Venison Carpaccio

Here’s a fantastic, quick, simple but absolutely packed full of flavour recipe by our great friend and tutor Tim Maddams. Its perfect if you’ve got some lovely fresh venison, a piece of loin is ideal and really takes no time at all. Give it a go… Carpaccio of Venison A small piece of venison steak, trimmed 1 spring onion A little fresh ginger. 1 clove of garlic, peeled 30 ml soy sauce 10 ml little sesame oil A sprig of…

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Hedgerow Vinegar

Hedgerow Vinegar We’re never without this autumn classic. Fantastic drizzled over a salad or used to add some extra flavour to a gravy. And a great way to use up some of those delicious hedgerows berries and extend their flavours well into the New Year and beyond. 750g foraged hedgerow fruit (elderberries, blackberries and sloes are best) 750ml red wine vinegar Tsp cloves Tsp coriander seeds Granulated sugar (around 400g) Take your foraged fruits and give them a good wash…

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Pigeon Salami

Game makes fantastic salami as its flavour really shines through. On our Venison Courses we love to make venison salami to show our guests how to preserve meat using techniques that have sadly now been forgotten. There is something very special about eating charcuterie that you have made yourself. For our trip to the Game Fair we thought we would make some pigeon salami as pigeon is an abundant wild meat that is available all year round that we wanted…

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Cured and Smoked Trout

We are very fortunate to catch the odd fresh trout or two, especially when teaching our guests on the Beginners Fly Fishing Courses. Much as they are delicious simply wrapped in foil, stuffed with a few herbs, butter and a drizzle of white wine and roasted in an oven for 20 minutes or so, we often like to fillet, cure and hot smoke them. This gives them that little extra depth of flavour and some extra versatility on the cooking…

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Buttermilk Scones

Heres a great recipe from our fantastic tutor Kieran Lenihan. These scones are always a real favourite on our Beginners and Family Cookery Days. Please give them a try. Makes 5-6 225g self-raising flour, preferably organic ¼ tsp salt 50g slightly salted butter cut in small pieces 25g golden caster sugar 125ml buttermilk 4 tbsp full-fat milk A little extra flour for dusting. Strawberry jam and clotted cream, to serve Preheat the oven to 220C/gas 7/fan 200C and lightly butter…

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Soda Bread

Heres a great quick recipe from our fantastic tutor Kieran Lenihan. A favourite on both our Beginners and Family Cookery Courses. You should never be without some fresh bread in the house and this recipe guarantees exactly that. Soda Bread 6oz self raising flour (wholemeal)
 3oz plain flour
 3oz seed & grain bread flour
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
 1/2 pint buttermilk Pre heat oven 400f/200oc/gas 6
. Put the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda in a mixing…

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