Mums Still Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Best-Loved Recipes by Si King and Dave Myers and Hairy Bikers

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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Soups; Lunch; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; tinned tomatoes; caster sugar; double cream; white bread; cheddar cheese; mixed dried herbs
    • Accompaniments: Rouille & croutons
    • Categories: Sauces for fish; Side dish; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dried chillies; garlic; saffron; egg yolks; ground cayenne pepper; parsley or basil; French bread; Gruyère cheese
    • Accompaniments: Cream of tomato soup with fried cheese sandwiches
  • Great sausage casserole
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Suppers; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: pork sausages; streaky bacon; onions; chilli powder; tinned tomatoes; chicken stock; tomato purée; Worcestershire sauce; dark muscovado sugar; bay leaves; thyme; tinned butter beans; mixed dried herbs
  • Mama's curry
    • Categories: Curry; Suppers; Main course; Entertaining & parties; Indian
    • Ingredients: braising steaks; onions; ground cumin; ground coriander; chilli powder; ground ginger; whole cloves; ground cinnamon; tinned tomatoes; natural yoghurt
    • Accompaniments: Spiced cauliflower; Sweet & sour potatoes
  • Spiced cauliflower
    • Categories: Curry; Side dish; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: ghee; chilli powder; ground cumin; ground coriander; turmeric; cauliflower
    • Accompaniments: Mama's curry
    • Categories: Curry; Side dish; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: black mustard seeds; cumin seeds; potatoes; ground coriander; turmeric; chilli powder; tomato purée
    • Accompaniments: Mama's curry
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Suppers
    • Ingredients: oxtail; onions; carrots; celery; thyme; bay leaves; dry red wine; beef stock; tomato purée; parsley
  • Home-made fish fingers
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Quick / easy; Main course; Suppers; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: salmon fillets; golden breadcrumbs; bread of your choice; polenta; tomato ketchup
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Suppers; English
    • Ingredients: onions; carrots; celery; beef mince; beef stock cubes; porridge oats; floury potatoes
    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; ground ginger; golden syrup; store-cupboard ingredients
    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Afternoon tea
    • Ingredients: caster sugar; self-raising flour; dessicated coconut; glacé cherries; flaked almonds
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert
    • Ingredients: eggs; caster sugar; double cream; milk; nutmeg; plain flour; butter
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Lunch; Main course; Suppers; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: braising steaks; onions; potatoes; Bovril meat extract; Bisto gravy granules; plain flour; margarine; lard
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: golden syrup; butter; golden caster sugar; lemons; self-raising flour
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; green peppers; leeks; mushrooms; vegetable stock; milk; parsley
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Lunch; Main course; Suppers; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: spring onions; button mushrooms; spinach; crème fraîche; tagliatelle pasta
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Sandwiches & burgers; Salads; Lunch; Main course; Suppers; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; butter; parsley; spring onions; cheddar cheese; golden breadcrumbs; sunflower oil; cucumbers; sour cream; mayonnaise; paprika; hard-boiled eggs
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Lunch; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: butter; nutmeg; ground ginger; ground cayenne pepper; braising steaks; green peppercorns in brine
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Lunch; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: salmon fillets; lemons; bay leaves; smoked salmon; soft cheese; dill
    • Categories: Stuffing; Lunch; Main course; Suppers; Picnics & outdoors; Hungarian
    • Ingredients: white cabbage; onions; paprika; pork mince; long-grain rice; canned tomatoes; sour cream
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Suppers; Lunch; Main course; Picnics & outdoors; Hungarian
    • Ingredients: onions; paprika; pork steaks; tomato purée; green peppers; tomatoes

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  • Diggers

    • Bloominanglophile on March 22, 2020

      Grateful for joneshaley bringing this recipe to our attention. I looked at the recipe online, saw that I had everything, so quickly made it and brought it to a meeting I had that day. It IS rich, with all that butter, but a cup of tea helps it go down easily!

    • joneshayley on March 04, 2020

      Brilliant recipe - easy to adjust to suit your taste and always delicious.

    • Hannaha100 on October 09, 2020

      Diggers = Anzac biscuits. These were delicious and enjoyed by everyone! Very easy to make so good for kids to help with. Used Doves Farm gf flour and dairy free margarine and it still worked well. Needed at least 5 minutes longer than stated in oven. A little crumbly so may try adjusting slightly next time. I'm sure we will make this again! DH suggested adding chocolate or cherries. Mary Berry's version for biscuits not traybake has more butter, less flour (self-raising), much less sugar, slightly less coconut. I might try one day out of curiosity.

  • Minced beef pinwheels

    • joneshayley on September 25, 2019

      Great snack and packed lunch

  • Cream of tomato soup with fried cheese sandwiches

    • joneshayley on May 03, 2015

      Lovely fast soup. My children love this, though I've long since stopped adding cream, or the cheese tastiest. The soup and a crusty roll is all that is needed

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on November 08, 2014

      gorgeous and speedy soup - really comforting. cheese sandwiches too greasy - therefore better to find an alternative accompaniment.

  • Mum's everyday fish pie with cheesy mash

    • dawnelizabethtaylor on January 23, 2015

      Lovely, easy recipe - and especially 'saucy'! But - needs the addition of extra veg ie tiny broccoli florets added with the peas into the sauce, plus maybe asparagus or whatever there is in the pantry...

  • Duck à l'orange

    • TLouise on January 12, 2021

      Very nice and very easy to make. I added a little sugar to the sauce as it was quite sour, once I did that it was perfect, I will definitely make this again. Served with sautéed potatoes and savoy cabbage.

  • Cholent

    • TLouise on January 24, 2021

      Not sure what I think about this recipe. It is very simple, very filling and very plain. My husband and kids liked it but I just wanted more flavour. If I made it again I would try a different recipe containing more flavours.

  • Beef & honey stew

    • TLouise on December 29, 2020

      A great stew with a distinctive sweetness. Made as per instructions, I would definitely make again.

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  • ISBN 10 0297863231
  • ISBN 13 9780297863236
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Mar 03 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Orion Publishing Co
  • Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publishers Text

When Hairy Bikers, Si and Dave, toured the country in search of ordinary Mums and their families' favourite recipes, they had no idea they would unearth such a wealth of talent, tradition and nostalgia. So began their search for the dishes we love best. This beautiful cookbook brings together over 100 of the nation's favourite recipes from the second series of BBC2's MUMS KNOW BEST. It includes Si and Dave's personal family recipes as well as their favourite recipes that they discover through the mums they meet and the recipe fairs they hold. Episodes include Comforting Food, High Tea, School Dinners and Al Fresco. An irresistible collection of recipes that will inspire you to keep cooking with love for the people that matter to you most.

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