Recipes

Rhubarb and Orange Cranachan

This is a traditional Scottish dessert that is made frequently at River cottage. It’s usually made with fresh raspberries, however in February use Rhubarb with its bright pink colour and sharp edge. Serves 4 People Ingredients 1kg forced rhubarb, trimmed and chopped Juice and finely grated zest of 1 orange 125g caster sugar 50g rolled…

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Valentine Chocolate and Strawberry Brownies

These are very moreish rich brownies made with fresh strawberries. For this reason they need to be kept in the refrigerator after making and will only keep for 2-3 days (not that they will last that long!). If you want them to keep longer then don’t add the strawberries to the mixture but serve with…

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Herb-roast Chicken

Serve with a green salad to mop up all the herby, buttery juices. Serves Four to Five people Ingredients 1 plump organic roasting chicken, weighing around 2kg 50g soft butter a couple of generous handfuls of fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives and marjoram, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 glass of white wine…

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Baked fish with fennel and potatoes

The combination of fennel and fish is nothing new. It’s a marriage that works and I don’t hesitate to throw another version in the pot. My version is an all in one supper dish. It works with bass, pollock, most of the smaller whole flat fish, mackerel – but bream is way up there on…

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Braised flat mushrooms with soft polenta & dressed shredded greens

Mouthwatering vegetarian recipe for your ESSE Range Cooker from Tim Maddams. SERVES 6 6 large flat mushrooms 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 pint dark beer Guiness etc Fresh thyme A small pinch of caraway seeds Salt and pepper In a casserole dish that is stove top safe, begin by frying the sliced onions in…

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Carol Bowen Ball’s Warming Wild Alaskan Salmon Korma Bake

Now here’s a dish to keep you warm through the transition to cooler nights. Recipe of the month comes from ESSE’s The Four Seasons Cook Book by Carol Bowen Ball. Wild Alaska Salmon Korma Bake Ingredients (SERVES 4) 400g cooked fresh wild Alaska salmon or 2 x 213g cans red or pink wild Alaska salmon…

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