Category: Blog

Frikadellen

This recipe draws from Yvonne’s German heritage, a really hearty, comforting take on the the burger, that’s bursting with flavour. It’s a classic family treat that will please everyone including fussier youngsters. Great for a big family party and perfect for lazy summer days, eating al fresco in the garden. INGREDIENTS 500g organic lamb mince… Read more »

Maqluba

INGREDIENTS 3 kilo lamb shoulder on the bone 6 aubergines 2 x large Spanish onions 5 cups basmati rice 6 cloves of garlic (peeled) Middle Eastern 7 spice mix Cinnamon Salt and pepper Cardamom 2 x bay leaves Tumeric TO SERVE Sprinkle liberally with almonds Wedges of lemons Greek yoghurt Cucumber METHOD Place the lamb… Read more »

Chicken liver paté with a Sauternes jelly

Ingredients 200g unsalted butter 3 banana shallots, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 3 thyme sprigs 500g chicken livers (see tip, below left, for how to prepare) 100ml Sauternes 100ml double cream 3 medium eggs To serve Brioche or bread, toasted Cornichons Jelly topping 3 sheets leaf gelatine 250ml Sauternes 50g golden caster sugar a few… Read more »

Mini Victoria Sponges

Ingredients for the sponge 175g/6oz unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing 175g/6oz caster sugar 3 large free-range eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 175g/6oz self-raising flour 300ml/10½fl oz double cream Icing sugar, for dusting Fresh raspberries or strawberries Butter cream 140g/5oz butter, softened 280g/10oz icing sugar 1-2 tbsp milk few drops food… Read more »

Triple layer cake

Wimbledon has been and gone but there’s no excuse to not revel in glorious strawberries and cream – and why not combine them with cake for a completely splendid afternoon tea feast! Here’s a relatively simple recipe that looks great and doesn’t take very long to create.     225g – softened butter 225g –… Read more »

Is Spring here yet? The food says yes!

Oh the joys of seasonal eating! We’re now entering into prime seasonal-scoffing territory; asparagus, broccoli, jersey royal new potatoes, lettuce & salad leaves, new potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, radishes, rocket, samphire, spinach, spring onions, watercress, wild nettles – they’re all ready to go at the moment and it gets better, the strawberries are coming in… Read more »

Salon du thé at Gloucester Road

We’re bursting with excitement at Fait Maison as the eagerly anticipated opening of our Salon du thé is set for the end of the week. It’s been quite a journey and what a fabulous transformation for our beautiful new home, which we think you’ll agree needed a little tlc!           We’re… Read more »

Asparagus adoration – celebrating the season’s best

Chicken and Asparagus Salad The asparagus season comes but once a year and if you’re anything like us you’ll have been gorging on this fabulous treat for the last couple of weeks. To add a little variety why not try this Fait Maison house recipe – Chicken and Asparagus Salad –  it’s going down a… Read more »

Comic Relief 2015 – colouring competition & Mother’s Day madness

Are you ready? We’re preparing ourselves for Comic Relief and have a great colouring competition for our younger customers. To win tea and cake, here’s what you need to do: Print out the attached form Design and colour in a silly or funny face Remember to write your name and contact details and take your entry… Read more »

Pancake-fest-2015 at Ravenscourt Park

OK, so it’s not really a festival so much as a day of pancake flipping and scoffing at the Tea House in Ravenscourt Park. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Comic Relief. If you’re not able to attend then all is not lost, see below for a good reliable recipe. The big decision… Read more »