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A Little Bit of Heaven with a Chocolate Fondant

Here is our recipe to make a delicious chocolate fondant. It is advisable to always make a spare so that you can test them whilst cooking to make sure that they are ready to serve, I am sure it wont go to waste! We use 150ml ramekins (medium-large size) to get ours oozing in the middle! Prep Time 30mins plus cooling time Cooking Time 10-12mins Serves 9 Ingredients; To Coat the Ramekins; 50g melted butter Cocoa powder For the Chocolate Fondant Mix; 200g good-quality dark chocolate 200g unsalted butter 200g golden caster sugar 4 eggs & 4 egg yolks 200g plain flour Method; With the melted butter brush the inside of the ramekins (in an upwards motion), allow the butter to set then repeat the process. Then generously dust with cocoa powder tapping out the excess. Put the ramekins into the fridge until required. Add chopped chocolate and butter to a heat proof bowl and place over a sauce pan of simmering water. It is important to ensure the bowl does not touch the water below. Stir until smooth and leave to cool. Whisk the eggs, yolks and sugar together until you form soft peaks. Then sift in the flour […]

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The Perfect Pork Belly

Here is a delicious recipe to warm you up in this cold and wintery weather! You will notice the overall time required is very high however the preparation is very short and straight forward. This recipe requires precise and low temperatures (although variance won’t harm, don’t worry!), being cooked using this method means the meat will remain both tender and moist. We brine the pork belly for 12hours, overnight, to improve the flavour and texture of the meat, to ensure that the dish is delicious! Prep Time 30mins Brining the Meat 12hrs Cooking Time 8hrs 30mins Serves 6 Ingredients; 1KG Pork Belly For the Brine; 2ltr Cold Water 250g Salt 1 Staranise 3tsp Coriander Seeds 3 Juniper Berries 1 Orange Zested 1 Lemon Zested 1 Sprig of Rosemary 2 Sprigs of Thyme 2 Garlic Cloves 3 Bay Leaves For the Braising Liquid; 1 Carrot peeled and chopped 1 Onion peeled and chopped 1 Leek cleaned and sliced 0.5ltr Chicken Stock Method; Remove the skin from the meat of the pork belly in one piece being careful not to pierce the skin (using a very sharp knife). To make the brining liquid toast all spices in the oven for 8-10minutes. Blend […]

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