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Jess’s Messes AVAILABLE TO BUY!!!!

Hello food…..

The Jess’s Messes website is now created and the book is READY TO BUY! I’m so excited about it!

There’s 20 copies on their way to me now to sell and plenty more people going to the website and clicking on the link to get it.

Jess’s Messes The Cookbook!

So don’t miss out! Get this book with: Starters, Mains, Desserts, Baking, Basics and Sauces!

 There are lovely little stories and pictures to show you the easy steps needed to create the perfect dish. This isn’t about presentation and making things look great, to be honest, this is not a skill I possess. But if you are looking for tasty recipes, that everyone can enjoy, look no further! Enjoy and let me know what you think!
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Fabulous French Onion Soup

Hello food…..

I was asked to put this recipe on here so I have done. I am a week late and Jane attempted her own version – with soy sauce (which was accidental). So hopefully you will see this and create this recipe. 🙂 It’s very easy and simple, but make sure you leave the onions to cook for ages – without burning- so you can’t all the wonderful flavour out of them.


What do I need?

1kg White Onions
2Cloves Garlic
15g Butter
5ml Vegetable Oil
10g Brown sugar
250ml White Wine
20ml Balsamic Vinegar
1 Litre Beef (or vegetable) stock
Salt and Pepepr

How do I do it?

1.    Finely slice the onions and crush the garlic.
2.    Heat the butter and oil in a heavy based pan, careful not to burn the butter.
3.    Add the onions, garlic, salt and pepper and cook a low heat for about 15 minutes, until the onions are  really soft and go translucent.
4.    Add the brown sugar and stir in.
5.   Add the wine and vinegar and cook on a medium heat until it has reduced and the onions have taken up all the flavour of the wine.
6.   Pour in the beef stock and stir.
7.  Leave to simmer for about half an hour. Check and adjust seasoning.
8.  Serve with a little sprinkling of cheddar cheese and a lovely cheesey crouton to dip. Or cheese scones!

Lovely lovely!


Monday Meatballs recipe

Hello food…..

A boring Monday evening lay ahead, what could I do, there was one choice and one choice only….. to make meatballs!!!!

What do I need?

Monday Meatballs

400g Minced Beef
10g Thyme
Salt and Pepper
1 Egg
2 Onions
2 Cloves Garlic
150ml Red Wine
15g Tomato Puree
400g Chopped Tomatoes
10g Green Pesto
10g Balsamic Vinegar

How do I do it?

1. Combine the beef, thyme, salt, pepper 1 onion (chopped very finely) and egg together. Then make into lovely little meatballs.
2. Dice the remaining onion, crush the garlic and fry quickly for 5 mintues (until softened).
3.Add wine and cook on a high heat to reduce down. Add tomato puree and chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add pesto, balsamic vinegar and seasoning and cook for a further 5 minutes. Season.
5. Meanwhile, gently brown the meatballs in a pan. Just until coloured outside, not cooked through. Place in ovenproof dish.
6. Cover meatcalls with tomato mix and place in oven at gas mark 5, 200c for 20 minutes.
7. Serve with pasta of your choice. Sprinkle with parmesan for a lovely tang.

Speedy, easy recipe! Enjoy!!!