEDIUM for about 6 minutes, or until it's just slightly sticky
    Let it cool (because otherwise, you'd have to drink it...) and then cut into squares.
    Eat!

    Eat!
    (Original post by kemiandtheboy)
    Lazy Meatballs

    250g minced lean beef or pork
    50g flour
    one egg
    half a large onion or one shallot
    few cloves of garlic
    any other fresh savoury herbs - thyme, rosemary, sage
    salt & pepper
    sunflower oil

    chop the onion, garlic and herbs. put these in a bowl with the mince and the flour, and the egg. put the oil in a frying pan, and put on medium heat. mix meat etc well (use hands). shape mixture into small balls, about the size of the palm of your hand, and pat flat-ish before putting in the frying pan. turn over after a couple of minutes. reduce heat, cover up and leave to cook for 15-20 minutes. serve with mashed potato (use butter and milk in the mash)

    alternatively, these can be boiled: mix all the ingredients in a bowl as before, but put a large saucepan of water on the boil. add rice to the mix (as much as will fit in the palm of your hand) and mix it in. then shape smaller round balls and once the water is boiling, drop them in gently. skim the fat off the surface for a minute or so. then cover and simmer for 15-20 mins, or less if you have quick-cook rice. these are nice in a clear soup with veg and noodles or just served with a garnish of steamed carrot/runner beans/asparagus
    (Original post by kemiandtheboy)
    Spicy Fish

    two trout fillets
    half a jar of tomato passata
    50g pitted black olives
    oregano, pepper, chillies
    oil

    put some oil in a frying pan, on medium heat. put the trout fillets in, skin down. crumble the oregano, pepper and chillies on (to taste). when the fish is light round the edges but still raw in the middle, pour the passata over it, cover and cook for about 10 min. coarsely chop the olives and whack them in, cook for a couple more minutes.

    serve with boiled yam/sweet potato and basmati or similar long grain rice.
    (Original post by kemiandtheboy)
    Vegetarian Pitta

    pitta breads
    pitted black olives
    fresh salad
    cucmber
    tomato
    houmous
    couscous
    some tinned beans (eg cannelini, flageolet, black-eyed, kidney)

    hydrate the couscous. mix up the houmous, beans of your choice and olives. cut the pitta breads in half, grill just for long enough so they puff up. shove in a few salad leaves and spoon in the houmous mixture and couscous. serve with the tomato/cucumber chopped into a bowl or stuffed into the pitta as well.

    takes less than 10 min as you can get all the ingredients from most supermarkets. great lunch
    (Original post by kemiandtheboy)
    Pancakes

    pint of milk - semi or preferably full
    two eggs
    self-raising flour
    unsalted butter
    paper towels

    beat the egg and milk. add a small tumbler full of flour. beat. keep adding the flour a little at a time, while beating, until you get a thick batter which is still quite runny. put about 20g of butter in a frying pan (medium heat). as it starts to melt and froth up, pour in a ladle of the batter. when you see little bubbles and/or pores in the middle of the pancake, turn it over (use a fish slice). the other side doesn't take as long to cook. take it out onto a plate, use a paper towel to wipe the frying pan. repeat butter/batter/wipe.

    the wiping bit is important, because the butter will burn if left in the pan and the pancakes will taste progressively more like charcoal!

    some people like to use spray oil, but i think butter tastes better
    (Original post by ninstro)
    Cloutie Dumpling - Medium, I guess

    Pre-Cooking Time: approx. 25mins
    Cooking Time: approx. 4hrs + 15mins

    Ingredients
    225g / 8oz plain flour
    200 g / 7oz caster sugar
    1 level tsp ground cinnamon
    1 heaped tsp mixed spice
    110 g / 4oz margarine
    220 g / 4oz sultanas
    220 g / 4oz currants
    1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda
    200 ml / 7fl.oz cold tea
    Whisky [I like a 10yr Glenmorangie myself...]
    Pouring cream

    Equipment
    A big mixing bowl
    A medium saucepan
    A big cloth [like a muslin]
    A mixing spoon
    An oven tray
    Marigolds [washing up gloves]
    String

    1) Mix the flour, caster sugar, cinnamon, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda, followed by the margarine.

    2) Then add the sultanas and currants.

    3) Follow by adding enough cold tea to make it into a soft dough.

    4) Then, dip the cloth into boiling hot water. Drain it [the marigolds are needed for this else you burn your hands!] and spread it flat on a surface.

    5) Sprinkle flour and caster sugar on it as evenly as possible, enough to cover it and make a thin 'skin'.

    6) Take the dough, make it into a sphere, then place in the middle of the skin and wrap it up, tying the top with string; do this a bit loosely to leave room for expansion.

    7) Pour a bit of boiled water into the saucepan then lay the parcel in; top up with more boiled water till the parcel is covered and simmer for 4hrs. Check regularly so that the water is constantly covering the parcel.

    8) In the meantime clean the mixing bowl, and then when the 4hrs are up fill with cold water and pre-heat the oven to 180C.

    9) Remove the parcel and dip into the cold water for about 8/10 seconds max. [this is to stop the muslin sticking].

    10) Remove from water, cut the string and put the dumpling on the oven tray; place it in the oven for about 10/15mins, just to make it less sticky and keep it warm.

    11) Whilst in the oven, get the cream and whisk with the whisky - I do this by personal taste, no measurements.

    12) Serve the dumpling warm, with the cold whisky cream on hand for those who desire it

    *I personally don't think it's difficult, just time-consuming. I also make the best shortbread but that's a family secret I'm not willing to share
    (Original post by Assos)
    Malteaser Cake - Snack - Easy

    Equipment:
    Mixing Bowl
    Saucepan
    Small Heatproof Bowl
    Swiss Roll Tin
    Spoon

    Ingredients:
    110g Margarine,
    220g of Milk Chocolate,
    3 Tablespoons Golden Syrup,
    100g Digestive Biscuits,
    120g Ginger Biscuits
    220g Maltesers,
    Plenty of White Chocolate!

    Method:

    1. Grease Swiss Roll Tin.

    2. Place plenty of water in saucepan place the small heatproof bowl on
    top, place milk chocolate in bowl and heat until chocolate has melted.

    3. Place the margarine and syrup into the bowl with chocolate while still
    on heat leave to melt.

    4. While the chocolate / margarine / syrup mix is melting crush biscuits.

    5. Place melted chocolate and crushed biscuits in mixing bowl set 10
    malteasers aside and place the rest in with the chocolate and biscuits.

    6. Mix together chocolate and compact into Swiss roll tin and leave to
    harden.

    7. When hard melt down white chocolate and spread on top crush the
    remaining malteasers and sprinkle on.

    8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then cut and serve or place back in fridge
    (will keep at room temp but is stickier).


    NB
    Chocolate can be melted in the microwave, although I am unable to provide timings for this due to the varying power of microwaves.
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    Seeing as you asked so nicely (read: forced me to at gun-point):
    Microwave Brownies! - The sticky joys of brownies, rapido style!
    Tools
    • Your favourite beating instrument (you know you've got one )
    • 20cm rectangular dish, line with greaseproof paper - should be able to fit comfortable in your microwave, really; so if 20cm is too big, go smaller. Don't go bigger, though; because otherwise the brownies will be too thin.
    • Microwave
    • Brain


    Ingredients
    • 100g dark chocolate
    • 100g butter
    • 100g soft dark brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
    • Pinch'o'salt
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (or vanilla flavouring if you can't find that; or - like me - your local Tesco don't stock it...)
    • Optional: 100g chopped walnuts


    Directions
    1. Put chocolate and butter in a bowl and jam in microwave; HIGH power it for 1 minute, or until the chocolate is liquified.
    2. Stir in all other ingredients, and have at it with your beating tool. Really have at it. Beat it to oblivion and back. Really, just let yourself go!
    3. Pour the goop into your dish, and then cook on MEDIUM for about 6 minutes, or until it's just slightly sticky
    4. Let it cool (because otherwise, you'd have to drink it...) and then cut into squares.
    5. Eat!
    Simple, yet oh-so-goooooooood.
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    lazy meatballs

    250g minced lean beef or pork
    50g flour
    one egg
    half a large onion or one shallot
    few cloves of garlic
    any other fresh savoury herbs - thyme, rosemary, sage
    salt & pepper
    sunflower oil

    chop the onion, garlic and herbs. put these in a bowl with the mince and the flour, and the egg. put the oil in a frying pan, and put on medium heat. mix meat etc well (use hands). shape mixture into small balls, about the size of the palm of your hand, and pat flat-ish before putting in the frying pan. turn over after a couple of minutes. reduce heat, cover up and leave to cook for 15-20 minutes. serve with mashed potato (use butter and milk in the mash)

    alternatively, these can be boiled: mix all the ingredients in a bowl as before, but put a large saucepan of water on the boil. add rice to the mix (as much as will fit in the palm of your hand) and mix it in. then shape smaller round balls and once the water is boiling, drop them in gently. skim the fat off the surface for a minute or so. then cover and simmer for 15-20 mins, or less if you have quick-cook rice. these are nice in a clear soup with veg and noodles or just served with a garnish of steamed carrot/runner beans/asparagus
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    spicy fish

    two trout fillets
    half a jar of tomato passata
    50g pitted black olives
    oregano, pepper, chillies
    oil

    put some oil in a frying pan, on medium heat. put the trout fillets in, skin down. crumble the oregano, pepper and chillies on (to taste). when the fish is light round the edges but still raw in the middle, pour the passata over it, cover and cook for about 10 min. coarsely chop the olives and whack them in, cook for a couple more minutes.

    serve with boiled yam/sweet potato and basmati or similar long grain rice.
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    Thanks Kemi and Jayk!
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    vegetarian pitta

    pitta breads
    pitted black olives
    fresh salad
    cucmber
    tomato
    houmous
    couscous
    some tinned beans (eg cannelini, flageolet, black-eyed, kidney)

    hydrate the couscous. mix up the houmous, beans of your choice and olives. cut the pitta breads in half, grill just for long enough so they puff up. shove in a few salad leaves and spoon in the houmous mixture and couscous. serve with the tomato/cucumber chopped into a bowl or stuffed into the pitta as well.

    takes less than 10 min as you can get all the ingredients from most supermarkets. great lunch
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    (Original post by Crimson Black)
    Thanks Kemi and Jayk!
    ;kiss; crimson ;heart;

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    oh yes, and breakfast

    Pancakes

    pint of milk - semi or preferably full
    two eggs
    self-raising flour
    unsalted butter
    paper towels

    beat the egg and milk. add a small tumbler full of flour. beat. keep adding the flour a little at a time, while beating, until you get a thick batter which is still quite runny. put about 20g of butter in a frying pan (medium heat). as it starts to melt and froth up, pour in a ladle of the batter. when you see little bubbles and/or pores in the middle of the pancake, turn it over (use a fish slice). the other side doesn't take as long to cook. take it out onto a plate, use a paper towel to wipe the frying pan. repeat butter/batter/wipe.

    the wiping bit is important, because the butter will burn if left in the pan and the pancakes will taste progressively more like charcoal!

    some people like to use spray oil, but i think butter tastes better
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    Cloutie Dumpling - Medium, I guess

    Pre-Cooking Time: approx. 25mins
    Cooking Time: approx. 4hrs + 15mins

    Ingredients
    225g / 8oz plain flour
    200 g / 7oz caster sugar
    1 level tsp ground cinnamon
    1 heaped tsp mixed spice
    110 g / 4oz margarine
    220 g / 4oz sultanas
    220 g / 4oz currants
    1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda
    200 ml / 7fl.oz cold tea
    Whisky [I like a 10yr Glenmorangie myself...]
    Pouring cream

    Equipment
    A big mixing bowl
    A medium saucepan
    A big cloth [like a muslin]
    A mixing spoon
    An oven tray
    Marigolds [washing up gloves]
    String

    1) Mix the flour, caster sugar, cinnamon, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda, followed by the margarine.

    2) Then add the sultanas and currants.

    3) Follow by adding enough cold tea to make it into a soft dough.

    4) Then, dip the cloth into boiling hot water. Drain it [the marigolds are needed for this else you burn your hands!] and spread it flat on a surface.

    5) Sprinkle flour and caster sugar on it as evenly as possible, enough to cover it and make a thin 'skin'.

    6) Take the dough, make it into a sphere, then place in the middle of the skin and wrap it up, tying the top with string; do this a bit loosely to leave room for expansion.

    7) Pour a bit of boiled water into the saucepan then lay the parcel in; top up with more boiled water till the parcel is covered and simmer for 4hrs. Check regularly so that the water is constantly covering the parcel.

    8) In the meantime clean the mixing bowl, and then when the 4hrs are up fill with cold water and pre-heat the oven to 180C.

    9) Remove the parcel and dip into the cold water for about 8/10 seconds max. [this is to stop the muslin sticking].

    10) Remove from water, cut the string and put the dumpling on the oven tray; place it in the oven for about 10/15mins, just to make it less sticky and keep it warm.

    11) Whilst in the oven, get the cream and whisk with the whisky - I do this by personal taste, no measurements.

    12) Serve the dumpling warm, with the cold whisky cream on hand for those who desire it

    *I personally don't think it's difficult, just time-consuming. I also make the best shortbread but that's a family secret I'm not willing to share :p:
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    Malteaser Cake - Snack - Easy

    Ingredients:
    Equipment:
    110g Margarine,
    Mixing Bowl
    220g of Milk Chocolate,
    Saucepan
    3 Tablespoons Golden Syrup,
    Small Heatproof Bowl
    100g Digestive Biscuits,
    Swiss Roll Tin
    120g Ginger Biscuits
    Spoon
    220g Maltesers,

    Plenty of White Chocolate!

    Method:

    1. Grease Swiss Roll Tin.

    2. Place plenty of water in saucepan place the small heatproof bowl on
    top, place milk chocolate in bowl and heat until chocolate has melted.

    3. Place the margarine and syrup into the bowl with chocolate while still
    on heat leave to melt.

    4. While the chocolate / margarine / syrup mix is melting crush biscuits.

    5. Place melted chocolate and crushed biscuits in mixing bowl set 10
    malteasers aside and place the rest in with the chocolate and biscuits.

    6. Mix together chocolate and compact into Swiss roll tin and leave to
    harden.

    7. When hard melt down white chocolate and spread on top crush the
    remaining malteasers and sprinkle on.

    8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then cut and serve or place back in fridge
    (will keep at room temp but is stickier).

    NB
    Chocolate can be melted in the microwave, although I am unable to provide timings for this due to the varying power of microwaves.
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