Category: Recipe

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 »

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 »

Recipe of the month – Fait Maison Hot Chocolate

The ultimate in soothing hot drinks has got to be a smooth, silky hot chocolate. It warms the cockles of one’s soul, and has the magic ability to make everything better, if only for the moment. Now, we’re not in the habit of giving away our secrets to making you feel good, but we think… Read more »

Recipe of the month – Roast Butternut Squash

As September comes along, so does the autumnal months, right along with a set of new seasonal fruits and vegetables. But we’re in no hurry to say goodbye to the summer, so whilst we’re changing up the menus again, our autumn recipe of the month still retains that bright, summer spice along with a deliciously… Read more »

Recipe of the month – Summer Slaw

It’s a safe assumption to say that come summer time and the sun actually appears, salads play a fairly large role in our eating habits – that and a lot of barbecued meat. And at the peak of the season, it seemed the perfect time to bring out a new dish of ours that’s making… Read more »

Recipe of the month – Pea and mint croquette

Our head chef is putting together a new summer menu, but here’s a sneak peak recipe of one of the items that’s a strong contender for the end of July. It’s a classic combination of green peas and fresh mint in a deliciously light, fresh croquette, served with a delicate mint yoghurt. Makes 12 Ingredients… Read more »