Cheddar, dill & beer loaf

Ingredients 360g organic flour – either all white or ½ white & ½ brown 120g mature Cheddar – grated 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill (or substitute chives if you prefer) ½ teaspoon local honey 2 teaspoons baking powder 300ml pilsner/lager at room temperature (non-alcoholic works too) 1.5 teaspoons salt Butter at room temperature Method Combine…

Pea pancakes with poached eggs

Put cooked peas (frozen are fine) + cornflour + beaten egg + S&P in food processor and blitz to make a purée/pancake batter Make this as fine or coarse as you like Add chopped parsley + finely sliced spring onions Fry in small batches in a good non-stick pan with a little olive oil Keep…

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…

Merguez meatballs

Merguez meatballs – makes around 16 walnut-sized meatballs 250g organic minced lamb 50g organic minced beef 2 medium cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon fennel seeds ½ teaspoon coriander seeds 1 dessert spoon sweet paprika ½ teaspoon cayenne (or to taste) 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 1…

Gluten-free Cheddar, mushroom and chive tartlets

Mushroom Cheddar & chive tartlets with #glutenfree @Dovesfarm plain flour pastry – YUM!#cookerylessons#Oxford pic.twitter.com/YKAysyqr4l — SᴜɢᴀʀPᴇᴘᴘᴇʀ Cᴏᴏᴋꜱ (@SugarPeppers) May 1, 2015

Courgette & halloumi cakes with a caper & lemon dressing

    Mix together grated courgettes + grated halloumi + dried or fresh mint + finely sliced spring onions + garlic + flour (for gluten-free –  chickpea flour or ground almonds) + egg + S & P           Shape the mixture into cakes and shallow fry in olive oil until golden  …

Easy tarragon potted ham

Shred the meat of a cooked smoked or unsmoked gammon joint Blend together the shredded ham + butter (at room temp) + Dijon mustard + white pepper in a food processor When your desired consistency is achieved remove the blade from the processor bowl and stir in finely chopped parsley, chives & tarragon Pack this…