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Roasted Courgette & Red Pepper Salad with Basil & Haloumi

Roasted Courgette & Red Pepper Salad with Basil & Haloumi

This is a lovely red and green salad for the festive table. The vegetables are lovely oven baked or you could grill the vegetables on the BBQ. Ingredients 4 courgettes 2 red peppers Olive oil 12 baby plum tomatoes, halved 1 tsp fresh oregano (or thyme) chopped 3 thick slices of Phillippa’s sourdough, crusts removed 200g haloumi 2 tbsp basil   Zest of ½ a lemon 3 tbsp Phillippa’s Dijon & Red Wine Vinaigrette Method Heat the oven to 180C, fan. Cut the courgettes into 2cm dice. Cut peppers into 2-3cm pieces. Place courgette and peppers in a bowl, drizzle with...

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Blackberry Fool with Phillippa’s Butter Shortbread

Blackberry Fool with Phillippa’s Butter Shortbread

The English love their fools, possets and syllabubs. Light, creamy mousse-like concoctions with strongly flavoured fruit purées and a biscuit on the side.  Ingredients 600g blackberries, fresh or frozen 150g caster sugar 300ml fresh pure cream 200ml plain Greek yoghurt 1 Tbsp lemon juice Finely shredded mint leaves Phillippa’s Butter Shortbread, bought or freshly baked following the recipe in Phillippa’s Home Baking Cook Book Method Put washed blackberries into a non-stick pan, add 1⁄2 the sugar. Bring them very gently to the boil and stir. Continue to cook gently for about 7 minutes until they are soft. Push the berries...

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Kale Salad

Kale Salad

"This is absolutely one of our most popular salads and one of my favourites"; Phillippa. Ingredients 1 bunch kale, 500g 250g brussel sprouts 3 pears Juice 1 lemon 100g pecorino (or parmesan) cheese, finely grated 1/2 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp pepper Salad dressing 2 tbsp maple syrup 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 3 tbsp olive oil Method Mix the first 3 salad dressing ingredients in a jar until well combined. Add oil and mix well. Shred the kale very finely. Trim and slice brussel sprouts very finely with a mandolin. Dice pears into 1cm cubes and...

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Fresh Breadcrumb Seasoning

Fresh Breadcrumb Seasoning

"I make a batch of this and keep it in a zip lock bag in the freezer where it can keep for several months, although I usually get through a batch in a few weeks!" Phillippa Fresh breadcrumb seasoning is so versatile and can be added to many dishes, such as meatball mixes and as crumb toppings on meals for a light crunchy, golden finish. Ingredients 250g bread, diced into 1cm squares 1 clove garlic, chopped (optional) 50g parmesan cheese, grated (optional) 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper small handful of parsley leaves, finely chopped sprig thyme, finely...

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