Recipes

Gourmet pancakes

Off home to make pancakes this evening? Why not try one of our gourmet recipes?

Venezuelan chocolate pancakes with chocolate maple syrup Serves 4 Paul A Young’s indulgent chocolate pancakes with maple syrup are made with buckwheat flour – making them suitable for those wanting a gluten or wheat-free treat. Ingredients For the pancakes 25g Venezuelan 100% dark chocolate, grated 200g buckwheat flour, or spelt 1 free-range egg 45g light muscovado sugar 350ml milk 2tps bicarbonate of soda 1tps...

December 01, 2012

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The humble fig

Enjoy them pan fried with duck breast or coated in sugar, caramalised and served with creamy ricotta and a crunchy gavotte

“The proper way to eat a fig, in society, is to split it in four, holding it by the stump, and open it so that it is a glittering,rosy, moist, honied, heavy-petalled four-petalled flower” – DH Lawrence The versatility of this humble fruit makes the fig a brilliant starter or salad dish (try with foie gras or served with Parma or Serrano ham), a sweet contrast to some of the rich meats of the season (try venison, duck or...

October 17, 2012

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The Scallop Season

Scallop season has begun. See Tom Aikens delicious recipe

Pan-fried pork belly with scallop and squid, caramelised onions and a balsamic sauce Ingredients For the pork belly 450g/1lb pork belly 2 carrots, roughly chopped 1 onion, cut into quarters 4 garlic cloves 1 celery stick 1 small bunch thyme 1 tsp coarse sea salt ½ tsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp vegetable oil salt and freshly ground black pepper For the caramelised onions 40g/1½oz butter 2onions, finely sliced 2 tspcaster sugar 2...

September 12, 2012

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Dark chocolate cupcakes

Dee’s recipe for Dark chocolate cupcakes with rose butter cream frosting, perfect for May holidays.

Dark chocolate cupcakes with rose butter cream frosting Makes:12 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time:20 minutes Total time:1 hour • 100g butter • 100g brown sugar • 100 self raiising flour • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 2 eggs • 1 tbsp good quality cocoa powder • 50g 70% dark chocolate • 2 tbsps coffee or milk or 1 tbsp vanilla Method 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F or Gas Mark 4. 2. Beat sugar and...

March 21, 2012

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