EVELYN’S APPLE CAKE

INGREDIENTS 250 g self-raising flour Pinch of salt Half a teaspoon of ground cloves 125 g butter 3 or 4 large cooking apples 200 g sugar 2 eggs A little milk to mix WHAT TO DO Line large tin with baking…

EVELYN’S LETTUCE SOUP

INGREDIENTS 300 g butter I medium size onion 1 large potato 1 large head of lettuce 500 ml chicken stock Salt and pepper WHAT TO DO Melt butter in pan Finely chop the onion and add Fry gently until soft …

EVELYN’S SHEPHERD’S PIE

INGEDIENTS 500g minced lamb 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon celery salt ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup water ½ cup /125 ml breadcrumbs 900g…

EVELYN’S CUCUMBER RELISH

THE INGREDIENTS Half a cucumber, thinly sliced 50 g onion cut into fine rings 50 g castor sugar A heaped teaspoon of salt 40 ml wine vinegar OR 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar WHAT TO DO Mix all the above ingredients…

EVELYN’S TIPSY CAKE

INGREDIENTS 2 g margarine 2 g sugar 3 eggs 2 f flour Pinch of salt Coffee Whiskey Cream WHAT TO DO Beat butter and sugar Add egg yolks and flour Beat egg whites and add Cook for 30-35 mins at 180…

EVELYN’S RECIPE FOR LIMONCELLO

THE INGREDIENTS 150 ml water 200g cane sugar Grated zest and juice of 8 unwaxed lemons 700 ml vodka WHAT TO DO Dissolve water and sugar over medium heat Boil then simmer for 3 to 4 minutes until the liquid is syrupy Remove from heat,…

EVELYN’S SLOE GIN

THE INGREDIENTS 500g ripe sloes* 250g golden castor sugar 1 litre of Cork Dry Gin *Sloes are purple-blue waxy fruits found in autumn on blackthorn bushes. WHAT TO DO Rinse and pick over the sloes, then pat dry in a clean tea towel.…

EVELYN’S OATMEAL BISCUITS

What you need: 225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour 150ml/¼pt Milk (approx) Pinch of Salt 25g/1 oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar (optional) 25g/1 oz Butter or Margarine Above quantities may be doubled if you wish!