Author : Mary Sayer

Peanut Butter Cookies

March 2022, makes 2 doz Ingredients 6 oz Self raising flour 5 oz brown sugar 1 Tbsp golden syrup 3 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter 2 oz butter 1 egg Method 1. Beat ingredients together until well mixed 2. Place teaspoons of dough on a greased tray and flatten with a fork 3. Bake 190C approx […]

Beguine Cream Soup

March 2022. From ‘Soups from a Monastery Kitchen‘ (Brother Victor-Antoine) Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 pints (1.7l) water 2 leeks 4 large potatoes, diced 4 carrots, sliced 4 slices stale bread 1/2 tsp nutmeg 8.5fl oz (240 ml) single cream chopped parsley and chopped chervil Instructions 1. Bring water to boil in a large soup pot. […]

Buckwheat Energy Bars

Ingredients 1 cup oats 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup almonds 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup dried cranberries or candied peel) 1 cup soft dried apricots 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup water Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Spread out the oats, pumpkin seeds and almonds evenly on the tray, then roast for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Meanwhile, put the […]

Saint Basil Soup (4-6 servings)

(From ‘Soups from a Monastery Kitchen’, Brother Victor-Antoine) Ingredients: 6 tablespoons oil of choice 1 large onion, sliced 8 oz (225g) mushrooms, sliced 2 celery stalks, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 3 pints 8 fl oz (2 litres) water or stock Salt & pepper to taste Chopped parsley Method Wash and thinly slice the vegetables Sauté […]