Steak Burgers with
|Serves 4 people
||Approximate Time: 30 mins.
(1lb) lean minced beef
25g (1oz) fresh breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 tbsps. brandy
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsps. green peppercorns
25g (1oz) butter
150ml (¼ pint) double cream
- Mix together the beef, egg,
breadcrumbs, onion and salt. Divide into 8 pieces. Coat your hands in
flour and then roll each piece and flatten into a burger. Coarsely crush
half the peppercorns. Sprinkle over burgers and press onto surface.
- Heat the oil and butter in a
large frying pan, add the burgers and fry for 2-3 mins. each side.
- Reduce heat and continue cooking
for 2-8 mins. according to preferred taste.
- Remove from pan and keep warm.
- Add brandy to pan. Remove from
heat and set alight. Take care when doing so! When flames have died down,
stir in cream and remaining peppercorns.
- Season with salt, reheat gently
and pour over steaks just before serving.
Lime and Mango Sorbet
|Serves 6 people
x 425g (15oz) tins of mango slices in syrup
150ml (5fl oz) white wine
juice and zest
of 2 limes
2 egg whites
Place the mango
slices with their syrup and the lime juice into a food processor and whizz
to a smooth purée.
Strain the mixture
into a bowl and stir in the white wine.
Whisk the egg white
until frothy, then lightly fold into the mango purée.
Pour the mixture
into an ice-cream machine and churn until frozen. Spoon into a freezer
container and place in the freezer until ready to use.
Scoop into balls
and spoon into bowls. Sprinkle with lime zest and serve immediately with
Alternatively, if you do not have
an ice-cream maker, pour the mixture into a container and freeze for 2 hours.
Stir and loosen up the ice crystals, then return to freeze solid.
Our thanks to the Dairy
Diary for their contribution
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