Roast duck pie with mushrooms & sage forcemeat balls

For the filling: Fry diced bacon until crisp – drain and reserve Season the duck legs and fry until both sides are golden Transfer to oven and cook through Drain off excess fat Return bacon to the pan Add chopped mushrooms Fry mushrooms until golden Add red wine + chicken stock + bay leaves For…

Chestnut flour pancakes with creamy mushroom & chive filling

Vegetarian & gluten free For the mushroom filling: Slice mushrooms & sauté in light olive oil When golden add a little finely chopped garlic & cook for a minute or two Add a big splash of dry sherry + water + sprig of thyme + sea salt + pepper Simmer until the liquid has reduced…

Chorizo, red pepper and Romesco pizza – Italy meets Spain!

Prepare a batch of pizza dough, using your favourite recipe Make the Romesco by pounding together in a pestle mortar:  roasted red peppers + toasted almond & hazelnuts + fried bread + cayenne + paprika + garlic + sea salt+ olive oil Spread over the the prepared Romesco over the pizza base Finely grate Manchego…

Spinach & puy lentil burgers

  Cooked puy lentils + chopped blanched spinach + finely sliced spring onions + minced garlic + chopped chillies to taste + grated mature Cheddar + chopped parsley Paprika + mustard powder + thyme + ketchup + breadcrumbs +  beaten egg + S&P Mix together Form into burgers & chill for  a while Shallow fry…

Summer pizzas

Two summer pizzas using tomatoes, basil, ricotta, Parmesan & garlic –   Salad pizza: cooked base + raw topping = perfect for summer! Using your favourite dough recipe prepare a pizza base Place the base on a baking tray and put under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes each side – or until cooked through…

Vegan hickory smoke seitan ‘bacon’

Brunch this Saturday morning was a vegan feast of sweetcorn fritters and our new hickory smoke seitan ‘bacon’, fresh from the SugarPepper Test Kitchen! x 100% success on the taste-test front! Made with organic gluten flour, red miso paste, nutritional yeast and Colgin Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke (vegan all-natural liquid smoke with no additives or…

Beef ravioli in a chicken, pancetta and mascarpone sauce

Use 1 large egg per 100g of flour (preferably Tipo 00 or a mix) Create a well and crack the eggs into it (add tomato puree to the egg at this stage for tomato pasta) Whisk the eggs together and begin to combine with the flour until you have a soft dough Knead for 5…

Baja California fish tacos

Salsa cruda/pico de gallo – diced seeded tomatoes + green chilli + coriander (optional) + red onion + lime juice + salt Guacamole – scoop out the avocado flesh & mash coarsely Add diced seeded tomatoes + chilli + red onion Squeeze in some lime juice + minced garlic + salt For the fish – cut…

Soda bread

Mix together 250g plain white flour + 250g wholemeal flour + 1teaspoon salt + 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda Make a well in the centre and add 400ml buttermilk or live yoghurt Mix into the flour to form a soft dough Tip out on to a lightly floured work surface Lightly knead for about a…