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Cooking courses and food tours in SW France

Sticky Ginger Cake with Figs and Caramel Sauce Serves 12 This is a dark, sticky and totally delicious cake, topped with grilled figs and dulce de leche sauce. 250g unsalted butter, softened 225g caster sugar 125g soft brown sugar 3 eggs 75ml (110g) golden syrup 300g plain flour 11/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tbsp …

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Chimichurri steak sandwich with aioli and glazed onions Chimichurri is piquant green herb sauce from Argentina and is commonly served with a variety of grilled meats. Here it adds a touch of class to a classic Sunday brunch pub sarni. Serves: 4 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for frying 2 onions, thinly …

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It is a great time of year for shellfish and here clams and crab combine with chorizo and potato in a warming seafood chowder. Crab and clam chowder with chorizo Serves: 4 1 kg clams, scrubbed 100 ml dry white wine 600 ml chicken or fish stock 25 g butter 150 g chorizo, sliced 1 …

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Baked eggs and Prosciutto with sage butter A perfect way to begin the day. Spoil yourself this coming weekend (or weekday if you’re lucky enough) to a one pot dish of eggs baked in the oven with prosciutto and crispy sage leaves. It is a simple but quite delicious way to cook and serve eggs …

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Sesame and soy duck fillets and green papaya salad Serves: 4 Green papaya is a used extensively in Thai and South East Asian cooking where it is traditionally served as a refreshing salad. The slightly tart quality of the fruit absorbs the sweet salty dressing perfectly, a perfect foil to the richly flavoued duck. 4 …

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Chocolate marbled meringues with summer berries and white chocolate sauce Serves: 6 These gooey, marshmallow-like meringues look and taste amazing, topped with a scoop of ice cream and a tumble of summer fruits all drizzled with a white chocolate sauce. 4 eggs whites 250 g caster sugar 2 tsp organic cocoa powder 350 g mixed …

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    Barbecued chicken with sumac, pomegranate molasses and mograbiah Here I use a whole chicken, butterflied, so it cooks evenly on the barbecue. Alternatively use chicken thigh joints and cook for 10-12 minutes each side. Serves 4 1.75 kg free-range organic chicken 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 1 tbs …

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