Apple and Cinnamon Tart

Apple and Cinnamon Tart

Ingredients 2 medium sized Apples (or 1 large cooking apple) 125g Puff Pastry 85g Unsalted Butter 3 desert spoons of Brown or Caster Sugar 1 desert spoon of Cinnamon Powder   Method Peel both apples, then quarter and core them. Chop the quarters of one apple into little pieces, as small as you can, and…

A Refined Eton Mess

A Refined Eton Mess

Summer may be pretty much over, but the shops are still full of summer berries so one might as well make use of them while one can. My favourite way is in this version of an Eton Mess. Not only is the secret to use the best fruit you can get, it also requires the…

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

A simple salad and perfect for summer as a light meal or as a side salad for a BBQ or garden party, but it’s so easy to do badly. The key is the sauce; it provides 80% of the flavour, not surprising given the rest of the dish is just lettuce, parmesan, croutons and chicken.…

Sea Bass Crudo

Sea Bass Crudo

Come summer and the heat our appetites tend to become lighter and healthier. Fish, and better yet raw fish is hard to beat in such cases. This raw Sea Bass dish hits the mark perfectly, indeed any raw or light fish dish does, so if this doesn’t take your fancy, why not try our Tuna…

Gin Gravlax

Gin Gravlax

A while back I bought a book on home curing as I fancied trying my hand at it; needless to say, I never used it. But then, out of the blue, I got the impulse to make some gravlax, so I came up with this recipe. Serve with good bread, pickled cucumber and thin slices…

Ham Hock and Chicken Terrine

Ham Hock and Chicken Terrine

Ham hock terrine is a classic. Easier to make than it looks, it is hugely versatile and perfect for a starter, light meal, or picnic. It’s also a very adaptable recipe; you could use rabbit, or smoked chicken, different herbs, add vegetables, or even go full vegetarian with it. As long as the main ingredients…