Archive | October, 2013

Halloween!

We know we are day early but this evening we are hosting a client event Halloween Party with a pumpkin carving competition, Bloody Mary cocktails, Black Martini’s, Toffee apples and treat bags hand made goodies by Big Ron and Little Rhys. Here are a few pics of the afternoon preperation and check back later for […]

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Jager Burger

Jagerbomb Burger with Redbull onions, Gruyere crisp and Jagermeister Aioli

Having a great relationship with your suppliers is paramount, Not just to get the best meat but also top recipes. I recently discovered that Craig Osborne from our meat supplier Nigel fredericks is a Secret foodie/chef, Im so excited by this, just look what ive unearthed! If your a burger fanatic, you’ll love what this boy does. and he’s off……. […]

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Wild Raspberry & Blackberry jam

Blackberries are at their finest this year, with a great mixture of warm and wet weather the blackberries are big and juicy. Along side one of the blackberry brambles I stubble across some wild raspberries, a bit sharp but full of flavour. Thee was only a couple of handfuls so I just chucked them in […]

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Game and smoked pancetta terrine

As the cold evenings and dark mornings are upon us, here is a great reason to rejoice that autumn is here. Game is at its best just now and available from all good butchers, not those chain supermarkets I may add! The great part about this recipe is that it can be prepared, cooked and […]

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Annual Awards Dinner @ etc Dexter house

One of our clients requested a simple but great tasting dinner for their annual awards. Here are a few of the pictures taken by the great photographer Matt Chung. This is the game terrine with grape and celery chutney, micro herb salad and three seed bread Wild mushrooms in puff pastry, chives and black truffle […]

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National Chocolate Week

A big thank you to Ron & Rhys for suppling the receipes and pictures for the National Chocolate Week. More importantly for making the desserts for us at Paddington to sample! Until next year!

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Shortbread

Shortbread (makes about 20, depending on how big you cut them!) 225g unsalted butter, softened. 110g caster sugar 200g plain flour 110g cornflour 25g cocoa powder 2 oranges (zest only) Pinch of salt Sieve all of your dry ingredients together. In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients and either by hand or by machine […]

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White chocolate & blackberry tart

Filling. 300g white chocolate 200ml double cream 100ml milk 3 eggs 2tbsp caster sugar Pastry. 200g plain flour 1 tbsp icing sugar 140g cold butter, diced 1 egg yolk flour, for dusting 100ml Double cream 1 punnet blackberries For the pastry: Add the flour, icing sugar and butter, and pulse in a food processor or […]

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Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate fondant recipe Makes 9 50g melted butter, for brushing cocoa powder, for dusting 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces 200g butter, in small pieces 200g golden caster sugar 4 eggs and 4 yolks 200g plain flour First get your moulds ready. Heavily brush the melted butter all over the inside of the […]

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Dark chocolate mousse with orange cream.

200g dark chocolate 250ml double cream 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites 25g unsalted butter 150ml double cream 2 oranges (zest of) This will make 4 – 6 glasses Take you chocolate and butter and melt in a bowl over simmering water. Whilst you waiting separate your eggs. Put the cream in a mixing machine/electric […]

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