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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 […]

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 […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares

I tasted these lovely squares at a village fete I recently attended. I thought they were delicious so I asked the lady who baked them for the recipe. Not something that you would want to eat every day but certainly a lovely weekend treat. Ingredients: 84g softened butter 180g brown sugar 3 eggs (beaten) 320g […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Beetroot & Chocolate Cake

Don’t let the idea of putting beetroot in a cake put you off – you don’t taste the beetroot but, together with the addition of rapeseed oil and yoghurt, it gives this cake a lovely moist texture. Add the chocolate and icing and you end up with a wonderfully rich, fudge-y flavoured cake. A great […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Anzac Bites

I was sorting through my mother’s old recipes and came across this one which transported me back to my childhood. You don’t need a food mixer, just a bowl, wooden spoon and a bit of elbow power. They are very simple, both in the way they are made and their taste, but that’s how it […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Quick & Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding

This is a lovely warming dessert for the winter and is easy and quick to whip up. Dates are in plentiful supply in the supermarkets at this time of year, so it makes for a handy, seasonal pud. I rarely have left overs as my family usually come back for seconds, but if you do, […]

Nana’s Kitchen : Vegetable Samosa Party Bites

With the party season upon us, why not spice up your party with these lovely savoury bites? They are a bit fiddly to make but are well worth it and they freeze well so can be made well in advance.  This recipe makes 18-20 bite size samosas. Ingredients Filling 225g potatoes 225g cauliflower 2tbsp vegetable […]