Recipes - Salsas, Sauces, Dressings

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Brandy Sauce


  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 30g plain flour
  • 60g castor sugar
  • 2 tabsp golden syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp Brandy

Makes 1 cup


  • Melt the butter in 1 litre Pyrex Jug on High (100%) for 35 seconds.
  • Add the flour , stir well.
  • Mix in the sugar and syrup and cook on High (100%) for a minute.
  • Pour in the milk gradually blending well.
  • Cook on High (100%) stirring regularly.
  • Blend in the brandy prior to serving with your Plum Pudding.

Leave out sugar and syrup and replace with your favourite grated cheese for a savoury sauce

Cucumber Raita Refresher


  • 1 long cucumber, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • 200 g low-fat yoghurt

Serves 2


Conventional (20 minutes)

  • Place the cucumber slices in a bowl, and sprinkle the salt over them.
  • Leave for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour off any excess liquid, and drain the cucumber thoroughly, rinsing with cold water to remove most of the salt.
  • Sprinkle the cucumber with the mint.
  • Stir in the yoghurt until the cucumber slices are evenly covered.
  • Serve with chicken satay or curries.

The refreshing yoghurt mixture of raita creates a cooling contrast to a highly flavoured main dish.