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This fabulous recipe from the Hairy Bikers (known from their love of blackpudding!) is guaranteed to be a dinner pa...

  • For the scallops
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • rindless
  • 16 medium-sized scallops
  • shelled
  • coral removed and cleaned
  • 200g/7oz Clonakilty Blackpudding
  • cut into 12 thick slices
  • 25g/1oz butter100g
  • 3½oz chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp Marsala
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh flatleaf parsley
  • to garnish
  • For the Colcannon
  • 750g/1lb 11oz potatoes
  • preferably Maris Piper or King Edward
  • peeled
  • chopped
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 1 onion
  • finely chopped
  • 100g/3½oz curly kale
  • roughly shredded
  • 200ml/2fl oz double cream
3.2/5 (118 Votes)

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In small glass verrines, place a layer of guacamole, using a spoon

  • smoked salmon
  • guacamole
  • green salad
  • lemon
4.5/5 (62 Votes)

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Cut the aubergine into 2 and then put the halves on greaseproof paper

  • 1 dozen conchiglioni
  • 1 aubergine
  • 100g of minced beef
  • 50g feta
  • 1 tomato
  • peeled
  • 1 half onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Mint leaves
  • Olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
4.4/5 (25 Votes)

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Peel the onions, remove the green stems

  • 200 g Emmental or cheddar
  • 24 slices of smoked duck breast
  • 24 small spring onions
  • 1 tbsp Espelette pepper
  • 20 g butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • salt and pepper
4.3/5 (24 Votes)

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Peel the artichokes. In a saucepan, bring to a boil the chicken stock with the lemon juice and flour and cook the a...

  • 1 yellow curly salad
  • 4 slices of foie gras pâté
  • 4 large artichokes
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • Guérande salt and cracked pepper
3.4/5 (93 Votes)

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Dissolve the sugar and yeast in 100ml warm milk, cover and leave in a warm place to rise for 10 minutes

  • 2 tsp dry instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar or honey
  • 100ml warm milk
  • 500g plain flour
  • plus extra for kneading and flouring
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml warm milk (extra)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 100g melted and cooled butter
  • Glaze
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp milk
4/5 (5 Votes)

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Reduce the balsamic vinegar to 2/3 in a saucepan over low heat

  • 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  • 15cl balsamic vinegar
  • A knob of butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
3.9/5 (35 Votes)

Ask your butcher to bone and cut each chicken into 5 pieces

  • 2 chickens
  • 1.2 kgs each
  • A dash of olive oil
  • 30 g of butter
  • 4 shallots
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 46 cl champagne.
  • 250 g button mushrooms
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in as much water
  • 250 g crème fraîche
  • 250 g rice
  • cooked in water
4/5 (35 Votes)

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The sponge: Separate the whites from the yolks

  • Ingredients for the sponge:
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g cornflour
  • 30g flour
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp pistachio paste
  • Ingredients for the white chocolate mousse:
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 3 egg whites
  • 300 ml of whole single cream
  • 187g of milk
  • 30g sugar
  • 3g agar agar (a rounded teaspoon)
  • Ingredients for raspberry jelly:
  • About 200 ml of raspberry sauce (bought or homemade)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of agar agar
  • Whole unsalted pistachios
  • 200g unsalted blanched pistachios
  • 250g raspberries
4/5 (31 Votes)

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Slice half a truffle into thin slices and then the crush finely the other half

  • 7 potatoes
  • 1 small black truffle
  • 4 pieces of foie gras
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • ground pepper
4.1/5 (14 Votes)

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