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These Dutch meatballs are great as a snack, try serving them with chutney or pickled onions.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g/10½oz minced pork
  • ½ onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 50g/1¾oz butter
  • 75g/2¾oz plain flour
  • 225ml/8fl oz full-fat milk, warmed
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 125g/4½oz breadcrumbs


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the minced pork for 4-5 minutes, or until browned all over. Remove the pork from the pan and set aside.

  2. Add the onion and carrot to the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and add to the fried pork. Set aside to cool.

  3. Stir in the nutmeg, parsley and lemon juice and zest and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Gradually stir in the warm milk to form a thick sauce.

  5. Add the sauce to the meat mixture and mix until well combined. Set aside to cool.

  6. Once cool, divide the mixture into small balls.

  7. Beat the eggs in a bowl and sprinkle the breadcrumbs onto a plate.

  8. Heat the oil in a deep heavy-based frying pan until a breadcrumb sizzles and turns brown when dropped into it. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.)

  9. Dip the balls into the egg, then coat in the breadcrumbs. Fry the balls for 3-4 minutes, or until golden-brown. Remove the balls from the pan and set aside to drain on kitchen paper.

  10. Serve with chutney and pickled onions.

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Food And Nutrition

Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs




Deviled eggs are a favorite snack in my household. They are so flavorful and it’s easy to make them in a variety of ways. Sometimes I’ll set up a deviled egg bar where friends can garnish their eggs with a variety of toppings like capers, sundried tomatoes, fresh herbs, smoked salmon, crumbled cheeses, etc. These deviled eggs are a perfect combo of salty and spicy and are sure to impress any guests.

Serves 24


  • 1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons chunky blue cheese dressing
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Crumbled blue cheese, for garnish
  • Chopped celery leaves, for garnish


Halve each boiled egg. Place the whites on a platter and place the yolks in a food processor. Process the yolks until they look like coarse sand, then transfer to a mixing bowl (you can also mash the yolks with a fork if you don’t have a food processor).

Combine the egg yolks with mayo, blue cheese dressing, buffalo sauce and chopped celery. Season with salt and pepper and stir again.

Scoop the yolk mixture into a piping bag (or resealable sandwich bag) and pipe into each egg white. Garnish with crumbled blue cheese and chopped celery leaves. Serve immediately or keep cold until ready to serve.

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Food And Nutrition

Easy no-yeast pizza




Freshly baked pizza tastes great, and this pizza dough without yeast requires no waiting around for the dough to rise. Just mix it up and you’re ready to go. Try it with your favourite toppings.


For the sauce

  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs, plus extra for topping
  • 2 pinches caster sugar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 200g/7oz mozzarella (or any other cheese), torn into pieces, for topping
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the dough

  • 300g/10½oz self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 300g/10½oz natural yoghurt
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Traditional toad in the hole




Toad in the hole is classic comfort food at its best. Serve with plenty of gravy and simple steamed vegetables.


  • 115g/4oz plain flour
  • large pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 300ml/½ pint milk
  • 2 tbsp/30g fresh thyme leaves
  • 8 good quality pork, beef or vegetarian sausages
  • 2 tbsp/30g Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp/30g of beef dripping or white vegetable fat for vegetarians
  • knob of butter, to serve


  1. To make the batter, sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the salt and pepper.

  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and crack in the eggs. Using a wooden spoon, gradually beat the eggs into the flour then slowly beat in the milk until the batter is the consistency of double cream.

  3. Strain and push any remaining lumps through a sieve. Stir in the thyme. Cover and leave to stand for 30 minutes, or ideally 3-4 hours.

  4. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  5. Heat a large non-stick pan and cook the sausages over a medium heat until golden-brown all over. (If you do not have a non-stick pan add a little oil.) Turn off the heat and brush the sausages with the mustard. Set aside.

  6. Place the dripping or white vegetable fat into an ovenproof dish and heat in the oven for five minutes or until the dripping is hot and hazy.

  7. Add the sausages to the hot dish and pour in the batter. Immediately return the dish to the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes until well-risen and golden-brown.

  8. Serve seasoned with black pepper and a large knob of butter.

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