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Treacle, Guinness & Toasted Fennel seed bread

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This has got to be one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. The bread when finished is so versatile, have it in the afternoon with a mug of tea, serve it with horseradish cream and some rare roast beef or in my case I am serving it with Glenarm […]

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Energizer breakfast or brunch

There is nothing better than starting the day with a good breakfast or brunch. I was never been a big fan of porridge as a child but as I learned to cook I used my granny’s recipe and adapted it to my own taste. Back then they used water and a pinch if salt and […]

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Mulled wine

The christmas carols are on and the man in the famous red suit will be coming down your chimney soon with his big black sack. Why not  leave him a glass of mulled wine this Christmas? I suggest buying a £5-£7 bottle of red from the likes of Majestic. Contrary to popular belief, you need to use […]

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Perfectly Roasted Turkey

Most people are fed up with turkey at Christmas because its dry and tasteless, nothing to do with the Family figure cooking it for 10 hrs in an oven so here is a fool proof method to give you the best results on Christmas day.  I love turkey and Over the last few years I have been […]

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Gingerbread Men

A simple recipe for a traditional festive treat – gingerbread men. I have baked these for many years, hung them on the tree or simply shared them over a glass of mulled wine.. Using molasses gives them a lovely colour and flavour. The Gingerbread Men 420g                 Plain flour 1/4tsp               Salt 3/4tsp   […]

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Rippled green cupcakes

Rippled Cup cakes for National cup cake week

Its National cupcake week so why not join in and create your own rippled butter cream? This recipe is easy to make as long as you follow it exactly. Especially the sieved flour! Below are a few pictures of different events we have hosted in the last few months. We have made 1000’s of these […]

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chocolate and pistachio truffle cheesecake

Jose’s Baked Chocolate and Pistachio Truffle Cheesecake

Chocolate, pistachio truffle cheesecake One of our up and coming young chefs at etc venues, Prospero house has come up with this amazing recipe that is simply stunning. Jose’s attention to detail and balance of flavours work well, I do recommend a very small slice though! The recipe takes a little time to prepare and build […]

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Tuna Bombayaloo

Seared Tuna Salad, Bombay Spinach Aloo

As its National Salad week I thought I would roll out this simple “salad”  for everyone to try. We have this on our mezze menu at etc venues 155 bishopsgate over the spring/summer menus instead of the standard Nicoise offering and its been a huge hit with our clients. It is served Chilled! INGREDIENTS 600g New […]

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Vegetable broth with whole grain rice

I am one of those people who cannot bare to throw anything away.  I love digging around in the fridge and making dishes from little bits of this and that. Last night i felt the urge for a steamy hot bowl of soup and this one is as simple as it comes. What i found […]

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Buttermilk, Honey and Chia Seed Bircher Muesli

Buttermilk, Honey and Chia Seed Bircher Muesli

Spring is in the air and so here is something a bit different to help get your day off to a great start. Top Tip: In most shops they only sell English buttermilk in 250ml pots for about 50p, you can buy 1ltr of polish buttermilk in Sainsburys for £1. It’s called Maslanka and normally […]

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