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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Leftover Turkey Jambalaya

Leftover Turkey Jambalaya 4 tsp garlic olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 red and green pepper, de-seeded and chopped 4 sticks of celery, chopped 4 large cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped 4 spicy sausages or chorizo, cut into chunks 450g leftover Christmas meats [turkey, ham, pork] cut into chunks 2 large red chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped 500 long grain rice […]

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Italian Christmas Cookies

Italian Christmas Cookies 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1 carton [ 15 ounces ] ricotta cheese 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 4 cups of plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder Frosting 1/4 cup butter, softened 3 to 4 cups icing sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 to 4 tbsp. milk coloured sugar […]

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