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  • Christmas Pudding

    Christmas Pudding

    Traditional Christmas Pudding This is a family favourite and it has been passed down through the generations.          It is a ‘must have’ Christmas recipe.   Dry Ingredients: 75g white breadcrumbs 45g plain flour 110g dark brown sugar 110g sultanas 110g raisins 110g currants 50g nibbed/chopped almonds 50g chopped cherries 50g loosely packed mixed peel ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ to 1 teaspoon mixed spice pinch of salt   Additional Ingredients: 110g melted butter Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 4 […]

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  • Peanut Butter Cookies

    Peanut Butter Cookies

      225g peanut butter 200g caster sugar plus extra for coating 1 large egg 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract       Preheat the oven to 160˚C/325/Gas Mark 3.   Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.   In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter with the caster sugar until fully incorporated. Add the egg, baking powder and vanilla extract and stir well to combine. Roll 12 small balls and coat in some caster sugar.   […]

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  • Stuffings


    STUFFINGS     Lemon and Sage Stuffing, Try adding cranberries to this stuffing before placing in the oven, it can be served as a side dish if you prefer not to stuff your turkey.     400g fresh white breadcrumbs 200g butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 lemon zest and juice 1 tbsp chopped Sage 1 tbsp fresh thyme 4 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley salt and pepper     To make the stuffing, melt the butter in a […]

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  • Chocolate Brownie Trifle

    Chocolate Brownie Trifle

        Serves 6 – 10 Vanilla Custard 400ml milk 200ml cream 1 vanilla pod 6 egg yolks 75g sugar 1 tbsp cornflour   Brownie 350g dark chocolate 350g butter-chopped into pieces 5 large eggs 350g demerara sugar 150g self raising flour   To Decorate: 300ml raspberry jelly set 350g Raspberries 250ml freshly whipped cream Selection of Chocolate Truffles and Chocolate pieces     Firstly, prepare the custard. Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthways and scrape the seeds out […]

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  • Mulled Wine

    Mulled Wine

      Place all the spices in muslin cloth to easily remove from the wine when serving.       1 bottle good quality red wine Juice of 2 large oranges 1 lemon studded with 4 cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 2 cardamoms 1 star anise 1 vanilla pod 100g honey 4 tablespoons brandy or port – optional –       Pour the wine into a large saucepan and add the remaining ingredients, place over a medium heat and allow to […]

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  • Kevin’s Christmas Turkey

    Kevin’s Christmas Turkey

    Kevin’s Christmas Turkey   There is something wonderfully satisfying about putting a beautiful turkey sitting in the middle of the table on Christmas day and serving your salivating family. If cooked properly the turkey can be a deliciously moist bird which can be enjoyed by all the family. Plan every aspect of your Christmas cookery carefully and meticulously and then you can relax a little more on the actual day.   14lb/ 6.5kg approx Turkey 250g Butter 3 tbsp Sage […]

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  • Crowes Farm Ham with Apple Glaze

    Crowes Farm Ham with Apple Glaze

        Whole ham on the bone (approx 7 ½ lb/3.5kg) 2 x 500ml Kings Bay Pale Ale or Similar 1 Onion 1 Carrot 1 Cooking Apple, chopped 2 bay leaves 2 cloves garlic, chopped   High Bank orchard apple syrup 40 Cloves         Place the ham in a large heavy based saucepan, add the Pale Ale, the onion, carrots, bay leaf, garlic and cooking apple. Add enough water to cover the ham completely. Bring to the […]

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  • Bacon Wrapped Turkey Surprise

    Bacon Wrapped Turkey Surprise

    Bacon Wrapped Turkey Surprise   Serves 6 -8     18 – 24 streaky bacon slices 1.5 kg turkey breast escallops lemon and sage stuffing (see recipe) lemon and kumkat Sausagemeat stuffing (see recipe) Salt and pepper   Prepare the 2 stuffings separately and set side until required..   Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.   Line the Bundt tin with the streaky bacon overlapping and overhanging, then line with the turkey breast. Add a layer of each stuffing […]

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  • Smoked Salmon Cheese Cake

    Smoked Salmon Cheese Cake

    Sundried tomatoes can be added to the cheese mixture! This will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. Serves 4   40g panko – dry breadcrumbs 100g butter, melted 60g (20g + 40g) ground almonds 150g ricotta 80g soft goat cheese 2 eggs, separated 150g smoked salmon, chopped 2 tbsp chives, chopped 1 lemon, zest and juice Salt & Pepper   Beetroot relish to serve   Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2.     In a bowl, […]

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  • Chicken and Black Pudding Pie

    Chicken and Black Pudding Pie

    Serves 4 Use good quality black pudding to enrich the flavour of this delicious pie, perfect on it’s own or with a seasonal salad or some steamed veg.     4 large chicken breasts-diced 1 leek-thinly sliced ½ Onion, chopped 200g/7oz wild mushroom selection 200g/7 oz black pudding 3 cloves garlic-crushed 25g/1 oz butter ½ glass white wine 400ml/14 fl oz cream 1 tbsp olive oil   oil and flour for dusting 1 egg yolk 1tsp milk   Topping: 2 […]

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