Nougat ice-cream Bûche de Noël

Nougat ice cream Buche de Noel

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 130 ml full fat crème fraîche
  • 2 egg whites
  • 50g honey
  • 20g sugar
  • 25g chopped almonds with the skin removed
  • 15g chopped plain pistachio
  • 100g assorted, chopped candied fruits (orange, pear, figs...)
  • 1 pinch of salt

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Prawn and salmon terrine

Prawn and salmon terrine

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 300g smoked salmon, sliced
  • 200g salmon fillet, cooked and flaked
  • 200g prawns, cooked and chopped
  • 200g fresh spinach
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 pinches cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 250ml full fat crème fraîche
  • 4 or 5 sheets of gelatine

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Chocolate Marquise

Chocolate Marquise

Ingredients (Serves 8)

  • 240g dark cooking chocolate
  • 80g butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 7 eggs (white and yolks separated)
  • 60g sugar

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Ginger beer & tangerine glazed ham

Ginger beer tangerine glazed ham

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 2kg boneless gammon joint
  • 1 onion, halved
  • zest of 4 tangerines, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 litres ginger beer (or 2l Canada Dry)
  • For the glaze
  • a handful of garlic cloves
  • tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

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Gazpacho (cold soup)

Gazpacho

Ingredients (serves 6/8)

  • Water
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 2 red pepper, deseeded
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • Basil
  • Tabasco (Cayenne pepper)
  • Salt, a pinch of sugar and pepper

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Cherry clafoutis

Cherry clafoutis

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 500g black cherries
  • 100g flour
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 25 cl milk
  • 30 g butter

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Poulet basquaise

Poulet basquaise

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 chicken legs (drumstick+tigh), skin on
  • 2 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 red pepper, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small tin crushed tomatoes
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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