Author Archives: Lisa Velardo

Emma’s Chocolate Cake

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache   Ingredients 465ml water 360g butter 180g dark chocolate (I used 60 percent Callebaut) 510g sugar 380g plain flour 45g cocoa 18g bicarb soda 225g eggs (about 6) 50ml cherry brandy 1 teaspoon of salt Ganache Ingredients 300ml whipping cream 300g dark or milk couverture …

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Emma’s Baked Pumpkin

Friday, June 30, 2017

Whole roasted pumpkin is a great way of utilising an entire vegetable and is a fun way of sharing food amongst friends at a dinner party! Whole Baked Pumpkin with Fresh Goats Cheese Ingredients 1 small pumpkin (Jap …

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Emma’s Chicken Gratin

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chicken Gratin Ingredients 1 organic free range chicken, broken down into 10-12 pieces (or 4 chicken Maryland's) 2 French shallots, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 bunch thyme 2 bay leaves 400 ml white wine 400ml chicken stock Salt & …

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Emma’s Grilled Persimmon & Prosciutto Salad

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The most common persimmon variety is the Oriental or Japanese persimmon, which has a sweet, fruity flavour. They are full antioxidants and are an excellent source of fiber, which helps keep the body regulated. Try …

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Emma’s Baked Camembert

Monday, June 26, 2017

Camembert is a soft, creamy, surface-ripened cow's milk cheese, and is absolutely perfect as a dinner party starter! Baked Camembert Ingredients 1 whole Camembert – a smallish one about 8-10 cm diameter 1 Turkish bread or focaccia ¼ cup olive …

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Lynton’s Saffron and Pink Pepper Poached Pears

Friday, June 9, 2017

Saffron and Pink Pepper Poached Pears Ingredients 6 firm, ripe pears such as conference 1/2 cup raw sugar 2 tbsp. honey pinch of saffron 1 tsp pink peppercorns peel of 1/2 lemon 1/2 stick of cinnamon Water Whipped Cream of Crème Fraiche to serve Directions Preheat oven …

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Lynton’s Saddle of Mutton

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Traditionally, Saddle of Mutton was one of the great English dishes. Today, it serves as an affordable cut of meat that can be transformed into a dinner party favourite! Saddle of Mutton Ingredients 1 saddle of Mutton, flank …

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Lynton’s Rose and Chilli Oil with Labneh

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Labneh is a fresh cheese popular in the Middle East, and has a consistency much like cream cheese with the tang of yogurt. The perfect starter dish at any dinner party, this rose and chilli …

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Lynton’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Onion

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

There is a common misconception about Brussels sprouts due to their bitter flavour, however after trying this recipe and experimenting with these simple flavour combinations, you'll be sure to change your mind. That, and the …

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Lynton’s Black Barley Salad

Monday, June 5, 2017

Black barley is a delicious natural grain that contains high amounts of protein, fiber, vitamin B6 and phosphorus. Donned a "superfood" it can be added to soups, salads, stuffings, pilafs and is often used as a …

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