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Category Archives: Food & Drink

Simon King’s Wild Mushroom Ravioli

Receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco when reserving a table and eating at Restaurant 1861 and quoting “Abergavenny Focus” Offer valid until 14th October 2016 Ingredients For the pasta 500g pasta flour 3 eggs 6 egg yolks Splash olive oil Splash of water Pinch salt For the filling 150g wild mushrooms, 1 large onion 1 […]

Pointed Cabbage with Dill & Peas

A delicious summer salad Serves 8 Ingredients 2 pointed cabbages cut into long strips (or shredded in the food processor) 100g almonds 100g bunch of dill 500g frozen peas; defrosted but not cooked Dressing Juice of 1 lemon 1tbsp runny honey 100ml vegetable oil Salt and pepper   Method Rinse the cabbage strips thoroughly and […]

The Kestrel Inn’s Goat’s Cheese and Herb Tart

This tart was easy to make and tasted, and looked, great. An ideal starter or serve it with a salad or some vegetables for lunch or supper. Serves 6 Ingredients 500g goats cheese 20cl crème fraîche 1 lemon 4 eggs a nut of butter small bunch of chives small bunch of parsley packet of butter […]

Monica Galetti’s Artichoke and Goat’s Cheese Tart

Serves 6 – 8 Ingredients 500g Rough Puff Pastry (follow this link for recipe) 8 globe artichokes 4 sweet white onions, very thinly sliced 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped 1 fresh or dried bay leaf 300ml double cream 200g soft, fresh, rindless goat’s cheese Olive oil, for cooking 150-g piece […]

The Kings Arms Hotel’s Seared Fillet of Ginger Salmon with greens, crushed potatoes, and brown caper & lemon butter

 Serves 4 Ingredients 4 150g pieces of salmon fillet 2 Pieces of stem ginger in syrup finely sliced into rounds 4 Pak choi, root ends cut off 1 Punnet of mange tout finely shredded 16 New potatoes 1 Dessertspoon fresh chopped chives 1 Dessertspoon fresh chopped parsley Piece of fresh grated wasabi or ½ tsp […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Orange Cloud Cake

This is a lovely light and airy cake, very much like Madeira, but with a citrusy flavour. It looks impressive baked in a Bundt tin (ring) but don’t worry if you haven’t got one, it can be cooked in any deep cake tin, just adjust the cooking time. Ingredients 320g plain flour 300g caster sugar […]

Monica Galetti’s Rough Puff Pastry

Making traditional puff pastry at home requires some time, and although it yields great results, a rough puff pastry is a great alternative, producing very good results in less time.The ingredients are the same, so you’ll still have a wonderful buttery flavour, however the rise on the pastry will be a little bit less than […]

Brecon Country Market

Producing delicious food for 90 years Brecon Country Market was originally established under the name of Brecon WI Market back in the early 1920s to enable local farmers’ wives to find an outlet for their surplus eggs, garden and dairy produce. At that time it only opened during the summer and early autumn months when […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Cherry Frangipane

Although cherries are coming into season, this is a bit of a cheat’s recipe as it uses frozen cherries. However, it is such a versatile recipe as it can be served warm with some creamy custard, ice cream or cream or even served with a cup of tea for an afternoon treat – whatever takes […]

Lamb Cawl

Our friends at the Bear Hotel in Crickhowell have provided this month’s truly Welsh recipe! This makes a big pot for friends and family to enjoy – ideal washed down with a delicious Welsh ale…blasus! Ingredients sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 onion 1 kg lamb neck fillet or shoulder cut into 5cm chunks […]