Finger Food

Thai Salad Lettuce Bites

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Thai Salad Lettuce Bites

Although this may a first appear to be like San Choy Bau, it is actually quite different. It is served at room […]

Black Pudding and Cabbage Rolls

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Black Pudding and Cabbage Rolls

Sean Kelly from Dominick Kelly’s butchers in Newport showed me how Black pudding was traditionally made from flaked oatmeal, chopped onion, […]

Caramelised Pear Scones

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Caramelised Pear Scones

Makes 12
Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 20 minutes

2 small firm pears e.g. Corella, Josephine or Beurre Bosc
4 cups (600g) self-raising flour
Pinch sea salt
1 cup (250ml) […]

Spiced Orange Cakes

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Spiced Orange Cakes

Whole orange cake with spiced orange blossom syrup, pistachios and rose petals – baked in mini loaf tins, topped with pistachios and rose […]

Caramel Ice-Cream Biscuits

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This is my version of a South American biscuit called Alfajores filled with dulce de leche (caramel) ice-cream rolled in sugar and spice pecans

Makes 8
Preparation […]

Raspberries & Cream Shortcakes

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Raspberries & Cream Shortcakes

Makes 16
Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes

125g butter
½ cup (110g) caster sugar
1 egg
1½ cups (225g) self-raising flour
½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
1 tablespoon coffee […]

Cheesey Oat Cream Crackers

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Cheesey Oat Cream Crackers

Makes 30
Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking 12 minutes

½ cup (45g) rolled oats
1 cup (150g) plain flour
½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
½ cup (40g) finely grated […]

Maple glazed baked doughnuts

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Maple glazed baked doughnuts

Makes 6
Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 10 minutes

2/3 cup (100g) self raising flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1/3 cup (80ml) milk
1 tablespoon (20ml) white […]

Gruyere gougére

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Gruyere gougére

These are cheesey puffs based on choux pastry. Using chicken stock rather than water gives a richer flavour.

Makes about 42 servings
Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes

1 […]

Japanese Gyoza

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Japanese Gyoza

The perfect gyoza is golden brown and crisp on one side and juicy on the inside. In Japan you can find them being served […]