Simon's Recipes

PUMPKIN AND BLACK CHOCOLATE LOAF

Simon Rimmer

PUMPKIN AND BLACK CHOCOLATE LOAF

    Serves: 6/8 Prep Time: 30 mins Cooking Time: 1 hour   Ingredients 225g roasted squash/pumpkin, cut into cubes and roasted 175g chopped dates 1 eggs 150g sugar 150ml veg oil 275g flour 2tsp baking powder tsp grd cinnamon 100g dried cherries   Icing – 150g icing sugar 50g sifted black cocoa powder 3-4tbs warm water, until perfect consistency   Decorate with more cherries   method Whisk the sugar, eggs and oil together in a mixing bowl. Mash the dates and pumpkin together and fold into the mix. Sift in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, mix well and stir...

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HAM HOCK WITH LENTILS AND CLAMS

Simon Rimmer

HAM HOCK WITH LENTILS AND CLAMS

    Serves: 4 Prep Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 mins   Ingredients 1 x 1.5-2kg ham hock 12 white peppercorns 1 Tsp coriander seeds 1 Tsp salt 330ml bottle pale ale/IPA 700ml water Peel of and orange 2 bay leaves 1 chopped onion   400g cooked puy lentils 400g cooked clams 1 diced onion 2 cloves crushed garlic Zest n juice 1 lemon 30g chopped parsley 20 halved cherry toms 1 Tbs Dijon 200ml beer Tbs honey   Serve with sour cream   Method For the Hock – Place the hock and all the ingredients in...

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BAKED CAMEMBERT

Simon Rimmer

BAKED CAMEMBERT

      Serves: 2 Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 15 mins   Ingredients   1 x Camembert cheese 1 clove sliced garlic 1 Sprig rosemary   75g honey   Topping- 30g toasted pine nuts 8 sliced sun-dried tomato (also use about 50ml of the tomato oil) 30g toasted pecans A handful chopped tarragon Zest half orange   1 baguette, cut into thin slices 75ml olive oil 2 cloves crushed garlic 25ml good quality truffle oil   Method Unwrap the cheese, then put it back in the box base and the upturned lid. Put a few slits in the...

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CHOCOLATE AND JAM ROLY POLY

Simon Rimmer

CHOCOLATE AND JAM ROLY POLY

          Serves: 6 Prep Time: 30 mins Cooking Time: 2 hours   Ingredients 225g self-raising flour 30g cocoa Half tsp baking powder 100g sugar 150g shredded beef or veg suet 125ml milk 175g raspberry jam   Sauce – 300ml cream 125g dark choc 75g Nutella or similar Tsp vanilla paste or extract   Serve with ice cream and raspberries   Method Sift the self-raising flour, cocoa, baking powder, and sugar into a bowl. Then add shredded beef or veg suet and milk, and mix well. Roll into a ball, cover and chill 30mins. Roll out to...

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BAKED AUBERGINE PIE

Simon Rimmer

BAKED AUBERGINE PIE

      Serves: 4 Prep Time: 30mins Cooking Time: 40 mins   Ingredients 3 aubergines, cut into 10-15mm rounds Oil to griddle   Sauce – 1 sliced onion 3 cloves garlic 1 Tbs smoked paprika 1 Tsp chilli flakes 1 tin chopped toms Approx. 15 halved cherry tomatoes 200ml vegetable stock Zest 1 lemon 2 tsp each dried basil, oregano, marjoram 100ml olive oil   200g ricotta, drained 250g smoked scarmorze – grated   Method Oil and season the 3 aubergines. Griddle for 3mins on each side. For the sauce – Gently fry 1 sliced onion and 3 cloves...

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