Raspberry mille feuille with Madagascan vanilla crème pâtissière

INGREDIENTS⁠320 g ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry⁠3 tbsp icing sugar⁠290 ml full fat milk⁠2 egg yolks⁠55 g caster sugar⁠20 g plain flour⁠20 g cornflour⁠Seeds from 1 vanilla pod 160 ml double cream⁠200 g fresh berries⁠⁠METHOD⁠Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan.⁠Unroll the pastry and place on baking parchment on a non-stick baking tray. Dust generously with icing…

Smoked haddock gratin, with spinach & peas

My favourite smoked haddock, from @alfredenderby (I’ve got a stash in the freezer too)⁠. If you don’t believe me, just ask Marco Pierre White or the Great Taste Award judges 🐟🐟🐟⁠ 750 g smoked haddock, cut into 4 pieces⁠ 500 ml milk⁠ 2 bay leaves⁠ ½ onion, peeled⁠ 30 g butter⁠ 30 g plain flour⁠…

Game & fregola ‘risotto’

Ingredients 1 banana shallot, peeled and finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 leek, cleaned and finely sliced 2 parsnips, peeled and diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced ¾ cup of fregola 1 pack of @osiusbonebroth Wild Game Broth with Juniper Berries Pheasant fillets 4 sprigs of thyme Olive oil Knob of butter Spiced…

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…

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 /…

NOPI…the life of a stageur

Staging – ‘an unpaid internship test when a cook or chef works briefly, for free in another chef’s kitchen to learn and be exposed to new techniques and cuisines’

Cookbook love

A beautiful new cookbook for the #Ottolenghi collection