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   Newsletter #22 - April 2004

Welcome to the Recipes4us.co.uk free monthly newsletter.  If you have any suggestions for additions to this newsletter, or if you wish to submit a culinary related article,  please write to me at Newsletter@Recipes4us.co.uk . 


Happy Cooking ! 



Florence Sandeman, Editor


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What's New This month


Cooking by Country


Click the picture to find out about Irelands culinary culture and history, present day cooking plus lots of recipe

If you're not one for heavily seasoned or spicy food then Irish cuisine should be right up your street. Irish cooking has kept firm hold of its Celtic roots and offers good wholesome, simply cooked food, making the most of the flavour of its variety of home grown produce. 


Also in this section, we give you comprehensive information  about a typical Irish dish and a widely used ingredient. 


The Irish Speciality Dish   IRISH STEW

The Irish Speciality Ingredient   BLACK PUDDING

Ingredient of the month


Click the picture to find out all about Limes plus lots of recipes

If there were ever a truly "International"  ingredient then this little citrus fruit is surely very close to it. Used in scores of cuisines, on all continents (apart from Antarctica), and in all its various forms, the age old Lime is certainly a worthy runner for the title.


Whilst its history and cultivation are relatively simple, the myriad of ways it can be used in cooking definitely makes up for any lengthy editorial in this section....although we do have some very interesting information to share with you.



Celebrate Easter with our  fabulous Easter Menu. We've laid it all out from start to finish with a timed countdown to help you get everything ready at the right time, in the right order. No more wondering if you've forgotten anything.  There are even check boxes to tick off once the stage is completed.

Recipe of the Month


Easter Bunny Biscuits


25mins       Makes 12


100g/4oz butter
75g/3oz caster sugar + extra for sprinkling
1 large Lion Quality egg
225g/8oz plain flour
teasp mixed ground spice
teasp ground cinnamon
50 g (1 oz) currants for eyes
2 tablespoons milk
Ribbon to decorate



1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6 and grease  two baking sheets. Cream the butter and sugar together  in a large mixing bowl with an electric whisk. Add the egg and whisk again.

2. Add the flour, spice and currants and mix well then ightly knead.


3. Roll out to a 5 mm (-inch) thickness. Use A bunny or other shaped cutter to press out about 12  biscuits, re-rolling the dough as necessary.

4. Arrange the biscuits on a baking tray and brush with milk.  Make eyes with the extra currants and sprinkle over the remaining sugar. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until pale golden.

5. Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Tie ribbons around the necks of the bunnies.






Recipe and Photo courtesy of Lion eggs.

Fast Food. And good for you


       Don't forget St Georges Day on 23rd April


We have LOTS of traditional English recipes both on the St. George's day page and throughout the site. To find them all use the search form. We are renowned for our puddings and teatime treats, so why not celebrate with us by cooking a traditional English Pudding....or how about a traditional English Tea... there's so much to choose from.... Scones (with lots of whipped cream and jam YUM), Victoria Sponge, Devonshire Flats, Devonshire splits (with lots of whipped cream and jam YUM YUM) .....





It's still the time to sow many vegetable seeds both indoors and out, in pots and in the open ground. Visit our Growing Herbs and Vegetables section for INSPIRATION!


New and Featured Recipes      V = Vegetarian



Citrus Garlic Marinade for Pork

Mexicano Pear Salsa      V

Chili and Onion Sambal

Phad Thai      V

Sweet Potato Fry      V

Dhal Potato Curry  V

Apple Mashed Potatoes     V

Champ     V

Colcannon     V

Irish Oatmeal Cakes     V

Milk Carrots     V

Kale with Cream    V

Potato Farl

Irish Potato Stuffing  V



Creme De Gelo Do Abacate     V

Peach and Lime Sorbet     V

Lime Shortbread     V

Citrus Mousse

Lime Biscuits     V

Ginger Key Lime Pie     V

Lime and Mascarpone Torte      V

Scones      V

Singing Hinnies     V

Victoria Sandwich     V

Cream Horns     V

Devonshire Splits     V

Devon Flats     V

Sticky Toffee Pudding     V

Stilton, Fruit and Nut Crumble     V

Spotted Dick     V

Rhubarb Crumble     V

Irish Coffee Pudding

Irish Jig     V

Irish Oatmeal Cakes     V

Buttermilk Scones     V

Apple and Barley Pudding     V

Oatmeal Bread      V

Irish Soda Bread      V

Irish Lemon Pudding    V

Irish Boxty Bread     V

Irish Barm Brack     V






Irish Potato Soup     V

Mutton Broth

Herby Tomato Bruschetta       V

Honey Grilled Scallops


Squid and Mango Salad

Moroccan Carrot Soup

Tod Man Plaa (fish cakes)

Cambodian Lemon Grass Soup

Chicken and Squash Soup



Black Pudding Croquettes

Dublin Lawyer

Potted Herrings in Guinness

Co. Wicklow Pancake (Irish Omelet)     V

Black Pudding with Apples

Black Pudding Braise

Smoked Cod Pie

Dublin Coddle

Irish Roast Chicken

Armagh Stuffed Rabbit

Beef in Guinness

Boiled Leg of Lamb

Irish Stew


Caribbean Spicy Grilled Tuna 

Snapper with Mango Sauce

Neua Pad Kimao (Flamed Beef)

Black Bean Burritos     V

Ambot Tik

Caribbean Grilled Chicken

Khmer Coconut Pork Skewers

Medallions of Lamb with Lime

Roast Honeyed Duck






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