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Black & White Crackle Cookie recipe

We used to make these cookies to serve with coffee at my restaurant, although I’m pretty sure just as many were troffed by the waiting staff when I wasn’t looking! I love the way the sugar coating ceases up and crackles as the cookies start to bake. This photo is on our Alia food photography background.
Baked Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Baked Orange Cheesecake Recipe

 So I thought I'd share a few more recipes commissioned for a quarterly lifestyle magazine. It's always a challenge working to a seasonal brief in advance- I'd hoped to be able to pick up some early season blood oranges that would continue through the magazine's spring run, but instead used these (also in season navel oranges which are just as tasty, not so zingy or pretty, but proper flavourful citrus nonetheless. I used our Haze and Alia food photography backgrounds in these photographs.
Tamarind Marinated Beef Fillet with Beetroot and Kohlrabi Slaw

Tamarind Marinated Beef Fillet with Beetroot and Kohlrabi Slaw

  This recipe was rustled up after a recent trip to my local Asian food warehouse, the awesome Yours Supermarket in Belgrave, Leicester. The place...
National Bread Week 2019

National Bread Week 2019

A really moreish malty bread. You can slice and freeze this if you're not going to eat it all at once, although it keeps really well in the bread bin too. Great toasted or sliced warm from the oven.
Blackcurrant & Pistachio Cheesecake Jam Jar Recipe

Blackcurrant & Pistachio Cheesecake Jam Jar Recipe

My mum is an awesome gardener and grows lots of organic fruit (and veg) each year.  Last week we were lucky enough to be sent home with a big bount...
Rhubarb Crumble Souffle

Rhubarb Crumble Souffle

  Yorkshire forced rhubarb season is here! This amazing seasonal product has legally protected PDO status and can only be grown in the 9 square ...
Dexter Beef Cheek & Smoked Oyster Pie

Dexter Beef Cheek & Smoked Oyster Pie

Dexter Beef Cheek & Smoked Oyster Pie   Towards the end of the 1990s I blagged my first serious chef job at the Michelin starred Hambleton Hal...
Another Simple Recipe for National Game Week

Another Simple Recipe for National Game Week

Pheasant with confit beetroot & cavolo nero Try and source your pheasant from a butcher who has hung them for a few days, young hen pheasants a...
Stir It Up Sunday

Stir It Up Sunday

Tom’s bumper Christmas pudding recipe! The last Sunday before advent is the traditional date in the UK to get the family together and take turns...
Partridge with Coppa Ham and Colwick Cheese

A Recipe for National Game Week 2016!

Partridge stuffed with Colwick cheese, chestnuts & sage, Rutland Charcuterie Coppa This recipe uses two amazing producers from the East Midla...
Chocolate, Pistachio Toffee Apples

Chocolate, Pistachio Toffee Apples

This is a very simple recipe for a classic toffee apple with a grown up twist.  It is also 'rustically beautiful' - a very achievable, impressive ...
Spicy beetroot soup with roasted madras chickpeas

Spicy beetroot soup with roasted madras chickpeas

Please note - I am not a recipe writer! (Tom is, I, Sophie am not.)  This lunch was just too damn pretty not to shoot and share.  My style of coo...