Mums Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Family Cookbook: More Than 100 Mouth-Watering Classic Recipes by Dave Myers and Si King

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    • Categories: Lunch; Main course; Suppers
    • Ingredients: sunflower oil; white fish fillets; plain flour; ale; corn flour
    • Accompaniments: The best chips ever
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    • Categories: Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: floury potatoes; sunflower oil; malt vinegar
    • Accompaniments: Beer-battered fish
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Lunch; Main course; Suppers
    • Ingredients: beef mince; onions; beef stock cubes; plain flour; store-cupboard ingredients; egg yolks
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Lunch; Main course; Suppers; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; white cheddar cheese; breadcrumbs
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    • Categories: Chili; Lunch; Main course; Suppers; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: beef mince; onions; green peppers; red peppers; Worcestershire sauce; bird's eye chillies; Tabasco sauce; tinned tomatoes; tomato purée; beef stock cubes; limes; ground cumin; coriander leaves; tinned kidney beans
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Lunch; Main course; Suppers
    • Ingredients: beef mince; onions; carrots; turnips; tomato purée; baked beans
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    • Categories: Soups
    • Ingredients: ham stock; carrots; turnips; onions; red lentils; vegetables of your choice
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    • Categories: Soups; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: onions; ham knuckles; yellow split peas; bay leaves; parsley
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Entertaining & parties; Indian
    • Ingredients: tandoori paste; yoghurt; chicken breasts; potatoes; turmeric; garam masala; mustard seeds; garlic; green chillies; curry leaves; frozen peas; coriander leaves; vegetable oil; plain flour
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties; Yemeni
    • Ingredients: onions; fresh ginger; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; curry paste; garam masala; beef mince; potatoes; tortillas; vegetable oil
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties; Yemeni
    • Ingredients: turmeric; chilli flakes; mushrooms; prawns; petits pois; red peppers; rice; soy sauce; tortillas; vegetable oil
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Lunch; Main course; Suppers
    • Ingredients: onions; celery; carrots; beef mince; tinned tomatoes; tomato purée; beef stock; caster sugar; bay leaves; self-raising flour; ground beef suet; parsley
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Lunch; Main course; Suppers
    • Ingredients: onions; leeks; breadcrumbs; self-raising flour; ground beef suet; store-cupboard ingredients; leftover meat of your choice; sauce or gravy of your choice
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Lunch; Main course; Suppers
    • Ingredients: braising steaks; lamb kidneys; onions; thyme; bay leaves; beef stock; tomato purée; self-raising flour; ground suet
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Breakfast / brunch; Snacks
    • Ingredients: milk; strong white flour; fast-acting yeast; caster sugar; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: lemons; granulated sugar; butter; self-raising flour; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Cakes, small; Afternoon tea; Children's parties
    • Ingredients: margarine; caster sugar; store-cupboard ingredients; butter; oranges; orange curd
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Children's parties
    • Ingredients: plain flour; butter; seedless raspberry jam; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: bran; brown sugar; sultanas; milk; self-raising flour
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    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea; Children's parties
    • Ingredients: Mars candy bars; shortbread fingers; marshmallows; Rice Krispies; butter
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    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Afternoon tea; Children's parties
    • Ingredients: butter; caster sugar; plain flour; condensed milk; chocolate
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Dips, spreads & salsas; French
    • Ingredients: strong white flour; dried yeast; tinned anchovies; onions
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; margarine; cheddar cheese
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; egg yolks; coffee; butter; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert
    • Ingredients: ginger biscuits; double cream; caster sugar; lemons; blueberries; mint
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Notes about this book

  • Carol.Furness on October 07, 2016

    I love this book. There are so many good recipes that I have made again and again.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Minced meat plate pie

    • joneshayley on January 24, 2018

      Very basic, but a good pie, and a starting point to branch from. I add herbs (rosemary/thyme) , veg (grated carrots) and a dash of wine. A tablespoon flour before the stock to thicken the gravy- I fear it may be thin without. Perfect pastry.

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      made this a deep pan pie. drained the surplus juice to add to home made gravy to accompany (in butter, softened red onion, herbs - maybe rosemary. could add diced mushrooms. beef stock, splash Worcestershire sauce, seasoning, thickened with cornflour).

  • Cheese pie

    • joneshayley on February 05, 2017

      Proper mystery dinner. A million calories though

  • Lemon drizzle cake

    • joneshayley on February 05, 2017

      Great go to drizzle recipe

    • Carol.Furness on July 19, 2014

      I've made this loads of times. Its quick to make and delicious.

  • Millionaire's shortbread

    • joneshayley on September 16, 2018

      Brilliant recipe, I found this very easy to make and very delicious. The biscuits last well too.

  • Pan haggerty

    • joneshayley on February 05, 2017

      Great recipe- authentic tasty dinner

  • Spaghetti alla carbonara

    • joneshayley on February 05, 2017

      Brilliant carbonara- so much better than the usual inauthentic cream heavy options

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      As I love veg (!), I also added large spring onion, garlic, broccoli, cherry toms and peas, and less butter. I found the sauce a little runny - but that could have been the addition of veggies. But, my hub enjoyed!!

  • Bastichio

    • joneshayley on February 05, 2017

      Very nice- very rich though and serves at least 8. Better next day

  • Welsh griddle cakes

    • joneshayley on March 04, 2020

      These are beautiful, lightly spiced and well textured. My go-to for dydd dewi sant.

  • Scotch eggs

    • joneshayley on January 26, 2018

      Beautiful recipe- wonderful picnic food

  • Yummy biscuits

    • joneshayley on September 17, 2018

      Leave plenty of room between the biscuits as they spread a lot. Brilliant reliable recipe

  • Sweet & sour pork Hong Kong style

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      Delicious recipe - but the sweet and sour sauce needs - chunks onions, carrots and green peppers - all cooked but still retaining their crunch!

  • Chana chaat

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      fresh mint can also be add. Great to have with the spicy roast chicken, p 87.

  • Apple & blackberry crumble

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      The most gorgeous crumble ever!!!!!!! I used frozen mixed berries - defrosted overnight.

  • Perfect cauliflower cheese

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      Quite nice, my hub enjoyed. As I wanted it 'saucy', I increased by 2x - butter, plain flour, whole milk, with 2 tsps. mustard powder. Also added tomatoes under the breadcrumbs.

  • Rum babas

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      made these several years ago for my hub's birthday. seem to remember they were tasty - but there were too many! Will have to make again sometime to refresh my memory!

  • Spicy roasted chicken with minty sauce

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      Delicious! As I joint the chicken myself (more economical - plus I'm left with breasts and wings for other uses...) - I use here the chicken leg and thigh - so have two servings. I put all spices etc. in chopper, including TURMERIC - and just blitz. I serve with a spiced pilau rice (brown rice) or a pilaf rice (brown rice). For the minty yoghurt sauce, I use fresh mint from the garden, and add ground cumin and chilli - for extra taste!

    • Carol.Furness on July 19, 2014

      Love this. Low in calories too, so ideal for the weight watchers amongst us. Good hot or cold

  • Dave's mam's killer fishcakes with cheddar cheese sauce

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      Very tasty and satisfying! I make eight (rather than six) as I don't want them so big. Needs just green veg to accompany!

  • Foolproof mayonnaise

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      worked better than lots of other recipes I've tried!! Flavour needs little improving, but that's easy to do - depending on what its being used for...

  • Crumpets

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on March 13, 2015

      Delicious recipe; flavour improves when reheated. I finish tops under the grill so as not to squash the holes that appear!

    • Carol.Furness on July 19, 2014

      Lush. Not like any crumpets you will ever buy. Worth making.

  • Curried salmon

    • Carol.Furness on July 19, 2014

      Surprisingly good. Wasn't sure I'd fancy this but it was delicious.

  • Texas cornbread

    • Carol.Furness on July 19, 2014

      Made this a couple of times. Very tasty and a meal in one, just add some salad or veg.

  • Cottage pie with cheesy mash

    • adewar on November 24, 2015

      A really good flavourful recipe for cottage pie - totally worth the extra effort. I usually make it without the cheese in the mash as this seems like overkill.

  • Horseradish sauce

    • clairepotter on November 17, 2019

      Fantastic. Doubled quantity and used soya cream to keep it dairy-free. Still had two thirds of horseradish root left for other recipes. Used fine side of box grater.

  • Spotted dick

    • Spikeal on April 18, 2021

      The only true Spotted Dick, but should be sliced like bread and coated with butter and fine brown sugar.

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  • ISBN 10 0297860267
  • ISBN 13 9780297860266
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Jan 14 2010
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Orion Publishing Co
  • Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publishers Text

Si and Dave undertake a nationwide search for Britain's lost recipes - those forgotten gems or secret scribbles handed down through the generations - for a landmark TV series. The Bikers send out a call-to-arms for mums, daughters and their grandmothers to unlock their private recipe archives and share with, and learn from, other mums of all races and backgrounds. This is a heart-warming and down-to-earth recipe book that takes place against beautiful British backdrops throughout the summer. Here yummy mummies, Northern matriarchs, West Indian foster mums and ladies of the manor all come together with recipes to share, tips to swap and techniques to learn, in a book that contains 112 different recipes.

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