Eggs Benedict 2 large or beef tomatoes, sliced horizontally 1tsp white wine vinegar 4 large eggs 2 seeded bagels, sliced in half 4 good slices of good quality roast ham 4 heaped tbsp. hollandaise sauce 50g rocket Heat the grill to high, season the cut sides of the tomatoes and grill for 3 – 4 mins. keep warm. To poach […]

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Wild Mushroom Tartlets

Wild Mushroom Tartlets 375g block of all butter puff pastry flour for dusting 25g butter 300g mixed wild mushrooms or just one type, cleaned and sliced 25g parmesan, finely grated small handful of parsley leaves, chopped 2 med garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 egg beaten Roll the pastry out on a floured surface and cut 4 rectangles about 15cm x […]

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Potato Salad with Chorizo and Capers

Potato Salad with Chorizo and Capers 850g new potatoes, cut into bite sized chunks 1 med red onion, thinly sliced juice of half a lemon 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 tsp smoked paprika small pkt. [30g] flat leaf parsley, chopped 3 tbsp. garlic olive oil 250g cooking chorizo, sliced 1 tbsp. capers Boil the potatoes in a pan until […]

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Leek Linguine

Leek Linguine 400g linguine 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 med leeks, quartered and sliced thinly 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 150g frozen peas 50g grated Parmesan cheese 150ml single cream 2 tbsp. flat leafed parsley chopped Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Cook the linguine and thyme for 5 minutes, before adding the leeks and garlic. […]

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Apple and Marzipan Torte

Apple and Marzipan Torte butter for greasing 2 large eggs 125g caster sugar 4 Cox apples [roughly 400g] Peeled, cored and cut into small pieces 100g marzipan, cut into small pieces 200g plain flour 1tsp. baking powder To serve, extra thick double cream and a soft berry fruit. Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line the base of a […]

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Mushroom, Leek and Stilton Tart

Mushroom, Leek and Stilton Tart 1 sheet frozen ready rolled puff pastry, defrosted 2 tbsp. whole grain mustard 1 leek [good size] thinly sliced 200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 heaped tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley 1 tbsp. milk 100g Stilton, broken into small pieces Heat oven to 180C. Unroll pastry and place on a baking tray […]

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Winter Warmer Soups

  Mushroom Soup 25g butter 1 med/large onion, peeled and finely chopped 250g flat or chestnut mushrooms chopped 25g flour 300ml milk [full fat] salt fresh ground black pepper 600ml hot chicken stock [use 2 oxos] 4 tbsp. double cream A few button mushrooms, thinly sliced, to garnish Melt the butter in a large/med saucepan over a med heat [don’t […]

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