Author: Jack Monroe

Cooking On A Bootstrap – Now SIX POUNDS!

‘Cooking On A Bootstrap’ is now on offer for £6, down from yesterday’s £6.99, and two-thirds off the RRP of £15.99! Which is even more of a bargain! Not sure how long this offer lasts – I don’t make the rules – so snap it up before it goes back up again! Get it here! Thanks!...

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90’s Special Peanut & Cheese Loaf, 18p

This loaf was inspired by one in The Dairy Book Of Home Cookery, one of the only cookbooks I can remember my parents having when I lived at home. A meaty tome of 1000 simple recipes, I would flick through it for inspiration for my Home Economics lessons as a teenager. It has no recipe introductions and very scant instructions, but it is a comprehensive cookery course to rival any other. Some of the recipes I feel are best left back in the 1990s, like the banana and stilton sandwiches, but some of them stand the test of time as cornerstones and classics. I have tweaked the original recipe slightly here. Serves 6 from 18p each. This post is not sponsored; I provide links to the ingredients that I use so you can see how I calculate my recipe costs, and I may earn a small commission if you click the links or purchase any ingredients. All prices correct at the time of printing and are subject to change. 75g peanuts, 18p (48p/200g) 75g mushrooms, 17p (86p/380g) 130g/4 slices fresh bread, 7p (36p/loaf) 1 onion, 6p (54p/1kg) 2 large carrots, 10p (43p/1kg) 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs, 5p (70p/14g) 75g cheese – regular or vegan, from 42p (£2.60/460g) 1 tsp cooking oil, 1p For best results for this recipe, you will need a food processor or small bullet blender,...

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No-Churn Brown Bread Ice Cream, 23p

I first discovered brown bread ice cream in an old copy of Mrs Beeton’s Everyday Cookery, and as an avid maker of simple ice cream and brown bread, decided to combine my two recipes. You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this one, I don’t own one. If you have an electric whisk or cake mixer, it will come in handy, but you can make this without – you just need a little patience and a firm hand. MAKES AROUND 8 PORTIONS from 23p each . This post is not sponsored; I provide links to the ingredients that I...

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Firecracker Sausages With Tragedy Mash, 61p

‘If you ever see me eating sweet potato mash out of a saucepan, you know it’s bad news’, is a phrase that most of my friends are familiar with. Sweet potato mash with chilli and cheese is my go-to tragedy food, spooned straight from the saucepan whilst watching many a re-run of old sitcoms and new comedies. It’s simple, sweet, quick and comforting. Here I’ve topped it with another favourite – firecracker sausages, which work just as well with veggie sausages! If the double chilli hit is too much, eliminate it from the sausages but keep it in the...

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