Heal that Hangover

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Don’t suffer from projectile vomiting  this Fresher’s week! Don’t give in to those pesky cirrhotic hemorrhages!  Try some of these hangover busters from Claire Kelly.

Apple and ginger muffins

Ginger is a trusty anti-nausea treatment, and apples will give you a vitamin kick to help patch the damage alcohol does to your immune system.

255g self-raising flour

1tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground ginger

110g granulated sugar

1 egg

2 small apples, finely chopped

150ml semi-skimmed milk

85g butter/margarine

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 220°C and line ten of your twelve muffin tray holes with muffin cases.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder with the sugar and ginger. Add the chopped apple, milk and egg.
  3. Melt the butter and add. Mix well until combined and resembles a thick batter. Don’t worry if it is a bit lumpy!
  4. Fill the muffin cases evenly with the mixture. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes until pale brown and not too soft when pressed.
  5. Once out the oven, cool in their tins for 5 minutes and then leave to cool on a wired rack (or the tray bit of your grill).

Super-easy scrambled egg

Eggs contain lots of cysteine, the substance that breaks down the toxin which causes a hangover. Keep things healthy and avoid a greasy fry-up.

1 bagel, lightly toasted

2 eggs

6 tbsp milk

Knob of butter

Salt and pepper

  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl with the milk.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a pan on a medium heat and melt the butter. Add the egg mixture and leave to sit for 30 seconds. Then continually stir the eggs in the pan until soft and scrambled to the best consistency for you (2-3 minutes). Season and serve on top of your lightly toasted buttery bagel.

Enjoy with a glass of orange fruit juice for a boost in Vitamins B and C, which will give you your energy back.

Scotch pancakes

These American-style pancakes are great for sharing with your hung-over flatmates.

1 egg

125g plain flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

300ml milk

1 tbsp caster sugar

  1. Whisk the egg, flour, baking powder, milk and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Heat a splash of sunflower oil in a large pan. When hot add two large spoonful’s of batter into the pan, making sure they do not merge. When the tops begin to bubble, flip over and cook on the other side. Repeat until all the batter mix has been used – you may need to add a little more butter each time.

Add some chopped banana for energy.

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