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BBQ Floopies

  • 1 lb Hamburger
  • Your Favorite BBQ sauce
  • chopped Onion
  • Cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tb bread crumbs
  • 12 slices Oatmeal bread
  1. 1 Spray muffin pan with nonstick spray, Place 1 slice of bread in each muffin cup, pressing firmly to mold into the shape of the cup.
  2. Mix up hamburger meat, BBQ sauce, onion, egg, a little bit of bread crumbs (like you’d make meatloaf)You can substitute the ingredients with whatever sounds good! Spoon meat mixture evenly into the bread-lined muffin cups, add a little more BBQ sauce to the top of each one, and then sprinkle on the Cheese.
  3. Bake until beef is cooked through and browned, about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

Buttered pears and chocolate shortbread

For the pears

    • 6 Conference pears
    • 25g (1oz) butter
    • 4 tablespoons demerara sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 vanilla pod
    • 6 tablespoons double cream

For the shortbread

    • 150g (6oz) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 100 (4oz) butter
    • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
    • 40g (11/2 oz) plain chocolate
    • 1 tablespoon demerara sugar

For the pears

      1. Peel the pears, leaving on the stalk.
      2. Melt the butter in a pan and put in the pears. Sprinkle the sugar over the top and add the lemon juice and vanilla pod. Simmer, turning occasionally for about 20-30 minutes, according to the ripeness of the pears.
      3. Remove the vanilla, pour in the cream and bring up to bubbling point. Serve on a platter with the cream sauce poured over and a wedge of shortbread on the side.

For the shortbread

      1. Heat the oven to Gas Mark 2 or 150°C. Put the flour, cinnamon, butter and caster sugar in a food processor and whizz until crumbly.
      2. Chop the chocolate (use the very best quality) and add to the processor. Whizz up again briefly and then press into a 20cm (8″) greased tin. Mark into 8 pieces and prick over with a fork.

Sprinkle the demerara sugar over the top and bake for about 45 minutes. Cut the eight sections again. Leave to cool and store in a biscuit tin, if necessary.