The Expat Eagle
An Englishman Living in Sweden
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Chunky Oven Chips

You can't beat a good old-fashioned chip. They go with everything and even as a snack on their own. This is a modern take which are oven-cooked. Ingredients: 750g Desirée potato (about 3 medium-large), peeled groundnut oil, for…

Rough Puff Pastry

Puff pastry is the staple of many a pie, sausage roll and even desserts such as apple turnovers. It's always handy to have a batch in the freezer. Ingredients: 250g strong plain flour 1 tsp fine sea salt 250g butter at room…

Double Chocolate Brownies

These have both cocoa powder and real chocolate in them - hence the 'double chocolate'. They are much easier to make than a cake, as they are meant to be dense and fudgy, not light and airy. Ingredients: 250g good dark chocolate 200g…

Slow Roast Pork Belly

What could be better than a slow roasted pork belly dish? Perfect as the main part of a Sunday dinner or to keep aside as sandwich fillings. I suggest an overnight marinade, I often prepare it in the morning and leave it in the fridge…

Maple Chicken ‘n’ Ribs

You need no more than a few minutes to load up a couple of freezer bags with ribs and chicken, oils and marinades and then, after a day or so's untroublesome marinating in the fridge, you tip out the contents into a roasting tray and slot…

Basic Pizza Dough

This is a simple, versatile, Italian-style dough that can be chilled or frozen to store, then shaped and cooked by oven or barbecue. Ingredients: 500g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt ½ tsp dried yeast (not…

Tartar Sauce

A must-have for fish and chips, fishcakes and a fish finger sandwich, tartar sauce is a quick and easy sauce to knock up at home. Ingredients: 200ml mayonnaise 3 tbsp capers, drained and chopped 3 tbsp gherkins, drained and chopped 1…

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

Making puff pastry is a labour of love, but the flaky, buttery result is such a treat. You can't beat sausage rolls made with homemade pastry. Ingredients: For the puff pastry 550g plain flour, plus extra for dusting ¾ tsp salt…

Home Made Sausage Meat

Homemade sausage meat is easy to make and can be used in a variety of foods from sausage rolls to sausage plait and pork stuffing. Ingredients: 2 tsp dried mixed herbs Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 700g minced pork 1…