RECIPE: White Bread Loaf for #RealBreadWeek by Sue Stoneman

I really enjoy making bread. It only needs a few ingredients: strong (bread) flour, yeast, olive oil, salt and warm water. There is something about the satisfaction when the finished loaf comes out of the oven smelling delicious and looking lovely, you know you’ve put a lot of love into making it. I do sometimes knead by hand, but quite often as I am short … Continue reading RECIPE: White Bread Loaf for #RealBreadWeek by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Burns Night Scotch Eggs and Cranachan by Sue Stoneman

To celebrate the birthday of the Scottish Poet Robbie Burns, Burns Suppers are held mainly in Scotland around the date of his birthday – 25th January.  Traditionally (and I have eaten something similar in a restaurant on the Isle of Arran a few years ago) it would be a tian (tower) of haggis, neeps (swede not turnip) and mashed potato served with a whisky & … Continue reading RECIPE: Burns Night Scotch Eggs and Cranachan by Sue Stoneman

Recipe: Chocolate Brownies Recipe by Sue Stoneman

Everybody loves a Chocolate Brownie, well they do in my house! This is a lovely gooey chocolate brownie which I also cook on my BBQ.  Here’s the recipe for cooking them in your indoor oven. Ingredients 90g dark chocolate 150g unsalted butter 2 eggs 15g cocoa powder 125g plain flour 300g light brown soft sugar Half tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Oven on … Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate Brownies Recipe by Sue Stoneman

Recipe: Fillet of Lyme Bay Red Gurnard Escabeche

With Easter creeping up fast, here’s a light dish to cook for yourself and a loved one, or perhaps a group of friends – with thanks to The Salutation Inn for the recipe. Red gurnard is a firm fish, with fantastic flavour. It’s one that we should all be eating more, as gurnard is often discarded due to low market demand. Once you try this recipe though, … Continue reading Recipe: Fillet of Lyme Bay Red Gurnard Escabeche

Recipe: Favis of Salcombe Crab Cakes with Chilli Dipping Sauce

Whilst this is the season of Christmas dinners, random concoctions using leftovers, eating out with friends and plenty of heart-warming meals – if you fancy something a bit lighter but still comforting, how about this fab crab cake recipe from Favis of Salcombe? Favis of Salcombe have been fishing the waters off the South Devon coastline since 1972. Their hand-picked crab meat has won a series of … Continue reading Recipe: Favis of Salcombe Crab Cakes with Chilli Dipping Sauce

Honey and Peanut Butter Cake Recipe using Princesshay Honey

Ever hear the buzz of our city? Well it’s not just down to busy bee humans going about their business; there are bees on the rooftop of Princesshay! Thanks to the good weather earlier this year, there has been a bumper harvest (you can read more about that here) with delicious honey on sale exclusively in the wonderful Chandos Deli. Princesshay were kind enough to … Continue reading Honey and Peanut Butter Cake Recipe using Princesshay Honey

Recipe: Hanlons Port Stout Chocolate Cake

Our second recipe from Hanlons Brewery, using their Port Stout. Hanlons Port Stout Chocolate Cake Recipe Cake 250 ml Hanlons Port Stout 250 g Unsalted Butter 80 g Cocoa Powder – Green & Blacks is best 400 g Caster Sugar – Golden best for flavour 2 large eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Extract – not Essence! 140 ml buttermilk – use the rest to make scones … Continue reading Recipe: Hanlons Port Stout Chocolate Cake

Recipe: Hanlons Steak and Port Stout Family Pie

Our next couple of recipes are from the lovely Hanlons Brewery who are based in Newton St Cyres, Exeter. A family brewery producing some fab ales and also having pop up foodie nights – if you want to know more you can read Chris’ review here. Even though Summer is just about upon us, what more could you want than a hearty meal with family or … Continue reading Recipe: Hanlons Steak and Port Stout Family Pie

Chorizo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Greens and Dirty Rice by Anna May

Our recipe of the week comes courtesy of Anna May from her fantastic blog, Anna May Everyday – All content and images belong to Anna.  It originally appeared on the 28th March 2017. Please subscribe to her excellent blog with some really delicious recipes! Do you ever wonder what to cook for supper?  Despite spending a considerable number of my waking moments thinking about food I … Continue reading Chorizo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Greens and Dirty Rice by Anna May

Get Spun with Easter Sugar Fun – Exeter Cookery School Recipe

Jim Fisher, head chef tutor and co-owner of Exeter Cookery School, shares his fail-safe method for creating show-stopping desserts adorned with spun sugar cages, baskets and springs – or for Easter, why not make an edible nest for mini chocolate eggs! Spun Sugar Cages, Baskets and Springs This is something I love teaching on our cooking courses: spinning sweet gossamer threads over the back of … Continue reading Get Spun with Easter Sugar Fun – Exeter Cookery School Recipe

British Leeks are in Season: Beef Wellington with Leek Mousseline Recipe Review – by Lauren Heath

Once again, thanks to the power of the internet, I randomly came across British Leeks’ mission of trying to get more people cooking and eating leeks. At their best from November to April, these winter veggies are in season right now and can be used in a whole host of ways, kept fairly crunchy or cooked right down. A good choice during the ‘vegetable shortage’ … Continue reading British Leeks are in Season: Beef Wellington with Leek Mousseline Recipe Review – by Lauren Heath

Hornbrook Kitchen’s Venison Ragu

Life is busy at the moment for Hornbrook Kitchen, but Chef Tom Allbrook has brought us another delicious Recipe Of The Week!  I love venison, and this recipe really brings out of the best in this rich meat. Ingredients: (Serves 5 people) 1x carrot 1x red onion 3x garlic cloves 2x celery sticks ½ beef tomato 120 ml cooking red wine Good grating of fresh … Continue reading Hornbrook Kitchen’s Venison Ragu

Jerk Salmon with Pineapple Salsa courtesy of Turtle Bay

Rum, reggae and jerk is coming to Exeter! Turtle Bay will open on 23 rd August in Exeter. Their first restaurant in Devon will be bringing a brand new, blissful Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the people of Exeter! The concept celebrates the lively, colourful, soulful and, above all, delicious experiences that the Caribbean has to offer – from explosive flavours to laid back … Continue reading Jerk Salmon with Pineapple Salsa courtesy of Turtle Bay

Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich

We’ve been busy coming up with sandwiches for Burt’s Chips Ultimate Crisp Sandwich project. Some have been disasters (you won’t read about those!)  The second one we had great fun making was a classic with a modern twist.  Search for #ultimatecrispsandwich on Twitter and get the latest on this excellent summer campaign. Yes, its a Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich.  The culinary heights we go … Continue reading Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich

The Ultimate Hornbrook Brunch – Ham, eggs and black pudding.

One of my favourite flavour combinations has to be Ham & Egg.  Chef Tom Allbrook has come up with this scrumptious recipe with these two elements and with the added loveliness of Black Pudding.  Another exclusive Recipe Of The Week for Eating Exeter! Ingredients: Slices of good quality bread (better if homemade) 2 Slices good quality ham (I buy a piece of ham at the … Continue reading The Ultimate Hornbrook Brunch – Ham, eggs and black pudding.

Rosemary, Onion & Potato Pizza from Chef Tom Allbrook

Ingredients for the white pizza sauce: 1x tbsp. Plain flour 4x Garlic cloves, thinly sliced 300ml Milk 150g Parmesan 25g Unsalted butter Method: In a saucepan place the milk, sliced garlic, butter, salt and pepper. Bring this up to a simmer then add the flour, mix well, and leave to stand on one side for use later. It may thicken a little so if this does happen. … Continue reading Rosemary, Onion & Potato Pizza from Chef Tom Allbrook

Broadbean Pea & Courgette Crostini’s from Chef Tom Allbrook

I am chuffed to bits to be able to present a series of recipes from the talented North Devon based Chef Tom Allbrook from HornBrook Kitchen who will be offering a ‘recipe of the week’. HornBrook Kitchen is a new venture that is set to take the Devon food scene by storm! They love vegetarian and smokey foods, and I can’t wait to see what … Continue reading Broadbean Pea & Courgette Crostini’s from Chef Tom Allbrook

Free Recipe 1: Canape – Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta

Canape : Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta Makes 4 Croquetta Ingredients: 200-250ml of whole Trewithen milk 1 bay leaf 2 cloves 1 slice of an onion 1 sprig of fresh thyme A pinch of ground mace 60g organic flour 30g Trewithen butter 250g Cornish cheddar 100g flat leaf parsley, chopped 1tbsp Trewithen clotted cream 1tsp English mustard 2 eggs, beaten with a … Continue reading Free Recipe 1: Canape – Trewithen Clotted Cream, Cornish cheddar & Parsley Croquetta

A Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas! – Free River Cottage Recipes from Trewithen Dairy this week…

Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas: For the ultimate in indulgent festive fare, with a unique Cornish twist, Trewithen Dairy are onceagain inviting Christmas cooks to take inspiration from their new and exclusive Cornish Clotted Christmas menu. Available to download from the Trewithen Dairy website, or as a 12 page booklet from selected independent retailers, each of the four recipes celebrates new and exciting ways of cooking with … Continue reading A Happy Cornish Clotted Christmas! – Free River Cottage Recipes from Trewithen Dairy this week…

Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta – Ideal for beginners

Our kitchen is about the size of a knat’s testicle and given the tiny amount of surface space we actually have, I am all for the student modus operandi when it comes to cooking.  There is no shame in using a jar of pesto opposed to fresh pesto that you make yourself, and I can’t start to say that it matches it in taste but … Continue reading Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta – Ideal for beginners