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Recipe: Soda Bread for Real Bread Week

This Saturday marks the start of Real Bread Week. This week-long campaign highlights additive-free breads and those who make them, like your local, independent bakeries and even you if you enjoy baking at home! We’re kicking things off early with this recipe for soda bread. Share your home-baked bread photos online and tag them #RealBreadWeek to show your support.

SODA BREAD

This bread is risen with bicarbonate of soda,

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VEGAN RECIPE: MIXED PULSE SALAD

Colourful, full of texture, and packed with protein – our mixed pulse salad is fantastic on its own or as a side dish for vegans and bean-lovers alike!

INGREDIENTS

3 leeks
250g green beans sliced into roughly 5cm pieces
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
250g puy lentils, cooked
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
250g soya beans – frozen ones are very good
2 tins of mixed beans
1 bunch spring onions,

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CHRISTMAS RECIPE: Mince Pies – back by popular demand!

You know it’s officially Christmas when you can smell the sweet smell of pastry firming in the oven and can see the mincemeat bubbling away underneath the star shaped lids. Here’s our recipe that makes about 50 mini mince pies using a sweet, rich shortcrust pastry.

MINCEMEAT

INGREDIENTS

  • 450g/1 lb raisins
  • 450g/1 lb currants
  • 225g/½ lb candied peel
  • 225g/½ lb finely chopped vegetable fat e.g coconut
  • 450g/1 lb finely grated cooking apples
  • 450g/1 lb sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1½ teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 250ml/8ozs brandy or rum

 

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RECIPE: APPLE CRUMBLE

Autumn is one of our favourite times of the year when there’s an abundance of varieties of apples for us to cook with. We immediately don our aprons and knock up this beautifully warming, life affirming crumble.

 

APPLE FILLING

2 lbs / 900g apples peeled, cored and sliced – We like to use a mixture of Bramleys and dessert apples as it makes for an interesting texture.

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RECIPE: Asparagus risotto

Asparagus Risotto –  (as taken from the Cookery School Handbook.)

Risotto follows the same principle as other rice recipes in that liquid is used to cook the rice and is absorbed by the end of the cooking time. But risotto always cooks in stock and/or wine and not water. Unlike when cooking plain or basmati rice, risotto is stirred continuously during cooking to release the starch in the rice grains,

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RECIPE: Pizza

It’s National Pizza Day on 9th February (yes that is such a thing!) so we thought it no better time to share our homemade pizza recipe. It’s really easy to make and so much tastier than anything store bought (with no nasty preservatives!).

This recipe serves four as a main course.

To make the dough…

 

INGREDIENTS

– 450g/1 lb strong white flour

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RECIPE: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

This soup is one of our favourites! Jerusalem artichokes are often underrated but to us they are perfectly delicious when in season. This soup is very good for your gut as it contains strong prebiotic properties that stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the body. Antioxidents are abundant so these root vegetables do you the world of good!

INGREDIENTS

– 450g/1lb Jerusalem artichokes

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Chasing The Sunshine

We’ve transported ourselves from the grey British skies to the blue Mediterranean seas by sharing our calamari recipe with the wonderful people at Villa Plus, one of the UK’s leading travel companies.

Villa Plus are highlighting recipes from the top European foodie destinations and have showcased one of our favourite seafood dishes.

‘Eat Like a Local’ is a campaign by Villa Plus, inspired by their customers’ love of immersing themselves in culture,

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