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Madeleines “Cupcake style”

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on Friday, 11 October 2013
Madeleines are buttery French sponge cakes, traditionally baked in scallop-shaped moulds. But cupcakes are all the rage. So why not combine the two..?

Nigel Brown's Madeleines cupcake style recipe
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125g butter, melted and cooled

Method

Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Grease and flour 24 Madeleine moulds. In a medium bowl beat eggs, vanilla and lemon zest with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in the icing sugar. Beat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thick and satiny.

Sift together the flour and baking powder. Sift 1/4 of the flour mixture over the egg mixture, gently fold in. Fold in the remaining flour by fourths. Then fold in the melted and cooled butter. Spoon batter into the paper cups/foil cases, filling 3/4 full.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden and the tops spring back. Cool in paper/foil cases on a rack for 30 minutes and serve while fresh.

Braised Pheasant with Porcini Mushrooms

Posted by Nigel Brown
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on Wednesday, 07 November 2012
Make your winter comfort food that little bit extra special with this recipe...

Braised Pheasant

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 25g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 100ml boiling water
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large pheasant, cut into 4 pieces
  • 50g lean smoked back bacon, cut into cubes
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 100g chestnut mushrooms, halved
  • 150g yellow split peas
  • 250ml red wine
  • 300ml chicken or vegetable stock

Method

1. Put the dried mushrooms in a heatproof bowl. Pour over the boiling water and leave to soak for 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large, flameproof casserole over a moderate heat. Add the pheasant pieces and fry for 2–3 minutes on each side to brown well. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

3. Add the bacon to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes until well browned. Add the celery, carrots and onion with the rest of the oil and stir to combine. Reduce the heat, cover and cook gently for 5 minutes until the vegetables are starting to soften.

4. Stir in the chestnut mushrooms and cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes longer, then stir in the split peas.

5. Drain the soaked porcini mushrooms (reserve the soaking liquid) and add to the recipe. Slowly pour in the soaking liquid, leaving any sediment in the bowl. Add the red wine and stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

6. Return the pheasant joints to the casserole, cover and cook for a further 20–30 minutes until the pheasant is tender. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Nigel holds exclusive classes in his own cookery school kitchen for more information log on to www.nigelbrownchef.co.uk

Lemon Soufflé

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on Thursday, 12 April 2012

Scared of soufflés? Fear they're too fiddly to be worth the trouble? Well, stop worrying says our resident chef Nigel Brown.

This recipe proves the classic pud is simpler than you think (just don't your friends and enjoy all those envious looks when you serve up this elegant dessert).

What are you waiting for? 

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Hot Cross Buns

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on Thursday, 05 April 2012

One a penny two a penny - Hot Cross Buns...

Make your Easter tea that little bit more special and fill your home with the seasonal aroma of baking Hot Cross Buns. It really is time to try this recipe at home.

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Thai Spiced Cod with a Spicy Tomato Topping and Egg Noodles

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on Thursday, 22 March 2012

An aromatic marinade transforms cod steaks into a wonderfully flavourful dinner dish that'll set your taste buds tingling

This Thai-style baked fish recipe from our resident chef Nigel Brown is the perfect midweek meal for spring. Totally time to try it at home...

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Chocolate Millionaires Slice

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on Thursday, 15 March 2012

With its buttery base, gooey caramel and snappy chocolate top, Millionaire’s Shortbread is a forgotten childhood favourite for many of us. Here, our resident chef Nigel Brown reveals how to get it just right when making it at home.

Ingredients

For the base

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Roasted rack of lamb with herb crust

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on Thursday, 08 March 2012

Celebrate Easter early with this delicous lamb recipe. The simple, good quality ingredients compliment the flavour of the meat and really take this dish up another notch. Quick and easy to prepare, and even quicker and easier to eat!



Ingredients

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Pan Fried Paupiette of Plaice with Fennel and Mushroom Sauce

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on Thursday, 23 February 2012

This delicious fish dish is light yet satisfying. It can be whipped up in no time so is perfect for a midweek supper, and is also great for entertaining.


Salmon is full of omega 3 fats, so it‘s good for you to boot! Use fresh ingredients to really kick the flavours up a notch.

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Vanilla Pannacotta

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on Thursday, 16 February 2012

This quintessential Italian dessert is always a crowd-pleaser.

Smooth and delicious, it is very easy to mix together and it best made the day before - so is perfect for stress-free entertaining.

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Smoked haddock tartlet with hot steamed mussels

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on Thursday, 09 February 2012

We are all in need of a treat from time to time.

You can indulge your creative side with this recipe - it is fun rather than fiddly and the end product is certainly worth the effort. Whip up for yourself, or impress others with your culinary flair. Either way, take the time to spoil yourself - you deserve it.

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Pan Fried Paupiette of Plaice with Fennel and Mushroom Sauce

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on Thursday, 02 February 2012

With the promise of spring in the air (anyone else seen those daffodils pushing their way up?) it's time to start finding ways for fish to feature in your dinner plans.

This delish dish won't take forever to make but does look like you've been slaving over the stove for hours. We won't tell anyone if you don't...

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Rhubarb Ginger and Apple Crumble

Posted by Nigel Brown
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on Thursday, 26 January 2012

With the cold nights continuing to cast a chill to our cores, a crumble served with hot custard will warm you right through.

A tangy twist to the classic Rhubarb and Apple Crumble recipe, the addition of ginger makes this dish even more warming - just perfect for a cosy night in.

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Sautéed Goats Cheese, Chestnut Mushroom and Leek Salad

Posted by Nigel Brown
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on Thursday, 19 January 2012

This fast but fabulous salad will be a treat for the vegetarians AND the carnivores in your life.

Plus it's the perfect way to use up those pickled walnuts which have probably been languishing at the back of your larder since Christmas.

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Hot Chicken, Bacon and Mango Salad

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on Thursday, 12 January 2012

Today celebrity chef Nigel Brown launches his new and exclusive recipe blog with a warming chicken salad.

Chicken is always a favourite - whatever season it is - and this dish is perfect for those busy week nights when you don't have much time but you still want a treat for tea.

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