Cheddar, dill & beer loaf

Ingredients
360g organic flour – either all white or ½ white & ½ brown
120g mature Cheddar – grated
2 tablespoons finely chopped dill (or substitute chives if you prefer)
½ teaspoon local honey
2 teaspoons baking powder
300ml pilsner/lager at room temperature (non-alcoholic works too)
1.5 teaspoons salt
Butter at room temperature


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Method
Combine the flour/s, baking powder, dill, salt and Cheddar
Stir in the pilsner & honey
Pour into a buttered loaf tin and brush the top with a little oil or butter
Bake at 190C for about 35-40 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean
However tempted you are to eat this loaf, allow it to cool on a rack for at least 15 minutes before slicing!

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This loaf works well using gluten free flours (e.g. Doves Farm) and lager (e.g.Estrella Damm Daura Gluten Free Lager or Celia Organic Gluten Free Lager)

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Perfect with lots of butter!

& makes a fine tuna mayo sandwich too!

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Tuna + mayonnaise + capers + cucumber + lemon + black pepper, et voila!

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Lamb meatball tagine

lamb meatball tagine

lamb meatball tagine

Minced lamb + parsley + coriander + garlic + cayenne + paprika + cumin + S&P

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Chop the herbs & garlic

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Mix well

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Form into walnut sized balls

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Fry until golden & reserve

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Fry garlic & then add  paprika + cayenne + cumin + ground ginger + turmeric + cinnamon over a gentle heat

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Cook spice paste for a few minutes

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Add tinned tomatoes + honey + S&P

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Add meatballs

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Braise until tender

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Side dishes

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Cous cous

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Wholewheat cous cous + boiling water + olive oil

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Fluff up with a fork & add chopped coriander + S&P

Chickpea salad

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Chickpeas + onion/shallots + chopped parsley + olive oil + S&P

Carrot salad

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Grated carrots + chopped parsley

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Mix in dressing: orange juice + garlic + paprika + cumin + chilli powder + olive oil + S&P

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Baked meatballs, roasted aubergine and egg tagine

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Carefully crack eggs into the tagine, around the meatballs

Add diced roasted aubergine to the sauce

Spoon a little sauce over the sides of the eggs

Bake until eggs are cooked

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Granish with chopped coriander or parsley

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