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Recipes Black pudding Sausage Rolls by GBBO’s Candice Brown

The one recipe that’s guaranteed to cause arguments within my family is these sausage rolls. ‘Who’s got the biggest one?’ ‘Who got more?’ ‘Why haven’t you made me these?’ They are requested frequently and devoured within seconds! Stornaway black pudding is the best in the world apparently (guess who told me that!) so if you…

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Recipes Passion Fruit Curd by GBBO’s Candice Brown

Sweet, smooth and tangy, my favourite flavour curd. Use it to fill Pavlova, a roulade or a layered sponge, or just spoon it over vanilla ice cream. When you have a good curd recipe the possibilities are endless. Makes about 250ml 4 large egg yolks 150g golden caster sugar 12 ripe, wrinkled passion fruits 100g…

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Recipes CALIFORNIA PRUNE & BLACK BEAN SALSA WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER & TEA SCENTED CALIFORNIA PRUNES

By Rosemary Shrager Serves 2   1 small cauliflower Olive oil, for brushing 2 tsp Jasmine tea 4 California prunes 3 tomatoes Salt & pepper Fresh mint                                                                                                                                            For the California prune & black bean salsa 1 can black beans, rinsed well under cold water 4 California prunes, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ½…

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Recipes Buttermilk Pannacotta with Strawberry Compote and Yoghurt Sorbet

By Dan Ashmore, The Pompadour by Galvin Serves 4 Ingredients Pannacotta: 500ml buttermilk 150g sugar 2.3 leaves gelatine (bronze leaf) 0.25g vanilla seeds Crumb: 60g soft butter 110g caster sugar 60g Demerara sugar 110g ground almonds 110g flour Sorbet: 40g of sugar 40ml of water 0.5 gelatine leaf 300g of plain yoghurt Compote: 250g Strawberries…

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Recipes Spicy Puddledub Pork & Red Pepper Goulash

This recipe uses Puddledub leg of pork, a beautiful, lean and tender cut of meat. The chilli can be scaled up or down depending on your taste and we use ½ fat crème fraiche to reduce calories, but not flavour.   Spicy Puddledub Pork & Red Pepper Goulash Serves 2   300g Puddledub casserole pork…

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Recipes Raspberry & Rose Jelly Cheesecake by Nicola Milly Millbank

I first made this cheesecake for my family when I was a teenager. It started off as a jelly lime cheesecake, then slowly progressed into first a chocolate orange cheesecake and finally the more refined raspberry and rose jelly cheesecake. This is a cheesecake like no other. If you’re looking for a classic American, thick…

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Recipes Harissa aubergine kebabs with cucumber, red onion and mint relish

These spicy, sweet and satisfyingly sticky kebabs are perfect on the grill – or even the barbecue come summer. Serve in soft flatbreads with the tangy relish and jewel-like pomegranate seeds and a generous drizzle of tahini. Once exclusive to Middle-Eastern grocery shops, harissa is now available in most large supermarkets – simply check out…

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVALS  NOVEMBER

 

Tatton Park, Cheshire - 17, 18 & 19 November & Edinburgh EICC - 24th, 25th & 26th November

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park for the first time on 17, 18 & 19 November. Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, is returning to the EICC on 24, 25 & 26 November.

Take home recipes and top tips from MasterChef winners, Great British Menu stars and top local chefs who will be cooking up their festive favourites in the Chef’s Theatre or Great British Bake Off winners and top patisserie chefs who will be baking up show-stopping cakes and treats in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre.

Learn all the skills to become the ultimate host this Christmas at the 12 Top Tip festive masterclasses, get merry with Craft Beer, Wine and Champagne masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre, discover your new favourite tipple at Gin Alley and browse for Christmas gifts in the artisan market. Bring the kids along to the Elf’s Cookery School, taste flavours of the world at Street Food Avenue, indulge in award-winning treats at Pudding Hall, or enjoy Christmas carols and music from the UK’s most exciting unsigned bands on the Live Music Stage. With a luxury VIP area, a vintage tea room and a Champagne Ski Bar, Foodies Festival is the only place to kick off the festive season.

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