Mrs Vinny's Cookery Class Recipes

Below is a list of recipes for you to try at home.
Cook fun, healthy recipes with your family!


POACHED EGG / SCRAMBLED EGG / FRIED EGG / OMELETTE
Equipment needed
  • small frying pan / small pan
  • spatula / fish slice
  • small whisk / wooden spoon
  • small bowl to mix in
  • circular pastry cutter (use with poached eggs).

  • Method
    POACHED EGG - hob setting 4-5
    1- fill small frying pan with hot water
    2- wait till water fully boils
    3- place pastry cutter in centre of the pan
    4- crack egg into the centre
    5- poach egg until cooked, about 3-4 minutes
    6- place toast in toaster, drain egg onto kitchen paper, place on cooked toast.

    FRIED EGG - hob setting 4-5
    1- heat pan up with a little oil, crack egg into the hot pan
    2- leave it to cook for 2-3 minutes until it looks cooked, flip it over if you want it fully cooked without a runny centre.

    SCRAMBLED EGGS - hob setting 3-4
    1- using a non stick pan, drop a little oil onto the pan
    2- heat oil and then add egg with a little milk and salt and pepper into the pan
    3- stir with a wooden spoon or whisk till it thickens.

    OMELETTE EGGS - hob setting 4-5
    1- mix / whisk egg, salt, pepper and a little milk in a bowl
    2- heat a small nonstick frying pan with a little oil, pour egg mixture into the pan
    3- using a pallet knife, move the egg mixture from the side
    4- you can add cheese / ham /herbs etc. if you want.

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    SUMMER WRAPS
    RECIPE 1 – roasted vegetables / feta / yoghurt dressing in a wrap
    Ingredients
  • roasted veg: peppers / onions / courgettes, chopped into chunky pieces
  • feta cheese, cut into cubes
  • yoghurt dressing: natural yoghurt
  • salt / pepper
  • herbs / smoked paprika, or use other seasonings from the store cupboard
  • Method
  • chop veg, season, place in tray and roast in the oven for 30 minutes
  • cube or crumble up feta
  • heat the wrap up in a toaster or oven
  • mix yoghurt with seasonings
  • assemble the wrap with roasted vegetables and yoghurt dressing
  • Enjoy for a healthy lunch!

    RECIPE 2 – chicken / lettuce / spicy yoghurt dressing in a wrap
    Ingredients
  • chicken breasts, chopped small
  • iceberg lettuce, shredded small
  • garlic chopped
  • a little oil
  • natural yoghurt dressing as above, adding chilli flakes
  • Method
  • fry chicken with seasonings of your choice
  • assemble the wrap with spicy chicken, shredded iceberg lettuce and yoghurt dressing.
  • Enjoy for a healthy lunch!

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    HEALTH FACTS ON DRINKING WATER
    1- Keeping hydrated is crucial for our health and wellbeing. Many people don’t drink enough fluids every day.
    2- Do you know what percentage of water the body is made up of? It is a massive 60%!
    3- Do you know what percentage of the planet is covered by water? It is 71%!
    4- Do you know which organ water is essential for? The kidneys.
    5- All the cells in the body need water.
    6- You need water to lubricate your joints like oil in your car.
    7- Water delivers oxygen to the whole body.
    8- Our body uses water to create moisture our skin.
    9- Water regulates your body temperature.
    10- Water aids our digestion, helping us go to the toilet.
    11- Take a guess at how much water we need to drink daily: 11 cups for women / 15 cups for men (approximately 2 litres a day!)

    NOT ENOUGH WATER SYMPTOMS-
    1 - Tiredness and fatigue
    2- Constant hunger
    3- Constipation
    4- Dry skin
    5- Dark coloured urine. You are well hydrated when your urine looks like water.

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    SMOOTHIES AND FRUIT KABABS
    SMOOTHIES
    Add water or milk to mix / honey to taste
    1- BERRY BLAST - mixed berries / banana / spinach
    2- CARIBBEAN BLAST – mango / apple / banana / coconut
    3- MELON BLAST - banana / green, black grapes / strawberries / watermelon

    FRUIT KEBABS
    Ingredients
    Strawberries / bananas / grapes / oranges / watermelon
    Method
    1- Chop all fruit the same size and carefully push the fruit onto the sticks, making them look colourful and all the same size.
    Enjoy as a healthy snack!

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    HOMEMADE PIZZA
    Ingredients
    PIZZA BASE (quick version using scone mixture)
    1- half quantity 225g / 450g ( 1 lb ) self-raising flour
    2- half quantity 75g / 150g ( 5oz ) butter or healthy alternative
    3- half quantity 1 egg / x2 eggs, medium sized
    4- half quantity 2 tbsp / x4 tbsp milk
    5- mixed herbs / mustard powder (can be added to base to add more flavour)
    6- salt and pepper
    Half quantity makes four small pizzas!
    Method
    1- Add fat to flour and mix to a crumb with fingertips
    2- Add in herbs, salt and pepper
    3- Gradually add in egg and milk till mixture is blended to a soft dough

    PIZZA TOPPINGS (half quantity for four small pizzas)
    Ingredients
    1- x1 carton of passata - mix with herbs and seasonings
    2- salt and pepper / mixed herbs / chilli flakes
    3- black, green olives / sun dried tomatoes
    4- grated cheddar cheese / chopped up mozzarella
    5- sweetcorn / mushrooms / red onion / peppers
    Method
    1- Spread over about x2 tbsp of the tomato mixture onto the pizza base, then make your personal choice with your toppings
    2- The cheese is the last thing to go on the top
    3- Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 180 fan, depending on the size
    Enjoy with a salad!

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    SAUSAGE ROLLS / SAUSAGE PLAITS
    Electric oven temperature 180
    FILLING FOR SAUSAGE ROLLS OR PLAITS
    Ingredients
    1- 100g of sausage meat
    2- 1x teaspoon of dried sage
    3- onions (half onion per pack of sausage meat)
    4- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar and 1 tbsp brown sugar
    Variations to add - small amount cranberries / apricots / apple / salt / pepper / smoked paprika / mixed herbs / oregano / Worcestershire sauce

    PUFF PASTRY SHEETS OR TO ROLL OUT PASTRY
    Method
    1- Egg wash for top of pastry
    2- Mix sausage meat together with herbs and seasonings of your choice
    3- Roll out the pastry into a large rectangle
    4- Spoon sausage meet along the pastry in a line
    5- If you are doing sausage rolls, fold the pastry over and seal the edge with a fork. If doing plaits, cut down the pastry in a V shape down each side of the pastry, wrapping each shade over to form a plait
    6- Paint on an egg glaze all over the top of the pastry
    7- Cook in oven for 25-30 minutes.

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    CHARLIE’S CRUMBLE / SUMMER CRUMBLE
    Pre-heat oven to 180 fan. This will serve 4-5 portions.
    CRUMBLE TOPPING
    Ingredients
    1- frozen summer berries / tinned peaches / pears
    2- x2 tins of apples or any fruit (or your own apples cooked)
    3- 45g ( 1 and half oz ) margarine or butter
    4- 45g ( 1 and half oz ) sugar, soft brown
    5- 90g ( 3 and half oz ) self-raising flour
    Variations to add: portage oats / desiccated coconut / cinnamon
    Method
    1- Rub the margarine into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs
    2- Be light-touched as you mix the two ingredients together
    3- Mix in the sugar and any other additional ingredients
    4- Sprinkle this over the top of the fruit and place in the oven
    5- Bake in the oven for approximately 25-30 minutes.
    Enjoy with ice cream or custard!