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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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  • Pavlova with Berries & Cherries

    Pavlova with Berries & Cherries

    Pavlova: 5 egg whites or 150g Egg Whites 300g caster sugar ½ teaspoon of Cornflour ½ teaspoon of white wine vinegar   To Serve 150ml pouring cream-very softly whipped 150g Cherries 150g Strawberries, quartered 50g Blueberries     Preheat oven to 120C/240F/Gas mark ½   Place the egg whites into a spotlessly clean mixing bowl (preferably use a food mixer) and beat on a light speed until beginning to become stiff, then while beating slowly pour the caster sugar, a […]

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  • Chocolate Brownie & Summer Berry Trifle

    Chocolate Brownie & Summer Berry Trifle

    Serves 4 I am using Mr jeffares blackcurrant cordial in this recipe. It is a delicious cordial made in Wexford that matches perfectly with the chocolate, custard and berries.   Vanilla Custard 400ml milk 200ml cream 1 vanilla pod 6 egg yolks 75g sugar 1 tbsp cornflour   Garnish 400g Chocolate brownies 4 tbsp raspberry Jam 100ml Mrjeffares blackcurrant cordial 350g fresh berries (Raspberries, Strawberries, blueberries) 250ml freshly whipped cream   Firstly, prepare the custard. Place the vanilla seeds and […]

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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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  • Spinach and Ham filo Tart

    Spinach and Ham filo Tart

    SERVES 4 1 pack filo pastry 500g mushrooms 1 tbsp oil 200g ham, sliced 1 hand full of spinach 2 -3 spring onion, chopped 3 tbsp chives, chopped 250g ricotta 150 g cream 2 eggs + 1 for eggwash Salt, pepper, nutmeg (optional).     Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas Mark 7.   In a pan, over high heat, sauté the mushrooms with a little oil. Cook the mushrooms for 3 – 4 minutes then add the spinach and spring […]

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  • Rocky Road

    Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Squares     110g butter, softened. 300g dark chocolate, broken into chunks 3 tbsp Golden syrup 200g digestive or leftover biscuits, crushed to small pieces 100g marshmallows 100g mixed nuts 200g leftover chocolate chopped or crushed 50g glace cherries-halved   Line a 9inch square cake tin with a triple layer of cling film or baking parchment Over a pan of simmering water, melt in a bowl the butter, chocolate and golden syrup.   Meanwhile in a large bowl […]

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  • Turkey & Ham Pie

    Turkey & Ham Pie

    Turkey and Ham Pie   The perfect way to use leftovers, instead of a pastry topping use leftover mash potatoes for a one pot supper, delicious!     1 tbsp olive oil 30g Butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 300g Mushrooms, sliced 2 thyme sprigs 800g leftover Turkey or chicken cut into chunks, 300g left over cooked ham 250ml Cream 300ml chicken stock 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley Puff Pastry, rolled out to ½ cm […]

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  • Ultimate Turkey Sandwich with Apple & Fennel Slaw

    Ultimate Turkey Sandwich with Apple & Fennel Slaw

      Serves 6.       100g mayonnaise 50g cream fraiche 1 lemon juice or cider vinegar   ¼ head green cabbage, shredded 1 carrot, grated 1 shallot, chopped 1 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced 1 Granny Smith apples Salt and pepper   12 Slices sourdough bread 400 g leftover roasted turkey 6 tbsp stuffing (leftovers) or see recipe for lemon & sage stuffing.     In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, crème fraîche, lemon juice and the salt and whisk […]

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  • Mac ‘n’ Cheese

    Mac ‘n’ Cheese

    Macaroni Cheese   Serves 4   A quick and easy family favourite that’s sure to please.   300g Macaroni pasta 1 onion 150g leftover ham, chopped 25g butter 25g flour 300ml Milk 200ml Cream 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 125g Mature White Cheddar, grated 125g Mature Red Cheddar. Grated Salt & Pepper to season   Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.   Pour the macaroni into a large pan of salted boiling water and cook the macaroni as per pack […]

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  • Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes

    Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes

    Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes with Salad Serves 4   450g potatoes, well scrubbed 100g smoked salmon, finely chopped 2 spring onions, finely chopped 3 eggs (1 yolk + 2 whole eggs) 25g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 2 tbsp tablespoons olive oil 2 tbsp butter 50g Breadcrumbs (leftovers) salt and freshly ground black pepper     Cover the potatoes with cold water in a pan and add a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15-20 […]

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