Recipes

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

450g dried mixed fruit – golden raisins/sultanas/raisins/ currants110g shredded suet (vegetarian and wheat)110g soft, dark brown sugar55g self-raising flour25g whole shelled almonds25g mixed candied peel, finely chopped1 teaspoon ground mixed spice1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon1 small, peeled, cored, grated bramley apple1 lemon, ½ juiced and zest grated1 orange, ½ juiced and zest grated110g fresh white breadcrumbs2 large, fresh free range eggsOptional but tasty:6 tablespoons of brandy, plus a little extra for soaking at the end

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Thai Pumpkin Soup

Thai Pumpkin Soup

Serves 4 1 Pumpkin1 Onion1 Carrot1 Piece of Root Ginger Butter2 Garlic Cloves 1 Red Chilli 4 – 5 Sprigs of Thyme 1 Tin of coconut milk

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Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto

Preperation time 15 minutes, cooking time 30 minutes.  400g pumpkin, diced200g Arborio rice 125 ml white wine (medium dry or dry) 2 large shallots, peeled and finely diced6 large cloves of garlic (skin left on) 1 pint vegetable or chicken stock 1 sprig thyme 1 sprig rosmary 3g sage leaves Black and white pepper (freshly ground is best) Salt Parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil 25g Butter 3g chives, finely chopped

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Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam

1kg Blackberries1kg Preserving sugar1cm cube Butter1 Lemon50 ml Water

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