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Best Winter Warmer Recipes when you’re on a budget

Best Winter Warmer Recipes when you’re on a budget








Welsh Rarebit

Ingredients- Serves 6

• 350g Cheddar, grated
• 1 large egg, lightly beaten
• 2 tbsp beer (preferably stout) or milk
• 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 tsp English mustard
• pinch cayenne pepper
• 12 thick slices white bread


1. Set aside 1 heaped tablespoon of grated cheese. Mix the rest with the egg, beer/milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and cayenne.
2. Preheat the grill to high and toast the bread on both sides. Spread the cheese mixture on top and then sprinkle on the reserved cheese.
3. Grill until the cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown. Serve immediately.

Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy

Ingredients- Serves  4

For the batter

• 100g plain flour
• 2 eggs
• 150ml semi-skimmed milk
For the toad
• 8 pork sausages
• 1 onion, finely sliced
• 1tbsp vegetable oil

For the gravy

• 1 onion, finely sliced
• 1tbsp vegetable oil
• 2tsp flour
• 2tsp English mustard
• 2tsp Worcestershire sauce
• 300ml vegetable stock


1. Preheat oven to 220ºC. Place flour in a bowl, add eggs and slowly mix in milk to make a smooth batter. Add 150mlwater and beat until smooth.
2. Put sausages in an oven-proof baking dish and scatter over the sliced onion. Roast for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, pour over the batter and return to cook for a further 35 minutes.
3. To make the gravy, fry remaining onion for 5 minutes until golden. Sprinkle on the flour and cook, stirring until thickened. Add mustard, Worcestershire sauce and, gradually, the stock, stirring until smooth.

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