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Guinea Fowl

Ingredients 1 onion , cut into wedges, through the root to shop Onions click here  2 carrots , quartered lengthways to shop Carrots click here  1 large potato , cut into bite-size chunks to shop Potatoes click here 1 tbsp olive oil 1 Guinea Fowl (around 1kg/2lb 4oz) to shop Guinea Fowl click here 1 tbsp butter at room temperature,…

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Boeuf Bourguignon

Ingredients (Serves 6) 1.5kg/3lb 8oz good-quality shin of Beef to shop for Shin of Beef Click Here  4–5 tbsp sunflower oil 200g/7oz smoked streaky bacon, cut into 2cm/¾in pieces to shop for Bacon Click Here 1 large onion, finely chopped to shop for Onions Click Here 2 garlic cloves, crushed to shop for Garlic Click Here 75cl bottle red wine…

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Scotch Eggs

How to Make a Scotch Egg Scotch Eggs are a fabulous accompaniment to any picnic and are easy to make. First hard boil some eggs and allow to completely cool, then peel off the egg shell. Next skin two sausages per egg – my families favourite varieties are Sway 200 & black pudding. Have a bowl of cold water to…

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Pigeon breast with red wine gravy, roast leeks and wild mushrooms

David and I particularly like this recipe from BBC Good Food Pigeon Breasts are available via our ONLINE SHOP   Pigeon Breast – Sway Butchers Ideal for 4 People Ingredients For the marinade 4 garlic cloves, sliced ½tsp picked thyme leaves 6 black peppercorns, crushed 4 tbsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil 8 wood pigeon breasts For the gravy 2 tbsp sugar 200ml red wine 2 sprigs thyme 6 juniper berries, lightly crushed For the…

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Homemade Sausage Rolls

Recipe For my Homemade Sausage Rolls Rough Puff Pastry Weigh out 250g Unsalted Butter, 250g Plain Flour and 1 Teaspoon of Maltons Sea Salt add this to a food processor and blitz until not quite sand texture you want to still be able to make out the yellow of the butter but not have any large pieces. (If you do not have…

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Lamb Roasting Guide

Roasting Lamb Bring the lamb back to room temperature if necessary. Preheat the oven to 230c/450f/Gas 8. Weigh the joint, season it well all over with salt and pepper and place it into a roasting tin. If you wish, at this stage you can make some small, 2.5cm deep cuts all over the joint into which you can push a…

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Beef Roasting Guide

Roasting a Joint of Beef Preheat the oven to 240c/475f/Gas 9 or as high as your oven will go. Rub the outside of the beef with soft beef dripping or olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the beef in a roasting tin and roast for 15 minutes until nicely browned all over. Then reduce the oven temperature…

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Pork Roasting Guide

Roasting a Joint of Pork For good crackling, make sure the skin is very dry. Leave it overnight in the fridge to help it dry out. Then score the skin at 1cm or 1/2 inch intervals with a very sharp knife, or ideally, a Stanley knife, taking care not to cut too deep and into the flesh. Leave the pork…

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Chicken Roasting Guide

Roasting a Chicken Calculate the cooking time, allowing 15 minutes per 450g plus an extra 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 220c/425f/ Gas 7. Season the gut cavity of the chicken with salt and pepper, and stuff a handful of herbs, lemon or garlic if you wish.  Keep the bird in a compact shape by pulling the legs close in…