Tuna Balls with Spicy Tomato Spaghetti


Tuna Balls with Tomato Spaghetti

These tuna balls make a nice change from the usual beef meatballs I make. Lighter with a lemony freshness they are perfect for a warm summers evening. You can make the meatballs the day before and store in the fridge so all you have to do when you get home from work is quickly fry the meatballs, cook the spaghetti and heat up a jar of tomato and chilli pasta sauce. A quick, easy and delicious family meal.

Tuna Meatballs
Pasta
Yield: 4

Tuna Balls with Tomato Spaghetti

Tuna Meatballs with Tomato Spaghetti
prep time: 20 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 40 mins

ingredients:

  • 3 x 160g tins Tuna in brine
  • Half Lemon, zested
  • 75g Breadcrumbs
  • Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 TSP Dried Chilli Flakes
  • Jar of Tomato and Chilli Pasta Sauce
  • 100g Mature Cheddar, grated
  • 3 TBSP Creme Fraiche
  • 400g Spaghetti
  • Small handful Basil leaves, to serve

instructions

Step 1: Mix the drained tuna, lemon zest, breadcrumbs, egg and chilli flakes in a bowl. Form into walnut size balls and place on a tray. These can be made up to a day ahead.
Step 2: When you are ready to eat, cook the pasta according to instructions and meanwhile heat a glug of oil in a frying pan and carefully fry the tuna balls for about 5 minutes until golden. Place the tuna balls on a plate and then pour in the tomato sauce, cheddar and creme fraiche and stir to combine. When bubbling place the tuna balls back in the sauce.
Step 3: Carefully mix together the tomato sauce and spaghetti - the tuna balls are quite delicate. Serve with a few basil leaves.




Beth Sachs
4 Comments

Giveaway: Seasonal Box from Knorr and Forman and Field


Seasonal Box from Knorr and Forman and Field

I've got another seasonal box from Knorr to giveaway to one reader. The box contains the ingredients needed to make Marco Pierre White's Spatchcock Chicken with Chipolatas and Rosemary - the recipe can be found on the Knorr website:

 Box ingredients:
2 Baby Chickens
Herbs
Lemon
Pack of Chipolata Sausages
Onion Tart
Burgers
Knorr Stock Pots

To enter:
To win the seasonal box all you need to do is;
1. Complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries
2. Entries can be via blog comment, Twitter, Facebook etc
3. UK entrants only

For more information on how to enter blog giveaways using Rafflecopter please see this short video.

Rafflecopter will tweet, like and follow on your behalf. For information on finding the URL of your tweet please see this.

*Rafflecopter WIdget Removed - Competition Closed*
Beth Sachs
120 Comments

My Ultimate Chocolate Cake


Chocolate Cake
This is my ultimate chocolate cake. A great universal cake for birthdays and parties. Decorate how you wish - smarties would be good for kids.

Chocolate Cake
Cake
Baking
Yield: 10 slices

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

A indulgent chocolate cake recipe
prep time: 15 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 55 mins

ingredients:

  • For the cake
  • 50g Cocoa Powder
  • 175g Self Raising Powder
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • Eggs, beaten
  • 225g Butter
  • For the icing: 
  • 100g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 200g Butter, softenend
  • 200g Icing Sugar, sifted

instructions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°c and line and grease a deep 20cm springform cake tin.
Step 2: Sieve together the cocoa and flour into a bowl and set aside.
Step 3: In a standing mixer (or by hand) cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy then gradually beat in the eggs. Finally fold in the flour and cocoa and combine gently. Pour into tin and bake for 40 minutes.
Step 4: Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and get on with the icing. Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave (be careful not to overcook it) and set aside to cool slightly.
Step 5: In a mixer, combine the butter and icing sugar then pour in the cooled chocolate mixture.
Step 6: Once the cake is cool spread on the icing with a palette knife.




Beth Sachs
3 Comments

Giveaway: Kenwood kMix Coffee Machine


Win a Kenwood kMix Coffee machine

I've been lucky enough to get hold of this Kenwood kMix Coffee Machine, one of a range of coffee machines from Argos, to giveaway to one Jam and Clotted Cream reader.

Please note that Argos also have a wide selection of more expensive (a lot more expensive!!) bean to cup coffee machines if money is no object!

To enter:
To win this cream Kenwood kMix Coffee machine all you need to do is;
1. Complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries
2. Entries can be via blog comment, Twitter, Facebook etc
3. UK entrants only

For more information on how to enter blog giveaways using Rafflecopter please see this short video.

Please remember you need to complete the mandatory entry first - which is a blog comment.

Rafflecopter will tweet, like and follow on your behalf. For information on finding the URL of your tweet please see this.

*Rafflecopter Widget Removed - Competition Closed*
Beth Sachs
56 Comments

Butterscotch Cookies


Butterscotch Cookies
I've been meaning to post these cookies for a few weeks now but the chaos that is the summer holidays has  got in the way of my blogging a bit. Thanks to my lovely Mother and Father though I have an afternoon of peace and quiet (I doubt they are having such a relaxed time) and am busily catching up with emails and blog commitments.

Now...these Butterscotch Cookies are super sweet - the kind of sticky sweet that leaves you rushing to clean your teeth afterwards, but also dangerously moreish too (one or two aren't going to do much harm). I can also reveal, after a bit of experimentation, they make ideal cookies for ice cream cookie sandwich's - it has to be plain vanilla though. They keep for about 3 days in a sealed container, but they wont last that long.

print recipe

Butterscotch Cookies
A sweet treat and the perfect vehicle for ice cream!
Ingredients
  • 100g Butter
  • 100g Dark Muscavado Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Golden Syrup
  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • 30g Rice Krispies
  • Handful Butterscotch Chips
Instructions
Step 1: Preheat oven to 160c.Step 2: Beat together butter, sugar and syrup until smooth.Step 3: Stir though flour then fold in Rice Krispies.Step 4: Roll into large walnut size balls and place on a large baking tray (you may need two baking trays). Press down lightly with the back of a spoon then decorate with a few of the butterscotch chips.Step 5: Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Leave to cool slightly on baking tray before removing to wire rack.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16
Beth Sachs
6 Comments
[name=Beth Sachs] [img=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B_yuoWo6mUQ/WZynucIAZGI/AAAAAAAAHyQ/icm0l8FRXAUIdM-AxPv_jwbEfRZQwyaWACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/me%2Binside%2Broundcentre.jpg] [description=Food & Family Life in Cornwall] (facebook=https://www.facebook.com/jamandclottedcream) (twitter=https://twitter.com/jamandcream) (instagram=https://www.instagram.com/jamandcream) (pinterest=https://www.pinterest.co.uk/jamandcream/)