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21 November 2013 12:05
Paul Merrett’s Roasted Beef with Wild Mushrooms and Celeriac & Horseradish Purée Paul says: “Most recipes give a time indication for roasting beef – which can be a little bit hit and miss. For this reason I work with a food probe – this is basically a small digital thermometer that has a heat-sensing skewer attached. When plunged into the ...
21 November 2013 12:00
Weekend whisky cocktails! Godfather (right) Fill a glass with ice cubes. Add 50ml whisky and 20ml amaretto. Splash over some orange bitters, or orange juice. Zest an orange over the glass and garnish with a long slice of peel. Grant’s Twist Fill a glass with ice cubes. Mix 50ml Grant’s Family Reserve with a dash of framboise and pour. Top ...
21 November 2013 11:57
Paul Merrett’s Cottage Pie with Cheesy Mash Put your leftovers to good use! Serves 4500g (1lb) roast turkey – brown and white meat, roughly chopped4 or 5 chipolatas 2 or 3 tbsp stuffing25 sproutsSpoonful carrots2 or 3 roast potatoes4 parsnipsHandful frozen peas 1pt gravy2 tsp redcurrant jellySplash of Worcestershire sauceMash (Boil 4 large potatoes for 10-15 minutes, drain, and mash ...
21 November 2013 11:52
Paul Merrett’s Goats curd crostini with honey roasted beetroot & honeycomb Paul says: “This canapé is very simple to put together and tastes amazing. The honeycomb may seem a little ‘scientific’ but it can be done well in advance of the big day. You could buy it of course, but I suggest you give it a go and then spend ...
21 November 2013 11:49
Simple Cinnamon Christmas Cake Ingredients180g (6¼oz) sugar75g (3oz) butter2 eggs200ml (7fl.oz) milk280g (10oz) sifted flour2 tsp baking powder1 tsp powdered cinnamon1 tsp mace1 tsp mixed sugar and cinnamon 1. Whip sugar and butter into a smooth, pale yellow mix. Beat in eggs, then gradually add milk, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and mace. Fold ingredients together.2. Bake in a buttered, non-stick ...
21 November 2013 11:46
Christmas Chocolate Roll Serves 6 Ingredients75g (3oz) caster sugar3 eggs2 egg yolks75g (3oz) plain flour, sieved25g (1oz) cocoa powder, sievedZest of 1 orangeFor the filling6 egg whites30g (1¼oz) caster sugar120g (4oz) 72% dark chocolate20g (¾oz) butterCandied citrus sauce10 kumquats150ml (5fl.oz) water100g (3½oz) icing sugar 1. Preheat your oven to 200⁰C/400⁰F/Gas Mark 6. Grease a Swiss roll tin, and line with ...
21 November 2013 11:43
Ginger and Stilton Cake Ingredients175g (6oz) butter 175g (6oz) caster sugar175g (6oz) self-raising flour3 eggs ½ tsp ground ginger1½ tsp chopped stem ginger For the icing50g (2oz) butter50g (2oz) cream cheese50g (2oz) crumbled Stilton 1. Cream butter until light, then add sugar and beat again. Gradually add beaten eggs, and a tbsp of flour if it begins to curdle. Fold ...
21 November 2013 11:21
Kelly’s Ice Cream Bombe Ingredients1l tub ice cream1 jar preserved ginger in syrup6-8 small chocolate brownies, choppedMelted chocolate, to decorate 1. Discard the syrup from the ginger, then mix all ingredients except melted chocolate together, reserving a few pieces of brownie and ginger. 2. Pour into a plastic bowl, tightly cover with cling film and then freeze.3. 10 minutes before ...
21 November 2013 11:16
Fiona Ferguson’s Christmas Sea Holly Cake Regal and Royal’s Award Winning Rich Fruit Cake Recipe Ingredients450g (1lb) currants175g (6oz) sultanas175g (6oz) raisins50g (2oz) glacé cherries, rinsed and finely chopped50g (2oz) mixed peel, finely chopped4-6 tbsp brandy (or cooled, medium strength tea)225g (8oz) plain flour½ tsp salt¼ tsp grated nutmeg½ tsp mixed spice50g (2oz) ground almonds225g (8oz) soft dark brown sugar2 ...
21 November 2013 11:10
Salted Cardamom Caramel Shortbread Ingredients175g unsalted butter75g caster sugar1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out 225g plain flourFor the caramel1 tin carnation caramel 1 tsp sea salt8 cardamom pods, seeds crushed For the topping400g (13oz) dark or milk chocolate 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and line a 20cm (8in) tin with baking paper.2. Blitz together the ...
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