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  • Hawaiian pizza recipe Chef Mike Darracott

    Hawaiian pizza recipe

    Chef Mike Darracott



    Ingredients for short crust pastry


    260 g plain sifted flour

    53 g lard

    53 g margarine

    Pinch of salt

    Enough water to make a fairly east to roll out dough

    40 grams of uncooked rice or 40 grams of dried peas



    Ingredients for Pizza filling


    1 large diced half fried onion

    360 grams of sliced ham

    1 410 gram tin of drained pineapple cubes diced

    3 tbsp vegetable oil

    100 grams of grated cheddar cheese

    1 tsp of dried oregano

    Salt and pepper to taste

    50 grams tomato puree



    Method for pastry


    Preheat oven to 200c/392f, next place your flour, and fats into a bowl and add a pinch of salt, mix together until you have a sandy like consistency. Next add just enough water to achieve a firm to touch dough.


    Now cover with cling film, and leave in your fridge for about 15 – 20 minutes, then take your dough out and cut in half, grease two 24 cm round or square by 2 cm deep oven proof dish, or baking tins, roll out your dough to fit the bottom and sides of each one, cut off any excess.


    Next cover the pastry with either the rice or dried peas to prevent the pastry rising when baking blind. Put into oven and bake until pastry is just half cooked, then remove peas or rice and leave bases to one side.


    Method for filling


    Heat up the vegetable oil in a frying pan add the oregano, and half cook your diced onions, now take you pizza bases, and spread each with tomato puree, followed by the ham, now the diced pineapple cubes, followed by the onions, grated cheese salt and pepper to taste, bake in oven for around 5 to 8 minutes.


    Serves around 6 to 8 people

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    Enjoy chef mike

  • Creamy Turkish eggs with yoghurt recipe Chef Mike Darracott

    Creamy Turkish eggs with yoghurt recipe Chef Mike Darracott



    2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
    1 large onion, sliced
    1 green pepper chopped up approx 1.5cm square
    1 red chillie, deseeded and chopped up
    200g drained canned chopped tomatoes
    2 tsp caster sugar
    4 small eggs
    tsp of garlic powder
    6 tbsp thick, palin creamy yogurt


    (1) Heat your oil in a frying pan. Now add the onions, pepper and chillies.

    (2) now Cook until they start to soften.

    (4) Next Add the sugar tomatoes and garlic powder, and cook on a low heat for around 12 minutes stirring from time to time.

    (5) Now make 4 hollows in the mixture and crack the eggs into them.

    (6) Cover the pan with a dinner plate and cook the eggs over a low heat until they set.

    Serve with the yoghurt

    serves 4 people

    Creamy Turkish eggs recipe chef mike darracott

  • Fresh Zucchini & bacon fritters recipe chef mike darracott

    Fresh Zucchini & bacon fritters recipe chef mike darracott




    6 bacon rashers of your choice, trimmed, and finely chopped up

    120g flour

    2 medium zucchini approx 160g, grated

    1 large potato approx 150g, peeled, grated

    2 small eggs, beaten

    2 Tbs chopped fresh chives

    2 tbs olive oil or Vegetable oil, for frying




    (1) First you kneed to squeeze out the excess moisture out of the grated Zucchini, and then in a bowl combine with the potato.


    (2) Next add the bacon, flour, egg and chives, and salt and pepper to taste.


    (3) Heat up your oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat.


    (4) Now with floured hands make 8 balls out of the mixture.


    (5) Next flatten out into round fritter shapes to size you like I did mine about 2cm thick.


    (6) Place in hot oil, and fry each side for 4 minutes each size if 2cm thick, or if 1cm thick 3 minutes each side.


    serves 4 people 2 fritters each

    Enjoy this fresh made Zucchini recipe and take a look at the hundreds of other free recipes to be found on Chef Mike Darracott.

    Fresh Zucchini & bacon fritters recipe chef mike darracott

  • Dark chocolate chip croissant's recipe Chef Mike Darracott

    Dark chocolate chip croissant's recipe Chef Mike Darracott

     Hello again guy's here is another favourite of mine, hope you enjoy making it and eating it Chef Mike Darracott


    20 g bread yeast from the super market

    620g  strong bread flour, plus a little extra for dusting

    1 tsp of  salt

    73g  caster sugar

    495g butter 

    1  medium egg, beaten for use as egg wash, or use a little milk 

    140g  Dark chocolate chips ( place in deep freeze in a bag until needed )



    First we preheat our oven to 200c - 400f - gas mark 6 and then  grease or ine a baking tray with grease proof paper.

    (1) Mix the yeast with a 5 ml of warm water.

    (2) Now into a large bowl place the flour, salt and sugar, and then add the yeast mixture.

    (3) Next add enough warm water until the dough becomes pliable.

    (4) Now we lightly dust a work top with flour, and then knead dough for 8 to 12 minutes until it feels elastic like, now place in fridge for an hour.

    (5) Take out of fridge, roll into a rectangle, and then spread a third of the butter onto it, then fold the top third of the dough into centre and fold the bottom third up and then place in fridge for another hour.

    (6) Take out the dough out of the fridge, now repeat as before, and place in fridge for another hour.

    (7) Repeat above again then place in fridge, then this time wrap in cling film and leave over night in fridge 12 hours.

    (8) Now we roll out the dough to 3mm thick, and cut it up into 13cm rectangles, take each rectangle and as you roll each up to make your croissant shape place along each some of the frozen chocolate chips, as you roll, and stud a few chocolate chips on the top of the finished croissant.

    (9) Next brush with your egg wash or milk, place on baking tray. And leave them to rise for about two hours in the kitchen.

    (10) Bake for 18 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

    Makes 14 croissants


    Serves 4 people


    Serving suggestions: Serve as is, or with some clotted cream or what ever you fancy best regards Chef Mike

    Enjoy my recipe for Dark chocolate chip croissant recipe

    chef mike darracott

    Dark chocolate chip croissant recipe chef mike darracott

  • Oranges and Cherries in a Chocolate orange sauce

    Oranges and Cherries in a Chocolate orange sauce




    400 g stoned halved cherries any type you like

    9 tsp of chocolate powder, (drinking chocolate)

    1 can of 385 g custard

    6 pip less Satsuma’s or Tangerine oranges

    3 tsp of orange essence

    ¼ litre whipped cream

    1 fan shaped wafer




    Pour the custard into a bowl, now add the orange essence and the juice and zest from 4 of the oranges, next add the 9 tsp of chocolate powder. Now mix very well all together, until it’s really smooth, put to one side for the moment.

    Next stone and halve all of the cherries, and then peel and cut into segments the remaining oranges, save back one half cherry and six orange segments for garnish.

    Now layer a dessert glass like the one in the picture with orange then cherries, followed by chocolate sauce, layer after layer until nearly to the top.

    Now allow the sauce at the top to settle down below the last layer of fruit a little, and then place the six orange segments like I have, put the half cherry in the middle, and pipe in the whipped cream in the empty spaces.

    This serves one person with a little bit of sauce left over.


    For more people simply double ingredients and so on


    Enjoy Chef Mike Darracott

    chef mike darracott cherries and orange in chocolate sauce recipe

  • Have a great weekend from chef mike darracott

    Hi guys I wish you all a great weekend, and will be back here on Monday with a weeks worth of recipes for you guys.

    Chef Mike Darracott

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