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Asparagus & Anchovy Mayonnaise

Season: Spring 

Ingredients 4 anchovy fillets ½ garlic clove* 4 tbsp. mayonnaise 200g asparagus*, trimmed *available at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets Method Very finely chop or mash the anchovies and garlic until they form a paste. Combine the mixture with the mayonnaise. Steam or boil the asparagus for 2-3 minutes and serve the...

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Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Season: Spring 

Serves 4 Ingredients: *1 head cauliflower *1 tablespoon rapeseed oil *1 medium onion, diced Coarse salt and coarsely-ground black pepper to taste *Spices, herbs, and/or vegetables of your choice Method: Wash, remove core and leaves, trim, and coarsely chop the cauliflower. Also make sure there are no brown or black spots on it. If so,...

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Rhubarb Crumble Cake

Season: Spring 

Ingredients *400g rhubarb, trimmed cut into 3cm lengths 1 tbsp golden syrup *175g butter, softened plus extra for greasing 175g caster sugar *3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract *2 tbsp whole milk 175g self-raising flour ½ tsp ground cinnamon For the Topping 75g plain flour *60g butter, cut into cubes and...

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Rhubarb Lemon Posset

Season: Autumn Spring 

Serves 6 Ingredients *1.5kg rhubarb 3 tbsp Demerara sugar *600ml Guernsey cream or best double cream 125g Caster Sugar Juice of 3 Lemons Method Preheat the oven to 170C, gas mark 5. Cut the rhubarb into 3cm pieces. Put into a large roasting dish and sprinkle with demerara sugar. Roast...

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Roasted Rhubarb

Season: Spring 

Ingredients * 5-6 Stalks rhubarb Good shake of light golden sugar or * honey Method Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Cut the rhubarb into 15cm/6in or so lengths (about the length of a wooden spoon-handle) and place in a roasting tin with half a tea-cup of water and the light...

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Chicken & Chorizo Bake

Season: Autumn Spring Summer Winter 

INGREDIENTS Serves: 6 * 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil *12 chicken thighs with skin and bone still on *750 grams chorizo (whole if baby ones or cut into 4cm / 1½ inch chunks if regular sized) *1 kilogram new potatoes (halved or winter potatoes cut into small chunks) *2 red onions...

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Bubble & Squeak

Season: Spring 

Ingredients 1 tbsp butter 4 rashers of streaky bacon chopped or Pancetta 1 onion, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, chopped 15-20 boiled/steamed Spring cabbage leaves, shredded 400g cold leftover mashed potato, or cold crushed boiled potatoes Method Melt the fat in a non-stick pan, allow it to get nice and hot, then add the...

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Blackberry Chocolate Dessert Cake

Season: Spring 

  Ingredients *250g butter, chopped  (H.G. Witt & Son) 250g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped *1/3 cup of milk (H.G. Witt & Son) *1 cup caster sugar *4 eggs  (King Somborne Eggs) 1/3 cup of plain flour 150g fresh/frozen blackberries (Durleighmarsh, DGJ Tanner) Solid chocolate Easter eggs, extra blackberries...

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Bun & Butter Pudding (left over hot cross buns)

Season: Spring 

Ingredients 600 ml semi-skimmed milk 200 ml double cream 400 ml single cream 1 vanilla pod 4 medium free-range eggs 170 g caster sugar 6 hot cross buns , sliced in half and spread with a knob of butter 1 knob butter , spread on the hot cross buns 3...

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Homity Pie

Season: Spring 

Serves 6 Ingredients 300g (10oz) short crust pastry 350g (¾lb) potatoes 450g (1lb) onions 3tbsp oil 25g (1oz) butter 15g parsley – chopped 100g (4oz) cheese – grated 2 garlic cloves – crushed 1tbsp milk Method Roll out the pastry and use to line six 4in round individual tins or...

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