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Plum Tart Tatin with Mulled Plum Sorbet

Making tart tatin used to be my “party piece”. I love the wow factor which I still get  after all these years. It’s a warm fussy feeling and a sense …

Dingley Dell Pig Art; Pig Hash

It’s Farm Animal Welfare Week 2011 and what better way to celebrate than commissioning two local artists to paint a pig sty?! Well that is exactly what Mark Hayward from …

Carrot Cake, Cream Cheese Sorbet

Yes, please! I love carrot cake and this carrot cake is sublime! The rapeseed oil keeps the cake moist for up to 3 days, though in this establishment it does …

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Soufflé Orange Tapioca Cream

I was horrified to hear the  negative comments from the general public on tapioca pudding.

Last week I was doing a cooking demonstration to a group of ladies who all …

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Guinea Fowl with Cep Butter and Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Roasted guinea fowl, sauteed ceps and creamed Brussels sprouts…..that’s what dreams are made of! We are in the heart of autumn, the trees  have the most glorious colours of burnt …

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Pulled Pork and Pumpkin Pies perfect for Halloween

It was a bright and beautiful autumn day, perfect for a walk and picnic in the forest. I made these delicious pulled pork and pumpkin pies, packed my metal lunch …

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Date, Almond and Clementine Christmas Stollen

I have a special affection for marzipan and almonds,so at every opportunity  to create something containing either one of these will be grabbed with both hands. With Christmas just a …

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Funky Bircher Muesli

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Oats and whole grains are perfect as they release energy slowly. The attraction for this recipe is that there is no …

Posh Doggy Biscuits

We welcome Mr Darcey and Hector our springer spaniel pups to the British Larder team. Ross call them the “new recruits” and they have the title of chief plate lickers. …

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Twice Baked Quince and Hazelnut Crumble with Quince Custard

This is a pretty humble dish in itself  but the kind of dessert  that would be perfect to round off a lovely family Sunday roast with all the trimmings. It’s …

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Lime, Almond and Strawberry Chutney

When Richard phoned and asked me to make one kilo of strawberry chutney, I was confused and slightly sceptical.

Wow was my scepticism put to bed once I got started. …

Herring Escabeche Salad

It’s nearly the end of summer. We have endured heavy downpours over the past week and my heart goes out to the farmers who are struggling to harvest their crops. …

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Rare Roast Lamb and Lebanese Cucumber Delights

I used to live in Fulham for many years and North End Road was my local foodie heaven. The attraction for me was the different cultures and influences.

I moved …

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The Bilbao Breakfast

This recipe is a memory of last spring when we went to the Basque country, Northern Spain for a pure stuff your face weekend. We had a table booked for …

Malted Prune Loaf

All the credit for this recipe goes to Dan Lepard. I have to confess that I did make a few changes as we all know cooking and baking are subjective …

Lavish Lobster Macaroni Bake

The time has passed and  the pub is finally open.  Mr.P and I agreed all along, the style of food that we will cook and serve in the pub would …

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Gingerbread Men… the fella with the blue eyes.

There is a inner child hiding in every grown up, true! These gingerbread men bring that inner child out of me. This is truly a trip down memory lane, and …

The Bakers Blessing by Peter Reinhart

Baking bread used to be something I did but never really understood. After being tutored by Richard Bertinett at his Kitchen on how to make the perfect dough enabled me …

Wild Plum and Hazelnut Crumble, Vanilla Custard

This year Lottie Lin has provided us with plenty of wonderful fruits and vegetables from her garden and allotments. These wild plums appear amongst the array of scrummy goods that …

Blood Orange Posset; Blood Orange Granita

With potentially more snow to come it’s fairly hard to believe that once we had sun…Having said that, there are blood oranges, so who needs sun!?? My favourite topic (not …

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Thyme Poached Apricots

Apricots are one of my favourite summer fruits. I love the round bright orange yellow colours that shout sunshine, holidays and happy thoughts. It reminds me of my uncles farm …

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Maple Glazed Parsnip and Israeli Couscous Salad

The vibrant colour of this maple glazed parsnip and Israeli couscous salad attracts a lot of attention around the dinner table. Israeli couscous might be an unusual ingredient for some …

Rhubarb, Pecan and Buttermilk Pudding; Buttermilk Ice Cream

Glorious rhubarb! It’s amazing how one’s tastes evolve, change and even develop as you get older. At first I thought if I do not like something then that is it, …

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Chilled Courgette Soup with Goat’s Milk Yoghurt

The ultimate courgette supper is on the table and and it looks absolutely divine. Chilled courgette soup with goat’s yoghurt, courgette and garden herb pesto bread and finally borlotti bean

Baked Butternut Squash and Chickpea Falafels

I am fond of butternut squash and have featured many recipes on this website that include it. I suppose my love for all squashes and pumpkins comes from my mother. …

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Wild Asparagus and Opal Basil Risotto with Chilled Green Tomato Jelly

I love the textures and flavours of this dish. The cold fragrant tomato jelly against the warm carnaroli risotto pearls laced with the highly perfumed opal basil. It’s simply a …

Broccoli and Chestnut Mushroom Salad with a Subtle Heat

Browsing through the vegetable display at Saturdays Farmers Market, held every second Saturday at Great Garnets Farm, I saw these beautiful looking heads of broccoli. Next to them was …

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Green Chilli Chicken Wontons with Avocado and Lime Dip

Call me tight or stingy, but I do not like to waste food as there are too many hungry mouths in this world.

I make these green  chilli chicken wontons …

3 Michelin Star Evening at The British Larder, Suffolk

It’s THE foodie event of the year and we are so incredibly excited and fortunate to be part of it this year! The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival has featured …

Pear, Binham Blue and Walnut Tart

Winter has settled in and rain, snow and sleet is at the order of the day. Autumn has passed quickly this year. I did however managed to capture the beautiful …

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Gooseberry and Bay Leaf Preserve

I love the summer, even though as I get older I learn to appreciate each season for it’s own beauty and seasonal gifts from nature. There is still something magical …

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Fig and Sour Cherry Hot Cross Muffins

It’s a lovely sunny day; all my spring flowers are in bloom. The smell of hyacinths is in the air and my bunny Elly is hopping over the grass. It’s …

Buttermilk and Spelt Soda Bread

Mr P and I both enjoy a good bit of bread. When Pump Street Bakery in Orford opened we thought that all our Christmases had come at once and we …

Richardson’s Smokehouse Smoked Mackerel Spring Salad with Ham Cakes and Dill Crème Fraiche

The inspiration for this dish came from our visit to Orford, Suffolk. It’s a beautiful sea side village with several smokehouses and the one that I love visiting every time  …

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Creamy Parsnip Soup with Red Leg Partridge Sausage Rolls

The game season is now well under way and so is Autumn. It’s a fantastic time of the year especially the combination of game,the earthy root vegetables and the amazing …

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Quince Curd

Quinces are one of those rather romantic fruits, it’s speculated that these fruits were used as an aphrodisiac in the early days and with its appearance one could see why. …

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El Bulli’s Test Kitchen with Albert Adria

Anthony Bourdain visits Albert Adria at El Taller,which is the test kitchen and workshop where all the new ideas are generated for El Bulli. Albert Adria and brother  Ferran,  are …

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Omelette in One Minute…Dedicated to Julie and Julia

This recipe is dedicated to Julie and Julia the movie. I was very inspired to cook and write after watching the movie at the cinema, it’s a feel good …

Wicked Bitter Chocolate Cake with Real Ale Ice Cream

This wicked chocolate cake is dark, gooey and rich, and utterly delicious! The real ale ice cream is a perfect accompaniment as the natural bitterness of the ale cuts through …

Woodpigeon Pastrami with Fresh Radishes and Watercress on Sour Dough Bread

It was 5am on a Saturday morning, I was still sleepy and definitely not feeling like getting out of bed to wait for two birds to arrive, but I had …

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