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Mothers Day - The Perfect Sunday Roast - Lamb

The old adage about closer to the bone sweeter the meat is no better underestimated than with lamb, most people like a leg of lamb but I have to say my favourite has to be the shoulder as the bone and layers of fat that help baste the meat always leaves people wanting more. A half shoulder of lamb will easily feed [...]

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BRITISH PIE WEEK RECIPES - FRIDAY

Pork PiePastry100g lard100g butter200ml water550g plain flour2 eggs beaten Filling4 rashers of smoked streaky bacon 300g pork shoulder 3 leaves of sage 20g Bingham blue cheese 2g Maldon sea salt 3g cracked black pepper2g picked thyme 9g dark brown sugar 4 leaves gelatine 200g Essential Cuisine chicken stock Pastry method Put the lard, butter and water [...]

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BRITISH PIE WEEK RECIPES - THURSDAY

Smoked Chicken and Lemon PieIngredients:2lt Essential Cuisine chicken stock 4 Breasts of smoked chicken or 1 whole chicken 5 Shallots 3 Cloves of garlic 3 Lemons 50g Caster sugar 150g Butter 150g Marriages plain flour 500g Puff pastry 220g Leeks 2 Egg yolkMethodShred the meat from the chicken to bite size pieces and reserve, in [...]

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BRITISH PIE WEEK RECIPES - WEDNESDAY

Peach & Raspberry Pie with Birch SyrupIngredients:12 White peaches 2 Punnets of raspberries 2lt Birch water 200g Caster sugar 150g Butter 2g Dried lavender 500g Ready rolled puff pastry 5gm Infusions malic acid50g Granulated sugar MethodQuarter the peaches and destine, mix the malic acid with the granulated sugar and sprinkle over the exposed flesh of [...]

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BRITISH PIE WEEK RECIPES - TUESDAY

Red Onion, Feta & Vine Leaf PieIngredients:10 large red onions sliced 200g feta cheese 1 packet of vine leaves, soaked 50g Tiptree red currant jelly 120g Billingtons Demerara sugar1 bay leaf 120g Aspalls red wine vinegar 1 roll of filo pastry150g melted butterFor the filling In a thick bottomed pan, sweat off your onions until they [...]

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British Pie Week Recipes - Monday

Beef & Oyster Pie Filling Ingredients:1kg of trimmed beef cheek in 3cm dice 200g Guinness 30g Marriages plain flour30g butter 150g finely dice onion3 cloves of garlic crushed 2 stalks of thyme shreddedI tbsp tomato puree1 bay leaf 1500g Essential Cuisine beef stock 12 oysters Pastry Ingredients:225g Marriages self raising flour1tsp Maldon salt 85g beef suet60g cold butter grated 1 egg Method [...]

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Recipes

Chocolate Parfait Ingredients 450g dark chocolate 70% cocoa 850g double cream 375g castor sugar 170g water 12 egg yolks Recipe 1. Melt the dark chocolate over a baine marie 2. Whip the double cream till soft peak 3. Boil sugar and water to 120’c 4. Whip egg yolks slowly adding boiling sugar to pate a bomb 5. Incorporate cooled melted chocolate to cream 6. Fold chocolate cream [...]

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BOOK REVIEW - LET THERE BE MEAT

Holy Smoke………….Like barbequed food? Let’s be honest what’s not to like? Even if you are a hardened veggiesaurus there is stuff you can chuck on the charcoal that can only be improved by cooking over embers!! But if you are, “tough luck baby” cos this book is 100% LET THERE BE MEAT….Written by James Douglas and Scott Munro [...]

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BOOK REVIEW - THE SUFFOLK COOK BOOK

So I settled down in my cosy arfice with my pipe n slippers as the dag came in and looked forward to reading about the traditional Suffolk Recipes of bygone days.When a voice inside screamed woo boi, yer can hoss dem thoughts reet outa your heed, this is hint oner them der books…. And so [...]

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