Essential storecupboard ingredients

The essential storecupboard foods to make cooking that little bit easier at university…


Photo Credit: Kate Mitchell

Minced garlic               Mixed herbs              Pasta                   Worcester Sauce
Plain flour                    Tomato Purée           Dried fruit          Thai green curry paste
Chopped tomatoes      Pizza base mix         Butter beans       Sweet chilli sauce

Homemade pizza
Pizza base mix costs less than £1 and is a great way to use up things in your fridge. Simply combine the mixture with cold water, knead for 5 minutes and roll out onto a greased baking tray. Cover with chopped tomatoes, and your chosen toppings.

Spicy sausage and butter bean casserole
Fry onions and sausages in oil and put to one side. Bring a can of chopped tomatoes, 2 tbsp tomato puree, 300ml of stock, 1 tbsp worcester sauce and 1 tsp mixed herbs to the boil. Add the sausages and onions from earlier and a tin of butter beans.Season. Simmer for 20 minutes.

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