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May 2015

Maple Syrup Clotted Cream Ice Cream

It’s not just the title of this weeks blog that’s a mouthful, wait until you try this simple, no fuss ice cream. I’m not prone to hyperbole but this will change your life. For real. All you need is clotted cream, I used a 1 kg tub, and 500 ml of maple syrup. Whip the clotted cream, it will lose it’s thick texture, then add the maple syrup, as much …Read More

Mini Toadies in the Hole

This week is a canape we occasionally do, delicious and simple and a definite crowdpleaser. For the batter, mix 100 grams of flour, a pinch of salt, 50 ml of milk or a mixture of cream and water, and 1 egg. You can add herbs or spices to your hearts content. For the filling, we mix sausage meat with onion jam and form this into little meatballs. Heat a muffin …Read More

Limoncello

Stalwart of an Italian meal, this delicious digestif ranges from the sublime ( this one) to the ridiculous ( those lurid touristy bottles). Any grain alcohol will suffice to produce a smooth and punchy limoncello, we use vodka- obviously the better you use the better your limoncello. For 700ml of vodka, use the peeled rind of 3-4 unwaxed lemons, and simply steep the peel in the vodka for 7-10 days. …Read More

Breakfast Ideas

Listen, we’ve all been there. Midweek party gets a little raucous, perhaps we wake up after a, I don’t know, birthday party maybe, a little bleary eyed. The perfect restorative is badly needed- and this is why we have our breakfast ideas. First up- Banana Porridge- soak your oats in cream for about 1 hour, add milk and water, bring to the boil and stir in chopped bananas or banana …Read More