January 30, 2011

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 100g per person Type 00 Farina flour (usually available at delis and some supermarkets
  • 1 egg per person
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil per person
  • pinch of saffron
  • smallest scale semolina for dusting

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Place the flour on a work...

January 25, 2011

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 large parsnips;
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped;
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil and more for roasting;
  • 1 litre vegetable stock;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • leaves from 1 sprig of thyme;
  • 200ml creme fraiche;
  • seasoning; and
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garam massala (optio...

January 25, 2011

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2kg Seville oranges
  • 2 litres of water
  • 1.5kg preserving sugar
  • 500g dark muscavado sugar

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Place the 2 litres of water in a large pan and add the squeezed juice from the oranges using a sieve to reserve any pips and pith.

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January 22, 2011

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 170g flour
  • 110g soft brown sugar
  • 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 60g butter softened
  • 2 heaped tsps ground ginger
  • 1 rounded tbsp ginger syrup
  • 25g glace ginger
  • 1 egg beaten

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Place the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl,...

January 21, 2011

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 200  g smoked bacon lardons
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 200g green lentils
  • 1.5 litres of stock/bouillon
  • 100g orzo pasta
  • 25g parsley chopped finely

 

Opt...

January 21, 2011

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 225g unsalted butter softened
  • 300g plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 50g rice flour
  • 1-3 tbsp lavender depending on how strong you want the flavour

 

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Line two large baking trays with parchment pap...

January 9, 2011

 

I have made this recipe two ways, once as a mash and once as a puree.  Both work well and it really depends on the consistency that you require.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 225g potatoes
  • 450g celeriac
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 25g butter
  • 75ml creme fraiche
  • seasoning

 

Optional Extras:

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January 9, 2011

 

 

I made this for Christmas dinner in 2010 for the first time and it came out perfectly.  I am not a mushroom fan and think that the recipe would work equally well without the mushroom duxelles as long as you ensure that you smear enough pate around the venison. 

 

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January 8, 2011

 

Ingredients for the curry paste:

 

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • juice of two lemons

 

 

Ingredients for...

January 8, 2011

 

 

Ingredients for the curry paste:

 

- 2 tbsp vegetable oil

- 2 tbsp coriander seeds

- 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds

- 1 tbsp mustard seeds

- 1 tsp cumin seeds

- ½ tsp fennel seeds

- 1 tsp black peppercorns

- 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces

- 5 cloves

- 1 tbsp ground turmeric

 

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