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JUNE – Lemon Meringue Pie

JUNE – Lemon Meringue Pie

            Lemon Meringue Pie     INGREDIENTS   PASTRY 175g plain flour 100g cold butter , cut in small pieces 1 tbsp icing sugar 1 egg yolk FILLING 2 level tbsp cornflour 100g golden caster sugar finely grated zest 2 large lemon 125ml fresh lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons) juice 1 small orange 85g butter , cut into pieces 3 egg yolks and a 1 whole...

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MAY – Lamb Tikka Masala

MAY – Lamb Tikka Masala

Lamb Tikka Masala Ingredients 2 tsp powdered ginger 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp chilli powder (optional) 2 tbsp fresh coriander juice of 2 limes 2 tbsp vegetable oil salt and black pepper 900g/2lb lamb, diced 1 onion, finely chopped 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped 2 tbsp turmeric 300ml/½ pint double cream ½ lemon, juice only fresh coriander, to garnish   Method 1. In a...

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APRIL – Meringue Roulade with Passion Fruit and Mango

APRIL – Meringue Roulade with Passion Fruit and Mango

  Meringue Roulade with Passion Fruit and Mango Serves 10 Ingredients 4 egg whites 225g (8oz) castor sugar Mango and passion fruit Sauce 1 large ripe mango 4 passion fruit 1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1-2 tablespoons castor sugar Filling 1 large ripe mango peeled and thinly sliced 2 passion fruit 300ml (½ pint) whipped cream Swiss roll tin 12 x 8 inch (30.5 x 20.5cm) Method...

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FEBRUARY – Mushroom Risotto With Honey Spiced Duck

FEBRUARY – Mushroom Risotto With Honey Spiced Duck

Risotto 3 Shallots, chopped finely 1 garlic clove finely diced 350g/12 oz Arborio rice 175ml / 6fl oz white wine 600ml hot vegetable stock 150g/5oz mushrooms chopped 30g/ 1 oz freshly grated parmesan Salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 oz butter   Duck 1 duck breast trimmed Salt & freshly ground black pepper 65g/2 oz fresh cherries (stones removed) 2 tbsp honey Splash of red wine ½...

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JANUARY – Courgette Soup

Ingredients   450g Courgettes, diced with their skins left on 50g butter 110g potatoes, peeled and diced 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 850ml chicken / vegetable stock 150ml single cream (optional) salt & pepper   Method   Melt the butter gently in a large saucepan. Add the potatoes, courgettes, onion and garlic and stir everything around so the...

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