Thai (Yorkshire) Crab Cakes

Thai (Yorkshire) Crab Cakes

This might be a Thai recipe but as we're generally using Yorkshire Crab I'm adding it to the title. I've had this recipe on a scrap of paper for years - its got splats all-over it from the many times I've used it. I think it originally came from Nigel Slater so I suppose I should give him a mention. What I love about this is how simple it is - it's one of those 'bung everything in a blender together and whiz' recipes - you can't go wrong as long as you are using good quality fresh ingredients. You…
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Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Ingredients to make 12 buns 5ml caster sugar, 300ml milk, 15ml dried active yeast, 450g strong flour, 75g butter, 50g brown sugar , 10ml ground mixed spice, 5ml ground cinnamon, 1 medium egg, 150g dried mixed fruit Topping 100g short crust pastry 1 egg to glaze For the sugar glaze 50g caster sugar, 30 ml water Method Place the warm milk in a jug and stir in the caster sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface and leave it to stand for about 10 minutes until frothy. Then place the flour in a bowl and rub in the butter and…
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On the hunt for the perfect scone

On the hunt for the perfect scone

My mum was a master at making scones. We used to have a small cafe when I was younger, and we had a little stream of regular customers who miraculously timed their visits for just when the day's batch of scones was coming out of the oven. They were perfect! Perfect for me means being able to hold its shape well enough to be cut in half without crumbling but light enough that you can break a chunk off easily with your fingers and not too much like bread. I'm not a bad baker; I can whip up a cracking…
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The perfect rich scone

The perfect rich scone

Thanks to our own Emma for this one (also thanks to BeRo) The trick to making good scones is to handle the dough as little as possible and don't roll out too thin. Ingredients 225g Self Raising Flourpinch salt50g margarine (or butter for a more luxurious taste)25g caster sugar50g dried fruit (or try experimenting with a flavour of your choice)1 beaten egg with milk added to make 150ml Method Heat your oven - hot 220CMix the flour and salt and rub-in the margarine/butter and stir in the sugar and fruit.Add the egg and milk gradually - keeping some for brushing…
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Green and Red Chimichurri

Green and Red Chimichurri

Thanks to Steve in Filey for his Chimichurri recipe: Quick and easy way to make 2 chimichurri recipes at the same time. Equipment Food Processor Ingredients Flat Leaf Parsley: 1 Bag of a handful Corriander: 1 Bag or a handful Mint: 2 x Bag or a large handful of mint leaves Basil: 2 x Bag or a handful Lemon: Juice of 1 whole lemon Garlic: 3 big cloves Red Chilli: 3 (add more if you like it spicy) Jar of roasted red peppers Red wine Vinegar: 2 x tablespoon Olive Oil: At least 100ml, but you might need more to…
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Gluten Free Pasta

Gluten Free Pasta

Thanks to Karen from Hornsea for this great recipe, perfect for those who are looking for a gluten-free recipe for fresh pasta. My top tip: Be patient and keep practising, it can take a while! Ingredients: 100g: Rice Flour 100g: Corn Flour 3 Heaped teaspoons: Gluten Free Plain Flour 3 eggs: The bigger the better Xantham Gum: 2 level teaspoons - really important and I'd never substitute it 2 Tablespoons: Olive Oil Pinch of table salt Tools Pasta Maker, Pasta drier and if you have it, a food processor with a mixing attachment Making the dough: I find the easiest…
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Spicy and zesty vegan salad

Spicy and zesty vegan salad

Thanks to Lorna in Whitby for this quick and easy vegan salad! Ingredients to make 1 portion: Wedge of lemon A handful of mint leaves 1 red chilli 1 courgette (green are great, but yellow courgettes are even better!) Tools needed Knife and a spiralizer (you could just slice the courgette really thin if you don't have one) Directions I like to get all of my prep done in one to make things super quick and easy! 1) Chop one whole ready chilli 2) Finely chop a handful of mint leaves (you could just tear these) 3) Spiralize a whole…
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The Yorkshire Pudding!

The Yorkshire Pudding!

I could wax lyrical about Yorkshire and the great food the Yorkshire Coast has to offer, what we are famous for, and just generally how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place that has an abundance of amazing produce. But for me personally the pinnacle has to be the Yorkshire pudding. Put the words Yorkshire and Pudding together, and an image of a crisp, golden beauty dipped with gravy comes to mind and I can not think of anything more delicious to make this March. There are many dishes that you can make using Yorkshire Puddings as…
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Bake a Royal Cake

Bake a Royal Cake

The majestic Victoria Sponge. A cake popularised in Queen Victoria's reign and is still a classic today. Why not whip up this much-loved classic at home to kick off the Jubilee celebrations and put a smile on your face this March. Believed to be one of the favourites enjoyed by the Queen as part of her Afternoon Tea, this royal cake always delivers on flavour and simplicity. Although there are subtle variations between the fiercely guarded Women's Institute version or the recipe used by Her Majesty's Royal Chefs, for instance, the WI fill simply with raspberry jam, whilst the Queen prefers…
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Hello from the Coast!

Hello from the Coast!

We ♥️ everything about the Yorkshire Coast! There is so much to see and do from shopping to walks to building castles on the beach...what's not to love living by the sea! As we keep exploring this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Coast we will be sharing with you some of our great coastal finds and businesses we love to support. However, this isn't just about us; if you have a great story to share or would like us to share more of our experiences, we would ♥️ to hear from you. Love, team LYC x
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