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One £10 Chicken,Three Meals – Part Two

Chicken and Mushroom Ballotine with Pan Roasted Figs and Crushed Cobnuts

It’s day two of my posh chicken challenge which was to cook three meals for two adults with one …

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Sticky Orange Cake with Natural Yogurt Topping

This Sticky Orange Cake with Natural Yoghurt Topping is a tribute to my very good friend Fabien. Fabien is an outstanding pastry chef and the two of us certainly have …

Chicken Caesar Salad

This is no ordinary chicken Caesar salad, no no, it’s  the British Larder way with home grown baby gem lettuce and all.

As you know by now I’m not quite …

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Coq-Au-Vin with Parsnip Cream

Coq-au-vin is an old classic and one of my favourites. The beauty about this  dish is that it can be cooked in so many ways and  presented in various styles …

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Celeriac Espuma with Ras-el-Hanout Steamed Tiger Prawns

This delightful Celeriac Espuma with Ras-el-Hanout Steamed Tiger Prawns makes a perfect amuse bouche or canapé to tickle your taste buds and keep your guests very happy. I love every …

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Greengage Jam

Roy called this week saying that Dennis’s greengages and damsons were ready to be picked. We had finished our chores so we wasted no more time and we departed post …

Venison Haunch Steak with Spelt Grain and Red Wine Sauce

When Polly Robinson from Food Safari UK invited me to come along and cook at her’ Wild Meat in a Day’ event, I could not contain myself. I had been …

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Pork Belly Croquettes with Roasted Corn Cream

Pork Belly is food for the gods in our home.

I use the sous-vide cooking method for this recipe of Pork Belly Croquettes . It does take 12 hours but …

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Restaurant Sat Bains presents Beef Cheeks, Seaweed, Oyster, Sprouts and Radish

Last year,for my birthday, Ross took me to Nottingham to stay and dine at the Restaurant Sat Bains. We were given one of the beautifully furnished and very comfortable …

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Raspberry Vinegar, Savoring Summer…

This is the easiest recipe that I have ever made and posted on The British Larder. It’s simple, there are only two ingredients but the possibilities are endless.

I bought …

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My Farewell Celebration Cake for Mum; Lemon, Polenta and Almond Cake

This lemon, polenta and almond cake recipe has been with me since I was a young commis chef working in a London restaurant. This is another one of my recipes …

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Restaurant Sat Bains, Organic Salmon, Miso Caramel, Nettle Juice

There is no place like home! My place is in the kitchen. I like eating in restaurants and enjoying the beauty of a well designed dining room but when given …

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Momofuku’s Pork Buns Recreated by The British Larder

I have not been this excited about a book for a very long time! I always try to be enthusiastic and promise myself to read them as soon as they …

Cranberry, Orange and Port Sauce

Cooking this delicious cranberry, orange and port sauce is a wonderful smell experience. The whole house ends up infused with the warming scent of Christmas.

For me it’s not really …

Slow-Cooked Pheasant, Pink Fir Fondant Potatoes and Celeriac Cream

The game season is continuing and it’s such a pleasure to see how well game is received and enjoyed by all the British Larder visitors. The best selling game dish …

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North African Couscous and Pomegranate Salad

The glorious sunshine has finally made it’s appearance, the barbecue got a dusting and so did my salad bowl collection. Strolling through Borough market early on a Saturday morning my …

Rhubarb and Custard Pie Pudding

I can draw inspiration from anywhere. I think it’s perhaps my strongest quality and truly beneficial to my career as a chef. It does not matter to whom I speak  …

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Hedgerow Fruit Pastels

Working as a chef in a top Michelin stared restaurant you get to learn the tricks of the trade. The chances are that you will make pate fruits, as we …

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Giant Cocoa and Cinnamon Meringues

These giant meringues take me back to the Millennium when I lived in Fulham. Most Sunday mornings I used to walk down Fulham Road towards Sloane Square to have breakfast …

Pumpkin Chutney

With Autumn finally kicking in and the last breath of the Indian summer making way for the cooler days and nights ahead, we are frantically making chutney, pickles and preserves.…

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Pot Roast Pork Belly

I love pork and only buy British pork. It does make me angry when I see supermarkets stocking pork from alternative origins. I can’t understand the reasoning behind it as …

Cauliflower and Shallot Piccalilli

Piccalilli is the king of the pickles. Once a year in a rather ceremonial fashion there is an official piccalilli making date in our household calendar.This occurs just before Christmas …

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Beetroot Stained Salmon Gravadlax

The inspiration for writing and making this dish came from Jamie Gorman. Jamie is a full blooded foodie and wine connoisseur, like me he takes every opportunity to chat about …

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Coconut and Coriander Half Roast Chickens

It’s nearly the barbecue season or braai weather, as my family would say.

Cooking the chicken on the bone is the best way for me as the bone helps keep …

Cinnamon Orange Blossom Honey Buns

I have had the baking bug again today. Actually I can say this proudly that I haven’t enjoyed cooking for such a long time, as much I have in the …

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is quite possibly one of Mr.P’s most favourite desserts. I remember making it for him shortly after we had met, I’m sure it must have sealed the …

Salted Peanut Brittle Biscuits

A few years ago Mr.P and I were seduced by the bright lights and glamour of New York City. We planned a gourmet trip with a hectic itinerary. We drew …

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Star Anise and Cinnamon Pickled Beetroot

Growing vegetables has been a new and humble experience for me.It has given me a new found respect for the food we eat. I had a good harvest last summer …

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Coconut Panacotta and Passion Fruit Eggs

Happy New Year!! Wow it’s nearly 2010, the end of a decade and time for an extra special New Years party.

This  is the perfect party recipe, it raises the …

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Borlotti Bean and Courgette Hummus

My borlotti beans  have finally produced a few pods which can now be harvested. Last year I was very impatient and picked them too early and ended up with only …

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Reminiscing About El Bulli Menu 2009…Salted Peanut and Corn Snow Wafers

I have a special affection for Spain, I feel truly at home when I’m there. They have exceptional food, brilliantly jaw dropping innovative chefs, fantastic architecture, art, produce and wine.…

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Potted Pigs’ Cheeks with Pea Custard

The inspiration for this dish came from the Great British menu. I liked  both Nigel Haworth’s approach to create a taste of home with a slight twist and the little …

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Courgette, Goats Cheese and Garden Herb Pesto Bread

I’m really excited about this recipe. I planned baking this bread in my dream. You might find that seriously bizarre but then I’m thinking of food all the time, even …

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Stem Ginger Ice Cream

The sticky sweet but strong distinctive flavour of stem ginger is a taste that you either love or loathe.

How amazing is it that your taste, likes and dislikes change …

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Silky Butternut Squash and Parmesan Soup

The vibrant  bright yellow colour of this silky butternut squash and Parmesan soup is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face, especially on a cold and grey winters day.…

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White Hot Chocolate Espuma with The Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

I had been asked to help out with a canapé function a couple of weeks ago. I got all excited, as I wanted to make Catharine’s ultimate very chocolaty brownies

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Restaurant Sat Bains presents a “Sweet Curry”

I’m going to tell you about my visit to Restaurant Sat Bains again and again…! We had a brilliant time and experienced the warm glowing feel that you get when …

Oyster Beignets With a Sorrel Velouté

Oysters are one of those ingredients that you either love or hate. I cannot get myself to eat raw oysters unless I have to impress someone who is looking at …

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Spiced Red Lentil Soup

The fragrant but subtle tones of the spices and herbs make this soup incredibly moreish. I love the natural vibrant orange red colour which is bright enough to make a …

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Roasted Cardamom Panacotta with Stewed Rhubarb

This roasted cardamom panacotta with stewed rhubarb is exactly what the British Larder is all about. The combination of flavours, textures and unusual methods is a sheer delight.

Sophistication with …

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