Delicious Breakfast Nests

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Ok so I’ve been trying to get Butters to help out, but she’s becoming a rebellious teenager and good luck her lifting a finger to help me cook these delicious Bacon and egg nests! I think she prefers to play.

If you’re like me you love bacon, and also love breakfast.So when I made these hashbrown nests I ate four in one sitting…I probably wouldn’t recommend that haha!

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Try them out and let me know what you think ❤

Breakfast Bacon and Egg Nests

Makes 6


Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 5 button mushrooms
  • 4 rashers bacon
  • 2 cups potato gems or hash browns – defrosted
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven – moderate ( 190°C / 350°F)
  2. Grease muffin tray
  3. Slice half the bacon into strips and line the bottom of the muffin tins in a cross shape
  4. Mash the potato gems and press into the muffin tins over the top of the bacon, creating a lining of little potato nests
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden
  6. Remove from oven and add a sprinkle of chopped bacon and chopped mushrooms to each nest
  7. Beat eggs and add thyme, salt and pepper.
  8. Poor egg mixture into the nests
  9. Bake for a further 15 minutes
  10. Use a knife or spatula to scoop out nests, then serve hot and eat!
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Mouth Watering Melting Moments!

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I really enjoyed making these, and when we took them to work they went within seconds!
Try them yourself, they are super easy and will impress your friends! (especially if they think you can’t cook!)

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Mouth Watering Melting Moments

Prep + cook time 40 minutes (plus cooling)
Makes 30


 

Ingredients

250g (8 ounces) butters, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup icing (confectioners) sugars
1 ½ cups plain (all-purpose) flour
½ cup cornflour (corn-starch)

BUTTER CREAM
90g (3 ounces) softened butter
¾ cup icing (confectioners) sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon lemon juice


 

Method

1. Preheat over to 160°C / 325°F. Grease two oven trays and line with baking paper
2. Beat butter, extract and sifted icing sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add cornflour and then flour in two batches.
3. With floured hands, roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls; flatten slightly with a floured fork.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until a biscuit can be pressed gently without breaking; stand on tray for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool
5. Make butter cream
6. Sandwich biscuits with butter cream.
BUTTER CREAM – Beat butter, sifted icing sugar and rind into a small bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, beat in juice.
Eat and enjoy!

Easter Hot Cross Muffin Buns!

Easter Hot Cross Muffin Buns!

Home-made Easter hot cross buns in a muffin tin! Delicious served hot with lashings of butter.

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Easter Hot Cross Muffin Buns

Prep + cook time 1 hour 35 minutes (plus standing and cooling)

Makes 16

Ingredients

  • 4 Teaspoons dried yeast
  • ¼ cup caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 ½ cups warm milk
  • 4 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 60g / 2 ounces butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup sultanas

FLOUR PASTE

  • ½ cup plain (all purpose) flour
  • 2 teaspoons caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

GLAZE

  • 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gelatine
  • 1 tablespoon water

Method

  1. Whisk yeast, sugar and milk in a small bowl or jug until yeast dissolves. Cover; stand in a warm place for 10 minutes or until mixture is frothy.
  2. Sift flour and spices into a large bowl; rub in butter. Stir in yeast mixture, egg and sultana; mix to a soft, sticky dough. Cover; stand in a warm place for 45 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
  3. Grease the muffin tins using cooking spray.
  4. Knead dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Divide
  5. dough into 16 pieces and knead into balls. Place balls into muffin tray, cover; stand in warm place for 10 minutes or until buns have risen above the tray edge.
  6. Preheat oven to 220°C / 425°F.
  7. Make flour paste; place in a piping bag fitted with a small plain tube. Pipe crosses on buns.
  8. Make buns for 20 minutes, or until they sound hollow to tap. Turn buns onto wire cooling rack, top side up.
  9. Make glaze, brush warm glaze on hot buns. Cool.

FLOUR PASTE

Combine flour, sugar and water in cup.

GLAZE

Stir ingredients together and put into small saucepan over heat until sugar and gelatine have dissolved. Do not boil. (glaze has to be used immediately otherwise it’ll stick to you pans and make it hell to clean!)

 

Serve toasted or warm with butter!

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How to make Mini Lasagna Muffins

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How to make Mini Lasagna Muffins | Cooking with Butters


Delicious layers of meat sauce, cheese and pasta to make mini, muffin sized lasagnas.

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 500 grams / 1.1 pound minced beef
  • 500 grams / 1.1 pound favorite pasta sauce (I used Leggos Red Wine Bolognese)
  • Fresh Lasagna sheets OR 24 Wanton Wrappers (wonton wrappers are thinner but when cooked are crunchier)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • (optional) 2 tbsp red wine added to sauce
  • 300g / 10.5 oz Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 250ml / 8.4 oz Crème Fraiche

 

Method

Pre-heat oven to 190 °C / 375 °F

Spray muffin tray with cooking oil

Using a dollop of olive oil, gently sauté the garlic

Add the beef and brown, season with salt and pepper

Add pasta sauce and cook until thick

In a separate bowl mix crème fraiche and parmesan together

Start layering your mini lasagnas as follows:Press 1 wanton wrapper in the muffin tray and then press a second one over the top to fill the gaps OR cut fresh lasagna sheets into squares and press one on top on the other in the muffin tray

Add a dollop of crème fraiche mixture, followed by a little meat sauce, followed by a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.

Repeat the layers again, finishing with the mozzarella cheese

Bake for 20 minutes or until brown around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool in muffin tray for 5 minutes. To remove use the blunt edge of a knife to loosen the edges, then pop each lasagna out of the muffin tin

Serve hot and enjoy!

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Every Friday they will deliver you simple cooking videos showing quick, delicious and oh so tasty food recipes from baking, cakes, easy meals, dinners, snacks and more. Learn how to cook them step by step.

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How to How to make THE BEST Potato Bake with Bacon

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How to make THE BEST Potato Bake with Bacon | Cooking with Butters


 

Ingredients

12 potatoes sliced

15-20 button mushrooms

4 spring onions

4 rashers bacon

2 ½ cups whipping cream

Packet dry French onion soup mix (40 g / 1.4 oz)

1 cup grated cheese

Salted chips / crisps


 

Method

Wash then slice potatoes

Boil for 15 – 20 minutes or until al dente (cooked just enough to retain a somewhat firm texture)

Drain and put into large bowl and put aside

Slice 15 – 20 button mushrooms – remove stalks or leave – up to you

Slice spring onion

Chop bacon.

Fry bacon then add mushrooms and lastly spring onions.

Add bacon mix to potatoes and fold mixture in, careful not to break up the potatoes too much, then place into casserole dish

Mix cream and soup mix together and poor over potatoes in dish

Top with grated cheese and crushed salted chips / crisps

Place in pre-heated moderate over for 40 minutes.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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How to make THE BEST Bruschetta with Grilled Cacciatore

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How to make THE BEST Bruschetta with Grilled Cacciatore


Ingredients

2 large tomatoes
1-2 cloves garlic
6-8 basil leaves
Olive oil
Salt
Sourdough bread (or any crusty bread)
Cacciatore sausage
Red onion


Method

Finely dice tomatoes and onion
Finely chop basil
Crush garlic
Mix ingredients into a bowl, add a drizzle of oil and salt to taste
Grill or fry cacciatore until slightly crispy. Place sausage on toast, top with diced mixture
Serve and eat!


 

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