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Picture taken before went in oven!!



Pound of mince
1 tin chopped tomatoes + good pinch mixed herbs
White/cheese sauce (good nob butter, flour, milk season and then add cheese)

5 vine tomatoes
Lasagne sheets
Cook mince for one hour and season, add tin chopped tomatoes and mixed herbs to own liking. Cook for further five minutes then allow to cool.

Make cheese sauce to own liking as well.

Then in oven proof dish layer one of mince then lasagna then white sauce top with a layer of fresh vine tomatoes and repeat till all used up.

On top of last layer of tomatoes grate some cheese and put in oven at 180 for 45/50 mins till all cooked and golden on top.

It’s very good!!

Green Tomato Chutney


Green Tomato Chutney
2 Pounds of Green Tomatoes

2 pounds of Cooking Apples

2 pounds of sugar

1 pound onions

1 pound of sultanas

2 oz salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 pints pickling vinegar

1 oz pickling spice
Finely chop all ingredients except the pickling spice which is put in a gauze and tied to edge of pan. Put all ingredients in pan with the gauze tied to side but in the mixture bring to boil and then simmer till thick. Just over an hour should do it and makes 10 jars of green tomato chutney xxxx



Makes medium sized pizza for base –

8 oz self raising flour
Pinch of salt
Pinch of mixed herbs
2oz butter
Milk to mix

Scone base sift flour in bowl add salt and herbs mix together then rub in butter till fine breadcrumbs.

Add milk till soft dough – kneed the dough for further minute

Then roll out till about 1/4 inch thick place onto baking dish

Put in oven of med heat only for 2 mins till dough rises a little then take back out

Tomato purée onto base or half tin of chopped tomatoes (light covering of base)

Then – One small red onion finely chopped and fried along with strips of bacon (3 slices into strips)
Cook then allow to cool. Finely slice one large vine-tomato and use either fresh pineapple rings or a tin (chop four pineapple rings finely)

Also have fresh peppers finely sliced quarter each of green, yellow, red peppers.

Place the fried onion and bacon on top of the tomato purée first spread evenly.

Then add the slices of tomatoes then pineapple and then sprinkling of peppers to finish grate cheese over pizza.

Cook in oven at 170 for 45 mins cover the pizza half way through baking so as does not get to brown.
Note – use a not to deep flan dish for making pizza in. Also it’s nice to have salami as well for topping 2 slices into small pieces.