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CHRISTMAS PUDDING BAKED ALASKA

BAKING / DESSERT / PUDDING / SWEET / CHRISTMAS

This recipe is a real showstopper for the festive period! You can even go the whole hog and flame the Alaska and bring to the table in the same way you would a Christmas pudding. Though the process may initially look a little lengthy, each element is relatively simple and each can be done in […]

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The Ultimate Steak

MEAT & GAME

INGREDIENTS 2 x 200g sirloin steaks 1/2 bunch watercress squeeze of lemon extra virgin olive oil

Slow-Cooked Lamb With White Beans

MEAT & GAME

INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus a little extra to finish 6 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1.5kg shoulder of lamb, boned and rolled 2 carrots, roughly chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 leek, chopped 1 heaped tablespoon tomato purée 125ml red wine 1 litre good chicken stock salsa verde mayonnaise […]

Broad Bean, Bulgar Wheat & Herb

HEALTHY / VEGETABLES / SUMMER

INGREDIENTs sea salt & freshly ground black pepper 225g bulgar wheat 400g freshly podded baby broad beans 1/2 a cucumber 1/2 a medium red onion, finely chopped 1/2 a plump red chilli, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 small bunch of fresh mint, leaves roughly chopped 1 small bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, […]

Strawberries & Prosecco

FRUIT / PUDDING / SUMMER

What better way to enjoy the first of the British strawberries than with a simple and elegant accompaniment? We are using Prosecco but this recipe would work equally well with Champagne or a splash of Cassis. INGREDIENTS 1 punnet of strawberries 3 egg yolks 20g caster sugar 60ml Prosecco a few mint leaves icing sugar […]

Asparagus, Spelt, Peas & Mint

HEALTHY / VEGETABLES / SPRING

English asparagus will be around for about 6 weeks, and at the beginning of the season it will be tender enough to use every part of the spears; but as the weeks go on it will become a little more woody, so you will need to take off the lower, white parts. In this salad […]

Rhubarb Queen of Puddings

FRUIT / PUDDING

INGREDIENTS 3 egg yolks 210ml double cream 225ml milk zest of 1 lemon 30g caster sugar 20g butter 90g fresh white breadcrumbs For the rhubarb compote: 375g rhubarb, cut into small chunks zest and juice of 1 orange 175g sugar For the meringue: 3 egg whites 180g caster sugar a pinch of salt