Archive | January, 2014

Paul’s Almond and Cranberry Florentines

These are a real favourite of mine, over the xmas period I devoured quite a few of them, as they are very moreish. So why not have a go at making some and see what the fuss is all about. Makes about 20 Ingredients  25g butter  75g golden caster sugar  10g plain flour (plus extra for dusting) […]

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Polish pork with cabbage and new potatoes

Slow Braised pork shoulder with caraway seeds and savoy cabbage

Last Thursday I made this dish for lunch in etc.Venues, Dexter House. Our clients were very happy and asked me to post this up for them to attempt to replicate at home. Pork  shoulder (stroganoff cut ) 1kg Onions   150 g White cabbage   300 g Cream (whipping or double) 150 ml Vegetable stock 500 ml Caraway seeds […]

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Breaded Turkey with Tortilla chips

Pan fried turkey escalope breaded with tortilla crisps

INGREDIENTS: 150g Turkey breast (escalope) salt and pepper 20g flour 1 egg 20ml cold milk 50 g tortilla chips 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lemon wedges Method Put the turkey escalopes between sheets of cling film and pound them to flatten to about 5 mm (¼ in) […]

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Hayley’s Easy Peasy Shortbread Biscuits

Here’s the scenario…the in-laws call you to say they are popping by and you realise you don’t have any biscuits and you know how much they love to dunk a biscuit in their cup of tea! Don’t rush off to the local shop, you will have these ingredients in your cupboard and it takes no […]

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Gordon Ramsey’s Union street cafe

I’m always a little wary of celebrity chef restaurants as they never really live up to my expectations but with the union street cafe my head has been turned. The casual retro dining room, open ceilings and relaxed atmosphere sums up where most restaurants are heading right now. Everyone wants small full flavoured dishes with […]

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Homemade noodles for soup

Last year I got a lovely new pasta machine attachment for my kitchen aid and haven’t until now had the chance to put it to good use. No more laborious winding with this baby. It comes with 3 attachments, a plain sheet roller, tagliatelle cutter, spaghetti cutter and a little brush to assist with the […]

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Roast rib of Beef

Jamie Olivers butcher’s which is linked to the restaurant at St. Pauls Barbecoa is a great place. http://www.barbecoa.com/butchery We visited the shop on Sunday for a rib of beef and returned with this beauty. Going into this shop is like stepping back in time to the days when the local butcher could have a chat […]

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Blue berry and Walnut bakewell tart..

Im a lover of a good Bakewell but find them a bit too sweet after my 3rd slice, So RetroRhys and Big Ron been working some magic to come up with this delightful Bakewell. ingredents;   filling.. 250g caster sugar 250g unsalted butter 125g ground almonds 125g of ground or blitz walnuts 50g of self raising […]

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Tom’s Bitter Chocolate Tart

We all know we love desserts at Prospero House, so here is a tasty recipe for all you sweet toothed foodies!… For the pastry 105g Flour 47g Unsalted Butter 35ml Cold Water 15g Sugar Method Mix the butter, flour & sugar together. Slowly add the water and fold into the mix. Lightly coat the pastry […]

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5:2 diet salad of watercress, blood orange and stilton

At Paddington we thought it would be great to start to incorparate dishes that are are the ever increasing trend of the 5:2 diet. Today I made a Watercress, blood orange & stilton salad. Ingredients 250g watercress 1 1/2 blood oranges 50g stilton 1/2 red onion Method Simply give your watercress a good wash then […]

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