Archive | August, 2015

Raspberry & Chocolate Cake

Last week I had the tricky task of making a cake for my Dad’s birthday. Easy I hear you say! However this is a man who doesn’t have a sweet tooth and isn’t a big cake fan… So I surrounded myself in a mountain of cookbooks, trawled the internet for hours, but settled on an […]

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Gluten Free Italian Rice Cake

Ingredients 500g Arborio rice 750ml double cream 750ml milk 200g sugar vanilla 1 lemon 1 orange 5 eggs (separated) 50g raisins 20ml orange liqueur Method Put the milk, cream, rice, vanilla, sugar & the zest of the orange & lemon in a thick bottom sauce pan. Now you want to cook the rice the same […]

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Japanese Cotton Cheesecake with only 3 ingredients!

  Recently while surfing the  internet we came across a Japanese Cotton cheesecake recipe video. With over 4 millions views on YouTube, 3  basic ingredients. We couldn’t resist but to give it a go. With the results being the talk of ETC venues Dexter House I thought would be a great recipe to share with you how we went about […]

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Hannah’s Mad Hatter Tea Party Experience

If you want to experience a magical afternoon whilst indulging in the most exquisite afternoon tea; Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel is definitely worth a try!   Upon entering the courtyard, you are surrounded by the most wonderful tea stands and bespoke crockery created by Luna & Curious.   Once seated you […]

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Afternoon tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel

Meeting up with an old friend who I first met over 30 years ago deserved a special place for a reunion so we decided to spend the weekend in Bath and to treat ourselves to a Champagne afternoon tea. After looking at various options such as The Pump House and Bailbrook House we decided to […]

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“Not Afternoon Tea” @ OXO Tower

On Sunday, myself and some friends went to the Oxo Tower for their ”Not Afternoon Tea” which is their alternative offer to traditional high tea – you choose a dessert plate from a list of four and it is served with a bespoke cocktail that compliments the items on your chosen plate. The choices which were presented on an ‘Alice […]

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Halibut With Roasted Garlic Polenta , Petis pois la francais with a Chorizo & Concasse Tomato Beurre Blanc Sauce

 Halibut is one of the largest flat fish, With a firm meaty flesh which retains flavor well. A great alternative to Cod or Haddock. This is the dish I created for the IACC Copper Skillet competition 2015. A great dish for a dinner party or occasion . A easy to prep meal which combines classic simple French recipes with […]

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Watermelon, Duck & Cashew salad

I first sampled this dish in a Asian fusion restaurant on St. John street called Cicada. unfortunately this restaurant has since closed which is a good prompt for me to make it at home. Ingredients 2 Duck legs, slow roasted for 3 hours on 170 1/2 a baby watermelon cubed Handful of cashew nuts roasted […]

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IACC Copper Skillet Competition

Our Marble Arch venue had the pleasure of hosting the annual IACC Copper Skillet cooking competition on Friday afternoon. The venue’s restaurant was transformed into a master chef like kitchen with various stations and a selection of condiments, ingredients and herbs for the chefs to choose from. 20 chefs entered the competition including 4 of […]

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