Mmmmm, hard cider!
I used to use hard cider (aka "dry cider") a lot but in the last couple of years have discovered a sort of allergic reaction to using alcohol in my food. A shame, since hard cider was my drink of choice. Having been introduced to it in England, in Taunton, my favorite was Taunton's Blackthorn. If I ever am able to drink alcohol again, I'm sure it will be again.
In the meantime, enjoy this collection!
A delicious 18th Century recipe from the county of Somerset; Somerset is the home of England's most notorious cider, 'scrumpy', a seemingly innocent drink to the unwary! However, cider makes an excellent substitute for wine in cooking and tenderises the meat beautifully. The addition of honey blends extremly well with the cider, and adds a complexity to this easily baked chicken dish. Serve with steamed greens and baked or mashed potatoes.
When you invite friends over for Sunday lunch it's a time to relax, not be stuck in the kitchen among the pots and pans. This Roast Lamb is an excellent choice, especially when partnered with rosemary and honey and a sauce using fresh mint. The honey glaze turns the joint a lovely golden colour, and the honey-sweetened mint sauce is a flavoursome change from the sharp vinegary taste of traditional recipes. Serve with a hot gratin of Dauphinoise Potatoes and some braised leeks for a really special meal.
We all know that pork and apples go together like love and marriage, and it couldn't be proved any better than in this, up to the minute classic. I like to serve it with a soft mash and some buttery greens.
Picked this up off a British recipe site and thought it sounded delightful. Fall is the perfect time for pork and apples and this one has a creamy sauce too! Cant wait to try it, and its made on the stove top in one pan!!!!!
A delicious & extremely "grown up" soup recipe, and made with my favourite cheese, the King of Cheeses - Stilton! I make this every New Year's Eve and it is often on the menu throughout the rest of the year as well. It is excellent served as an elegant appetiser for Dinner Parties, as well as being wonderful for a romantic supper for two. This is a much-adapted recipe from Delia Smith's Christmas recipe book - one of my all time favourites. Be careful not to boil the soup when re-heating.
One of the ladies in my mother's group made us this chicken on the barbecue for lunch one week. We all loved it, and I am putting her recipe here for safe keeping. Chris suggests making extra as they are excellent cold, too! They are very easy to make. Cook time includes time to marinate in the fridge.
A lovely pork recipe from the Pup's Cider website (ingredients as listed there). The Marquis de Saint-Loup Pommeau is listed behind the Pup's Harvest Hard Cider because it isn't recognized at this point- please take note that it is another ingredient needed until I can add it properly. ;) Also, please note that the recipe calls for Pup's brand boiled cider - it isn't actually asking you to "boil" cider.
**I haven't made this recipe yet, but it looked delicious and i hope to try it as soon as I locate the ingredients**