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Clean the cep mushroom with a cloth

  • 1 large cep mushroom
  • 1 scallop with its coral
  • a slice of foie gras
  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 tblsp of olive oil
  • Maldon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh low fat creme fraiche
  • a sheet of brick pastry or filo pastry (optional)
3.4/5 (129 Votes)

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A thin, crisp shortcrust base with a flaky, buttery, puff pastry top, encasing an orange scented little mouthful of...

  • 1 x 375g sheet ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 1 x sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 300g jar of mincemeat
  • Zest of one orange
  • handful of dried cranberries and sour cherries
  • 1 egg
  • beaten
  • 100 g icing sugar sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
3.2/5 (117 Votes)

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A smooth, velvety , creamy dessert that can be prepared well in advance - perfect for parties

  • Double Cream - 180 ml (3/4 cup)
  • Whole Milk - 240 ml (1 cup) + 60 ml (1/4 cup)
  • Sugar - 80 g (1/3 cup)
  • Milk Chocolate - 180 g (3/4 cup)
  • Dark Chocolate - 100 g (1/2 cup)
  • Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
  • Mint essence - 1 teaspoon
  • Corn Flour - 2 tablespoon
  • For garnishing:
  • Mint Leaves
  • Whipped Cream
  • Grated Chocolate
3/5 (126 Votes)

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Not for the squeamish but a delicious centrepiece!!!

  • 1/2 Pig's Head
  • Salt
3.3/5 (114 Votes)

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Quick and easy savoury pastries

  • 1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry – they range from 320 g – 375 g depending on the brand.
  • 300g of sausage meat – either de-skin some sausages
  • use sausage meat or at this time of year you can use some ready made festive stuffing
  • 1 handful of chopped (cooked) chestnuts. Save the rest for the sprouts on Christmas Day.
  • 1 finely chopped banana shallot or a medium onion
  • 1 handful of dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves stripped from their stalks
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 beaten egg for glazing
4/5 (21 Votes)

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The day before, add the truffle to the stuffing and stuff your turkey

  • 500g fine pork stuffing
  • 1 tin of truffle peels
  • 1 turkey 3 to 4kg
  • 30g of fat (oil or butter)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 24 golden delicious apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 25 ml calvados
  • 50 ml creme fraiche
  • 1 bunch watercress.
4.3/5 (36 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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A festive boozy take on the beloved French toast! Perfect breakfast for champions@

  • Bread (I prefer thick slices)
  • eggs (1 for each slice of bread)
  • milk (1 tbsp for each egg)
  • 2 tbsp brandy cream ( I used this portion for 3 slices of bread)
  • Greek yogurt
  • vanilla sugar
  • honey
2.4/5 (89 Votes)

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