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 /…

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…

Watercress soup

Simple and delicious soup, full of nutrients and packed with flavour

Apple Tarte Tatin

Ingredients 16 Pink Lady or Braeburn apples 250 g salted butter (best quality), at room temperature 250 g caster sugar 5 g ground cinnamon 500 g all-butter puff pastry Tarte tatin tin (11 inches in diameter, such as by Silverwood Bakeware, see link below). If using a smaller tin, reduce the quantities Advance preparation Peel,…