• Food and drink

    Pumpkin soup recipe

    Pumpkin soup recipe Serves: 10-12 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 24 minutes Ingredients 2-3 tbsps of olive oil 2kgs pumpkin, peeled and chopped into approx 2.5cm chunks 1.2ltrs fresh carrot juice or water 2 Knorr Vegetable Stock Pots 50g finely grated Parmesan cheese 100ml double cream Black pepper Serve with: Freshly grated Parmesan to sprinkle over the soup and a twist of freshly ground black pepper Method 1.Heat a large heavy casserole dish on the hob. Add in a splash of olive oil, spread evenly in the dish and then add in the diced pumpkin. 2.Cover the dish and cook over a medium heat for 10–12 minutes, stirring now…

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    Cherry Tart Tatin Recipe with vanilla ice cream

    Cherry Tart Tatin with Almonds and Vanilla Ice Cream is the perfect treat for summer days. Serves 6 For the cherry tart tatin 450g cherries – Pitted 350g block puff pastry, thawed if frozen 25g unsalted butter For spiced syrup (Note: You will only need 3 tbsp of the syrup) 1 vanilla pod, split open 1 cinnamon stick 7 cloves 3 star anise 250g caster sugar 250ml water Vanilla ice cream 600ml double cream 200ml whole milk 2 vanilla pods 6 egg yolks 150g vanilla infused caster sugar 60g almonds – skin on Icing sugar to serve (Optional) Method For the vanilla ice cream 1. Pour the double cream, milk…

  • Food and drink

    Chocolate Brownies Recipe

    The Ultimate chocolate brownies recipe. Luscious, special brownies with a crisp and fragile top and moist inside, made with extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. This chocolate brownies recipe makes 12 115g / 4oz best 70% cocoa chocolate 80ml/ 5 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil 70g/ 2 ½ oz self raising flour 1 level tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 3 medium eggs 150g / 5 ½ oz caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Icing sugar for sprinkling (optional) Place chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl does not touch the water. Stir until chocolate melts. Alternatively melt in the microwave…

  • General,  Seasonal

    How To Make Pumpkin Soup – Halloween Countdown

    PUMPKIN SOUP WITH LOSELEY SUMMER MEADOW BUTTER Pumpkin soup is ideal for warming cold hands for Halloween particularly when served in mugs. INGREDIENTS Loseley Summer Meadow Butter 25g (1oz) Onion 1, peeled and chopped Carrot 1, peeled and chopped Peeled Pumpkin 350g (12oz), roughly chopped Milk 750ml (1 ¼ pints) Salt and freshly ground black pepper Natural Yoghourt 150g (5oz) Dried Pumpkin Seeds to garnish (optional) METHOD Melt the Loseley butter in a large, lidded saucepan and add the onion and carrot. Cook gently to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, until all the vegetables are soft but not brown. Add the pumpkin, milk…

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    Perfect pavlova recipe

    This has certainly got the wow factor and what’s more the undecorated pavlova can be made the day before, keep it loosely covered with non-stick baking paper or a clean tea cloth and then just decorate minutes before serving. Serves 8 Takes 1 and a quarter hours to make 4 medium egg whites 225g (8oz) caster sugar 40g (11/2oz) pistachio nuts, very finely chopped To finish 100g (4oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces 300ml (1/2 pint) double cream 550g (11/4lb) mixed strawberries, hulled, halved, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries Method 1. Preheat the oven to 140°C (120°C fan), Gas 1. Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper and draw a…

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    Thai Salmon recipe with strawberry sauce

    Seared Thai salmon recipe with strawberry sauce Super speedy Incredibly versatile, strawberries taste great added to sweet chilli dipping sauce, with extra chilli and ginger for an oriental twist. Serves 4 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 8-10 minutes 250g (9oz) strawberries, hulled ½-1 red chilli, halved, deseeded, finely chopped 2.5cm (1 inch) piece root ginger, peeled, grated 1 tablespoon sweet chilli dipping sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon fish sauce 4 salmon steaks, each about 150g (5oz) 200g (7oz) thin rice noodles 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 300g (10oz) stir fry vegetables with bamboo shoots and water chestnuts 150g (5oz) frozen edamame beans Small handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped Lime wedges…

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    Rack of lamb recipe with blackberry salad

    Rack of lamb recipe with spring blackberry salad Serves 4 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 21-22 minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 x300g (10oz) French trimmed racks of lamb Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons runny honey 15g (1/2oz) fresh dill, chopped 25g (1oz) fresh parsley, chopped 25g (1oz) fresh mint, chopped Salad 500g (1lb 2oz) small anya potatoes, scrubbed, halved or thickly sliced depending on size 150g (5oz) frozen peas, or shelled weight of fresh peas 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced 40g (11/2oz) butter 150g (5oz) blackberries 50g (2oz) rocket leaves Blackberry gravy 150g (5oz) blackberries 1 tablespoon blackberry or red wine vinegar…

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    Sweet potato recipe

    Welcome guests inside with this sophisticated sweet potato recipe for patties with grilled bacon and poached duck eggs. A dish that looks as good as it tastes, with a rich duck egg that sits elegantly atop a crunchy patty and crispy bacon, it’s sure to become the star of the party. Dust with paprika for guests who crave a touch of spice or omit the bacon for a delightful vegetarian dish. Sweet potatoes are a tasty vegetable that can be enjoyed all year round, and are also low in fat and high in fibre. They’re packed full of anti-oxidants and vitamins A and C, and count toward one of the…