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Siân's Recipes

Perfect Porridge

Macaroni Cheese

  • 1 ½ cups of diamond macaroni elbows


  • 50g butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup campion standard grade flour
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard (optional)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season


  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

Siân's Potato Salad

  • 2 potatoes per person
  • Mayonnaise
  • Slice potatoes into cubes
  • Put potatoes into pot
  • Pour cold water into the pot so it covers the potatoes
  • Put the pot on the stove and turn on high until water boils
  • Turn stove off
  • Sieve potatoes and run under cold tap
  • Put potatoes in a large bowl
  • Put some mayonnaise in the bowl over the potatoes, just enough so that it covers them
  • Stir and serve (it tastes better when the potatoes are still warm).

Boiled Sultana Cake

  • Cover 400-450g sultanas with water and boil for eight minutes.
  • Beat 3 large (7s) eggs or 4 smaller ones with 1 cup sugar until thick.
  • Cut 250g butter into drained sultanas and add.
  • Sift in 2 cups flour and 1 tsp baking powder
  • Add 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp essence of choice (almond, brandy, lemon, etc).
  • Line a 20cm tin with brown paper and then buttered greaseproof paper,
  • Fill tin with mixture and bake in oven for 1 hours at 180°C (or till a knife inserted in middle comes out clean).
  • Sometimes 1 hour is sufficient depending on electricity level at the time.
  • Leave to cool in tin, and if it is burning too quickly on top, slip a paper bag over the top of the cake till cooked right through.


Lemon or Orange Icing (Optional)

  • 2 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tsp soft butter
  • 2 Tbs orange or lemon juice

  Beat together icing sugar, butter, and enough orange or lemon juice to give a spreading consistency.

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