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Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto with Hollandaise Sauce

Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto with Hollandaise Sauce

John has popped together a recipe below to help you make the most of the fresh English asparagus that’s now in season. He says: “Asparagus recipes are very simple, but are particular favourites in the restaurant, especially with the rich silky buttery-ness of Hollandaise and crisp saltiness of the Prosciutto. 4ptns. Vegetarian alternative is to […]

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Roast Loin of Somerset Pork

Roast Loin of Somerset Pork with Chestnut and Pheasant Forcemeat Stuffing, Red Wine Sauce, Celeriac and Vanilla Mash Serves 4 2 Pork Tenderloins trimmed of sinew and with tail end removed or 1kg pork loin, skin removed and cooked separately for crackling 6 slices Prosciutto 1 Pheasant, skin and feathers removed (check for shot if […]

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Saffron Quinoa with Toasted Halloumi, Roast Vegetables and Honey Baked Figs

This is a beautiful combination of seasonal produce and a Mediterranean diet and very popular in the restaurant as a vegetarian option, writes our chef and the hotel’s co-owner, John. The quinoa is very nutrient rich, the fresh vegetables provide a good percentage of your daily requirements and the natural sugars in the honey and […]

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Holnicote Venison carpaccio with parmesan tweel, micro herbs, olive oil and balsamic glaze

We’re looking for traditional Exmoor recipes

We’re on the hunt this autumn and winter (2015) for unusual traditional Exmoor recipes we can incorporate into our Christmas and New Year menus. We’re hoping to hear from anyone who has recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. We’ve heard of Exmoor Scones, Somerset Pound Cake, Exmoor Faggots and Old Somerset […]

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Recipes for the future

If you cut recipes from magazines, then now is the time to organise all those bits of paper into a sensible book, binder or box so you can easily find what you’re looking for when you need it. With the evenings getting darker and darker, there’s not much to distract us from our firesides, so […]

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Fig and almond tart

Fig tart recipe

Makes 10 portions in a 22cm Tart Ring Sweet pastry You will need: 125gms butter 90gm Caster sugar 1 egg 250gms Plain flour Beat the sugar and butter together in a food blender, add the egg and beat for 30 seconds. Add flour and blend until a paste/dough. Do not over mix or the pastry […]

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