Pumpkin soup

Ingredients 1/2 fennel, chopped⁠ 1 leek, sliced⁠ 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped⁠ 2 cloves of garlic, chopped⁠ olive oil⁠ 1/2 tsp smoked chilli flakes⁠ 300 ml vegetable stock⁠ Salt and pepper⁠ Pumpkin seeds⁠ Double cream⁠ Aleppo pepper⁠ ⁠ Method Add a splash of olive oil to a large saucepan, and set on a moderate…

Real Ale Chutney and apple sausage rolls

Ingredients 400 g free-range sausage meat⁠ ⁠ ½ small onion, finely chopped 1 apple, unpeeled and coarsely grated 1 lemon, zest only 1 tsp dried oregano 5 tablespoons Cherry Tree Preserves Real Ale Chutney 45 g fresh breadcrumbs⁠ Maldon sea salt and fresh ground black pepper⁠ 1 pack of ready rolled all-butter puff pastry 1…

Sour cherry and chocolate flapjacks

Ingredients 160 g unsalted butter, cut into cubes 100 g golden syrup 100 g light brown sugar 300 g oats Pinch of sea salt 100 g sour cherries 100 g 55% chocolate (I used Lindt) 24 x 24 cm baking tray, lined with parchment paper Method Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C conventional /…

Pickled vegetables

Pickling liquor 300 ml cider vinegar (I use Belazu Co) 300 ml water 60 g caster sugar 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon coriander Optional extras: Sprig of lemon verbena, orange zest, dill fronds, green chilli. Vegetables 500 g mixed vegetables (cucumber, shallots, carrot, radish, cauliflower, kohlrabi,…

Macarons

My recipe for macarons, with some hints and tips to guide you through making these feisty little treats, and to avoid some of the pitfalls…

Roast topside of beef with roasties & port wine gravy

Ingredients 2 tbsp mustard powder 1 tbsp sea salt 2 tsp brown sugar 1 tbsp sunflower or light olive oil 1.2 kg British grass-fed topside of beef Gravy 150 ml madeira, red wine or port 2 tbsp plain flour 500 ml beef stock Method Heat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan. Put the mustard powder, salt,…