Hazlenut Meringue Gateau

Juliet Bidwell creates an alternative to a traditional christmas pudding

Rosemary Shrager’s Honey Roast Christmas Ham

One thing I advise everyone to do themselves at Christmas is a whole, or half a ham. It’s so easy to do and so much cheaper. You can make it three days before so it’s a very useful holiday food....

Cumin and Onion Rice

Ayurveda believes that the body is made up of five elements – earth, water, air, fire, space. Any problem in the balance of these elements leads to disease, or dis-ease: lack of ease. By dividing people into three categories, or...

Queen of Christmas Puddings

Not everyone loves the traditional figgy pud, so here is a delicious festive alternative

Champagne Jelly

This month’s scrummy recipes were provided for us by Juliet Bidwell, who runs a catering company, providing canapés and dishes for weddings and parties of all sizes. For more information call 01797 270347 or visit julietscatering.co.uk

Rosemary Shrager’s Chestnut Pavlova Cake

A lot of people don’t like Christmas pudding so I always think you need an alternative. I do a chestnut pavlova which is wonderful because you can make it days in advance and put in the freezer with the filling,...

Beetroot and Gin Cured Salmon and Quick-Pickled Vegetables

This year I’m doing a starter of gin and beetroot cured salmon. It looks stunning, because the outside goes deep purple from the beetroot and the inside stays pink. I make it with the Kent Dry Gin made by Anno...

Vegetable Tagine with Olives, Eggplant and Chickpeas

After discovering they were both keen cooks, Sydney-based mums Sophie Gilliatt and Katherine Westwood came up with the idea of preparing dinners to deliver to time-poor friends, who wanted to give good wholesome food to their families, but just didn’t...

Duck Ragu

Their new cook book The Dinner Ladies shares their recipes with those of us not on their Sydney delivery routes. Easy to make and with broad age appeal, all the recipes will keep for three days in the fridge and...

Malted Beer Soda Bread

After sharing dreams of starting his own micro-bakery, Tess and Andrew suggested he bake bread for the pub. Nearly a year later here he is, using up kitchen leftovers and dregs of kegs. ‘You can put anything in bread,’ Emmanuel...

Beetroot Sourdough

Meet internationally acclaimed baker, author of three titles and inspirational teacher extraordinaire, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou. Wealden Times visited The Crown in Hastings where the floury magic happens on a daily basis, picked up a few age-old skills and came away with...

Gutglee

This is my fermented version of ‘glutney’, which is traditionally a happy mix of any seasonal vegetables made into a crisper version of chutney. The vegetables can be chopped to any size - I’ve cut most of these into strips,...