Wine Syrup

After a few experiments with brewing, i’ve got a stash of okay-ish apple wine, ginger beer and mead. We’re unlikely to drink it, its just not tasty enough, but seems such a waste to pour it down the sink. So our first plan is to make syrup from it with advice from The Kitchn. It’s super…

Treacle Tart

Probably the best treacle tart out there. By Shaun Rankin and features on the Great British Chef website. I’d perhaps use less salt next time I make it. Treacle Tart Pastry 260g of plain flour 100g of icing sugar 30g of ground almonds 125g of unsalted butter, diced 3 eggs 1 tsp of milk plain…

Carri Coco Curry

Time for a new recipe… we found ourselves a sweet potato and a squash from Unicorn Grocery and made this super curry. This makes a big batch so its good for entertaining. Serves 4 – 6 125g butter 1 tbsp sunflower pil 2 large onions 5 garlic cloves, crushed 3.5 cm root ginger, peeled and…

Sloe Gin

I enjoy a tipple or two of sloe gin and thought i’d try my hand at making it. @spbail had previously found sloes in Manchester and I followed her footsteps. See Sam’s blog post at http://mightaswell.co.uk/blog/1218. Strangely, for the second weekend running, we came across a cockerel on Kings Road while waiting for the bus to Chorlton. He’s…

Nigella’s Quince Brandy

4-6 quinces 2 litres cheap brandy 4 small cinnamon sticks 4 star anise Rub the fuzz off your quinces with a kitchen towel. Quarter them, without peeling or coring, and place them in a large (one-gallon), wide-mouth jar or in my case, a couple of 1.5 litre. Pour the brandy over the fruit, filling the…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Brussel Sprouts and Tofu

Brussel Sprouts – brussel sprouts – what the hell do you do with brussel sprouts??? Ottolenghi them, that’s what… you won’t be disappointed with this recipe – we promise Ingredients 150g firm tofu (Tau Kwa) 2 tbsp chilli sauce 1½ tbsp soy sauce 3 tbsp sesame oil 1 tsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp maple syrup…

Spiced Ginger and Honey Cake

Oh what a wonderfully Autumn cake. Its sweet, dark and moist – do have a go! Ingredients 100g butter 100g dark muscovado sugar 2 tbsp golden syrup 75g honey 100g black treacle Grated zest of 1 orange 150g self-raising flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground…