d100 Recipes: Shepherd’s Pie and Banana Bread

When you have a long night of gaming ahead of you, you want a proper hearty meal to keep you going, and that’s precisely what we got for you here: the dinner of champions.

Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 large egg
  • 500g/1lb beef mince
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce/ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 ½ cup of frozen mixed vegetables
  • Cheese for topping

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin
  • Baking/parchment paper
  • Stove top/hob

Method

  • Wash, peel and roughly cut up the potatoes, and boil them in a saucepan until cooked.
  • Drain the potatoes and mash them up.
  • When they are a bit cooled, mix in the egg and season with salt and pepper
  • Cut up your bacon and fry it and the beef in a frying pan
  • Chop up the onion and add that into the frying pan along with the tomato sauce/ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and mustard
  • Dissolve the stock cube in ½ cup of boiling water and add that in to the meat with the mixed vegetables and cook it all together for a couple of minutes
  • Put the meat and vege mix into baking tin and top with the mashed potatoes and cheese
  • Cook for about 20 minutes and serve hot

Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self raising flour (or 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 170g butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs (3 if they are small)
  • 80g yoghurt
  • 2 cups mashed up bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin (approx 22cmx12cm/9”x5”)
  • Baking/parchment paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar
  • Add in eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly
  • Mix in the yoghurt, bananas and vanilla
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix through, but don’t overmix
  • Pour the mix into your baking tin and bake for 30 minutes
  • Check the centre of the banana bread with a knife or skewer, if it’s still wet, bake for another 10 minutes and check again

After the banana bread is baked, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.


If you like these recipes, have a go at making them, and let us know how it turns out!

If you’ve missed any of the previous recipes, find them HERE.

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