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Chocolate Brownies

Serves: 8 Cooked: at oven temp 375F/190C Cooking time: 30 minutes Preparation time:10 minutes 100g butter 200g sugar 50g cocoa powder 50g self-raising flour (farine a gateau) good pinch of salt 2 eggs, beaten 100g cream cheese (full fat) 50g plain chocolate, chopped into small chunks icing sugar for dusting Line a roasting tray with…

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Confit of duck with vin chaud jus, gratin dauphinoise, carrot ribbons & Purée of peas

We’ve listed this as 4 separate recipes, so you can clearly see how each element is made – and use different bits to accompany different things, if you wish. Confit of duck with vin chaud jus recipe Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 40 minutes (cooked at 190c/375f) Ingredients 4 confit duck legs…

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Tarte au citron with lemon sauce

Serves 8-10 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 1 hour at 190c/375f Ingredients 1 packet of pate sable (sable is sweet pastry – do not use brisee for this) 15g caster sugar 500g uncooked rice or lentils or similar to use for baking 2 eggs 4 egg yolks 180g caster sugar 400ml cream juice and…

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Citrus Posset with Polenta Biscuits

Makes 4 Preparation time 10 minutes (possets) and 10 minutes (biscuits) Cooking time 5 minutes on the hob (possets) and 6-7 minutes (biscuits) in the oven at 190c / 375f Ingredients 300ml cream 75g caster sugar Zest and juice of 2 lemons Zest and juice of 1 lime For the biscuits: 175g butter 250g fine…

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Beef Bourguignon

Makes 4 Preparation time 40 minutes (plus marinading overnight) Cooking time 6+hours at 150c/300f Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 stick celery, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped into large pieces 1.2kg beef cut into 4 (300g) pieces 50g bacon lardons 300ml red wine 300ml water 1 beef stock cube…

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Chicken Liver Paté & Apple Chutney

  Serves: 4-6    Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooked: on the hob | Cooking time: 30 minutes + 5 hours to set Ingredients:   250g chicken livers, defrosted if frozen 125g butter, room temperature ½ large clove garlic, grated finely ½ teaspoon dried thyme 30g extra butter, melted for finishing salt and pepper For the apple chutney:…

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Pancakes

Serves: 4                       Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooked: On the hob | Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 eggs 125g self-raising flour 200ml milk water salt 1 teaspoon sugar vegetable oil 1. Place the flour in a basin and add the eggs, beat until a paste then add the milk in small amounts – whisk if…

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Chocolate and orange mousse

Serves 4-6 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes Ingredients Preparation Melt the 100g of bitter chocolate in a bowl over boiling water or on low setting in a microwave and stir it well. Leave it for a few minutes so it is thick not really runny. Meanwhile cut 4 pieces of baking parchment…

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Classic Victoria Sponge

Serves: 10   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooked: at oven temp 190C   |   Cooking time: 25-30 minutes Ingredients: 200g sugar 200g butter (at room temperature) 200g self-raising flour 4 eggs 1 teaspoon baking powder For the filling: Buttercream/Jam 100g butter 150g icing sugar drop of vanilla extract jar strawberry jam icing sugar to serve 1.  …

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Double Chocolate Cookies

Makes: 12 big or appox 30 regular   |   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooked: at oven temp 350F/180C   |   Cooking time:  10-15 minutes Ingredients 300g plain flour 60g cocoa, sifted 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon salt 250g butter, softened 250g sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 200g white chocolate, chopped Break…

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