Bloody Mary Champagne

Ingredients:  8 ounces tomato juice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Tabasco sauce, to taste Drained bottled horseradish, to taste Pepper, to taste Salt, to taste Oyster liquor, reserved from one dozen oysters (optional) Good-quality Champagne Preparation:  Stir all ingredients in small pitcher or large bowl and refrigerate until cold, for about 1 hour. Add about 2 ounces of the mixture to … Continue reading Bloody Mary Champagne

Macdonald Windsor Cocktail

This is a royal cocktail that was made to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th anniversary. Its full name – the Macdonald Windsor SL4 – is named after the postcode of Windsor Castle and the Macdonald Windsor Hotel. It consists of a regal blend of Bombay Sapphire Gin, Blue Curacao and Cranberry Juice. Ingredients: 40ml Bombay Sapphire Gin 20ml Blue Curacao 40ml Cranberry Juice Soda Water   Method: … Continue reading Macdonald Windsor Cocktail

Bubble & Squeak Welsh Lamb

Ingredients for Bubble & Squeak Welsh Lamb:  1 double rack of lamb ‘French’ trimmed – fat removed and bones cleaned (your butcher will do this if you ask nicely) 1 tablespoon Welsh grain mustard 25g (1oz) fresh dried breadcrumbs Chopped fresh herbs – rosemary, thyme, lavender etc Half pint lamb stock – made from bones & trim from the rack 1 glass full bodied red … Continue reading Bubble & Squeak Welsh Lamb

Making Blackberry Brandy

Ingredients for Making Blackberry Brandy: You need a large glass jar so that there is shaking room. 3 cups of blackberries, either freshly picked or frozen — no need to thaw 500 ml vodka – supermarket’s own is fine 500ml brandy –any is OK 12 oz sugar (about 500ml mark on the measuring jug)   Instructions for Making Blackberry Brandy: Put roughly equal quantities of … Continue reading Making Blackberry Brandy

Country Game Pie

Ingredients:  200g diced braising venison 350g diced mix game, (e.g. pheasant, partridge, rabbit, and hare leg meat) 2 large onions sliced 100g smoked bacon, diced 10 mushrooms, sliced 1 tbsp redcurrant jelly 1 tbsp flour 2 sprigs thyme 2 bay leaves 200ml red wine 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 300ml chicken stock 1 packet rolled puff pastry 1 egg 1 tbsp vegetable oil   Cooking Instructions:  … Continue reading Country Game Pie

Make Your Own Apple Wine

Equipment needed One 5-gallon plastic fermentation barrel with lid Something for stirring the contents Milton baby sterilising liquid Large strainer Long clear plastic tubing (available from DIY stores) Funnel One 5-gallon plastic demijohn Rubber bung and airlock 30 wine bottles (ideally clear glass) 30 stoppers Ingredients needed Enough healthy apples to fill the 5-gallon barrel when quartered and cored… its best if you can get … Continue reading Make Your Own Apple Wine

Venison & Potato Curry

BY CHEF ANJULA DEVI Ingredients for cooking Venison & Potato Curry (Serves 6-8): 1 kg boned leg or shoulder of venison, cut into large chunks For the Marinade: 1 tsp fresh pulped garlic 1 tsp fresh pulped ginger Juice and zest of one fresh lemon 2 tbs natural yogurt 2 tbs good tomato paste  Key Spices: 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 Indian bay … Continue reading Venison & Potato Curry