Odlums 路 Give this Apple & Blackberry Flan a go at the weekend.

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Apple and Blackberry Flan

CategoryDesserts

Cook Time30 mins

What you need:

Pastry

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Margarine
  • Few Tablespoons Cold Water

Filling

  • 1 Cooking Apple (peeled and sliced)
  • 50g/2oz Butter (melted and cooled)
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Muscavado Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • Good Pinch Cinnamon
  • 175g/6oz Blackberries

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 200掳C/400掳F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a 20cms/8″ flan dish or loose bottomed tin.
  2. Make the pastry by putting the flour into a bowl, coarsely rub in the margarine then add sufficient water to mix to a soft dough. Lightly roll on some flour then roll out and use to line the prepared tin. Cover and leave in fridge while making up the filling.
  3. In a bowl mix together the melted butter, sugar, egg and cinnamon. Gently stir the blackberries into this.
  4. Remove pastry from fridge and arrange the apples on the base of the pastry, next gently spread over the blackberry mixture.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes until nicely risen and a deep brown colour.
  6. Can be served hot or cold

Note:

Blueberries can replace the blackberries if liked!

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Neven Maguire’s mum Vera’s Seafood Chowder

By Neven Maguire

Celebrity Chef

This is a very filling soup that is actually a recipe of my mum’s that we have been making on and off in the restaurant for years. Use the very best quality fish and shellfish for the best flavour

Ingredients

  • 1 tblsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tblsp butter, softened
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into 1cm (1/2in) dice
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1cm (1/2in) dice
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1cm (1/2in) dice
  • 1/2 small leek, cut into 1cm (1/2in) dice
  • 1 tblsp plain flour
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) dry white wine
  • 300 ml (1/2 pint) fish stock (page 254)
  • 100 g (4oz) skinless salmon fillet, cut into cubes
  • 100 g (4oz) smoked coley fillet, cut into cubes
  • 100 g (4oz) cooked mussel meat
  • 100 g (4oz) cooked peeled prawns
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) cream
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tblsp parsley oil (page 250), to garnish
  • fresh micro salad, to garnish
  • makes about 1.2 litres (2 pints)
  • 250 g (9oz) white fish trimmings and/or bones (such as lemon sole, brill or plaice bones)
  • 3 leeks, trimmed and chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • large handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 175 ml (6fl oz) dry white wine
  • 100 g (4oz) fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 100 ml (3 1/2fl oz) rapeseed oil
  • sea salt

Method

  • Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and then add the butter. Once it stops sizzling, tip in the potatoes, onion, carrot and leek and cook for 5 minutes, until softened but not coloured. Add the flour and cook on a low heat for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Season to taste.
  • Gradually pour the wine into the pan and allow it to bubble down, stirring continuously. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the salmon and coley and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the mussel meat, prawns and cream and simmer for another 2鈥3 minutes, until warmed through. Stir in the herbs and season to taste.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into warmed bowls and garnish each one with the parsley oil and micro salad.

Method

  • Rinse the fish bones and trimmings of any blood, which would make the stock look cloudy and taste bitter. Place into a large heavy-bottomed stockpot with the leeks, carrots, fennel and parsley.
  • Pour in the white wine, then add 2.4 litres (4 pints) cold water to cover the fish and vegetables. Place on a high heat and bring to a simmer. After 5 minutes, remove the scum that forms on the surface with a spoon and discard. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 25 minutes, skimming as necessary.
  • At the end of the cooking time, remove the stock from the heat and strain, discarding the fish trimmings and the vegetables. Cool and store in a plastic covered jug in the fridge and use as required.

Method

  • Pick the leaves from the parsley and place in a mini blender, discarding the stalks. Add the rapeseed oil and a pinch of salt and blend for 5 minutes, until completely smooth.
  • Pass the parsley mixture through a fine sieve into a jug and then transfer to a squeezy bottle. Use as required.

Notes

Neven’s tips: This soup can be made up to 24 hours in advance and kept covered in the fridge. Just be careful when reheating not to allow it to come to the boil or the fish will lose its texture. Splash out on a ros茅 Champagne, ros茅 Cava or a ripe Chardonnay from Macon in Burgundy.

This recipe and many more are available in Neven Maguire’s The MacNean Restaurant Cookbook, published by Gill & MacMillan Books and available to buy here.

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Garth Brooks Breakfast Bowl 鈥 Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
8 large eggs
One 16-ounce bag frozen hash browns, such as Tater Tots, thawed
1 pound pork sausage
1 pound bacon
One 9-ounce package cheese and roasted garlic tortellini
10 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 1/2 cups)

1. In a large skillet, melt the butter and scramble the eggs.
2. In a separate large skillet, cook the hash browns according to package directions.
3. In a third skillet, break up the sausage with a wooden spoon and cook until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Cook the bacon in the same skillet until crispy, drain on paper towels, tear into pieces and set aside.
4. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Layer a large bowl with hash browns, sausage, bacon, tortellini, eggs and cheese, and serve!
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

Ottolenghi – Curried cauliflower cheese filo pie..

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Curried cauliflower cheese filo pie.. in reverse! Once described as 鈥榤olten-hot-cheese-lava鈥, it’s the ultimate comfort food. And it鈥檚 the first recipe we鈥檙e cooking from OTK: Shelf Love on Youtube: LIVE NOW!!

Head to my link in bio to watch me and @noorishbynoor cook it on #otkwhatsfordinner, and you鈥檒l find the full recipe in the book, out Sept 30th in the UK / Nov 2nd in the US.

Photos taken by the wonderful @elenaheatherwick3d