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Eggs Benedict, (poached egg on salmon with hollandaise sauce)
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eggs Benedict

Salmon slices4
White wine vinegar
Lemon Juice
Pinch of salt
Ground pepper
Olive oil

An unbelievably fantastic, but extremely simple snack treat, suitable for breakfast, lunch, or a late supper. You donít have to use salmon for the base; fried bacon or even cold ham will do, but salmon makes it a real occasion!
. . . Although no weighing scales are needed for this recipe, the weights and measures are given for your convenience.

This recipe should serve four adults or two adults who are not worried about their hearts.

How to make it

Fill a large saucepan about third full with water add a dash of vinegar and turn on the heat. Put a large knob of butter (about 40mm x 40mm x 80mm; in picture the knob of butter is shown to scale with dinner knife) in a small pan and heat gently. Get out the plates and concertina fold a salmon slice neatly in the middle of each plate, big enough for a poached egg to sit on.
. . . Put a generous tablespoon (thatís a serving spoon, which is twice as big as a dessert spoon) of lemon juice and two tablespoons of white wine vinegar, into a small saucepan and turn on the heat. Separate the yolks out from three of the eggs and put the yolks in a mixing bowl. To separate the yolks break the eggs and tip the yolk from one half of the shell to the other, while the white runs away into a jug (save the whites to make light scramble for another meal). By now the lemon juice / vinegar mix should be boiling. Pour the boiling lemon juice / vinegar mix into the bowl with the egg yolks, stirring gently with a hand whisk as you pour it in.
. . . To make the poached eggs, simply crack the eggs carefully into the big pan of boiling water (at this point should now be boiling). Go back to the pan with butter in it, by now the butter should be melted and bubbling. Dribble the boiling butter in to the egg yolks slowly, while mixing. This thickens the egg yolks and partially cooks them. After 2mins poaching, carefully lift out the poached eggs drain off any water and lay the egg on the salmon as neatly as possible. Finally, pour hollandaise sauce over the egg, serve and enjoy.

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Cooking for your kids
Donít always get a take out or just heat up a ready meal. You can cook simple tasty food really easily, itís cheaper and much better for you and your kids will love it. If you cook your own meals you can customize them to your kidsí tastes and make food that they love and makes them feel special.

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Kids love routine, so there is nothing wrong with having the same favourite meal every time they come to stay or visit, in fact it's likely to become a really nice routine that they look forward to. I do Baked Bean Con Carne on a Friday night, and my children often ask if itís Bean Con Carne day.

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They almost feel cheated if I change the menu. If you cook your own food you can afford to get the best ingredients, and if you cook more than you need then you can freeze it for next time, or in single portions for your own meals on other days when you donít feel like cooking a meal.

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Cooking for your kids is a good way to show them how capable you are and is a great way to introduce them to proper food which makes those special restaurant outings much easier all round.

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So get out the apron, select your kids' favourite recipe, buy a few nice ingredients and cook something nice for your kids next time they come to stay.

Bon appetite

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