Cooking is both an art and a science but there is no need to be afraid of it!
The science part is collecting ingredients, identifying which work well and blend into amazing flavours to make up your dish. In this way cooking is like a chemical equation. You add all the ingredients, apply heat and you get a chemical reaction.
Artistically speaking, cooking is a symphony of taste, aroma and colour that stimulates the senses. The cooked product appeals to the eyes, if you like how a dish looks; nose, if you like the smell; touch, the texture and temperature; and especially taste, for tasting those luverly flavours!
Don't let the above put off any of you first time cooks though, it's not a difficult process (well it can be but, like anything in life, start out with the easier dishes and as your confidence grows try something a little harder). Most of the recipes in this section are easy, "Cupboard" Chicken Casserole followed by Impossible Coconut Pie would be a meal to make your mum proud and are both really easy to make. Go on, have a go!
At the bottom is a section about recipes from the Second World War, when things were in short supply. Some major, and rather surprising, substitutions had to be made due to scarcity of the proper ingredients.
Feel free to send in your favourite recipes (firstname.lastname@example.org) for inclusion, full credit will be given. Other kitchen Hints & Tips are also most welcome.
|Abbreviations and Equivalents used in recipes.||Homemade Croutons.||Measurement Conversion Calculator.|
|Roasting Meat - |
Times and Temperatures.
|Poached Eggs the easy way.|
|Almond Tea Cakes.||Apple Ugly Cake.|
Alternative recipe sent in by GW8ERA.
|Oatmeal Cherry Toffee Cookies.||Simple Flapjacks.||Welsh Cakes.|
|Broccoli Soup.||Cheese & Potato Pie.||Chilli Con Carne.|
Orange and Rosemary Glazed Chicken.
|Pasta with Leek & Bacon.||Pita Bread Pizzas.||Pork and Apple|
|Pumpkin and Apple|
Sausages with Cheesy Mash and Spiced Apple Chutney Gravy.
Sweet Chilli and Balsamic Pork Steak.
|Tuna Fish Cakes.||Welsh Onion Cake.|
(Don't confuse with the
sweet Welsh Cakes above!)
& broccoli pasta.
|Mustardy SPAM® Fritters|
with a tomato salsa.
|SPAM® and Chesse|
|SPAM® and Eggs.||SPAM®ish Rice.|
|Sweet and Sour|
|Apple Snow.||Impossible Coconut Pie.||Quick & Easy|
Apple and Black Forest Fruits Crumble.
|Quick & Easy|
Rhubarb & Apple Crumble.
|Christmas Pudding.||Ministry of Food|
(as published in newspapers during the war)
|Ministry of Food|
War Cookery Leaflet No.4.
(Storing, & recipes using, Carrots)
|Ministry of Food|
War Cookery Leaflet No.11.
(About, & 12 recipes using,